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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.


Best Ellen Burstyn Movies Films
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    Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern

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    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

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    Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth

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    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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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, Larry Hagman, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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    Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton

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    Bryce Dallas Howard, Ann-Margret, Chris Evans

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    Jack Nicholson, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern

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    Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff, Sean Connery

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    Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy Garcia

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    Renée Zellweger, Tim Roth, Ellen Burstyn

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    Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn

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    Ellen Burstyn, Tom Skerritt, Gordon Pinsent

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    Ellen Page, Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Zegers

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    Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn

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    Rock Hudson, Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn

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    Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn, Melissa Leo

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    Rachael Leigh Cook, Ellen Burstyn, Marla Sokoloff

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    Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Ellen Burstyn

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    Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix

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    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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    Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin

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    Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Martin Landau Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto

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    Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde

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    Orlando Bloom, Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn

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    Ellen Burstyn, Mary McDonnell, Ted Levine

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    Tina Louise, Ellen Burstyn, Nancy Sinatra

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    Julia Roberts, Ellen Burstyn, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Christina Ricci, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener

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    Kat Dennings, Evan Rachel Wood, Edward Norton

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    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Sean Penn

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    Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz, Ellen Burstyn

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    Ellen Burstyn, Melina Mercouri, Andreas Voutsinas

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    Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis

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    Brush With Fate Glenn Close, Ellen Burstyn, Kelly Macdonald

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    Jon Voight, Jeff Daniels, Ellen Burstyn

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    Kevin Spacey, Fred Savage, Ellen Burstyn

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    Into Thin Air Ellen Burstyn, Tate Donovan, Robert Prosky

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    Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Sevigny

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    Ann-Margret, Gene Hackman, Ellen Burstyn

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dana Delany, Ellen Burstyn

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    Ellen Burstyn, Samantha Mathis, Michael Imperioli

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    Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Ellen Burstyn

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    Teri Garr, Ellen Burstyn, Alan Bates

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    Mark Hamill, Ellen Burstyn, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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    Mermaid Ellen Burstyn, Samantha Mathis, Jodelle Ferland

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