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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?"

Steven Spielberg and David Cronenberg are among those who have directed Holly Hunter at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Holly Hunter your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Ellen Barkin and Lee Grant films lists too.

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Anna Paquin, Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel The Piano is a 1993 romantic drama film about a mute female piano player and her daughter. Set during the mid-19th century in a rainy, muddy frontier backwater on the west coast of New Zealand, ...more

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George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with ...more

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Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer, who has daily emotional breakdowns, ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Holly Hunter, Jason Lee The Incredibles is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy superhero film written and directed by Brad Bird and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It was the sixth film produced by Pixar ...more

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Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen brothers, and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Always is a 1989 romantic drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, introducing Brad Johnson and featuring Audrey Hepburn's cameo in her ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Holly Hunter Home for the Holidays is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster and produced by Peggy Rajski and Foster. The screenplay was by W. D. Richter based on the short story by Chris Radant. ...more

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Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, and David Strathairn. ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Harry Connick Copycat is a 1995 American psychological thriller, starring Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter and Dermot Mulroney. The film was directed by Jon Amiel, with a score composed by Christopher Young.

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Vanessa Hudgens, Evan Rachel Wood, Holly Hunter Thirteen is a 2003 semi-autobiographical American drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and written by Hardwicke and Nikki Reed based on events in Reed's life at age twelve and thirteen. ...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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Queen Latifah, Danny DeVito, Holly Hunter Living Out Loud is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and set in New York City, starring Holly Hunter, Danny DeVito, Queen Latifah, Martin Donovan, and Elias

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Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter A Life Less Ordinary is a 1997 American-British black comedy film directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge. It stars Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm and ...more

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Roe vs. Wade is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Holly Hunter Movies
Holly Hunter, Amy Madigan Roe vs. Wade is a film directed by Gregory Hoblit released on May 15, 1989.

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Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, M. Emmet Walsh Blood Simple is a 1984 neo-noir crime film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It was the directorial debut of the Coens and the first major film of cinematographer Barry ...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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Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom is a 1993 comedy TV movie produced by and for HBO. It was directed by Michael Ritchie and starred Holly Hunter, ...more

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Salma Hayek, Holly Hunter, Leslie Mann Timecode is a 2000 American experimental film written and directed by Mike Figgis and featuring a large ensemble cast, including Salma Hayek, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Suzy ...more

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Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Holly Hunter Swing Shift is a 1984 feature film directed by Jonathan Demme and produced by and starring Goldie Hawn with Kurt Russell. It also starred Christine Lahti, Fred Ward and Ed Harris. Lahti earned ...more

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Holly Hunter, Jason Alexander, Fisher Stevens The Burning is a 1981 slasher film directed by Tony Maylam and written by Peter Lawrence and Bob Weinstein. It is based on an original story by Maylam, Weinstein, and Brad Grey, with a musical ...more

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Rashida Jones, Brittany Murphy, Kathy Bates Little Black Book is a 2004 satirical comedy film directed by Nick Hurran, and starring Brittany Murphy and Ron Livingston in the main roles. Holly Hunter, Julianne Nicholson, Josie Maran, ...more

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Holly Hunter, Carice van Houten, Jelka van Houten Jackie is a 2012 Dutch comedy-drama film directed by Antoinette Beumer, from an idea by Marnie Block and Karen van Holst Pellekaan. The leading roles are played by Carice van Houten, her ...more

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Robin Williams, Woody Harrelson, Holly Hunter The Big White is a 2005 black comedy film directed by Mark Mylod starring Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Giovanni Ribisi, Woody Harrelson, Tim Blake Nelson, W. Earl Brown and Alison Lohman. In a ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Morgan Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton Levity is a 2003 drama film directed by Ed Solomon. Its theatrical release was on April 4. The score for this film was composed by Mark Oliver Everett of the band Eels. Levity was filmed in ...more

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Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, Gena Rowlands Once Around is a 1991 romantic comedy-drama film about a young woman who falls for and eventually marries an overbearing older man who proceeds to rub her close-knit family the wrong way, while ...more

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Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins, Mary Steenburgen Miss Firecracker is a 1989 comedy film directed by Thomas Schlamme. It stars Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Tim Robbins, Alfre Woodard, and Scott Glenn. The film, set in Yazoo City, ...more

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Jack Black, Holly Hunter, Dennis Hopper Jesus' Son is a 1999 drama film that was adapted from a collection of short stories of the same name by Denis Johnson. It stars Billy Crudup, Samantha Morton, Holly Hunter, Dennis Hopper, Denis ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman Moonlight Mile is a 2002 American romantic drama film written and directed by Brad Silberling. This film was loosely inspired by writer/director Brad Silberling's own experience. He was dating ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen End of the Line is a 1987 drama film directed by Jay Russell. Leo Pickett and Will Haney, railroad workers in Little Rock, Arkansas, find out the parent company of the Southland railroad is ...more

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Kiefer Sutherland, Holly Hunter, Christopher Plummer Woman Wanted is a 1999 film directed by Kiefer Sutherland. It is based on a novel by Joanna McClelland Glass, who also wrote the screenplay. The story is about a woman who works as a housekeeper ...more

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Holly Hunter, Stellan Skarsgård, Ted Levine Harlan County War is a television film directed by Tony Bill and written by Peter Silverman.

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Holly Hunter, Stockard Channing, Rainn Wilson When Billie Beat Bobby is a 2001 ABC docudrama detailing the historic 1973 "The Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs and what lead up to it. The ...more

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Paradise Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Holly Hunter Paradise is an American comedy-drama film written and directed by Diablo Cody, in her directorial debut. It stars Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Holly Hunter, Iliza Shlesinger ...more

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Holly Hunter, Louis Gossett, Jr. A Gathering of Old Men is a 1987 American television drama film directed by Volker Schlöndorff and based on the novel of the same name. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at ...more

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Svengali Jodie Foster, Peter O'Toole, Holly Hunter

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Rock that Uke Holly Hunter, Carmaig de Forest, Oliver Brown

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Viola Davis Won't Back Down is a drama film directed by Daniel Barnz starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter. It was released on September 28, 2012.

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Salma Hayek, Sharon Stone, Meg Ryan Searching for Debra Winger is a 2002 American documentary film conceived and directed by Rosanna Arquette. It presents a series of interviews with leading actresses who discuss the various ...more