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The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies  

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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.

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

Peter Jackson and Steven Soderbergh have both worked with Melanie Lynskey over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson, Melanie Lynskey
Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Jackson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with his partner, Fran Walsh, about the notorious 1954 Parker–Hulme case in ...more
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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis
Up in the Air is a 2009 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and co-written by Reitman and Sheldon Turner. It is a film adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same name, written by ...more
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Emmanuelle Chriqui, Edward Furlong, Gene Simmons
Detroit Rock City is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Adam Rifkin and written by Carl V. Dupré. It tells of four teenage boys in a KISS cover band who try to see their idols in ...more
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Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale
The Informant! is a 2009 American biographical-comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh. It depicts Mark Whitacre's involvement as a whistle blower in the lysine price-fixing conspiracy of the ...more
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Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Bell
Flags of Our Fathers is a 2006 American film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles, Jr. and Paul Haggis. It is based on the book of the same name ...more
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Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott
Ever After is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella, directed by Andy Tennant and starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. The ...more
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Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Natasha Lyonne
But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader ...more
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Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning
Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen. The film was released by ...more
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Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, Hank Azaria
Shattered Glass is a 2003 American drama film written and directed by Billy Ray. The screenplay is based on a September 1998 Vanity Fair article by H. G. Bissinger. In it he chronicled the rapid ...more
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Julian Sands, Kevin Tighe, Bobby Preston
Rose Red is a television miniseries scripted by horror novelist Stephen King. The series was premiered in the United States on ABC on January 27, 2002. The story involves a haunted Seattle ...more
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Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey
Win Win is a 2011 comedy-drama directed and written by Thomas McCarthy. The main characters are played by Paul Giamatti, Alex Shaffer, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young and ...more
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Blythe Danner, Melanie Lynskey, John Rubinstein
Hello I Must Be Going is a 2012 comedy-drama written by Sarah Koskoff and directed by Todd Louiso. It stars Melanie Lynskey, Christopher Abbott and Blythe Danner. The film premiered at the 2012 ...more
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Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, in her directorial debut. The film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley. The ...more
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Susan Sarandon, Edward Norton, Keri Russell
Leaves of Grass is an American comedy-drama film written and directed by, and featuring, Tim Blake Nelson. It also stars Edward Norton, Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Lynskey and Keri ...more
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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maya Rudolph, Jeff Daniels
Away We Go is a 2009 comedy-drama directed by Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes and written by the husband-and-wife team of Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. The film stars John Krasinski, ...more
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Mircea Monroe, Melanie Lynskey, Carly Pope
Itty Bitty Titty Committee is a feminist, lesbian-related comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit. It was released on September 28, 2007. The film had its premiere at the international film ...more
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Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, and an adaptation of the 1999 epistolary novel of the same name; it was written and directed by the novel's ...more
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Tyra Banks, John Goodman, Maria Bello
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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Gerard Butler, Ioan Gruffudd, Melanie Lynskey
Shooters is a 2002 British/American crime drama film from directors Colin Teague and Glenn Durfort, and writers Andrew Howard, Louis Dempsey and Gary Young. It was filmed in London in ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Katie Holmes, Gabrielle Union
Abandon is a 2002 American thriller film released by Paramount Pictures and Touchstone Pictures. It was written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, starring Katie Holmes as a college student whose ...more
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I Don't Feel at Home in This W... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (often stylized i don't feel at home in this world anymore.) is a 2017 comedy crime thriller film written and directed by Macon Blair. A nurse, Ruth ...more
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Gillian Jacobs, Melanie Lynskey, Corey Stoll
Helena from the Wedding is a 2010 American drama film. The film is directed by Joseph Infantolino, best known for executive producing Run Fatboy Run and stars Lee Tergesen, Melanie Lynskey and ...more
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Kurt Russell, Barry Sanders, Melanie Lynskey
Touchback is a 2012 film written and directed by Don Handfield. It stars Brian Presley, Melanie Lynskey and Kurt Russell. Reviews were mixed and it currently has a 38% rating on Rotten Tomatoes ...more
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Putzel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Melanie Lynskey Movies
Putzel Melanie Lynskey, Susie Essman, Fran Kranz
Putzel is a 2012 comedy/romance film written by Rick A. Moore and directed by Jason Chaet.
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Snakeskin Melanie Lynskey, Taika Waititi, Dean O'Gorman
Snakeskin is an award-winning New Zealand film directed by Gillian Ashurst and Produced by Vanessa Sheldrick from Cowgirl Productions. The story focuses on Alice and her best friend Johnny, who ...more