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The Best Ashley Judd Movies 

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

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

This list contains films like Double Jeopardy and Kiss the Girls.

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

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Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Campbell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

Double Jeopardy is a 1999 American mystery-thriller film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, and Bruce Greenwood. The film is about a woman who is framed.

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Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Mena Suvari

Released: 1997

Directed by: Gary Fleder

Kiss the Girls is a 1997 American psychological thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Cary Elwes. The screenplay by David Klass is based on the ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey

Released: 1996

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

This film is a 1996 drama film adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 novel of the same name, directed by Joel Schumacher. Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin Spacey ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Amanda Peet

Released: 2002

Directed by: Carl Franklin

This film is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Carl Franklin and starring Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman, reunited from the 1997 film Kiss the Girls. The screenplay by Yuri Zeltser and ...more

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Jim Carrey, Ashley Judd, Jan Hooks

Released: 1998

Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson

Simon Birch is a 1998 American comedy-drama film loosely based on A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and was directed and written for the screen by Mark Steven Johnson. The film stars Ian ...more
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Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei, Ashley Judd

Released: 2001

Directed by: Tony Goldwyn

Someone Like You is a 2001 romantic comedy film, based on Laura Zigman's novel Animal Husbandry which tells of a heartbroken woman who is looking for the reason she was dumped. The film stars ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

Released: 2002

Directed by: Callie Khouri

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 2002 American comedy-drama film starring an ensemble cast headed by Sandra Bullock, directed and written by Callie Khouri. It is based on Rebecca ...more

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Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Mann

Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Natalie Portman, Sally Field, Ashley Judd

Released: 2000

Directed by: Matt Williams

Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film directing debut. The movie stars Natalie Portman, Stockard Channing, Ashley Judd, and Joan Cusack with ...more

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Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Dorothy Lyman

Released: 1993

Directed by: Victor Nuñez

Ruby in Paradise is a 1993 film written, directed, and edited by Victor Nuñez, and starring Ashley Judd, Todd Field, Bentley Mitchum, Allison Dean, and Dorothy Lyman. It is a homage to ...more
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Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Dolphin Tale is a 2011 family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi and a book of the same name. It stars Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick, ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Judd, Andy Garcia

Released: 2004

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Twisted is a 2004 American thriller film written by Sarah Thorp and directed by Philip Kaufman. It stars Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson and Andy García. The film is set in San Francisco,
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Sheryl Crow, Ashley Judd, Alanis Morissette

Released: 2004

Directed by: Irwin Winkler

De-Lovely is a 2004 musical biopic directed by Irwin Winkler. The screenplay by Jay Cocks is based on the life and career of Cole Porter, from his first meeting with Linda Lee Thomas until his ...more

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Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Josh Charles

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tim Fywell

Norma Jean & Marilyn is a 1996 made-for-TV biographical film produced by HBO and premiered on May 18, 1996. The film featured Ashley Judd as Norma Jean Dougherty and Mira Sorvino as Marilyn ...more
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Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Ashley Judd

Released: 2002

Directed by: Julie Taymor

Frida is a 2002 Miramax/Ventanarosa biopic which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award-nominated ...more

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Bug Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick

Released: 2006

Directed by: William Friedkin

Bug is a 2006 American psychological horror film directed by William Friedkin. It stars Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon and Harry Connick, Jr.. The screenplay by Tracy Letts is based on his 1996 ...more

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Ashley Judd, Forest Whitaker, William Hurt

Released: 1995

Directed by: Paul Auster, Wayne Wang

Smoke is a 1995 American independent film. It was produced by Hisami Kuroiwa, Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein and directed by Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. Among others, it features Harvey ...more
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Ashley Judd, Laura Prepon, Jeffrey Donovan

Released: 2006

Directed by: Joey Lauren Adams

Come Early Morning is a 2006 film starring Ashley Judd and Jeffrey Donovan. It marked the directorial debut of Joey Lauren Adams. The movie was shot throughout the metropolitan Little Rock, ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 1994

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released in the ...more

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A Dog's Way Home is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ashley Judd Movies
Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp

Released: 2019

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

A Dog's Way Home is a 2019 American family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith, based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron. A dog (Bryce Dallas Howard) embarks on a 400-mile journey home ...more
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Harrison Ford, Sarah Shahi, Ashley Judd

Released: 2009

Directed by: Wayne Kramer

Crossing Over is a 2009 American independent crime drama film about illegal immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles, and stars Harrison Ford as an ...more

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Ashley Judd, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Alexia Fast

Released: 2009

Directed by: Sandra Nettelbeck

Helen is a 2009 American drama film starring Ashley Judd and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck. It follows a professor who overcomes severe depression after a massive breakdown, with the help of new ...more
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Ewan McGregor, Ashley Judd, k.d. lang

Released: 2000

Directed by: Stephan Elliott

Eye of the Beholder is a 1999 British Canadian mystery thriller film starring Ewan McGregor and Ashley Judd, based on the novel of the same name by Marc Behm. It was written and directed by ...more
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Viggo Mortensen, Ashley Judd, Brendan Fraser

Released: 1995

Directed by: Philip Ridley

The Passion of Darkly Noon is a 1995 film written and directed by Philip Ridley, starring Brendan Fraser in the title role, and co-starring Ashley Judd and Viggo Mortensen.
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Ashley Judd, Elisabeth Moss, Bruce Greenwood

Released: 1995

Directed by: Bobby Roth

Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge is a 1995 film directed by Bobby Roth.