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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mud is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sarah Paulson Movies
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson, Fred Armisen
Griffin & Phoenix is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Ed Stone.
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Jamie Foxx, Roselyn Sánchez, Nia Long
Held Up is a 1999 American comedy film starring Jamie Foxx and Nia Long.
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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.
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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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Fairhaven is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Glass is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sarah Paulson Movies
Glass Bruce Willis, James McAvoy, Sarah Paulson
Glass is a 2019 American superhero horror-thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Security guard David Dunn (Bruce Willis) uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb ...more
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The Goldfinch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sarah Paulson Movies
Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Aneurin Barnard
The Goldfinch is a 2019 American drama film directed by John Crowley, based on the novel by Donna Tartt. After surviving a terrorist bombing that killed his mother, Theodore Decker (Ansel ...more
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Abominable is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sarah Paulson Movies
Chloe Bennet, Albert Tsai, Tenzing Norgay Trainor
Abominable is a 2019 American-Chinese computer-animated adventure film directed by Jull Culton. When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in ...more