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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

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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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George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jason Reitman

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

Released: 1999

Directed by: Adam Rifkin

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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Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Natasha Lyonne

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jamie Babbit

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

Released: 2002

Directed by: Andy Tennant

Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. A young New York City fashion designer (Reese Witherspoon) finds herself running home to divorce her high ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott

Released: 1998

Directed by: Andy Tennant

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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Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Bell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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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The Informant! Matt Damon, Patton Oswalt, Joel McHale

Released: 2009

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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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Julian Sands, Kevin Tighe, Bobby Preston

Released: 2002

Directed by: Craig R. Baxley

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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Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, Hank Azaria

Released: 2003

Directed by: Billy Ray

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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Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey

Released: 2011

Directed by: Thomas McCarthy

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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Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

Released: 2012

Directed by: Lorene Scafaria

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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Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

Released: 2012

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

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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Blythe Danner, Melanie Lynskey, John Rubinstein

Released: 2012

Directed by: Todd Louiso

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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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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Susan Sarandon, Edward Norton, Keri Russell

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tim Blake Nelson

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

Released: 2009

Directed by: Sam Mendes

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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I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, David Yow

Directed by: Macon Blair

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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Ricki Lake, Cheri Oteri, Melanie Lynskey

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kurt Voelker

Park is the name of an independent comedy-drama film released in 2007. It was produced by Dana Jackson and directed by Kurt Voelker. The story revolves around a Los Angeles park, where ten ...more
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Mircea Monroe, Melanie Lynskey, Carly Pope

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jamie Babbit

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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Show of Hands Melanie Lynskey, Craig Hall, Barnie Duncan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Anthony McCarten

Show of Hands is a feature film written and directed by Anthony McCarten. It stars Melanie Lynskey, Craig Hall Stephen Lovatt and Matt Whelan. Based on true events, the story concerns an ...more
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Wil Wheaton, Melanie Lynskey, Corin Nemec

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mark Tapio Kines

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Eye of the Hurricane Nicola Peltz, Melanie Lynskey, Brian Doyle-Murray

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jesse Wolfe

Eye of the Hurricane is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Jesse Wolfe.
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Four Saints Selma Blair, Melanie Lynskey, Arnold Vosloo

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Isbouts

Four Saints is a 2011 action, drama, and history film written and directed by Jean-Pierre Isbouts.
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Zooey Deschanel, Katie Holmes, Gabrielle Union

Released: 2002

Directed by: Stephen Gaghan

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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