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The Best Holly Hunter Movies

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

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

Everything from Jesus' Son to Searching for Debra Winger is included on this list.

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

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    The Piano

    Anna Paquin, Holly Hunter

    Released1993

    Directed byJane Campion

    The Piano is a 1993 romantic drama film about a mute female piano player and her daughter. Set...  more

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    Raising Arizona

    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman

    Released1987

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen...  more

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    Home for the Holidays

    Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes

    Released1995

    Directed byJodie Foster

    Home for the Holidays is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster and produced by...  more
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    Blood Simple

    Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand

    Released1984

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Blood Simple is a 1984 neo-noir film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It...  more

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    Roe vs. Wade

    Holly Hunter, Amy Madigan

    Released1989

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

    Roe vs. Wade is a film directed by Gregory Hoblit released on May 15, 1989....  more
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    Thirteen

    Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood

    Released2003

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

    Thirteen is a 2003 semi-autobiographical American drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke,...  more

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    Released1993

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    This film is a 1993 comedy TV movie produced by and for HBO. It was directed by Michael...  more
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    A Life Less Ordinary

    Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor

    Released1997

    Directed byDanny Boyle

    A Life Less Ordinary is a 1997 American-British black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle,...  more

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    Swing Shift

    Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell

    Released1984

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    Swing Shift is a 1984 feature film directed by Jonathan Demme and produced by and starring...  more
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    Released2000

    Directed byRodrigo García

    Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her is a film written and directed by Rodrigo García...  more
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    Broadcast News

    Jack Nicholson, John Cusack

    Released1987

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L....  more

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    Living Out Loud

    Queen Latifah, Danny DeVito

    Released1998

    Directed byRichard LaGravenese

    Living Out Loud is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and...  more
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    Nine Lives

    Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning

    Released2005

    Directed byRodrigo García

    Nine Lives is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Rodrigo García. The...  more

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    The Incredibles

    Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter

    Released2004

    Directed byBrad Bird

    The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A...  more

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    Little Black Book

    Rashida Jones, Brittany Murphy

    Released2004

    Directed byNick Hurran

    Little Black Book is a 2004 satirical comedy film directed by Nick Hurran, and starring...  more

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    Copycat

    Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Amiel

    Copycat is a 1995 American psychological thriller, starring Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter and...  more

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    Jackie

    Holly Hunter, Carice van Houten

    Released2012

    Directed byAntoinette Beumer

    Jackie is a 2012 Dutch comedy-drama film directed by Antoinette Beumer, from an idea by Marnie...  more
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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
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    Svengali

    Jodie Foster, Peter O'Toole

    Released1983

    Directed byAnthony Harvey

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    Won’t Back Down

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter

    Released2012

    Directed byDaniel Barnz

    Won't Back Down is a drama film directed by Daniel Barnz starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola...  more
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    The Firm

    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman

    Released1993

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom...  more
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    Woman Wanted

    Kiefer Sutherland, Holly Hunter

    Released2000

    Directed byKiefer Sutherland

    Woman Wanted is a 1999 film directed by Kiefer Sutherland. It is based on a novel by Joanna...  more
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    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    George Clooney, John Goodman

    Released2000

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and...  more

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    Moonlight Mile

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Susan Sarandon

    Released2002

    Directed byBrad Silberling

    Moonlight Mile is a 2002 American romantic drama film written and directed by Brad Silberling....  more

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    End of the Line

    Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter

    Released1987

    Directed byJay Russell

    End of the Line is a 1987 drama film directed by Jay Russell. Leo Pickett and Will Haney,...  more