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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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Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini
Wild at Heart is a 1990 American 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 Sailor ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. The film costars Viggo ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.