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?"

Notable directors that have worked with Elle Fanning include names like Tim Burton, J.J. Abrams and Tony Scott. If Elle Fanning movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Emma Stone and Chlo

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Maleficent is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Elle Fanning Movies
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Juno Temple
Maleficent is a 2014 American dark fantasy film directed by Robert Stromberg, loosely inspired by the fairy tale by Charles Perrault. A vengeful fairy (Angelina Jolie) is driven to curse an ...more

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Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler
Super 8 is a 2011 American science fiction horror film written, co-produced, and directed by J. J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film stars Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, and Kyle ...more

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Elle Fanning, AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels
Because of Winn-Dixie is a 2005 American family comedy-drama film adapted from the book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, written by Joan Singleton, produced by Trevor Albert and directed by ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon, Elle Fanning
We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American family comedy-drama film loosely based on the 2008 memoir of the same name by Benjamin Mee. The film is directed by Cameron Crowe, and stars Matt Damon as ...more

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Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee
Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody of and a homage to the ...more

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Noriko Hidaka, Ikue Ōtani, Sumi Shimamoto
My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film – which stars the voice actors Noriko Hidaka, Chika ...more

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Elle Fanning, John Turturro, Nathan Lane
Nutcracker: The Untold Story is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and written by Chris Solimine and Andrei Konchalovsky.
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Elle Fanning, Felicity Huffman, Patricia Clarkson
Phoebe in Wonderland is a 2008 independent film directed by Daniel Barnz. It was screened in the Dramatic Competition at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and received a limited theatrical ...more
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Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by David Fincher. The storyline by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord is loosely based on the 1922 short ...more

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Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer
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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Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert, Elle Fanning
Daddy Day Care is a 2003 American comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and co-starring Jeff Garlin, Steve Zahn, Regina King, Anjelica Huston and Lacey Chabert. Written by Geoff Rodkey and directed ...more
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Mary Shelley
Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley
Mary Shelley (originally titled A Storm in the Stars) is a 2017 Irish-American-Luxembourgish romance film directed by Haifaa al-Mansour. The love affair between poet Percy Shelley (Douglas ...more
The Neon Demon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Elle Fanning Movies
Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Jena Malone
The Neon Demon is a 2016 psychological horror film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. An aspiring model (Elle Fanning) in Los Angeles generates intense fascination and jealousy within the
20th Century Women is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Elle Fanning Movies
Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig
20th Century Women is a 2016 American comedy-drama film directed and written by Mike Mills. The film stars Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Lucas Jade Zumann, and Billy Crudup.
Maleficent: Mistress of ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Elle Fanning Movies
Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Michelle Pfeiffer
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a 2019 American fantasy film directed by Joachim Rønning, and the sequel to the 2014 film. The complex relationship of Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) and ...more
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I Think We're Alone Now
Peter Dinklage, Elle Fanning, Paul Giamatti
I Think We're Alone Now is a 2018 American science fiction film directed by Reed Morano. The apocalypse proves a blessing in disguise for one lucky recluse (Peter Dinklage) until a second ...more
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Elle Fanning, Rebecca Hall, Zlatko Buric
Teen Spirit is a 2018 American-British musical drama film directed by Max Minghella. With dreams of pop stardom as an escape from her dismal surroundings and shattered family life, a shy ...more

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Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning
Babel is a 2006 American-Mexican-French drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga, starring an ensemble cast. The film portrays ...more

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Elle Fanning, Michelle Monaghan, Ellie Kemper
Somewhere is a 2010 American drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The film follows Johnny Marco, a newly famous actor, as he recuperates from a minor injury at the Chateau Marmont, ...more

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Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning
Déjà Vu is a 2006 American action thriller film with elements of science fiction, directed by Tony Scott, written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry ...more

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Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges, Elle Fanning
The Door in the Floor is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Tod Williams. The screenplay is based on the first third of the 1998 novel A Widow for One Year by John Irving.

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Ryan Reynolds, Elle Fanning, Melissa McCarthy
The Nines is a 2007 science fantasy film written and directed by John August and starring Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, and Elle Fanning. The film debuted at the 2007 Sundance ...more
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Take 3
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Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning, Tom Waits
Twixt is a 2011 horror thriller film written, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola starring Val Kilmer and Elle Fanning, The film premiered on September 4, 2011 at the Toronto ...more
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Jennifer Connelly, Joaquin Phoenix, Elle Fanning
Reservation Road is a 2007 American drama film directed by Terry George and based on the book of the same title by John Burnham Schwartz, who, along with George, adapted the novel for the ...more

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