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The Best Anne Bancroft Movies 

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

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

This list below has a variety of films, like The Naked Street and Home for the Holidays, in it.

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

David Lynch and Ridley Scott are among those who directed Anne Bancroft at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of Anne Bancroft, then check out our lists of the best Vera Miles and Jean Harlow movies as well.

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Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

Released: 1967

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke, Beah Richards

Released: 1962

Directed by: Arthur Penn

The Miracle Worker is a 1962 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn. The screenplay by William Gibson is based on his 1959 play of the same title, which originated as a 1957 ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1980

Directed by: David Lynch

The Elephant Man is a 1980 American-British biographical film about Joseph Merrick, a severely deformed man in 19th century London. The film was directed by David Lynch and stars John Hurt, ...more

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Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt

Released: 1977

Directed by: Herbert Ross

The Turning Point is a 1977 drama film centered on the world of ballet in New York City, written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. The film stars Shirley MacLaine and Anne ...more
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Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1983

Directed by: Alan Johnson

To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Alan Johnson and produced by Mel Brooks. The screenplay was written by Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, based on the original story ...more

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John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1977

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco Zeffirelli and co-written by Zeffirelli, Anthony Burgess, and Suso Cecchi d'Amico which dramatises the birth, ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin

Released: 1993

Directed by: Harold Becker

Malice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Scott Frank is based on a story by Jonas McCord. It stars Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and ...more
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Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ridley Scott

G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures and starring ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Anne Bancroft, Jack Lemmon

Released: 1975

Directed by: Melvin Frank

The Prisoner of Second Avenue is an American black comedy play by Neil Simon, later made into a film released in 1975.
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Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft, Meg Tilly

Released: 1985

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Agnes of God is a 1985 American film starring Jane Fonda, Anne Bancroft and Meg Tilly, about a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the dead child was the result of a virgin conception. A ...more
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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman, Carrie Fisher

Released: 2001

Directed by: David Mirkin

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Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1954

Directed by: Delmer Daves

Demetrius and the Gladiators is a fictional 1954 sword-and-sandal drama film and a sequel to The Robe. The picture was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank ...more

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Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel

Released: 1993

Directed by: John Badham

Point of No Return is a 1993 American action film directed by John Badham and starring Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne. It is a remake of Luc Besson's 1990 film Nikita. Maggie Hayward is found ...more

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Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Eric Darnell

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Anne Bancroft, Bonnie Bedelia, Hanna R. Hall

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mark Jean

Homecoming is an American drama television film. On April 14, 1996, the TV film Homecoming was released and aired on the American cable channel, Lifetime. The screenplay was written by ...more
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Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of the same ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruno Mars

Released: 1992

Directed by: Andrew Bergman

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Maggie Smith, Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch

Released: 1964

Directed by: Jack Clayton

The Pumpkin Eater is a 1964 British drama film starring Anne Bancroft as an unusually fertile woman and Peter Finch as her philandering husband. The film was adapted by Harold Pinter from the ...more
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Matthew Broderick, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Fierstein

Released: 1988

Directed by: Paul Bogart

Torch Song Trilogy is an American comedy-drama film adapted by Harvey Fierstein from his play of the same title. The film was directed by Paul Bogart and stars Fierstein as Arnold, Anne Bancroft ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1972

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Young Winston is a 1972 British film based on the early years of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The film was based on the book My Early Life: A Roving Commission by Winston Churchill. ...more
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Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1987

Directed by: David Hugh Jones

84 Charing Cross Road is a 1987 British-American drama film directed by David Jones. The screenplay by Hugh Whitemore is based on a play by James Roose-Evans, which itself was an adaptation of ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Holly Hunter

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jodie Foster

Home for the Holidays is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster and produced by Peggy Rajski and Foster. The screenplay was by W. D. Richter based on the short story by Chris Radant. ...more

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Anne Bancroft, Sissy Spacek, Claire Malis

Released: 1986

Directed by: Tom Moore

'night, Mother is a 1986 American drama film written by Marsha Norman. The film, which stars Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft, is based on Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. It ...more
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Sandra Bullock, Anne Bancroft, Dylan Baker

Released: 1992

Directed by: Dale Launer

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Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Mel Brooks

Released: 1976

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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