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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?"

Allison Janney has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Woody Allen and Brian Robbins. Movie fans who love Allison Janney have also been known to enjoy films starring Marcia Gay Harden and Angela Bassett.

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Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gil Junger

10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and a modern retelling of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. After finding out his crush ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

Released: 1999

Directed by: Sam Mendes

American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive (Kevin Spacey) has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best ...more

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Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more

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Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tate Taylor

The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted from Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about ...more

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John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

Released: 2002

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by David Hare is based on ...more

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Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Patrick Jann

This film is a 1999 American black comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Kirsten Dunst, Allison Janney, Denise Richards, Brittany Murphy, and Amy ...more

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Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick

Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, and ...more

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Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder

Released: 1998

Directed by: Woody Allen

Celebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay describes the divergent paths a couple takes following their divorce.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels

Released: 2009

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and written by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. The film stars John Krasinski, ...more

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Allison Janney, Autumn Reeser, Cheryl Hines

Released: 2005

Directed by: Cameron Watson

Our Very Own is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Cameron Watson. The screenplay focuses on five small town teenagers whose dreams of a better life have been inspired by the ...more
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John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher

Released: 1998

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Primary Colors is a 1998 drama film based on the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, a roman à clef about Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in 1992, which originally had ...more

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Liev Schreiber, Isabella Rossellini, Minnie Driver

Released: 1996

Directed by: Stanley Tucci, Campbell Scott

Big Night is a 1996 American motion picture drama with comedic overtones directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. Produced by David Kirkpatrick and Jonathan Filley for the Samuel Goldwyn ...more
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Katie Holmes, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ang Lee

The Ice Storm is a 1997 American drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Rick Moody. The film features an ensemble cast of Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey ...more
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Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2000

Directed by: Neil LaBute

Nurse Betty is a 2000 American black comedy film directed by Neil LaBute starring Renée Zellweger as a Kansas waitress who suffers a nervous breakdown and starts obsessively pursuing her ...more

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Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Six Days Seven Nights is a 1998 adventure-comedy film, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Harrison Ford and Anne Heche. The screenplay was written by Michael Browning. It was filmed on ...more

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Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2011

Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan

Margaret is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Kieran Culkin, Olivia Thirlby, and Rosemarie DeWitt. Margaret ...more
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Jennifer Aniston, Hayden Panettiere, Sarah Hyland

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

The Object of My Affection is a 1998 romantic comedy film, adapted from the book of the same title by Stephen McCauley, and starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd. The story concerns a pregnant ...more

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Ralph Fiennes, Camilla Belle, Glenn Close

Released: 2005

Directed by: Arie Posin

The Chumscrubber is a 2005 American-German comedy-drama film, directed by Arie Posin, starring an ensemble cast led by Jamie Bell. The plot, written by Posin and Zac Stanford. Some of the themes ...more

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Allison Janney, Paul Reubens, Charlotte Rampling

Released: 2009

Directed by: Todd Solondz

Life During Wartime is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz, which premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. It is a direct, but loose sequel to his 1998 film ...more
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Woody Allen, Steve Buscemi, Isabella Rossellini

Released: 1998

Directed by: Stanley Tucci

The Impostors is a 1998 farce motion picture directed, written and produced by Stanley Tucci, starring Oliver Platt, Tucci, Alfred Molina, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Buscemi, and Billy Connolly. The ...more

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Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones, Allison Janney

Released: 2011

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue is a 2011 short action sci-fi film.
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Melissa McCarthy, Allison Janney, Octavia Spencer

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Pretty Ugly People is a 2008 American comedy drama film written and directed by Tate Taylor, and starring Missi Pyle, Melissa McCarthy, and Octavia Spencer. The film is the story of a group of ...more

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Laura Linney, Ming-Na Wen, Allison Janney

Released: 1993

Directed by: Michael Toshiyuki Uno

Blind Spot is a 1993 drama film directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno.