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The Best Kate Nelligan Movies

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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.

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    The Prince of Tides

    Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Directed byBarbra 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 overcome...  more

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    Eye of the Needle

    Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy

    Released1981

    Directed byRichard 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 about a...  more
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    The Cider House Rules

    Charlize Theron, Michael Caine

    Released1999

    Directed byLasse 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 Academy...  more
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    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Tony Curtis, Richard Chamberlain

    Released1975

    Directed byDavid 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 Greene and...  more
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    50
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    Without a Trace

    Stockard Channing, Judd Hirsch

    Released1983

    Directed byStanley 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....  more
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    Frankie and Johnny

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino

    Released1991

    Directed byGarry 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, Nathan Lane and...  more
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    Fatal Instinct

    Rosie O'Donnell, Jane Lynch

    Released1993

    Directed byCarl 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 a...  more
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    31
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    Wolf

    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1994

    Directed byMike 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 by...  more
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    26
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    Shadows and Fog

    Madonna, Jodie Foster

    Released1992

    Directed byWoody 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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    22
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    U.S. Marshals

    Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1998

    Directed byStuart 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 not...  more

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    Premonition

    Sandra Bullock, Nia Long

    Released2007

    Directed byMennan 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 named...  more

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    Up Close & Personal

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Redford

    Released1996

    Directed byJon 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 Channing, Joe...  more

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    Therese Raquin

    Kate Nelligan, Kenneth Cranham

    Released1980

    Directed bySimon Langton

    Therese Raquin is a 1980 drama film written by Philip Mackie and Émile Zola and directed by Simon Langton....  more
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    The Romantic Englishwoman

    Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson

    Released1975

    Directed byJoseph 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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    Victims

    Amy Madigan, Ken Howard

    Released1982

    Directed byJerrold Freedman

    Victims is an American 1982 TV movie, starring Kate Nelligan....  more
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    Walter and Henry

    Michael Cera, James Coburn

    Released2001

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    Walter and Henry is a 2001 drama film written by Geoffrey Sharp and directed by Daniel Petrie....  more
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    Boy Meets Girl

    Sean Astin, Joe Mantegna

    Released1998

    Directed byJerry Ciccoritti

    Boy Meets Girl is a 1998 romantic comedy fantasy film directed by Jerry Ciccoritti and starring Sean Astin and Emily Hampshire....  more
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    A Wrinkle in Time

    Alfre Woodard, Gregory Smith

    Released2003

    Directed byJohn 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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    The Diamond Fleece

    Brian Dennehy, Ben Cross

    Released1992

    Directed byAl 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 for...  more
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    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder

    Released1995

    Directed byJocelyn 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 name by...  more
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    Into the Deep: IMAX

    Kate Nelligan

    Released1994

    Directed byHoward Hall

    Into the Deep: IMAX is a documentary short film directed by Howard Hall....
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    Dracula

    Laurence Olivier, Frank Langella

    Released1979

    Directed byJohn 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 was by...  more

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    Measure for Measure

    Alun Armstrong, Jacqueline Pearce

    Released1979

    Directed byDesmond Davis

    Measure for Measure is a 1979 drama and comedy film written by William Shakespeare and directed by Desmond Davis....  more
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    Eleni

    John Malkovich, Alfred Molina

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter 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 Headly....  more
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    Million Dollar Babies

    Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges

    Released1994

    Directed byChristian 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 by...  more