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The Best Gena Rowlands Movies

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

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

List ranges from Paris, je t'aime to Tony Rome and more.

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  • A Woman Under the Influence1
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    A Woman Under the Influence

    Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands

    Released1974

    Directed byJohn Cassavetes

    A Woman Under the Influence is a 1974 American drama film written and directed by John...  more

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  • The Skeleton Key2
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    The Skeleton Key

    Kate Hudson, John Hurt

    Released2005

    Directed byIain Softley

    The Skeleton Key is a 2005 American supernatural horror film starring Kate Hudson, Gena...  more

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  • Minnie and Moskowitz3
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    Minnie and Moskowitz

    John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands

    Released1971

    Directed byJohn Cassavetes

    Minnie and Moskowitz is a film by John Cassavetes, starring his wife, Gena Rowlands, and actor...  more
  • Unhook the Stars4
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    Unhook the Stars

    Marisa Tomei, Gérard Depardieu

    Released1997

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

    Unhook the Stars is a 1996 drama film starring Gena Rowlands, Marisa Tomei, and Gérard...  more
  • Playing by Heart5
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    Playing by Heart

    Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff

    Released1998

    Directed byWillard Carroll

    Playing by Heart is a 1998 American comedy-drama film, which tells the story of several...  more
  • Gloria6
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    Gloria

    Gena Rowlands, Buck Henry

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Cassavetes

    Gloria is a 1980 American crime thriller film written and directed by John Cassavetes. It...  more

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  • Lonely Are the Brave7
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    Lonely Are the Brave

    Kirk Douglas, George Kennedy

    Released1962

    Directed byDavid Miller

    Lonely Are the Brave is a 1962 film adaptation of the Edward Abbey novel The Brave Cowboy. The...  more
  • Opening Night8
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    Opening Night

    Peter Falk, Joan Blondell

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Cassavetes

    Opening Night is a 1977 American drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes, and...  more
  • Once Around9
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    Once Around

    Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1991

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    Once Around is a 1991 romantic comedy-drama film about a young woman who falls for and...  more
  • Something to Talk About10
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    Something to Talk About

    Julia Roberts, Robert Duvall

    Released1995

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    Something to Talk About is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse...  more
  • Tempest11
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    Tempest

    Susan Sarandon, Molly Ringwald

    Released1982

    Directed byPaul Mazursky

    Tempest is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky. It is a loosely based,...  more

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  • Paulie12
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    Paulie

    Cheech Marin, Jay Mohr

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Roberts

    Paulie is a 1998 film about a disobedient bird named Paulie, starring Tony Shalhoub, Gena...  more

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    #212 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#757 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • Love Streams13
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    Love Streams

    John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Cassavetes

    Love Streams is a 1984 American film directed by John Cassavetes that tells the story of a...  more
  • Hysterical Blindness14
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    Hysterical Blindness

    Uma Thurman, Juliette Lewis

    Released2002

    Directed byMira Nair

    Hysterical Blindness is a TV movie made for HBO, directed by Mira Nair and starring Gena...  more
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  • Faces15
    15
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    Faces

    Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel

    Released1968

    Directed byJohn Cassavetes

    Faces is a 1968 drama film, directed by John Cassavetes and starring John Marley, Cassavetes'...  more
  • Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter16

    Released1979

    Directed byMilton Katselas

    Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter is a 1979 television film drama directed by...  more
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  • Another Woman17
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    Another Woman

    Gene Hackman, Mia Farrow

    Released1988

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Another Woman is a 1988 American film written and directed by Woody Allen. The drama stars...  more
  • The Notebook18
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    The Notebook

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Cassavetes

    The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on...  more

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  • Thursday's Child19
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    Thursday's Child

    Rob Lowe, Gena Rowlands

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Lowell Rich

    Thursday's Child is a 1983 television film directed by David Lowell Rich, based on the book by...  more
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  • What If God Were the Sun?20
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    What If God Were the Sun?

    Lacey Chabert, Sarah Rafferty

    Released2007

    Directed byStephen Tolkin

    What If God Were the Sun? is a 2007 American television film directed by Stephen Tolkin and...  more
  • Paris, je t'aime21
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    Paris, je t'aime

    Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe

    Released2006

    Directed byTom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant, Olivier Assayas, Christopher Doyle, Ethan Coen

    Paris, je t'aime is a 2006 anthology film starring an ensemble cast of actors of various...  more

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  • The Weekend22
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    The Weekend

    Brooke Shields, Gena Rowlands

    Released1999

    Directed byBrian Skeet

    The Weekend is a 1999 drama film written and directed by Brian Skeet....  more
  • The Spiral Road23
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    The Spiral Road

    Rock Hudson, Gena Rowlands

    Released1962

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    The Spiral Road is a 1962 American drama starring Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands,...  more
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  • Broken English24
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    Broken English

    Parker Posey, Justin Theroux

    Released2007

    Directed byZoe Cassavetes, Gregor Nicholas

    Broken English is a 2007 American romance film written and directed by Zoe Cassavetes,...  more
  • Night on Earth25
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    Night on Earth

    Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez

    Released1991

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

    Night on Earth is a 1991 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It is a collection of five...  more