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The Best Mara Wilson Movies

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

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

Examples include Balloon Farm and A Time to Heal.

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


  • Mrs. Doubtfire
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    Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to dress up as a female housekeeper to be able to interact with his children.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field, Mara Wilson, Harvey Fierstein
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones
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  • Matilda
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    Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same name. The film was released by TriStar Pictures on August 2, 1996 and stars Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, and Pam Ferris.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens, Jon Lovitz, Rhea Perlman
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Danny DeVito
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    • A Simple Wish
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      A Simple Wish is a 1997 fantasy-comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie in his final film, and starring Martin Short, Mara Wilson and Kathleen Turner. The film is about a bumbling male fairy godmother named Murray, who tries to help eight-year-old Annabel fulfill her wish that her father, a carriage driver, wins the leading role in a Broadway musical.... more on Wikipedia
      • Actors: Kathleen Turner, Martin Short, Teri Garr, Mara Wilson, Ruby Dee
      • Released: 1997
      • Directed by: Michael Ritchie
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