Entertainment The Best Joanne Woodward Movies  

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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.

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Joanne Woodward, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Estelle Parsons
Rachel, Rachel is a 1968 American drama Technicolor film produced and directed by Paul Newman. The screenplay by Stewart Stern is based on the 1966 novel A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence.

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Joanne Woodward, Lee J. Cobb, Nancy Kulp
The Three Faces of Eve is a 1957 American CinemaScope film adaptation based on a book by psychiatrists Corbett H. Thigpen and Hervey M. Cleckley, who also helped write the screenplay. It was ...more

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Paul Newman, Angela Lansbury, Orson Welles
The Long, Hot Summer is a 1958 film directed by Martin Ritt. The screenplay was written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr., based in part on three works by William Faulkner: the 1931 ...more

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Sally Field, Joanne Woodward, Brad Davis
Sybil is a 1976 American drama film that originally aired as a made-for-television miniseries. It is based on the book of the same name.

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Paul Newman, Kyra Sedgwick, Blythe Danner
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge is a 1990 Merchant Ivory film based on the novels by Evan S. Connell of the same name. It is directed by James Ivory, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and produced ...more

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Joanne Woodward, Martin Balsam, Sylvia Sidney
Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams is a 1973 Technicolor film which tells the story of a New York City housewife who rethinks her relationships with her husband, her children and her mother. The movie ...more

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Joanne Woodward, Richard Venture, Nell Newman
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds is a 1972 American drama film produced and directed by Paul Newman. The screenplay by Alvin Sargent is based on the Pulitzer Prize for ...more

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Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving
Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by ...more

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Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani
The Fugitive Kind is a 1959 American drama film starring Marlon Brando and Anna Magnani, and directed by Sidney Lumet. The screenplay by Meade Roberts and Tennessee Williams was based on the ...more

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Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong
Paris Blues is an American feature film made on location in Paris, starring Sidney Poitier as expatriate jazz musician Eddie Cook, and Paul Newman as trombone-playing Ram Bowen. The two men ...more

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Paul Newman, Barbara Eden, Myrna Loy
From the Terrace is a 1960 American drama film directed by Mark Robson and starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Barbara Eden, Ina Balin, and Leon Ames. The screenplay was written by ...more

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Yul Brynner, Joanne Woodward, Jack Warden
The Sound and the Fury is a film directed by Martin Ritt that was released in 1959.

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Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward, Mary Astor
A Kiss Before Dying is a 1956 American color film noir, directed by Gerd Oswald in his directorial debut. The screenplay was written by Lawrence Roman, based on Ira Levin's 1953 novel of the ...more

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George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward, Rue McClanahan
They Might Be Giants is a 1971 film based on the play of the same name starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward. Occasionally cited mistakenly as a Broadway play, it never in fact opened in ...more

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John Malkovich, Joanne Woodward, Karen Allen
The Glass Menagerie is a 1987 American drama film directed by Paul Newman. It is a replication of a production of the Tennessee Williams play of the same title that originated at the ...more

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Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Joanne Woodward
A Big Hand for the Little Lady is a 1966 Technicolor western film, made by Eden Productions Inc. and released by Warner Bros. The movie was produced and directed by Fielder Cook from a ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward
Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The film is about a racecar driver who aspires to win the Indianapolis 500. A number of racecar drivers and ...more

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Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith, Joanne Woodward
The Drowning Pool is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, and based upon Ross Macdonald's novel The Drowning Pool. The film stars Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Anthony ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis
The Age of Innocence is a 1993 American film adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the same name. The film was released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Martin Scorsese, and stars Daniel ...more

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Paul Newman, Cloris Leachman, Anthony Perkins
WUSA is a 1970 American drama film, directed by Stuart Rosenberg. It was written by Robert Stone, based on his novel A Hall of Mirrors. The story involves a radio station in New Orleans with the ...more

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Joanne Woodward, Raymond Burr, Allison Hayes
Count Three and Pray is a 1955 CinemaScope western film starring Van Heflin, Joanne Woodward and Raymond Burr. It was based on the story "Calico Pony". It premiered in Woodward's home ...more

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Paul Newman, Joan Collins, Tuesday Weld
Rally Round the Flag, Boys! is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Max Shulman, directed by Leo McCarey, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and released by 20th ...more

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Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Carl Reiner
The End is a 1978 black comedy-buddy film, directed by and starring Burt Reynolds. The cast also features Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Strother Martin, David Steinberg, Joanne Woodward, Norman ...more

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

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Strategic Trust: The Making of a Nuclear-Free Palau Joanne Woodward