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

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

Away We Go and The Patron Saint of Liars are included on this list.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Maggie Gyllenhaal include names like Christopher Nolan, Roland Emmerich and Marc Forster. Maggie Gyllenhaal has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Cate Blanchett and Laura Linney in terms of fame and success.

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Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District ...more

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The Kindergarten Teacher Maggie Gyllenhaal, Parker Sevak, Anna Baryshnikov The Kindergarten Teacher is a 2018 American drama film directed by Sara Colangelo, based on the 2014 Israeli film. A kindergarten teacher (Maggie Gyllenhaal) in New York becomes obsessed with ...more

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Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah Stranger than Fiction is a 2006 American comedy-drama-fantasy film directed by Marc Forster, written by Zach Helm, and starring Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale, Jake Gyllenhaal Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena ...more

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Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal Mona Lisa Smile is a 2003 drama film produced by Revolution Studios and Columbia Pictures in association with Red Om Films Productions, directed by Mike Newell, written by Lawrence Konner and ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Debra Winger A Dangerous Woman is a 1993 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal. The screenplay was written by his then wife Naomi Foner, loosely based on the award winning novel of the same name by Mary ...more

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Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal "Crazy Heart stars Jeff Bridges as an aging country music legend wrestling with his loss of fame at the hands of younger protégé. Struggling to make ends meet playing one ...more

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Danny Trejo, Giancarlo Esposito Sherrybaby is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Laurie Collyer. Screened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2006, the film received a limited release in the United ...more

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Viola Davis Won't Back Down is a drama film directed by Daniel Barnz starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter. It was released on September 28, 2012.

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Kathleen Turner, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Steve Buscemi Monster House is a 2006 computer-animated fantasy comedy film directed by Gil Kenan, produced by ImageMovers and Amblin Entertainment, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The film stars ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal Adaptation. is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous ...more

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Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal Trust the Man is a 2005 romantic comedy film starring David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It was directed and written by Bart Freundlich. The film primarily ...more

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Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte Paris, je t'aime is a 2006 anthology film starring an ensemble cast of actors of various nationalities. The two-hour film consists of eighteen short films set in different arrondissements. The ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello World Trade Center is a 2006 disaster drama film directed by Oliver Stone and based on the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center. It stars Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Michael ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Brittany Murphy Riding in Cars with Boys is a 2001 film based on the autobiography of the same name by Beverly Donofrio about a woman who overcame difficulties, including being a teen mother, and who later ...more

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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 biographical spy comedy film depicting the life of popular game show host and producer Chuck Barris, who claimed to have also been an assassin for the ...more

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Melanie Griffith, Alicia Witt Cecil B. Demented is a 2000 American black comedy film written and directed by John Waters. The film stars Melanie Griffith as a snobby A-list Hollywood actress who is kidnapped by a band of ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang is a 2010 British family film. It is a sequel to the 2005 film Nanny McPhee. It was adapted by Emma Thompson from Christianna Brand's Nurse Matilda books. Thompson ...more

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones, Hugh Dancy Hysteria is a 2011 film directed by Tanya Wexler.

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Innocence Liya Kebede, Kelly Reilly, Stephanie March Innocence is a 2012 drama film directed by Hilary Brougher based on a novel by Jane Mendelson.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, John C. Reilly Criminal is a 2004 US film based upon the Argentine film Nine Queens. Directed by Gregory Jacobs, it stars John C. Reilly, Diego Luna, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Maeve Quinlan and is a production of ...more

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Lisa Kudrow, Laura Dern, Tom Arnold Happy Endings is a 2005 American film written and directed by Don Roos and starring Tom Arnold, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Steve Coogan, Laura Dern, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lisa Kudrow and ...more

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Kerry Washington, Rashida Jones, Maggie Gyllenhaal Strip Search is a drama film made for the HBO network, first aired on April 27, 2004. The film explores the status of individual liberties in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks and ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Carell When a Pot Baron (Lithgown) is killed in a remote field in Northern California and his three farm hands (Phillippe, Thornton and Azaria) are the only witnesses, an odd comedy ensues as they try ...more

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Daryl Hannah, Mary Steenburgen Casa de los Babys is a 2003 drama film written, directed, and edited by filmmaker John Sayles. It features an ensemble cast, including Marcia Gay Harden, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Daryl Hannah.

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Shattered Mind is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Maggie Gyllenhaal Movies
Shattered Mind Maggie Gyllenhaal Shattered Mind is a 1996 TV movie written by Thomas Baum and directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Josh Hartnett, Emmanuelle Vaugier 40 Days and 40 Nights is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann, written by Rob Perez and starring Josh Hartnett, Shannyn Sossamon and Paulo Costanzo. The film depicts Matt ...more

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and written by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. The film stars John Krasinski, ...more

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dana Delany, Ellen Burstyn The Patron Saint of Liars is a 1998 drama television film based on the novel of the same name by Ann Patchett. It tells the story of Rose Abbot, a young woman who abandons her life in California ...more

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Anthony Michael Hall, Chris Bauer The Photographer is a 2000 comedy film directed by Jeremy Stein. It revolves around a photographer who has a single evening to find ten magical photographs, or else he stands to lose everything ...more

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High Falls Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Waris Ahluwalia High Falls is a short film by Andrew Zuckerman starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saarsgard written by Alex Vlack. It is about a married couple and a mutual best friend that go the Hudson ...more

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Lena Headey, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Irons Waterland is a 1992 film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal, based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Graham Swift. The film starred Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Ethan Hawke, and John

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Emilia Clarke, Maggie Gyllenhaal Voice from the Stone is a 2012 drama mystery, thriller film directed by Eric D. Howell based on a novel by Silvio Raffo.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Stephen Colbert, Jim Parsons The Great New Wonderful is a 2005 film written by Sam Catlin and directed by Danny Leiner.