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

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

List features films like My Brilliant Career and The Echo of Thunder.

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

Judy Davis is no stranger to working with popular directors, including David Cronenberg, Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood.

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Judy Davis, Claudia Karvan, Colin Friels High Tide is a 1987 Australian film, from a script by Laura Jones, about the mother-daughter bond, directed by Gillian Armstrong. Armstrong reported that when she began work on High Tide she ...more

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Hugh Laurie, Alison Pill, Victor Garber Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows is a 2001 television film based on the memoirs of Lorna Luft, the daughter of Garland. The production is notable for its meticulous recreations of her ...more

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Alec Guinness, Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee A Passage to India is a 1984 drama film written and directed by David Lean. The screenplay is based on the 1924 novel of the same title by E. M. Forster and the 1960 play by Santha Rama Rau that ...more

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Liam Neeson, Woody Allen, Juliette Lewis Husbands and Wives is a 1992 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film stars Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack, Judy Davis, Juliette Lewis, and Liam Neeson. It was ...more

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Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Bernadette Peters Impromptu is a 1991 British-American period drama film directed by James Lapine, written by Sarah Kernochan, produced by Daniel A. Sherkow and Stuart Oken, and starring Hugh Grant as ...more

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John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand 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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Sam Neill, Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes My Brilliant Career is a 1979 Australian drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong and based on the novel of the same name by Miles Franklin. The film was released in Australia on 17 August 1979; ...more

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Richard Widmark, Judy Davis, Edward Woodward Who Dares Wins is a 1982 British film starring Lewis Collins, Judy Davis, Richard Widmark and Edward Woodward, directed by Ian Sharp. The title is the motto of the elite Special Air Service. The ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris Absolute Power is a 1997 American political thriller film produced by, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood as a master jewel thief who witnesses the killing of a woman by Secret Service ...more

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Kevin Spacey, J.K. Simmons, Denis Leary The Ref is a 1994 American black comedy film directed by Ted Demme, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Denis Leary, Judy Davis, and Kevin Spacey.

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Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder Celebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay describes the divergent paths a couple takes following their divorce.

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Ryan Reynolds, Glenn Close, Eric Dane Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story is a 1995 American television film that aired on NBC.

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Demi Moore, Jennifer Garner, Robin Williams Deconstructing Harry is a comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen and released in 1997. This film tells the story of a successful writer named Harry Block, played by Allen, who draws ...more

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Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis Where Angels Fear to Tread is a 1991 British drama film directed by Charles Sturridge. The screenplay by Sturridge, Tim Sullivan, and Derek Granger is based on the 1905 novel of the same title ...more

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Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Rachel Griffiths Children of the Revolution is a 1996 Australian historic comedy film, depicting Joseph Stalin and his son's somewhat deterministic path into The Revolution in modern day Australia. It stars Judy ...more

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Judy Davis, Baz Luhrmann, Bryan Brown Winter of Our Dreams is a 1981 Australian film directed by John Duigan. Judy Davis won the Best Actress in a Lead Role in the AFI Awards for her performance in the film. The film was nominated ...more

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Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden, Lili Taylor Gaudi Afternoon is a 2001 comedy film based on Barbara Wilson's detective novel and directed by Susan Seidelman. The film focuses on an expatriate American book translator living in Barcelona, ...more

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Emily Browning, Billy Connolly, Judy Davis The Man Who Sued God is a 2001 Australian comedy film, starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis the film was directed by Mark Joffe. The film was considered a financial success, debuting at number ...more

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Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret, Vince Vaughn The Break-Up is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. It was written by Jay Lavender and Jeremy Garelick and produced by ...more

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Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis The Eye of the Storm is an Australian drama film directed by Fred Schepisi. It is an adaptation of Patrick White's 1973 novel of the same name. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Bernadette Peters Alice is a 1990 American romantic fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Mia Farrow, Joe Mantegna and William Hurt. The film is a loose reworking of Federico Fellini's ...more

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Jennifer Lopez, Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine Blood and Wine is a 1996 neo-noir thriller directed by Bob Rafelson from a screenplay written by Nick Villiers and Alison Cross. It features Jack Nicholson, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez, Judy ...more

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Alexander Ludwig, Jonathan Jackson, Judy Davis A Little Thing Called Murder is a 2006 drama television film starring Judy Davis and Jonathan Jackson and directed by Richard Benjamin. Made by Stonemade Entertainment for Lifetime TV, the film ...more

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Heatwave Judy Davis, Bill Hunter, Chris Haywood Heatwave is a 1982 Australian film directed by Phillip Noyce based on the murder of Juanita Nielsen. It was the second of two films inspired by this story that came out around this time, the ...more

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John Stamos, James Brolin, Zoie Palmer The Reagans is a 180-minute television film about U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his family which CBS had planned to broadcast in November 2003 during fall "sweeps", but was ...more

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Ingrid Bergman, Leonard Nimoy, Ned Beatty A Woman Called Golda is a 1982 American made-for-television film biopic of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. Made by Paramount Television and directed by Alan Gibson, the film stars Ingrid ...more

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Ben Kingsley, Richard Griffiths, Judy Davis The Merry Wives of Windsor is a 1982 romantic comedy film directed by David Hugh Jones.

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Geoffrey Rush, Elisabeth Harnois, Jesse Spencer Swimming Upstream is a 2003 Australian film written by Tony Fingleton and directed by Russell Mulcahy. It stars Jesse Spencer, Geoffrey Rush, and Judy Davis. It shows the life of Fingleton from ...more

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Bebe Neuwirth, Sam Shepard, Judy Davis Dash and Lilly is a 1999 Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated biographical television film about writers Dashiell Hammett and Lillian Hellman. The film was directed by actress Kathy Bates and ...more

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Kangaroo Judy Davis, Colin Friels, Hugh Keays-Byrne Kangaroo is a 1987 Australian drama film directed by Tim Burstall and based on a novel of the same name by D. H. Lawrence.

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A Cooler Climate Sally Field, Carly Pope, Jessalyn Gilsig A Cooler Climate is a Showtime Original movie. It originally aired on August 22, 1999. It is based on a book with the same name by Zena Collier. Sally Field and Judy Davis were both nominated ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy, Rose Byrne Marie Antoinette is a 2006 historical drama film, written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It is based on the life of the Queen in the years leading up to the French Revolution. It won the Academy ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Selma Blair, John Salley Coast to Coast is 2003 television movie starring Richard Dreyfuss, Judy Davis, and Selma Blair, and directed by Paul Mazursky. It is based on the novel by Frederic Raphael, who also wrote film's ...more

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River Phoenix, Karen Black, Jonathan Pryce Dark Blood is a film directed by George Sluizer, written by Jim Barton, and starring River Phoenix, Judy Davis, and Jonathan Pryce. The film was not completed due to the death of Phoenix shortly ...more

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On My Own Judy Davis, Matthew Ferguson On My Own is a 1991 film starring Judy Davis and Matthew Ferguson. Ferguson plays Simon Henderson, a student at an Ontario boarding school, whose father lives in Hong Kong, and whose mother is ...more

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Georgia Judy Davis Georgia is a 1988 Australian thriller film directed by Ben Lewin, starring Judy Davis and John Bach. Judy Davis plays the two roles of a mother, Georgia, and her daughter Nina. The film is ...more

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Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin, Woody Allen To Rome with Love is a 2012 magical realist romantic comedy film written and directed by and starring Woody Allen in his first acting appearance since 2006. The film is set in Rome, Italy; it ...more

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Emily Browning, Judy Davis, Jamey Sheridan The Echo of Thunder is an Australian family drama movie, released for television in 1998. It is based on the novel Thunderwith by Australian children's author Libby Hathorn. It was aired on CBS ...more

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Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes, Gus Mercurio High Rolling is an Australian buddy comedy directed by Igor Auzins and written by Forest Redlich. Golden Globe Award winners Joseph Bottoms and Judy Davis are among the cast. The soundtrack for ...more

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Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis, John Hargreaves Hoodwink is a 1981 Australian thriller film directed by Claude Whatham and written by Ken Quinnell. It stars John Hargreaves and Judy Davis. The film is based on the true story of a ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Patricia Heaton, Adam West The New Age is a 1994 film written and directed by Michael Tolkin and starring Peter Weller and Judy Davis.

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Diamonds (US) Joanne Kelly, Derek Jacobi, James Purefoy Diamonds is a 2009 Drama TV movie written by David Vainola and directed by Andy Wilson.

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Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones Page Eight is a 2011 British political thriller/action drama, written and directed for the BBC by the British writer David Hare, his first film as director since the 1989 film Strapless. The ...more