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The Best Dakota Fanning Movies

Updated July 26, 2019 2.7k votes 594 voters 61.6k views37 items

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

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

List contains films like War of the Worlds and The Twilight Saga.

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

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    Man on Fire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Man on Fire

    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington

    Released2004

    Directed byTony Scott

    Man on Fire is a 2004 American thriller film and the second adaptation of A. J. Quinnell's... more on Wikipedia

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    Uptown Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Uptown Girls

    Carmen Electra, Dakota Fanning

    Released2003

    Directed byBoaz Yakin

    Uptown Girls is a 2003 teen comedy film directed by Boaz Yakin, who was working from a... more on Wikipedia

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    Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Charlotte's Web

    Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey

    Released2006

    Directed byGary Winick

    Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Dreamer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Dreamer

    Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Gatins

    Dreamer is a 2005 American family drama film starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning,... more on Wikipedia

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    I Am Sam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    I Am Sam

    Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

    Released2001

    Directed byJessie Nelson

    I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jessie Nelson. A mentally handicapped man... more on Wikipedia

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    The Secret Life of Bees is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    The Secret Life of Bees

    Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning

    Released2008

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

    The Secret Life of Bees is a 2008 American drama film, adapted from the novel of the same name... more on Wikipedia

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    The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    The Cat in the Hat

    Paris Hilton, Alec Baldwin

    Released2003

    Directed byBo Welch

    Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film directed by Bo Welch... more on Wikipedia

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    Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Hide and Seek

    Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Polson

    Hide and Seek is a 2005 American horror film starring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Coraline is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Coraline

    Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning

    Released2009

    Directed byHenry Selick

    Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's... more on Wikipedia

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    War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation... more on Wikipedia

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    Hansel and Gretel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Hansel and Gretel

    Dakota Fanning, Taylor Momsen

    Released2002

    Directed byGary J. Tunnicliffe

    Hansel and Gretel is a 2002 film adaptation of the Brothers Grimm children's story. It stars... more on Wikipedia
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    My Neighbor Totoro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    My Neighbor Totoro

    Noriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani

    Released1988

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

    My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao... more on Wikipedia

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    Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a  is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch

    Dakota Fanning, Tia Carrere

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael LaBash, Anthony Leondis

    Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch is a 2005 direct-to-video animated film produced by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2012

    Directed byBill Condon

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a 2012 American romantic fantasy and adventure... more on Wikipedia
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    Push is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Push

    Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle

    Released2009

    Directed byPaul McGuigan

    Push is a 2009 American science fiction superhero thriller film directed by Paul McGuigan. The... more on Wikipedia

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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2011

    Directed byBill Condon

    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is the 2011 film based off the fourth and final novel in the... more on Wikipedia

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    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Slade

    The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, commonly referred to as Eclipse, is a 2010 American romantic... more on Wikipedia

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    The Twilight Saga: New Moon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    The Twilight Saga: New Moon

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene

    Released2009

    Directed byChris Weitz

    New Moon is the sequel to 2008's Twilight, based on a novel of the same name written by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    The Runaways

    Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning

    Released2010

    Directed byFloria Sigismondi

    The Runaways is a 2010 American drama film about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name... more on Wikipedia

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    Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Sweet Home Alabama

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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    Nine Lives is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Nine Lives

    Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning

    Released2005

    Directed byRodrigo García

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    Now Is Good is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Now Is Good

    Dakota Fanning, Kaya Scodelario

    Released2012

    Directed byOl Parker

    Now Is Good is a 2012 British teen drama film directed by Ol Parker. Based on the 2007 novel... more on Wikipedia
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    Tomcats is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Tomcats

    Dakota Fanning, Shannon Elizabeth

    Released2001

    Directed byGregory Poirier

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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt

    Released2019

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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    Hounddog is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
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    Hounddog

    Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright

    Released2007

    Directed byDeborah Kampmeier

    Hounddog is a 2007 coming-of-age drama film written, directed, and produced by Deborah... more on Wikipedia

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