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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.

List features films like Albert Schweitzer and The Stunt Man.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Barbara Hershey include names like Joel Schumacher, Martin Scorsese and Garry Marshall.

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Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Wilford Brimley

Released: 1995

Directed by: Tab Murphy

Last of the Dogmen is a 1995 American Western adventure film written and directed by Tab Murphy and starring Tom Berenger and Barbara Hershey. Set in the mountains of northwest Montana near the ...more

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Beaches is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Barbara Hershey Movies
Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey

Released: 1988

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Beaches, is a 1988 American comedy-drama film adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the Iris Rainer Dart novel of the same name. It was directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Bette Midler, Barbara ...more

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Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

Released: 1986

Directed by: David Anspaugh

Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film directed by David Anspaugh. A coach with a checkered past (Gene Hackman) and a local drunk (Dennis Hopper) train a small town high school basketball team to become ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jane Campion

The Portrait of a Lady is a 1996 film adaptation of Henry James's novel The Portrait of a Lady directed by Jane Campion. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Barbara Hershey, John Malkovich, ...more
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A Killing in a Small Town Brian Dennehy, Barbara Hershey, Hal Holbrook

Released: 1990

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

A Killing in a Small Town is a 1990 CBS television movie directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring Barbara Hershey and Brian Dennehy. Co-star Barbara Hershey won a 1990 Primetime Emmy Award ...more
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Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe

Released: 1982

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

The Entity is a horror film based on the novel of the same name by Frank De Felitta. It stars Barbara Hershey as a woman tormented by an invisible assailant. Despite being filmed and planned for ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1986

Directed by: Woody Allen

Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more

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Tim Roth, Barbara Hershey, David Suchet

Released: 1988

Directed by: Chris Menges

A World Apart is a 1988 anti-Apartheid drama, written by Shawn Slovo and directed by Chris Menges. It is based on the lives of Slovo's parents, Ruth First and Joe Slovo. The film was a ...more
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Barbara Hershey, Martha Plimpton, Jill Clayburgh

Released: 1987

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Shy People is a critically acclaimed 1987 American drama about two branches of a family that reunite with tragic results, starring Barbara Hershey, Jill Clayburgh, and Martha Plimpton. It was ...more
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Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder

Released: 2010

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis. The plot revolves around a production ...more

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Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Manu Bennett

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ray Lawrence

Lantana is a 2001 drama film written by Andrew Bovell and Ray Lawrence.

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Barbara Hershey, Bruce Davison, Richard Thomas

Released: 1969

Directed by: Frank Perry

Last Summer is a 1969 coming-of-age movie about adolescent sexuality based on the novel Last Summer by Evan Hunter. Director Frank Perry filmed at Fire Island locations. The stars of the film ...more
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David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

Released: 1988

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 American-Canadian epic drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is a film adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' controversial 1953 novel of the same ...more

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Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Tuesday Weld

Released: 1993

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Falling Down is a 1993 drama film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Ebbe Roe Smith. The film stars Michael Douglas in the lead role of William Foster, a divorcé and unemployed ...more

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Martin Scorsese, David Carradine, Barbara Hershey

Released: 1972

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Boxcar Bertha is a 1972 American film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a loose adaptation of Sister of the Road, an autobiographical account of Bertha Thompson written by Ben L. Reitman. It ...more
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The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Barbara Hershey Movies
Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Released: 1983

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Patricia Clarkson, Barbara Hershey

Released: 1990

Directed by: Jon Amiel

Tune in Tomorrow is a 1990 film comedy directed by Jon Amiel. It is based on the Mario Vargas Llosa novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, and was released under that name in many countries. ...more
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Paris Trout Ed Harris, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

Released: 1991

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

Paris Trout is a 1991 drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, starring Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey, and Ed Harris. It is based on the National Book Award-winning novel Paris Trout by the ...more
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Americana is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Barbara Hershey Movies
Americana David Carradine, Barbara Hershey, Michael Greene

Released: 1983

Directed by: David Carradine

Americana is a 1983 American drama film starring, produced, edited and directed by David Carradine. The screenplay and story, written by Richard Carr, was based on a portion of the 1947 novel, ...more
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Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Wan

Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment ...more

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Ann Rule Presents: The S... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Barbara Hershey Movies
Barbara Hershey, Billy Campbell, Kevin Dunn

Released: 2003

Directed by: Paul Shapiro

Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me is a 2003 crime-drama TV movie directed by Paul Shapiro.
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Winger

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

A Dangerous Woman is a 1993 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by his then wife Naomi Foner, loosely based on the award winning novel of the same name by Mary ...more
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Kris Kristofferson, Leelee Sobieski, Michelle Fairley

Released: 1998

Directed by: James Ivory

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries is a 1998 drama film directed by James Ivory and written by James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. It stars Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Leelee Sobieski ...more
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Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall

Released: 1984

Directed by: Barry Levinson

The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco

Released: 1980

Directed by: Richard Rush

The Stunt Man is a 1980 American film directed by Richard Rush, starring Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, and Barbara Hershey. The movie was adapted by Lawrence B. Marcus and Rush from the novel ...more