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List of the best Julianne Moore movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Julianne Moore has been acting since 1987, but it was her breakout performance in Boogie Nights in 1997 that made her a star and garnered her first Oscar nomination. Julianne Moore'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 Julianne Moore movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Julianne Moore movies will be at the top of the list. Julianne Moore has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Julianne Moore movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Julianne Moore films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List features films like The Hours, The Big Lebowski and more!

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Julianne Moore movies?" and "What are the greatest Julianne Moore roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Moore's work with ensemble casts, you might also enjoy our list of best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies and best Jeff Bridges movies.

Steven Spielberg and Robert Altman are among those who have directed Julianne Moore at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Julianne Moore has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Jennifer Connelly and Vera Farmiga in terms of fame and success.

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The Hours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

Released: 2002

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by David Hare is based on ...more

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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

Released: 1997

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

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Far from Heaven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Viola Davis

Released: 2002

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Far from Heaven is a 2002 American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. The film tells the story of ...more

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The End of the Affair is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs

Released: 1999

Directed by: Neil Jordan

The End of the Affair is a 1999 drama film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Ralph Fiennes, Julianne Moore and Stephen Rea. The film is based on The End of the Affair, a 1951 novel by British ...more

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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more

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Magnolia is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Released: 1999

Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson

Magnolia is a 1999 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Jay, ...more

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Safe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Dean Norris, Xander Berkeley

Released: 1995

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Safe is a 1995 British/American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes, and produced by Christine Vachon. It was voted the best film of the 1990s in the 1999 Village Voice Film Poll.
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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

Released: 2006

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Children of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón. The screenplay, based on P. D. James's 1992 novel of the same name, was credited to five ...more

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The Kids Are All Right ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko

The Kids Are All Right is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg. A hit at 2010 Sundance, it opened in limited release on ...more

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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Hannibal is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. It is the sequel to the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence ...more

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The Shipping News is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey

Released: 2001

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

The Shipping News is a 2001 drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. It stars Kevin Spacey as the protagonist Quoyle, ...more
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Chloe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Amanda Seyfried, Nina Dobrev, Julianne Moore

Released: 2009

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

Chloe is a 2009 erotic thriller film directed by Atom Egoyan, a remake of the 2003 French film Nathalie.... It stars Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried in the title role. Its ...more

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Don Jon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt

Released: 2013

Directed by: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Don Jon is a 2013 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Produced by Ram Bergman and Nicolas Chartier, the film stars Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett ...more
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Crazy, Stupid, Love. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2011

Directed by: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a 2011 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and written by Dan Fogelman. It stars Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma ...more

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A Single Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Ginnifer Goodwin

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tom Ford

A Single Man is a 2009 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. It is directed by Tom Ford in his directorial debut and stars Colin Firth, who was ...more

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Surviving Picasso is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone

Released: 1996

Directed by: James Ivory

Surviving Picasso is a 1996 Merchant Ivory film starring Anthony Hopkins as the famous painter Pablo Picasso. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant and David L. Wolper. ...more
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Benny & Joon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

Benny & Joon is a 1993 romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about how two eccentric individuals, Sam and Juniper "Joon", find each other and fall in love. Aidan ...more

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Vanya on 42nd Street is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Wallace Shawn, Brooke Smith

Released: 1994

Directed by: Louis Malle

Vanya on 42nd Street is a 1994 film by Louis Malle and Andre Gregory. The film is an intimate, interpretive performance of the play Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov as adapted by David Mamet. The ...more

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Short Cuts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins

Released: 1993

Directed by: Robert Altman

Short Cuts is a 1993 American drama film directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay by Altman and Frank Barhydt, it is inspired by nine short stories and a poem by Raymond Carver. ...more

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The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 1993

Directed by: Andrew Davis

This film is a 1993 American action film based on the 1960s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. The film was directed by Andrew Davis and stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee ...more

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The Hand That Rocks the ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Rebecca De Mornay, Annabella Sciorra

Released: 1992

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is a 1992 American psychological thriller. The film was directed by Curtis Hanson, and stars Annabella Sciorra and Rebecca De Mornay. The tale follows a vengeful, ...more

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Savage Grace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Dancy

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tom Kalin

Savage Grace is a 2007 film directed by Tom Kalin and written by Howard A. Rodman, based on the book Savage Grace by Natalie Robins and Steven M.L. Aronson. The story is based on the ...more

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The Forgotten is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Gary Sinise, Alfre Woodard

Released: 2004

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

The Forgotten is a 2004 American science fiction psychological thriller drama film, directed by Joseph Ruben and starring Julianne Moore and Dominic West. The film's plot revolves around a woman ...more

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The Prize Winner of Defi... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jane Anderson

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a 2005 biographical film written and directed by Jane Anderson. It is based on the book by Terry Ryan. The film stars Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and ...more
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Marie and Bruce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick, Bob Balaban

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tom Cairns

Marie and Bruce is a 2004 drama film from Holedigger and New Films. It is directed by Tom Cairns and stars Julianne Moore and Matthew Broderick. It was based on the 1978 play of the same name by ...more