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The Best Piper Laurie Movies

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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?"

If Piper Laurie movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Lee Grant and Dorothy McGuire too.

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  • Mary (Piper Laurie) is a single businesswoman in her 40s. Tim (Mel Gibson) is a young day laborer who suffers from a learning disability. When Mary hires Tim to do work around her house, the two very ...more
  • In this chilling adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel, withdrawn and sensitive teen Carrie White (Sissy Spacek) faces taunting from classmates at school and abuse from her fanatically pious ...more
  • Starting his new job as an instructor at a New England school for the deaf, James Leeds (William Hurt) meets Sarah Norman (Marlee Matlin), a young deaf woman who works at the school as a member of ...more
  • Story Fast Eddie Felsen (Paul Newman) and his adventures in the world of professional pool. Fast Eddie is a young hopeful on his way to challenging Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) for his world ...more
  • In 1941, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the New Zealand city of Christchurch is visited by hundreds of U.S. Marines -- a welcome sight for the lonely women there. The four Leslie sisters (Jean ...more
  • The Golden Blade is an adventure film from 1953 directed by Nathan Juran and starring Rock Hudson as Harun Al-Rashid and Piper Laurie as Princess Khairuzan. It is set in ancient Bagdad and borrows ...more
  • When his parents split and his New York thespian mother makes her career a priority, exuberant young boy Buddy (Eric Lloyd) is sent to the Depression-era South to live with distant and aging cousins. ...more
  • The Last Brickmaker In America is a 2001 film directed by Gregg Champion.
  • Long absent from his family, Bob Beuhler (James Garner) returns home after his mother's death to find she has left him her estate and placed his brother, D.J. (James Woods), in his care. Harking back ...more
  • Has Anybody Seen My Gal? 1952 film comedy film directed by Douglas Sirk, and starring Piper Laurie, Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn, and Gigi Perreau. Set in the 1920s, the film is named after The ...more
  • Dorothy discovers she is back in the land of Oz, and finds the yellow brick road is now a pile of rubble, and the Emerald City is in ruins. Discovering that the magical land is now under the control ...more
  • Appointment with Death is a 1988 mystery film, made by Golan-Globus Productions and produced and directed by Michael Winner. It is an adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel Appointment with Death ...more
  • In the 1940s, young Collin (Edward Furlong) arrives in a small, sleepy southern town after his mother's death and moves in with his aging spinster cousins, Dolly (Piper Laurie) and Verena (Sissy ...more
  • Dangerous Mission is a 1954 American dramatic color "resort thriller" starring Victor Mature, Piper Laurie, Vincent Price, and William Bendix. The movie was produced by Irwin Allen, directed by Louis ...more
  • Francis Goes to the Races is a 1951 American black-and-white comedy film from Universal-International, produced by Leonard Goldstein, directed by Arthur Lubin, and starring Donald O'Connor, Piper ...more
  • The Crossing Guard is a 1995 independent thriller directed and written by American actor Sean Penn. It stars Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Robin Wright, and Anjelica Huston.
  • Alone
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    John Webb (Hume Cronyn) is recently widowed and living alone on the farm he and his brother used to share. He rarely sees his daughters, Jacqueline (Joanna Miles) and Grace Ann (Roxanne Hart), and ...more
  • A woman with a shady past, Ruby Claire (Piper Laurie) is the single mother of Leslie (Janit Baldwin), a teenager who is deaf and mute. Ruby operates a drive-in movie theater and employs a number of ...more
  • Four senior citizens struggle to reconcile a lifetime of memories and a fierce sense of self-sufficiency in the twilight of their lives.
  • "Larry the Liquidator" Garfield (Danny DeVito) is a corporate raider, deconstructing companies and selling off the parts for a profit. His new target is a small-town cable company that employs the ...more
  • Inherit the Wind is a 1999 television film adaptation of the play of the same name. The original 1955 play was written as a parable which fictionalized the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial as a means of ...more
  • Lewellen (Dakota Fanning) lives with her grandmother (Piper Laurie) in Alabama. Though unable to care for her himself, Lewellen's father (David Morse) tries to connect with his daughter through Elvis ...more
  • Tiger Warsaw is a 1987 drama film produced by Continental Film Group starring Patrick Swayze. The movie was written by Roy London and directed by Amin Q. Chaudhri.
  • Go Toward the Light is a 1988 television film starring Linda Hamilton, Joshua Harris and Richard Thomas. The film first aired on CBS on November 11, 1988.
  • Intensity is a 1997 made-for-TV mini-series based on the novel of the same name by Dean Koontz, starring John C. McGinley, Molly Parker, Piper Laurie, and Tori Paul. It originally aired in the United ...more