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The Best Nancy Allen Movies

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

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including Out of Sight and Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return.

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


  • 1


    Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller


    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop...  more

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  • 2

    Strange Invaders

    Wallace Shawn, Louise Fletcher


    Directed byMichael Laughlin

    Strange Invaders is a 1983 science-fiction film directed by Michael Laughlin. It was made as a tribute to the sci-fi films of the 1950s, notably The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It stars Paul Le...  more
  • 3

    The Philadelphia Experiment

    Nancy Allen, Stephen Tobolowsky


    Directed byStewart Raffill

    The Philadelphia Experiment is a 1984 science fiction film. It is directed by Stewart Raffill and stars Michael Paré, Bobby Di Cicco, and Nancy Allen and based on the urban legend of the Philadelphia...  more
  • 4

    The Last Detail

    Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid


    Directed byHal Ashby

    The Last Detail is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jack Nicholson, with a screenplay adapted by Robert Towne from a 1970 novel of the same name by Darryl...  more
  • 5

    I Wanna Hold Your Hand

    Nancy Allen, Dick Miller


    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    I Wanna Hold Your Hand is a 1978 comedy film directed and co-written by Robert Zemeckis, which takes its name from the 1963 song of the same name by The Beatles. It was produced and co-written by Bob...  more

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  • 6

    RoboCop 2

    Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons


    Directed byIrvin Kershner

    RoboCop 2 is a 1990 American cyberpunk action film directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan and Gabriel Damon. Set in the near...  more

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  • 7

    Out of Sight

    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney


    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Out of Sight is a 1998 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and star...  more

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  • 8


    Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John Candy,...  more

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  • 9

    Poltergeist III

    Lara Flynn Boyle, Heather O'Rourke


    Directed byGary Sherman

    Poltergeist III is a 1988 American horror film. It is the third and final entry in the Poltergeist film series. Writers Michael Grais and Mark Victor, who wrote the screenplay for the first two...  more

    #528 of 743 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#88 of 107 The Best Horror Movie Sequels#114 of 135 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series

  • 10

    Blow Out

    John Travolta, John Lithgow


    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Blow Out is a 1981 thriller film, written and directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars John Travolta as Jack Terry, a movie sound effects technician from Philadelphia who, while recording sounds...  more
  • 11

    Against the Law

    Jaime Pressly, Heather Thomas


    Directed byJim Wynorski

    Against the Law is a 1997 American action crime drama directed by Jim Wynorski and starring Nick Mancuso, Nancy Allen and Richard Grieco....  more
  • 12

    Limit Up

    Ray Charles, Dean Stockwell


    Directed byRichard Martini

    Limit Up is the title of a 1989 film starring Nancy Allen as Chicago commodities trader Casey Falls. The film was directed by Richard Martini and produced by Jonathan D. Krane. The movie was filmed...  more
  • 13


    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek


    Directed byBrian De Palma

    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 film...  more

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  • 14

    The Man Who Wouldn't Die

    Roger Moore, Malcolm McDowell


    Directed byBill Condon

    The Man Who Wouldn't Die is a 1995 action mystery film by director Bill Condon. The film, which aired as a movie of the week during the May Sweeps in 1995, stars Roger Moore, Nancy Allen and Malcolm...  more
  • 15

    Not for Publication

    Bill Engvall, Nancy Allen


    Directed byPaul Bartel

    Not for Publication is a 1984 screwball comedy film directed by Paul Bartel and starring Nancy Allen. It premiered at the 1985 Sundance Film Festival before being acquired for distribution by Thorn...  more
  • 16

    Sweet Revenge

    Gina Gershon, Martin Landau


    Directed byMark Sobel

    Sweet Revenge is a 1987 American motion picture starring Nancy Allen as Jillian Grey, a newscaster abducted and sold into white slavery while doing an undercover expose. Ted Shackelford, Martin...  more
  • 17

    My Apocalypse

    Nancy Allen, John de Lancie


    Directed byChris LaMont

    My Apocalypse is a 2008 independent film starring Corin Nemec, Bruce Weitz, Nancy Allen, John de Lancie, Gail Strickland, Meredith Salenger and Jesse Harper. Directed and produced by Chris LaMont,...  more
  • 18

    Acting on Impulse

    Linda Fiorentino, C. Thomas Howell


    Directed bySam Irvin

    Acting on Impulse is a 1993 film starring Linda Fiorentino, Nancy Allen and C. Thomas Howell. The film, which is also known under the alternate titles Secret Lives and Eyes of a Stranger, premiered...  more
  • 19

    Kiss Toledo Goodbye

    Christopher Walken, Christine Taylor


    Directed byLyndon Chubbuck

    Kiss Toledo Goodbye is a 1999 independent comedy/thriller film directed by Lyndon Chubbuck. Film stars Michael Rapaport, Christopher Walken, Robert Forster, Nancy Allen and Christine Taylor. A young...  more
  • 20

    Home Movies

    Kirk Douglas, Nancy Allen


    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Home Movies is a 1980 independent film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Kirk Douglas, Nancy Allen, Vincent Gardenia, Keith Gordon, Theresa Saldana, and Gerrit Graham. De Palma had been...  more
  • 21

    Dusting Cliff 7

    Lance Henriksen, Nancy Allen


    Directed byWilliam H. Molina

    Last Assassins is the pay-cable, syndication and DVD release title of the 1997 action film Dusting Cliff 7 starring Nancy Allen and Lance Henriksen. The film, which was shot on location throughout...  more
  • 22

    Memories of Murder

    Vanity, Nancy Allen


    Directed byRobert Michael Lewis

    Memories of Murder is a 1990 action–crime television film starring Nancy Allen, directed by Robert Lewis and written by John Harrison. Memories of Murder is the first of many original films that...  more
  • 23

    Secret of the Andes

    Camilla Belle, Jerry Stiller


    Directed byAlejandro Azzani

    Secret of the Andes is a 1999 Argentine family fantasy adventure film. Directed by Alejandro Azzano, it stars Roshan Seth as a powerful shaman, Camilla Belle as a young girl with unusual gifts, David...  more
  • 24

    Terror in the Aisles

    Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda


    Directed byAndrew J. Kuehn

    Terror in the Aisles is a 1984 documentary film about horror films featuring clips from Friday the 13th I and/or II, Halloween I and II, Jaws 1 and 2, Alien, John Carpenter's The Thing, The Shining...  more
  • 25

    The Patriots

    Nancy Allen, Richard Masur


    Directed byÉric Rochant

    The Patriots is a 1994 French film by director Éric Rochant which focuses on certain activities carried out by the Mossad, as well as describing some of their operational tactics. It is a...  more