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The Best Judy Davis Movies 

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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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Hugh Laurie, Alison Pill, Victor Garber

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Allan Ackerman

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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Judy Davis, Claudia Karvan, Colin Friels

Released: 1987

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

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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Alec Guinness, Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee

Released: 1984

Directed by: David Lean

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

Released: 1992

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

Released: 1991

Directed by: James Lapine

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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Kevin Spacey, J.K. Simmons, Denis Leary

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ted Demme

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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Richard Widmark, Judy Davis, Edward Woodward

Released: 1982

Directed by: Ian Sharp

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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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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Sam Neill, Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes

Released: 1979

Directed by: Gillian Armstrong

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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Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

Released: 1997

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Absolute Power is a 1997 American political thriller film produced by, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1996 novel Absolute Power by ...more

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Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder

Released: 1998

Directed by: Woody Allen

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Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Rachel Griffiths

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Duncan

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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Ryan Reynolds, Glenn Close, Eric Dane

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jeff Bleckner

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

Released: 1997

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

Released: 1991

Directed by: Charles Sturridge

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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Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden, Lili Taylor

Released: 2001

Directed by: Susan Seidelman

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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Judy Davis, Baz Luhrmann, Bryan Brown

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Duigan

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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Emily Browning, Billy Connolly, Judy Davis

Released: 2001

Directed by: Mark Joffe

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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Ben Kingsley, Richard Griffiths, Judy Davis

Released: 1982

Directed by: David Hugh Jones

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Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Bernadette Peters

Released: 1990

Directed by: Woody Allen

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

Released: 1996

Directed by: Bob Rafelson

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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Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret

Released: 2006

Directed by: Peyton Reed

The Break-Up is a 2006 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Peyton Reed. In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a newly broken up couple (Vince Vaughn ...more

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Ingrid Bergman, Leonard Nimoy, Ned Beatty

Released: 1982

Directed by: Alan Gibson

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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John Stamos, James Brolin, Zoie Palmer

Released: 2003

Directed by: Robert Allan Ackerman

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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Heatwave Judy Davis, Bill Hunter, Chris Haywood

Released: 1982

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

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