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

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

Examples of films on this list: Before Women Had Wings, Happy Tears and many more.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Ellen Barkin include names like Joel Schumacher, Steven Soderbergh and Tony Scott. Movie fans who love Ellen Barkin have also been known to enjoy films starring Anne Francis and Lee Grant.

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Téa Leoni, Ellen Barkin, Catherine Keener Switch is a 1991 comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards, based on George Axelrod's play Goodbye Charlie. The movie stars Ellen Barkin, Jimmy Smits, JoBeth Williams and Lorraine

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Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin Diner is a 1982 American comedy-drama written and directed by Barry Levinson. The film is Levinson's screen directing debut, and the first of Levinson's four "Baltimore Films" set in ...more

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Tom Berenger, Ellen Barkin, Joe Pantoliano Eddie and the Cruisers is a 1983 American film directed by Martin Davidson with the screenplay written by the director and Arlene Davidson, based on the novel by P.F. Kluge. It was marketed with ...more

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Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin, Roberto Benigni Down by Law is a 1986 black-and-white independent film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni. The film centers on the arrest, incarceration, ...more

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Robert Duvall, Ellen Barkin, Wilford Brimley Tender Mercies is a 1983 American drama film directed by Bruce Beresford. The screenplay by Horton Foote focuses on Mac Sledge, a recovering alcoholic country music singer who seeks to turn his ...more

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Monica Bellucci, Kerry Washington, Jim Brown She Hate Me is a 2004 independent comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Brian Dennehy, Woody Harrelson, Bai Ling ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!, often shortened to Buckaroo Banzai, is a 1984 American science fiction film. It was directed and produced by W. D. Richter, and ...more

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Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 American comedy heist film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an ensemble cast. It is the third and final film in the Soderbergh series following the 2004 ...more

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Ellen Barkin, Brendan Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne Into the West is a 1992 Irish magical realist film about Irish Travellers written by Jim Sheridan and directed by Mike Newell. Into the West was one of several major films to come from Ireland ...more

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Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech & Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, ...more

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Jodie Foster, Martin Sheen, Isabella Rossellini Siesta is a 1987 film directed by Mary Lambert, and starring Ellen Barkin, Gabriel Byrne and Jodie Foster. It also stars Martin Sheen, Isabella Rossellini, Grace Jones, Julian Sands and Alexei

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Eliza Dushku This Boy's Life is a 1993 film adaptation of the memoir of the same name by American author Tobias Wolff. It is directed by Michael Caton-Jones and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Tobias Wolff, ...more

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Demi Moore, Kate Bosworth, Ellen Barkin "A wedding at her parents’ Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the fire of primal, Byzantine family dynamics. It’s the wedding of Lynn’s son, whom she was deprived of raising ...more

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Hugh Jackman, Marisa Tomei, Ashley Judd Someone Like You is a 2001 romantic comedy film, based on Laura Zigman's novel Animal Husbandry which tells of a heartbroken woman who is looking for the reason she was dumped. The film stars ...more

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Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley Drop Dead Gorgeous is a 1999 American black comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Kirsten Dunst, Allison Janney, Denise Richards, Brittany ...more

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Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal Trust the Man is a 2005 romantic comedy film starring David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It was directed and written by Bart Freundlich. The film primarily ...more

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Robert De Niro, Jack Black, Ellen Barkin The Fan is a 1996 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Abrahams. The Fan is a ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Mickey Rourke, Ellen Barkin 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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Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle Brooklyn's Finest is a 2009 American crime film directed by Antoine Fuqua, and written by Michael C. Martin. The film stars Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes. The film was ...more

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Ellen Barkin, Monica Keena, Jeffrey Wright Crime and Punishment in Suburbia is a 2000 film directed by Rob Schmidt and starring Monica Keena, Ellen Barkin, Michael Ironside, James DeBello and Vincent Kartheiser.

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Jon Voight, Ellen Barkin, JoBeth Williams Desert Bloom is a 1986 American drama film directed by Eugene Corr and starring an ensemble cast led by Jon Voight and JoBeth Williams. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the ...more

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ellen Barkin Movies
Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. It was adapted ...more

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Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum Mad Dog Time is a 1996 ensemble cast crime film written and directed by Larry Bishop, released through United Artists. The film is notable for the various cameo appearances, including the first, ...more

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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin, Richard Masur Palindromes is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz. It references Solondz's 1995 film, Welcome to the Dollhouse. It competed for the Golden Lion award at the ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Paul Newman, Ellen Barkin Harry & Son is a 1984 American drama film directed by Paul Newman, who also stars. The screenplay by Newman and Ronald Buck focuses on the relationship between a blue-collar worker and his ...more

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Emma Roberts, 50 Cent, Kiefer Sutherland Twelve is a 2010 American-French crime drama teen film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film was written by Jordan Melamed, adapted from Nick McDonell's novel of the same name. The film, a story ...more

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Clinton and Nadine Morgan Freeman, Ellen Barkin, Andy Garcia Clinton and Nadine is an American TV movie broadcast on HBO on May 28, 1988.

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Famke Janssen, Emilie de Ravin, Ellen Barkin "When teenager Nicholas Barclay (Marc-André Grondin, C.R.A.Z.Y.) mysteriously resurfaces after he went missing three years ago, his sister (Emilie De Ravin, Lost) and mother (Ellen ...more

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Oprah Winfrey, Julia Stiles, Ellen Barkin Before Women Had Wings is a 1997 drama film written by Connie May Fowler and directed by Lloyd Kramer.

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Bernard Shakey, Tom Petty, Ellen Barkin Made in Heaven is a 1987 feature film directed by Alan Rudolph, script from Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon, and produced by Lorimar Productions. The film stars Timothy Hutton and Kelly ...more

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Demi Moore, Ellen Barkin, Parker Posey Happy Tears is 2010 drama film written and directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein.

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Terrible Joe Moran Ellen Barkin, James Cagney, Art Carney Terrible Joe Moran is a 1984 television film directed by Joseph Sargent. The TV-movie stars James Cagney, in his final film, Art Carney, and Ellen Barkin. The film, about an aging ex-boxer ...more

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Ellen Barkin, Ed Asner, Mandy Patinkin Daniel is a 1983 film which was adapted by E. L. Doctorow from his novel The Book of Daniel. It was directed by Sidney Lumet. The film was based on the life story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Ellen Barkin, Beverly DAngelo Man Trouble is a 1992 romantic comedy starring Jack Nicholson and Ellen Barkin. It was directed by Bob Rafelson, and written by Carole Eastman, who together had been responsible for 1970's Five ...more

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Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones, Maggie Gyllenhaal Strip Search is a drama film made for the HBO network, first aired on April 27, 2004. The film explores the status of individual liberties in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks and ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Ellen Barkin, Charles Bronson Act of Vengeance is a 1986 television movie starring Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, and Keanu Reeves.

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Maggie Q, Odette Annable, Zach Galifianakis Operation: Endgame is a 2010 action comedy film directed by Fouad Mikati featuring an ensemble cast. It premiered on November 5, 2009, at the American Film Market and had a limited release in ...more

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Christina Applegate, Diane Lane, Jeff Bridges Wild Bill is a 1995 Western film about the last days of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickok. It stars Jeff Bridges, Ellen Barkin, John Hurt and Diane Lane. The film was distributed by United ...more

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Terminal Choice Ellen Barkin

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Shit Year Ellen Barkin, Fairuza Balk, Melora Walters "Renowned actress Colleen West abandons her successful career for a secluded life in the hills. But the quiet and peace of mind she longed for is disrupted by the noisy construction of ...more

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We're Fighting Back Ellen Barkin We're Fighting Back is a 1981 television film directed by Lou Antonio.

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Antonio Banderas, Ellen Barkin, Bob Hoskins The White River Kid is a 1999 film directed by Arne Glimcher.

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Ellen Barkin, John Turturro, John Amos Mac is a 1993 drama film directed by John Turturro.

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Mann's World Kelly Hu, Ellen Barkin, Don Johnson Mann's World is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Michael Patrick King.