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

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

Items here include everything from A Pyromaniac's Love Story to The Merchant of Venice.

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

Orson Welles and Adam Shankman are among those who have directed Joan Plowright at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Mrs. Palfrey at the Clarmemont Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend, Anna Massey Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont is a 2005 US-produced comedy-drama film based on the 1971 novel by Elizabeth Taylor. It was directed by Dan Ireland and produced by Lee Caplin, Carl Colpaert and ...more

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Back to the Secret Garden Camilla Belle, David Warner, Joan Plowright Back to the Secret Garden is a 2001 family fantasy film. Produced for television, the film serves as a sequel to the 1987 Hallmark Hall of Fame film, The Secret Garden. It contains some of the ...more

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101 Dalmatians Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close, Jeff Daniels 101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Stephen Herek. It is the second adaptation of Dodie Smith's 1956 novel The Hundred and One ...more

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Tea with Mussolini Cher, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith Tea with Mussolini is a 1999 Anglo-Italian semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, scripted by John Mortimer, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a ...more

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Jane Eyre Anna Paquin, Elle Macpherson, William Hurt Jane Eyre is a 1996 American, British, French and Italian romantic epic and dramatic feature film adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel of the same name. This Hollywood version, ...more

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The Scarlet Letter Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall The Scarlet Letter is a 1995 American film adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of the same name. It was directed by Roland Joffé and stars Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, and Robert ...more

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Last Action Hero Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Sharon Stone Last Action Hero is a 1993 American action-comedy-fantasy film directed and produced by John McTiernan. It is a satire of the action genre and its clichés, containing several parodies of ...more

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The Spiderwick Chronicles Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen, Mary-Louise Parker The Spiderwick Chronicles is a 2008 American fantasy adventure film. It is the film adaptation of Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi's bestselling series of the same name. Set in the Spiderwick ...more

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Widows' Peak Mia Farrow, Jim Broadbent, Natasha Richardson Widows' Peak is a 1994 British-Irish film which stars Mia Farrow, Joan Plowright, Natasha Richardson, Adrian Dunbar and Jim Broadbent and was directed by John Irvin. The film is based on an ...more

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Avalon Elijah Wood, Elizabeth Perkins, Aidan Quinn Avalon is a 1990 drama film directed by Barry Levinson. It is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical four "Baltimore Films" set in his hometown during the 1940s, '50s, and '60s: ...more

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Dinosaur Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies, Alfre Woodard Dinosaur is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation with The Secret Lab, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It ...more

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I Love You to Death Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Kline I Love You to Death is a 1990 American dark comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is loosely based on an attempted murder that happened in 1984, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where Frances ...more

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Mr. Wrong Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Cusack, Casey Kasem Mr. Wrong is a 1996 American romantic/black comedy film starring Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Pullman. Ellen DeGeneres still mentions this film occasionally in her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres ...more

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Dennis the Menace Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne Dennis the Menace is a 1993 live-action American family film based on the Hank Ketcham comic strip of the same name. This, however, is not the first live-action Dennis the Menace film: The first ...more

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Enchanted April Alfred Molina, Jim Broadbent, Miranda Richardson Enchanted April is a 1992 film adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim's 1922 novel, "The Enchanted April," directed by Mike Newell. The novel was previously adapted as a stage play by Kane ...more

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Curious George Drew Barrymore, Will Ferrell, Ariel Winter Curious George is a 2006 American animated adventure family film based on the book series by H.A. and Margret Rey. It stars Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Dick Van Dyke, David Cross, Eugene Levy, ...more

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Surviving Picasso Julianne Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone Surviving Picasso is a 1996 Merchant Ivory film starring Anthony Hopkins as the famous painter Pablo Picasso. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant and David L. Wolper. ...more

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The Entertainer Laurence Olivier, Albert Finney, Alan Bates The Entertainer is a 1960 drama film directed by Tony Richardson, based on the stage play of the same name by John Osborne. It starred Laurence Olivier as a failing third-rate music-hall stage ...more

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The Merchant of Venice Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Jeremy Brett The Merchant of Venice is a 1973 drama film directed by John Sichel.

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The Grass Harp Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek The Grass Harp is a 1995 American comedy-drama film. It is based on the novella by Truman Capote; the screenplay was the final work of Oscar-winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. The film ...more

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Bringing Down the House Betty White, Queen Latifah, Steve Martin Bringing Down the House is a 2003 American comedy film written by Jason Filardi and directed by Adam Shankman. The film stars Steve Martin and Queen Latifah.

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Uncle Vanya Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Michael Redgrave Uncle Vanya is a 1963 British film adaptation of the work Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. The film was directed by Stuart Burge. It was a filmed version of the Chichester Festival production, ...more

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I Am David Jim Caviezel, Joan Plowright, Paul Feig I Am David is a 2003 film directed by Paul Feig. It is based on the novel I Am David by Anne Holm. The film was produced by Walden Media and Lions Gate Entertainment.

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Three Sisters Laurence Olivier, Derek Jacobi, Alan Bates Three Sisters is a 1970 film starring Alan Bates, Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, based on the 1900 play by Anton Chekhov. Olivier also directed, with co-director John Sichel. The film was ...more

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Revolution Al Pacino, Annie Lennox, Donald Sutherland Revolution is a 1985 British historical drama film directed by Hugh Hudson, written by Robert Dillon, and starring Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, and Nastassja Kinski. The film stars Pacino as a ...more

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Drowning by Numbers Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright, Bernard Hill Drowning by Numbers is a 1988 British-Dutch film directed by Peter Greenaway. It won the award for Best Artistic Contribution at the Cannes Film Festival of 1988.

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Britannia Hospital Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, Robbie Coltrane Britannia Hospital is a 1982 black comedy film by British director Lindsay Anderson which targets the National Health Service and contemporary British society. It was entered into the 1982 ...more

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Equus Richard Burton, Jenny Agutter, Joan Plowright Equus is a 1977 British-American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Richard Burton. Peter Shaffer wrote the screenplay based on his play Equus. The film also featured Peter Firth, ...more

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Dance with Me Kris Kristofferson, Jane Krakowski, Vanessa L. Williams Dance with Me is a 1998 drama film on love and dance directed by Randa Haines and starring Vanessa L. Williams and Puerto Rican singer Chayanne.

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The Dressmaker Joan Plowright, Billie Whitelaw, Jane Horrocks The Dressmaker is a 1988 British drama film directed by Jim O'Brien and starring Joan Plowright, Billie Whitelaw and Pete Postlethwaite. Set during the Second World War in England, the story ...more

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The Diary of Anne Frank Melissa Gilbert, Doris Roberts, Joan Plowright The Diary of Anne Frank is a television film produced in 1980, originally aired on NBC. Like the 1959 film, the screenplay was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and directed by ...more

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Frankie and Hazel Mischa Barton, Joan Plowright

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Brimstone and Treacle Sting, Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright Brimstone and Treacle is a 1982 film directed by Richard Loncraine.

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Knife Edge Tamsin Egerton, Joan Plowright, Hugh Bonneville Knife Edge is a 2009 British thriller film directed by Anthony Hickox and starring Nathalie Press, Hugh Bonneville and Tamsin Egerton.

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The Return of the Native Catherine Zeta-Jones, Clive Owen, Ray Stevenson The Return of the Native is a 1994 film directed by Jack Gold.

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Daphne Laureola Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Arthur Lowe Daphne Laureola is a 1978 drama film written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Waris Hussein.

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A Pyromaniac's Love Story Erika Eleniak, John Leguizamo, William Baldwin A Pyromaniac's Love Story is a 1995 American romantic comedy film directed by Joshua Brand and starring John Leguizamo, Sadie Frost, William Baldwin, Erika Eleniak and Armin Mueller-Stahl. The ...more

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Twelfth Night Alec Guinness, Joan Plowright, Ralph Richardson

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George and the Dragon Val Kilmer, Piper Perabo, Patrick Swayze George and the Dragon, is a 2004 Sci-Fi Channel Historical fantasy film based in a medieval England, and loosely based on the legend of Saint George and the Dragon.

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Time Without Pity Peter Cushing, Joan Plowright, Michael Redgrave Time Without Pity is a thriller about a father trying to save his son from execution for murder. It stars Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, and Leo McKern.

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Callas Forever Jeremy Irons, Joan Plowright, Fanny Ardant Callas Forever is a 2002 biographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, who co-wrote the screenplay with Martin Sherman. It is an homage to Zeffirelli's friend, internationally acclaimed opera ...more

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The Assistant Joan Plowright, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gil Bellows The Assistant is a 1998 film directed by Daniel Petrie. It is based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Bernard Malamud. It follows a young man who finds work at a shop at the ...more

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Global Heresy Alicia Silverstone, Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright Global Heresy is a 2002 comedy-drama film about a highly successful American rock band recovering from the loss of their leader by going into seclusion in the United Kingdom.

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Goose on the Loose Chevy Chase, James Purefoy, Dave Foley Goose on the Loose is a 2011 comedy film written by Charles Dennis and directed by Nicholas Kendall.

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Moby Dick—Rehearsed Christopher Lee, Orson Welles, Kenneth Williams Moby Dick—Rehearsed is a two-act drama by Orson Welles. The play was staged June 16–July 9, 1955, at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, in a production directed by Welles. The original cast ...more