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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.

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  • The Turning Point1
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    The Turning Point

    Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft

    Released1977

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    The Turning Point is a 1977 drama film centered on the world of ballet in New York City,... more on Wikipedia
  • G.I. Jane2
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    G.I. Jane

    Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1997

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • To Be or Not to Be3
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    To Be or Not to Be

    Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks

    Released1983

    Directed byAlan Johnson

    To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Alan Johnson and produced by Mel... more on Wikipedia
  • The Graduate4
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    The Graduate

    Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft

    Released1967

    Directed byMike Nichols

    The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Malice5
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    Malice

    Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released1993

    Directed byHarold Becker

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  • The Miracle Worker6
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    The Miracle Worker

    Anne Bancroft, Patty Duke

    Released1962

    Directed byArthur Penn

    The Miracle Worker is a 1962 American biographical film directed by Arthur Penn. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jesus of Nazareth7
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    Jesus of Nazareth

    John Duttine, Claudia Cardinale

    Released1977

    Directed byFranco Zeffirelli

    Jesus of Nazareth is a 1977 British-Italian television miniseries directed by Franco... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Prisoner of Second Avenue8
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    The Prisoner of Second Avenue

    Sylvester Stallone, Anne Bancroft

    Released1975

    Directed byMelvin Frank

    The Prisoner of Second Avenue is an American black comedy play by Neil Simon, later made into... more on Wikipedia
  • Antz9
    27
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    Antz

    Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone

    Released1998

    Directed byTim Johnson, Eric Darnell

    Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks... more on Wikipedia

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  • Heartbreakers10
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    Heartbreakers

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Mirkin

    Heartbreakers is a 2001 caper-romantic comedy film directed by David Mirkin. It stars... more on Wikipedia

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  • Demetrius and the Gladiators11
    21
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    Demetrius and the Gladiators

    Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar

    Released1954

    Directed byDelmer Daves

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  • Homecoming12
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    Homecoming

    Anne Bancroft, Bonnie Bedelia

    Released1996

    Directed byMark Jean

    Homecoming is an American drama television film. On April 14, 1996, the TV film Homecoming was... more on Wikipedia
  • Point of No Return13
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    Point of No Return

    Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Badham

    Point of No Return is a 1993 American action film directed by John Badham and starring Bridget... more on Wikipedia

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  • How to Make an American Quilt14
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    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder

    Released1995

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

    How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and... more on Wikipedia
  • Torch Song Trilogy15
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    Torch Song Trilogy

    Matthew Broderick, Anne Bancroft

    Released1988

    Directed byPaul Bogart

    Torch Song Trilogy is an American comedy-drama film adapted by Harvey Fierstein from his play... more on Wikipedia

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  • Honeymoon in Vegas16
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    Honeymoon in Vegas

    Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released1992

    Directed byAndrew Bergman

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  • Young Winston17
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    Young Winston

    Anthony Hopkins, Jane Seymour

    Released1972

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Young Winston is a 1972 British film based on the early years of British Prime Minister... more on Wikipedia
  • 84 Charing Cross Road18
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    84 Charing Cross Road

    Anthony Hopkins, Judi Dench

    Released1987

    Directed byDavid Hugh Jones

    84 Charing Cross Road is a 1987 British-American drama film directed by David Jones. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 'night, Mother19
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    'night, Mother

    Anne Bancroft, Sissy Spacek

    Released1986

    Directed byTom Moore

    'night, Mother is a 1986 American drama film written by Marsha Norman. The film, which stars... more on Wikipedia
  • Home for the Holidays20
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    Home for the Holidays

    Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes

    Released1995

    Directed byJodie Foster

    Home for the Holidays is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster and produced by... more on Wikipedia

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  • Love Potion No. 921
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    Love Potion No. 9

    Sandra Bullock, Anne Bancroft

    Released1992

    Directed byDale Launer

    Love Potion No. 9 is a 1992 movie starring Sandra Bullock and Tate Donovan. Inspired by the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Silent Movie22
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    Silent Movie

    Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman

    Released1976

    Directed byMel Brooks

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  • The Hindenburg23
    12
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    The Hindenburg

    Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Wise

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  • Keeping the Faith24
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    Keeping the Faith

    Ben Stiller, Edward Norton

    Released2000

    Directed byEdward Norton

    Keeping the Faith is a 2000 American romantic comedy film written by Stuart Blumberg, and... more on Wikipedia
  • The Elephant Man25
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    The Elephant Man

    Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt

    Released1980

    Directed byDavid Lynch

    The Elephant Man is a 1980 American-British biographical film about Joseph Merrick, a severely... more on Wikipedia

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