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The Best Maria Bello Movies

Updated September 24, 2019 847 votes 136 voters 13.3k views32 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.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films in it, like The Cooler and China: The Panda Adventure.

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    Coyote Ugly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Coyote Ugly

    Tyra Banks, John Goodman

    Released2000

    Directed byDavid McNally

    Coyote Ugly is a 2000 romantic comedy-drama based on the actual Coyote Ugly Saloon, set in New... more on Wikipedia

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    The Cooler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    The Cooler

    Alec Baldwin, Maria Bello

    Released2003

    Directed byWayne Kramer

    The Cooler is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Wayne Kramer. The original screenplay was... more on Wikipedia

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    Assault on Precinct 13 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Assault on Precinct 13

    Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke

    Released2005

    Directed byJean-François Richet

    Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action thriller film directed by Jean-François Richet,... more on Wikipedia
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    A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    A History of Violence

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh... more on Wikipedia

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    Payback is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Payback

    Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu

    Released1999

    Directed byBrian Helgeland

    Payback is a 1999 American action film directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson,... more on Wikipedia
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    St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    St. Vincent

    Naomi Watts, Bill Murray

    Released2014

    Directed byTheodore Melfi

    St. Vincent is a 2014 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Theodore Melfi,... more on Wikipedia

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    Thank You for Smoking is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Thank You for Smoking

    Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall

    Released2005

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Thank You for Smoking is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and... more on Wikipedia

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    Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Secret Window

    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Koepp

    Secret Window is a 2004 American psychological thriller film starring Johnny Depp and John... more on Wikipedia

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    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    Blake Lively, Monica Bellucci

    Released2009

    Directed byRebecca Miller

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    Butterfly on a Wheel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Butterfly on a Wheel

    Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Barker

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    The Yellow Handkerchief is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    The Yellow Handkerchief

    Kristen Stewart, Maria Bello

    Released2009

    Directed byUdayan Prasad

    The Yellow Handkerchief is a 2008 American independent drama film. The film is a remake of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Beautiful Boy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Beautiful Boy

    Maria Bello, Meat Loaf

    Released2010

    Directed byShawn Ku

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    The Dark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    The Dark

    Maria Bello, Sean Bean

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Fawcett

    The Dark is a 2005 horror film, based on the novel Sheep by Simon Maginn.amazon_watch buy button
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    Grown Ups is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Grown Ups

    Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler

    Released2010

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Grown Ups is a 2010 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and written by Adam... more on Wikipedia
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    Sam the Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Sam the Man

    Maria Bello, Annabella Sciorra

    Released2000

    Directed byGary Winick

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    Towelhead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Towelhead

    Maria Bello, Toni Collette

    Released2007

    Directed byAlan Ball

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    China: The Panda Adventure is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    China: The Panda Adventure

    Maria Bello, Xander Berkeley

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert M. Young

    China: The Panda Adventure: IMAX is a 2001 drama film written by Ruth Harkness, Paul Andersen,... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    World Trade Center is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    World Trade Center

    Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Released2006

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    Auto Focus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Auto Focus

    Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul Schrader, Larry Karaszewski

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    Permanent Midnight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Permanent Midnight

    Elizabeth Hurley, Ben Stiller

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Veloz

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    Nobody's Perfect is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Nobody's Perfect

    Sarah Silverman, Maria Bello

    Released2004

    Directed byHank Azaria

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    The Sisters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    The Sisters

    Elizabeth Banks, Maria Bello

    Released2005

    Directed byArthur Allan Seidelman

    The Sisters is a 2005 film starring Maria Bello, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Erika Christensen... more on Wikipedia
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    The Jane Austen Book Club is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    The Jane Austen Book Club

    Emily Blunt, Maggie Grace

    Released2007

    Directed byRobin Swicord

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    Abduction is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Abduction

    Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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    Flicka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Maria Bello Movies
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    Flicka

    Maria Bello, Tim McGraw

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael Mayer

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