A J Langer
image source

There is one most important thing which unites movies like The People Under the Stairs (1991), The Killing Box (1993), Kristin’s Christmas Past (2013) with TV shows like Drexell’s Class (1991), Three Sisters (2001) and Private Practice (2011–12). The common similarity which they all have is the presence of now-former American actress Allison Joy Courtenay, Countess of Devon who is also popularly known as A. J. Langer.

She had her first acting stint in 1991 and went on to star in 10s of movies and TV shows to the delight of many of her fans. Aside from her highly praised works, she also has a couple of others that had mixed to negative reviews. Here is a compilation of A. J. Langer movies and TV shows rated from the best to the worst as determined by critic opinions, ratings on film review websites as well as their performances in the box office.

A. J. Langer Movies and TV Shows – Best to Worst

1My So-Called Life (1994–95)

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

TV.com Rating: 8.6

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 100% Tomatometer, 95% Audience score

Box Office: N/A

Starring Claire Danes, Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Devon Gummersall, A. J. Langer and others, My So-Called Life was a show loved by many people as it portrayed the difficulties and harsh realities of being a teenager which many people face as against the light, fun-filled time teenagehood is assumed to be. While the show ran, it highlighted issues like teenage alcoholism, school violence, alcoholism, child abuse, homelessness, homophobia, adultery and many other ills of the society prevalent in the 1990s and even at this time.

In the TV show, A.J Langer played the character of wild, and rebellious Rayanne Graff the friend of Angela Chase (Claire Danes) a fellow teen in the lead role. Angela struggles with finding her identity but despite all the travails, he remains responsible and cool-headed.

2Eyes (2005)

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

TV.com Rating: N/A

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A

Box Office: N/A

Eyes was an ABC TV show which brought together an ensemble of casts which included Tim Daly acting as Harlan Judd, Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon as Nora Gage, A. J. Langer as Meg Bardo, Laura Leighton as Leslie Town, Eric Mabius as Jeff McCann, Rick Worthy as Chris Didion and Natalie Zea as Trish Agermeyer.

The film portrayed events that happen in Judd Risk Management, a firm that uses high tech gadgets to investigate people for their clients, recover money for them but at the same time, the employees in the firm kept secrets from each other. Despite the interesting storyline the series was developing into, ABC canceled the series after its first season. Be that as it may, Eyes still stands out as one of the most highly rated A J Langer movies and TV shows to watch.

3It’s Like, You Know… (1999–2001)

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

TV.com Rating: 7.9

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: Tomatometer 46%

Box Office: N/A

Another ABC television series which A. J. Langer starred in is this American sitcom which also had in its cast Chris Eigeman, Jennifer Grey, Steven Eckholdt, and Evan Handler. In the TV show which ran from March 24, 1999 to January 5, 2000, Arthur Garment (played by Steven Eckholdt), a Manhattan writer arrived in Los Angeles with an intention to treat his readers to a bitter satire of what he feels about LA culture. As he went about this, several other things came to play in his life which tore him between the hatred he previously formed about L.A and his new fondness for the same city he is now living in. A. J. Langer played the role of Lauren Woods in the series while it lasted.

The show ran for 2 seasons in a total of 32 episodes before it was canceled by ABC. Part of the reason for its cancellation was the sudden popularity of reality television series and ABC’s decision to dedicate it’s primetime for airing Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

4The People Under the Stairs (1991)

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

TV.com Rating: N/A

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: Tomatometer 63%, 58% Audience score

Box Office: Budget $6 million, Revenue $31.4 million

Fourth on our list as one of the best A J Langer movies is this 1991 American horror comedy film which starred Brandon Adams, Everett McGill, Wendy Robie, and Ving Rhames alongside Langer in lead roles.

The horror film told the story of Poindexter Williams [Fool] played by Brandon Adams who on his 13th birthday decided to rob the mansion of an evil landlord who evicted his family from their ghetto apartment. He, however, discovered that the house was filled with horror and had as its occupants the incestuous, serial killer siblings played by Everett McGill and Wendy Robie and the boys who they kidnap, maim and send to live in a sealed-off basement with the rest of their victims. Poindexter, however, discovered that the couple has a daughter named Alice which was played by A.J Langer. He tries to rescue her as well as other prisoners in the house.

5Kristin’s Christmas Past (2013)

IMDb Rating: 6.4/10

TV.com Rating: N/A

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 38% Audience score

Box Office: N/A

Kristin’s Christmas Past is A.J Langer’s last known film in 2013. In the film, she played the character of Debby while in lead roles, we saw the likes of Shiri Appleby as Kristin Cartwell, Hannah Marks as Kristin Cartwell, Judd Nelson as Glenn Cartwell, and Elizabeth Mitchell as Barbara Cartwell.

The film was about a certain 40-year-old Kristin Cartwell who slept on Christmas eve and woke up the Christmas morning of 17 years ago. She is confronted with the realities of her worst Christmas ever being that she is estranged from her family but at the same time, she has the opportunity to make things right which she did.

Though Langer didn’t play the lead character in the film, Kristin’s Christmas Past is always a ready mention in any list of the best A J Langer movies and TV shows. Similarly, the film didn’t also have a terrible rating on film review sites.

6Three Sisters (2001–2002)

IMDb Rating: 6.3/10

TV.com Rating: N/A

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A

Box Office: N/A

Between January 9, 2001, to February 5, 2002, the American situational comedy television series titled Three Sisters aired on NBC. The series starred David Alan Basche as Steven Keats, Edward Kerr as Jasper ‘Jake’ Riley, Katherine LaNasa as Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats, Dyan Cannon as Honey Bernstein-Flynn, Vicki Lewis as Nora Bernstein-Flynn and Peter Bonerz as George Bernstein-Flynn.

What do you imagine life to be like for a man [Steven Keats] who married his longtime girlfriend [Bess Bernstein-Flynn Keats] only to have her two sisters [ Nora Bernstein-Flynn and Annie Bernstein-Flynn] move in to live with them? Three Sisters gave answers to that. A.J played the character of a teen member of the Bernstein-Flynn family [Annie Bernstein-Flynn] who seems to be stuck in her teen years and still wondering what she wanted out of life. The sitcom ran successfully on NBC for two seasons.

7Escape from L.A (1996)

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10

TV.com Rating: 7.8

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 52% Tomatometer, 39% Audience score

Box Office: Budget $50 million, Revenue $25.5 million

Escape from L.A. is a 1996 postapocalyptic action film that gave us a peek into a future when Los Angeles has been taken over by criminals and criminal activities. Furthermore, an earthquake happened which turned the city into an island. A containment wall got built around the island with watchtowers manned by well-armed soldiers built around it.

Later on, a A theocratic president (played by Cliff Robertson) who is elected for life emerges and begins ruling America. He brought in a set of moral rules which anyone who disobeyed will be sent to L.A to live out the rest of their lives. As a result of this, the president had many enemies who are willing to do anything to take power from him and create what they felt was a better world.

Cuervo Jones [played by Georges Corraface], a Peruvian revolutionary was able to gain access to the U.S presiden’t most deadly weapon “Sword of Damocles” through his daughter Utopia which was played by A.J. Langer. In the end, Cuervo was later killed by Snake Plissken [played by Kurt Russell], a condemned criminal hired by the govt for that very purpose. Snake equally saved Utopia from being executed and the duo thereafter began a new world.

8Arcade (1993)

IMDb Rating: 4.7/10

TV.com Rating: N/A

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 30% Audience score

Box Office: N/A

Arcade is another of the lowly rated A J Langer movies. It is a B-movie science fiction/horror film. The film was about a teenager Megan Ward played by Alex Manning and her friends. They went to test out a new video game titled Arcade only to get trapped in the video game because they lost. As the storyline in the film goes, this was possible because the game was developed using the brain cells of a boy who was killed by his mother. Alex and her friends were later freed from the virtual prison and were also able to free the evil little boy through the help of the game’s developer.

9And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird (1998)

IMDb Rating: 4.6/10

TV.com Rating: NA

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: Audience score 31%

Box Office: N/A

And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird is a science-fiction family film which had an interesting story it tried to succeed at telling. The film was about Joshua (Joshua John Miller) and Max (Edan Gross) who set out to build an advanced robot with artificial intelligence which can be able to help their mother with her household chores. The robot, however, got possessed by their late father’s spirit and the boys were nothing short of happy to have their father back. But, they soon come to the reality that the very people who stole their father’s work are also after their robot. Their father via the Robot was able to protect them and even enabled them to sell their Robot idea to a rich Texan investor. Afterward, he returned to the afterlife.

The film didn’t star A.J. Langer in a lead role but her portrayal of Beth Allen wasn’t enough to earn it a mention as one of her best works. Sadly, And You Thought Your Parents Were Weird is one of the worst A J Langer movies.

See Also: 15 Of The Finest Robin Williams Movies You Need To See

10Meet the Deedles (1998)

IMDb Rating: 4.0/10

TV.com Rating: N/A

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4% Tomatometer, 38% Audience score

Box Office: Budget $24 million, Revenue $4.4 million

After Meet the Deedles was released in 1998, it was greeted with negative reviews with critics categorically labeling it as a poor production which attempted to revive films like the American science fiction comedy film – Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989), and the comedy film Dumb and Dumber (1994). Apparently, the film didn’t fare any better in the box office as it made only $4.4 million from a budget of $24 million. As a result of this, Meet the Deedles readily finds a spot on any list of the worst A J Langer movies and TV shows.

A. J. Langer played the character of Lt. Jesse Ryan in the film, the stepdaughter of Captain Pine played by John Ashton, the commanding park ranger in a camp situated in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="4" data-matched-content-ui-type="image_stacked" data-ad-format="autorelaxed">
SHARE