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The Best Joan Plowright Movies  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Kline
This film is a 1990 American dark comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is based in 1984, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where Frances Toto repeatedly tried to end her husband, Anthony
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Brimstone and Treacle Sting, Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright
Brimstone and Treacle is a 1982 film directed by Richard Loncraine.
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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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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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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