Love her or hate her, Sex in the City star Sarah Jessica Parker is a major player in the entertainment world. Right now, Sex and the City 2 is receiving a lot of hype (including a lot of advertising and a lot of bad reviews). Sarah Jessica Parker, though, is more than just Carrie Bradshaw.
Here’s a look at the best Sarah Jessica Parker movies other than Sex and the City. So, if you love SATC and want to see more of Parker, then this list is for you. Or, if like me, you never got into SATC, here are Sarah Jessica Parker films that you can still enjoy.
All the way back in 1984, Sarah Jessica Parker played Rusty in the classic movie Footloose. Kevin Bacon is remembered for starring in this musical, but he wasn’t the only young actor to go on to a huge career after Footloose. You may not remember her, but rent Footloose and you’ll spot a young Sarah Jessica Parker. This movie has now become retro-cool, and there’s a new stage musical based on the film and talks of a remake.
Speaking of nostalgic 80s movies, SJP also has a small role in the 80s children’s scifi movie Flight of the Navigator.
Although Parker is known for her sitcom Sex and the City, she’s done some less mainstream work as well. In 1995, she was one of the stars in the quirky Tim Burton film Ed Wood. The case also included Johnny Depp (what Tim Burton film doesn’t?), Martin Landau, Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette, and others. Despite being generally unknown, this movie received a lot of critical praise, and is considered by many fans to be Burton’s best film. Parker’s performance in Ed Wood shows that there could be more to her than it seems.
Sesame Beginnings: Moving Together
That’s right, SJP was in a Sesame Street movie. Maybe she did it because she has kids of her own. Maybe she liked the street when she was younger. At any rate, for a woman known for her role in Sex in the City and her position as super-skinny fashionista, it’s refreshing to see her do something so un-glamorous. Sesame Street: Moving Together is a good DVD for young children with lots of music, dancing, and movement. OK, it doesn’t require big acting skills, and it’s definitely not the role that Sarah Jessica Parker will be famous for. It still makes me glad though.
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Did You Hear About the Morgans?, starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant, is a thoroughly entertaining romantic comedy. As far as rom-com’s go, it’s pretty good. Yes, it’s pretty predictable. Who cares? It’s still sweet and funny. I didn’t expect to like Parker in it, but she had some good moments (like considering whether she’d rather move to the countryside or die in New York City). I for one sincerely hope that the SATC series will finally be laid to rest, but Did You Hear About the Morgans? shows that SJP could have a promising Sex-free career ahead of her.
The Internet Movie Database