Driving Miss Daisy

Lists: Drama, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1980s, Best Picture nominee 1980 to 1989

Brief Synopsis: "The story of an old Jewish widow named Daisy Werthan and her relationship with her colored chauffeur Hoke. From an initial mere work relationship grew in 25 years a strong friendship between the two very different characters in a time when those types of relationships where shunned upon. Oscar winning tragic comedy with a star-studded cast and based on a play of the same name by Alfred Uhry."

Overall Ranking: 2017 (Rank from 1989: # 22)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 14.29%
Regular 57.14%
Half-Popped 14.29%
Stale 14.29%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Morgan Freeman (Hoke Colburn)
  • Jessica Tandy (Daisy Werthan)
  • Dan Aykroyd (Boolie Werthan)
  • Patti LuPone (Florine Werthan)
  • Esther Rolle (Idella)
  • Joann Havrilla (Miss McClatchey)
  • William Hall Jr. (Oscar)
  • Clarice F. Geigerman (Nonie)
  • Muriel Moore (Miriam)
  • Sylvia Kaler (Beulah)
  • Bruce Beresford (Director)
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