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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.

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Martha Marcy May Marlene Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy Martha Marcy May Marlene is a 2011 American drama thriller film written and directed by Sean Durkin, and starring Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes, Sarah Paulson, and Hugh Dancy. The plot focuses on ...more

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12 Years a Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch 12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen, based on the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free ...more

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Game Change Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris Game Change is a 2012 American HBO political drama film based on events of the 2008 United States presidential election campaign, directed by Jay Roach and written by Danny Strong, based on the ...more

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Swimmers Sarah Paulson, Cherry Jones, Shawn Hatosy Swimmers is a 2005 American independent drama about a waterman's family on Chesapeake Bay's eastern shore. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2005, and won the Grand Jury ...more

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The Other Sister Diane Keaton, Poppy Montgomery, Juliette Lewis The Other Sister is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall and stars Juliette Lewis, Giovanni Ribisi, Diane Keaton, and Tom Skerritt. It was filmed in Long Beach, ...more

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The Notorious Bettie Page Norman Reedus, Sarah Paulson, Gretchen Mol The Notorious Bettie Page is a 2005 biographical film directed by Mary Harron. The screenplay by Harron and Guinevere Turner focuses on 1950s pinup and bondage model Bettie Page.

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Down with Love Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Jeri Ryan Down with Love is a 2003 romantic comedy film. It was directed by Peyton Reed and stars Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Sarah Paulson and David Hyde Pierce. The story follows a woman who ...more

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Mud is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sarah Paulson Movies
Mud Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Paulson Mud is a 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, and Reese Witherspoon. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film

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

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Bug Sarah Paulson, Brian Cox, Ed Begley Bug is a 2002 American comedy film, directed by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. It was released on February 28, 2002.

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The Time Being Sarah Paulson, Frank Langella, Wes Bentley The Time Being is a 2012 mystery film written by Richard N. Gladstein and Nenad Cicin-Sain and directed by Nenad Cicin-Sain.

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What Women Want Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt What Women Want is a 2000 American romantic comedy film, written by Josh Goldsmith, Cathy Yuspa and Diane Drake, directed by Nancy Meyers, and starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The film was a ...more

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The Spirit Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson The Spirit is a 2008 American neo-noir superhero film, written and directed by Frank Miller and starring Gabriel Macht, Eva Mendes, Sarah Paulson, Dan Lauria, Paz Vega, Jaime King, Scarlett ...more

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Path to War Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, Gary Sinise Path to War is a 2002 American biographical television film, produced by HBO and directed by John Frankenheimer that deals directly with the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of United States ...more

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

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Fairhaven is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sarah Paulson Movies
Fairhaven Sarah Paulson, Chris Messina, Alexie Gilmore Fairhaven is a 2012 drama/comedy film directed by Tom O'Brien.

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After-School Special Sarah Paulson, Wes Bentley, Sam Cohen After-School Special is a 2010 short comedy film written by Neil LaBute and directed by Jacob Chase. "It seems like just another trip to the mall to grab some pizza for mom and junior, ...more

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Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Michael Jai White Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal is a 1996 western film written by William Blinn and directed by Michael Ray Rhodes.

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

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Diggers Paul Rudd, Sarah Paulson, Maura Tierney Diggers is a coming-of-age film directed by Katherine Dieckmann. It portrays four working-class friends who grow up in The Hamptons, on the South Shore of Long Island, New York, as clam diggers ...more

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

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Levitation Sarah Paulson, Ernie Hudson, Jeremy London Levitation is a Scott D. Goldstein film. The motion picture starred the Golden Globe-nominated American actress Sarah Paulson, Ernie Hudson, and Benjamin Heflin.