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The Best Laura Linney Movies  

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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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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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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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Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney
Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir 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 attorney ...more
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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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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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Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris
Absolute Power is a 1997 American political thriller film produced by, directed by, and starring Clint Eastwood. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1996 novel Absolute Power by ...more
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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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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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Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American courtroom drama horror film directed by Scott Derrickson, loosely based on the story of Anneliese Michel. A self-proclaimed agnostic lawyer (Laura ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 deep sleep, an affable temp agency owner ...more
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Love Letters is listed (or ranked) 18 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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