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

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

Items on this list include The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond and Within These Walls.

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

Brett Ratner and Joel Schumacher have both worked with Ellen Burstyn over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Ellen Burstyn your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Brian Dennehy and Gena Rowlands films lists too.

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Requiem for a Dream Jennifer Connelly, Jared Leto, Ellen Burstyn

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Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern

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The Last Picture Show Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

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Resurrection Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth

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Same Time, Next Year Alan Alda, Ellen Burstyn, Ivan Bonar

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The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Bryce Dallas Howard, Ann-Margret, Chris Evans

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Harry and Tonto Ellen Burstyn, Larry Hagman, Geraldine Fitzgerald

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The Spitfire Grill Ellen Burstyn, Marcia Gay Harden, Will Patton

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The King of Marvin Gardens Jack Nicholson, Ellen Burstyn, Bruce Dern

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Silence of the North Ellen Burstyn, Tom Skerritt, Gordon Pinsent

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The Stone Angel Ellen Page, Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Zegers

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The Five People You Meet in Heaven Jon Voight, Jeff Daniels, Ellen Burstyn

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Deceiver Renée Zellweger, Tim Roth, Ellen Burstyn

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Playing by Heart Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff, Sean Connery

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How to Make an American Quilt Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto

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Dying Young Julia Roberts, Ellen Burstyn, Vincent D'Onofrio

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The Ambassador Rock Hudson, Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn

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The Fountain Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn

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When a Man Loves a Woman Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy Garcia

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The Yards Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix

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Roommates Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Ellen Burstyn

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The Exorcist series Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn

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Lovely, Still Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Martin Landau

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Providence Ellen Burstyn, John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde

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The Baby-Sitters Club Rachael Leigh Cook, Ellen Burstyn, Marla Sokoloff

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A Dream of Passion Ellen Burstyn, Melina Mercouri, Andreas Voutsinas

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You Can Thank Me Later Ellen Burstyn, Mary McDonnell, Ted Levine

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W. Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin

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According to Greta Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn, Melissa Leo

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Down in the Valley Kat Dennings, Evan Rachel Wood, Edward Norton

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For Those Who Think Young Tina Louise, Ellen Burstyn, Nancy Sinatra

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The Cemetery Club Christina Ricci, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine Keener

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Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Sean Penn

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Terror in the Aisles Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis

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Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom's For One More Day Ellen Burstyn, Samantha Mathis, Michael Imperioli

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The Wicker Man Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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When You Remember Me Kevin Spacey, Fred Savage, Ellen Burstyn

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Main Street Orlando Bloom, Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn

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Walking Across Egypt Mark Hamill, Ellen Burstyn, Jonathan Taylor Thomas

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The Mighty Macs Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz, Ellen Burstyn

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Goodbye Charlie Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Ellen Burstyn

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Into Thin Air Ellen Burstyn, Tate Donovan, Robert Prosky

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Mrs. Harris Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Chloë Sevigny

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Thursday's Game Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Rob Reiner

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Brush With Fate Glenn Close, Ellen Burstyn, Kelly Macdonald

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Tropic of Cancer Ellen Burstyn, Rip Torn, Phil Brown

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Twice in a Lifetime Ann-Margret, Gene Hackman, Ellen Burstyn

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The Patron Saint of Liars Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dana Delany, Ellen Burstyn