The Best Dolly Parton Movies

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List of the best Dolly Parton movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Since making her big screen debut in Nine to Five in 1980, Dolly Parton has been a delightful addition to every film of which she has been a part of the cast. Dolly Parton'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 Dolly Parton movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Dolly Parton movies will be at the top of the list. Dolly Parton has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Dolly Parton movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Dolly Parton films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Dolly Parton role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Dolly Parton 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 different films like Steel Magnolias and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Dolly Parton movies?" and "What are the greatest Dolly Parton roles of all time?" If you are a fan of country music stars who also act, you might also enjoy our list of best Tim McGraw movies and best Dwight Yoakam movies

Dolly Parton has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Aretha Franklin and Tanya Tucker in terms of fame and success.

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  • 9 to 5
    Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Colin Higgins
  • Steel Magnolias
    Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Herbert Ross
  • A Smoky Mountain Christmas
    Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Dan Hedaya
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Henry Winkler
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
    Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, Dom DeLuise
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Colin Higgins
  • Straight Talk
    Dolly Parton, James Woods, Griffin Dunne
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Barnet Kellman
  • Unlikely Angel
    Dolly Parton, Allison Mack, Roddy McDowall
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Michael Switzer
  • Joyful Noise
    Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Todd Graff
  • Rhinestone
    Sylvester Stallone, Dolly Parton, Richard Farnsworth
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Bob Clark
  • Wild Texas Wind
    Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Gary Busey
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Joan Tewkesbury
  • Blue Valley Songbird
    Dolly Parton, Sam Bush, Billy Dean
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Richard A. Colla
  • Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
    Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Enrique Murciano
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: John Pasquin
  • Dolly!
    Dolly Parton, Ralph Emery
    • Gnomeo & Juliet
      James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine
      • Released: 2011
      • Directed by: Kelly Asbury
    • Dolly Parton & Friends
      Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris
      • Released: 1976
    • Dolly Parton and Friends: On the Country Train
      Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn
      • Released: 2003
    • Chet Atkins: A Life in Music
      Dolly Parton, Peter Frampton, Waylon Jennings
      • Released: 2000
    • The Nashville Sound
      Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Earl Scruggs
      • Released: 1979
      • Directed by: Robert Elfstrom
      • Released: 2005
      • Directed by: Morgan Neville, Robert Gordon
    • Frank McKlusky, C.I.
      Dave Sheridan, Dolly Parton, Kevin Pollak
      • Released: 2002
      • Directed by: Arlene Sanford
    • Jackie's Back
      Whoopi Goldberg, Dolly Parton, Tim Curry
      • Released: 1999
      • Directed by: Robert Townsend
    • Tootsie's Orchid Lounge
      Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus
      • Released: 1995
    • Get to the Heart: The Barbara Mandrell Story
      Evan Rachel Wood, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers
      • Released: 1997
      • Directed by: Jerry London