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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.

The list you're viewing is made up of films like Dan in Real Life and The 10th Kingdom.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Dianne Wiest movies?" and "What are the greatest Dianne Wiest roles of all time?"

Dianne Wiest is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ron Howard, Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher. If you're a fan of Dianne Wiest, then check out our lists of the best Joan Allen and Brenda Blethyn movies as well.

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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dianne Wiest Movies
Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

Released: 1990

Directed by: Tim Burton

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An artificial man (Johnny Depp), who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a ...more

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Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

Released: 1987

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror film starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, ...more

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Bacon, John Lithgow

Released: 1984

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Footloose is a 1984 American musical-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It tells the story of Ren McCormack, an upbeat Chicago teen who moves to a small town in which, as a result of the efforts of ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 1989

Directed by: Ron Howard

Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, ...more

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Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mike Nichols

The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and a remake of the 1978 Franco-Italian film La Cage aux Folles by Édouard Molinaro. A gay cabaret owner (Robin ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1986

Directed by: Woody Allen

Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more

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Jennifer Tilly, Mary-Louise Parker, John Cusack

Released: 1994

Directed by: Woody Allen

Bullets Over Broadway is a 1994 American comedy film written by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath and directed by Woody Allen. It stars an ensemble cast including John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Chazz ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1985

Directed by: Woody Allen

The Purple Rose of Cairo is a 1985 American romantic fantasy comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Inspired by Sherlock, Jr., Hellzapoppin', and Pirandello's Six Characters in Search ...more

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Dianne Wiest, Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith

Released: 1983

Directed by: Robert Mandel

Independence Day is a 1983 film directed by Robert Mandel from a script by the novelist Alice Hoffman. It was designed by Stewart Campbell and shot by Charles Rosher. It stars Kathleen Quinlan, ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Evan Rachel Wood

Released: 1998

Directed by: Griffin Dunne

Practical Magic is a 1998 American romantic comedy film based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Alice Hoffman. The film was directed by Griffin Dunne and stars Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, ...more

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Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow

Released: 1987

Directed by: Woody Allen

Radio Days is a 1987 comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film looks back on an American family's life during the Golden Age of Radio using both music and memories to tell the

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Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, Robert Redford

Released: 1998

Directed by: Robert Redford

The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. Redford plays the title role, a talented ...more

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Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes

Released: 2005

Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

Robots is a 2005 American computer animated science fiction comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios for Twentieth Century Fox, and was released theatrically on March 11, 2005. The story was ...more

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Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jessie Nelson

I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jessie Nelson. A mentally handicapped man (Sean Penn) fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter (Dakota Fanning) and in the process teaches ...more

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Little Man Tate Jodie Foster, Harry Connick, Jr.

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jodie Foster

Little Man Tate is a 1991 drama film directed by and starring Jodie Foster. The film marked her directorial debut. It tells the story of a seven-year-old child prodigy, Fred Tate, who struggles ...more

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Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Dane Cook

Released: 2007

Directed by: Peter Hedges

Dan in Real Life is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Hedges, starring Steve Carell, Alison Pill, Juliette Binoche, Dianne Wiest, John Mahoney and Dane Cook.

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Anne Hathaway, David Morse, Dianne Wiest

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rodrigo GarcĂ­a

Passengers is 2008 American-Canadian thriller film starring Anne Hathaway and Patrick Wilson, and directed by Rodrigo García. It was released in the United States by TriStar Pictures on ...more

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Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest

Released: 1994

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Cops & Robbersons is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie, and starring Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest, and Robert Davi.
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Dianne Wiest, Robert Prosky, Joseph Wiseman

Released: 1975

Directed by: Alan Schneider, Peter Levin

Zalmen or the Madness of God is a 1975 drama film written by Elie Wiesel and directed by Peter Levin and Alan Schneider.
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Whoopi Goldberg, Allison Janney, Eli Wallach

Released: 1996

Directed by: Donald Petrie

The Associate is a 1996 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Timothy Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Austin Pendleton and Lainie Kazan. The film is a remake of the 1979 French film ...more

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Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates

Released: 1988

Directed by: James Bridges

Bright Lights, Big City is a 1988 American drama film directed by James Bridges and starring Michael J. Fox, Kiefer Sutherland, Phoebe Cates, Dianne Wiest and Jason Robards, based on the novel ...more
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Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Released: 2008

Directed by: Charlie Kaufman

Synecdoche, New York is a 2008 American postmodern drama film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. It is Kaufman's directorial debut. The plot follows an ...more

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Rabbit Hole Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2010

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

Rabbit Hole is a 2010 American drama film starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, and Dianne Wiest, and directed by John Cameron Mitchell; the screenplay is an adaptation by David Lindsay-Abaire ...more

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Randy Quaid, Brian Dennehy, Dianne Wiest

Released: 2004

Directed by: Dick Lowry

Category 6: Day of Destruction is a 2004 four-hour miniseries that was broadcast in the United States on CBS in two parts, with the first part aired on November 14 and the second on November 17. ...more
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Mary-Louise Parker, Sidney Poitier, Dianne Wiest

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gregg Champion

The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn is a 1999 made-for-television film, first broadcast on 9 May 1999 on CBS. This movie stars Sir Sidney Poitier as the title character, a rural Georgia carpenter, ...more