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The War of the Roses (1989)

Kathleen Turner as "Barbara Rose"

After 17 years of marriage, Barbara (Kathleen Turner) and Oliver Rose (Michael Douglas) want out. The trouble is, neither one wants to part with their opulent home. So begins a long war between husband and wife, reaching farcical heights that leave much of the house -- not to mention their lives -- in shambles. The couple's children (Sean Astin, Heather Fairfield) watch in horror while lawyer Gavin D'Amato (Danny DeVito) tries his best to stem the bloodshed.

Golden Globe (1989) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Kathleen Turner as "Peggy Sue"

Peggy Sue Bodell (Kathleen Turner) attends her 25-year high school reunion after separating from her cheating husband, Charlie (Nicolas Cage). She regrets the decisions she has made in her life, such as getting pregnant by Charlie in high school. When she faints at the reunion, she awakens in 1960. Given the chance to relive her life, she changes many things. However, some choices are more complicated, as she begins to see young Charlie's charm and true feelings.

Academy Award (1986) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1986) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Romancing the Stone (1984)

Kathleen Turner as "Joan Wilder"

A dowdy romantic-adventure writer is hurled into a real-life adventure in the Colombian jungle in order to save her sister, who will be killed if a treasure map is not delivered to her captors. She is helped out by a brash mercenary, and together they search for the priceless gem located in the map.

Golden Globe (1984) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Body Heat (1981)

Kathleen Turner as "Matty Walker"

Shyster lawyer Ned Racine (William Hurt) begins a passionate affair with Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner), wife of a wealthy Florida businessman (Richard Crenna). With the help of one of his criminal clients, bomb maker Teddy Lewis (Mickey Rourke), Ned hatches a scheme to kill Matty's husband so that they can run away together with his money. But complications build upon double-crosses, launching the hapless lawyer into a situation far more treacherous than he imagined.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982) Nominated Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles

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