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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.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Hilary Swank include names like Christopher Nolan, Brian De Palma and Garry Marshall. If Hilary Swank movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Benicio del Toro and Glenn Close too.

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Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

Released: 2004

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an ...more

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Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Natalie Zea

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kimberly Peirce

Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 American independent romantic drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce and co-written by Andy Bienen. The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, ...more

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Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland

Released: 2007

Directed by: Richard LaGravenese

P.S. I Love You is a 2007 American drama film directed by Richard LaGravenese. The screenplay by LaGravenese and Steven Rogers is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern. It ...more

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Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Imelda Staunton

Released: 2007

Directed by: Richard LaGravenese

Freedom Writers is a 2007 drama film starring Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by teacher Erin Gruwell who wrote ...more

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Katie Holmes, Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves

Released: 2000

Directed by: Sam Raimi

The Gift is a 2000 American supernatural thriller film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson and based on the alleged psychic experiences of Thornton's mother. ...more

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Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tony Goldwyn

Conviction is a 2010 legal drama film directed by Tony Goldwyn, written by Pamela Gray, and starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. The film premiered on September 11, 2010, at the Toronto ...more

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Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank

Released: 2002

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Insomnia is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams and Hilary Swank. It tells the story of two Los Angeles homicide detectives ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere, Hilary Swank

Released: 2009

Directed by: Mira Nair

Amelia is a 2009 biographical film about the life of Amelia Earhart. The film was directed by Mira Nair and starred Hilary Swank as Earhart and Richard Gere as her husband, George Putnam. The ...more

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Hilary Swank, Pat Morita, Walton Goggins

Released: 1994

Directed by: Christopher Cain

The Next Karate Kid is a 1994 American martial arts drama film starring Pat Morita and Hilary Swank. It is the fourth and final film in the original The Karate Kid series. It was directed by ...more

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Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée

Dallas Buyers Club is a 2013 American biographical drama film, co-written by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. Ron Woodroof was an AIDS patient diagnosed in ...more

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Hilary Swank, Stanley Tucci, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jon Amiel

The Core is a 2003 American science fiction disaster film. It concerns a team that has to drill to the center of the Earth in order to restart the rotation of the Earth's core. The film was ...more

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Idris Elba, Hilary Swank, AnnaSophia Robb

Released: 2007

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins

The Reaping is an 2007 American horror film, starring Hilary Swank. The film was directed by Stephen Hopkins for Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment. ...more

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Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1992

Directed by: Fran Rubel Kuzui

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy horror film about a Valley girl cheerleader named Buffy who learns that it is her fate to hunt vampires. The film starred Kristy ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan, Hilary Swank

Released: 2006

Directed by: Brian De Palma

The Black Dahlia is a 2006 American neo noir thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. It is drawn from a novel of the same name by James Ellroy, writer of L.A. Confidential and stars Josh ...more

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Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Sofía Vergara

Released: 2011

Directed by: Garry Marshall

New Year's Eve is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. Like Valentine's Day, it depicts a series of holiday vignettes of the state of several romances and features a ...more

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Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Robert Forster

Released: 2018

Directed by: Elizabeth Chomko

What They Had is a 2018 American drama film directed by Elizabeth Chomko. When her Alzheimer's-suffering mother wanders into a blizzard on Christmas Eve, Bridget Ertz (Hilary Swank) travels back ...more
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Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Vera Farmiga

Released: 2004

Directed by: Katja von Garnier

Iron Jawed Angels is a 2004 American historical drama film directed by Katja von Garnier. The film stars Hilary Swank as suffragist leader Alice Paul, Frances O'Connor as activist Lucy Burns, ...more
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Hilary Swank, Christopher Lee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Released: 2010

Directed by: Antti Jokinen

The Resident is a 2011 British thriller film directed by Antti Jokinen and starring Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Swank stars as a recently single woman who rents an apartment in New ...more
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Hayden Panettiere, Christopher Walken, Hilary Swank

Released: 2001

Directed by: Charles Shyer

The Affair of the Necklace is a 2001 American historical drama film directed by Charles Shyer. The screenplay by John Sweet is based on what became known as the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, ...more

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Hilary Swank, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ian Roberts

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Red Dust is a 2004 British drama film starring Hilary Swank and Chiwetel Ejiofor. It was directed by Tom Hooper. The story, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, is based on the novel Red Dust by ...more
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Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts

Released: 2019

Directed by: Craig Zobel

The Hunt is a 2019 American action horror film directed by Craig Zobel. Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing with no idea as to how they got there or why they are there, unbeknownst to them, ...more
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Hilary Swank, Sarah Chalke, Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Released: 1997

Directed by: William A. Graham

Dying to Belong is a 1997 American television film directed by William A. Graham.
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The Sleepwalker Killing Hilary Swank, Sean Murray, Chip Esten

Released: 1997

Directed by: John Cosgrove

The Sleepwalker Killing is a 1997 film written by Lyle Slack, inspired by the novel "Sleepwaker" by June Callwood and directed by John Cosgrove.
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Hilary Swank, Brittany Murphy, Chad Lowe

Released: 2000

Directed by: Chad Lowe

The Audition is a 2000 short film written and directed by Chad Lowe. It features his then wife Hilary Swank. The movie is about a woman's unhealthy addiction towards a young celebrity that she ...more
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Hilary Swank, Patrick Swayze, Rachael Leigh Cook

Released: 2003

Directed by: Greg Marcks

11:14 is a 2003 American indie thriller. The film was edited in a way that the various scenes of the movie end exactly at 11:14 PM.