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The Best Dianne Wiest Movies

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

If you think the best Dianne Wiest role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Dianne Wiest performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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  • 1

    Edward Scissorhands

    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder
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  • 2

    Hannah and Her Sisters

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen
    Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined...  more

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  • 3

    Bullets over Broadway

    Jennifer Tilly, Mary-Louise Parker
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  • 4

    Independence Day

    Dianne Wiest, Kathleen Quinlan
    Independence Day is a 1983 film directed by Robert Mandel from a script by the novelist Alice...  more
  • 5

    The Purple Rose of Cairo

    Viggo Mortensen, Mia Farrow
    The Purple Rose of Cairo is a 1985 American romantic fantasy comedy film written and directed...  more

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    Practical Magic

    Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock
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  • 7

    Radio Days

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
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  • 8

    I Am Sam

    Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning
    I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jessie Nelson. A mentally handicapped man...  more

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  • 9


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  • 10

    The Horse Whisperer

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    Little Man Tate

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    The Lost Boys

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  • 13

    Dan in Real Life

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  • 14


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  • 15

    Cops & Robbersons

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  • 16

    The Associate

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    The Associate is a 1996 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Timothy...  more

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  • 17

    Bright Lights, Big City

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  • 18


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  • 19

    Zalmen or the Madness of God

    Dianne Wiest, Robert Prosky
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  • 20

    Synecdoche, New York

    Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh
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    Rabbit Hole

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  • 23

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  • 24

    The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn

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  • 25


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