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The Best Judy Davis Movies

Updated September 24, 2019 713 votes 82 voters 5.4k 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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  • 1
    Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Allan Ackerman

    Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows is a 2001 television film based on the memoirs of... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 2
    A Passage to India
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Who Dares Wins
    26
    6

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Impromptu
    23
    5

    Impromptu

    Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Lapine

    Impromptu is a 1991 British-American period drama film directed by James Lapine, written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Barton Fink
    26
    9

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Absolute Power
    22
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Celebrity
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    Celebrity

    Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio

    Released1998

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 8
    Winter of Our Dreams
    11
    5

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    Deconstructing Harry
    14
    9

    Deconstructing Harry

    Demi Moore, Jennifer Garner

    Released1997

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 10
    Where Angels Fear to Tread
    14
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    Where Angels Fear to Tread

    Helen Mirren, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1991

    Directed byCharles Sturridge

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  • 11
    Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story

    Released1995

    Directed byJeff Bleckner

    Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story is a 1995 American television film that... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    Husbands and Wives
    10
    5

    Husbands and Wives

    Liam Neeson, Woody Allen

    Released1992

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 13
    The Man Who Sued God
    15
    11

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Gaudi Afternoon
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    Gaudi Afternoon

    Juliette Lewis, Marcia Gay Harden

    Released2001

    Directed bySusan Seidelman

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  • 15
    A Little Thing Called Murder
    10
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Alice
    12
    8

    Alice

    Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson

    Released1990

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 17
    Blood and Wine
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    Blood and Wine

    Jennifer Lopez, Jack Nicholson

    Released1996

    Directed byBob Rafelson

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  • 18
    The Eye of the Storm
    10
    7

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Break-Up
    12
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    The Break-Up

    Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2006

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • 20
    High Tide
    10
    7

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Heatwave
    6
    2

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    The Merry Wives of Windsor
    6
    2

    The Merry Wives of Windsor

    Ben Kingsley, Richard Griffiths

    Released1982

    Directed byDavid Hugh Jones

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  • 23
    A Woman Called Golda
    6
    2

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    The Reagans
    6
    2

    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... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    Kangaroo
    4
    2

    Kangaroo

    Judy Davis, Colin Friels

    Released1987

    Directed byTim Burstall

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