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

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

These films, like Arthur Christmas and The Exorcism of Emily Rose include images when available.

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

Movie fans who love Laura Linney have also been known to enjoy films starring Brenda Blethyn and Marcia Gay Harden.

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You Can Count on Me Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Broderick, Laura Linney You Can Count on Me is a 2000 American drama film starring Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Rory Culkin, and Matthew Broderick. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan, it tells the story of Sammy, ...more

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Primal Fear Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir crime-thriller film, based on William Diehl's 1993 novel of the same name and directed by Gregory Hoblit. The film tells the story of Chicago defense ...more

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Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. ...more

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Absolute Power Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris Absolute Power is a 1997 American political thriller film produced by, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood as a master jewel thief who witnesses the killing of a woman by Secret Service ...more

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Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura ...more

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P.S. Paul Rudd, Topher Grace, Laura Linney p.s. is a 2004 drama film directed by Dylan Kidd. The screenplay by Kidd and Helen Schulman is based on Schulman's 2001 novel p.s. The film stars Laura Linney and Topher Grace.

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Kinsey Liam Neeson, Tim Curry, John Lithgow Kinsey is a 2004 American biographical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon. It describes the life of Alfred Charles Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of sexology. His 1948 publication, ...more

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American courtroom drama horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. The film is loosely based on the story of ...more

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The Savages Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, Margo Martindale The Savages is a 2007 American drama film, written and directed by Tamara Jenkins. It stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

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The Squid and the Whale Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario, Laura Linney The Squid and the Whale is a 2005 American arthouse comedy-drama film written and directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Wes Anderson. It tells the semi-autobiographical story of two boys in ...more

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Breach Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Chris Cooper Breach is a 2007 American historical and political thriller film directed by Billy Ray. The screenplay by Ray, Adam Mazer and William Rotko is based on the true story of Robert Hanssen, an FBI ...more

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The Mothman Prophecies Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 supernatural thriller film directed by Mark Pellington, based on the 1975 book of the same name by parapsychologist and Fortean author John Keel. The screenplay ...more

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Hyde Park on Hudson Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Olivia Williams Hyde Park on Hudson is a 2012 British biographical historical comedy-drama film directed by Roger Michell. The film stars Bill Murray and Laura Linney as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Margaret ...more

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Searching for Bobby Fischer Ben Kingsley, William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne Searching for Bobby Fischer, released in the United Kingdom as Innocent Moves, is a 1993 American drama film written and directed by Steven Zaillian. The film was his directorial debut, and ...more

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Maze Laura Linney, Ken Leung, Rob Morrow Maze is a 2000 romance film about a New York painter and sculptor—Lyle Maze —with Tourette syndrome and obsessive–compulsive disorder, who falls in love with Callie, the pregnant girlfriend of ...more

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The City of Your Final Destination Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, Charlotte Gainsbourg The City of Your Final Destination is a novel by American writer Peter Cameron. Most of the story takes place in a small town in Uruguay. The novel's beginning and ending chapters taking place ...more

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Congo Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Jimmy Buffett Congo is a 1995 action adventure film loosely based on Michael Crichton's novel of the same name. It was directed by Frank Marshall and stars Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson, Tim Curry, ...more

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The Nanny Diaries Scarlett Johansson, Alicia Keys, Chris Evans The Nanny Diaries is a 2007 American comedy-drama film, based on the novel of the same name by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. Written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, ...more

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Lorenzo's Oil Susan Sarandon, Nick Nolte, Laura Linney Lorenzo's Oil is a 1992 American drama film directed by George Miller. It is based on the true story of Augusto and Michaela Odone, two parents in a relentless search for a cure for their son ...more

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The Life of David Gale Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Melissa McCarthy The Life of David Gale is a 2003 thriller film directed by Alan Parker and written by Charles Randolph. To date, it is Parker's last film as a director. The film is an international ...more

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Dave Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella Dave is a 1993 American political comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner (Kevin ...more

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The Details Elizabeth Banks, Kerry Washington, Tobey Maguire The Details is a 2011 film directed by Jacob Aaron Estes. When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic ...more

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Love Letters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Laura Linney Movies
Love Letters Laura Linney, Kirsten Storms, Steven Weber Love Letters is a 1999 film directed by Stanley Donen.

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A Simple Twist of Fate Steve Martin, Anne Heche, Laura Linney A Simple Twist of Fate is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillies MacKinnon. The screenplay by Steve Martin is loosely based on the 1861 novel Silas Marner by George Eliot. Martin stars, ...more

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Driving Lessons Laura Linney, Julie Walters, Rupert Grint Driving Lessons is a 2006 British dramedy film written and directed by Jeremy Brock. The plot focuses on the relationship between a shy teenaged boy and an ageing eccentric actress.

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Sympathy for Delicious Orlando Bloom, Mark Ruffalo, Juliette Lewis Sympathy for Delicious is a 2010 drama film, and the directorial debut of Mark Ruffalo. Filming took place in Los Angeles.

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Class of '61 Clive Owen, Laura Linney, Josh Lucas Class of '61 is a 1993 television film produced by Steven Spielberg as a projected television series about the American Civil War. The film was filmed in Charleston, South Carolina and Atlanta ...more

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The Laramie Project Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Janeane Garofalo The Laramie Project is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Moisés Kaufman. Based on the play of the same name, the film tells the story of the aftermath of the 1998 murder of ...more

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Man of the Year Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum Man of the Year is a 2006 political comedy-drama film directed and written by Barry Levinson and starring Robin Williams. The film also features Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, ...more

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Jindabyne Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness Jindabyne is a 2006 Australian drama film by director Ray Lawrence and starring Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Deborra-Lee Furness and John Howard. Jindabyne was filmed entirely on location in and ...more

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The House of Mirth Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Laura Linney The House of Mirth is a 2000 film drama version of Edith Wharton's 1905 novel The House of Mirth. The film was written and directed by Terence Davies and stars Gillian Anderson.

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The Other Man Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney The Other Man is a 2008 British-American drama film directed by Richard Eyre. It stars Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas as competitors for a woman's love, The film was a flop, failing to reach ...more

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Wild Iris Laura Linney, Gena Rowlands, Fred Ward Wild Iris is a drama film starring Laura Linney, Gena Rowlands, Emile Hirsch and Fred Ward, including Miguel Sandoval, Scott Gibson, Amy Stewart and Lee Tergesen. Original screenplay by Kent ...more

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The Armenian Genocide Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Julianna Margulies The Armenian Genocide is a 2006 television documentary film exploring the Ottoman Empire killings of more than one million Armenians during World War I. The documentary was broadcast by most 348 ...more

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The Hottest State Michelle Williams, Alexandra Daddario, Ethan Hawke The Hottest State is a 2006 drama film directed and written by Ethan Hawke, which he based on the novel of the same name that he had written and published ten years earlier, in 1996. The film ...more

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Running Mates Teri Hatcher, Tom Selleck, Faye Dunaway Running Mates is a 2000 American political comedy/drama television film directed by Ron Lagomarsino and starring Tom Selleck. The film follows the presidential election campaign of James Pryce, ...more

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Lush Laura Linney, Nick Offerman, Jared Harris Lush is a 1999 film written and directed by Mark Gibson.

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Blind Spot Laura Linney, Ming-Na Wen, Allison Janney Blind Spot is a 1993 drama film directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno.

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Morning Laura Linney, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Elliott Gould Morning is a 2010 drama film directed by Leland Orser.

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Arthur Christmas Eva Longoria, Hugh Laurie, James McAvoy Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ...more