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The Best Kate Nelligan Movies 

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Updated June 11, 2019 594 votes 245 voters 24.3k views 28 items

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

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

List films range from U.S. Marshals to The Prince of Tides.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kate Nelligan movies?" and "What are the greatest Kate Nelligan roles of all time?"

Kate Nelligan is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Garry Marshall, Woody Allen and Barbra Streisand.

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Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Kate Nelligan

Released: 1981

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Eye of the Needle is a 1981 American spy film directed by Richard Marquand and starring Donald Sutherland and Kate Nelligan. Based on the novel of the same title by Ken Follett, the film is ...more
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Stockard Channing, Judd Hirsch, Keith McDermott

Released: 1983

Directed by: Stanley R. Jaffe

Without a Trace is a 1983 dramatic film. It is based on the novel Still Missing by Beth Gutcheon. The film stars Kate Nelligan, Judd Hirsch, David Dukes and Stockard Channing.
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Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes

Released: 1998

Directed by: Stuart Baird

U.S. Marshals is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Stuart Baird. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Roy Huggins and John Pogue. The events depicted in the story do ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, George Carlin

Released: 1991

Directed by: Barbra Streisand

The Prince of Tides is a 1991 romantic drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name. The film stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. It tells the story of the narrator's struggle to ...more

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Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd

Released: 1999

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on John Irving's novel of the same name. The film won two Academy Awards, and was nominated for the ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1979

Directed by: John Badham

Dracula is a 1979 American/British horror film starring Frank Langella as Count Dracula, based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. The film was directed by John Badham and the cinematography ...more

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Tony Curtis, Richard Chamberlain, Donald Pleasence

Released: 1975

Directed by: David Greene

The Count of Monte-Cristo is a 1975 television film produced by ITC Entertainment and based upon the book The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, père. It was directed by David ...more
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Nathan Lane

Released: 1991

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Frankie and Johnny is a 1991 American drama film directed by Garry Marshall, and starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in their first film together since Scarface. Héctor Elizondo, ...more
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Rosie O'Donnell, Jane Lynch, Sean Young

Released: 1993

Directed by: Carl Reiner

This film is a 1993 thriller comedy film directed by Carl Reiner. It parodies the erotic thriller movie genre, which at the time had reached its commercial peak. The film stars Armand Assante as ...more
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John Malkovich, Alfred Molina, Linda Hunt

Released: 1985

Directed by: Peter Yates

Eleni is the 1985 film adaptation of the memoir Eleni by Greek-American journalist Nicholas Gage. Directed by Peter Yates, the film stars John Malkovich, Kate Nelligan, Linda Hunt and Glenne
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Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Wolf is a 1994 American romantic horror film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick, and an uncredited Elaine May, with music by Ennio Morricone and cinematography ...more
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Madonna, Jodie Foster, Woody Allen

Released: 1992

Directed by: Woody Allen

Shadows and Fog is a black-and-white thriller comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It stars Allen, Mia Farrow, John Malkovich, John Cusack, Madonna, and Kenneth Mars. It was filmed on a ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Redford, Stockard Channing

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jon Avnet

Up Close & Personal is a 1996 American romantic drama film directed by Jon Avnet, and starring Robert Redford as a news director and Michelle Pfeiffer as his protegée, with Stockard ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Nia Long, Julian McMahon

Released: 2007

Directed by: Mennan Yapo

Premonition is a 2007 American supernatural thriller film directed by Mennan Yapo and starring Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, and Amber Valletta. The film's plot depicts a depressed housewife ...more

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Victims Amy Madigan, Ken Howard, Madge Sinclair

Released: 1982

Directed by: Jerrold Freedman

Victims is an American 1982 TV movie, starring Kate Nelligan.
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Michael Cera, James Coburn, John Larroquette

Released: 2001

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Walter and Henry is a 2001 drama film written by Geoffrey Sharp and directed by Daniel Petrie.
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Boy Meets Girl Sean Astin, Joe Mantegna, Kevin McDonald

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jerry Ciccoritti

Boy Meets Girl is a 1998 romantic comedy fantasy film directed by Jerry Ciccoritti and starring Sean Astin and Emily Hampshire.
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Kate Nelligan, Kenneth Cranham

Released: 1980

Directed by: Simon Langton

Therese Raquin is a 1980 drama film written by Philip Mackie and Émile Zola and directed by Simon Langton.
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Brian Dennehy, Ben Cross, Ron Lea

Released: 1992

Directed by: Al Waxman

The Diamond Fleece is a 1992 Canadian made-for-television film directed by Al Waxman and starring Ben Cross, Kate Nelligan and Brian Dennehy. The film earned Kate Nelligan the 1993 Gemini Award ...more
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Alfre Woodard, Gregory Smith, Chris Potter

Released: 2003

Directed by: John Kent Harrison

A Wrinkle in Time is a television film based on the children's fantasy novel of the same name by Madeleine L'Engle. In 2003, a television adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time was produced by multiple ...more
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Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of the same ...more
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Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger

Released: 1975

Directed by: Joseph Losey

The Romantic Englishwoman is a 1975 British film directed by Joseph Losey. It stars Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger, and marks the feature-length screen debut for Kate Nelligan. The ...more
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Into the Deep: IMAX Kate Nelligan

Released: 1994

Directed by: Howard Hall

Into the Deep: IMAX is a documentary short film directed by Howard Hall.
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Alun Armstrong, Jacqueline Pearce, Tim Pigott-Smith

Released: 1979

Directed by: Desmond Davis

Measure for Measure is a 1979 drama and comedy film written by William Shakespeare and directed by Desmond Davis.
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Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges, Sean McCann

Released: 1994

Directed by: Christian Duguay

Million Dollar Babies is a 1994 television movie based on the fact based novel Time of Their Lives—The Dionne Tragedy by John Nihmey and Stuart Foxman. It was an American/Canadian co-production ...more