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The Best Kathleen Quinlan Movies 

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

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Items include everything from Blackout to Harm's Way.

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Kathleen Quinlan is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and George Lucas.

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Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris
Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, ...more

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#53 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #2 of 82 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Bookslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith
Twilight Zone: The Movie is a 1983 American anthology science-fiction fantasy horror film produced by Steven Spielberg and John Landis as a theatrical version of the 1959–64 TV series The ...more

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#28 of 33 The Best Steven Spielberg Movies #44 of 113 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu
The Doors is a 1991 American biopic about the 1960-70s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone.

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#305 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #341 of 387 The Best Movies to Watch While Stoned

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Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Kathleen Quinlan
Lifeguard is a 1976 drama movie made by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Daniel Petrie, based upon a screenplay by Ron Koslow. It stars Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Steve Burns, Parker ...more
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Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan, J. T. Walsh
Breakdown is a 1997 American thriller film, written and directed by Jonathan Mostow. The film stars Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, and Kathleen Quinlan. The original music score was composed by ...more

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#48 of 89 Best Kidnapping Movies & Hostage Movies of All Time, Ranked #130 of 155 The Greatest Car Movies Ever Made

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Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers
American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin ...more

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#42 of 217 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #414 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Robert Knepper, Kathleen Quinlan, Robert Davi
Wild Thing is a 1987 film directed by Max Reid, screenplay by John Sayles, and story by Larry Stamper.
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Laurence Fishburne, Jason Isaacs, Sam Neill
Event Horizon is a 1997 British-American science fiction horror film. The screenplay was written by Philip Eisner and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Laurence Fishburne and Sam ...more

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#153 of 796 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time #90 of 192 The Best Alien Movies Ever Madefeaturing ‘Event Horizon’ Is A Terrifying Horror Movie From The ‘90s That Deserves Another Chance

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Steve Guttenberg, Arnold Vosloo, Kathleen Quinlan
Zeus and Roxanne is a 1997 family comedy/adventure film directed by George T. Miller. The film revolves around the friendship between the title characters, a dog and a dolphin, respectively. The ...more

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#65 of 81 The Best Live Action Animal Movies for Kids #68 of 99 The Greatest Dog Movies Of All Time #27 of 29 The Best '90s Family Movies

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William Hurt, Gabriel Byrne, Kathleen Quinlan
Trial by Jury is a 1994 American thriller film directed by Heywood Gould and starring Joanne Whalley, Gabriel Byrne, Armand Assante and William Hurt.
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Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine
The Hills Have Eyes is a 2006 American horror film and remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes. Written by filmmaking partners Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur of the ...more

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#431 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys #8 of 63 The Best Horror Movie Remakesfeaturing The Best Characters in The Hills Have Eyes Series, Ranked

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Kathleen Quinlan, Stephen Macht, Yona Elian
The Last Winter is a 1984 drama film directed by Riki Shelach Nissimoff and produced by Avi Lerner. The film was a joint American-Israeli venture which tells the story of two women seeking leads ...more
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Man Outside
Levon Helm, Kathleen Quinlan, Rick Danko
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Angie Harmon, Mischa Barton, Sam Rockwell
Lawn Dogs is a 1997 fantasy-drama film directed by John Duigan and starring Mischa Barton and Sam Rockwell. The film tells the story of a precocious young girl from a gated community who ...more
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Bruce Willis, Malcolm McDowell, James Garner
Sunset is a 1988 American action comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis as legendary Western actor Tom Mix and James Garner as legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. ...more
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Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Chris Cooper
Breach is a 2007 American historical and political thriller film directed by Billy Ray. The screenplay by Ray, Adam Mazer and William Rotko is based on the true story of Robert Hanssen, an FBI ...more

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#39 of 75 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives #49 of 101 The Best Docudrama Movies #18 of 36 The Best '00s Spy Movies

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John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates
A Civil Action is a 1998 American drama film that was directed by Steven Zaillian, that stars John Travolta and Robert Duvall, and that is based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Harr. ...more
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David Carradine, Richard Widmark, Kathleen Quinlan
Blackout is a 1985 made-for-HBO thriller starring Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan and Richard Widmark.
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Dick Van Dyke, Kathleen Quinlan, Tammy Grimes
The Runner Stumbles is a 1979 film directed and produced by Stanley Kramer, based on the Broadway play by Milan Stitt. The film was the last of Kramer's long and distinguished career. It stars ...more
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Dianne Wiest, Kathleen Quinlan, David Keith
Independence Day is a 1983 film directed by Robert Mandel from a script by the novelist Alice Hoffman. It was designed by Stewart Campbell and shot by Charles Rosher. It stars Kathleen Quinlan, ...more
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Dennis Quaid, Bibi Andersson, Kathleen Quinlan
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is a 1977 film based on the Joanne Greenberg novel of the same name.
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Peter Graves, Kathleen Quinlan, Noble Willingham
Where Have All The People Gone? was a made for TV movie that was broadcast on NBC in 1974. It starred Peter Graves, Kathleen Quinlan, George O'Hanlon Jr., and Verna Bloom.
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Sam Waterston, Yaphet Kotto, Kathleen Quinlan
Warning Sign is a 1985 science fiction-horror film directed by Hal Barwood and starring Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, and Jeffrey DeMunn.

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#453 of 568 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #89 of 113 The Best Movies About Disease Outbreaks

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Billy Crystal, Heather Thomas, Doris Roberts
My Giant is a 1998 comedy drama film starring Billy Crystal and NBA player Gheorghe Mureșan in his only film appearance, and directed by Michael Lehmann. Crystal also produced and co-wrote the ...more

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#348 of 463 The Best Feel-Good Movies #42 of 54 The Best Steven Seagal Movies

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Christopher Lee, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland
Airport '77 is a 1977 disaster film and third movie in the Airport franchise. The film stars a number of veteran actors, including Jack Lemmon, James Stewart, Joseph Cotten, Christopher Lee and ...more

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