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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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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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The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen - The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction horror film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film stars Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Shawn Hatosy, Jordana Brewster, Clea ...more

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The Hustler Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott - The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from the Walter Tevis's 1959 novel of the same name Rossen and Sidney Carroll adapted for the screen. It tells the story of ...more

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The Grass Harp Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek - The Grass Harp is a 1995 American comedy-drama film. It is based on the novella by Truman Capote; the screenplay was the final work of Oscar-winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. The film ...more

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Children of a Lesser God William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie - Children of a Lesser God is a 1986 American romantic drama film directed by Randa Haines and written by Hesper Anderson and Mark Medoff. An adaptation of Medoff's Tony Award–winning stage play ...more

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Tim Mel Gibson, Piper Laurie, Pat Evison - Tim is a 1979 Australian romantic drama film. It was written and directed by Michael Pate, based on the 1974 novel by Colleen McCullough.

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Appointment with Death Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud - 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 ...more

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Until They Sail Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Jean Simmons - Until They Sail is a 1957 American black and white CinemaScope drama film directed by Robert Wise. The screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on a story by James A. Michener included in his 1951 ...more

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Return to Oz Fairuza Balk, Piper Laurie, Nicol Williamson - Return to Oz is a 1985 fantasy adventure film based on L. Frank Baum's Oz books, mainly The Marvelous Land of Oz and Ozma of Oz. The plot begins with Dorothy's return to the Land of Oz, and her ...more

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Dangerous Mission Vincent Price, Piper Laurie, Victor Mature - 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, ...more

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Eulogy Zooey Deschanel, Famke Janssen, Kelly Preston - Eulogy is a 2004 comedy film directed by Michael Clancy.

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The Crossing Guard Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright, Anjelica Huston - 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.

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

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The Dead Girl James Franco, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne - The Dead Girl is a 2006 American film written and directed by Karen Moncrieff, starring Brittany Murphy, Toni Collette, Rose Byrne and Marcia Gay Harden. The film was nominated for several 2007 ...more

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The Golden Blade Rock Hudson, Anita Ekberg, Piper Laurie - 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 ...more

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Dream a Little Dream Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Victoria Jackson - Dream a Little Dream is a 1989 teen film directed by Marc Rocco and stars Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Meredith Salenger, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie and Harry Dean Stanton. It was filmed in ...more

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The Last Sunset Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie - The Last Sunset is a 1961 western movie starring Rock Hudson, Kirk Douglas, and Dorothy Malone, and was directed by Robert Aldrich. The film was released by Universal Studios, shot in Eastman ...more

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Hounddog Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright, David Morse - Hounddog is a 2007 coming-of-age drama film written, directed, and produced by Deborah Kampmeier and starring Dakota Fanning, Isabelle Fuhrman, Robin Wright Penn, and Piper Laurie, among others. ...more

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Other People's Money Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller - Other People's Money is a 1991 drama/romantic comedy film starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck and Penelope Ann Miller. It was based on the play of the same name by Jerry Sterner. The film ...more

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Has Anybody Seen My Gal? James Dean, Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie - 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

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Wrestling Ernest Hemingway Sandra Bullock, Robert Duvall, Shirley MacLaine - Wrestling Ernest Hemingway is a 1993 drama-romance film directed by Randa Haines and written by Steve Conrad, starring Richard Harris, Robert Duvall, Sandra Bullock, Shirley MacLaine, and Piper ...more

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Storyville James Spader, Piper Laurie, Jason Robards Jr. - Storyville is a 1992 film directed by Mark Frost and starring James Spader.

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Inherit the Wind Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Piper Laurie - 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 ...more

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Francis Goes to the Races Piper Laurie, Donald O'Connor, Cecil Kellaway - 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, ...more

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Possessed Christopher Plummer, Timothy Dalton, Piper Laurie - Possessed is a 2000 Showtime original movie starring Timothy Dalton, based on events appearing in the book Possessed by Thomas B. Allen, which is inspired by the exorcism case of Robbie ...more

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Rainbow Piper Laurie, Rue McClanahan, Don Murray - Rainbow is a television movie about the early life of actress Judy Garland that first aired in 1978 on American television.

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Terror in the Aisles Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis - Terror in the Aisles is a 1984 documentary film about horror films featuring clips from Friday the 13th I and/or II, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween I and II, Jaws 1 and 2, Alien, John ...more

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Hesher Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson - "Hesher is the story of a family struggling to deal with loss and the anarchist who helps them do it—in a very unexpected way. TJ is 13 years old. Two months ago, his mom was killed in an ...more

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Go Toward the Light Linda Hamilton, Brian Bonsall, Ned Beatty - 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.

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Another Harvest Moon Cybill Shepherd, Ernest Borgnine, Piper Laurie - Four senior citizens struggle to reconcile a lifetime of memories and a fierce sense of self-sufficiency in the twilight of their lives.

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Ruby Piper Laurie, Stuart Whitman, Len Lesser - Ruby is a 1977 horror drama film directed by Curtis Harrington, which was one of his last horror films. The film centres on a woman named Ruby Claire who is the mother of a deaf-mute girl. She ...more

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Ain't Misbehavin' Piper Laurie, Mamie Van Doren, Rory Calhoun - Ain't Misbehavin '​ is a 1955 musical film released by Universal-International and starring Rory Calhoun, Piper Laurie, Jack Carson and Mamie Van Doren.

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A Christmas Memory Piper Laurie, Patty Duke, Jeffrey DeMunn - A Christmas Memory is a 1997 family drama TV film written by Duane Poole and directed by Glenn A. Jordan.

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The Last Brickmaker In America Sidney Poitier, Piper Laurie, Wendy Crewson - The Last Brickmaker In America is a 2001 film directed by Gregg Champion.

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The Bunker Anthony Hopkins, Piper Laurie, Susan Blakely - The Bunker is a 1981 CBS television film, Time/Life production based on the book The Bunker. The film, directed by George Schaefer and adapted for the screen by John Gay, is a dramatisation ...more

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Palmer's Pick-Up Grace Jones, Rosanna Arquette, Piper Laurie - Palmer's Pick-Up is a 1999 action/adventure comedy film directed by Christopher Coppola.

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Saving Grace B. Jones Tatum O'Neal, Penelope Ann Miller, Connie Stevens - Saving Grace B. Jones is an independent feature written, produced, and directed by Connie Stevens. The film made its world premiere in the Philadelphia Film Festival/Cinefest on March 28, 2009 ...more

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Promise James Woods, James Garner, Piper Laurie - Feckless bachelor Bob, who promised his mother that at her death he would care for his schizophrenic younger brother D.J., becomes apprehensive when the time comes. Facing up to his ...more

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

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Intensity Piper Laurie, John C. McGinley, Molly Parker - 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 ...more

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Sad Inheritance Susan Dey, Piper Laurie, Adrienne-Joi Johnson - Lies and Lullabies is an award-winning Rod Hardy-directed 1993 ABC television movie about a pregnant cocaine addict, played by Susan Dey. The film was released on DVD as Sad Inheritance in 2005 ...more

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The Mao Game Kirstie Alley, Piper Laurie -

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Alone James Earl Jones, Ed Begley, Jr. -

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Son of Ali Baba Tony Curtis, Piper Laurie - Son of Ali Baba is a 1952 film directed by Kurt Neumann.

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Distortions Piper Laurie, Olivia Hussey, Edward Albert - Distortions is a 1987 thriller film written by John F. Goff and directed by Armand Mastroianni.

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Dario Argento: An Eye for Horror John Carpenter, Piper Laurie, Dario Argento -

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Rich in Love Ethan Hawke, Alfre Woodard, Albert Finney - Rich in Love is a 1993 drama film based on the 1987 novel with the same name by Josephine Humphreys. The film stars Albert Finney, Kathryn Erbe, Kyle MacLachlan, Jill Clayburgh, Suzy Amis, and ...more

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Tiger Warsaw Patrick Swayze, Mary McDonnell, Piper Laurie - 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.