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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?"

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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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 superhero film directed by Brad Bird. A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Holly Hunter, Frances McDormand, M. Emmet Walsh
Blood Simple is a 1984 neo-noir 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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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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Holly Hunter, Amy Madigan
Roe vs. Wade is a film directed by Gregory Hoblit released on May 15, 1989.
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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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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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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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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
This film is a 1993 comedy TV movie produced by and for HBO. It was directed by Michael Ritchie and starred Holly Hunter, Swoosie Kurtz and Beau Bridges. It is based on the true story of Wanda ...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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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