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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 Gump1
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    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the...  more

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  • Where the Heart Is2
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    Where the Heart Is

    Natalie Portman, Sally Field

    Released2000

    Directed byMatt Williams

    Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film...  more

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    #619 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#137 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

  • Steel Magnolias3
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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton

    Released1989

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the...  more

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  • Home for the Holidays4
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    Home for the Holidays

    Sally Field, Eleanor Parker

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Llewellyn Moxey

    Home for the Holidays is a 1972 American television slasher film from ABC, directed by John...  more

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  • Mrs. Doubtfire5
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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

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  • Murphy's Romance6
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    Murphy's Romance

    Sally Field, Corey Haim

    Released1985

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Murphy's Romance is a 1985 romantic comedy film adapted by Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving...  more

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  • The Amazing Spider-Man7
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    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone

    Released2012

    Directed byMarc Webb

    The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the...  more

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    #84 of 97 The Worst Superhero Movies Ever Made#93 of 177 The Greatest Comic Book Movies Of All Time

  • Absence of Malice8
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    Absence of Malice

    Paul Newman, Sally Field

    Released1981

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    Absence of Malice is a 1981 American drama film starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, and Bob...  more

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  • Not Without My Daughter9
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    Not Without My Daughter

    Sally Field, Alfred Molina

    Released1991

    Directed byBrian Gilbert

    Not Without My Daughter is a 1991 drama film depicting the escape of American citizen Betty...  more

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  • Smokey and the Bandit10
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    Smokey and the Bandit

    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

    Released1977

    Directed byHal Needham

    Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt...  more

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  • Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey11
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    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1993

    Directed byDuwayne Dunham

    Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The...  more

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  • Smokey and the Bandit II12
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    Smokey and the Bandit II

    Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field

    Released1980

    Directed byHal Needham

    Smokey and the Bandit II is a 1980 comedy film released on August 15, 1980 in the United...  more

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  • Eye for an Eye13
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    Eye for an Eye

    Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

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  • Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring14
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    Maybe I'll Come Home in the Spring

    Sally Field, David Carradine

    Released1971

    Directed byJoseph Sargent

    Maybe I'll Come Home in The Spring was a 1971 Television Movie for ABC. It starred Sally Field...  more
  • Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco15
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    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco

    Sally Field, Michael J. Fox

    Released1996

    Directed byDavid R. Ellis

    Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco is the 1996 sequel to the 1993 film Homeward Bound:...  more

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  • The End16
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    The End

    Sally Field, Burt Reynolds

    Released1978

    Directed byBurt Reynolds

    The End is a 1978 black comedy-buddy film, directed by and starring Burt Reynolds. The cast...  more
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning17
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    The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

    Sally Field, Danny Cooksey

    Released2008

    Directed byPeggy Holmes

    The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning is a 2008 Disney animated fantasy feature film, and the...  more

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  • Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde18
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    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field

    Released2003

    Directed byCharles Herman-Wurmfeld

    Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Charles...  more

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  • Mrs. Doubtfire 219
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  • Norma Rae20
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    Norma Rae

    Sally Field, Beau Bridges

    Released1979

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Norma Rae is a 1979 American drama film about a factory worker from a small town in North...  more

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  • Surrender21
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    Surrender

    Sally Field, Michael Caine

    Released1987

    Directed byJerry Belson

    Surrender is a 1987 comedy feature film that was written and directed by Jerry Belson. It...  more
  • Heroes22
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    Heroes

    Harrison Ford, Sally Field

    Released1977

    Directed byJeremy Kagan

    Heroes is a 1977 film drama directed by Jeremy Kagan and starring Henry Winkler, Sally Field...  more

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  • Back Roads23
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    Back Roads

    Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1981

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Back Roads is a 1981 American romantic comedy film starring Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones....  more
  • Lincoln24
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    Lincoln

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis

    Released2012

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Punchline25
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    Punchline

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Seltzer

    Punchline is a 1988 American comedy film written and directed by David Seltzer and stars Tom...  more