The Best Karen Black Movies

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List of the best Karen Black movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Karen Black'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 Karen Black movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Karen Black movies will be at the top of the list. Karen Black has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Karen Black movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Karen Black films to end the squabble once and for all.

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Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Altman are among those who directed Karen Black at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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  • Five Easy Pieces
    Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach
    49 votes
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Bob Rafelson
    Rejecting his cultured upper-class background as a classical pianist, Robert Dupea (Jack Nicholson) opts for a blue-collar existence, working in a California oil field and spending time with his ...more

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  • Nashville
    Keith Carradine, Lily Tomlin, Karen Black
    37 votes
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Robert Altman
    In this acclaimed Robert Altman drama, the lives of numerous people in the Tennessee capital intersect in unpredictable ways. Delbert Reese (Ned Beatty) is a lawyer and political organizer who is ...more

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  • The Day of the Locust
    Donald Sutherland, William Atherton, Karen Black
    32 votes
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: John Schlesinger
    In 1930s Los Angeles, Hollywood shines like a beacon to all the helpless people scattered across the city. In one crumbling apartment block, a blond bombshell (Karen Black) aspires to be an actress, ...more

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  • Trilogy of Terror
    Karen Black, George Gaynes, Gregory Harrison
    63 votes
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Dan Curtis
    Trilogy of Terror is a made-for-television anthology horror film, first aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on March 4, 1975. The film, directed by Dan Curtis, starred Karen Black. All three segments ...more
  • Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
    34 votes
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Robert Altman
    Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a 1982 comedy drama film adaptation of Ed Graczyk's 1976 play of the same name. The Broadway and screen versions were directed by Robert ...more
  • Burnt Offerings
    Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis
    64 votes
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Dan Curtis
    Ben (Oliver Reed) and Marian Rolf (Karen Black) can't believe how cheap the rent is at their giant Victorian summer home. Over time, however, they begin to sense that there's something peculiar about ...more

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