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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.

List features Brother's Shadow, Rocky Marciano and more.

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

Ron Howard and Brett Ratner have both worked with Judd Hirsch over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ron Howard

A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva ...more

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Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin

Released: 1980

Directed by: Robert Redford

Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story ...more

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Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

Released: 1973

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Serpico is a 1973 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Al Pacino. Waldo Salt and Norman Wexler wrote the screenplay, adapting Peter Maas's biography of NYPD officer Frank ...more

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Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Judd Hirsch Movies
Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, ...more

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River Phoenix, Martha Plimpton, Judd Hirsch

Released: 1988

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Running on Empty is a 1988 film featuring River Phoenix, Judd Hirsch, Christine Lahti, and Martha Plimpton, directed by Sidney Lumet, and was produced by Lorimar. It is the story of a ...more

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Mia Kirshner, Brian Dennehy, Judd Hirsch

Released: 1999

Directed by: Aleksandr Buravsky

Out of the Cold is a 1999 drama film directed by Aleksandr Buravsky.
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Released: 1999

Directed by: Charles Winkler

Rocky Marciano is a 1999 made for TV movie directed by Charles Winkler and presented by MGM. It tells the story of the rise to fame of legendary boxer Rocky Marciano.
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Stockard Channing, Judd Hirsch, Keith McDermott

Released: 1983

Directed by: Stanley R. Jaffe

Without a Trace is a 1983 dramatic film. It is based on the novel Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon. The film stars Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes and Stockard Channing.
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Lynn Redgrave, Barbara Feldon, Judd Hirsch

Released: 1979

Directed by: Bruce Hart

Sooner or Later is a 1979 romance drama film written by Bruce Hart and Carole Hart and directed by Bruce Hart.
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Brother's Shadow Judd Hirsch, Scott Cohen, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Released: 2006

Directed by: Todd S. Yellin

Brother's Shadow is a 2006 drama film directed by Todd S. Yellin.
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Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Shelley Winters

Released: 1978

Directed by: Frank Pierson

King of the Gypsies is a 1978 Paramount motion picture drama starring Eric Roberts, Sterling Hayden, Shelley Winters, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields, Annette O'Toole, and Judd Hirsch. Directed ...more
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Morgan Freeman, Nick Nolte, Laura Dern

Released: 1984

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Teachers is a 1984 satirical dark comedy-drama film starring Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Ralph Macchio, and Judd Hirsch, written by W. R. McKinney and directed by Arthur Hiller. The movie was ...more

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Danny Aiello, Judd Hirsch, Mercedes Ruehl

Released: 2004

Directed by: Melanie Mayron

Zeyda and the Hitman is a 2004 Canadian television film comedy. The story is about a grandfather who hires a contract killer to assassinate his allergy-prone son-in-law.
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Henry Gibson, Judd Hirsch, John Schuck

Released: 1979

Directed by: Bruce Bilson

The Halloween That Almost Wasn't is a 1979 telefilm which aired regularly on the Disney Channel until the late 1990s. It revolves around Dracula trying to save Halloween from the Witch who ...more
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Gary Busey, Judd Hirsch, Bonnie Franklin

Released: 1974

Directed by: John Badham

The Law was a TV movie that examined the workings of a big city's legal system as seen through the eyes of people involved in a sensational murder trial.
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Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, David Byrne

Released: 2011

Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino

This Must Be the Place is a 2011 European drama film directed by Paolo Sorrentino, written by Sorrentino and Umberto Contarello and released in the U.S. in late 2012. It stars Sean Penn and ...more
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Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brett Ratner

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The Red Robin Jaime Ray Newman, Judd Hirsch, Ryan O'Nan

Released: 2013

Directed by: Michael Z. Wechsler

The Red Robin is a 2013 psychological thriller thriller film directed by Michael Z. Wechsler, starring Judd Hirsch, Ryan O'Nan, C.S. Lee, Caroline Lagerfelt, Jaime Ray Newman, Joseph Lyle ...more