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The Best Helen Hunt Movies

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

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

This list features films like Death Scream and Cast Away.

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

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    As Good as It Gets

    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt

    Released1997

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist,...  more

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    Cast Away

    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane accident in the...  more

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    Twister

    Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1996

    Directed byJan de Bont

    Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm chasers researching tornadoes. It was directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton and...  more

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    The Waterdance

    Helen Hunt, Wesley Snipes

    Released1992

    Directed byNeal Jimenez, Michael Steinberg

    The Waterdance is a 1992 American drama film written by Neal Jimenez and directed by Jimenez and Michael Steinberg. It stars Eric Stoltz, Wesley Snipes, William Forsythe and Helen Hunt. The film is a...  more
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    Pay It Forward

    Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt

    Released2000

    Directed byMimi Leder

    Pay It Forward is a 2000 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It was directed by Mimi Leder and written by Leslie Dixon. It stars Haley Joel Osment as a boy...  more

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    The Sessions

    Helen Hunt, William H. Macy

    Released2012

    Directed byBen Lewin

    Starring Academy Award® Nominee John Hawkes, Academy Award® Nominee William H. Macy and Academy Award® Winner Helen Hunt, the film is based on the true story of California-based journalist and poet...  more
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    Soul Surfer

    Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt

    Released2011

    Directed bySean McNamara

    Soul Surfer is a 2011 American biopic drama film directed by Sean McNamara. It is a film adaptation of the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on...  more

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    The Miracle of Kathy Miller

    Helen Hunt, Sharon Gless

    Released1981

    Directed byRobert Michael Lewis

    The Miracle of Kathy Miller is a 1981 television movie which is based on the real-life story of a Scottsdale, Arizona teenager who was critically injured in a 1977 car accident. Helen Hunt, in an...  more
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    Bobby

    Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore

    Released2006

    Directed byEmilio Estevez

    Bobby is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez, and starring an ensemble cast. The screenplay is a fictionalized account of the hours leading up to the June 5, 1968...  more
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    The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

    Charlize Theron, Woody Allen

    Released2001

    Directed byWoody Allen

    The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is a 2001 comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Woody Allen. The cast also features Helen Hunt, Dan Aykroyd, Elizabeth Berkley, John Schuck, Wallace Shawn,...  more

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    Quarterback Princess

    Helen Hunt, Tim Robbins

    Released1983

    Directed byNoel Black

    Quarterback Princess is a 1983 fact-based drama film by 20th Century Fox that chronicles the courage and determination of a teenage girl who struggles against sexism and fights to play on her high...  more
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    Stealing Home

    Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt

    Released1988

    Directed bySteven Kampmann, William Porter

    Stealing Home is a 1988 romantic drama film movie, starring Mark Harmon and Jodie Foster with Jonathan Silverman, Harold Ramis and William McNamara in major roles. The film was directed by Steven...  more
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    Rollercoaster

    Helen Hunt, Henry Fonda

    Released1977

    Directed byJames Goldstone

    Rollercoaster is a 1977 disaster-suspense film starring George Segal, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda and Timothy Bottoms, and directed by James Goldstone. It was one of the few films to be shown in...  more

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    Only You

    Helen Hunt, Kelly Preston

    Released1992

    Directed byBetty Thomas

    Only You is a 1992 film starring Andrew McCarthy, Kelly Preston, and Helen Hunt. The film was directed by Betty Thomas, in her film directing debut....  more
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    Next of Kin

    Liam Neeson, Ben Stiller

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Irvin

    Next of Kin is a 1989 American action film directed by John Irvin and starring Patrick Swayze and Liam Neeson, with Adam Baldwin and Ben Stiller in one of his earliest roles. The screenplay was based...  more
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    Sexual Healing

    Helen Hunt, Jason Alexander

    Released1993

    Directed byHoward Cushnir

    Sexual Healing is a 1993 drama film directed by Howard Cushnir....
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    Choices of the Heart

    Helen Hunt, Martin Sheen

    Released1983

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

    Choices of the Heart is an American made-for-television drama film based on the lives of Jean Donovan, Archbishop Oscar Romero, and three American religious sisters who were killed in El Salvador...  more
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    Shooter

    Helen Hunt

    Released1988

    Directed byGary Nelson

    Shooter was a 1988 TV pilot that NBC decided not to pick up as a series. Instead NBC aired the pilot as a TV movie of the week.The film is based on the book "Shooter" by and about Pulitzer...  more
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    Red Riding Hood

    Helen Hunt, Hank Azaria

    Released2004

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    A Good Woman

    Scarlett Johansson, Helen Hunt

    Released2004

    Directed byMike Barker

    A Good Woman is a 2004 drama film directed by Mike Barker. The screenplay by Howard Himelstein is based on the 1892 play Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde. It is the fourth screen version of the...  more
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    The Frog Prince

    Helen Hunt, Amanda Pays

    Released1986

    Directed byJackson Hunsicker

    The Frog Prince, aka Cannon Movie Tales: The Frog Prince, Der Froschkönig, is a 1986 musical film, based on the Brothers Grimm's classic fairytale. It is rated "G" and was filmed in Tel Aviv, Israel....  more
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    Bob Roberts

    Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

    Released1992

    Directed byTim Robbins

    Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim Robbins. It tells the rise of Bob Roberts, a right-wing politician who is a candidate for an upcoming United...  more

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    Management

    Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2008

    Directed byStephen Belber

    Management is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama directed by Stephen Belber and starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn. It premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and received...  more

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    Relative Insanity

    Helen Hunt, Maggie Grace

    Released2013

    Directed byLarry Moss

    Relative Insanity is a 2013 comedy drama film written by Michael Din, Juri Henley-Cohn and directed by Larry Moss....
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    Girls Just Want to Have Fun

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt

    Released1985

    Directed byAlan Metter

    Girls Just Want to Have Fun is a 1985 American romantic comedy dance film directed by Alan Metter and starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt. For many years, Comedy Central, Lifetime, USA...  more

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