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The Best Barbara Hershey Movies

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

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

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    A World Apart

    Tim Roth, Barbara Hershey
    A World Apart is a 1988 anti-Apartheid drama, written by Shawn Slovo and directed by Chris...  more
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    Lantana

    Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey
    Lantana is a 2001 Australian drama film directed by Ray Lawrence and based on the play...  more

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    The Last Temptation of Christ

    David Bowie, Willem Dafoe
    The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 American-Canadian epic drama film directed by Martin...  more

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    #34 of 39 The Greatest Biblical Movies Ever Made#329 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    The Portrait of a Lady

    Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale
    The Portrait of a Lady is a 1996 film adaptation of Henry James's novel The Portrait of a Lady...  more

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    #47 of 81 The Best Period Romance Movies#47 of 47 The Best Historical Movies from the '90s

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    Americana

    David Carradine, Barbara Hershey
    Americana is a 1983 American drama film starring, produced, edited and directed by David...  more
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    A Killing in a Small Town

    Brian Dennehy, Barbara Hershey
    A Killing in a Small Town is a 1990 CBS television movie directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and...  more
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    Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me

    Barbara Hershey, Billy Campbell
    Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me is a 2003 crime-drama TV movie directed by Paul...  more
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    Paris Trout

    Ed Harris, Dennis Hopper
    Paris Trout is a 1991 drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, starring Dennis Hopper,...  more
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    Boxcar Bertha

    Martin Scorsese, David Carradine
    Boxcar Bertha is a 1972 American film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a loose adaptation of...  more
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    Tune in Tomorrow

    Keanu Reeves, Patricia Clarkson
    Tune in Tomorrow is a 1990 film comedy directed by Jon Amiel. It is based on the Mario Vargas...  more
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    The Staircase

    Barbara Hershey, Diane Ladd
    The Staircase is a 1998 television film....  more
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    A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

    Kris Kristofferson, Leelee Sobieski
    A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries is a 1998 drama film directed by James Ivory and written by...  more
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    The Bird Can't Fly

    Barbara Hershey, John Kani
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    Last of the Dogmen

    Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey
    Last of the Dogmen is a 1995 American Western adventure film written and directed by Tab...  more

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    #17 of 111 The Best Native American Movies#28 of 61 The Best Movies Based In Montana

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    Hannah and Her Sisters

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen
    Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined...  more

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    Beaches

    Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik
    Beaches, is a 1988 American comedy-drama film adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the Iris...  more

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    Uncross the Stars

    Ron Perlman, Barbara Hershey
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    Insidious

    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey
    Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh...  more

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    #77 of 231 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#3 of 22 Horror Movies You Can't Even Finish Watching

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    Defenseless

    Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard
    Defenseless is a 1991 film directed by Martin Campbell....  more
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    The Entity

    Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver
    The Entity is a horror film based on the novel of the same name by Frank De Felitta. It stars...  more

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    The Stunt Man

    Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey
    The Stunt Man is a 1980 American film directed by Richard Rush, starring Peter O'Toole, Steve...  more
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    Drowning on Dry Land

    Barbara Hershey, Carol Lynley
    Drowning on Dry Land is a 1999 drama film written by Julie Jacobs and Sheila Nayar and...  more
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    A Dangerous Woman

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal
    A Dangerous Woman is a 1993 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by...  more
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    11:14

    Hilary Swank, Patrick Swayze
    11:14 is a 2003 American indie thriller. The film was edited in a way that the various scenes...  more
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    The Pursuit of Happiness

    Barbara Hershey, Robert Klein
    The Pursuit of Happiness is a 1971 American drama film about a student who goes on the run to...  more