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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?"

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    Released2001

    Directed byRobert 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 films...  more

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    A Passage to India

    Alec Guinness, Judy Davis

    Released1984

    Directed byDavid 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 was...  more

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    #239 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#216 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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    Who Dares Wins

    Richard Widmark, Judy Davis

    Released1982

    Directed byIan 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 plot...  more
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    Impromptu

    Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant

    Released1991

    Directed byJames 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 Frédéric Chopin...  more
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    Barton Fink

    John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

    Released1991

    Directed byEthan 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 who...  more

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    Absolute Power

    Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman

    Released1997

    Directed byClint 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 David...  more

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    Celebrity

    Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released1998

    Directed byWoody Allen

    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....  more

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    Winter of Our Dreams

    Judy Davis, Baz Luhrmann

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn 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 in 6...  more
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    Deconstructing Harry

    Demi Moore, Jennifer Garner

    Released1997

    Directed byWoody 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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    Where Angels Fear to Tread

    Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1991

    Directed byCharles 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 by E....  more
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    Released1995

    Directed byJeff Bleckner

    Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story is a 1995 American television film that aired on NBC....  more
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    Husbands and Wives

    Liam Neeson, Woody Allen

    Released1992

    Directed byWoody 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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    The Man Who Sued God

    Emily Browning, Billy Connolly

    Released2001

    Directed byMark 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 one...  more
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    Gaudi Afternoon

    Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released2001

    Directed bySusan 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, Spain,...  more
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    A Little Thing Called Murder

    Alexander Ludwig, Jonathan Jackson

    Released2006

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

    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 was...  more
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    Alice

    Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson

    Released1990

    Directed byWoody 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 1965...  more
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    Blood and Wine

    Jennifer Lopez, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byBob 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 Davis...  more
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    The Eye of the Storm

    Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush

    Released2011

    Directed byFred Schepisi

    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 Judy...  more
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    The Break-Up

    Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2006

    Directed byPeyton 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 and...  more

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    High Tide

    Judy Davis, Claudia Karvan

    Released1987

    Directed byGillian 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 pinned a...  more
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    Heatwave

    Judy Davis, Bill Hunter

    Released1982

    Directed byPhillip 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 first...  more
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    The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Ben Kingsley, Richard Griffiths

    Released1982

    Directed byDavid Hugh Jones

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is a 1982 romantic comedy film directed by David Hugh Jones....  more
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    A Woman Called Golda

    Ingrid Bergman, Leonard Nimoy

    Released1982

    Directed byAlan 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 Bergman...  more
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    The Reagans

    John Stamos, James Brolin

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert 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 ultimately broadcast on...  more
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    Kangaroo

    Judy Davis, Colin Friels

    Released1987

    Directed byTim Burstall

    Kangaroo is a 1987 Australian drama film directed by Tim Burstall and based on a novel of the same name by D. H. Lawrence....  more