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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.

Diane Lane is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Simon Wincer, Brian Robbins and Francis Ford Coppola. If you're a fan of Diane Lane, then check out our lists of the best Diane Ladd and Vera Miles movies as well.

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Unfaithful is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan

Released: 2002

Directed by: Adrian 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 ...more

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The Perfect Storm is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Diane Lane

Released: 2000

Directed by: Wolfgang 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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Secretariat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell

Released: 2010

Directed by: Randall 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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Under the Tuscan Sun is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Kate Walsh

Released: 2003

Directed by: Audrey 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 ...more

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A Walk on the Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Anna Paquin, Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Tony 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 ...more

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Lonesome Dove is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Anjelica Huston, Timothy Scott, Robert Duvall

Released: 1989

Directed by: Simon 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 ...more

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Must Love Dogs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Diane Lane, John Cusack, Christopher Plummer

Released: 2005

Directed by: Gary 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 ...more

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The Outsiders is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

Released: 1983

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Nights in Rodanthe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
James Franco, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

Released: 2008

Directed by: George 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 ...more
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Murder at 1600 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Diane Lane, Wesley Snipes, Alan Alda

Released: 1997

Directed by: Dwight 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 ...more

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Streets of Fire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane, Kathy Griffin

Released: 1984

Directed by: Walter Hill

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A Little Romance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Diane Lane, Laurence Olivier, Sally Kellerman

Released: 1979

Directed by: George 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 ...more

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Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane

Released: 1992

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

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Untraceable is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Diane Lane, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Billy Burke

Released: 2008

Directed by: Gregory 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 ...more

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The Glass House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
January Jones, Diane Lane, Leelee Sobieski

Released: 2001

Directed by: Daniel Sackheim

The Glass House is a 2001 American psychological thriller film directed by Daniel Sackheim and written by Wesley Strick. The film stars Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane, Stellan Skarsgård, ...more
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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon

Released: 2013

Directed by: Zack 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 ...more

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Jack is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams, Diane Lane

Released: 1996

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Jack is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, Bill Cosby, and Brian Kerwin. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Williams ...more

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Hollywoodland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Robin Tunney

Released: 2006

Directed by: Allen Coulter

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The Cotton Club is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

Released: 1984

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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My Dog Skip is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon, Frankie Muniz

Released: 2000

Directed by: Jay Russell

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A Streetcar Named Desire... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Ann-Margret, Randy Quaid, Beverly DAngelo

Released: 1984

Directed by: John Erman

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Rumble Fish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

Released: 1983

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Cinema Verite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini

Released: 2011

Directed by: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman

Cinema Verite is a 2011 HBO drama film directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. The film's main ensemble cast starred Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini and Kathleen Quinlan. ...more
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Killshot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Released: 2008

Directed by: John 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 ...more
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Fierce People is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Diane Lane Movies
Kristen Stewart, Diane Lane, Chris Evans

Released: 2005

Directed by: Griffin 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