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The Best Mary Steenburgen Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 2.0k votes 224 voters 23.3k views

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

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

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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell
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  • 2

    The Help

    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain
    The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted...  more

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  • 3


    Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin
    Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom...  more

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    I Am Sam

    Sean Penn, Dakota Fanning
    I Am Sam is a 2001 American drama film directed by Jessie Nelson. A mentally handicapped man...  more

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    What's Eating Gilbert Grape

    Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio
    What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström and...  more

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    Step Brothers

    Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen
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    The Proposal

    Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds
    The Proposal is a 2009 American romantic comedy film set in Sitka, Alaska. Directed by Anne...  more

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  • 8

    Four Christmases

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall
    Four Christmases is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film about a couple visiting all four...  more
  • 9


    Jeff Goldblum, Mary Steenburgen
    Powder is a 1995 American fantasy drama film written and directed by Victor Salva and starring...  more

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    A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy

    Woody Allen, Mia Farrow
    This film is a 1982 comedy film written, directed by and starring Woody Allen. The plot is...  more

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  • 11

    Melvin and Howard

    Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards Jr.
    Melvin and Howard is a 1980 American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Demme. The...  more
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    Jack Nicholson, Samuel L. Jackson
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    The Long Walk Home

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    Anthony Hopkins, James Woods
    Nixon is a 1995 American biographical film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that...  more

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    The Brave One

    Jodie Foster, Zoë Kravitz
    The Brave One is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Neil Jordan, produced...  more
  • 16

    The Butcher's Wife

    Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels
    The Butcher's Wife is a 1991 romantic comedy film, in which a clairvoyant woman thinks that...  more
  • 17

    Cross Creek

    Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen
    Cross Creek is a 1983 film starring Mary Steenburgen as The Yearling author Marjorie Kinnan...  more
  • 18

    The Grass Harp

    Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon
    The Grass Harp is a 1995 American comedy-drama film. It is based on the novella by Truman...  more
  • 19

    Gulliver's Travels

    Omar Sharif, Ted Danson
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    Martin Short, Mary Steenburgen
    Clifford is a 1994 comedy film starring Martin Short, Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, and...  more
  • 21

    Life as a House

    Ian Somerhalder, Hayden Christensen
    Life as a House is a 2001 American drama film produced and directed by Irwin Winkler. The...  more

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    Back to the Future Part III

    Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue
    Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction Western film. It is the third...  more

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    Goin' South

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito
    Goin' South is an American western-comedy film, directed by and starring Jack Nicholson, Mary...  more
  • 24

    The Trumpet of the Swan

    Reese Witherspoon, Carol Burnett
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    The Dead Girl

    James Franco, Kerry Washington
    This film is a 2006 American film written and directed by Karen Moncrieff, starring Brittany...  more