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The Best Rachel Ward Movies

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

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

This list contains films like Blackbeard and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

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  • 1

    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin


    Directed byCarl Reiner

    This film is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward, the film is both a parody of, and an homage to, film noir and the pulp detective movies of the...  more

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  • 2

    How to Get Ahead in Advertising

    Rachel Ward, Richard E. Grant


    Directed byBruce Robinson

    How to Get Ahead in Advertising is a 1989 British film written and directed by Bruce Robinson and starring Richard E. Grant and Rachel Ward. The title is a pun and can be literally taken as "How to...  more

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  • 3

    Sharky's Machine

    Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning


    Directed byBurt Reynolds

    Sharky's Machine is a 1981 motion picture directed by Burt Reynolds, who stars in the title role. The movie is an adaptation of William Diehl's first novel Sharky's Machine, with a screenplay by...  more
  • 4


    Jessica Chastain, Richard Chamberlain


    Directed byKevin Connor

    Blackbeard is a 2006 adventure-drama miniseries based on the pirate Blackbeard, directed by Kevin Connor from a screenplay written by Bryce Zabel. It premiered on Hallmark Channel on June 17, 2006....  more
  • 5

    Bobbie's Girl

    Bernadette Peters, Rachel Ward


    Directed byJeremy Kagan

    Bobbie's Girl is a 2002 comedy-drama television movie about two women leading a comfortable, quiet life running a pub in Dublin who are suddenly confronted with a series of health and family crises....  more
  • 6

    The Final Terror

    Daryl Hannah, Rachel Ward


    Directed byAndrew Davis

    The Final Terror is a 1983 American horror film directed by Andrew Davis, and starring Rachel Ward, Daryl Hannah, Adrian Zmed, and Joe Pantoliano. Originally written under the working titles The...  more

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  • 7

    Christopher Columbus: The Discovery

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Marlon Brando


    Directed byJohn Glen

    Christopher Columbus: The Discovery is a 1992 historical film directed by John Glen. It was the last project developed by the father and son production team of Alexander and Ilya Salkind, and follows...  more
  • 8

    The Umbrella Woman

    Sam Neill, Rachel Ward


    Directed byKen Cameron

    The Umbrella Woman is a 1987 film starring Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward. It also features Steven Vidler and Sam Neill....  more
  • 9

    And Never Let Her Go

    Mark Harmon, Kathryn Morris


    Directed byPeter Levin

    And Never Let Her Go is a 2001 film directed by Peter Levin....  more
  • 10

    Night School

    Rachel Ward, Leonard Mann


    Directed byKen Hughes

    Night School is a slasher film released in 1981 directed by Ken Hughes and starring English actress Rachel Ward in her feature film debut. The plot revolves around a series of gruesome decapitation...  more

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  • 11


    Rachel Ward, Asher Keddie


    Directed byArch Nicholson

    Fortress is a 1986 criminal and survivalism drama thriller directed by Arch Nicholson and written by Everett De Roche. The film features an early performance by Asher Keddie....  more
  • 12

    Love on the Land

    Justin Chambers, Nick Stahl


    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    Love on the Land is a 1999 drama film directed by Daniel Petrie....  more
  • 13

    On the Beach

    Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown


    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

    On the Beach is a 2000 apocalyptic made-for-television film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Armand Assante, Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward. It was originally aired on Showtime. The remake of...  more
  • 14

    Love, Murder and Deceit

    Rachel Ward, Terry O'Quinn


    Directed byMary Lambert

    Love, Murder and Deceit is a 1997 drama movie written by Ron Cutler and directed by Mary Lambert....  more