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The Best Kathleen Turner Movies

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

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

A factual list, featuring films like V.I. Warshawski and Naked in New York.

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

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    Romancing the Stone

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

    Released1984

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Romancing the Stone is a 1984 American action-adventure romantic comedy. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, it stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. The film was followed by a 1985...  more

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    Marley & Me

    Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid Frankel

    Marley & Me is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by David Frankel, based on the memoir by John Grogan. Newlyweds John (Owen Wilson) and Jenny Grogan (Jennifer Aniston) learn important life...  more

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    The Perfect Family

    Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel

    Released2011

    Directed byAnne Renton

    The Perfect Family is a 2011 comedy-drama film directed by Anne Renton and starring Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel, Jason Ritter, Michael McGrady, Shannon Cochran, Sharon Lawrence, Angelique...  more
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    The War of the Roses

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

    Released1989

    Directed byDanny DeVito, Thomas Lofaro

    This film is a 1989 American black comedy film based upon the 1981 novel of the same name by Warren Adler. The film follows a wealthy couple with a seemingly perfect marriage. When their marriage...  more

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    Switching Channels

    Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds

    Released1988

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    Switching Channels is a 1988 American comedy film remake of The Front Page and His Girl Friday. It stars Kathleen Turner as Christy Colleran, Burt Reynolds as John L. Sullivan IV, Christopher Reeve...  more
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    Peggy Sue Got Married

    Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey

    Released1986

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Peggy Sue Got Married is a 1986 American comedy-drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola starring Kathleen Turner as a woman on the verge of a divorce, who finds herself transported back to the...  more

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    Baby Geniuses

    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1999

    Directed byBob Clark

    Baby Geniuses is a 1999 family-oriented comedy film directed by Bob Clark. It stars Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd. The film has the distinction of being the first full-length feature to use...  more

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    Naked in New York

    Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner

    Released1993

    Directed byDaniel Algrant

    Naked in New York is a 1993 romantic comedy film starring Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio, Jill Clayburgh, Tony Curtis, Timothy Dalton, and Kathleen Turner, and featuring multiple...  more

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    V.I. Warshawski

    Kathleen Turner, Charles Durning

    Released1991

    Directed byJeff Kanew

    V.I. Warshawski is a 1991 film directed by Jeff Kanew. It was intended to be a film franchise for star Kathleen Turner, but no sequels were ever produced following the film's critical and commercial...  more
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    The Accidental Tourist

    Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis

    Released1988

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    The Accidental Tourist is a 1988 American drama film starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Geena Davis. It was directed by Lawrence Kasdan and scored by John Williams. The film's screenplay was...  more
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    The Real Blonde

    Kathleen Turner, Steve Buscemi

    Released1997

    Directed byTom DiCillo

    The Real Blonde is a 1998 movie directed and written by Tom DiCillo. It stars Matthew Modine, Catherine Keener, and Maxwell Caulfield. The film is a satire on New York's fashion and entertainment...  more
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    The Jewel of the Nile

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

    Released1985

    Directed byLewis Teague, David Teague

    The Jewel of the Nile is a 1985 action-adventure romantic comedy and a sequel to the 1984 film Romancing the Stone, with Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito reprising their roles....  more

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    Prizzi's Honor

    Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Prizzi's Honor is a 1985 American film directed by John Huston. It stars Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Loggia and, in an Academy Award-winning performance, the director's daughter Anjelica...  more

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    Beautiful

    Kathleen Turner, Minnie Driver

    Released2000

    Directed bySally Field

    Beautiful is a 2000 American film directed by Sally Field, starring Minnie Driver, Joey Lauren Adams, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, Kathleen Robertson, and Kathleen Turner. The plot deals with the...  more
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    Tummy Trouble

    Kathleen Turner, Bob Hoskins

    Released1989

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Tummy Trouble is a 1989 short animation family comedy film written by Kevin Harkey, Bill Kopp, Rob Minkoff, Mark Kausler, Patrick A. Ventura and Gary K. Wolf and directed by Rob Minkoff....  more
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    Cinderella

    Kathleen Turner, Jane Birkin

    Released2000

    Directed byBeeban Kidron

    Cinderella is a 2000 tv film directed by Beeban Kidron....  more
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    Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1988

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 American live-action/animated fantasy-comedy film directed by Robert Zemeckis. The screenplay by Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman is based on Gary K. Wolf's 1981...  more

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    A Simple Wish

    Kathleen Turner, Martin Short

    Released1997

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    A Simple Wish is a 1997 fantasy-comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie in his final film, and starring Martin Short, Mara Wilson and Kathleen Turner. The film is about a bumbling male fairy...  more
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    Serial Mom

    Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Waters

    Serial Mom is a 1994 American dark comedy film written and directed by John Waters, starring Kathleen Turner as the title character, Sam Waterston as her husband, and Ricki Lake and Matthew Lillard...  more

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    House of Cards

    Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1993

    Directed byMichael Lessac

    House of Cards is a 1993 drama film directed by Michael Lessac and starring Kathleen Turner and Tommy Lee Jones. It follows the struggle of a mother to reconnect with her daughter who has been...  more
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    Friends at Last

    Kathleen Turner

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn David Coles

    Friends at Last is a film directed by John David Coles released on April 2, 1995....
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    Legalese

    Kathleen Turner, Mary-Louise Parker

    Released1998

    Directed byGlenn Jordan

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    Undercover Blues

    Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid

    Released1993

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Undercover Blues is a 1993 comedy film about a family of secret agents, starring Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid. The film was written by Ian Abrams and directed by Herbert Ross....  more
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    The Virgin Suicides

    Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner

    Released1999

    Directed bySofia Coppola

    The film is a 1999 American drama written and directed by Sofia Coppola, produced by her father Francis Ford Coppola, starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, and A. J....  more

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    Love and Action in Chicago

    Kathleen Turner, Jason Alexander

    Released1999

    Directed byDwayne Johnson-Cochran

    Love And Action In Chicago is a 1999 American action romantic comedy starring Courtney B. Vance, Regina King and Kathleen Turner. The film, written and directed by Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, in his...  more