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The Best John Turturro Movies 

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

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

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

Ron Howard and Michael Bay are among those who have directed John Turturro at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love John Turturro have also been known to enjoy films starring Michael Rapaport and Martin Landau.

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Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more

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George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with ...more

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John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Barton Fink is a 1991 American period film written, produced, directed and edited by the Coen brothers. Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright ...more

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Ralph Fiennes, Martin Scorsese, Ethan Hawke

Released: 1994

Directed by: Robert Redford

Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film produced and directed by Robert Redford, and written by Paul Attanasio, based on Richard N. Goodwin's memoir Remembering America: A Voice From ...more

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Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Miller's Crossing is a 1990 American film by the Coen brothers and starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J. E. Freeman, and Albert Finney. The plot concerns a ...more

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Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Famke Janssen

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Dahl

Rounders is a 1998 American drama film about the underground world of high-stakes poker, directed by John Dahl, and starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton. The film follows two friends who need ...more
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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Turturro Movies
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1980

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

Released: 1989

Directed by: Spike Lee

Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the cast include Danny ...more

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Gloria Bell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Turturro Movies
Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Michael Cera

Released: 2019

Directed by: Sebastián Lelio

Gloria Bell is a 2019 Chilean-American film directed by Sebastián Lelio, and a reimagining of the 2013 film Gloria. A free-spirited woman in her 50s (Julianne Moore) seeks out love at ...more
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Sharon Stone, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken

Released: 2012

Directed by: Marc Turtletaub

Gods Behaving Badly is a 2012 drama comedy film directed by Marc Turtletaub.
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Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

Released: 1985

Directed by: William Friedkin

This film is a 1985 American action thriller film directed by William Friedkin and based on the novel by former U.S. Secret Service agent Gerald Petievich, who co-wrote the screenplay with ...more

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The Color of Money is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Turturro Movies
Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1986

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Color of Money is a 1986 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Richard Price, based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. The film stars Paul Newman and ...more

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Cradle Will Rock Bill Murray, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

Released: 1999

Directed by: Tim Robbins

Cradle Will Rock is a 1999 drama film written, directed, and produced by Tim Robbins. The film fictionalizes the true events that surrounded the production of the 1937 musical The Cradle Will ...more
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John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tony Scott

The Taking of Pelham 123 is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. It is a film adaptation of the novel by Morton Freedgood, and ...more

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Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

Released: 2004

Directed by: David Koepp

Secret Window is a 2004 American psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro. It was written and directed by David Koepp, based on the novella Secret Window, Secret Garden ...more

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Spike Lee, Harvey Keitel, John Turturro

Released: 1995

Directed by: Spike Lee

Clockers is a 1995 American drama film directed by Spike Lee. It is an adaptation of the eponymous 1992 novel by Richard Price, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Lee. The film stars Harvey ...more

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Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody

Released: 1999

Directed by: Spike Lee

Summer of Sam is a 1999 American thriller film that recounts the Son of Sam. It was directed and produced by Spike Lee and stars John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, and Jennifer
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The Luzhin Defence John Turturro, Emily Watson, Orla Brady

Released: 2000

Directed by: Marleen Gorris

The Luzhin Defence is a 2000 film directed by Marleen Gorris, starring John Turturro and Emily Watson. The film centres on a mentally tormented chess grandmaster and the young woman he meets ...more
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Sam Rockwell, John Turturro, Catherine Keener

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tom DiCillo

Box of Moonlight is a 1996 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom DiCillo and starring John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Lisa Blount and Catherine Keener.
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Kerry Washington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Turturro

Released: 2008

Directed by: Spike Lee

Miracle at St. Anna is a 2008 American–Italian epic film set primarily in Italy during German-occupied Europe in WWII. Directed by Spike Lee, the film is based on the eponymous 2003 novel by ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1986

Directed by: Woody Allen

Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Robert De Niro

The Good Shepherd is a 2006 spy film produced and directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast. De Niro also produced it with ...more

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John Turturro, Noah Emmerich, Kari Väänänen

Released: 2007

Directed by: Juha Wuolijoki

Joulutarina is a 2007 Finnish film directed by Juha Wuolijoki. It is the story of how an orphan called Nikolas became Santa Claus. The Finnish premiere was on 16 November 2007. It was largely ...more
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Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken, John Turturro

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Turturro

Illuminata is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by John Turturro and written by Brandon Cole and John Turturro, based on Cole's play. The cinematographer was Harris Savides. The puppet ...more

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Michael Keaton, John Turturro, Clint Howard

Released: 1986

Directed by: Ron Howard

Gung Ho is a 1986 Ron Howard comedy film, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Michael Keaton and Gedde Watanabe. The story portrayed the takeover of an American car plant by a Japanese ...more

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