The Best Kathy Bates Movies Films

The Best Kathy Bates Movies

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List of the best Kathy Bates movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. We all became Katy Bate's "number one fan" after her Oscar-winning performance in Misery. Kathy Bates'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 Kathy Bates movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Kathy Bates movies will be at the top of the list. Kathy Bates has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Kathy Bates movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Kathy Bates films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including Fried Green Tomatoes and Titanic.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kathy Bates movies?" and "What are the greatest Kathy Bates roles of all time?" If you're a fan of Kathy Bates' bone-chilling performances, you might also enjoy our list of best James Caan movies and best Jessica Lang movies.

Kathy Bates has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Tyler Perry and Robert Altman. Kathy Bates has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Alfre Woodard and Margo Martindale in terms of fame and success.

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    Misery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

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    Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris O'Donnell

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    Dolores Claiborne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    The Blind Side is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

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    A Home of Our Own is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Edward Furlong, Kathy Bates, Soon-Tek Oh

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    The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

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    Annie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming

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    The Family That Preys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Tyler Perry, Taraji P. Henson, Kathy Bates

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    About Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, June Squibb

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    My Sister's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    My Sister's Keeper Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Perkins, Lynn Redgrave

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    Primary Colors is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher

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    Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Dakota Fanning

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    Failure to Launch is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew McConaughey

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    Unconditional Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Julie Andrews, Dan Aykroyd, Kathy Bates

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    Dragonfly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kevin Costner, Kathy Bates, Linda Hunt

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    Fred Claus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Spacey

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    Rat Race is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Smart, John Cleese

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    P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

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    Come Back to the Five and Dime... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies
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    Men Don't Leave is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Cusack

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    Midnight in Paris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

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    A Civil Action is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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    The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen

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    Bee Movie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Oprah Winfrey, Sting, Chris Rock

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    Around the World in 80 Days is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maggie Q, Jackie Chan

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    Love Liza is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kathy Bates, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Tobolowsky

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    Diabolique is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Sharon Stone, Kathy Bates, J.J. Abrams

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    Arthur 2: On the Rocks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Liza Minnelli, Kathy Bates, Dudley Moore

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    Dick Tracy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Jennifer Connelly, Keanu Reeves, Jon Hamm

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    Chéri is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Kathy Bates, Felicity Jones

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    The War at Home is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen

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    Little Black Book is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Rashida Jones, Brittany Murphy, Kathy Bates

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    Revolutionary Road is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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    American Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Colin Farrell, Ali Larter, Kathy Bates

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    The Bridge of San Luis Rey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Robert De Niro, Kathy Bates, Harvey Keitel

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    Signs of Life is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Angus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek, George C. Scott

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    Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift, Anne Hathaway

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    Personal Effects is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Personal Effects Michelle Pfeiffer, Ashton Kutcher, Kathy Bates

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    Shadows and Fog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Madonna, Jodie Foster, Woody Allen

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    At Play in the Fields of the L... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kathy Bates, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah

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    My Best Friend Is a Vampire is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kathy Bates, David Warner, Rene Auberjonois

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    Straight Time is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Gary Busey

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    Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen

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    You May Not Kiss the Bride is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Katharine McPhee, Mena Suvari, Kathy Bates

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    The Late Shift is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kathy Bates, Ed Begley, Jr.

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    Warm Springs is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Kathy Bates, Felicia Day, Kenneth Branagh

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    Christmas Is Here Again is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kathy Bates Movies

    Jay Leno, Kathy Bates, Ed Asner

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