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The Best Diane Lane Movies

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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

    Released2002

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

    Unfaithful is a 2002 American thriller drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Chad Lowe, Dominic Chianese and Olivier Martinez. It was adapted by Alvin Sargent and...  more

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    Secretariat

    Diane Lane, John Malkovich

    Released2010

    Directed byRandall Wallace

    Secretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Randall Wallace. The film chronicles the life of thoroughbred race horse...  more

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    Lonesome Dove

    Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott

    Released1989

    Directed bySimon Wincer

    Lonesome Dove is a 1989 American epic Western adventure television miniseries directed by Simon Wincer. It is a four part adaptation of the 1985 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Larry...  more

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    Under the Tuscan Sun

    Diane Lane, Sandra Oh

    Released2003

    Directed byAudrey Wells

    Under the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 American romantic comedy drama film written, produced, and directed by Audrey Wells and starring Diane Lane. Based on Frances Mayes' 1996 memoir Under the Tuscan Sun,...  more

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    The Perfect Storm

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2000

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    The Perfect Storm is a 2000 American biographical disaster drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is an adaptation of the 1997 non-fiction book of the same title by Sebastian Junger, which...  more

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    Man of Steel

    Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

    Released2013

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable human,...  more

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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. The film was released on March 25, 1983. Jo Ellen Misakian,...  more

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    Must Love Dogs

    Diane Lane, John Cusack

    Released2005

    Directed byGary David Goldberg

    Must Love Dogs is a 2005 romantic comedy film based on Claire Cook's eponymous 2002 novel. Starring Diane Lane and John Cusack, it is the third film directed and written by Gary David Goldberg and...  more

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    Murder at 1600

    Diane Lane, Wesley Snipes

    Released1997

    Directed byDwight H. Little

    This film is a 1997 action film starring Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Dennis Miller, Ronny Cox, Daniel Benzali, and Alan Alda. The 1600 in the title refers to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the address of...  more
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    Nights in Rodanthe

    James Franco, Diane Lane

    Released2008

    Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe

    Nights in Rodanthe is a 2008 American/Australian romantic drama film. It is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane in their...  more

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    Fierce People

    Kristen Stewart, Diane Lane

    Released2005

    Directed byGriffin Dunne

    Fierce People is a 2005 independent drama thriller film adapted by Dirk Wittenborn from his 2002 novel of the same name. Directed by Griffin Dunne, it starred Anton Yelchin, Diane Lane, Kristen...  more
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    Jumper

    Kristen Stewart, Rachel Bilson

    Released2008

    Directed byDoug Liman

    Jumper is a 2008 American science fiction film directed by Doug Liman, loosely based on the 1992 science fiction novel of the same name written by Steven Gould. The film is directed by Doug Liman and...  more

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    Untraceable

    Diane Lane, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

    Released2008

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

    Within the FBI, there exists a division dedicated to investigating and prosecuting criminals on the internet. Welcome to the front lines of the war on cybercrime, where Special Agent Jennifer Marsh...  more
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    Indian Summer

    Diane Lane, Bill Paxton

    Released1993

    Directed byMike Binder

    Indian Summer is a 1993 comedy drama film written and directed by Mike Binder. The movie was filmed and set on-location at Camp Tamakwa, a summer camp located in Ontario, Canada, where Binder himself...  more
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    Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All

    Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland

    Released1994

    Directed byKen Cameron

    Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All is a 1994 two part Television film written by Joyce Eliason and based on the 1989 novel by Allan Gurganus. It was directed by Ken Cameron and starred Diane...  more
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    Killshot

    Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

    Released2008

    Directed byJohn Madden

    Killshot is a 2008 American thriller film directed by John Madden and starring Diane Lane, Thomas Jane, Mickey Rourke and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It is based on Elmore Leonard's 1989 novel of the same...  more
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    Hardball

    Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane

    Released2001

    Directed byBrian Robbins

    Hardball is a 2001 American dramedy film directed by Brian Robbins. It stars Keanu Reeves, Diane Lane and D. B. Sweeney. The screenplay by John Gatins is based on the book Hardball: A Season in the...  more

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    Six Pack

    Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds

    Released1982

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    Six Pack is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray, Anthony Michael Hall, and Barry Corbin....  more
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    The Only Thrill

    Diane Lane, Diane Keaton

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter Masterson

    The Only Thrill is a 1997 film directed by Peter Masterson. It stars Diane Keaton and Sam Shepard....  more
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    A Walk on the Moon

    Anna Paquin, Diane Lane

    Released1999

    Directed byTony Goldwyn

    A Walk on the Moon is a 1999 drama film starring Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Liev Schreiber and Anna Paquin. The movie, which was set against the backdrop of the Woodstock festival of 1969 and the...  more

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    A Little Romance

    Diane Lane, Laurence Olivier

    Released1979

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    A Little Romance is a 1979 American romantic comedy film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Laurence Olivier, Thelonious Bernard, and Diane Lane in her film debut. The screenplay was written by...  more

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    Vital Signs

    Diane Lane, Jimmy Smits

    Released1990

    Directed byMarisa Silver

    Vital Signs is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Marisa Silver. A group of college students studying medicine has to come with terms with the tension that goes inside a surgery room....  more
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    Judge Dredd

    Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane

    Released1995

    Directed byDanny Cannon

    Judge Dredd is a 1995 American science fiction action film directed by Danny Cannon, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Armand Assante, and Max von Sydow. The film is based...  more

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    Chaplin

    Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich

    Released1992

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

    Chaplin is a 1992 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British comedian Charlie Chaplin. It was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Robert Downey,...  more
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    Paris Can Wait

    Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin

    Directed byEleanor Coppola

    Paris Can Wait is a 2016 American-British comedy film directed by Eleanor Coppola. ...  more