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The Best Sally Field Movies

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

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

The list you're viewing contains films like Mrs. Doubtfire and Punchline.

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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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    Steel Magnolias is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton

    Released1989

    Directed byHerbert Ross

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    Places in the Heart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Places in the Heart

    Sally Field, John Malkovich

    Released1984

    Directed byRobert Benton

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    Sybil is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Sybil

    Sally Field, Joanne Woodward

    Released1976

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

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    Home for the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Home for the Holidays

    Sally Field, Eleanor Parker

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Llewellyn Moxey

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    Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

    Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field

    Released2003

    Directed byCharles Herman-Wurmfeld

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    Murphy's Romance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Murphy's Romance

    Sally Field, Corey Haim

    Released1985

    Directed byMartin Ritt

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    Not Without My Daughter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Not Without My Daughter

    Sally Field, Alfred Molina

    Released1991

    Directed byBrian Gilbert

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    Absence of Malice is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Absence of Malice

    Paul Newman, Sally Field

    Released1981

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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    Smokey and the Bandit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Smokey and the Bandit

    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

    Released1977

    Directed byHal Needham

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    Mrs. Doubtfire 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Be is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

    Sally Field, Danny Cooksey

    Released2008

    Directed byPeggy Holmes

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    Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Lincoln

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis

    Released2012

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Eye for an Eye is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Eye for an Eye

    Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

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    Punchline is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Punchline

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Seltzer

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    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid R. Ellis

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    Where the Heart Is is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Where the Heart Is

    Natalie Portman, Sally Field

    Released2000

    Directed byMatt Williams

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    Norma Rae is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Norma Rae

    Sally Field, Beau Bridges

    Released1979

    Directed byMartin Ritt

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    Two Weeks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Two Weeks

    Sally Field, Clea DuVall

    Released2007

    Directed bySteve Stockman

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    Soapdish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Soapdish

    Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher

    Released1991

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

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    Kiss Me Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Kiss Me Goodbye

    Jeff Bridges, Sally Field

    Released1982

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

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    The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone

    Released2012

    Directed byMarc Webb

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    Surrender is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Surrender

    Sally Field, Michael Caine

    Released1987

    Directed byJerry Belson

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    Heroes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
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    Heroes

    Harrison Ford, Sally Field

    Released1977

    Directed byJeremy Kagan

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