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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
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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Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen
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
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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Beaches is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Barbara Hershey Movies
Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey
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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#43 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #221 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey
Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. It ...more

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#645 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #169 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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Barbara Hershey, Ron Silver, George Coe
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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#197 of 796 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #344 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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Tim Roth, Barbara Hershey, David Suchet
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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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher
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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#857 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #242 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Manu Bennett
Lantana is a 2001 drama film written by Andrew Bovell and Ray Lawrence.

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Barbara Hershey, Martha Plimpton, Jill Clayburgh
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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David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel
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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Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder
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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#309 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #22 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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Barbara Hershey, Bruce Davison, Richard Thomas
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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Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Tuesday Weld
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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Americana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Barbara Hershey Movies
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David Carradine, Barbara Hershey, Michael Greene
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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Paris Trout
Ed Harris, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey
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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Ann Rule Presents: The S... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Barbara Hershey Movies
Barbara Hershey, Billy Campbell, Kevin Dunn
Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me is a 2003 crime-drama TV movie directed by Paul Shapiro.
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Keanu Reeves, Patricia Clarkson, Barbara Hershey
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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Martin Scorsese, David Carradine, Barbara Hershey
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) 20 on the list The Best Barbara Hershey Movies
Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid
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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The Staircase
Barbara Hershey, Diane Ladd, William Petersen
The Staircase is a 1998 television film.
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Uncross the Stars
Ron Perlman, Barbara Hershey, Daniel Gillies
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Peter O'Toole, Barbara Hershey, Alex Rocco
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
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Kris Kristofferson, Leelee Sobieski, Michelle Fairley
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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Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Winger
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