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The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

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

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

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  • 1
    A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe


    Directed byRon Howard

    A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland


    Directed byRobert Redford

    Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor... more on Wikipedia

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    Serpico is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies


    Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch


    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Serpico is a 1973 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino. Waldo... more on Wikipedia

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    #46 of 553 The Best '70s Movies#95 of 315 The Best Political Films Ever Made

  • 4
    Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum


    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Running on Empty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    Running on Empty

    River Phoenix, Martha Plimpton


    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Running on Empty is a 1988 film featuring River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Out of the Cold is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    Out of the Cold

    Mia Kirshner, Brian Dennehy


    Directed byAleksandr Buravsky

    Out of the Cold is a 1999 drama film directed by Aleksandr Buravsky.amazon_watch buy button
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    Rocky Marciano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    Rocky Marciano

    Jon Favreau filmography, George C. Scott


    Directed byCharles Winkler

    Rocky Marciano is a 1999 made for TV movie directed by Charles Winkler and presented by MGM.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    Without a Trace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    Without a Trace

    Stockard Channing, Judd Hirsch


    Directed byStanley R. Jaffe

    Without a Trace is a 1983 dramatic film. It is based on the novel Still Missing by Beth... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Sooner or Later is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    Sooner or Later

    Lynn Redgrave, Barbara Feldon


    Directed byBruce Hart

    Sooner or Later is a 1979 romance drama film written by Bruce Hart and Carole Hart and...amazon_watch buy button
  • 10
    Brother's Shadow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    Brother's Shadow

    Judd Hirsch, Scott Cohen


    Directed byTodd S. Yellin

    Brother's Shadow is a 2006 drama film directed by Todd S. Yellin.amazon_watch buy button
  • 11
    King of the Gypsies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    King of the Gypsies

    Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byFrank Pierson

    King of the Gypsies is a 1978 Paramount motion picture drama starring Eric Roberts, Sterling... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Teachers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies


    Morgan Freeman, Nick Nolte


    Directed byArthur Hiller

    Teachers is a 1984 satirical dark comedy-drama film starring Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Running with the Hitman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    Running with the Hitman

    Danny Aiello, Judd Hirsch


    Directed byMelanie Mayron

    Zeyda and the Hitman is a 2004 Canadian television film comedy. The story is about a... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    The Halloween That Almost Wasn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    The Halloween That Almost Wasn't

    Henry Gibson, Judd Hirsch


    Directed byBruce Bilson

    The Halloween That Almost Wasn't is a 1979 telefilm which aired regularly on the Disney... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    The Law is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    The Law

    Gary Busey, Judd Hirsch


    Directed byJohn Badham

    The Law was a TV movie that examined the workings of a big city's legal system as seen through...amazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    This Must Be the Place is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    This Must Be the Place

    Sean Penn, Frances McDormand


    Directed byPaolo Sorrentino

    This Must Be the Place is a 2011 European drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino, written by... more on Wikipedia
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    Tower Heist is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    Tower Heist

    Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy


    Directed byBrett Ratner

    This film is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. The plot follows Josh... more on Wikipedia
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    The Red Robin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies

    The Red Robin

    Jaime Ray Newman, Judd Hirsch


    Directed byMichael Z. Wechsler

    The Red Robin is a 2013 psychological thriller thriller film directed by Michael Z. Wechsler,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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