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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?"

Dakota Fanning has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Teri Hatcher and Helena Bonham Carter in terms of fame and success.

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Man on Fire is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Man on Fire Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning Man on Fire is a 2004 American thriller film and the second adaptation of A. J. Quinnell's 1980 novel of the same name; the first film based on the novel was released in 1987. The 2004 film ...more

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Uptown Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Uptown Girls Carmen Electra, Dakota Fanning, Heather Locklear Uptown Girls is a 2003 teen comedy film directed by Boaz Yakin, who was working from a screenplay which Julia Dahl, Mo Ogrodnik and Lisa Davidowitz had adapted from the story by Allison Jacobs. ...more

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Charlotte's Web Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Dakota Fanning Charlotte's Web is a 2006 American live-action/computer-animated feature film based on the popular book of the same name by E. B. White. It is directed by Gary Winick and produced by Paramount ...more

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Dreamer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Dreamer Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Elisabeth Shue Dreamer is a 2005 American family drama film starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, inspired by the true story of an injured Thoroughbred racehorse named Mariah's Storm. The film was written ...more

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I Am Sam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
I Am Sam Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film written and directed by Jessie Nelson, and starring Sean Penn as a father with a developmental disability, Dakota Fanning as his inquisitive seven-year-old ...more

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
The Cat in the Hat Paris Hilton, Alec Baldwin, Dakota Fanning Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a 2003 American fantasy comedy film directed by Bo Welch based on the 1957 Dr. Seuss book The Cat in the Hat. The film stars Mike Myers in the title role of the ...more

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The Secret Life of Bees is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
The Secret Life of Bees Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah The Secret Life of Bees is a 2008 American drama film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Sue Monk Kidd. The film was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and produced by Will Smith, with ...more

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Hide and Seek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Hide and Seek Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen Hide and Seek is a 2005 American horror film starring Robert De Niro and Dakota Fanning. It was directed by John Polson. The film opened in the United States on January 28, 2005 and was a ...more

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War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Josh ...more

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My Neighbor Totoro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
My Neighbor Totoro Noriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani, Sumi Shimamoto My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film – which stars the voice actors Noriko Hidaka, Chika ...more

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Coraline is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane Coraline is a 2009 American stop-motion animated 3D dark fantasy film based on Neil Gaiman's 2002 novel of the same name. It was produced by Laika and distributed by Focus Features. Written and ...more

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Push is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Push Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Chris Evans Push is a 2009 American science fiction superhero thriller film directed by Paul McGuigan. The film stars Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, Joel Gretsch, Djimon Hounsou, ...more

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 is a 2012 American romantic fantasy and adventure film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. The second part ...more

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Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch Dakota Fanning, Tia Carrere, Emily Osment Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch is a 2005 direct-to-video animated film produced by DisneyToon Studios. The film is a followup to the 2002 Disney feature film Lilo & Stitch and ...more

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Da... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn is the 2011 film based off the fourth and final novel in the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. This currently optioned property is expected to start production ...more

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Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Sweet Home Alabama Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen. The film was released by ...more

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The Twilight Saga: New Moon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
The Twilight Saga: New Moon Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick New Moon is the sequel to 2008's Twilight, based on a novel of the same name written by Stephanie Meyer.

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The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
The Runaways Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Tatum O'Neal The Runaways is a 2010 American drama film about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name written and directed by Floria Sigismondi. It is based on the book Neon Angel: A Memoir of a ...more

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Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, commonly referred to as Eclipse, is a 2010 American romantic fantasy film based on Stephenie Meyer's 2007 novel Eclipse. It is the third installment of The Twilight ...more

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Now Is Good is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Now Is Good Dakota Fanning, Kaya Scodelario, Rose Leslie Now Is Good is a 2012 British teen drama film directed by Ol Parker. Based on the 2007 novel Before I Die by Jenny Downham, it was adapted by Parker who had recently written the screenplay for ...more

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Hansel and Gretel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Hansel and Gretel Dakota Fanning, Taylor Momsen, Howie Mandel Hansel and Gretel is a 2002 film adaptation of the Brothers Grimm children's story. It stars Jacob Smith and Taylor Momsen as the eponymous characters. It includes the Sandman, played by Howie ...more

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Very Good Girls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Very Good Girls Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook Very Good Girls is a romantic drama film directed by Naomi Foner. School friends Lily (Dakota Fanning) and Gerri (Elizabeth Olsen) fall for the same guy (Boyd Holbrook).

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Hounddog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Hounddog Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright, David Morse Hounddog is a 2007 coming-of-age drama film written, directed, and produced by Deborah Kampmeier and starring Dakota Fanning, Isabelle Fuhrman, Robin Wright Penn, and Piper Laurie, among others. ...more

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Trapped is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Trapped Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Dakota Fanning edTrapped is a 2002 American-German crime thriller film starring Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend, Kevin Bacon, Dakota Fanning, and Pruitt Taylor Vince, and is directed by Luis ...more

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Effie Gray is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Effie Gray Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Claudia Cardinale Effie Gray is a 2014 British biographical drama film directed by Richard Laxton. Its subject is the love triangle involving Victorian art critic John Ruskin his wife Euphemia "Effie" ...more

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Please Stand By is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Please Stand By Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve Please Stand By is a 2017 American comedy drama film directed by Ben Lewin. A young Asperger syndrome autistic woman (Dakota Fanning) runs away from her caregiver in an attempt to submit her ...more

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Every Secret Thing is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Every Secret Thing Elizabeth Banks, Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning Every Secret Thing is a 2014 American crime film directed by Amy J. Berg, based on the novel by Laura Lippman. A detective (Elizabeth Banks) looks to unravel a mystery surrounding missing ...more

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American Pastoral is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
American Pastoral Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning American Pastoral is a 2016 American crime-drama film directed by Ewan McGregor, based on the 1997 novel by Philip Roth. An All-American college star (Ewan McGregor) and his beauty queen wife ...more

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The Benefactor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
The Benefactor Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James The Benefactor (originally titled Franny) is a 2015 American drama film directed by Andrew Renzi. A wealthy man (Richard Gere) feels responsible for the deaths of two married friends, leading ...more

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Brimstone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Brimstone Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Kit Harington Brimstone is a 2016 western thriller film directed by Martin Koolhoven. From the moment the new reverend (Guy Pearce) climbs the pulpit, Liz (Dakota Fanning) knows she and her family are in ...more

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Winged Creatures is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Winged Creatures Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson Winged Creatures is a 2008 crime film directed by Rowan Woods. It is an adaptation of Roy Freirich's novel Winged Creatures. The film stars Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Josh Hutcherson, Guy ...more

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The Motel Life is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
The Motel Life Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson, Emile Hirsch The Motel Life is a 2012 drama mystery thriller film written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster and directed by Alan Polsky and Gabe Polsky.

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Nine Lives is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Nine Lives Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Glenn Close Nine Lives is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Rodrigo García. The screenplay, an example of hyperlink cinema, relates nine short, loosely intertwined tales with nine ...more

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Tomcats is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Tomcats Dakota Fanning, Shannon Elizabeth, Bill Maher Tomcats is a 2001 American comedy film written and directed by Gregory Poirier.

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Father Xmas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Father Xmas Dakota Fanning, Gina Marie, Stephen Fanning Father Xmas is a 2001 short film from director Marie Rose and the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women starring Dakota Fanning as six-year-old Clairee who learns from her older ...more

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Cutlass is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dakota Fanning Movies
Cutlass Kristen Stewart, Chevy Chase, Dakota Fanning Cutlass is a short drama film which was filmed in 2007, written and directed by Kate Hudson.