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The Best Claire Danes Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 1.8k votes 307 voters 38.5k views34 items

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

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

This list contains films like Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and Me and Orson Welles.

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    Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Les Misérables

    Uma Thurman, Claire Danes

    Released1998

    Directed byBille August

    Les Misérables is a 1998 film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name,... more on Wikipedia

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    Stage Beauty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Stage Beauty

    Claire Danes, Alice Eve

    Released2004

    Directed byRichard Eyre

    Stage Beauty is a 2004 British-American-German romantic period drama directed by Richard Eyre.... more on Wikipedia

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    Evening is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Evening

    Meryl Streep, Claire Danes

    Released2007

    Directed byLajos Koltai

    Evening is a 2007 American drama film directed by Lajos Koltai. The screenplay by Susan Minot... more on Wikipedia
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    Temple Grandin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Temple Grandin

    Claire Danes, Julia Ormond

    Released2010

    Directed byMick Jackson

    Temple Grandin is a 2010 biopic directed by Mick Jackson and starring Claire Danes as Temple... more on Wikipedia
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    Terminator 3: Rise of the Mach is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes

    Released2003

    Directed byJonathan Mostow

    Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a 2003 American science fiction action film, directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Rainmaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    The Rainmaker

    Matt Damon, Claire Danes

    Released1997

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Rainmaker is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and... more on Wikipedia

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    Me and Orson Welles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Me and Orson Welles

    Claire Danes, Zac Efron

    Released2008

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Me and Orson Welles is a 2008 British-American period comedy film directed by Richard... more on Wikipedia
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    Brokedown Palace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Brokedown Palace

    Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes

    Released1999

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

    Brokedown Palace is a 1999 American drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan, and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Stardust is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Stardust

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro

    Released2007

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Princess Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Princess Mononoke

    Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson

    Released1997

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

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    The Flock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    The Flock

    Avril Lavigne, Claire Danes

    Released2007

    Directed byAndrew Lau

    The Flock is a 2007 American thriller film directed by Andrew Lau, the co-director of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Home for the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Home for the Holidays

    Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes

    Released1995

    Directed byJodie Foster

    Home for the Holidays is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster and produced by... more on Wikipedia

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    Little Women is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Little Women

    Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale

    Released1994

    Directed byGillian Armstrong

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    It's All About Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    It's All About Love

    Sean Penn, Claire Danes

    Released2003

    Directed byThomas Vinterberg

    It's All About Love is a 2003 romance-drama film written and directed by Thomas Vinterberg.... more on Wikipedia

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    Romeo + Juliet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Romeo + Juliet

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd

    Released1996

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

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    The Hours is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    The Hours

    Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep

    Released2002

    Directed byStephen Daldry

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    A Kid Like Jake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    A Kid Like Jake

    Claire Danes, Jim Parsons

    Released2018

    Directed bySilas Howard

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    I Love You, I Love You Not is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    I Love You, I Love You Not

    Claire Danes, Jude Law

    Released1997

    Directed byBilly Hopkins

    I Love You, I Love You Not is a 1996 romantic drama film directed by Billy Hopkins and written... more on Wikipedia
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    Igby Goes Down is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Igby Goes Down

    Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon

    Released2002

    Directed byBurr Steers

    Igby Goes Down is a 2002 comedy-drama film that follows the life of Igby Slocumb, a rebellious... more on Wikipedia

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    How to Make an American Quilt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder

    Released1995

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

    How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and... more on Wikipedia
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    As Cool as I Am is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    As Cool as I Am

    Claire Danes, Alanis Morissette

    Released2013

    Directed byMax Mayer

    As Cool As I Am is an American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Pete... more on Wikipedia
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    Polish Wedding is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Polish Wedding

    Kristen Bell, Claire Danes

    Released1998

    Directed byTheresa Connelly

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    To Gillian on Her 37th Birthda is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Pressman

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    Shopgirl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    Shopgirl

    Claire Danes, Steve Martin

    Released2005

    Directed byAnand Tucker

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    The Pesky Suitor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Claire Danes Movies
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    The Pesky Suitor

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