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List of all movies directed by John Sayles ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by John Sayles are listed here and include movie posters and John Sayles movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by John Sayles as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest John Sayles movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top John Sayles film is can be factored into this list.

From John Sayles's studio films to John Sayles's independent films, this John Sayles filmography keeps tabs on all John Sayles movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

A list made up of movies like Matewan and The Brother from Another Planet.

If you’re wondering “what movies did John Sayles direct?” or “who is John Sayles?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by John Sayles?” and “what's a good selection of good John Sayles movies?”

If you're wanting to get into John Sayles films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent John Sayles works.

All John Sayles director credits are included. This list of every movie that John Sayles has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the John Sayles movie is and which actors starred in the John Sayles film.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Denzel Washington are among the many great actors who have worked on a John Sayles movie.

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Lone Star Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand

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Matewan James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell

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The Secret of Roan Inish Susan Lynch, John Lynch, Mick Lally

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Passion Fish Angela Bassett, Alfre Woodard, Mary McDonnell

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Eight Men Out Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd, John Cusack

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The Brother from Another Planet David Strathairn, Joe Morton, John Sayles

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Limbo Kris Kristofferson, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, David Strathairn

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Return of the Secaucus 7 David Strathairn, John Sayles, Adam LeFevre

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Silver City Maria Bello, Daryl Hannah, Tim Roth

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City of Hope Angela Bassett, Gina Gershon, Chris Cooper

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Sunshine State Angela Bassett, Mary Steenburgen, Edie Falco

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Men with Guns Mandy Patinkin, Damián Alcázar, Kathryn Grody

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Lianna Chris Elliott, John Sayles, Linda Griffiths

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Baby It's You Robert Downey Jr., Rosanna Arquette, Vincent Spano

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Amigo Chris Cooper, Dane DeHaan, Garret Dillahunt

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Honeydripper Danny Glover, Mary Steenburgen, Charles S. Dutton

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Casa de los Babys Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daryl Hannah, Mary Steenburgen

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