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

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The list you're viewing contains films like The World's Fastest Indian and Christy: A Change of Seasons.

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Diane Ladd has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski. Diane Ladd has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Marsha Mason and Lee Grant in terms of fame and success.

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Wild at Heart Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini Wild at Heart is a 1990 American crime thriller film written and directed by David Lynch, and based on Barry Gifford's 1989 novel of the same name. Both the book and the film revolve around ...more

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Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was inspired by the ...more

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Robert Getchell. It stars Ellen Burstyn as a widow who travels with her preteen ...more

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Something Wicked This Way Comes Pam Grier, Jason Robards Jr., Diane Ladd Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1983 American horror fantasy film directed by Jack Clayton and produced by Walt Disney Productions from a screenplay written by Ray Bradbury based on his ...more

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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Rambling Rose Robert Duvall, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd Rambling Rose is a 1991 American drama film set in Georgia during the Great Depression starring Laura Dern and Robert Duvall in leading roles with Lukas Haas, John Heard and Diane Ladd in ...more

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A Kiss Before Dying Matt Dillon, Sean Young, Max von Sydow A Kiss Before Dying is a 1991 British-American neo-noir film. It was directed by James Dearden, and based on the eponymous novel by Ira Levin, whose book won the 1954 Edgar Award for "Best ...more

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Inland Empire Naomi Watts, Jeremy Irons, Laura Dern Inland Empire is a 2006 mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and was his first feature film since 2001's Mulholland Drive. The feature took two-and-a-half years to complete, and was ...more

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The Wild Angels Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra The Wild Angels is a 1966 Roger Corman film, made on location in Southern California. The Wild Angels was made three years before Easy Rider and was the first film to associate actor Peter Fonda ...more

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White Lightning Burt Reynolds, Laura Dern, Ned Beatty White Lightning is a 1973 American action film from United Artists starring Burt Reynolds as Gator McKlusky. The film, directed by Joseph Sargent and written by William W. Norton, also starred ...more

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28 Days Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi 28 Days is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Betty Thomas. Sandra Bullock plays Gwen Cummings, a newspaper columnist obliged to enter rehabilitation for alcoholism. The film costars ...more

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All Night Long Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Dennis Quaid All Night Long is a 1981 comedy film starring Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, and William Daniels, written by W. D. Richter and directed by Jean-Claude

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The Reivers Steve McQueen, Burgess Meredith, Diane Ladd The Reivers is a 1969 film starring Steve McQueen and directed by Mark Rydell based on the William Faulkner novel of the same name. The supporting cast includes Sharon Farrell, Rupert Crosse, ...more

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Primary Colors John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher Primary Colors is a 1998 drama film based on the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, a roman à clef about Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in 1992, which originally had ...more

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Carnosaur Clint Howard, Diane Ladd, Raphael Sbarge Carnosaur is a 1993 science fiction horror film starring Diane Ladd as a mad scientist who plans to recreate dinosaurs and destroy humanity. The film is loosely based on the novel Carnosaur by ...more

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Black Widow Dennis Hopper, Debra Winger, Diane Ladd 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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The World's Fastest Indian Anthony Hopkins, Walton Goggins, Diane Ladd The World's Fastest Indian is a 2005 Japanese-American-Swiss-New Zealand biographical sports drama film based on the Invercargill, New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro and his highly modified ...more

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Plain Clothes Abe Vigoda, Harry Shearer, Diane Ladd Plain Clothes is a 1988 comedy film directed by Martha Coolidge. The film stars Arliss Howard and was released by Paramount Pictures. As of 2011, it is available on VHS.

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Montana Sky Charlotte Ross, Ashley Williams, Diane Ladd Montana Sky is a 2007 American television film directed by Mike Robe and starring Ashley Williams, John Corbett, and Charlotte Ross. Based on the Nora Roberts novel of the same name, the film is ...more

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Father Hood Halle Berry, Patrick Swayze, Josh Lucas Father Hood is a 1993 comedy-drama film starring Patrick Swayze and Halle Berry and directed by Darrell Roodt.

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Come Early Morning Ashley Judd, Laura Prepon, Jeffrey Donovan Come Early Morning is a 2006 film starring Ashley Judd and Jeffrey Donovan. It marked the directorial debut of Joey Lauren Adams. The movie was shot throughout the metropolitan Little Rock, ...more

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The Devil's Daughter Shelley Winters, Diane Ladd, Joseph Cotten The Devil's Daughter is a TV horror movie that originally aired on ABC on January 9, 1973. It was an early screenwriting credit for Colin Higgins.

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The Rebel Rousers Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Diane Ladd Rebel Rousers is a 1970 independent outlaw biker film starring Cameron Mitchell, Jack Nicholson, Diane Ladd, Bruce Dern, and Harry Dean Stanton. Filmed in 1967, but held back for release until ...more

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Christy: A Change of Seasons Diane Ladd, Lauren Lee Smith, Emily Perkins Christy: A Change of Seasons is a 2001 made-for-tv movie developed for television by executive producer Tom Blomquist and starring Lauren Lee Smith, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, James Waterston, ...more

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Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops 2 Charles Bronson, Diane Ladd, Kari Matchett Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops 2 is a television action film starring Charles Bronson sequel to A Family of Cops. It was the second-to-last film Charles starred in before his death in 2003.

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Redemption of the Ghost Rachel Hunter, Alexandra Paul, Diane Ladd

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Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Sean Young, Diane Ladd, Timothy Leary Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me is a 1992 American comedy film starring Adrienne Shelly, Max Parrish, Andrea Naschak, and written and directed by Joel Hershman. Supporting roles are played by Diane ...more

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Daddy and Them Ben Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Preston Daddy and Them is a 2001 American film written and directed by, as well as starring Billy Bob Thornton. In addition to Thornton, it stars Laura Dern, Ben Affleck, Kelly Preston, Diane Ladd, ...more

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The Gift Isabella Rossellini, Mary Steenburgen, Mary Kay Place The Gift is a 30 minute made for television movie directed by Laura Dern and starring Jason Adelman, Bonnie Bedelia, Peter Horton, Diane Ladd, Isabella Rossellini and Mary Steenburgen. It is ...more

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Embryo Rock Hudson, Barbara Carrera, Roddy McDowall Embryo is a 1976 science fiction / horror film which was directed by Ralph Nelson, and which starred Rock Hudson alongside Barbara Carrera.

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More than Puppy Love Diane Ladd, Pamela Bach, Craig Benton More than Puppy Love is a 2002 American family film directed by Tom Whitus and starring Pamela Bach and Diane Ladd.

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Desperate Lives Helen Hunt, Katherine Kelly Lang, Diane Ladd Desperate Lives is a 1982 made-for-TV film about drug use in a high school. The film has a very strong anti-drug message.

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Gracie's Choice Kristen Bell, Anne Heche, Diane Ladd Gracie's Choice is a 2004 television movie that premiered on Lifetime, written by Joyce Eliason and directed by Peter Werner, and starring Kristen Bell, Anne Heche, Diane Ladd, and Kristin

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The Staircase Barbara Hershey, Diane Ladd, William Petersen The Staircase is a 1998 television film.

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I Married a Centerfold Diane Ladd, Tim Daly, Bert Remsen I Married a Centerfold is a 1984 television film starring Teri Copley and Tim Daly.

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Damaged Care Laura Dern, Regina King, Diane Ladd Damaged Care is a 2002 drama TV movie written by Ilene Chaiken and directed by Harry Winer.

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When I Find the Ocean Lee Majors, Diane Ladd, Graham Greene A little girl leaves home with her pet dog and rabbit to escape abuse and find the ocean in the hopes of feeling closer to her father who has passed away. Distributed exclusively by Monterey

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Christy: A New Beginning is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Diane Ladd Movies
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The Cemetery Club Christina Ricci, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener The Cemetery Club is a 1993 film directed by Bill Duke.

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James Dean: Race with Destiny Robert Mitchum, Connie Stevens, Casey Kasem

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Jake's Corner Danny Trejo, Diane Ladd, B. J. Thomas Jake's Corner is a 2008 drama family film written and directed by Jeff Santo.

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Living with the Dead Queen Latifah, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen Living with the Dead is a 2002 supernatural crime drama directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring Ted Danson, Diane Ladd, Queen Latifah, Mary Steenburgen and Jack Palance. It was inspired by ...more

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The Siege at Ruby Ridge Kirsten Dunst, Laura Dern, Randy Quaid The Siege at Ruby Ridge is a 1996 television film directed by Roger Young.

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The Young Racers Francis Ford Coppola, Patrick Magee, William Campbell The Young Racers is a 1963 film directed by Roger Corman.

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Get a Clue Shane West, Diane Ladd, Sally Kirkland Get a Clue is a 1997 film based on the Newbery Medal winning book The Westing Game. The film draws young viewers into the strange mysteries encountered by 13-year-old "Turtle" Wexler ...more

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American Cowslip Val Kilmer, Cloris Leachman, Bruce Dern American Cowslip is an independent feature film by director Mark David. It revolves around heroin addict, Ethan Inglebrink, whose life is centered on his garden and his group of eccentric ...more

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Christy: Return to Cutter Gap Diane Ladd, Lauren Lee Smith, Emily Perkins Christy: Return to Cutter Gap is a 2000 made-for-tv movie starring Lauren Lee Smith, Stewart Finlay-McLennan, James Waterston, Diane Ladd, Dale Dickey, Andy Stahl, Bruce McKinnon, and Claudette

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Can't Be Heaven Kaley Cuoco, Michelle Trachtenberg, Ralph Macchio Can't Be Heaven is a 2000 American family comedy film directed by Richard Friedman. The film stars newcomer Bryan Burke and Ralph Macchio. The film was loosely based on the 1968 movie ...more

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Rain Diane Ladd, Ellen Muth, Melora Walters Rain is a 2001 film directed by Katherine Lindberg.