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The Best Judy Davis Movies

Updated September 24, 2019 713 votes 82 voters 5.5k views43 items

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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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    Dash and Lilly

    Bebe Neuwirth, Sam Shepard

    Released1999

    Directed byKathy Bates

    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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    A Cooler Climate

    Sally Field, Carly Pope

    Released1999

    Directed bySusan Seidelman

    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 for...  more
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    The New Age

    Samuel L. Jackson, Patricia Heaton

    Released1994

    Directed byMichael Tolkin

    The New Age is a 1994 film written and directed by Michael Tolkin and starring Peter Weller and Judy Davis....  more
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    Dark Blood

    River Phoenix, Karen Black

    Released2012

    Directed byGeorge Sluizer

    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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    Marie Antoinette

    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy

    Released2006

    Directed bySofia Coppola

    Marie Antoinette is a 2006 historical drama film directed by Sofia Coppola. The retelling of Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst), from her marriage to her reign and to her eventual downfall....  more

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    Georgia

    Judy Davis

    Released1988

    Directed byBen Lewin

    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 presented...  more
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    On My Own

    Judy Davis, Matthew Ferguson

    Released1992

    Directed byAntonio Tibaldi

    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 from...  more
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    My Brilliant Career

    Sam Neill, Judy Davis

    Released1979

    Directed byGillian 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; in...  more
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    The Echo of Thunder

    Emily Browning, Judy Davis

    Directed bySimon Wincer

    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 in...  more
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    Page Eight

    Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Hare

    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 cast...  more
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    High Rolling in a Hot Corvette

    Judy Davis, Wendy Hughes

    Released1977

    Directed byIgor Auzins

    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 the...  more
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    Diamonds (US)

    Joanne Kelly, Derek Jacobi

    Released2009

    Directed byAndy Wilson

    Diamonds is a 2009 Drama TV movie written by David Vainola and directed by Andy Wilson....
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    To Rome with Love

    Penélope Cruz, Alec Baldwin

    Released2012

    Directed byWoody 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 was...  more

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    #859 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#1024 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    Children of the Revolution

    Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter 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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    Hoodwink

    Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis

    Released1981

    Directed byClaude Whatham

    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 well-publicized...  more
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    Swimming Upstream

    Geoffrey Rush, Elisabeth Harnois

    Released2003

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy, Robert J. Emery

    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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    Coast to Coast

    Richard Dreyfuss, Selma Blair

    Released2003

    Directed byPaul Mazursky

    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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    The Ref

    Kevin Spacey, J.K. Simmons

    Released1994

    Directed byTed 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....  more