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The Best Diane Lane Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 5.6k votes 1.5k voters 125.9k views

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This is a list of the best Diane Lane movies, ranked best to worst - with movie trailers when available. Diane Lane's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. One of Diane Lane's first big breaks was appearing alongside Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, and Rob Lowe in the 1983 film The Outsiders. The actress has a wide-ranging filmography that includes famous flicks like Under the Tuscan Sun and Unfaithful. The order of these top Diane Lane movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Diane Lane movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Diane Lane movies?" and "What are the greatest Diane Lane roles of all time?" The greatest Diane Lane performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. If you think the best Diane Lane role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Lane's romantic films, you might also enjoy our list of best Richard Gere movies and best Josh Brolin movies.

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    Unfaithful

    Diane Lane, Richard Gere
    Unfaithful is a 2002 American thriller drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Richard...  more

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    #85 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#48 of 131 The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents

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    Secretariat

    Diane Lane, John Malkovich
    Secretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney...  more

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    #47 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made#124 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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    Under the Tuscan Sun

    Diane Lane, Sandra Oh
    Under the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 American romantic comedy drama film written, produced, and...  more

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    #82 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#199 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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    Lonesome Dove

    Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott
    Lonesome Dove is a 1989 American epic Western adventure television miniseries directed by...  more

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    #162 of 201 The TV Shows with the Best Writing#117 of 322 The Greatest TV Dramas of All Time

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    Chaplin

    Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich
    Chaplin is a 1992 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British...  more
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    The Perfect Storm

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg
    The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang...  more

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    Tragic Facts About The Perfect Storm, The Shipwreck Story No One Lived To Tell#10 of 318 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

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    Jack

    Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams
    Jack is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez,...  more

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    #35 of 173 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#184 of 375 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

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    A Walk on the Moon

    Anna Paquin, Diane Lane
    A Walk on the Moon is a 1999 drama film starring Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Liev Schreiber...  more

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    #259 of 291 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time#5 of 38 Great Movies About Secret Love Affairs

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    The Cotton Club

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane
    The Cotton Club is a 1984 drama music film written by William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola,...  more

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    #51 of 85 The Greatest African American Biopics#71 of 123 The Best Mafia Films Of All Time

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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage
    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of...  more

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    #354 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#51 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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    Must Love Dogs

    Diane Lane, John Cusack
    Must Love Dogs is a 2005 romantic comedy film based on Claire Cook's eponymous 2002 novel....  more

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    #19 of 73 The Best John Cusack Movies of All Time#132 of 386 The Greatest Romantic Comedies Of All Time

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    Murder at 1600

    Diane Lane, Wesley Snipes
    This film is a 1997 action film starring Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Dennis Miller, Ronny Cox,...  more
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    Nights in Rodanthe

    James Franco, Diane Lane
    Nights in Rodanthe is a 2008 American/Australian romantic drama film. It is a film adaptation...  more

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    Man of Steel

    Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
    Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics...  more

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    Streets of Fire

    Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane
    Streets of Fire is a 1984 film directed by Walter Hill and co-written by Hill and Larry Gross....  more
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    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Ann-Margret, Randy Quaid
    A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1984 television drama film directed by John Erman. Based on the...  more
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    Killshot

    Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane
    Killshot is a 2008 American thriller film directed by John Madden and starring Diane Lane,...  more
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    Indian Summer

    Diane Lane, Bill Paxton
    Indian Summer is a 1993 comedy drama film written and directed by Mike Binder. The movie was...  more
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    Fierce People

    Kristen Stewart, Diane Lane
    Fierce People is a 2005 independent drama thriller film adapted by Dirk Wittenborn from his...  more
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    Knight Moves

    Diane Lane, Katharine Isabelle
    Knight Moves is a 1992 American thriller film, directed by Carl Schenkel and written by Brad...  more
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    A Little Romance

    Diane Lane, Laurence Olivier
    A Little Romance is a 1979 American romantic comedy film directed by George Roy Hill and...  more

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    #605 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#400 of 552 The Best '70s Movies

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    The Only Thrill

    Diane Lane, Diane Keaton
    The Only Thrill is a 1997 film directed by Peter Masterson. It stars Diane Keaton and Sam...  more
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    Untraceable

    Diane Lane, Jesse Tyler Ferguson
    Within the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals...  more
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    Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

    Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland
    Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a 1994 two part Television film written by Joyce...  more
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    Vital Signs

    Diane Lane, Jimmy Smits
    Vital Signs is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Marisa Silver. A group of college...  more