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The Best Sarah Polley Movies

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

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

Examples of films on this list: Love Come Down, My Life Without Me and more.

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  • The Weight of Water1
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    The Weight of Water

    Elizabeth Hurley, Sean Penn

    Released2000

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

    The Weight of Water is a 2000 French-American mystery thriller film based on Anita Shreve's... more on Wikipedia
  • My Life Without Me2
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    My Life Without Me

    Debbie Harry, Mark Ruffalo

    Released2003

    Directed byIsabel Coixet

    My Life Without Me is a 2003 Canadian drama film directed by Isabel Coixet and starring Sarah... more on Wikipedia
  • Dawn of the Dead3
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    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell

    Released2004

    Directed byZack Snyder

    This film is a 2004 American horror film directed by Zack Snyder in his feature film... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Secret Life of Words4
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    The Secret Life of Words

    Tim Robbins, Julie Christie

    Released2005

    Directed byIsabel Coixet

    The Secret Life of Words is a 2005 Spanish film, directed by Isabel Coixet and starring Sarah... more on Wikipedia
  • Splice5
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    Splice

    Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley

    Released2009

    Directed byVincenzo Natali

    Splice is a 2009 Canadian-French science fiction horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali and... more on Wikipedia
  • Mr. Nobody6
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    Mr. Nobody

    Diane Kruger, Jared Leto

    Released2009

    Directed byJaco Van Dormael

    Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama film. It was written and directed by Jaco Van... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen7
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    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen

    Uma Thurman, Robin Williams

    Released1988

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 British adventure fantasy comedy film co-written... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Sweet Hereafter8
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    The Sweet Hereafter

    Ian Holm, Sarah Polley

    Released1997

    Directed byAtom Egoyan

    The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian drama film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, adapted... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Hanging Garden9
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    The Hanging Garden

    Sarah Polley, Peter MacNeill

    Released1997

    Directed byThom Fitzgerald

    The Hanging Garden is a 1997 British/Canadian movie written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald... more on Wikipedia
  • Guinevere10
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    Guinevere

    Sandra Oh, Gina Gershon

    Released1999

    Directed byAudrey Wells, Paul Dooley

    Guinevere is a 1999 American drama film about the artistic and romantic relationship between a... more on Wikipedia
  • Last Night11
    12
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    Last Night

    Sandra Oh, David Cronenberg

    Released1998

    Directed byDon McKellar

    Last Night is a 1998 Canadian drama film by Don McKellar. It was filmed in Toronto.

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  • The Claim12
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    The Claim

    Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski

    Released2000

    Directed byMichael Winterbottom

    The Claim is a 2000 British Western/romance film directed by Michael Winterbottom. The... more on Wikipedia
  • Existenz13
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    Existenz

    Jude Law, Willem Dafoe

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Existenz is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film written, produced, and directed... more on Wikipedia
  • Beowulf & Grendel14
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    Beowulf & Grendel

    Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgård

    Released2005

    Directed bySturla Gunnarsson

    Beowulf & Grendel is a 2005 film loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. Filmed in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Go15
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    Go

    Katie Holmes, Melissa McCarthy

    Released1999

    Directed byDoug Liman

    Go is a 1999 comedy film written by John August and directed by Doug Liman, with three... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sugar16
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    Sugar

    Sarah Polley, Marnie McPhail

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Palmer

    Sugar is a Canadian romantic drama film, released in 2004. The film was directed by John... more on Wikipedia
  • Don't Come Knocking17
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    Don't Come Knocking

    Jessica Lange, Tim Roth

    Released2005

    Directed byWim Wenders

    Don't Come Knocking is a 2005 film, a comedy-drama road movie directed by German director Wim... more on Wikipedia
  • Siblings18
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    Siblings

    Sarah Gadon, Sarah Polley

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid Weaver

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  • White Lies19
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    White Lies

    Sarah Polley, Lynn Redgrave

    Released1998

    Directed byKari Skogland

    White Lies is a 1998 drama film written by Dennis Foon and directed by Kari Skogland.Amazon_watch buy button
  • Trigger20
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    Trigger

    Sarah Polley, Callum Keith Rennie

    Released2010

    Directed byBruce McDonald

    Trigger is a Canadian comedy-drama film, released in 2010. Directed by Bruce McDonald, the... more on Wikipedia
  • The Planet of Junior Brown21
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    The Planet of Junior Brown

    Margot Kidder, Sarah Polley

    Released1997

    Directed byClement Virgo

    Junior's Groove is a 1997 drama film written by Cameron Bailey and Clément Virgo and directed... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • The Law of Enclosures22
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    The Law of Enclosures

    Sarah Polley, Brendan Fletcher

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn Greyson

    The Law of Enclosures is a Canadian drama film, released in 1999. The film was written and... more on Wikipedia
  • The Life Before This23
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    The Life Before This

    Catherine O'Hara, Alison Pill

    Directed byJerry Ciccoritti

    The Life Before This is a 1999 Canadian film directed by Jerry Ciccoritti. It begins with a... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Babar: The Movie24
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    Babar: The Movie

    Sarah Polley, Chris Wiggins

    Released1989

    Directed byAlan Bunce

    Babar: The Movie is a 1989 Canadian-French traditional animated film made by Canada's Nelvana... more on Wikipedia

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  • No Such Thing25
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    No Such Thing

    Helen Mirren, Julie Christie

    Released2001

    Directed byHal Hartley

    No Such Thing is a 2001 United States-Icelandic film directed by Hal Hartley. It tells the... more on Wikipedia