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The Best Joan Cusack Movies 

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

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

This list contains films like Ice Princess and In & Out.

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

Steven Spielberg and Garry Marshall have both worked with Joan Cusack over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If Joan Cusack movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Oliver Platt and Kathy Bates too.

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Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack

Released: 1984

Directed by: John Hughes

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Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1993

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

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Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

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Dan Aykroyd, John Cusack, Hank Azaria

Released: 1997

Directed by: George Armitage

Grosse Pointe Blank is a 1997 American comedy film directed by George Armitage, and starring John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin and Dan Aykroyd. The film received positive reviews from ...more

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John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

Released: 1989

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

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Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey

Released: 1988

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck

Released: 1997

Directed by: Frank Oz

In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, and Wilford Brimley. It is an original ...more
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Paris Hilton, Hayden Panettiere, Kate Hudson

Released: 2004

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Raising Helen is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler. It stars Kate Hudson, John Corbett, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, ...more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

Released: 2000

Directed by: Stephen Frears

High Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack and Iben Hjejle. The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick ...more

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Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni

Released: 1999

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

Released: 1987

Directed by: James L. Brooks

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Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mark Pellington

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Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Liotta, Joan Cusack

Released: 1994

Directed by: Jessie Nelson

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Hayden Panettiere, Michelle Trachtenberg, Kim Cattrall

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Fywell

Ice Princess is a 2005 American figure-skating film directed by Tim Fywell, written by Hadley Davis from a story by Meg Cabot and Davis, and starring Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Kim ...more

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Steve Martin, Joan Cusack, Rick Moranis

Released: 1990

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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Robin Williams, Julianne Moore, Hugh Grant

Released: 1995

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Nine Months is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It stars Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams. The movie is a US remake ...more

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Robin Williams, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J

Released: 1992

Directed by: Barry Levinson

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Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack

Released: 1980

Directed by: Tony Bill

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Rob Lowe, John Cusack, Jacqueline Bissett

Released: 1983

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

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Released: 1999

Directed by: Tim Robbins

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Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, Emily Deschanel

Released: 2009

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

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Released: 2004

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow

Released: 1988

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

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