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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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  • 1
    Coal Miner's Daughter
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    Coal Miner's Daughter

    Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek

    Released1980

    Directed byMichael Apted

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  • 2
    Carrie
    101
    18

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Missing
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Badlands
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    Badlands

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1973

    Directed byTerrence Malick

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  • 5
    In the Bedroom
    52
    20

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    The Help
    43
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 7
    3 Women
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Raggedy Man
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    9

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 9
    The River
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Grass Harp
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Straight Story
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Violets Are Blue
    24
    7

    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 on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    Crimes of the Heart
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    23

    Crimes of the Heart

    Jessica Lange, Diane Keaton

    Released1986

    Directed byBruce Beresford

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  • 14
    The Long Walk Home
    34
    18

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    'night, Mother
    28
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Tuck Everlasting
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Blast from the Past
    26
    15

    Blast from the Past

    Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken

    Released1999

    Directed byHugh Wilson

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  • 18
    North Country
    20
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    North Country

    Charlize Theron, Amber Heard

    Released2005

    Directed byNiki Caro

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  • 19
    If These Walls Could Talk
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    7

    Released1996

    Directed byCher, Nancy Savoca

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  • 20
    JFK
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    JFK

    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

    Released1991

    Directed byOliver Stone

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  • 21
    Verna: USO Girl
    15
    7

    Verna: USO Girl

    Sissy Spacek, William Hurt

    Released1978

    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

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  • 22
    The Man with Two Brains
    16
    8

    The Man with Two Brains

    Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner

    Released1983

    Directed byCarl Reiner

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  • 23
    An American Haunting
    18
    11

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Four Christmases
    17
    10

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Nine Lives
    18
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    Nine Lives

    Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning

    Released2005

    Directed byRodrigo García

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