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The Best Joely Richardson Movies

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

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

Items include everything from Return to Me to Red Lights.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Joely Richardson movies?" and "What are the greatest Joely Richardson roles of all time?"
  • 1

    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger


    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the his own group of men during the American...  more

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  • 2

    Loch Ness

    Ted Danson, Ian Holm


    Directed byJohn Henderson

    Loch Ness is a 1996 family drama film starring Ted Danson and Joely Richardson. It was written by John Fusco and directed by Jon Henderson....  more
  • 3

    Return to Me

    David Duchovny, Minnie Driver


    Directed byBonnie Hunt

    Return to Me is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Bonnie Hunt and starring David Duchovny and Minnie Driver. It was filmed in Chicago in 1999, and released in April 2000. ...  more

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  • 4

    Event Horizon

    Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs


    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Event Horizon is a 1997 British-American science fiction horror film. The screenplay was written by Philip Eisner and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill....  more

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  • 5

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara


    Directed byDavid Fincher

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 Swedish-American mystery thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stieg Larsson. This film adaptation was directed by David Fincher and written...  more

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  • 6

    Anne Frank Remembered

    Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh


    Directed byJon Blair

    Anne Frank Remembered is a 1995 documentary film by Jon Blair about the life of the diarist Anne Frank. The documentary was made in association with Anne Frank House, Walt Disney Pictures and the...  more
  • 7

    Shining Through

    Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas


    Directed byDavid Seltzer

    Shining Through is a 1992 British-American World War II drama film, directed and written by David Seltzer and starring Michael Douglas and Melanie Griffith, with Liam Neeson, Joely Richardson and...  more

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  • 8

    Maybe Baby

    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson


    Directed byHugh Laurie, Tom Moore, Ben Elton

    Maybe Baby is a 2000 British comedy film starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson. It was written and directed by Ben Elton, based upon his novel Inconceivable....  more
  • 9

    The Affair of the Necklace

    Hayden Panettiere, Christopher Walken


    Directed byCharles Shyer

    The Affair of the Necklace is a 2001 American historical drama film directed by Charles Shyer. The screenplay by John Sweet is based on what became known as the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, an...  more
  • 10

    101 Dalmatians

    Hugh Laurie, Glenn Close


    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 Dalmatians...  more

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  • 11

    The Hotel New Hampshire

    Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe


    Directed byTony Richardson

    The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film based on John Irving's 1981 novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Tony Richardson and stars Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob...  more

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  • 12

    Drowning by Numbers

    Joely Richardson, Joan Plowright


    Directed byPeter Greenaway

    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....  more
  • 13

    Lies My Mother Told Me

    Hayden Panettiere, Natasha Henstridge


    Directed byChristian Duguay

    Lies My Mother Told Me is a 2005 Canadian television movie that aired on Lifetime in the United States. Christian Duguay directed a cast that included Joely Richardson as Laren, Hayden Panettiere as...  more
  • 14

    I'll Do Anything

    Ian McKellen, Rosie O'Donnell


    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    I'll Do Anything is a 1994 American dramedy film written and directed by James L. Brooks. Its primary plot concerns a down-on-his-luck actor who suddenly finds himself the sole caretaker of his...  more
  • 15

    King Ralph

    John Goodman, John Hurt


    Directed byDavid S. Ward

    King Ralph is a 1991 American comedy film starring John Goodman in the title role of Ralph Jones. The movie also stars Peter O'Toole as the King's private secretary, Sir Cedric Willingham, Camille...  more


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  • 16

    The Tribe

    Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anna Friel


    Directed byStephen Poliakoff

    The Tribe is a 1998 television film written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, and starring Joely Richardson, Jeremy Northam, and Anna Friel. The film was made in 1996, but only first appeared in...  more
  • 17

    Hollow Reed

    Joely Richardson, Jason Flemyng


    Directed byAngela Pope

    Hollow Reed is a 1996 drama film directed by Angela Pope. The plot follows a divorced gay man who begins to suspect that his son is being physically abused by his ex-wife new boyfriend. The story...  more
  • 18

    The Last Mimzy

    Michael Clarke Duncan, Rainn Wilson


    Directed byRobert Shaye

    The Last Mimzy is a 2007 science fiction adventure drama film directed by Robert Shaye and loosely adapted from the 1943 science fiction short story "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" by Lewis Padgett. The...  more

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  • 19

    In the Shadows

    Joely Richardson, Molly Parker


    Directed byMeg Richman

    Under Heaven is a 1998 drama, romance film directed by Meg Richman....  more
  • 20

    Wrestling with Alligators

    Joely Richardson, Claire Bloom


    Directed byLaurie Weltz

    Wrestling with Alligators is a 1998 drama film written by Scott Kraft and Laurie Weltz and directed by Laurie Weltz....  more
  • 21

    Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America

    Joely Richardson, Stacy Keach


    Directed byRichard Pearce

    Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America is an ABC two-hour TV movie which first aired May 9, 2006 in which an American businessman visiting China is infected and carries the deadly mutated bird flu virus...  more
  • 22

    Wallis & Edward

    Joely Richardson, Stephen Campbell Moore


    Directed byDavid Moore

    Wallis & Edward is a 2005 British made-for-TV movie, scripted by Sarah Williams, dramatising the events of the Edward VIII abdication crisis. It was billed as the first scripted account of the...  more
  • 23

    Lady Chatterley

    Sean Bean, Joely Richardson


    Directed byKen Russell

    Lady Chatterley is a 1993 BBC television serial starring Sean Bean and Joely Richardson. It is an adaption of D. H. Lawrence's novel Lady Chatterley's Lover, first broadcast on BBC One in four...  more
  • 24

    The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

    Saoirse Ronan, Tom Berenger


    Directed byBill Clark

    The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey is a 2007 British film scripted and directed by Bill Clark. It was adapted from a 1995 book of the same name, written by Susan Wojciechowski and illustrated...  more
  • 25

    Red Lights

    Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver


    Directed byRodrigo Cortés

    Red Lights is a 2012 Spanish-American thriller film written and directed by Rodrigo Cortés and starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Toby Jones, Elizabeth Olsen, Joely Richardson...  more