The Best Maria Bello Movies 

Updated September 24, 2019 571 votes 135 voters 13.1k views 32 items

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

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Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Cronenberg

This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke. ...more

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Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Maria Bello

Released: 2000

Directed by: David McNally

Coyote Ugly is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New York City. The film stars Piper Perabo and Adam Garcia. It was directed by David McNally, produced ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello, Estella Warren

Released: 2003

Directed by: Wayne Kramer

The Cooler is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Wayne Kramer. The original screenplay was written by Kramer and Frank Hannah. In old school gambling parlance, a casino "cooler" is ...more
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Blake Lively, Monica Bellucci, Julianne Moore

Released: 2009

Directed by: Rebecca Miller

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Rebecca Miller. The screenplay is based on her novel of the same title. The film premiered on February 9, ...more
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Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jean-François Richet

Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action thriller film directed by Jean-François Richet, starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne. The cast also includes John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja ...more
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Kristen Stewart, Maria Bello, Eddie Redmayne

Released: 2009

Directed by: Udayan Prasad

The Yellow Handkerchief is a 2008 American independent drama film. The film is a remake of the 1977 Japanese classic of the same name The Yellow Handkerchief directed by Yoji Yamada. Set in ...more
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Maria Bello, Sean Bean, Maurice Roeves

Released: 2005

Directed by: John Fawcett

The Dark is a 2005 horror film, based on the novel Sheep by Simon Maginn.
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Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello

Released: 1999

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

Payback is a 1999 American action film directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello and David Paymer. It was based on the novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake ...more
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Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Grown Ups is a 2010 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and written by Adam Sandler, who also stars in this film. Besides Sandler, the film co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, ...more

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Elizabeth Hurley, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson

Released: 1998

Directed by: David Veloz

Permanent Midnight is a 1998 independent drama film directed by David Veloz and starring Ben Stiller. The supporting cast features Maria Bello, Elizabeth Hurley, Owen Wilson, Cheryl Ladd and ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

Released: 2006

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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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Elizabeth Banks, Maria Bello, Chris O'Donnell

Released: 2005

Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman

The Sisters is a 2005 film starring Maria Bello, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Erika Christensen as the title characters; it also stars Alessandro Nivola, Rip Torn, Eric McCormack, Steven Culp, ...more
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Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello, Rita Wilson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Paul Schrader, Larry Karaszewski

Auto Focus is a 2002 American biographical film directed by Paul Schrader, starring Greg Kinnear and Willem Dafoe. The screenplay by Michael Gerbosi is based on Robert Graysmith's book The ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Giamatti, Maria Bello

Released: 2000

Directed by: Bruce Paltrow

Duets is a 2000 American road trip film co-produced and directed by Bruce Paltrow and written by John Byrum. The motion picture features an ensemble cast co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul ...more
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Emily Blunt, Maggie Grace, Maria Bello

Released: 2007

Directed by: Robin Swicord

The Jane Austen Book Club is a 2007 American romantic drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord. The screenplay, adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by Karen Joy Fowler, focuses ...more

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Maria Bello, Tim McGraw, Armie Hammer

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Mayer

Flicka is a 2006 film loosely based on the 1941 children's novel My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara. The film is directed by Michael Mayer. The novel has previously been made into a film in 1943, ...more

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Naomi Watts, Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy

Released: 2014

Directed by: Theodore Melfi

St. Vincent is a 2014 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Theodore Melfi, making his "theatrical feature film debut". The film stars Bill Murray as the title character ...more

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Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rob Cohen

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, is a 2008 American dark fantasy adventure film and is the third and final installment in the Mummy trilogy. The film stars Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins

Released: 2011

Directed by: John Singleton

This film is a 2011 American action thriller film directed by John Singleton and stars Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, Michael Nyqvist, and Alfred ...more
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Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

Released: 2004

Directed by: David Koepp

Secret Window is a 2004 American psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John Turturro. It was written and directed by David Koepp, based on the novella Secret Window, Secret Garden ...more

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Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall, Maria Bello

Released: 2005

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Thank You for Smoking is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart, based on the 1994 satirical novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley. It ...more

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Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, Maria Bello

Released: 2007

Directed by: Mike Barker

Butterfly on a Wheel is a 2007 British–Canadian thriller film directed by Mike Barker, co-produced and written by William Morrissey, and starring Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, and Maria Bello. ...more
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Maria Bello, Daryl Hannah, Tim Roth

Released: 2004

Directed by: John Sayles

Silver City is a 2004 political satire and drama film. It was written and directed by John Sayles. Chris Cooper portrays an inept Republican gubernatorial candidate, a character that was noted ...more
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Maria Bello, Meat Loaf, Michael Sheen

Released: 2010

Directed by: Shawn Ku

"Filmmakers have explored the subject of school shootings in the past, but first-time feature director Shawn Ku finds a unique perspective on this delicate issue. Rather than focusing on ...more
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Maria Bello, Toni Collette, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2007

Directed by: Alan Ball

Towelhead is a 2007 comedy-drama film written and directed by Alan Ball and based on Alicia Erian's novel of the same name. The film made its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival on ...more