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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.

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    Jurassic Park
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    October Sky
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    October Sky

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern

    Released1999

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    Jurassic Park III
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    Jurassic Park III

    Téa Leoni, William H. Macy

    Released2001

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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    The Fault in Our Stars
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    The Fault in Our Stars

    Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe

    Released2014

    Directed byJosh Boone

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    Mask
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    Mask

    Cher, Laura Dern

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

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    Wild at Heart
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    Wild at Heart

    Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe

    Released1990

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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    I Am Sam
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    I Am Sam

    Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning

    Released2001

    Directed byJessie Nelson

    I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jessie Nelson. A mentally handicapped man... more on Wikipedia

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    Wild
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    Wild

    Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern

    Released2014

    Directed byJean-Marc Vallée

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  • 9
    Little Fockers
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    Little Fockers

    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul Weitz

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    Blue Velvet
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    Blue Velvet

    Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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    Rambling Rose
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    Rambling Rose

    Robert Duvall, Laura Dern

    Released1991

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

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  • 12
    Citizen Ruth
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    Citizen Ruth

    Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston

    Released1996

    Directed byAlexander Payne

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  • 13
    The Baby Dance
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    The Baby Dance

    Laura Dern, Stockard Channing

    Released1998

    Directed byJane Anderson

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    Inland Empire
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    Inland Empire

    Naomi Watts, Jeremy Irons

    Released2006

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
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    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1974

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    The Three Wishes of Billy Grier
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    The Three Wishes of Billy Grier

    Laura Dern, Ralph Macchio

    Released1984

    Directed byCorey Blechman

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  • 17
    Foxes
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    Foxes

    Jodie Foster, Laura Dern

    Released1980

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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  • 18
    Smooth Talk
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    Smooth Talk

    Laura Dern, Levon Helm

    Released1985

    Directed byJoyce Chopra

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  • 19
    Fat Man and Little Boy
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    Fat Man and Little Boy

    Paul Newman, John Cusack

    Released1989

    Directed byRoland Joffé

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  • 20
    Dr. T & the Women
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    Dr. T & the Women

    Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Altman

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    White Lightning
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    White Lightning

    Burt Reynolds, Laura Dern

    Released1973

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

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  • 22
    We Don't Live Here Anymore
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    We Don't Live Here Anymore

    Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Curran

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  • 23
    The Founder
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    The Founder

    Linda Cardellini, Michael Keaton

    Released2016

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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  • 24
    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
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    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

    Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson

    Released2005

    Directed byJane Anderson

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    Cold Pursuit
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    Cold Pursuit

    Liam Neeson, Laura Dern

    Released2019

    Directed byHans Petter Moland

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