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The Best Claire Danes Movies 

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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.

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

Claire Danes has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Daldry. Claire Danes has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like January Jones and Monica Potter in terms of fame and success.

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Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, Catherine O'Hara

Released: 2010

Directed by: Mick Jackson

Temple Grandin is a 2010 biopic directed by Mick Jackson and starring Claire Danes as Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock on ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1996

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes

Released: 2007

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes, Paul Walker

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Brokedown Palace is a 1999 American drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan, and starring Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman and Lim Kay Tong. It deals with two American friends ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. It is the fifth feature film ...more

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Claire Danes, Steve Martin, Rachel Nichols

Released: 2005

Directed by: Anand Tucker

Shopgirl is a 2005 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Anand Tucker and starring Steve Martin, Claire Danes, and Jason Schwartzman. The screenplay by Steve Martin is based on his ...more
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Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Liam Neeson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Bille August

Les Misérables is a 1998 film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name, directed by Bille August. It stars Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, and Claire Danes. As in ...more

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Claire Danes, Alice Eve, Billy Crudup

Released: 2004

Directed by: Richard Eyre

Stage Beauty is a 2004 British-American-German romantic period drama directed by Richard Eyre. The screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher is based on his play Compleat Female Stage Beauty, which was ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

Released: 2002

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by David Hare is based on ...more

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Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Glenn Close

Released: 2007

Directed by: Lajos Koltai

Evening is a 2007 American drama film directed by Lajos Koltai. The screenplay by Susan Minot and Michael Cunningham is based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Susan Minot.
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Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

Released: 1997

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

The Rainmaker is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Matt Damon, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by John Grisham. Danny DeVito, Danny ...more

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Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes

Released: 2005

Directed by: Thomas Bezucha

The Family Stone is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas Bezucha. Produced by Michael London and distributed by 20th Century Fox, it stars an ensemble cast, including ...more

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Claire Danes, Zac Efron, Imogen Poots

Released: 2008

Directed by: Richard Linklater

Me and Orson Welles is a 2008 British-American period comedy film directed by Richard Linklater and starring Zac Efron, Christian McKay, and Claire Danes. Based on Robert Kaplow's novel of the ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jonathan Mostow

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is a 2003 American science fiction action film, directed by Jonathan Mostow and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, and Kristanna Loken. ...more

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Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 1997

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

Princess Mononoke is a 1997 anime epic action historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was animated by Studio Ghibli and produced by Toshio Suzuki. The film stars the ...more

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Avril Lavigne, Claire Danes, Richard Gere

Released: 2007

Directed by: Andrew Lau

The Flock is a 2007 American thriller film directed by Andrew Lau, the co-director of the Infernal Affairs trilogy. The film, which marks his first English-language film, stars Richard Gere and ...more

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Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Priyanka Chopra

Released: 2018

Directed by: Silas Howard

A Kid Like Jake is a 2018 American drama film directed by Silas Howard, based on the 2013 play by Daniel Pearle. Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg Wheeler (Jim Parsons) has always known that their ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Holly Hunter

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jodie Foster

Home for the Holidays is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster and produced by Peggy Rajski and Foster. The screenplay was by W. D. Richter based on the short story by Chris Radant. ...more

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Sean Penn, Claire Danes, Joaquin Phoenix

Released: 2003

Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

It's All About Love is a 2003 romance-drama film written and directed by Thomas Vinterberg. Its narrative can be classified as apocalyptic science fiction, but Vinterberg prefers to call it ...more

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Claire Danes, Jude Law, Julia Stiles

Released: 1997

Directed by: Billy Hopkins

I Love You, I Love You Not is a 1996 romantic drama film directed by Billy Hopkins and written by Wendy Kesselman.
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Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Peet

Released: 2002

Directed by: Burr Steers

Igby Goes Down is a 2002 comedy-drama film that follows the life of Igby Slocumb, a rebellious and sardonic New York City teenager who attempts to break free of his familial ties and wealthy, ...more

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Claire Danes, Alanis Morissette, James Marsden

Released: 2013

Directed by: Max Mayer

As Cool As I Am is an American comedy-drama film based on the novel of the same name by Pete Fromm. Claire Danes, Sarah Bolger and James Marsden star as the Diamond family. The film is directed ...more
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Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of the same ...more
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Kristen Bell, Claire Danes, Gabriel Byrne

Released: 1998

Directed by: Theresa Connelly

Polish Wedding is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Theresa Connelly and is also Kristen Bell's film debut in her uncredited role. It was screened at the Sundance Film ...more
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Seth Green

Released: 1996

Directed by: Michael Pressman

To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday is a 1996 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Pressman, and starring Peter Gallagher and Claire Danes as a father and daughter struggling to come to ...more