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The Best Elle Fanning Movies

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

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

Examples include Maleficent, The Nutcracker in 3D, and I Am Sam.

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

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  • Maleficent1
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    Maleficent

    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning

    Released2014

    Directed byRobert Stromberg

    Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired...  more

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  • We Bought a Zoo2
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    We Bought a Zoo

    Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon

    Released2011

    Directed byCameron Crowe

    We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American family comedy-drama film loosely based on the 2008 memoir...  more

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  • Because of Winn-Dixie3
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    Because of Winn-Dixie

    Elle Fanning, AnnaSophia Robb

    Released2005

    Directed byWayne Wang

    Because of Winn-Dixie is a 2005 American family comedy-drama film adapted from the book of the...  more

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  • Super 84
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    Super 8

    Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka

    Released2011

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

    Super 8 is a 2011 American science fiction horror film written, co-produced, and directed by...  more

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  • Frankenweenie5
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    Frankenweenie

    Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning

    Released2012

    Directed byTim Burton

    Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton....  more

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  • The Nutcracker in 3D6
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    The Nutcracker in 3D

    Elle Fanning, John Turturro

    Released2009

    Directed byAndrei Konchalovsky

    Nutcracker: The Untold Story is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and...  more
  • My Neighbor Totoro7
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    My Neighbor Totoro

    Noriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani

    Released1988

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

    My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao...  more

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  • The Door in the Floor8
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    The Door in the Floor

    Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges

    Released2004

    Directed byTod Williams

    The Door in the Floor is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Tod Williams. The...  more

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  • All the Bright Places9
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    All the Bright Places

    Elle Fanning, Justice Smith

    Released2020

    Directed byBrett Haley

    All the Bright Places is a 2020 American drama romance film directed by Brett Haley, based on...  more
  • Phoebe in Wonderland10
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    Phoebe in Wonderland

    Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman

    Released2008

    Directed byDaniel Barnz

    Phoebe in Wonderland is a 2008 independent film directed by Daniel Barnz. It was screened in...  more
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button11
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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by...  more

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  • I Am Sam12
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    I Am Sam

    Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

    Released2001

    Directed byJessie Nelson

    I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jessie Nelson. A mentally handicapped man...  more

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  • Mary Shelley13
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    Mary Shelley

    Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth

    Released2018

    Directed byHaifaa al-Mansour

    Mary Shelley (originally titled A Storm in the Stars) is a 2017 Irish-American-Luxembourgish...  more
  • Daddy Day Care14
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    Daddy Day Care

    Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert

    Released2003

    Directed bySteve Carr

    Daddy Day Care is a 2003 American comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and co-starring Jeff...  more

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  • 20th Century Women15
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    20th Century Women

    Annette Bening, Elle Fanning

    Released2016

    Directed byMike Mills

    20th Century Women is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Mike Mills....  more
  • Teen Spirit16
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    Teen Spirit

    Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall

    Released2019

    Directed byMax Minghella

    Teen Spirit is a 2018 American-British musical drama film directed by Max Minghella. With...  more

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  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil17
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    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning

    Released2019

    Directed byJoachim Rønning

    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a 2019 American fantasy film directed by Joachim Rønning, and...  more
  • I Think We're Alone Now18
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    I Think We're Alone Now

    Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning

    Released2018

    Directed byReed Morano

    I Think We're Alone Now is a 2018 American science fiction film directed by Reed Morano. The...  more
  • The Roads Not Taken19
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    The Roads Not Taken

    Javier Bardem, Ellie Fanning

    Released2020

    Directed bySally Potter

    The Roads Not Taken is a 2020 British-American drama film directed by Sally Potter. Leo...  more
  • Somewhere20
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    Somewhere

    Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan

    Released2010

    Directed bySofia Coppola

    Somewhere is a 2010 American drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The film...  more

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  • Babel21
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    Babel

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

    Released2006

    Directed byAlejandro González Iñárritu

    Babel is a 2006 American-Mexican-French drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and...  more
  • The Neon Demon22
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    The Neon Demon

    Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman

    Released2016

    Directed byNicolas Winding Refn

    The Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. An...  more

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  • Take 323
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    Take 3

    Elle Fanning
  • Déjà Vu24
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    Déjà Vu

    Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer

    Released2006

    Directed byTony Scott

    Déjà Vu is a 2006 American action thriller film with elements of science fiction, directed by...  more

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  • The Nines25
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    The Nines

    Ryan Reynolds, Elle Fanning

    Released2007

    Directed byJohn August

    The Nines is a 2007 science fantasy film written and directed by John August and starring Ryan...  more