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Best Ellen Burstyn Movies

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List of the best Ellen Burstyn movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ellen Burstyn's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Ellen Burstyn movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ellen Burstyn movies will be at the top of the list. Ellen Burstyn has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ellen Burstyn movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ellen Burstyn films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Ellen Burstyn role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ellen Burstyn performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items on this list include The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond and Within These Walls.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ellen Burstyn movies?" and "What are the greatest Ellen Burstyn roles of all time?"


Brett Ratner and Joel Schumacher have both worked with Ellen Burstyn over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Ellen Burstyn your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Brian Dennehy and Gena Rowlands films lists too.


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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Harvey Keitel

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    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

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    Ellen Page, Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Zegers

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    Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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    Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar

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    Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth

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    Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman, Art Carney

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    Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton

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    Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn

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    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn

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    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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    Ann-Margret, Chris Evans, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Renée Zellweger, Tim Roth, Ellen Burstyn

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    Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin

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    Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn, Melissa Leo

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    Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff, Sean Connery

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    Ellen Burstyn, Tom Skerritt, Gordon Pinsent

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    Rachael Leigh Cook, Ellen Burstyn, Marla Sokoloff

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    Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix

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    Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Ellen Burstyn

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    Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn

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    Elizabeth Banks, Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn

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    Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy García

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    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto

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    Ann-Margret, Gene Hackman, Ellen Burstyn

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    Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde

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    Orlando Bloom, Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn

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    Rock Hudson, Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn

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    Kat Dennings, Evan Rachel Wood, Edward Norton

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    Tina Louise, Ellen Burstyn, Nancy Sinatra

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    Robin Williams, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn

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    Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz, Ellen Burstyn

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    Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Kieran Bew

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    Ellen Burstyn, Mary McDonnell, Ted Levine

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    Julia Roberts, Ellen Burstyn, Alex Trebek

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    Christina Ricci, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener

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    Clint Eastwood, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Fonda

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    Mark Hamill, Ellen Burstyn, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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    Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Ellen Burstyn

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    Ellen Burstyn, Melina Mercouri, Andreas Voutsinas

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    Into Thin Air Ellen Burstyn, Tate Donovan, Robert Prosky

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    Kevin Spacey, Fred Savage, Ellen Burstyn

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    Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Sevigny

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    Ellen Burstyn, Gabriel Macht, Renee O'Connor

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dana Delany, Ellen Burstyn

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    Ellen Burstyn, Meg Tilly, Barnard Hughes

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