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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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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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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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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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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 comedy drama film adaptation of Ed Graczyk's 1976 play of the same name. The Broadway and screen versions were directed by Robert ...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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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

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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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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, 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, 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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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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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 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, 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, Ione Skye, Steve Jones