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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.

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    Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones
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    Released1999

    Directed byBruce 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.   ...more
  • 2
    Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd
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    Released1997

    Directed byGary 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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  • 3
    Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon
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    29

    Released2006

    Directed byWilliam 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 play of  ...more

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    Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey
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    34

    Released1996

    Directed byJoel 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 star,  ...more

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  • 5
    Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd
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    Released2002

    Directed byCarl 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 Grace  ...more
  • 6
    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd
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    30

    Released1994

    Directed byOliver 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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  • 7
    Dwayne Johnson, Billy Crystal
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    19

    Released2010

    Directed byMichael Lembeck

    Tooth Fairy is a 2010 Canadian comedy film starring Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Merchant, Ashley Judd, and Julie Andrews. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, it was produced by Walden Media and  ...more
  • 8
    Jim Carrey, Ashley Judd
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    31

    Released1998

    Directed byMark 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 Michael  ...more
  • 9
    Ashley Judd, Kate Walsh
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    20

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn McNaughton

    Normal Life is a 1996 American crime drama film based on the real lives of husband and wife bank robbers, Jeffrey and Jill Erickson. The film stars Ashley Judd and Luke Perry and was directed by John  ...more
  • 10
    Ashley Judd, Vince Vaughn
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    23

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Patrick Kelley

    The Locusts is a 1997 film starring Kate Capshaw, Jeremy Davies, Vince Vaughn, Paul Rudd, and Ashley Judd. It was written and directed by John Patrick Kelley. The score was composed by Carter Burwell.  ...more
  • 11
    Milla Jovovich, Ashley Judd
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    20

    Released1992

    Directed byBruce A. Evans

    Kuffs is a 1992 action-comedy film directed by Bruce A. Evans and produced by Raynold Gideon. It stars Christian Slater and Tony Goldwyn. The film also features Milla Jovovich as well as Ashley Judd  ...more
  • 12
    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino
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    38

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael 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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  • 13
    Patrick Dempsey, Octavia Spencer
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    Released2011

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Flypaper is a 2011 crime fiction comedy film written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, and directed by Rob Minkoff.  ...more
  • 14
    Ashley Judd, Todd Field
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    Released1993

    Directed byVictor 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 Northanger  ...more
  • 15
    Natalie Portman, Sally Field
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    41

    Released2000

    Directed byMatt 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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  • 16
    Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Judd
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    Released2004

    Directed byPhilip 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, California.  ...more
  • 17
    Salma Hayek, Edward Norton
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    27

    Released2002

    Directed byJulie 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 portrayal  ...more

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  • 18
    Harrison Ford, Sarah Shahi
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    Released2009

    Directed byWayne 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
  • 19
    Sheryl Crow, Ashley Judd
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    30

    Released2004

    Directed byIrwin 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 death.  ...more
  • 20
    Viggo Mortensen, Ashley Judd
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    55

    Released1995

    Directed byPhilip 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.  ...more
  • 21
    Ashley Judd, Elisabeth Moss
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    Released1995

    Directed byBobby Roth

    Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge is a 1995 film directed by Bobby Roth.  ...more
  • 22
    Ashley Judd, Daryl Hannah
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    16

    Released2008

    Call + Response is a documentary film released in 2008 by Fair Trade Pictures to support human rights activism against human trafficking and slavery on a community level. The film was Justin Dillon’s  ...more
  • 23
    Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts
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    Released2015

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

    The Divergent Series: Insurgent is a 2015 science fiction adventure film directed by Robert Schwentke, based on Insurgent, the second book in the Divergent trilogy, written by Veronica Roth. It is  ...more
  • 24
    Ashley Judd, Forest Whitaker
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    Released1995

    Directed byPaul 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 Keitel,  ...more
  • 25
    John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey
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    18

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Brousseau, Vincenzo Trippetti

    Our Friend, Martin is a 1999 animated children's educational film about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American civil rights movement. Two friends travel through time, meeting Dr. King at several  ...more