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The Best Joan Plowright Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 899 votes 85 voters 7.1k views45 items

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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?"

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  • Tea with Mussolini1
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    Tea with Mussolini

    Cher, Judi Dench

    Released1999

    Directed byFranco Zeffirelli

    Tea with Mussolini is a 1999 Anglo-Italian semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco...  more
  • 101 Dalmatians2
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    101 Dalmatians

    Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close

    Released1996

    101 Dalmatians is a 1996 family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed...  more

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  • Enchanted April3
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    Enchanted April

    Alfred Molina, Jim Broadbent

    Released1992

    Directed byMike Newell

    Enchanted April is a 1992 film adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim's 1922 novel, "The Enchanted...  more
  • Avalon4
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    Avalon

    Elijah Wood, Elizabeth Perkins

    Released1990

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    Avalon is a 1990 drama film directed by Barry Levinson. It is the third in Levinson's...  more
  • The Scarlet Letter5
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    The Scarlet Letter

    Demi Moore, Gary Oldman

    Released1995

    Directed byRoland Joffé

    The Scarlet Letter is a 1995 American film adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of the...  more

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  • I Love You to Death6
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    I Love You to Death

    Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves

    Released1990

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    This film is a 1990 American dark comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is based in...  more

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  • Widows' Peak7
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    Widows' Peak

    Mia Farrow, Jim Broadbent

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Irvin

    Widows' Peak is a 1994 British-Irish film which stars Mia Farrow, Joan Plowright, Natasha...  more
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  • Jane Eyre8
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    Jane Eyre

    Anna Paquin, Elle Macpherson

    Released1996

    Directed byFranco Zeffirelli

    Jane Eyre is a 1996 American, British, French and Italian romantic epic and dramatic feature...  more
  • Last Action Hero9
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    Last Action Hero

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    Last Action Hero is a 1993 American action-comedy-fantasy film directed and produced by John...  more

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  • Mr. Wrong10
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    Mr. Wrong

    Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Cusack

    Released1996

    Directed byGaylene Preston, Nick Castle

    Mr. Wrong is a 1996 American romantic/black comedy film starring Ellen DeGeneres and Bill...  more
  • Back to the Secret Garden11
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    Back to the Secret Garden

    Camilla Belle, David Warner

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Tuchner

    Back to the Secret Garden is a 2001 family fantasy film. Produced for television, the film...  more
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles12
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    The Spiderwick Chronicles

    Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen

    Released2008

    Directed byMark Waters

    The Spiderwick Chronicles is a 2008 American fantasy adventure film. It is the film adaptation...  more

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  • The Merchant of Venice13
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    The Merchant of Venice

    Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright

    Released1973

    Directed byJohn Sichel

    The Merchant of Venice is a 1973 drama film directed by John Sichel....
  • The Entertainer14
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    The Entertainer

    Laurence Olivier, Albert Finney

    Released1960

    Directed byTony Richardson

    The Entertainer is a 1960 drama film directed by Tony Richardson, based on the stage play of...  more
  • Dinosaur15
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    Dinosaur

    Hayden Panettiere, Julianna Margulies

    Released2000

    Directed byRalph Zondag, Eric Leighton

    Dinosaur is a 2000 American live-action/computer-animated science fiction adventure film...  more

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  • Surviving Picasso16
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    Surviving Picasso

    Julianne Moore, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1996

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Surviving Picasso is a 1996 Merchant Ivory film starring Anthony Hopkins as the famous painter...  more
  • Revolution17
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    Revolution

    Al Pacino, Annie Lennox

    Released1985

    Directed byHugh Hudson

    Revolution is a 1985 British historical drama film directed by Hugh Hudson, written by Robert...  more

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  • Mrs. Palfrey at the Clarmemont18
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    Mrs. Palfrey at the Clarmemont

    Joan Plowright, Rupert Friend

    Released2005

    Directed byDan Ireland

    Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont is a 2005 US-produced comedy-drama film based on the 1971 novel...  more
  • The Grass Harp19
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    The Grass Harp

    Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon

    Released1995

    Directed byCharles Matthau

    The Grass Harp is a 1995 American comedy-drama film. It is based on the novella by Truman...  more
  • Brimstone and Treacle20
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    Brimstone and Treacle

    Sting, Denholm Elliott

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

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  • Daphne Laureola21
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    Daphne Laureola

    Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright

    Released1978

    Directed byWaris Hussein

    Daphne Laureola is a 1978 drama film written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Waris Hussein....  more
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  • Uncle Vanya22
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    Uncle Vanya

    Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright

    Released1963

    Directed byStuart Burge

    Uncle Vanya is a 1963 British film adaptation of the work Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov. The...  more
  • Time Without Pity23
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    Time Without Pity

    Peter Cushing, Joan Plowright

    Released1957

    Directed byJoseph Losey

    Time Without Pity is a thriller about a father trying to save his son from execution for...  more
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  • Curious George24
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    Curious George

    Drew Barrymore, Will Ferrell

    Released2006

    Directed byMatthew O'Callaghan

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  • The Assistant25
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    The Assistant

    Joan Plowright, Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Released1997

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

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