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

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

This list below has everything from The Sender to As Good as It Gets.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Shirley Knight movies?" and "What are the greatest Shirley Knight roles of all time?"

Shirley Knight is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, Steve Carr and Sidney Lumet.

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As Good as It Gets Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz - As Good as It Gets is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks and produced by Laura Ziskin. It stars Jack Nicholson as a misanthropic, homophobic, racist, ...more

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Grandma's Boy Jonah Hill, David Spade, Rob Schneider - Grandma's Boy is a 2006 American comedy stoner film produced by Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison. The film stars Allen Covert, who also co-wrote and co-produced the film. The film ...more

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The Salton Sea Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo - The Salton Sea is a 2002 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso, and starring Val Kilmer and Vincent D'Onofrio. Filming was done in Mecca, California and the Salton Sea.

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Petulia Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain - Petulia is an American drama film directed by Richard Lester. The screenplay by Lawrence B. Marcus is based on the novel Me and the Arch Kook Petulia by John Haase. The film stars Julie ...more

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Beyond the Poseidon Adventure Sally Field, Michael Caine, Mark Harmon - Beyond the Poseidon Adventure is a 1979 American disaster film, a sequel to the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure. It was directed by Irwin Allen and starred Michael Caine and Sally Field. The ...more

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The Other Side of the Tracks Tania Raymonde, Shirley Knight, Natassia Malthe - The Other Side of the Tracks is a 2008 independent fantasy film that was written and directed by A. D. Calvo, and is his feature film directorial debut. The movie had its world premiere on March ...more

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Paul Blart: Mall Cop Kevin James, Jayma Mays, Bobby Cannavale - Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a 2009 American family-action comedy film directed by Steve Carr and co-written by Kevin James, who stars as the title character, Paul Blart. Filming began in February ...more

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Flight from Ashiya Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark, Suzy Parker - Flight from Ashiya is a 1964 film about the U.S. Air Force's Air Rescue Service, flying out of Ashiya Air Base, Japan. In this fictionalized film set in the early 1960s, a flight crew's mission ...more

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Endless Love Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, James Spader - Endless Love is a 1981 romantic drama film directed by Franco Zeffirelli starring Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Tom Cruise in his film debut, and James Spader in his second film role. The ...more

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Angel Eyes Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Terrence Howard - Angel Eyes is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and starring Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, and Jeremy Sisto. Written by Gerald Di Pego, the film is about a mysterious ...more

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The Group Candice Bergen, Larry Hagman, Richard Mulligan - The Group is a 1966 ensemble film directed by Sidney Lumet based on the novel of the same name by Mary McCarthy about a group of female graduates from a Vassar-like college during the early ...more

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Our Idiot Brother Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones - Our Idiot Brother is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Jesse Peretz and starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer. The script was written by Evgenia ...more

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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith - Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 2002 American comedy-drama film starring an ensemble cast headed by Sandra Bullock, directed and written by Callie Khouri. It is based on Rebecca ...more

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The Rain People Robert Duvall, James Caan, Shirley Knight - The Rain People is a 1969 film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Alongside Shirley Knight, leading players are James Caan and Robert Duvall, both of whom would later work with Coppola in The ...more

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Indictment: The McMartin Trial James Woods, Nicollette Sheridan, Mercedes Ruehl - Indictment: The McMartin Trial is a made for TV movie that originally aired on HBO on May 20, 1995. Indictment is based on the story of the McMartin preschool trial. A defense lawyer ...more

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Juggernaut Omar Sharif, Richard Harris, Ian Holm - Juggernaut is a 1974 British crime suspense film starring Richard Harris, Omar Sharif and Anthony Hopkins. The film, which was directed by Richard Lester, was largely shot on location on the TS ...more

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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Blake Lively, Monica Bellucci, Julianne Moore - The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Rebecca Miller. The screenplay is based on her novel of the same title. The film premiered on February 9, ...more

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The Sender Željko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Paul Freeman - The Sender is a 1982 horror film directed by Roger Christian and written by Thomas Baum.

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If These Walls Could Talk Demi Moore, Cher, Jada Pinkett Smith - If These Walls Could Talk is a 1996 made-for-cable film, broadcast on HBO. It follows the plights of three different women and their experiences with abortion. Each of the three stories takes ...more

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My Louisiana Sky Juliette Lewis, Michael Cera, Ksenia Solo - My Louisiana Sky is a 2001 drama film written by Anna Sandor and directed by Adam Arkin.

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The Wedding Halle Berry, Shirley Knight, Lynn Whitfield - The Wedding is a 1998 television film directed by Charles Burnett. Based on a novel by Dorothy West and written for television by West and Lisa Jones, it stars Halle Berry, Eric Thal, and Lynn ...more

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21 Hours at Munich William Holden, Franco Nero, Shirley Knight - 21 Hours at Munich is a 1976 American TV movie directed by William A. Graham. It is based on the book The Blood of Israel by Serge Groussard and it deals with real events concerning the Munich ...more

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Little Boy Blue Ryan Phillippe, Nastassja Kinski, Jenny Lewis - Little Boy Blue is a 1997 film directed by Antonio Tibaldi. The screenplay was by Michael Boston.

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75 Degrees in July Shirley Knight, Heidi Swedberg, Harris Yulin - The film is set against the sweltering beauty of the Texas countryside, at a ranch estate of a well-to-do family. The return of Letty (Karen Sillas), a successful artist living in New York, ...more

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Sweet Bird of Youth Paul Newman, Rip Torn, Shirley Knight - A 1962 film adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play featuring many actors from of the play's original 1959 New York production.

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Prisoners Tatum O'Neal, Shirley Knight, David Hemmings - Prisoners is a 1981 American-New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Werner and starring Tatum O'Neal, Colin Friels and David Hemmings. Although its budget was roughly $4.2 million it was never ...more

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Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion Tim Robbins, Shirley Knight, Edward Edwards -

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Open Window Cybill Shepherd, Robin Tunney, Elliott Gould -

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Dutchman Shirley Knight, Al Freeman, Jr. - Dutchman is a 1967 film directed by Anthony Harvey.

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The Cannibals Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Al Cliver - Mondo Cannibale is a 1980 cannibal film by prolific Spanish exploitation director Jesús Franco which starred a 17-year-old Sabrina Siani . It is one of two cannibal films directed by ...more

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Girls on Film 2 Sharon Lawrence, Shirley Knight, Tammy Lynn Michaels -

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The Yarn Princess Jean Smart, Shirley Knight, Donal Logue - The Yarn Princess is a 1994 drama tv film directed by Tom McLoughlin.

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Friendly Persuasion Shirley Knight, Richard Kiley - Friendly Persuasion is a made-for-TV movie. The film is based on the novels The Friendly Persuasion and Except for Me and Thee by Jessamyn West; the former novel was previously adapted in 1956. ...more

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Stuart Saves His Family Phil Hartman, Al Franken, Vincent D'Onofrio - Stuart Saves His Family is a 1995 comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, and based on a series of Saturday Night Live sketches from the early to mid-1990s. The movie tracks the adventures of ...more

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The Melancholy Fantastic Shirley Knight, Geneva Carr, Josh Barclay Caras - The Melancholy Fantastic is a 2011 American independent film written and directed by A.D. Calvo.

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The Best of Boys in Love Derek Jacobi, Marton Csokas, Shirley Knight -

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The Uninvited Beau Bridges, Sharon Lawrence, Shirley Knight - The Uninvited, also known as Victim of the Haunt, The Haunting of Patricia Johnson, and The House at the End of the Street, is a 1996 made-for-TV film starring Sharon Lawrence and Beau Bridges. ...more

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Desperate Justice Allison Mack, Lesley Ann Warren, Shirley Knight - Desperate Justice is a 1993 American film starring Lesley Ann Warren, Bruce Davison, and Shirley Knight. It was based on the novel of the same name by Richard Speight, and the teleplay ...more

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Sexual Life Elizabeth Banks, Kerry Washington, Anne Heche - Sexual Life is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Ken Kwapis. Cast members include Azura Skye, Carla Gallo, Anne Heche, Elizabeth Banks, Tom Everett Scott, and Steven Weber. It is ...more

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The Defection of Simas Kudirka Alan Arkin, Donald Pleasence, Shirley Knight - The Defection of Simas Kudirka is a 1978 television movie based on actual events, featuring Alan Arkin as Simas Kudirka, a Lithuanian merchant seaman in Soviet-era 1970 who attempts to defect to ...more

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Not Fade Away Shirley Knight, Liz Jahren, Bronwen Shears - Not Fade Away is a 2008 film directed by Susan Boyer and Wayne Boyer.

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Ghost Cat Ellen Page, Shirley Knight, Michael Ontkean - Ghost Cat, also released as Mrs. Ashboro's Cat or The Cat That Came Back, is a 2003 Animal Planet television film starring Ellen Page and Nigel Bennett. It was directed by Don McBrearty and ...more

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Listen to Your Heart Cybill Shepherd, Shirley Knight, Ernie Sabella - Listen to your heart is a 2010 film written by Kent Moran and directed by Matt Thompson.

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A Change of Heart Andrew McCarthy, Teri Polo, Shirley Knight - A Father for Brittany is a Lifetime Movie aired on television in 1998 and based on a true story. Andrew McCarthy and Teri Polo play a husband and wife who try to adopt a child.