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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Elizabeth Hurley, Sean Penn, Josh Lucas

Released: 2000

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

The Weight of Water is a 2000 French-American mystery thriller film based on Anita Shreve's 1997 novel of the same name. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the film stars Elizabeth Hurley, Catherine ...more
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Debbie Harry, Mark Ruffalo, Alfred Molina

Released: 2003

Directed by: Isabel Coixet

My Life Without Me is a 2003 Canadian drama film directed by Isabel Coixet and starring Sarah Polley, Mark Ruffalo, Scott Speedman, and Leonor Watling. Based on the book Pretending the Bed Is a ...more
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Katie Holmes, Melissa McCarthy, Timothy Olyphant

Released: 1999

Directed by: Doug Liman

Go is a 1999 comedy film written by John August and directed by Doug Liman, with three intertwining plots that happen to involve one deal. The film stars William Fichtner, Katie Holmes, Jay ...more

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Tim Robbins, Julie Christie, Sarah Polley

Released: 2005

Directed by: Isabel Coixet

The Secret Life of Words is a 2005 Spanish film, directed by Isabel Coixet and starring Sarah Polley and Tim Robbins. The film was released on December 15, 2006 and grossed a worldwide total of ...more
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Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

Released: 2004

Directed by: Zack Snyder

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Diane Kruger, Jared Leto, Juno Temple

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jaco Van Dormael

Mr. Nobody is a 2009 science fiction drama film. It was written and directed by Jaco Van Dormael, produced by Philippe Godeau, and starred Jared Leto, Sarah Polley, Diane Kruger, Linh Dan Pham, ...more
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Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Bruce Greenwood

Released: 1997

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

The Sweet Hereafter is a 1997 Canadian drama film written and directed by Atom Egoyan, adapted from the novel of the same name by Russell Banks. The film was highly acclaimed upon its release ...more

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Uma Thurman, Robin Williams, Sting

Released: 1988

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a 1988 British adventure fantasy comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring John Neville, Sarah Polley, Eric Idle, Jonathan Pryce, ...more

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Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac

Released: 2009

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

Splice is a 2009 Canadian-French science fiction horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali and starring Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, and Delphine Chanéac. The story concerns experiments in ...more

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Sarah Polley, Peter MacNeill, Kerry Fox

Released: 1997

Directed by: Thom Fitzgerald

The Hanging Garden is a 1997 British/Canadian movie written and directed by Thom Fitzgerald that is about the duality of life and death and the way seemingly very different choices in life can ...more

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Sandra Oh, Gina Gershon, Emily Procter

Released: 1999

Directed by: Audrey Wells, Paul Dooley

Guinevere is a 1999 American drama film about the artistic and romantic relationship between a young student and her older mentor. The film was written and directed by Audrey Wells and stars ...more
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Sandra Oh, David Cronenberg, Sarah Polley

Released: 1998

Directed by: Don McKellar

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Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski, Sarah Polley

Released: 2000

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

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Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgård, Sarah Polley

Released: 2005

Directed by: Sturla Gunnarsson

Beowulf & Grendel is a 2005 film loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. Filmed in Iceland and directed by Sturla Gunnarsson, it stars Gerard Butler as Beowulf, Stellan ...more

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Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, Eva Marie Saint

Released: 2005

Directed by: Wim Wenders

Don't Come Knocking is a 2005 film, a comedy-drama road movie directed by German director Wim Wenders and written by Wenders and actor/playwright Sam Shepard. The two had previously collaborated ...more
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Sarah Polley, Brendan Fletcher, Kristen Thomson

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Greyson

The Law of Enclosures is a Canadian drama film, released in 1999. The film was written and directed by John Greyson, and based on the novel The Law of Enclosures by Dale Peck. The novel traced ...more
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Helen Mirren, Julie Christie, Sarah Polley

Released: 2001

Directed by: Hal Hartley

No Such Thing is a 2001 United States-Icelandic film directed by Hal Hartley. It tells the story of Beatrice, a tabloid journalist whose fiancé is killed by a monster in Iceland. The ...more
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One Magic Christmas Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Harnois, Sarah Polley

Released: 1985

Directed by: Phillip Borsos

One Magic Christmas is a 1985 American Christmas fantasy film directed by Phillip Borsos. It was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and stars Mary Steenburgen and Harry Dean Stanton. It was shot ...more
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Jude Law, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Cronenberg

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Parker Posey, Sarah Polley, Jane Leeves

Released: 2003

Directed by: Thom Fitzgerald

The Event is a 2003 drama film directed by Thom Fitzgerald. It tells the story of Matt Shapiro who has died in Manhattan, resulting in an aborted 9-1-1 call. Attorney Nick DeVivo interviews ...more

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Piper Perabo, Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley

Released: 2004

Directed by: Roland Suso Richter

The I Inside is a 2003 psychological thriller directed by Roland Suso Richter. It was written by Michael Cooney based on his own play Point of Death. This film has no connection with the ...more
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Sarah Polley, Isaiah Washington, Deborah Cox

Released: 2000

Directed by: Clement Virgo

Love Come Down is a Canadian drama film, released in 2000. Written and directed by Clement Virgo, the film stars Larenz Tate as Neville Carter, an aspiring comedian trying to rebuild his life ...more
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Margot Kidder, Sarah Polley, Lynn Whitfield

Released: 1997

Directed by: Clement Virgo

Junior's Groove is a 1997 drama film written by Cameron Bailey and Clément Virgo and directed by Clément Virgo.
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Sarah Polley, Lynn Redgrave, Tanya Allen

Released: 1998

Directed by: Kari Skogland

White Lies is a 1998 drama film written by Dennis Foon and directed by Kari Skogland.
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Sarah Polley, Marnie McPhail, Jeffrey Parazzo

Released: 2004

Directed by: John Palmer

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