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The Best Annette Bening Movies

Updated November 15, 2019 1.2k votes 300 voters 26.9k views28 items

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

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

With films ranging from Love Affair to Richard III, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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

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    Open Range is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Open Range

    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall

    Released2003

    Directed byKevin Costner

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    Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Bugsy

    Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley

    Released1991

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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    The American President is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    The American President

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner... more on Wikipedia

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    The Women is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    The Women

    Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan

    Released2008

    Directed byDiane English

    The Women is a 2008 American comedy film written, produced and directed by Diane English. The... more on Wikipedia

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    Regarding Henry is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Regarding Henry

    Harrison Ford, Annette Bening

    Released1991

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Regarding Henry is a 1991 American film drama starring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening,... more on Wikipedia
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    American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

    Released1999

    Directed bySam Mendes

    American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive... more on Wikipedia
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    Mrs. Harris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Mrs. Harris

    Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley

    Released2006

    Directed byPhyllis Nagy

    Mrs. Harris is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Phyllis Nagy. The teleplay,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Grifters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    The Grifters

    Annette Bening, John Cusack

    Released1990

    Directed byStephen Frears

    The Grifters is a 1990 neo-noir film directed by Stephen Frears, produced by Martin Scorsese,... more on Wikipedia

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    Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Mars Attacks!

    Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byTim Burton

    Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Love Affair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Love Affair

    Pierce Brosnan, Annette Bening

    Released1994

    Directed byGlenn Gordon Caron

    Love Affair is a 1994 romantic drama film, and a remake of the 1939 film of the same name. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Guilty by Suspicion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Guilty by Suspicion

    Robert De Niro, Annette Bening

    Released1991

    Directed byIrwin Winkler

    Guilty by Suspicion is a 1991 film about the Hollywood blacklist and associated activities... more on Wikipedia
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    The Siege is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    The Siege

    Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington

    Released1998

    Directed byEdward Zwick

    In 1996 Nestor Cerpa and his Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) took over 400 people... more on Wikipedia

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    Valmont is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Valmont

    Annette Bening, Colin Firth

    Released1989

    Directed byMiloš Forman

    Valmont is a 1989 French-American drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Colin... more on Wikipedia
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    Sesame Street: Cookie Monster' is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Annette Bening

    Released2003

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    Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

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    Hemingway & Fuentes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Hemingway & Fuentes

    Anthony Hopkins, Annette Bening

    Released2014

    Directed byAndy Garcia

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    Postcards from the Edge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Postcards from the Edge

    Meryl Streep, Annette Bening

    Released1990

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Postcards from the Edge is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The... more on Wikipedia

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    The Report is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    The Report

    Adam Driver, Annette Bening

    Released2019

    Directed byScott Z. Burns

    The Report is a 2019 American drama film directed by Scott Z. Burns. Senate staffer Daniel... more on Wikipedia
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    Ruby Sparks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Ruby Sparks

    Annette Bening, Deborah Ann Woll

    Released2012

    Directed byValerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

    Ruby Sparks is a 2012 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie... more on Wikipedia
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    Being Julia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Being Julia

    Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons

    Released2004

    Directed byIstván Szabó

    Being Julia is a 2004 comedy-drama film directed by István Szabó and starring Annette Bening... more on Wikipedia
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    Girl Most Likely is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Girl Most Likely

    Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening

    Released2012

    Directed byRobert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman

    Girl Most Likely is a 2012 comedy film written by Michelle Morgan and directed by Shari... more on Wikipedia
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    Mother and Child is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Mother and Child

    Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington

    Released2009

    Directed byRodrigo García

    Mother and Child is an American drama film directed and written by Rodrigo García. It... more on Wikipedia
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    The Kids Are All Right is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    The Kids Are All Right

    Julianne Moore, Annette Bening

    Released2010

    Directed byLisa Cholodenko

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    The Great Outdoors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    The Great Outdoors

    Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1988

    Directed byHoward Deutch

    The Great Outdoors is a 1988 American comedy film starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. Annette... more on Wikipedia

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    Richard III is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Annette Bening Movies
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    Richard III

    Robert Downey Jr., Ian McKellen

    Released1995

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

    Richard III is a 1995 drama film adapted from William Shakespeare's play of the same name,... more on Wikipedia

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