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The 20+ Best Gwyneth Paltrow Movies of All Time, Ranked

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The best Gwyneth Paltrow movies of all time prove that she’s one of the top actresses of her generation. Since the 1990s, she has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning awards and accolades along the way. Her highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as her lifetime box office gross exceeds $1 billion.

A native of Los Angeles, California, Gwyneth Paltrow is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and director Bruce Paltrow. Her first acting role was in a TV film directed by her father, which was followed by two film roles and several more TV movies. Her breakthrough role was the 1996 movie Emma, in which she played the title character.

Since then, Gwyneth Paltrow has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Jon Favreau. She has costarred with other A-list actors such as Robert Downey Jr. and Jennifer Aniston .

Needless to say, Gwyneth Paltrow has been in a lot of blockbusters, including Iron Man 3, Mordecai, and more. Because of that, people often debate each other over what the greatest Gwyneth Paltrow movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Gwyneth Paltrow films to end the squabble once and for all.

So what are the best Gwyneth Paltrow movies of all time? Is it Enchanted or The Fighter? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Gwyneth Paltrow movies below. Movie trailers have been included below if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Gwyneth Paltrow role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Gwyneth Paltrow movies should be as comprehensive as possible. 

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    Shakespeare in Love

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck
    Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John...  more

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    Sliding Doors

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn
    Sliding Doors is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by...  more
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    A Perfect Murder

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen
    This film is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Michael...  more

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    Proof

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal
    Proof is a 2005 American drama film directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow,...  more

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    Emma

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor
    Emma is a 1996 period film based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen. Directed by...  more

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    Contagion

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet
    Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an...  more

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    Country Strong

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Leighton Meester
    Country Strong is a 2010 drama film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, and...  more

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    Great Expectations

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro
    Great Expectations is a 1998 contemporary film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the...  more

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    Seven

    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow
    Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars...  more

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    Hard Eight

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson
    Hard Eight is a 1996 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Paul Thomas...  more
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    Hook

    Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman
    Hook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter...  more

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    Possession

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Lena Headey
    Possession is a 2002 American/British romantic/mystery drama film written and directed by Neil...  more

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    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin
    The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and...  more

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    #496 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#240 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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    Sylvia

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig
    Sylvia is a 2003 British biographical drama film directed by Christine Jeffs and starring...  more
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    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett
    The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller written for the screen and...  more

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    #3 of 43 30+ Very Preppy Movies with the Preppiest Characters#546 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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    View from the Top

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate
    View from the Top is a 2003 American romantic comedy film directed by Bruno Barreto, and stars...  more

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    Flesh and Bone

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan
    Flesh and Bone is a 1993 neo noir film drama written and directed by Steve Kloves that stars...  more
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    Malice

    Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow
    Malice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron...  more

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    Thanks for Sharing

    Gwyneth Paltrow, P!nk
    Thanks for Sharing is a 2012 drama film written by Stuart Blumberg, Matt Winston and directed...  more
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    Hush

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange
    Hush is a 1998 American thriller starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech, and Jessica...  more
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    The Anniversary Party

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline
    The Anniversary Party is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written, directed, produced by, and...  more
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    Bounce

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck
    Bounce is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow and...  more
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    Moonlight and Valentino

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Whoopi Goldberg
    Moonlight and Valentino is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by David Anspaugh starring...  more
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    Running with Scissors

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin
    Running with Scissors is a 2006 American black comedy film based on Augusten Burroughs' 2002...  more

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    Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Lea Michele
    A concert documentary shot during the Glee Live! In Concert! summer 2011 tour, featuring song...  more