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The Best Olivia Thirlby Movies  

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

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

Items here include everything from What Goes Up to Breaking Upwards.

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

Olivia Thirlby is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Natalie Portman, Paul Greengrass and Paul Weitz.

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Dredd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olivia Thirlby Movies
Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby
Dredd is a 2012 science fiction action film directed by Pete Travis and written and produced by Alex Garland. It is based on the 2000 AD comic strip Judge Dredd and its eponymous character ...more
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Jennifer Garner, Ellen Page, Jason Bateman
Juno is a 2007 Canadian-American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman and written by Diablo Cody. Ellen Page stars as the title character, an independent-minded teenager confronting an ...more
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Famke Janssen, Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen
The Wackness is a 2008 American coming-of-age drama film by Jonathan Levine and starring Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley, Mary-Kate Olsen, Famke Janssen, and Olivia Thirlby. The film is distributed by ...more
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Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Christina Ricci
New York, I Love You is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama anthology consisting of eleven short films, each by a different director. The short films all relate in some way to the subject of ...more
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Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Amy Sedaris
Snow Angels is a 2007 drama film starring Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale. It was directed by David Gordon Green, who also wrote the screenplay adapted from Stewart O'Nan's 1994 novel of the ...more
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Rachael Taylor, Emile Hirsch, Greg Kinnear
The Darkest Hour is a 2011 Russian-American science fiction thriller film directed by Chris Gorak and produced by Timur Bekmambetov. The American-based production depicts an alien invasion and ...more
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Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline
No Strings Attached is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Elizabeth Meriwether. Starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, the film is about two ...more
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Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo
Margaret is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan. The film stars Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Kieran Culkin, Olivia Thirlby, and Rosemarie DeWitt. Margaret ...more
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David Duchovny, Olivia Thirlby, Lili Taylor
The Secret is a 2007 thriller film directed by Vincent Perez. It is a remake of Yojiro Takita's Himitsu, a 1999 Japanese film produced by Yasuhiro Mase, written by Hiroshi Saitô.
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Nobody Walks Jane Levy, John Krasinski, Dylan McDermott
Nobody Walks is a 2012 American independent drama film directed by Ry Russo-Young. The film premiered in Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won a special Jury Prize. The film ...more
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You Above All Olivia Thirlby, Richard Riehle, Steven Weber
You Above All is a film directed by Edgar Morris and Lucas Elliot Eberl and starring Edgar Morris, Olivia Thirlby, Steven Weber, Richard Riehle, Kris Lemche, and Oliver Muirhead. Its plot has ...more
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The Other Side Alanis Morissette, Woody Harrelson, Anjelica Huston
The Other Side is an upcoming comedy-drama film. The film is the directorial debut of writer David Michaels, who co-wrote the script with Phil Reeves. The film, which has been in production ...more
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Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon
United 93 is a 2006 drama film written, co-produced and directed by Paul Greengrass that chronicles events aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked during the September 11 attacks of ...more
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lynn Collins, Olivia Thirlby
Uncertainty is a 2008 indie romantic thriller film written, produced, and directed by American independent filmmakers Scott McGehee and David Siegel and starring Lynn Collins and Joseph ...more
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Hilary Duff, Molly Shannon, Amber Tamblyn
What Goes Up is an American comedy-drama film distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment starring Hilary Duff, Steve Coogan, Josh Peck, Olivia Thirlby, and Molly Shannon, directed by Jonathan ...more
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Kat Dennings, Lauren Graham, Jeff Daniels
The Answer Man is a 2009 romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hindman with a cast headed by Jeff Daniels, Lauren Graham and Lou Taylor Pucci. Filming began on March 23, 2008 in ...more
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Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby
Being Flynn is a 2012 American drama film starring Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and Paul Dano, released in select theatres in the United States on March 2, 2012. It was based on Another ...more
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Barbara Hershey, Olivia Thirlby, Rhea Perlman
Based on three short stories by Isaac Bashevis Singer, LOVE COMES LATELY braids fiction, fantasy, and autobiography into a bittersweet comedy-drama pitting the self-renewing power of male ego ...more
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Breaking Upwards is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olivia Thirlby Movies
Olivia Thirlby, Andrea Martin, Pablo Schreiber
Breaking Upwards is a 2009 American romance film by Daryl Wein with Zoe Lister-Jones, Peter Duchan and Sheena Lister. It explores a young, real-life New York couple battling codependency who ...more
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Wholphin: Issue 10 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olivia Thirlby Movies
Wholphin: Issue 10 Olivia Thirlby, Ben Gazzara, Todd Haynes
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Eve Lauren Bacall, Olivia Thirlby, Ben Gazzara
Eve is a short film directed by Natalie Portman, starring Olivia Thirlby, Lauren Bacall and Ben Gazzara. The film, Portman's directorial debut, premiered at the 65th Venice International Film ...more