The Best Glenn Close Movies 

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

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

Everything from Meeting Venus to Evening is included on this list.

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

Ron Howard and Tim Burton are among those who have directed Glenn Close at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Glenn Close your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Alfre Woodard and Judi Dench films lists too.

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves
Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 historical drama film based upon Christopher Hampton's play Les liaisons dangereuses, which in turn was a theatrical adaptation of the 18th-century French novel Les ...more

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Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum
The Big Chill is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and ...more

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Christopher Walken, Glenn Close
A four-character drama set in 1910 Kansas, which revolves around a withdrawn, widowed father, his children Anna and Caleb, ages 9 and 6, and Sarah Wheaton, a compassionate yet feisty single ...more
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Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Lance Henriksen
Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, and Peter Coyote. Robert Loggia received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in this film. It is a ...more
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Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels
101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Stephen Herek. It is the second adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One ...more

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Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mia Wasikowska
Albert Nobbs is a 2011 drama film directed by Rodrigo García and starring Glenn Close. The screenplay is based on a novella by Irish novelist George Moore. The film received mixed ...more
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Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow
The World According to Garp is 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Robin Williams in the title role. It is based on the novel of the same title by John ...more

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Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall
The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and ...more

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#178 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #149 of 172 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

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Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder, Glenn Close
The House of the Spirits is a 1993 German-Danish-Portuguese period drama directed by Bille August and starring Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas and Vanessa ...more

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Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Felicity Huffman
Reversal of Fortune is a 1990 film adapted from the 1985 book Reversal of Fortune: Inside the von Bülow Case, written by law professor Alan Dershowitz.

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#40 of 46 The Greatest Legal Dramas Ever Made #41 of 91 The Best Courtroom Drama Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close
Hamlet is a 1990 drama film based on the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Mel Gibson as the eponymous character. The film also features Glenn ...more

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Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Glenn Close
Nine Lives is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Rodrigo García. The screenplay, an example of hyperlink cinema, relates nine short, loosely intertwined tales with nine ...more

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Ryan Reynolds, Glenn Close, Eric Dane
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story is a 1995 American television film that aired on NBC.
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Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, Joshua Jackson
The Safety of Objects is a 2001 independent film based upon a collection of short stories of the same name, written by A. M. Homes and published in 1990. It features four suburban families who ...more
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Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close
Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is about a group of Russian terrorists that ...more

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#236 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #49 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Timelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker
Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film features an ...more

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Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Glenn Close
Cookie's Fortune is a 1999 comedy film directed by Robert Altman and starring an ensemble cast, including Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Patricia Neal, Charles S. Dutton and Chris ...more
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Cameron Diaz, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her is a film written and directed by Rodrigo García starring an ensemble cast. The film was shown at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and won the Un ...more
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Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
The Lion in Winter is a 2003 made-for-television remake of the 1968 film of the same name. The remake was first shown on December 26, 2003 in the U.K. and premiered on U.S. television on May 26, ...more
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Elizabeth Banks, Glenn Close, Isabella Rossellini
Heights is a 2005 Merchant Ivory Productions film that follows a pivotal twenty-four hours in the interconnected lives of five New Yorkers. It stars Elizabeth Banks as Isabel, a photographer, ...more
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Glenn Close, Ioan Gruffudd, Gérard Depardieu
102 Dalmatians is a 2000 family comedy film directed by Kevin Lima in his live action directorial debut and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the sequel to the 1996 film 101 Dalmatians and ...more

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Marisa Tomei, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close
The Paper is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid and Robert Duvall. It received an Academy Award ...more
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Rosie O'Donnell, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver
Tarzan is a 1999 American animated adventure musical film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 37th film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics, it ...more

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#237 of 351 The Best Movies Based On Booksfeaturing Every Song in Tarzan, Ranked by Singabilitylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck
In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, and Wilford Brimley. It is an original ...more

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