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The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies 

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

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

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She's Having a Baby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Alec Baldwin, Magic Johnson, Bill Murray

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Hughes

She's Having a Baby is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Hughes. The film portrays a young newlywed couple, Kristy and Jake Briggs played by Elizabeth McGovern and Kevin ...more

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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin

Released: 1980

Directed by: Robert Redford

Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story ...more

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Ragtime is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Jack Nicholson, Samuel L. Jackson, Fran Drescher

Released: 1981

Directed by: Miloš Forman

Ragtime is a 1981 American drama film, directed by Miloš Forman, based on 1975 historical novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. The action takes place in and around New York City, New Rochelle, and ...more

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Racing with the Moon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Crispin Glover

Released: 1984

Directed by: Richard Benjamin

Racing with the Moon is a 1984 American drama film starring Sean Penn, Elizabeth McGovern, and Nicolas Cage. It was directed by Richard Benjamin and written by Steven Kloves. The original music ...more

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Once Upon a Time in Amer... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

Released: 1984

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic drama film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto youths ...more

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The Favor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Brad Pitt, Bill Pullman, Larry Miller

Released: 1994

Directed by: Donald Petrie

The Favor is a 1994 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and written by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon. It stars Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt and ...more
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Kick-Ass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Lyndsy Fonseca

Released: 2010

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Kick-Ass is a 2010 British-American superhero action comedy film based on the comic book of the same name by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. The film was directed by Matthew Vaughn, who ...more

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, Natasha Richardson

Released: 1990

Directed by: Volker Schlöndorff

The Handmaid's Tale is a 1990 film adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, directed by Volker Schlöndorff the film stars Natasha Richardson, Faye Dunaway, Robert Duvall, ...more

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Tune in Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Keanu Reeves, Patricia Clarkson, Barbara Hershey

Released: 1990

Directed by: Jon Amiel

Tune in Tomorrow is a 1990 film comedy directed by Jon Amiel. It is based on the Mario Vargas Llosa novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter, and was released under that name in many countries. ...more
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The Wings of the Dove is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon, Charlotte Rampling

Released: 1997

Directed by: Iain Softley

The Wings of the Dove is a 1997 U.S.-British drama film directed by Iain Softley and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, and Alison Elliott. The screenplay by Hossein Amini is based on ...more

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Buffalo Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Anna Paquin, Idris Elba, Joaquin Phoenix

Released: 2001

Directed by: Gregor Jordan

Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 satire film, based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor, which follows the rogue activities of a group of US soldiers based in West Germany during 1989 when the fall ...more
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King of the Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Katherine Heigl, Adrien Brody, Karen Allen

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

King of the Hill is Steven Soderbergh's third feature film, released in 1993, and the second he directed from his own screenplay following his 1989 Palme d'Or-winning film Sex, Lies, and ...more
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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

Released: 2010

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Clash of the Titans is a 2010 British-American fantasy adventure film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name produced by MGM. The story is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. ...more

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Johnny Handsome is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Morgan Freeman, Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin

Released: 1989

Directed by: Walter Hill

Johnny Handsome is an 1989 American crime-drama film directed by Walter Hill and starring Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin and Morgan Freeman. The film was written by Ken Friedman, and adapted from ...more
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The House of Mirth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Laura Linney

Released: 2000

Directed by: Terence Davies

The House of Mirth is a 2000 film drama version of Edith Wharton's 1905 novel The House of Mirth. The film was written and directed by Terence Davies and stars Gillian Anderson.
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A Shock to the System is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, Elizabeth McGovern

Released: 1990

Directed by: Jan Egleson

A Shock to the System is a U.S. dark comedy crime thriller film directed by Jan Egleson, starring Michael Caine, Swoosie Kurtz, Elizabeth McGovern, and Peter Riegert. It is based on the 1984 ...more
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Angels Crest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Kate Walsh, Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Piven

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gaby Dellal

Angels Crest is a 2011 drama film written by Catherine Trieschmann and directed by Gaby Dellal.
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Lovesick is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Alec Guinness, Dudley Moore, John Huston

Released: 1983

Directed by: Marshall Brickman

Lovesick is a 1983 romantic comedy film. It was written and directed by Marshall Brickman. It stars Dudley Moore and Elizabeth McGovern and features Alec Guinness as the ghost of Sigmund Freud.

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Downton Abbey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Michelle Dockery

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael Engler

Downton Abbey is a 2019 British historical period drama film directed by Michael Engler, and a continuation of the TV series. The Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English ...more
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A Room with a View is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Timothy Spall, Elizabeth McGovern, Elaine Cassidy

Released: 2007

Directed by: Nicholas Renton

A Room with a View is televised adaptation of E. M. Forster's novel, A Room with a View, written by Andrew Davies. It was announced in 2006 and filmed in the summer of 2007. A Room with a View ...more
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Cheerful Weather for the... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Cheerful Weather for the Wedding Felicity Jones, Elizabeth McGovern, Luke Treadaway

Released: 2012

Directed by: Donald Rice

Cheerful Weather for the Wedding is a 2012 British comedy drama film directed by Donald Rice and starring Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway, and Elizabeth McGovern. Adapted from the 1932 novella ...more
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The Summer of Ben Tyler ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
The Summer of Ben Tyler James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Len Cariou

Released: 1996

Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman

The Summer of Ben Tyler is a 1996 comedy film directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman.
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Women & Men: Stories... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Molly Ringwald

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ken Russell, Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson

Women and Men: Stories of Seduction is a 1990 TV film Directed by Frederic Raphael, Tony Richardson and Ken Russell.
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Tales from Hollywood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Tales from Hollywood Jeremy Irons, Elizabeth McGovern

Released: 1992

Directed by: Howard Davies

Tales from Hollywood is a 1992 film written by Christopher Hampton and directed by Howard Davies.
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The Man with Rain in His... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elizabeth McGovern Movies
Penélope Cruz, Lena Headey, Mark Strong

Released: 1998

Directed by: Maria Ripoll

The Man with Rain in His Shoes is a 1998 Spanish-British romantic comedy film, written by Spanish singer-songwriter Rafa Russo, directed by Spanish filmmaker María Ripoll and starring ...more