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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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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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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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Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf, Danny Trejo
The Salton Sea is a 2002 American neo-noir 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ċ½eljko 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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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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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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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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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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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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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.