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The Best Shirley Knight Movies

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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. Shirley Knight was born July 5, 1936, in Goessel, Kansas and acted in both film and television for over six decades. She died on April 22, 2020, at the age of 83 in Ssan Marcos, Texas.

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?"

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  • As Good as It Gets1
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    As Good as It Gets

    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt

    Released1997

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

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  • Grandma's Boy2
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    Grandma's Boy

    Jonah Hill, David Spade

    Released2006

    Directed byNicholaus Goossen

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  • The Salton Sea3
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    The Salton Sea

    Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf

    Released2002

    Directed byD. J. Caruso

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  • Petulia4
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    Petulia

    Julie Christie, George C. Scott

    Released1968

    Directed byRichard Lester

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  • Beyond the Poseidon Adventure5
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    Beyond the Poseidon Adventure

    Sally Field, Michael Caine

    Released1979

    Directed byIrwin Allen

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  • Flight from Ashiya6
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    Flight from Ashiya

    Yul Brynner, Richard Widmark

    Released1964

    Directed byMichael Anderson

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  • Angel Eyes7
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    Angel Eyes

    Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel

    Released2001

    Directed byLuis Mandoki

    Angel Eyes is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • The Other Side of the Tracks8
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    The Other Side of the Tracks

    Tania Raymonde, Shirley Knight

    Released2008

    Directed byA.D. Calvo

    The Other Side of the Tracks is a 2008 independent fantasy film that was written and directed... more on Wikipedia
  • Endless Love9
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    Endless Love

    Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields

    Released1981

    Directed byFranco Zeffirelli

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  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop10
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    Paul Blart: Mall Cop

    Kevin James, Jayma Mays

    Released2009

    Directed bySteve Carr

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  • Indictment: The McMartin Trial11
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    Indictment: The McMartin Trial

    James Woods, Nicollette Sheridan

    Released1995

    Directed byMick Jackson

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  • Juggernaut12
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    Juggernaut

    Omar Sharif, Richard Harris

    Released1974

    Directed byRichard Lester

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  • The Private Lives of Pippa Lee13
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    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    Blake Lively, Monica Bellucci

    Released2009

    Directed byRebecca Miller

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  • Not Fade Away14
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    Not Fade Away

    Shirley Knight, Liz Jahren

    Released2008

    Directed bySusan Boyer, Wayne Boyer

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    Diabolique

    Sharon Stone, Kathy Bates

    Released1996

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

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  • The Best of Boys in Love16
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    The Best of Boys in Love

    Derek Jacobi, Marton Csokas

    Released2000

    Directed byBarry Purves, John Scott Matthews

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  • My Louisiana Sky17
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    My Louisiana Sky

    Juliette Lewis, Michael Cera

    Released2001

    Directed byAdam Arkin

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  • The Uninvited18
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    The Uninvited

    Beau Bridges, Sharon Lawrence

    Released1996

    Directed byLarry Shaw

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  • A Change of Heart19
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    A Change of Heart

    Andrew McCarthy, Teri Polo

    Released1998

    Directed byAlan Metzger

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  • Sexual Life20
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    Sexual Life

    Elizabeth Banks, Kerry Washington

    Released2005

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    Sexual Life is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Ken Kwapis. Cast members... more on Wikipedia
  • 21 Hours at Munich21
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    21 Hours at Munich

    William Holden, Franco Nero

    Released1976

    Directed byWilliam A. Graham

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  • Little Boy Blue22
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    Little Boy Blue

    Ryan Phillippe, Nastassja Kinski

    Released1998

    Directed byAntonio Tibaldi

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  • The Yarn Princess23
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    The Yarn Princess

    Jean Smart, Shirley Knight

    Released1994

    Directed byTom McLoughlin

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    Color of Night

    Bruce Willis, Lesley Ann Warren

    Released1994

    Directed byRichard Rush

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    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd

    Released2002

    Directed byCallie Khouri

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