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The Best Sissy Spacek Movies

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

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

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  • Coal Miner's Daughter1
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    Coal Miner's Daughter

    Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek

    Released1980

    Directed byMichael Apted

    Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 biographical film which tells the story of country music...  more

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  • Carrie2
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    Carrie

    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek

    Released1976

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974...  more

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  • Missing3
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    Missing

    Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

    Released1982

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

    Missing is a 1982 American drama film directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Jack Lemmon, Sissy...  more

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  • Badlands4
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    Badlands

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1973

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    Badlands is a 1973 American film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin...  more

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  • In the Bedroom5
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    In the Bedroom

    Marisa Tomei, Sissy Spacek

    Released2002

    Directed byTodd Field

    In the Bedroom is a 2002 American drama film directed by Todd Field, and dedicated to Andre...  more

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  • The Help6
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    The Help

    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain

    Released2011

    Directed byTate Taylor

    The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted...  more

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  • 3 Women7
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    3 Women

    Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall

    Released1977

    Directed byRobert Altman

    3 Women is a 1977 American film written and directed by Robert Altman, and starring Shelley...  more
  • Raggedy Man8
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    Raggedy Man

    Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts

    Released1981

    Directed byJack Fisk

    Raggedy Man is a 1981 film starring Eric Roberts and Sissy Spacek. It was filmed in Lockhart,...  more
  • The River9
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    The River

    Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek

    Released1984

    Directed byMark Rydell

    The River is a 1984 film, directed by Mark Rydell, which tells the story of a struggling farm...  more
  • The Grass Harp10
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    The Grass Harp

    Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon

    Released1995

    Directed byCharles Matthau

    The Grass Harp is a 1995 American comedy-drama film. It is based on the novella by Truman...  more
  • Violets Are Blue11
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    Violets Are Blue

    Kevin Kline, Sissy Spacek

    Released1986

    Directed byJack Fisk

    Violets Are Blue... is a 1986 romantic drama from Columbia Pictures, starring Sissy Spacek and...  more
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  • The Straight Story12
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    The Straight Story

    Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid Lynch

    The Straight Story is a 1999 biographical drama film directed by David Lynch. The film was...  more

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  • Crimes of the Heart13
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    Crimes of the Heart

    Jessica Lange, Diane Keaton

    Released1986

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Crimes of the Heart is a 1986 American black comedy, southern gothic film directed by Bruce...  more

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  • The Long Walk Home14
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    The Long Walk Home

    Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek

    Released1990

    Directed byRichard Pearce

    The Long Walk Home is a 1990 film starring Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg, and directed by...  more

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  • 'night, Mother15
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    'night, Mother

    Anne Bancroft, Sissy Spacek

    Released1986

    Directed byTom Moore

    'night, Mother is a 1986 American drama film written by Marsha Norman. The film, which stars...  more
  • Tuck Everlasting16
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    Tuck Everlasting

    Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Shue

    Released2002

    Directed byJay Russell

    Tuck Everlasting is a 2002 fantasy family romantic drama film based on the children's book of...  more

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  • Blast from the Past17
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    Blast from the Past

    Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken

    Released1999

    Directed byHugh Wilson

    Blast from the Past is a 1999 American romantic comedy film based on a story and directed by...  more

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  • North Country18
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    North Country

    Charlize Theron, Amber Heard

    Released2005

    Directed byNiki Caro

    North Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron,...  more
  • If These Walls Could Talk19
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    Released1996

    Directed byCher, Nancy Savoca

    If These Walls Could Talk is a 1996 made-for-cable film, broadcast on HBO. It follows the...  more
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  • JFK20
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    JFK

    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

    Released1991

    Directed byOliver Stone

    JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It...  more

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  • Verna: USO Girl21
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    Verna: USO Girl

    Sissy Spacek, William Hurt

    Released1978

    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

    Verna: USO Girl is a movie made for television Based on a Paul Gallico story, it focuses on...  more
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  • The Man with Two Brains22
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    The Man with Two Brains

    Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner

    Released1983

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 American science fiction comedy film directed by Carl Reiner...  more

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  • An American Haunting23
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    An American Haunting

    Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek

    Released2005

    Directed byCourtney Solomon

    An American Haunting is a 2005 horror film written and directed by Courtney Solomon. It stars...  more
  • Four Christmases24
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    Four Christmases

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall

    Released2008

    Directed bySeth Gordon

    Four Christmases is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film about a couple visiting all four...  more

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  • Prime Cut25
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    Prime Cut

    Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek

    Released1972

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Prime Cut is a 1972 American film produced by Joe Wizan and directed by Michael Ritchie, with...  more