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The Best Piper Laurie Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 1.1k votes 92 voters 4.6k views48 items

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

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

Examples of films on this list include Distortions and Francis Goes to the Races.

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

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    Tim

    Mel Gibson, Piper Laurie
    Tim is a 1979 Australian romantic drama film. It was written and directed by Michael Pate,...  more
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    The Golden Blade

    Rock Hudson, Anita Ekberg
    The Golden Blade is an adventure film from 1953 directed by Nathan Juran and starring Rock...  more
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    Return to Oz

    Fairuza Balk, Piper Laurie
    Return to Oz is a 1985 fantasy adventure film based on L. Frank Baum's Oz books, mainly The...  more

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    Has Anybody Seen My Gal?

    James Dean, Rock Hudson
    Has Anybody Seen My Gal? 1952 film comedy film directed by Douglas Sirk, and starring Piper...  more
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    Eulogy

    Zooey Deschanel, Famke Janssen
    Eulogy is a 2004 comedy film directed by Michael Clancy....  more
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    Go Toward the Light

    Linda Hamilton, Brian Bonsall
    Go Toward the Light is a 1988 television film starring Linda Hamilton, Joshua Harris and...  more
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    Inherit the Wind

    Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott
    Inherit the Wind is a 1999 television film adaptation of the play of the same name. The...  more
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    14
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    A Christmas Memory

    Piper Laurie, Patty Duke
    A Christmas Memory is a 1997 family drama TV film written by Duane Poole and directed by Glenn...  more
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    Carrie

    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek
    Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974...  more

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    Alone

    James Earl Jones, Ed Begley
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    Another Harvest Moon

    Cybill Shepherd, Ernest Borgnine
    Four senior citizens struggle to reconcile a lifetime of memories and a fierce sense of...  more
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    15
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    Storyville

    James Spader, Piper Laurie
    Storyville is a 1992 film directed by Mark Frost and starring James Spader....  more
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    15
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    Children of a Lesser God

    William Hurt, Marlee Matlin
    Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 American romantic drama film directed by Randa Haines and...  more

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    The Last Brickmaker In America

    Sidney Poitier, Piper Laurie
    The Last Brickmaker In America is a 2001 film directed by Gregg Champion....  more
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    9
    5

    Promise

    James Woods, James Garner
    Feckless bachelor Bob, who promised his mother that at her death he would care for his...  more
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    The Dead Girl

    James Franco, Kerry Washington
    This film is a 2006 American film written and directed by Karen Moncrieff, starring Brittany...  more
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    The Faculty

    Salma Hayek, Usher
    The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction horror film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by...  more

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    14
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    The Hustler

    Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason
    The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from the Walter Tevis's...  more

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    The Grass Harp

    Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon
    The Grass Harp is a 1995 American comedy-drama film. It is based on the novella by Truman...  more
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    Macbeth

    Piper Laurie, Jeremy Brett
    Macbeth is a 1981 film based on a novel by William Shakespeare and directed by Arthur Allan...
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    7

    Tiger Warsaw

    Patrick Swayze, Mary McDonnell
    Tiger Warsaw is a 1987 drama film produced by Continental Film Group starring Patrick Swayze....  more
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    Until They Sail

    Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine
    Until They Sail is a 1957 American black and white CinemaScope drama film directed by Robert...  more
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    Possessed

    Christopher Plummer, Timothy Dalton
    Possessed is a 2000 Showtime original movie starring Timothy Dalton, based on events appearing...  more
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    The Mao Game

    Kirstie Alley, Piper Laurie
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    Trauma

    Asia Argento, Piper Laurie
    Trauma is a 1993 Italian giallo film directed by Dario Argento....  more