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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.

If you think the best Karen Black role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Karen Black performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back
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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back

    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper

    Released2012

    Directed byDennis Hopper, Dustin Rikert

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    Trilogy of Terror
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    Trilogy of Terror

    Karen Black, George Gaynes

    Released1975

    Directed byDan Curtis

    Trilogy of Terror is a made-for-television anthology horror film, first aired as an ABC Movie... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Children of the Night
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    Children of the Night

    Karen Black, Garrett Morris

    Released1991

    Directed byTony Randel

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  • 4
    In Praise of Older Women
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    In Praise of Older Women

    Tom Berenger, Karen Black

    Released1978

    Directed byGeorge Kaczender

    In Praise of Older Women is George Kaczender’s twelfth feature film. It was written by Stephen... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    Invaders from Mars
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    Invaders from Mars

    Karen Black, Laraine Newman

    Released1986

    Directed byTobe Hooper

    Invaders from Mars is a 1986 science fiction horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper from a... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering
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    Released1996

    Directed byGreg Spence

    Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering is the fourth film in the Children of the Corn horror... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Burnt Offerings
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    Burnt Offerings

    Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith

    Released1976

    Directed byDan Curtis

    Burnt Offerings is a 1976 mystery horror film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Nashville
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    Nashville

    Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin

    Released1975

    Directed byRobert Altman

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  • 9
    Gypsy 83
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    Gypsy 83

    Karen Black, Sara Rue

    Released2001

    Directed byTodd Stephens

    Gypsy 83 is a 2001 drama film, written and directed by Todd Stephens, about two young goths,... more on Wikipedia

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    Family Plot
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    Family Plot

    Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Dern

    Released1976

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Family Plot is a 1976 American dark comedy/thriller film that was the final film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

    Released1982

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a 1982 comedy drama film adaptation... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Return of the Roller Blade Seven
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    Return of the Roller Blade Seven

    Karen Black, Jill Kelly

    Released1993

    Directed byDonald G. Jackson

    The Return of the Roller Blade Seven is a martial arts based film, released in 1993. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Day of the Locust
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    The Day of the Locust

    Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith

    Released1975

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    The Day of the Locust is a 1975 American drama film directed by John Schlesinger, and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Dogtown
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    Dogtown

    Jon Favreau filmography, Shawnee Smith

    Released1997

    Directed byGeorge Hickenlooper

    Dogtown is a 1997 drama film by George Hickenlooper about life in the small Missouri town of... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    The Roller Blade Seven
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    The Roller Blade Seven

    Karen Black, Jill Kelly

    Released1991

    Directed byDonald G. Jackson

    The Roller Blade Seven is a 1991 cult martial arts film directed by Donald G. Jackson and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    The Pyx
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    The Pyx

    Christopher Plummer, Karen Black

    Released1973

    Directed byHarvey Hart

    The Pyx is a 1973 Canadian supernatural thriller film starring Karen Black and Christopher... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven
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    Released1992

    Directed byDonald G. Jackson

    The Legend of the Roller Blade Seven is a 1992 martial arts cult film that was directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Drive, He Said
    22
    11

    Drive, He Said

    Bruce Dern, Karen Black

    Released1971

    Directed byJack Nicholson

    Drive, He Said is an American motion picture released by Columbia Pictures, based upon the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    The Great Gatsby
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    13

    The Great Gatsby

    Robert Redford, Mia Farrow

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Clayton

    The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Airport 1975
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    Airport 1975

    Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Smight

    Airport 1975 is a 1974 disaster film and the first sequel to the successful 1970 film Airport.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Five Easy Pieces
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    Five Easy Pieces

    Jack Nicholson, Karen Black

    Released1970

    Directed byBob Rafelson

    Five Easy Pieces is a 1970 American drama film written by Carole Eastman and Bob Rafelson, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Mascara
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    Mascara

    Karen Black, Ione Skye

    Released1999

    Directed byLinda Kandel

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    Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

    Larry David, Karen Black

    Released1983

    Directed byHenry Jaglom

    Can She Bake a Cherry Pie? is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Henry Jaglom. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    Teknolust
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    Teknolust

    Tilda Swinton, Karen Black

    Released2002

    Directed byLynn Hershman Leeson

    Anxious to use artificial life to improve the world, Rosetta Stone, a bio-geneticist creates a... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Curse of the Forty-Niner
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    Curse of the Forty-Niner

    Karen Black, Jeff Conaway

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Carl Buechler

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