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List Rules Vote up the best movies about women an girls who go through life as loners.

This list contains information on the best movies about women who keep to themselves, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best loner women films come in many forms. Some good single women films are about socially awkward loners while other good films about loner women feature criminal plots. Many of the best movies about single women starred Oscar-winning actresses.

What films will you find on this top loner women movies list? Misery has to be near the top. Kathy Bates became a breakout star after appearing in this 1980 movie – based on Stephen King's book of the same name. As the psychopathic Annie Wilkes, Bates tormented and tortured James Caan who played the author, Paul Sheldon. Muriel's Wedding is another great movie about a loner woman. Reese Witherspoon ventured out into the great outdoors for a solo 1,100 mile trek as the lead actress in the 2014 film, Wild. Other good movies featured on this best single women films list include Carrie, Welcome to the Dollhouse, and Year of the Dog.

How will we ever determine which movie about a loner woman is the best? Help us decide by giving your favorites a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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Misery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Misery Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances ...more

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more

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She's All That is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
She's All That Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim She's All That is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy film directed by Robert Iscove and starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. It is a modern adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's ...more

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May is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
May Anna Faris, Nora Zehetner, Jeremy Sisto May is a 2002 American horror film written and directed by Lucky McKee in his directorial debut. Starring Angela Bettis, Jeremy Sisto, Anna Faris, and James Duval, the film follows a lonely ...more

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Welcome to the Dollhouse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Welcome to the Dollhouse Heather Matarazzo, Eric Mabius, Ken Leung Welcome to the Dollhouse is a 1995 American independent coming of age comedy film. An independent film, it launched the careers of Todd Solondz and Heather Matarazzo.

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Wild is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Wild Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann Wild is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, written by Nick Hornby, and based on Cheryl Strayed's 2012 memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific ...more

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Young Adult is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Young Adult Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons Young Adult is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman, from a screenplay written by Diablo Cody, and starring Charlize Theron. Reitman and Cody worked together previously on ...more

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Muriel's Wedding is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Muriel's Wedding Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Bill Hunter Muriel's Wedding is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by P. J. Hogan. The film, which stars actors Toni Collette, Rachel Griffiths, Jeanie Drynan, Sophie Lee, and Bill ...more

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Notes on a Scandal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Notes on a Scandal Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 British psychological thriller-drama film, adapted from the 2003 novel of the same name by Zoë Heller. The screenplay was written by Patrick Marber and the film ...more

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Nell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Nell Jodie Foster, Liam Neeson, Natasha Richardson Nell is a 1994 American drama film starring Jodie Foster as a young woman who has to face other people for the first time after being raised by her mother in an isolated cabin. The film also ...more

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While You Were Sleeping is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
While You Were Sleeping Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Daniel G. Sullivan and Frederic Lebow. It stars Sandra Bullock as Lucy, a Chicago Transit ...more

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Year of the Dog is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Year of the Dog Laura Dern, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon Year of the Dog is a 2007 comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike White, and starring Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Tom McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C. Reilly and Peter Sarsgaard. ...more

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The Lady in the Van is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
The Lady in the Van Maggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden

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The Princess and the Warrior is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
The Princess and the Warrior Franka Potente, Ludger Pistor, Benno Fürmann The Princess and the Warrior is a 2000 German drama film written and directed by Tom Tykwer with Franka Potente, star of his previous movie Run Lola Run, in a leading role. It follows the life ...more

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Miss Congeniality is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Miss Congeniality Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and Candice

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10 Things I Hate About You is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
10 Things I Hate About You Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger 10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American teen romantic comedy-drama film. It is directed by Gil Junger and stars Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The romantic comedy ...more

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Vera Drake is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Vera Drake Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Sally Hawkins Vera Drake is a 2004 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh, telling the story of a working-class woman in London in 1950 who performs illegal abortions. It won the Golden Lion at ...more

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Silver Linings Playbook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film ...more

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Rachel Getting Married is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Rachel Getting Married Anne Hathaway, Debra Winger, Sebastian Stan Rachel Getting Married is a 2008 drama film directed by Jonathan Demme, and starring Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin and Debra Winger. The film was released in the U.S. to select ...more

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Uma Thurman, Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1993 American comedy-drama-romance film based on Tom Robbins' 1976 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Gus Van Sant and starred an ensemble cast led ...more

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The Best Offer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
The Best Offer Donald Sutherland, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess The Best Offer is a 2013 Italian romantic mystery film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The film stars Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks, and Donald Sutherland, and the music ...more

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Last Holiday is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Last Holiday Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Alicia Witt Last Holiday is a 2006 American comedy film starring Queen Latifah and directed by Wayne Wang. Latifah plays a humble store assistant, Georgia, who is told that she has a rare brain condition, ...more

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Sixteen Candles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Sixteen Candles John Cusack, Molly Ringwald, Joan Cusack Sixteen Candles is a 1984 American coming-of-age comedy film starring Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling and Anthony Michael Hall. It was written and directed by John Hughes.

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Georgy Girl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Georgy Girl Charlotte Rampling, Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates Georgy Girl is a 1966 British film based on a novel by Margaret Forster. The film was directed by Silvio Narizzano and starred Lynn Redgrave as Georgy, Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates, and James ...more

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Rosetta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Rosetta Olivier Gourmet, Fabrizio Rongione, Émilie Dequenne Rosetta is a 1999 French-Belgian film written and directed by the Dardenne brothers. It is about a seventeen-year-old girl who lives in a trailer park with her alcoholic mother. Trying to ...more

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Castaway on the Moon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Castaway on the Moon Jung Ryeo-won, Jung Jae-young, Mi-kyeong Yang "Accomplished and original, Castaway on the Moon is a fascinating love story by one of South Korea's most promising young filmmakers. Lee Hey-jun made his debut in 2006 as co-director of ...more

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The Hours is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
The Hours Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by David Hare is based on ...more

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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
A Walk to Remember Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was ...more

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House Bunny is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
House Bunny House Bunny is a 2010 animation short film directed by Gina Kamentsky.

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Wish Upon a Star is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Wish Upon a Star Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris, Lois Chiles Wish Upon a Star is a 1996 television film directed by Blair Treu, written by Jessica Barondes, and starring Katherine Heigl and Danielle Harris. It focuses on two teenage sisters that magically ...more

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Mansfield Park is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Mansfield Park Jonny Lee Miller, Anna Popplewell, James Purefoy Mansfield Park is a 1999 British romantic comedy-drama film based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, written and directed by Patricia Rozema. The film departs from the original novel in ...more

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical romantic fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 30th film in the Walt Disney ...more

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Amélie is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Amélie Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett Amélie is a 2001 romantic comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Jeunet with Guillaume Laurant, the film is a whimsical depiction of contemporary Parisian life, set in ...more

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The Sisterhood of the Travelin... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Blake Lively, America Ferrera, Nancy Travis The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a 2005 American drama film, based on the novel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares released by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was directed ...more

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Teen Witch is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Teen Witch Robyn Lively, Zelda Rubinstein, Marcia Wallace Teen Witch is a 1989 fantasy teen comedy film starring Robyn Lively and Zelda Rubenstein. It was originally pitched as a female version of the 1985 Teen Wolf, although it later was reworked and ...more

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Hello, My Name Is Doris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Hello, My Name Is Doris Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs

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Welcome to Me is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Welcome to Me Welcome to Me is a 2014 American comedy film directed by Shira Piven and written by Eliot Laurence. The film stars Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Linda Cardellini and Wes Bentley. The film is ...more

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A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
A Cinderella Story Hilary Duff, Jennifer Coolidge, Chad Michael Murray A Cinderella Story is a 2004 American teen romantic comedy film. The film stars Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, and Regina King and was directed by Mark Rosman. The film's ...more

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Pitch Perfect is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Pitch Perfect Anna Kendrick, Elizabeth Banks, Brittany Snow Pitch Perfect is a 2012 American musical comedy film directed by Jason Moore. Featuring an ensemble cast, including Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Ester ...more

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Now, Voyager is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Now, Voyager Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Henreid Now, Voyager is a 1942 American drama film starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains, and directed by Irving Rapper. The screenplay by Casey Robinson is based on the 1941 novel of the ...more

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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Mean Girls Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name which is a reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and ...more

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Spy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Spy Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham Spy is an upcoming 2015 American action comedy film directed and written by Paul Feig. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney ...more

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The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, Mandy Moore, Julie Andrews The Princess Diaries is a 2001 American comedy film produced by singer and actress Whitney Houston and directed by Garry Marshall. It is based on Meg Cabot's 2000 novel of the same name. The ...more

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Never Been Kissed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies About Women Who Keep to Themselves
Never Been Kissed Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, James Franco Never Been Kissed is a 1999 romantic comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Drew Barrymore's production company, Flower Films, directed by Raja Gosnell and starring Drew Barrymore, David ...more