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The Best Sarah Paulson Movies

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

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

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    Swimmers

    Sarah Paulson, Cherry Jones
    Swimmers is a 2005 American independent drama about a waterman's family on Chesapeake Bay's...  more
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    The Notorious Bettie Page

    Norman Reedus, Sarah Paulson
    The Notorious Bettie Page is a 2005 biographical film directed by Mary Harron. The screenplay...  more

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    The Other Sister

    Diane Keaton, Poppy Montgomery
    The Other Sister is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall and stars...  more
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    Down with Love

    Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger
    Down with Love is a 2003 romantic comedy film. It was directed by Peyton Reed and stars Renée...  more

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    Mud

    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey
    Mud is a 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Matthew McConaughey,...  more
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    12 Years a Slave

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender
    12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen, based on the 1853...  more

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    The Long Way Home

    Jack Lemmon, Sarah Paulson
    The Long Way Home is a film directed by Glenn A. Jordan released on March 1, 1998....  more
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    The Spirit

    Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes
    The Spirit is a 2008 American neo-noir superhero film, written and directed by Frank Miller...  more

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    The Time Being

    Sarah Paulson, Frank Langella
    The Time Being is a 2012 mystery film written by Richard N. Gladstein and Nenad Cicin-Sain and...  more
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    Path to War

    Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland
    Path to War is a 2002 American biographical television film, produced by HBO and directed by...  more
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    Diggers

    Paul Rudd, Sarah Paulson
    Diggers is a coming-of-age film directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four...  more
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    Martha Marcy May Marlene

    Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson
    Martha Marcy May Marlene is a 2011 American drama thriller film written and directed by Sean...  more
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    Abominable

    Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai
    Abominable is a 2019 American-Chinese computer-animated adventure film directed by Jull...  more
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    Held Up

    Jamie Foxx, Roselyn Sánchez
    Held Up is a 1999 American comedy film starring Jamie Foxx and Nia Long....  more
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    Griffin and Phoenix

    Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson
    Griffin & Phoenix is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Ed Stone....  more

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    After-School Special

    Sarah Paulson, Wes Bentley
    After-School Special is a 2010 short comedy film written by Neil LaBute and directed by Jacob...
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    Fairhaven

    Sarah Paulson, Chris Messina
    Fairhaven is a 2012 drama/comedy film directed by Tom O'Brien....
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    Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal

    Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes
    Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal is a 1996 western film written by William Blinn and directed by...  more
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    Game Change

    Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson
    Game Change is a 2012 American HBO political drama film based on events of the 2008 United...  more
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    Levitation

    Sarah Paulson, Ernie Hudson
    Levitation is a Scott D. Goldstein film. The motion picture starred the Golden Globe-nominated...  more
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    Glass

    Bruce Willis, James McAvoy
    Glass is a 2019 American superhero horror-thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan....  more

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    What Women Want

    Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei
    What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy...  more

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    The Goldfinch

    Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman
    The Goldfinch is a 2019 American drama film directed by John Crowley, based on the novel by...  more
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    Bug

    Sarah Paulson, Brian Cox
    Bug is a 2002 American comedy film, directed by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. It was released on...  more
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    A Christmas Wedding

    Sarah Paulson, Dean Cain
    A Christmas Wedding is a 2006 Lifetime Television film directed by Michael Zinberg and...  more