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The Best Colleen Dewhurst Movies 

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

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

Everything from Dying Young to Termini Station is included on this list.

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

Notable directors that worked with Colleen Dewhurst include names like Joel Schumacher, David Cronenberg and Woody Allen.

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Richard Farnsworth, Zack Ward, Colleen Dewhurst

Released: 1985

Directed by: Kevin Sullivan

Anne of Green Gables is a 1985 Canadian television drama film based on the novel of the same name by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. An orphan girl (Megan Follows), sent to an elderly ...more

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John Wayne, Bruce Dern, Slim Pickens

Released: 1972

Directed by: Mark Rydell

The Cowboys is a 1972 Western motion picture starring John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Slim Pickens, Colleen Dewhurst and Bruce Dern. Robert Carradine made his film debut with fellow child actor ...more

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Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Sigourney Weaver

Released: 1977

Directed by: Woody Allen

Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen. Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer (Allen) falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall (Diane Keaton).

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Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Dean Jagger

Released: 1959

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

The Nun's Story is a 1959 Warner Bros film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter Finch, Edith Evans and Peggy Ashcroft. Based upon the 1956 novel of the same title by ...more
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Robby Benson, Tom Skerritt, Michelle McLean

Released: 1978

Directed by: Donald Wrye

Ice Castles is a 1978 American romantic drama film directed by Donald Wrye and starring Lynn-Holly Johnson and Robby Benson. A paperback novelization of the screenplay, by Leonore Fleischer, was ...more

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Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt

Released: 1983

Directed by: David Cronenberg

This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay by Jeffrey Boam was based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars ...more

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George C. Scott Ed Flanders Jason Miller Scott Wilson Nicol Williamson Brad Dourif

Released: 1990

Directed by: William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist III is a 1990 American supernatural horror film written and directed by William Peter Blatty. It is the third installment of The Exorcist series and a film adaptation of Blatty's ...more

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Fred Savage, Jason Priestley, John Carpenter

Released: 1986

Directed by: Nick Castle

The Boy Who Could Fly is a 1986 film written and directed by Nick Castle. It was produced by Lorimar Productions for 20th Century Fox, and released theatrically on August 14, 1986. The film ...more

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James Earl Jones, Randy Quaid, LeVar Burton

Released: 1980

Directed by: William A. Graham

Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, also called The Mad Messiah, is a 1980 television miniseries about the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones, and their 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown. Based on ...more
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Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rachel Roberts

Released: 1979

Directed by: Fred Walton

When a Stranger Calls is a 1979 psychological horror film. It was directed by Fred Walton and stars Carol Kane and Charles Durning. The film derives its story from the classic folk legend of ...more

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John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Clu Gulager

Released: 1974

Directed by: John Sturges

McQ is a 1974 crime drama film directed by John Sturges, starring John Wayne. The film made extensive use of Seattle locations. The beach scenes were filmed on the Pacific coast at Moclips. ...more

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Julia Roberts, Ellen Burstyn, Vincent D'Onofrio

Released: 1991

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Dying Young is a 1991 American romance film, directed by Joel Schumacher. It is based on a novel of the same name by Marti Leimbach, and stars Julia Roberts and Campbell Scott with Vincent ...more

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Wendy Hiller, Colleen Dewhurst, Megan Follows

Released: 1987

Directed by: Kevin Sullivan

Anne of Green Gables (Disney Channel, 1987) is a Canadian drama miniseries directed by Kevin Sullivan, and is sequel to the 1985 miniseries of the same name. Anne Shirley (Megan Follows) accepts ...more
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Sean Connery, Joanne Woodward, Jean Seberg

Released: 1966

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

A Fine Madness is a motion picture comedy based on the 1964 novel by Elliott Baker that tells the story of Samson Shillitoe, a frustrated poet unable to finish a grand tome. It stars Sean ...more
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George C. Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Musante

Released: 1971

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

The Last Run is a 1971 action film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring George C. Scott, Tony Musante, Trish Van Devere, and Colleen Dewhurst.

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Danielle Steel's Kaleidoscope Jaclyn Smith, Terry O'Quinn, Perry King

Released: 1990

Directed by: Jud Taylor

Kaleidoscope, also known as Danielle Steel's Kaleidoscope, is a 1990 made for television romantic drama film directed by Jud Taylor. The film is based upon the 1987 novel of the same name by ...more
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Broadway Theatre Archive: Burning Bright Colleen Dewhurst, Dana Elcar, Myron McCormick

Released: 1959

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Colleen Dewhurst, Megan Follows, Debra McGrath

Released: 1989

Directed by: Allan King

Termini Station is a Canadian drama film, released in 1989. It was directed by Allan King, and written by Colleen Murphy. The film stars Colleen Dewhurst and Megan Follows as Molly and Micheline ...more
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John Houseman, Colleen Dewhurst, Studs Terkel

Released: 1984

Directed by: Noel Buckner, Mary Dore, Sam Sills

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Kim Cattrall, Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick

Released: 1980

Directed by: Bob Clark

Tribute is a 1980 Canadian comedy film directed by Bob Clark and based on the play of the same name by Bernard Slade.
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You Can't Take It with You James Coco, Colleen Dewhurst, George Rose

Released: 1984

A second television adaptation was produced in 1984 by Public Broadcasting Service. This version, featuring Jason Robards as Grandpa was based on the Broadway revival and filmed at Royale ...more
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Harry Andrews, Julian Glover, Colleen Dewhurst

Released: 1974

Directed by: Michael Cacoyannis

The Story of Jacob and Joseph is a 1974 American historical drama television film directed by Michael Cacoyannis, based on the biblical Book of Genesis with a screenplay written by Ernest Kinoy. ...more
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A Moon for the Misbegotten Jason Robards Jr., Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders

Released: 1975

Directed by: José Quintero, Gordon Rigsby

A Moon for the Misbegotten is a 1975 drama film directed by José Quintero and Gordon Rigsby.
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Robert Carradine, Colleen Dewhurst, Alan Scarfe

Released: 1986

Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg

As Is is a 1986 television film adapted by William M. Hoffman from his play of the same title. The play and the film depict the effect that AIDS, then a fairly new epidemic, has on a group of ...more
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Final Assignment Burgess Meredith, Michael York, Geneviève Bujold

Released: 1980

Directed by: Paul Almond

Final Assignment is a 1980 Canadian film written by Marc Rosen and directed by Paul Almond.