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

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

List contains films like Almost Famous and Beyond Rangoon.

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

Frances McDormand has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Michael Bay and Robert Altman. Frances McDormand has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Rachel Weisz and Tom Wilkinson in terms of fame and success.

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frances McDormand Movies
Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand Fargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Frances McDormand as a pregnant Minnesota police chief who ...more

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Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, M. Emmet Walsh Blood Simple is a 1984 neo-noir crime film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It was the directorial debut of the Coens and the first major film of cinematographer Barry ...more

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Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich Burn After Reading is a 2008 black comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand Mississippi Burning is a 1988 American crime thriller film directed by Alan Parker and written by Chris Gerolmo. It was loosely based on the FBI investigation into the murders of three civil ...more

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Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir crime-thriller film, based on William Diehl's 1993 novel of the same name and directed by Gregory Hoblit. The film tells the story of Chicago defense ...more

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Amy Adams, Mark Strong, Frances McDormand Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Bharat Nalluri. The screenplay by David Magee and Simon Beaufoy is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Winifred ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin Almost Famous is a 2000 comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe and starring Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit. It tells the fictional story of a teenage journalist ...more

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John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand Barton Fink is a 1991 American period film written, produced, directed and edited by the Coen brothers. Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright ...more

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Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden Miller's Crossing is a 1990 American gangster film by the Coen brothers and starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J. E. Freeman, and Albert Finney. The plot ...more

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Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen brothers, and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins Short Cuts is a 1993 American drama film directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay by Altman and Frank Barhydt, it is inspired by nine short stories and a poem by Raymond Carver. ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Billy Bob Thornton, Jennifer Jason Leigh The Man Who Wasn't There is a 2001 British-American neo-noir film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Billy Bob Thornton stars in the title role. Also featured are Tony ...more

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Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Bruce Campbell Darkman is a 1990 American superhero action film directed and co-written by Sam Raimi. It is based on a short story Raimi wrote that paid homage to Universal's horror films of the 1930s. The ...more

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Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Described as an "eccentric pubescent love story", it features newcomers Jared ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas Wonder Boys is an American 2000 comedy film directed by Curtis Hanson and written by Steve Kloves. The film was based on the novel of the same title by Michael Chabon. Michael Douglas stars as ...more

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Frances McDormand Movies
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich Transformers 3 is a 2011 action sci-fi film directed by Michael Bay and written by Ehren Kruger.

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Cate Blanchett, Glenn Close, Julianna Margulies Paradise Road is a 1997 war film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned by the Japanese in Sumatra during World War II. It was ...more

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Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, Frances McDormand The Butcher's Wife is a 1991 romantic comedy film, in which a clairvoyant woman thinks that she's met her future husband, who she has seen in her dreams and is a butcher in New York. They marry ...more

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Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand Lone Star is a 1996 drama, mystery, romance film written and directed by John Sayles.

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Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku City by the Sea is a 2002 film starring Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku, Frances McDormand and William Forsythe. It deals with the family problems of a wayward youth and is set ...more

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Salma Hayek, Sharon Stone, Meg Ryan Searching for Debra Winger is a 2002 American documentary film conceived and directed by Rosanna Arquette. It presents a series of interviews with leading actresses who discuss the various ...more

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Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jonny Lee Miller Æon Flux is a 2005 American science fiction spy action film directed by Karyn Kusama. The film is a loose adaptation of the animated science fiction television series of the same name, ...more

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Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson North Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson and ...more

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Frances McDormand, Kim Dickens, Vincent Gallo Palookaville is a 1995 motion picture about a trio of burglars and their dysfunctional family of origin. Prominent actors featured in the film include William Forsythe, Lisa Gay Hamilton, ...more

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Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Michelle Fairley Hidden Agenda, directed by Ken Loach, is a political thriller about British state terrorism during the Northern Irish Troubles that depicts the fictional assassination of an American civil ...more

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Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the third installment of the ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Keanu Reeves, Diane Keaton Something's Gotta Give is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers for Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. It stars Jack Nicholson and Diane ...more

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Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Frances McDormand, Andre Braugher, Jeffrey DeMunn Scottsboro: An American Tragedy is a 2001 American documentary film directed by Daniel Anker and Barak Goodman. The film is based on one of the longest-running and most controversial courtroom ...more

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Patricia Arquette, Frances McDormand, Spalding Gray Beyond Rangoon is a 1995 drama film directed by John Boorman about Laura Bowman, an American tourist who vacations in Burma in 1988, the year in which the 8888 Uprising takes place. The film was ...more

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Penélope Cruz, Frances McDormand, Franco Nero Talk Of Angels is a film directed in 1996 by Nick Hamm, but not released by its production company, Miramax, until 1998. The film received mostly unfavorable comparisons to Casablanca, Dr. ...more

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Mary-Louise Parker, Frances McDormand, Michael Bailey Smith

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Jack Black, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand Jaded and detached, Johnny Skidmarks (Peter Gallagher) is a crime scene photographer who has no qualms about moonlighting as a blackmailer to earn extra cash. Johnny and his team have a ...more

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Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Jason Isaacs Friends with Money is a 2006 film written and directed by Nicole Holofcener. It opened the 2006 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2006 and went into limited release in North America on April ...more

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Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Jasmine Guy Madeline is a 1998 live-action film adaptation of the book series by Ludwig Bemelmans, starring Hatty Jones as the title character, Frances McDormand as Miss Clavel and Nigel Hawthorne as Lord ...more

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Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Missy Peregrym Catwoman is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Pitof Comar and stars Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson, Frances Conroy and Alex Borstein. The film is loosely ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Frances McDormand, Jena Malone Hidden in America is a 1996 American television film about poverty in the United States. The film is directed by Martin Bell and stars Beau Bridges, Bruce Davison, and Alice Krige. Bridges plays ...more

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Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand Chattahoochee is a 1989 film directed by Mick Jackson and starring Gary Oldman and Dennis Hopper. The film is based on the real-life experiences of Chris Calhoun, who met screenwriter James ...more

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Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, David Byrne This Must Be the Place is a 2011 European drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino, written by Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello and released in the U.S. in late 2012. It stars Sean Penn and ...more

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The Botany Of Desire Frances McDormand, Michael Pollan The Botany Of Desire is a 2009 film directed by Michael Schwarz.