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The Best Debra Winger Movies 

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

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

These films, like Sometimes in April and Betrayed include images when available.

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

Debra Winger has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Ernest Borgnine and Ali MacGraw in terms of fame and success.

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Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett

Released: 1982

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 American drama film that tells the story of a U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who is the ...more

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John Travolta, Bonnie Raitt, Debra Winger

Released: 1980

Directed by: James Bridges

Urban Cowboy is a 1980 American western romantic drama film about the love-hate relationship between Buford Uan "Bud" Davis and Sissy. The movie captured the late 1970s/early 1980s ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

Released: 1983

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Terms of Endearment is a 1983 comedy-drama film adapted from the novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry, directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra ...more

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Tom Berenger, Debra Winger, Timothy Hutton

Released: 1988

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

Betrayed is a 1988 motion picture drama directed by Costa-Gavras, written by Joe Eszterhas and starring Tom Berenger and Debra Winger. The film is roughly based upon the White separatist ...more

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Dennis Hopper, Debra Winger, Diane Ladd

Released: 1987

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

Black Widow is a 1987 thriller film starring Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey and Nicol Williamson. Dennis Hopper has a short role at the beginning of the film. It is a crime drama about ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo ...more

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Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, Terence Stamp

Released: 1986

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Legal Eagles is a 1986 American legal comedy film written and directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Robert Redford, Debra Winger, and Daryl Hannah.

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Billy Crystal, Rush Limbaugh, Debra Winger

Released: 1995

Directed by: Billy Crystal

Forget Paris is a 1995 romantic comedy film produced, directed, co-written by and starring Billy Crystal as an NBA referee and Debra Winger as an independent working woman whose lives are ...more

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Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, John Huston

Released: 1982

Directed by: David S. Ward

Cannery Row is the title of a 1982 film directed by David S. Ward. It stars Nick Nolte and Debra Winger. The movie is adapted from John Steinbeck's novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday.
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Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris, Debra Winger

Released: 2003

Directed by: Michael Tollin

Radio is a 2003 film inspired by the 1996 Sports Illustrated article "Someone to Lean On" by Gary Smith. The article and the movie are based on the true story of T. L. Hanna High ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Winger

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

A Dangerous Woman is a 1993 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by his then wife Naomi Foner, loosely based on the award winning novel of the same name by Mary ...more
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Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, James Frain

Released: 1993

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Shadowlands is a 1993 British biographical film about the love-relationship between Oxford academic C. S. Lewis and American poet Joy Davidman, her death from cancer, and how this challenged ...more

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John Malkovich, Debra Winger, Timothy Spall

Released: 1990

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

The Sheltering Sky is a 1990 British-Italian drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci starring Debra Winger and John Malkovich. The film is based on the 1949 novel by Paul Bowles about a ...more
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Liam Neeson, Steve Martin, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Released: 1992

Directed by: Richard Pearce

Leap of Faith is a 1992 American dramedy film, directed by Richard Pearce and starring Steve Martin, Debra Winger, Lolita Davidovich, Liam Neeson and Lukas Haas. The film is about Jonas ...more
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Debra Winger, Paul Winfield, Darrell Larson

Released: 1984

Directed by: James Bridges

Mike's Murder is a 1984 film, written and directed by James Bridges, and starring Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun and Paul Winfield.
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The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True Jewel, Roger Daltrey, Jackson Browne

Released: 1995

Directed by: Louis J. Horvitz, Darrell Larson

The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True was a 1995 television musical performance based on the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. The book and score of the film were performed on stage at Lincoln ...more
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Donna Summer, Jeff Goldblum, Debra Winger

Released: 1978

Directed by: Robert Klane

Thank God It's Friday is a 1978 film directed by Robert Klane and produced by Motown Productions and Casablanca Filmworks for Columbia Pictures. Produced at the height of the disco craze, the ...more

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Tatiana Maslany, Debra Winger, Brandon Firla

Released: 2005

Directed by: Arliss Howard

Dawn Anna is an 2005 American dramatic television film written by Robert Munic, Arliss Howard, and James Howard, and directed by Arliss Howard. The film, based upon real events surrounding the ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Famke Janssen, Kelly Preston

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michael Clancy

Eulogy is a 2004 comedy film directed by Michael Clancy.
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Dennis Quaid, Debra Winger, M. Emmet Walsh

Released: 1993

Directed by: Glenn Gordon Caron

Wilder Napalm is a 1993 romantic comedy film about a pair of pyrokinetic brothers and their rivalry for the same woman. The film was directed by Glenn Gordon Caron, and stars Dennis Quaid, ...more
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In the Woods Famke Janssen, Moby, Terrence Howard

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jennifer Elster

In the Woods is a 2012 mystery film directed by Jennifer Elster.
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Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

Rachel Getting Married is a 2008 drama film directed by Jonathan Demme, and starring Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin and Debra Winger. The film was released in the U.S. to select ...more

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Idris Elba, Debra Winger, Noah Emmerich

Released: 2005

Directed by: Raoul Peck

Sometimes in April is a 2005 historical drama television film about the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, written and directed by the Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck. The ensemble cast includes Idris Elba, ...more
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Everybody Wins Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Jack Warden

Released: 1990

Directed by: Karel Reisz

Everybody Wins is a 1990 film directed by Karel Reisz.
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The Life and Faith of C.... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Debra Winger Movies
The Life and Faith of C.S. Lewis: The Magic Never Ends Debra Winger, Christopher Mitchell, Dabney Hart

Released: 2002

Directed by: Chip Duncan