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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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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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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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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Karen Black, Bob Clark, Sam Bottoms
In this drama, a much-older banker embarks upon a forbidden love affair with an adolescent girl.
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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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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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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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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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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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One Long Night Ed Begley, Jr., Mircea Monroe
One Long Night is a 2007 Thriller and Comedy film written and directed by David Siqueiros. A fish out of water story, about self-discovery and the challenges of being of mixed heritage. Set in ...more
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Paris Bai Ling, Ron Jeremy, Karen Black
Paris is a 2003 American thriller film written and directed by Ramin Niami. Original music for this film was composed by John Cale, who had previously worked with Niami on his 1998 film ...more
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Harold Buttleman, Daredevil Stuntman Karen Black, John Hawkes, Dan Castellaneta
Harold Buttleman, Daredevil Stuntman is a 2003 film written and directed by Francis Stokes; the only movie he has directed. It won the Jury Prize at the Deep Ellum Film Festival in 2003. It was ...more
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The Donor David Carradine, Karen Black, James Handy
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Heated Rivalry Karen Black, Carrie Preston, Holly Weber
Heated Rivalry is a 2011 drama, romance comedy film written by Scott C. Sanford.
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Tons of Trouble Karen Black, Willie Gault, Lee Purcell
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Martin's Day Richard Harris, James Coburn, Karen Black
Martin's Day is a 1984 film directed by Alan Gibson.
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Karen Black, Lily Rabe, Don McManus
Letters from the Big Man is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Christopher Munch. "Christopher Munch’s extraordinary films, all of which have screened at Sundance, use quiet ...more
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Summer Solstice Karen Black, Lindsay Pulsipher, Joe Estevez
Summer Solstice tells a story set in coastal Maine, a reflective coming-of-age tale starring George Fivas as Joshua Ballard, a brilliant but aimless and misunderstood college student who finds ...more
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Margot Kidder, Karen Black, Virna Lisi
Miss Right is a 1982 comedy film written by William Tepper and directed by Paul Williams.
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Irene in Time Joe Manganiello, Karen Black, Victoria Tennant
Irene in Time is a 2009 American independent film directed by Henry Jaglom. It marked the second collaboration between director Jaglom and actress Tanna Frederick, who also starred in Hollywood ...more
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Tuesday Never Comes Karen Black, Erik Estrada, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs
Directed by Jason Holt (1993) Starring Erik Estrada, Karen Black and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs In the gritty, grand tradition of Reservoir Dogs, Narc and Jefferson in Paris, Tuesday Never Comes ...more
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Greg Louganis, Karen Black, Tye Olson
Watercolors is a 2008 film by American director David Oliveras and starring Tye Olson, Kyle Clare, Greg Louganis and Karen Black. The script is also written by David Oliveras.
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Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black
House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 American exploitation horror film directed by Rob Zombie. Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up ...more