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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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Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed Burnt Offerings is a 1976 mystery horror film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Robert Marasco. Directed by Dan Curtis, the film stars Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Lee H. ...more

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Karen Black, George Gaynes, Gregory Harrison 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 ...more

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Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy, Linda Blair Airport 1975 is a 1974 disaster film and the first sequel to the successful 1970 film Airport. It stars Charlton Heston and Karen Black and is directed by Jack Smight.

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Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith, Jackie Earle Haley The Day of the Locust is a 1975 American drama film directed by John Schlesinger, and starring William Atherton, Karen Black, and Donald Sutherland. The screenplay by Waldo Salt is based on the ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Sally Struthers Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 American drama film written by Carole Eastman and Bob Rafelson, and directed by Rafelson. The film stars Jack Nicholson, with Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Ralph Waite, ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Dern, Karen Black Family Plot is a 1976 American dark comedy/thriller film that was the final film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film was based on Victor Canning's novel The Rainbird Pattern, which Ernest ...more

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Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin, Julie Christie Nashville is a 1975 American musical drama film directed by Robert Altman. A winner of numerous awards and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, Nashville is ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers who travel through ...more

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Cher, Kathy Bates, Karen Black Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a 1982 film adaptation of Ed Graczyk's 1976 play of the same name. The Broadway and screen versions were directed by Robert Altman, and ...more

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Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by David Merrick, from a screenplay ...more

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Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 American exploitation horror film written, co-scored and directed by Rob Zombie, and starring Chris Hardwick, Rainn Wilson, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon ...more

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O. J. Simpson, James Brolin, Elliott Gould Capricorn One is a 1978 government conspiracy thriller film about a Mars landing hoax. It was written and directed by Peter Hyams and produced by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment. It stars Elliott ...more

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Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg In Praise of Older Women is George Kaczender’s twelfth feature film. It was written by Stephen Vizinczey, Paul Gottlieb and Barrie Wexler. The story happens in Hungary during and after World War ...more

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Karen Black, Laraine Newman, Louise Fletcher Invaders from Mars is a 1986 science fiction horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper from a screenplay by Dan O'Bannon and Don Jakoby. It is a remake of the 1953 science fiction film Invaders from ...more

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Gene Hackman, Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black Cisco Pike is a 1972 drama written and directed by Bill L. Norton. It stars Kris Kristofferson as a musician fallen on hard luck who turns to dealing marijuana as a means of income. The film ...more

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Karen Black, Garrett Morris, Ami Dolenz Children of the Night is a 1991 horror film directed by Tony Randel.

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Karen Black, Jill Kelly, Rhonda Shear The Return of the Roller Blade Seven is a martial arts based film, released in 1993. The film is the second of two sequels to the film The Roller Blade Seven. The first sequel, The Legend of the ...more

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Karen Black, Sara Rue, John Doe Gypsy 83 is a 2001 drama film, written and directed by Todd Stephens, about two young goths, Gypsy and Clive, who travel to New York for an annual festival celebrating their idol, Stevie Nicks.

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Karen Black, Rip Torn, Geraldine Page You're a Big Boy Now is a 1966 film starring Elizabeth Hartman, Geraldine Page, Peter Kastner, Rip Torn, Karen Black, and Julie Harris. It was written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based ...more

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Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Robert Ryan The Outfit is a 1973 crime film directed by John Flynn. It stars Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker and Robert Ryan. Flynn's screenplay is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by ...more

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Karen Black, Jill Kelly, Rhonda Shear The Roller Blade Seven is a 1991 cult martial arts film directed by Donald G. Jackson and starring Scott Shaw.

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Jon Favreau filmography, Shawnee Smith, Mary Stuart Masterson Dogtown is a 1997 drama film by George Hickenlooper about life in the small Missouri town of Cuba, Missouri starring Mary Stuart Masterson, Jon Favreau, Rory Cochrane, Harold Russell, and ...more

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Karen Black, Jill Kelly, Rhonda Shear The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven is a 1992 martial arts cult film that was directed by Donald G. Jackson, and was produced by and stars Scott Shaw.

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Karen Black, Ione Skye, Steve Jones

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Bruce Dern, Karen Black, David Ogden Stiers Drive, He Said is an American motion picture released by Columbia Pictures, based upon the 1964 novel of the same title by Jeremy Larner. The film is mainly notable as the first directorial ...more

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Naomi Watts, Karen Black, Mark Salling Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering is the fourth film in the Children of the Corn horror series. It was released in 1996, and directed by Greg Spence. The film stars Naomi Watts and Karen ...more

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Karen Black, Willie Aames, Eriq La Salle Cut and Run is a 1985 horror adventure film written by Cesare Frugoni, Dardano Sacchetti and Luciano Vincenzoni and directed by Ruggero Deodato.

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Sam Kinison, George Kennedy, Karen Black Savage Dawn is a 1985 action and drama film. The film was directed by Simon Nuchtern, the film stars Lance Henriksen, George Kennedy, Karen Black, and William Forsythe

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Repo Chick Rosanna Arquette, Karen Black, Angela Sarafyan Repo Chick is a 2009 American comedy film written and directed by Alex Cox. Like Cox's first feature, Repo Man, it centers on the repossession trade and a mysterious vehicle with a large reward. ...more

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Crispin Glover, Karen Black, Howard Hesseman Rubin and Ed is an American independent comedy-buddy film written and directed by Trent Harris and released in 1991. It is about an eccentric, unsociable young man who is forced by his mother to ...more

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Tilda Swinton, Karen Black, Jeremy Davies Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a Recipe for Cyborgs and uses her own DNA in order to breed three Self Replicating Automatons, part ...more

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Karen Black, Jeff Conaway, Martin Kove Curse of the Forty-Niner is a 2002 horror film directed by John Carl Buechler. It is known more commonly by its video title, Miner's Massacre.

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Marianne Faithfull, Karen Black, Stephen Baldwin Crimetime is a British thriller film starring Stephen Baldwin, Pete Postlethwaite, Sadie Frost and directed by George Sluizer.

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Christopher Plummer, Karen Black, Robin Gammell The Pyx is a 1973 Canadian supernatural thriller film starring Karen Black and Christopher Plummer. It is based on the 1959 book of the same title by Montreal author John Buell.

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Ben Stiller, Ron Howard, Andy Dick The Independent is a mockumentary comedy film made in 2000, directed by Stephen Kessler and starring Jerry Stiller and Janeane Garofalo. Stiller portrays an independent film maker who makes ...more

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Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Karen Black Movies
Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? Larry David, Karen Black, Frances Fisher Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Henry Jaglom. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.

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Robert De Niro, Karen Black, George Segal Born to Win is a 1971 black comedy film directed by Ivan Passer and starring George Segal, Karen Black, Paula Prentiss, Hector Elizondo and Robert De Niro. Released by United Artists, the film ...more

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The Underground Comedy Movie Joanna Krupa, Slash, Michael Clarke Duncan The Underground Comedy Movie is a 1999 film directed by and starring Vince Offer. It features music by NOFX and Guttermouth, among others. It is considered by many as one of the worst films of ...more

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Karen Black, Lois Maxwell, Ron Lea A dissatisfied television director's boring life is spiced up by a new girlfriend who reveals that she is involved with the black arts and teaches him about astral-projection.

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Tilda Swinton, Karen Black, Timothy Leary Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea of a ...more

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Karen Black, Walton Goggins, Glenn Shadix Red Dirt is a 2000 American film written and directed by Tag Purvis. The film starred Dan Montgomery, Jr., Aleksa Palladino, Walton Goggins, and Karen Black.

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Wanderlust Kat Dennings, Paul Rudd, Karen Black Wanderlust is a 2006 documentary film on road movies and their effect on American culture.

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Omar Sharif, Karen Black, Joseph Bottoms Crime and Passion is a 1976 comedy drama romance film written by Jesse Lasky Jr., Ivan Passer and William Richert and 4 more and directed by Ivan Passer.

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Karen Black, Yvonne De Carlo, William Sanderson Mirror, Mirror is a 1990 horror film directed by Marina Sargenti, based on a screenplay by Annette Cascone and Gina Cascone. It stars Karen Black, Rainbow Harvest, Yvonne De Carlo and William ...more

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Melissa Leo, Eric Roberts, Karen Black Hollywood Dreams is a 2006 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Henry Jaglom. The film stars Tanna Frederick, Justin Kirk, David Proval, Karen Black, Eric Roberts, and Seymour

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Tom Sizemore, Connie Stevens, Karen Black Double Duty is a 2009 action-comedy television film starring Mimi Lesseos, Tom Sizemore, Susan Duerden, Alfonso Freeman, Karen Black, Ismael 'East' Carlo, Anthony De Longis, and Connie Stevens.

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Karen Black, Robert Z'Dar, Wings Hauser The Killer’s Edge is a 1991 action crime thriller film written and directed by Joseph Merhi.

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Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway Killer Fish is a 1978 Italian-French-Brazilian horror movie directed by Antonio Margheriti. The film, along with many monster movies of the 1970s and 1980s, is very similar to Jaws.

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Karen Black, Ross Hagen, Russ Tamblyn Doug Baily's dad was already weird, but now a mysterious machine from the garage has made him invisible too. It’s a roller coaster ride of fun, adventure and hi-jinks as Doug does all in his ...more

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Evil Spirits Karen Black, Yvette Vickers, Arte Johnson Evil Spirits is a 1990 horror film written by Mikel Angel and directed by Gary Graver.