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The Best Aidan Quinn Movies

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List of the best Aidan Quinn movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Aidan Quinn'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 Aidan Quinn movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Aidan Quinn movies will be at the top of the list. Aidan Quinn has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Aidan Quinn movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Aidan Quinn films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

You can rank all of these films, from Benny & Joon to Cavedweller.

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  • Reckless1
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    Reckless

    Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Grey

    Released1984

    Directed byJames Foley

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  • The Assignment2
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    The Assignment

    Ben Kingsley, Donald Sutherland

    Released1997

    Directed byChristian Duguay

    The Assignment is a 1997 spy thriller film directed by Christian Duguay and starring Aidan...  more
  • Legends of the Fall3
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    Legends of the Fall

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1994

    Directed byEdward Zwick

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  • Michael Collins4
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    Michael Collins

    Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson

    Released1996

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring...  more
  • The Mission5
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    The Mission

    Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson

    Released1986

    Directed byRoland Joffé

    The Mission is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th...  more

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  • A Shine of Rainbows6
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    A Shine of Rainbows

    Connie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn

    Released2010

    Directed byVic Sarin

    A Shine of Rainbows, also known as Tomás and the Rainbows, is a 2009 Irish family drama,...  more
  • An Early Frost7
    20
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    An Early Frost

    Bill Paxton, Aidan Quinn

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Erman

    An Early Frost is a landmark 1985 TV movie, and the first major film, made for television or...  more
  • The Playboys8
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    The Playboys

    Robin Wright, Albert Finney

    Released1992

    Directed byGillies MacKinnon

    The Playboys is a 1992 drama film written by Shane Connaughton and Kerry Crabbe, directed by...  more
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  • At Play in the Fields of the Lord9
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    At Play in the Fields of the Lord

    Kathy Bates, John Lithgow

    Released1991

    Directed byHéctor Babenco

    At Play in the Fields of the Lord is a 1991 adventure drama film directed by Héctor Babenco,...  more

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  • Stolen Summer10
    19
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    Stolen Summer

    Brian Dennehy, Aidan Quinn

    Released2002

    Directed byProject Greenlight, Pete Jones

    Stolen Summer is a 2002 drama film about a Catholic boy who befriends a terminally ill Jewish...  more
  • Flipped11
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    Flipped

    Stefanie Scott, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released2010

    Directed byRob Reiner

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  • Practical Magic12
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    Practical Magic

    Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock

    Released1998

    Directed byGriffin Dunne

    Practical Magic is a 1998 American romantic comedy film based on the 1995 novel of the same...  more

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  • This Is My Father13
    18
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    This Is My Father

    John Cusack, James Caan

    Released1998

    Directed byPaul Quinn

    This Is My Father is a 1998 Irish-American film directed by Paul Quinn. It tells the story of...  more
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  • Sarah's Key14
    15
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    Sarah's Key

    Kristin Scott Thomas, Aidan Quinn

    Released2010

    Directed byGilles Paquet-Brenner

    Sarah's Key is a 2010 French drama directed and co-written by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and an...  more
  • Crusoe15
    17
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    Crusoe

    Oliver Platt, Timothy Spall

    Released1989

    Directed byCaleb Deschanel

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    15
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    Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

    Jim Caviezel, Claire Forlani

    Released2004

    Directed byRowdy Herrington

    Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius is a 2004 biographical drama film based on the life of Bobby...  more
  • Benny & Joon17
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    Benny & Joon

    Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore

    Released1993

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

    Benny & Joon is a 1993 romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about how two...  more

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  • In Dreams18
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    In Dreams

    Robert Downey Jr., Annette Bening

    Released1999

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    In Dreams is a 1999 psychological thriller film directed by Neil Jordan. It stars Annette...  more

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  • Blink19
    22
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    Blink

    Madeleine Stowe, Laurie Metcalf

    Released1994

    Directed byMichael Apted

    Blink is a 1994 neo-noir thriller film starring Madeleine Stowe and Aidan Quinn. Director...  more
  • The Stars Fell on Henrietta20
    14
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    The Stars Fell on Henrietta

    Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton

    Released1995

    Directed byJames Keach

    The Stars Fell on Henrietta is a 1995 drama film from Warner Bros., directed by James Keach...  more
  • The 5th Quarter21
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    The 5th Quarter

    Andie MacDowell, Aidan Quinn

    Released2011

    Directed byRick Bieber

    The 5th Quarter is a 2010 American film written, directed and produced by Rick Bieber based on...  more
  • Avalon22
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    Avalon

    Elijah Wood, Elizabeth Perkins

    Released1990

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    Avalon is a 1990 drama film directed by Barry Levinson. It is the third in Levinson's...  more
  • The Lemon Sisters23
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    The Lemon Sisters

    Diane Keaton, Nathan Lane

    Released1990

    Directed byJoyce Chopra

    The Lemon Sisters is a 1990 American film from Miramax Films directed by Joyce Chopra and...  more
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  • Wild Child24
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    Wild Child

    Emma Roberts, Alex Pettyfer

    Released2008

    Directed byNick Moore

    Wild Child is a 2008 British-French-American teen romantic comedy-drama film starring Emma...  more

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  • The Eclipse25
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    The Eclipse

    Ciarán Hinds, Aidan Quinn

    Released2009

    Directed byConor McPherson

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