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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of films like Mad Love and When the Sky Falls.

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

Paul Greengrass and Paul W. S. Anderson have both worked with Joan Allen over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If you're a fan of Joan Allen, then check out our lists of the best Patricia Clarkson and Marcia Gay Harden movies as well.

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The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same title. The screenplay was written by Tony ...more

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Off The Map Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons, Amy Brenneman Off the Map is a 2003 drama film directed by Campbell Scott. The play and screenplay were written by Joan Ackermann. An eccentric family lives a separate existence from that of the outside ...more

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The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 American-German action and spy film starring Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne character. Though it takes the name of the second Bourne novel, its plot is entirely ...more

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The Contender Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater The Contender is a 2000 political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges and Christian Slater. The film focuses on a fictional United States ...more

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The Upside of Anger Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Costner, Keri Russell The Upside of Anger is a 2005 American romantic comedy and drama film written and directed by Mike Binder and set in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It stars Joan Allen, Kevin Costner and Evan ...more

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Manhunter Brian Cox, Garcelle Beauvais, Joan Allen Manhunter is a 1986 American crime thriller film based on Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon. Written and directed by Michael Mann, it stars William Petersen as Will Graham and features Brian Cox ...more

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Tucker: The Man and His Dream Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Joan Allen Tucker: The Man and His Dream is a 1988 biographical drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges. The film recounts the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to ...more

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Pleasantville Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire Pleasantville is a 1998 American fantasy comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Gary Ross. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, and ...more

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Hachi: A Dog's Tale Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a 2009 drama film. Based on the true story of a faithful Akita Inu, the titular Hachikō, it is directed by Lasse Hallström, written by Stephen P. Lindsey,Kaneto ...more

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Face/Off John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action thriller film directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Travolta is an FBI agent and Cage is a terrorist, sworn enemies ...more

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The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner The Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as a ...more

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The Crucible Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jeffrey Jones The Crucible is a 1996 drama film written by Arthur Miller and based on his play of the same name. It was directed by Nicholas Hytner and stars Daniel Day-Lewis as John Proctor, Winona Ryder as ...more

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Nixon Anthony Hopkins, James Woods, Ed Harris Nixon is a 1995 American biographical film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that tells the story of the political and personal life of United States President Richard Nixon, played ...more

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The Bourne Legacy Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Jeremy Renner The Bourne Legacy is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Tony Gilroy, and is the fourth installment in the series of films adapted from the novels originated by Robert Ludlum, and ...more

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Peggy Sue Got Married is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Joan Allen Movies
Peggy Sue Got Married Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola starring Kathleen Turner as a woman on the verge of a divorce, who finds herself transported back to ...more

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Searching for Bobby Fischer Ben Kingsley, William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne Searching for Bobby Fischer, released in the United Kingdom as Innocent Moves, is a 1993 American drama film written and directed by Steven Zaillian. The film was his directorial debut, and ...more

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The Mists of Avalon Julianna Margulies, Anjelica Huston, Joan Allen The Mists of Avalon is a 2001 miniseries based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Produced by American cable channel TNT, adapted by Gavin Scott, and directed by Uli ...more

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The Ice Storm Katie Holmes, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver The Ice Storm is a 1997 American drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Rick Moody. The film features an ensemble cast of Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey ...more

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Death Race Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Natalie Martinez Death Race is a 2008 American science fiction action thriller film produced, written, and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and starring Jason Statham. Though referred to as a remake of the 1975 ...more

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Compromising Positions Susan Sarandon, Joan Allen, Joe Mantegna Compromising Positions is a 1985 American film released by Paramount and directed by Frank Perry. The screenplay, by Susan Isaacs, was adapted from her 1978 novel. The plot concerns a Long ...more

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Bonneville Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen Bonneville is a 2006 American comedy-drama film directed by Christopher N. Rowley. The screenplay by Daniel D. Davis is based on a story by Davis and Rowley.

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Yes Sam Neill, Joan Allen, Shirley Henderson Yes is a 2004 film written and directed by Sally Potter. It stars Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Samantha Bond, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson, Raymond Waring, Stephanie Leonidas, and Sheila Hancock. ...more

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Zeisters Joan Allen, Josh Blake Zeisters, also known as Fat Guy Goes Nutzoid, is a 1986 comedy film produced by Troma Entertainment. Troma was originally set to title the film Fat Boy Goes Nutzoid, but, at the request of the ...more

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Georgia O'Keeffe Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen, Ed Begley Georgia O'Keeffe is a 2009 American television biographical film, produced by City Entertainment in association with Sony Television, about noted American painter Georgia O'Keeffe and her ...more

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Mad Love Drew Barrymore, Liev Schreiber, Chris O'Donnell Mad Love is a 1995 teen romantic drama film directed by Antonia Bird and starring Drew Barrymore and Chris O'Donnell. The screenplay was written by Paula Milne. The original music score is ...more

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Ethan Frome Liam Neeson, Patricia Arquette, Joan Allen Ethan Frome is a 1993 drama film directed by John Madden.

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It's the Rage Anna Paquin, January Jones, Josh Brolin It's the Rage is a 1999 film version of Keith Reddin's play "The Alarmist" about three interconnected stories and how handguns affect each of the nine people involved. The film is ...more

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In Country Bruce Willis, Joan Allen, Emily Lloyd In Country is a 1989 American drama film produced and directed by Norman Jewison, starring Bruce Willis and Emily Lloyd. The screenplay by Frank Pierson and Cynthia Cidre was based on the novel ...more

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Josh and S.A.M. Jake Gyllenhaal, Joan Allen, Chris Penn Josh and S.A.M. is a 1993 American drama-comedy film revolving around two brothers who hate each other and the way they react to their parents' divorce. It stars Noah Fleiss, Jacob Tierney, ...more

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All My Sons Joan Allen All My Sons is a 1987 film directed by Jack O'Brien. All My Sons is the 1986 TV adaptation of Arthur Miller's 1947 Broadway play (a film version, starring Edward G. Robinson and Burt Lancaster, ...more

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Good Sharma Billy Connolly, Joan Allen, Dalip Tahil Good Sharma is a 2010 drama film written by Joanna Lancaster, Michael Singh and directed by Suri Krishnamma.

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When the Sky Falls Joan Allen, Pete Postlethwaite, Liam Cunningham When the Sky Falls is a 2000 film à clef directed by John Mackenzie and filmed in Ireland, starring Joan Allen. The story is based on that of Veronica Guerin, a crime reporter writing ...more

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Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh Joan Allen, Alona Tal, Monika Malacova Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh is a 2008 documentary film written by Sophie Sartain, Roberta Grossman and directed by Roberta Grossman.