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The Best Sally Hawkins Movies

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

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

List features films like Byron and Jane Eyre.

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    Happy-Go-Lucky

    Andrea Riseborough, Sally Hawkins

    Released2008

    Directed byMike Leigh

    Happy-Go-Lucky is a 2008 British comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. The screenplay focuses on a cheerful and optimistic primary-school teacher and her relationships with those...  more
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    Persuasion

    Sally Hawkins, Anthony Head

    Released2007

    Directed byAdrian Shergold

    Persuasion is a 2007 British television film adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Persuasion. It was directed by Adrian Shergold and the screenplay was written by Simon Burke. Sally Hawkins stars as the...  more
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    24
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    Made in Dagenham

    Rosamund Pike, Bob Hoskins

    Released2010

    Directed byNigel Cole

    Made in Dagenham is a 2010 British film directed by Nigel Cole. The film stars Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Rosamund Pike, Andrea Riseborough, Jaime Winstone,...  more
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    Cassandra's Dream

    Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell

    Released2007

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Cassandra's Dream is a 2007 dramatic thriller film written and directed by Woody Allen. Filmed in the United Kingdom, it was released in 2007 in Europe and in January 2008 in the United States. It...  more
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    25
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    Vera Drake

    Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton

    Released2004

    Directed byMike Leigh

    Vera Drake is a 2004 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh, telling the story of a working-class woman in London in 1950 who performs illegal abortions. It won the Golden Lion at the...  more
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    20
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    An Education

    Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan

    Released2009

    Directed byLone Scherfig

    An Education is a 2009 coming-of-age drama film, based on a memoir of the same name by British journalist Lynn Barber. The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, and...  more

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    Layer Cake

    Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy

    Released2005

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Layer Cake is a 2005 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial debut. The screenplay was adapted by J. J. Connolly from his novel of the same name. The film was produced by...  more
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    All or Nothing

    Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins

    Released2002

    Directed byMike Leigh

    All or Nothing is a 2002 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. Typical of Leigh's work, the film is set in present-day London, and revolves around three working-class families and...  more
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    15
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    Submarine

    Ben Stiller, Paddy Constantine

    Released2010

    Directed byRichard Ayoade

    Submarine is a 2010 coming-of-age comedy-drama film adapted from the 2008 novel of the same name by Joe Dunthorne. The film was written and directed by Richard Ayoade, and starred Craig Roberts,...  more

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    Promoted to Glory

    Sally Hawkins

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Spence

    Promoted to Glory is a 2003 TV film directed by Richard Spence....
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    13
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    Love Birds

    Sally Hawkins, Bryan Brown

    Released2011

    Directed byPaul Murphy

    Love Birds is a New Zealand romantic comedy film starring New Zealand stand up comedian Rhys Darby and Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins. It was directed by Paul Murphy and written by Nick Ward. The...  more
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    15
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    The Painted Veil

    Naomi Watts, Edward Norton

    Released2006

    Directed byJohn Curran

    The Painted Veil is a 2006 American drama film directed by John Curran. The screenplay by Ron Nyswaner is based on the 1925 novel of the same title by W. Somerset Maugham. Edward Norton, Naomi Watts,...  more

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    11
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    Desert Flower

    Timothy Spall, Sally Hawkins

    Released2009

    Directed bySherry Hormann

    "From the desert to the catwalk: In order to avoid an arranged marriage, 13-year-old Waris Dirie fled her village in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and made her way to London with the help of...  more
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    11
    4

    Happy Ever Afters

    Sally Hawkins, Michael McElhatton

    Released2009

    Directed byStephen Burke

    Happy Ever Afters is an Irish film written and directed by Stephen Burke. The film was first shown at the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea on 10 October and released on 21 October...  more
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    9
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    Byron

    Vanessa Redgrave, Jonny Lee Miller

    Released2003

    Directed byJulian Farino

    Byron is a 2003 film directed by Julian Farino....  more
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    14
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    Never Let Me Go

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Released2010

    Directed byMark Romanek

    Never Let Me Go is a 2010 British dystopian science fiction drama film based on Kazuo Ishiguro's 2005 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Mark Romanek from a screenplay by Alex Garland....  more
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    10
    6

    WΔZ

    Tom Hardy, Selma Blair

    Released2008

    Directed byTom Shankland

    WΔZ is a 2007 crime horror thriller film starring Stellan Skarsgård, Melissa George, Selma Blair and Tom Hardy. The film was released in the United States with the title The Killing Gene....  more
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    8
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    H G Wells: War with the World

    Michael Sheen, Sally Hawkins

    Directed byJames Kent

    H G Wells: War With The World is a 2006 BBC Television docudrama telling the life story of the British author H.G. Wells, who is played in the film by Michael Sheen. The title of the film is clearly...  more
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    It's a Wonderful Afterlife

    Sally Hawkins, Shabana Azmi

    Released2010

    Directed byGurinder Chadha

    It's a Wonderful Afterlife is a 2010 British comedy film directed by Gurinder Chadha. The screenplay centres on an Indian mother whose obsession with marrying off her daughter leads her into the...  more
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    Jane Eyre

    Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench

    Released2011

    Directed byCary Fukunaga

    Jane Eyre is a 2011 British romantic drama film directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. The screenplay is written by Moira Buffini based on the 1847 novel of the...  more

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