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The Best Michelle Williams Movies

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

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

List features Synecdoche, New York, Perfume and more.

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


  • 1

    Blue Valentine

    Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams
    "Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time....  more

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  • 2

    If These Walls Could Talk 2

    Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres
    If These Walls Could Talk 2 is a 2000 television movie in the United States, broadcast on HBO....  more

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  • 3

    Wendy and Lucy

    Michelle Williams, Will Oldham
    "The degree to which Wendy and Lucy slowly-but-surely grows on the viewer is nothing short of...  more
  • 4

    Land of Plenty

    Michelle Williams, Gloria Stuart
    Land of Plenty is a 2004 drama film directed by Wim Wenders starring Michelle Williams and...  more
  • 5


    Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed
    Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel...  more
  • 6

    Me Without You

    Michelle Williams, Anna Friel
    Me Without You is a 2002 British film, starring Anna Friel, Michelle Williams and Oliver...  more
  • 7

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, is a 1998 American slasher film and is the seventh installment...  more

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    Michelle Williams, Gael García Bernal
    Mammoth is a 2009 Swedish film directed by Lukas Moodysson, about a successful New York couple...  more
  • 9

    Synecdoche, New York

    Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh
    Synecdoche, New York is a 2008 American postmodern drama film directed by Charlie Kaufman. An...  more

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  • 10

    I'm Not There

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett
    I'm Not There is a 2007 biographical musical film directed by Todd Haynes, inspired by the...  more
  • 11

    Meek's Cutoff

    Michelle Williams, Paul Dano
    Meek's Cutoff is a 2010 western film directed by Kelly Reichardt....  more
  • 12

    My Week with Marilyn

    Emma Watson, Michelle Williams
    My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by...  more

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  • 13

    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal
    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a...  more

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  • 14

    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams
    Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The...  more

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  • 15


    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley
    Species is a 1995 American science fiction horror film directed by Roger Donaldson, and...  more

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  • 16


    Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams
    Incendiary is a 2008 British drama film portraying the aftermath of a terrorist attack at a...  more
  • 17

    The United States of Leland

    Kerry Washington, Ryan Gosling
    The United States of Leland is a 2003 American drama film written and directed by Matthew Ryan...  more
  • 18

    A Thousand Acres

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Michelle Williams
    A Thousand Acres is an American motion picture drama directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, and...  more

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  • 19

    The Hawk Is Dying

    Michelle Williams, Paul Giamatti
    The Hawk Is Dying is a 2006 film based on the book by Harry Crews. It was accepted to the 2006...  more
  • 20

    Oz the Great and Powerful

    Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz
    Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American 3D live action and computer animated fantasy...  more

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  • 21

    Imaginary Heroes

    Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Williams
    Imaginary Heroes is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Dan Harris. It focuses...  more
  • 22

    The Station Agent

    Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage
    The Station Agent is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas...  more

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  • 23

    The Baxter

    Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams
    The Baxter is a 2005 film written by, directed by and starring American comedian Michael...  more

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  • 24


    Michelle Williams, Helen Slater
    Lassie is a 1994 adventure family film directed by Daniel Petrie and featuring the fictional...  more

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  • 25

    The Hottest State

    Michelle Williams, Alexandra Daddario
    The Hottest State is a 2006 drama film directed and written by Ethan Hawke, which he based on...  more