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

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

List contains films like Waterland and Freak Weather.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Heard movies?" and "What are the greatest John Heard roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with John Heard include names like Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma and Garry Marshall.

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Cutter's Way Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Billy Drago Cutter's Way is a 1981 thriller directed by Ivan Passer. The film stars Jeff Bridges, John Heard, and Lisa Eichhorn. The screenplay was by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, based on the novel Cutter and Bone ...more

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The Pelican Brief Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal crime thriller based on the novel of the same name by John Grisham. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film stars Julia Roberts in the role of young law student ...more

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Awakenings Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionalized as American Malcolm ...more

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Heard Movies
Home Alone Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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Big Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood ...more

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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Chilly Scenes of Winter Peter Riegert, Gloria Grahame, John Heard Chilly Scenes of Winter is a 1979 romantic comedy film, written and directed by Joan Micklin Silver. The film is an adaptation of the 1976 novel Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beattie.

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Beaches is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Heard Movies
Beaches Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey Beaches, is a 1988 American comedy-drama film adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the Iris Rainer Dart novel of the same name. It was directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Bette Midler, Barbara ...more

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Deceived Goldie Hawn, John Heard, Beatrice Straight Deceived is a 1991 American thriller film starring Goldie Hawn and John Heard.

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The Milagro Beanfield War Christopher Walken, Melanie Griffith, Sônia Braga The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American drama film based on the John Nichols novel of the same name, the first book in a trilogy. It was directed by Robert Redford and the screenplay was ...more

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The Trip to Bountiful Rebecca De Mornay, Geraldine Page, John Heard The Trip to Bountiful is a 1985 film starring Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford and Rebecca De Mornay. Geraldine Page won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her ...more

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White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Heard Movies
White Chicks Evangeline Lilly, Jaime King, Jennifer Carpenter White Chicks is a 2004 American buddy cop comedy film written, produced and directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, and also written and produced by Wayans brothers Shawn and Marlon Wayans, who also ...more

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After Hours Martin Scorsese, Teri Garr, Catherine O'Hara After Hours is a 1985 American black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Joseph Minion, and starring an ensemble cast, including Rosanna Arquette, Griffin Dunne, Linda ...more

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First Love Susan Dey, Beverly DAngelo, Robert Loggia First Love is a 1977 American romance movie. It stars Susan Dey and William Katt and was directed by Joan Darling. The movie is based upon the story Sentimental Education by Harold Brodkey. The ...more

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Snake Eyes Nicolas Cage, Carla Gugino, Gary Sinise Snake Eyes is a 1998 conspiracy thriller film directed by Brian De Palma, one featuring his trademark use of long tracking shots and split screens. It starred Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise and Carla ...more

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The Seventh Sign Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, John Heard The Seventh Sign is a 1988 apocalyptic drama film written by Clifford and Ellen Green and directed by Carl Schultz. The title and plot reference the seven seals described in the Book of ...more

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The Great Debaters Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett The Great Debaters is a 2007 American biopic period drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington and produced by Oprah Winfrey and her production company, Harpo Productions. It is based ...more

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The Chumscrubber Ralph Fiennes, Camilla Belle, Glenn Close The Chumscrubber is a 2005 American-German comedy-drama film, directed by Arie Posin, starring an ensemble cast led by Jamie Bell. The plot, written by Posin and Zac Stanford, focuses on the ...more

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Radio Flyer Tom Hanks, Elijah Wood, Adam Baldwin Radio Flyer is a 1992 drama-fantasy film from Columbia Pictures. It is a Stonebridge Entertainment Production in association with Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions. The film, directed by Richard ...more

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Pollock Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Seymour Pollock is a 2000 biography drama film written by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, Barbara Turner and Susan Emshwiller and directed by Ed Harris.

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Betrayed Tom Berenger, Debra Winger, Timothy Hutton Betrayed is a 1988 motion picture drama directed by Costa-Gavras, written by Joe Eszterhas and starring Tom Berenger and Debra Winger. The film is roughly based upon the White separatist ...more

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My Fellow Americans Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon My Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, Esther Rolle, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Bradley ...more

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Before and After Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong Before and After is a 1996 film based on the 1992 novel of the same title by American writer Rosellen Brown. The movie was directed by Barbet Schroeder and starred Meryl Streep as Dr. Carolyn ...more

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Rambling Rose Robert Duvall, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd Rambling Rose is a 1991 American drama film set in Georgia during the Great Depression starring Laura Dern and Robert Duvall in leading roles with Lukas Haas, John Heard and Diane Ladd in ...more

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Heaven Help Us Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland, Mary Stuart Masterson Heaven Help Us is a 1985 comedy-drama film starring Andrew McCarthy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon, Donald Sutherland, Wallace Shawn, Stephen Geoffreys, John Heard, and Patrick Dempsey.

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One Eight Seven Samuel L. Jackson, Method Man, Clifton Collins One Eight Seven is a 1997 drama/crime/thriller film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It was the first top-billed starring role for Samuel L. Jackson, who plays a Los Angeles teacher caught with gang ...more

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O Julia Stiles, Martin Sheen, Josh Hartnett O is a 2001 American drama film, and a loose modern adaptation of William Shakespeare's Othello. The film's intended release date was April 1999, but due to the Columbine High School massacre, ...more

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Waterland Lena Headey, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Irons Waterland is a 1992 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Graham Swift. The film starred Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Ethan Hawke, and John

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C.H.U.D. John Goodman, Daniel Stern, John Heard C.H.U.D. is a 1984 American horror film produced by Andrew Bonime, and directed by Douglas Cheek with Peter Stein as the director of photography and William Bilowit as production designer. The ...more

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Desert Blue Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck Desert Blue is a 1998 American comedy/drama film written and directed by Morgan J. Freeman and starring Brendan Sexton III, Kate Hudson. Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck, Sara Gilbert, and John

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Word of Honor Don Johnson, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sharon Lawrence Word of Honor is an American television film released in 2003. It is based on the novel by the same name written in 1985 by Nelson DeMille. It stars Don Johnson, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sharon ...more

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The Pilot's Wife Alison Pill, Christine Lahti, Kirsty Mitchell

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Between the Lines Jeff Goldblum, Marilu Henner, John Heard Between the Lines is a 1977 film from Midwest Films directed by Joan Micklin Silver and produced by her husband Raphael D. Silver. The film won two out of the three awards it was nominated for ...more

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The Package Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Pam Grier The Package is 1989 Action, Crime, Drama film written by John Bishop and directed by Andrew Davis.

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Edison Justin Timberlake, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey Edison, is a 2005 American thriller film written and directed by David J. Burke, and stars Morgan Freeman, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake and Kevin Spacey.

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Mindwalk Sam Waterston, Liv Ullmann, Ione Skye Mindwalk is a 1990 feature film directed by Bernt Amadeus Capra, based on his own short story, based in turn on the book The Turning Point by his brother Fritjof Capra, the author of the book ...more

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Animal Factory Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong Animal Factory is a 2000 crime drama film about life in prison, set in San Quentin. The film was directed by Steve Buscemi, and stars Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, John Heard, ...more

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Mind the Gap Vera Farmiga, Kim Raver, Alan King Mind the Gap is a 2004 multi-story comedy-drama film written and directed by Eric Schaeffer. The film moves back and forth between five separate stories that interconnect with each other by the ...more

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Sweet Land Alan Cumming, Ned Beatty, Alex Kingston Sweet Land is a 2005 American independent period drama film written and directed by Ali Selim. It is an adaptation of the 1989 short story "A Gravestone Made of Wheat" by Will Weaver. ...more

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Too Scared to Scream Ian McShane, Anne Archer, Mike Connors Too Scared to Scream is a 1985 Independent Film/Thriller/Horror movie. It was directed by Tony Lo Bianco. Starring Mike Connors, Anne Archer and Ian McShane, it revolves around a string of ...more

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The Scarlet Letter John Heard, Meg Foster, Kevin Conway The Scarlet Letter is a 1979 miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Nathaniel Hawthorne: it aired on WGBH from March 3, 1979 to March 24, 1979. The series is four episodes long, 60 ...more

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The Deal Angie Harmon, Christian Slater, Selma Blair The Deal is a 2005 political thriller film directed by Harvey Kahn, starring Christian Slater, Selma Blair, Robert Loggia and Colm Feore. The movie was filmed in 2004 and based in Boston, ...more

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Dead Lenny Nicole Eggert, Joe Piscopo, John Heard Dead Lenny is a 2007 action film starring Steven Bauer and Armand Assante, released under the tagline "Unfortunately, Lenny's promised everyone the money."

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The End of Innocence Dyan Cannon, Alison Sweeney, George Coe The End of Innocence is a semi-autobiographical film from 1990 directed, written by and starring Dyan Cannon.

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Perfect Murder, Perfect Town Ann-Margret, Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helgenberger vie based on true events and the novel by Lawrence Schiller (who also directed) about six year old Jonbenet Ramsey and her family on Christmas Day 1996 and the horrible events that would

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Under the City John Heard, Mike Starr, Richard Portnow

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The Pact is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best John Heard Movies
The Pact Rider Strong, John Heard, Nick Mancuso

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A Perfect Ending Morgan Fairchild, Jessica Clark, John Heard A Perfect Ending is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Nicole Conn.

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Steel City America Ferrera, John Heard, Tom Guiry Steel City is a drama film directed by Brian Jun.

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Men Sean Young, Dylan Walsh, John Heard