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The Best Joanne Woodward Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 925 votes 112 voters 9.3k views37 items

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

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

Harry & Son and Mr. & Mrs. Bridge are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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    Rachel, Rachel

    Joanne Woodward, Geraldine Fitzgerald
    Rachel, Rachel is a 1968 American drama Technicolor film produced and directed by Paul Newman....  more
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    The Three Faces of Eve

    Joanne Woodward, Lee J. Cobb
    The Three Faces of Eve is a 1957 American CinemaScope film adaptation based on a book by...  more
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    The Long, Hot Summer

    Paul Newman, Angela Lansbury
    The Long, Hot Summer is a 1958 film directed by Martin Ritt. The screenplay was written by...  more
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    Sybil

    Sally Field, Joanne Woodward
    Sybil is a 1976 American drama film that originally aired as a made-for-television miniseries....  more
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    Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

    Paul Newman, Kyra Sedgwick
    Mr. & Mrs. Bridge is a 1990 Merchant Ivory film based on the novels by Evan S. Connell of the...  more
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    The Fugitive Kind

    Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward
    For the 1937 Tennessee Williams play, see Fugitive Kind.The Fugitive Kind is a 1960 American...  more
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    From the Terrace

    Paul Newman, Barbara Eden
    From the Terrace is a 1960 American drama film directed by Mark Robson and starring Paul...  more
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    Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

    Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam
    Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams is a 1973 Technicolor film which tells the story of a New York...  more
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    The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds is a 1972 American drama film produced...  more
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    Paris Blues

    Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier
    Paris Blues is an American feature film made on location in Paris, starring Sidney Poitier as...  more

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    Philadelphia

    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington
    Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to...  more

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    The Sound and the Fury

    Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward
    The Sound and the Fury is a film directed by Martin Ritt that was released in 1959....  more
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    A Big Hand for the Little Lady

    Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith
    A Big Hand for the Little Lady is a 1966 Technicolor western film, made by Eden Productions...  more

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    They Might Be Giants

    George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward
    They Might Be Giants is a 1971 film based on the play of the same name starring George C....  more
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    The Glass Menagerie

    John Malkovich, Joanne Woodward
    The Glass Menagerie is a 1987 American drama film directed by Paul Newman. It is a replication...  more
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    A Kiss Before Dying

    Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward
    A Kiss Before Dying is a 1956 American color film noir, directed by Gerd Oswald in his...  more
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    The Age of Innocence

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder
    The Age of Innocence is a 1993 American film adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the...  more

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    The Drowning Pool

    Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith
    The Drowning Pool is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, and based...  more

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    Blind Spot

    Laura Linney, Ming-Na Wen
    Blind Spot is a 1993 drama film directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno....  more
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    Do You Remember Love

    Joanne Woodward, Geraldine Fitzgerald
    Do You Remember Love? is a 1985 television film directed by Jeff Bleckner....  more
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    Winning

    Paul Newman, Robert Wagner
    Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The film...  more
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    Strategic Trust: The Making of a Nuclear-Free Palau

    Joanne Woodward
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    Crisis at Central High

    Joanne Woodward, Charles Durning
    Crisis at Central High is a 1981 made-for-television movie about the Little Rock Integration...  more
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    My Knees Were Jumping: Remembering the Kindertransport

    Joanne Woodward, Kurt Fuchel
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    Breathing Lessons

    James Garner, Joanne Woodward
    A married couple review their lives and renew their love for one another while driving to a...