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The Best Laura Dern Movies

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

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

List features Jurassic Park, Wild at Heart, and more.

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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum
    Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg....  more

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  • 2

    October Sky

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern
    October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake...  more

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    The Fault in Our Stars

    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe
    The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on...  more

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    Cher, Laura Dern
    Mask is a 1985 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Cher, Sam Elliott,...  more

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    Wild at Heart

    Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe
    Wild at Heart is a 1990 American thriller film written and directed by David Lynch, and based...  more

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    I Am Sam

    Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning
    I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jessie Nelson. A mentally handicapped man...  more

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    Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern
    Wild is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, written by Nick...  more
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    Blue Velvet

    Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper
    Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery thriller flm, written and directed by David Lynch. The...  more

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    Rambling Rose

    Robert Duvall, Laura Dern
    Rambling Rose is a 1991 American drama film set in Georgia during the Great Depression...  more
  • 10

    Citizen Ruth

    Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston
    Citizen Ruth is a 1996 comedy film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne. The film is the...  more
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    Inland Empire

    Naomi Watts, Jeremy Irons
    Inland Empire is a 2006 mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and was his first...  more
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    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson
    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Martin...  more
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    Jurassic Park III

    Téa Leoni, William H. Macy
    Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science fiction adventure monster film. It is the third...  more

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    The Three Wishes of Billy Grier

    Laura Dern, Ralph Macchio
    The Three Wishes of Billy Grier is a 1984 made-for-TV feature-length drama, starring Ralph...  more
  • 15


    Jodie Foster, Laura Dern
    Foxes is a 1980 American teen drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Gerald Ayres....  more

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    Smooth Talk

    Laura Dern, Levon Helm
    Smooth Talk is a 1985 drama film, loosely based on Joyce Carol Oates' 1966 short story Where...  more
  • 17

    Fat Man and Little Boy

    Paul Newman, John Cusack
    Fat Man and Little Boy is a 1989 film that reenacts the Manhattan Project. The film is named...  more
  • 18

    White Lightning

    Burt Reynolds, Laura Dern
    White Lightning is a 1973 American action film from United Artists starring Burt Reynolds as...  more
  • 19

    Dr. T & the Women

    Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler
    Dr. T & the Women is a 2000 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Altman. It stars...  more

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    We Don't Live Here Anymore

    Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo
    We Don't Live Here Anymore is a 2004 drama film directed by John Curran. It is based on the...  more
  • 21

    The Founder

    Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton
    The Founder is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by John Lee Hancock. In 1954,...  more
  • 22


    Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern
    Wilson is a 2017 American comedy-drama film directed by Craig Johnson, based on the graphic...  more
  • 23

    Everything Must Go

    Will Ferrell, Laura Dern
    Everything Must Go is a 2010 film directed by Dan Rush. "After 16 years devising motivational...  more

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    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

    Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson
    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a 2005 biographical film written and directed by Jane...  more
  • 25

    Cold Pursuit

    Liam Neeson, Laura Dern
    Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland....  more