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The Best Hilary Swank Movies

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

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

This list features films like The Next Karate Kid and Dying to Belong.

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  • P.S. I Love You1
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    P.S. I Love You

    Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank

    Released2007

    Directed byRichard LaGravenese

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  • Insomnia2
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    Insomnia

    Al Pacino, Robin Williams

    Released2002

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • The Gift3
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    The Gift

    Katie Holmes, Cate Blanchett

    Released2000

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • The Next Karate Kid4
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    The Next Karate Kid

    Hilary Swank, Pat Morita

    Released1994

    Directed byChristopher Cain

    The Next Karate Kid is a 1994 American martial arts drama film starring Pat Morita and Hilary... more on Wikipedia

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  • Million Dollar Baby5
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    Million Dollar Baby

    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman

    Released2004

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by... more on Wikipedia

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  • Amelia6
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    Amelia

    Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere

    Released2009

    Directed byMira Nair

    Amelia is a 2009 biographical film about the life of Amelia Earhart. The film was directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dallas Buyers Club7
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    Dallas Buyers Club

    Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2013

    Directed byJean-Marc Vallée

    Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical drama film, co-written by Craig Borten and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Boys Don't Cry8
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    Boys Don't Cry

    Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny

    Released1999

    Directed byKimberly Peirce

    Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 American independent romantic drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Core9
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    The Core

    Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Amiel

    The Core is a 2003 American science fiction disaster film. It concerns a team that has to... more on Wikipedia

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  • Conviction10
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    Conviction

    Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis

    Released2010

    Directed byTony Goldwyn

    Conviction is a 2010 legal drama film directed by Tony Goldwyn, written by Pamela Gray, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Freedom Writers11
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    Freedom Writers

    Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey

    Released2007

    Directed byRichard LaGravenese

    Freedom Writers is a 2007 drama film starring Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and... more on Wikipedia

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  • New Year's Eve12
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    New Year's Eve

    Halle Berry, Jessica Biel

    Released2011

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • The Black Dahlia13
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    The Black Dahlia

    Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan

    Released2006

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    The Black Dahlia is a 2006 American neo noir thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. It is... more on Wikipedia
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer14
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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank

    Released1992

    Directed byFran Rubel Kuzui

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  • Iron Jawed Angels15
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    Iron Jawed Angels

    Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey

    Released2004

    Directed byKatja von Garnier

    Iron Jawed Angels is a 2004 American historical drama film directed by Katja von Garnier. The... more on Wikipedia
  • What They Had16
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    What They Had

    Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon

    Released2018

    Directed byElizabeth Chomko

    What They Had is a 2018 American drama film directed by Elizabeth Chomko. When her... more on Wikipedia
  • The Affair of the Necklace17
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    The Affair of the Necklace

    Hayden Panettiere, Christopher Walken

    Released2001

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    The Affair of the Necklace is a 2001 American historical drama film directed by Charles Shyer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Red Dust18
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    Red Dust

    Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Released2004

    Directed byTom Hooper

    Red Dust is a 2004 British drama film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It was... more on Wikipedia
  • Heartwood19
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    Heartwood

    Hilary Swank, Jason Robards Jr.

    Released1998

    Directed byLanny Cotler

  • Dying to Belong20
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    Dying to Belong

    Hilary Swank, Sarah Chalke

    Released1997

    Directed byWilliam A. Graham

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  • The Hunt21
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    The Hunt

    Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin

    Released2020

    Directed byCraig Zobel

    The Hunt is a 2020 American action horror film directed by Craig Zobel. Twelve strangers wake... more on Wikipedia
  • 11:1422
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    11:14

    Hilary Swank, Patrick Swayze

    Released2003

    Directed byGreg Marcks

    11:14 is a 2003 American indie thriller. The film was edited in a way that the various scenes... more on Wikipedia
  • The Audition23
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    The Audition

    Hilary Swank, Brittany Murphy

    Released2000

    Directed byChad Lowe

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  • The Sleepwalker Killing24
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    The Sleepwalker Killing

    Hilary Swank, Sean Murray

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Cosgrove

    The Sleepwalker Killing is a 1997 film written by Lyle Slack, inspired by the novel... more on Wikipedia
  • Terror in the Family25
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    Terror in the Family

    Hilary Swank, Joanna Kerns

    Released1996

    Directed byGregory Goodell

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