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The Best Julianne Moore Movies 

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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
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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Far from Heaven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Viola Davis
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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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

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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
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
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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Safe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Dean Norris, Xander Berkeley
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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Magnolia is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman
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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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine
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 Shipping News is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey
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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The Kids Are All Right ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo
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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Vanya on 42nd Street is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Wallace Shawn, Brooke Smith
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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Don Jon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt
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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Game Change is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris
Game Change is a 2012 American HBO political drama film based on events of the 2008 United States presidential election campaign, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, based on the ...more
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Surviving Picasso is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Natascha McElhone
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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A Map of the World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Sigourney Weaver, Chloë Sevigny
A Map of the World is a 1999 drama film directed by Scott Elliott.
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Benny & Joon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy
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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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins
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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Savage Grace is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Hugh Dancy
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 Prize Winner of Defi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern
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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What Maisie Knew is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan
What Maisie Knew is a 2012 American drama film directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel. It stars Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Onata Aprile, Joanna Vanderham and Steve Coogan, ...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
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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World Traveler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Karen Allen
World Traveler is a 2001 drama directed by Bart Freundlich. It stars Billy Crudup and Julianne Moore. It was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival.
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Marie and Bruce is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Matthew Broderick, Bob Balaban
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
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Blindness is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Sandra Oh
Blindness is a 2008 Canadian film in English. It is an adaptation of the 1995 novel of the same name by Portuguese author José Saramago about a society suffering an epidemic of blindness. ...more

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Short Cuts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Julianne Moore Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins
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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