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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.

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

Steven Spielberg and Robert Altman are among those who have directed Laura Dern at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of Laura Dern, then check out our lists of the best Rod Steiger and Lillian Gish movies as well.

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Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini
Wild at Heart is a 1990 American thriller film written and directed by David Lynch, and based on Barry Gifford's 1989 novel of the same name. Both the book and the film revolve around Sailor ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper
October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. It is based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's ...more

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Naomi Watts, Jeremy Irons, Laura Dern
Inland Empire is a 2006 mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and was his first feature film since 2001's Mulholland Drive. The feature took two-and-a-half years to complete, and was ...more

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Robert Duvall, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd
Rambling Rose is a 1991 American drama film set in Georgia during the Great Depression starring Laura Dern and Robert Duvall in leading roles with Lukas Haas, John Heard and Diane Ladd in ...more

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Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery thriller flm, written and directed by David Lynch. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern. The title is taken ...more

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Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston, Alicia Witt
Citizen Ruth is a 1996 comedy film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne. The film is the directorial debut of Payne. It stars Laura Dern in the title role of a poor, irresponsible and ...more

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Cher, Laura Dern, Sam Elliott
Mask is a 1985 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Cher, Sam Elliott, and Eric Stoltz. Dennis Burkley and Laura Dern are featured in supporting roles. Cher received the ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning
I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film written and directed by Jessie Nelson, and starring Sean Penn as a father with a developmental disability, Dakota Fanning as his inquisitive seven-year-old ...more

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Jodie Foster, Laura Dern, Randy Quaid
Foxes is a 1980 American teen drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and written by Gerald Ayres. The film stars Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Sally Kellerman, Randy Quaid and Cherie Currie. The ...more

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Téa Leoni, William H. Macy, Laura Dern
Jurassic Park III is a 2001 American science fiction adventure monster film. It is the third installment in the Jurassic Park franchise and a sequel to the 1997 film The Lost World: Jurassic ...more

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Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Farrah Fawcett
Dr. T & the Women is a 2000 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Altman. It stars Richard Gere as wealthy gynecologist Dr. Sullivan Travis and Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura ...more

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Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Robert Getchell. It stars Ellen Burstyn as a widow who travels with her preteen ...more

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Shailene Woodley, Willem Dafoe, Laura Dern
The Fault in Our Stars is a 2014 American romantic drama film directed by Josh Boone, based on the novel of the same name by John Green. The film stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, and Nat ...more

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Paul Newman, John Cusack, Laura Dern
Fat Man and Little Boy is a 1989 film that reenacts the Manhattan Project. The film is named after the weapons "Fat Man" and "Little Boy" detonated over Nagasaki and ...more

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Laura Dern, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon
Year of the Dog is a 2007 comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike White, and starring Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Tom McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C. Reilly and Peter Sarsgaard. ...more

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Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a 2005 biographical film written and directed by Jane Anderson. It is based on the book by Terry Ryan. The film stars Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and ...more

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Christina Ricci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Laura Dern
Bastard out of Carolina is a 1996 film made by Showtime Networks, directed by Anjelica Huston. It is based on a novel by Dorothy Allison and adapted for the screen by Anne Meredith. In 1997 the ...more

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Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Jared Leto
Lonely Hearts is a 2006 American film directed and written by Todd Robinson. It is based on the true story of the notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers" of the 1940s, Martha Beck and ...more

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Laura Dern, Levon Helm, Mary Kay Place
Smooth Talk is a 1985 drama film, loosely based on Joyce Carol Oates' 1966 short story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, which was in turn inspired by the Tucson murders committed by ...more

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Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo, Laura Dern
We Don't Live Here Anymore is a 2004 drama film directed by John Curran. It is based on the short stories We Don't Live Here Anymore and Adultery by Andre Dubus. Set in Washington state, the ...more

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Burt Reynolds, Laura Dern, Ned Beatty
White Lightning is a 1973 American action film from United Artists starring Burt Reynolds as Gator McKlusky. The film, directed by Joseph Sargent and written by William W. Norton, also starred ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann
Wild is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, written by Nick Hornby, and based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Nick Nolte, Laura Dern
Teachers is a 1984 satirical dark comedy-drama film starring Nick Nolte, JoBeth Williams, Ralph Macchio, and Judd Hirsch, written by W. R. McKinney and directed by Arthur Hiller. The movie was ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Al Gore, John Hurt
Recount is a 2008 television film about the 2000 United States presidential election. The political drama was written by Danny Strong, directed by Jay Roach, and produced by Michael Haussman. It ...more