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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.

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Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

Released: 1984

Directed by: Robert 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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Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

Released: 1989

Directed by: Danny 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 ...more

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Peggy Sue Got Married is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kathleen Turner Movies
Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Kathleen Turner

Released: 1986

Directed by: Francis 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 ...more

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Joan Rivers, Kathleen Turner, Suzanne Somers

Released: 1994

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

Released: 1985

Directed by: Lewis 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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Who Framed Roger Rabbit ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kathleen Turner Movies
Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Bob Hoskins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Kathleen Turner, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1985

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Charles Durning, Wayne Knight

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jeff 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 ...more
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Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, William Hurt

Released: 1988

Directed by: Lawrence 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 ...more
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Kathleen Turner, Tommy Lee Jones, Esther Rolle

Released: 1993

Directed by: Michael 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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Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Dave Chappelle

Released: 1993

Directed by: Herbert 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.
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Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

Released: 1999

Directed by: Sofia 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. ...more

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Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, Sissy Spacek

Released: 1983

Directed by: Carl Reiner

The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 American science fiction comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Written by Martin, Reiner and George Gipe, the film ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Emily Deschanel, Richard Chamberlain

Released: 2011

Directed by: Anne 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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Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane

Released: 2008

Directed by: David 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 ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2006

Directed by: Gil Kenan

Monster House is a 2006 computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Gil Kenan, produced by ImageMovers and Amblin Entertainment, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film stars ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner

Released: 1995

Directed by: David Anspaugh

Moonlight and Valentino is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by David Anspaugh starring Elizabeth Perkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kathleen Turner, Whoopi Goldberg and Jon Bon Jovi. The screenplay by ...more
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Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ted 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 ...more
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Sting, Kathleen Turner, Gabriel Byrne

Released: 1987

Directed by: Peter Del Monte

Julia and Julia is a 1987 Italian drama film directed by Peter Del Monte. The screenplay by Silvia Napolitano, Sandro Petraglia, Joseph Minion, and Del Monte is based on a story by Napolitano.
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Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner, Mary-Louise Parker

Released: 1993

Directed by: Daniel 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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Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall

Released: 1999

Directed by: Bob 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 ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Steve Buscemi, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1997

Directed by: Tom 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 ...more
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Cinderella Kathleen Turner, Jane Birkin, Lucy Punch

Released: 2000

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

Cinderella is a 2000 tv film directed by Beeban Kidron.
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Kathleen Turner, Minnie Driver, Bridgette Wilson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Sally 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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Kathleen Turner, Bob Hoskins, Corey Burton

Released: 1989

Directed by: Rob 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.