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The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 724 votes 65 voters 5.0k views34 items

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

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

This list below has a variety of films, like Show of Hands and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, in it.

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    Heavenly Creatures is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Heavenly Creatures

    Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Jackson, from a... more on Wikipedia

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    Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Up in the Air

    George Clooney, Anna Kendrick

    Released2009

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by... more on Wikipedia

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    Detroit Rock City is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Detroit Rock City

    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong

    Released1999

    Directed byAdam Rifkin

    Detroit Rock City is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Adam Rifkin and written by Carl... more on Wikipedia

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    But I'm a Cheerleader is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    But I'm a Cheerleader

    Michelle Williams, RuPaul

    Released1999

    Directed byJamie Babbit

    But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and... more on Wikipedia

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    #37 of 75 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way#30 of 31 '90s Movies That Totally Defined Teenage Girl Life

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    Ever After is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Ever After

    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston

    Released1998

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale... more on Wikipedia

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    Sweet Home Alabama is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Sweet Home Alabama

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2002

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. A young... more on Wikipedia
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    The Informant! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    The Informant!

    Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt

    Released2009

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    The Informant! is a 2009 American biographical-comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Flags of Our Fathers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Flags of Our Fathers

    Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe

    Released2006

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Flags of Our Fathers is a 2006 American film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint... more on Wikipedia

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    Rose Red is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Rose Red

    Julian Sands, Kevin Tighe

    Released2002

    Directed byCraig R. Baxley

    Rose Red is a television miniseries scripted by horror novelist Stephen King. The series was... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Shattered Glass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Shattered Glass

    Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen

    Released2003

    Directed byBilly Ray

    Shattered Glass is a 2003 American drama film written and directed by Billy Ray. The... more on Wikipedia

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    Win Win is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Win Win

    Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor

    Released2011

    Directed byThomas McCarthy

    Win Win is a 2011 comedy-drama directed and written by Thomas McCarthy. The main characters... more on Wikipedia

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    Hello I Must Be Going is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Hello I Must Be Going

    Blythe Danner, Melanie Lynskey

    Released2012

    Directed byTodd Louiso

    Hello I Must Be Going is a 2012 comedy-drama written by Sarah Koskoff and directed by Todd... more on Wikipedia
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    Seeking a Friend for the End o is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Keira Knightley, Steve Carell

    Released2012

    Directed byLorene Scafaria

    Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Leaves of Grass is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Leaves of Grass

    Susan Sarandon, Edward Norton

    Released2009

    Directed byTim Blake Nelson

    Leaves of Grass is an American comedy-drama film written and directed by, and featuring, Tim... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Away We Go is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Away We Go

    Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph

    Released2009

    Directed bySam Mendes

    Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Coyote Ugly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey 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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    I Don't Feel at Home in This W is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore

    Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood

    Directed byMacon Blair

    I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (often stylized i don't feel at home in this world... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Itty Bitty Titty Committee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Itty Bitty Titty Committee

    Mircea Monroe, Melanie Lynskey

    Released2007

    Directed byJamie Babbit

    Itty Bitty Titty Committee is a feminist, lesbian-related comedy film directed by Jamie... more on Wikipedia
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    Park is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Park

    Ricki Lake, Cheri Oteri

    Released2006

    Directed byKurt Voelker

    Park is the name of an independent comedy-drama film released in 2007. It was produced by Dana... more on Wikipedia
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    Shooters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Shooters

    Gerard Butler, Ioan Gruffudd

    Released2002

    Directed byColin Teague, Glenn Durfort

    Shooters is a 2002 British/American crime drama film from directors Colin Teague and Glenn... more on Wikipedia
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    Abandon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Abandon

    Zooey Deschanel, Katie Holmes

    Released2002

    Directed byStephen Gaghan

    Abandon is a 2002 American thriller film released by Paramount Pictures and Touchstone... more on Wikipedia

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    Foreign Correspondents is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Foreign Correspondents

    Wil Wheaton, Melanie Lynskey

    Released1999

    Directed byMark Tapio Kines

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    Eye of the Hurricane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Eye of the Hurricane

    Nicola Peltz, Melanie Lynskey

    Released2011

    Directed byJesse Wolfe

    Eye of the Hurricane is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Jesse Wolfe.amazon_watch buy button
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    Show of Hands is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Show of Hands

    Melanie Lynskey, Craig Hall

    Released2008

    Directed byAnthony McCarten

    Show of Hands is a feature film written and directed by Anthony McCarten. It stars Melanie... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Four Saints is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
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    Four Saints

    Selma Blair, Melanie Lynskey

    Released2011

    Directed byJean-Pierre Isbouts

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