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The Best Allison Janney Movies

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

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

A list made up of films like ...First Do No Harm and Strangers with Candy.

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


  • 1

    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union
    10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and...  more

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  • 2

    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe
    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by...  more

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    #37 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time#57 of 534 The Best Animated Films Ever

  • 3


    Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page
    Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by...  more

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  • 4

    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening
    American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive...  more

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    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer
    Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical...  more

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    Drop Dead Gorgeous

    Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst
    This film is a 1999 American black comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring...  more

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  • 7

    The Hours

    Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep
    The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring...  more

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  • 8

    Over the Hedge

    Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis
    Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from...  more

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  • 9


    Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio
    Celebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay...  more

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  • 10

    Away We Go

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph
    Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and...  more
  • 11

    Our Very Own

    Allison Janney, Autumn Reeser
    Our Very Own is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Cameron Watson. The...  more
  • 12

    The Help

    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain
    The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted...  more

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  • 13

    Big Night

    Liev Schreiber, Isabella Rossellini
    Big Night is a 1996 American motion picture drama with comedic overtones directed by Campbell...  more
  • 14

    The Ice Storm

    Katie Holmes, Christina Ricci
    The Ice Storm is a 1997 American drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of...  more
  • 15

    Primary Colors

    John Travolta, Emma Thompson
    Primary Colors is a 1998 drama film based on the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, a...  more

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  • 16

    The Object of My Affection

    Jennifer Aniston, Hayden Panettiere
    The Object of My Affection is a 1998 romantic comedy film, adapted from the book of the same...  more

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  • 17


    Anna Paquin, Matt Damon
    Margaret is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Anna...  more
  • 18

    Six Days Seven Nights

    Harrison Ford, Anne Heche
    Six Days Seven Nights is a 1998 adventure-comedy film, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring...  more

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  • 19

    Nurse Betty

    Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock
    Nurse Betty is a 2000 American black comedy film directed by Neil LaBute starring Renée...  more

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  • 20

    The Impostors

    Woody Allen, Steve Buscemi
    The Impostors is a 1998 farce motion picture directed, written and produced by Stanley Tucci,...  more
  • 21

    Life During Wartime

    Allison Janney, Paul Reubens
    Life During Wartime is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz,...  more
  • 22

    Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

    Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones
    Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is a 2011 short action sci-fi film....
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    Pretty Ugly People

    Melissa McCarthy, Allison Janney
    Pretty Ugly People is a 2008 American comedy drama film written and directed by Tate Taylor,...  more

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    Blind Spot

    Laura Linney, Ming-Na Wen
    Blind Spot is a 1993 drama film directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno....  more
  • 25

    Liberal Arts

    Zac Efron, Elizabeth Olsen
    Liberal Arts is an American comedy-drama film. The second film directed by, written by, and...  more