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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sally Field movies?" and "What are the greatest Sally Field roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Sally Field include names like Steven Spielberg, Joel Schumacher and Chris Columbus. If Sally Field movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Shirley MacLaine and Susan Sarandon too.

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field
Forrest Gump is a 1994 American epic romantic-comedy-drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and stars Tom Hanks, Robin ...more

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#2 of 347 The Best Movies Based On Booksfeaturing The ‘Forrest Gump’ Book Is Weirder And More Offensive Than The Movielisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Sally Field, Beau Bridges, Pat Hingle
Norma Rae is a 1979 American drama film about a factory worker from a small town in North Carolina who becomes involved in the labor union activities at the textile factory where she works. The ...more

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#399 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time #389 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban
Absence of Malice is a 1981 American drama film starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, and Bob Balaban, directed by Sydney Pollack. The title refers to the legal definition of libel defamation, and ...more

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#1,505 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #450 of 575 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #25 of 46 The Greatest Legal Dramas Ever Made

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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field
Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to ...more

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#21 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetimefeaturing Mrs. Doubtfire Is Actually A Dark Film About An Extremely Deranged Manlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Sally Field, John Malkovich, Ed Harris
Places in the Heart is a 1984 American drama film written and directed by Robert Benton about a U.S. Depression-era Texas widow who tries to save the family farm with the help of a blind white ...more

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#391 of 575 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #206 of 241 The Most Inspirational Movies Everlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Murphy's Romance is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
Sally Field, Corey Haim, James Garner
Murphy's Romance is a 1985 romantic comedy film adapted by Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch from a 1980 novel by Max Schott and directed by Martin Ritt. The film stars Sally Field, James ...more

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#425 of 575 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #213 of 440 The Funniest '80s Movies #23 of 27 The Best Country Movies

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Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine
Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the 1987 play by Robert Harling. A young beautician (Daryl Hannah), newly arrived in a small Louisiana ...more

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#126 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #71 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #275 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Sally Field, Joanne Woodward, Brad Davis
Sybil is a 1976 American drama film that originally aired as a made-for-television miniseries. It is based on the book of the same name.
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Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Roshan Seth
Not Without My Daughter is a 1991 drama film depicting the escape of American citizen Betty Mahmoody and her daughter from her husband in Iran. The film was shot in the United States, Turkey and ...more

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#30 of 80 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books #48 of 101 The Best Docudrama Movies #42 of 69 The Best Movies About Parenting

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field
Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The ...more

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#158 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #12 of 33 The Best Steven Spielberg Movies #12 of 80 The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books

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Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason
Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Patrick McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It ...more

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#106 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #19 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #153 of 505 The Best Duos of All Time

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Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris
Eye for an Eye is a 1996 American crime thriller film directed by John Schlesinger, written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The film stars Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly ...more

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#28 of 81 Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge #23 of 38 The Best Mystery Thriller Movies on Amazon Prime #46 of 94 The Worst January Movie Releases

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Natalie Portman, Sally Field, Ashley Judd
Where the Heart Is is a 2000 drama/romance film directed by Matt Williams, in his film directing debut. The movie stars Natalie Portman, Stockard Channing, Ashley Judd, and Joan Cusack with ...more

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#819 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #208 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #171 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher, Whoopi Goldberg
Soapdish is a 1991 comedy film which tells a backstage story of the cast and crew of a popular fictional television soap opera. It stars Sally Field as an aging soap star, joined by Kevin Kline, ...more

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#230 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #731 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #359 of 376 The Greatest Movie Themes

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Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Frank Welker
Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey is a 1993 American remake of the 1963 film The Incredible Journey, which was based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sheila Burnford. Directed ...more

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#141 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #180 of 262 The Best Movies for 10 Year Old Kids #32 of 58 The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals

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Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, Walter Brennan
Home for the Holidays is a 1972 American television slasher film from ABC, directed by John Llewellyn Moxey and produced by Aaron Spelling, and starring Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, Julie ...more

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#35 of 40 The Best Slashers of the 1970s #81 of 123 The Best Horror Movies of 1972

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Smokey and the Bandit II... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sally Field Movies
Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds
Smokey and the Bandit II is a 1980 comedy film released on August 15, 1980 in the United States. It is the sequel to the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit. The film stars Burt Reynolds, Sally ...more

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#228 of 575 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #939 of 1,203 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #138 of 181 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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Sally Field, Michael J. Fox, Carla Gugino
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco is the 1996 sequel to the 1993 film Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Directed by David R. Ellis, the film features the three animals from the ...more

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#282 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #42 of 58 The Best Disney Movies Starring Animals #9 of 80 The Best Live Action Animal Movies for Kids

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Sally Field, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum
The Way West is a 1967 American epic western film based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.. The film stars Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, and Richard Widmark, and features ...more

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#198 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #39 of 79 The Best Kirk Douglas Movies

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Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Carl Reiner
The End is a 1978 black comedy-buddy film, directed by and starring Burt Reynolds. The cast also features Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Strother Martin, David Steinberg, Joanne Woodward, Norman ...more
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Sally Field, Danny Cooksey, Frank Welker
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning is a 2008 Disney animated fantasy feature film, and the direct-to-video prequel to the 1989 film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Peggy Holmes, the film's ...more

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#598 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #78 of 101 The Worst Part II Movie Sequels #92 of 109 The Best Disney Animated Movies of All Time

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Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans
The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character. After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered ...more

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#71 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweens #278 of 409 The Best Rainy Day Movies #1,143 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, James Caan
Kiss Me Goodbye is a 1982 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Sally Field, James Caan and Jeff Bridges. It is a remake of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, a ...more

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#539 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #312 of 440 The Funniest '80s Movies #1,145 of 1,203 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds
Hooper is a 1978 action-comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, based loosely on the experiences of director Hal Needham, a one-time stuntman in his own right. It serves as a tribute to stuntmen and ...more
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Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg
Surrender is a 1987 comedy feature film that was written and directed by Jerry Belson. It stars Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg and Iman.