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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?"

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  • If These Walls Could Talk 21
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    If These Walls Could Talk 2

    Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released2000

    Directed byAnne Heche, Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge

    If These Walls Could Talk 2 is a 2000 television movie in the United States, broadcast on HBO....  more
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  • Land of Plenty2
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    Land of Plenty

    Michelle Williams, Gloria Stuart

    Released2004

    Directed byWim Wenders

    Land of Plenty is a 2004 drama film directed by Wim Wenders starring Michelle Williams and...  more
  • Venom3
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    Venom

    Tom Hardy, Riz Ahmed

    Released2018

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Venom is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Ruben Fleischer, based on the Marvel...  more
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  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later4
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    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released1998

    Directed bySteve Miner

    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, is a 1998 American slasher film and is the seventh installment...  more

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  • Mammoth5
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    Mammoth

    Michelle Williams, Gael García Bernal

    Released2009

    Directed byLukas Moodysson

    Mammoth is a 2009 Swedish film directed by Lukas Moodysson, about a successful New York couple...  more
  • Synecdoche, New York6
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    Synecdoche, New York

    Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released2008

    Directed byCharlie Kaufman

    Synecdoche, New York is a 2008 American postmodern drama film directed by Charlie Kaufman. An...  more

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  • I'm Not There7
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    I'm Not There

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

    Released2007

    Directed byTodd Haynes

    I'm Not There is a 2007 biographical musical film directed by Todd Haynes, inspired by the...  more
  • Meek's Cutoff8
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    Meek's Cutoff

    Michelle Williams, Paul Dano

    Released2010

    Directed byKelly Reichardt

    Meek's Cutoff is a 2010 western film directed by Kelly Reichardt....  more
  • My Week with Marilyn9
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    My Week with Marilyn

    Emma Watson, Michelle Williams

    Released2011

    Directed bySimon Curtis

    My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by...  more

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  • Blue Valentine10
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    Blue Valentine

    Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byDerek Cianfrance

    "Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time....  more

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    #92 of 170 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#20 of 53 The Saddest Romance Movies That Will Make You Cry

  • Brokeback Mountain11
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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a...  more

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  • Shutter Island12
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    Shutter Island

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams

    Released2010

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Shutter Island is a 2010 American psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese. The...  more

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  • Incendiary13
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    Incendiary

    Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams

    Released2008

    Directed bySharon Maguire

    Incendiary is a 2008 British drama film portraying the aftermath of a terrorist attack at a...  more
  • The United States of Leland14
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    The United States of Leland

    Kerry Washington, Ryan Gosling

    Released2003

    Directed byMatthew Ryan Hoge

    The United States of Leland is a 2003 American drama film written and directed by Matthew Ryan...  more
  • A Thousand Acres15
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    A Thousand Acres

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Michelle Williams

    Released1997

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

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

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  • The Hawk Is Dying16
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    The Hawk Is Dying

    Michelle Williams, Paul Giamatti

    Released2006

    Directed byJulian Goldberger

    The Hawk Is Dying is a 2006 film based on the book by Harry Crews. It was accepted to the 2006...  more
  • Oz the Great and Powerful17
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    Oz the Great and Powerful

    Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz

    Released2013

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American 3D live action and computer animated fantasy...  more

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  • Wendy and Lucy18
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    Wendy and Lucy

    Michelle Williams, Will Oldham

    Released2008

    Directed byKelly Reichardt

    "The degree to which Wendy and Lucy slowly-but-surely grows on the viewer is nothing short of...  more
  • The Station Agent19
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    The Station Agent

    Michelle Williams, Peter Dinklage

    Released2003

    Directed byThomas McCarthy

    The Station Agent is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas...  more

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  • Imaginary Heroes20
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    Imaginary Heroes

    Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Williams

    Released2004

    Directed byDan Harris

    Imaginary Heroes is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Dan Harris. It focuses...  more
  • The Baxter21
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    The Baxter

    Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Showalter

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

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  • Lassie22
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    Lassie

    Michelle Williams, Helen Slater

    Released1994

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    Lassie is a 1994 adventure family film directed by Daniel Petrie and featuring the fictional...  more

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  • The Hottest State23
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    The Hottest State

    Michelle Williams, Alexandra Daddario

    Released2006

    Directed byEthan Hawke

    The Hottest State is a 2006 drama film directed and written by Ethan Hawke, which he based on...  more
  • Me Without You24
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    Me Without You

    Michelle Williams, Anna Friel

    Released2002

    Directed bySandra Goldbacher

    Me Without You is a 2002 British film, starring Anna Friel, Michelle Williams and Oliver...  more
  • Dick25
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    Dick

    Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell

    Released1999

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

    Dick is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Andrew Fleming from a script he wrote with...  more

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