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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.

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Coal Miner's Daughter Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Beverly DAngelo Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 biographical film which tells the story of country music legendary singer Loretta Lynn. It stars Sissy Spacek as Loretta, a role that earned her the Academy Award ...more

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Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more

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In the Bedroom Marisa Tomei, Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson In the Bedroom is a 2001 American crime drama film directed by Todd Field, and dedicated to Andre Dubus, whose short story Killings is the source material on which the screenplay, by Field and ...more

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Missing Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron Missing is a 1982 American drama film directed by Costa-Gavras, starring Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea, and Charles Cioffi. It is based on the true story of American ...more

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3 Women Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall, Belita Moreno 3 Women is a 1977 American film written and directed by Robert Altman, and starring Shelley Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Janice Rule. It depicts the increasingly bizarre, mysterious relationship ...more

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Badlands Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek Badlands is a 1973 American crime film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri are also featured. Malick has a small ...more

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Crimes of the Heart Jessica Lange, Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek Crimes of the Heart is a 1986 American black comedy, southern gothic film directed by Bruce Beresford. The screenplay by Beth Henley is adapted from her Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same

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The Straight Story Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Farnsworth The Straight Story is a 1999 biographical drama film directed by David Lynch. The film was edited and produced by Mary Sweeney, Lynch's longtime partner and co-worker. She co-wrote the script ...more

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The Long Walk Home Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen The Long Walk Home is a 1990 film starring Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg, and directed by Richard Pearce. Set in Alabama, it is based on a screenplay about the Montgomery Bus Boycott by John ...more

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The Help Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted from Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about ...more

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Tuck Everlasting Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Shue, Ben Kingsley Tuck Everlasting is a 2002 fantasy family romantic drama film based on the children's book of the same title by Natalie Babbitt published in 1975. The Walt Disney Pictures release was directed ...more

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'night, Mother Anne Bancroft, Sissy Spacek, Claire Malis 'night, Mother is a 1986 American drama film written by Marsha Norman. The film, which stars Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft, is based on Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name. It ...more

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The Grass Harp Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek The Grass Harp is a 1995 American comedy-drama film. It is based on the novella by Truman Capote; the screenplay was the final work of Oscar-winning screenwriter Stirling Silliphant. The film ...more

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Raggedy Man Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard Raggedy Man is a 1981 film starring Eric Roberts and Sissy Spacek. It was filmed in Lockhart, Texas. The story is about people in the small Texas town of Gregory during World War II. Raggedy Man ...more

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent ...more

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The River Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn The River is a 1984 film, directed by Mark Rydell, which tells the story of a struggling farm family in the Tennessee valley trying to keep its farm from going in the face of bank foreclosures, ...more

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Nine Lives Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Glenn Close Nine Lives is a 2005 American drama film written and directed by Rodrigo García. The screenplay, an example of hyperlink cinema, relates nine short, loosely intertwined tales with nine ...more

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Blast from the Past Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser Blast from the Past is a 1999 American romantic comedy film based on a story and directed by Hugh Wilson, and starring Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek and ...more

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A Home at the End of the World Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek A Home at the End of the World is a 2004 drama film directed by Michael Mayer. The screenplay by Michael Cunningham was adapted from his 1990 novel of the same title.

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Violets Are Blue Kevin Kline, Sissy Spacek, Bonnie Bedelia Violets Are Blue... is a 1986 romantic drama from Columbia Pictures, starring Sissy Spacek and Kevin Kline. It was directed by Jack Fisk, who had previously worked with Spacek on the 1981 film ...more

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Get Low Bill Murray, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek "Taking a leading role for the first time in several years, American legend Robert Duvall gives a performance of wisdom and nuance in Get Low. Complemented by a first-rate cast that ...more

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North Country Charlize Theron, Amber Heard, Woody Harrelson North Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Michelle Monaghan, Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson and ...more

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Last Call Jeremy Irons, Neve Campbell, Sissy Spacek Last Call is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Henry Bromell about F. Scott Fitzgerald, based on the novel by Frances Kroll Ring. The film stars Jeremy Irons as Fitzgerald, Sissy Spacek ...more

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Gray Matters Heather Graham, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Cumming Gray Matters is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Sue Kramer, starring Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh and Bridget Moynahan. It premiered on October 21, 2006 at the Hamptons International ...more

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Verna: USO Girl Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Sally Kellerman Verna: USO Girl is a movie made for television Based on a Paul Gallico story, it focuses on untalented singer-dancer Verna Vain, who fervently believes that a U.S.O. tour overseas will put her ...more

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An American Haunting Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood An American Haunting is a 2005 horror film written and directed by Courtney Solomon. It stars Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, James D'Arcy, and Rachel Hurd-Wood. The film was previewed at the ...more

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Marie Morgan Freeman, Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels Marie is a 1985 film starring Sissy Spacek as the real-life Marie Ragghianti, former head of the Tennessee Board of Pardons and Paroles, who was removed from office in 1977 after refusing to ...more

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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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Four Christmases Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Vince Vaughn Four Christmases is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film about a couple visiting all four of their divorced parents' homes on Christmas Day. The film is produced by Spyglass Entertainment ...more

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Affliction Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek Affliction is an American drama film produced in 1997, written and directed by Paul Schrader from the novel by Russell Banks. It stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe. ...more

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Hard Promises Sissy Spacek, Mare Winningham, William Petersen Hard Promises is a 1992 romantic comedy film directed by Martin Davidson.

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The Ring Two Naomi Watts, Emily VanCamp, Mary Elizabeth Winstead The Ring Two is a 2005 American psychological horror film, and a sequel to the 2002 film The Ring, which was a remake of the 1998 Japanese film Ringu. Hideo Nakata, director of the original ...more

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Hot Rod Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Will Arnett Hot Rod is a 2007 American comedy film co-written, directed, and starring members of The Lonely Island. The film stars Samberg as an amateur stuntman whose abusive step-father, Frank ...more

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A Place for Annie Mary-Louise Parker, Sissy Spacek, Joan Plowright The compassion of a divorced pediatric nurse leads her to become foster mother to an apparently abandoned HIV-positive infant named Annie. Annie's hardened birth mother, a destitute AIDS victim, ...more

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Prime Cut Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Lee Marvin Prime Cut is a 1972 American film produced by Joe Wizan and directed by Michael Ritchie, with a screenplay written by Robert Dillon. The movie stars Lee Marvin as a mob enforcer from Chicago ...more

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Deadfall Olivia Wilde, Kate Mara, Eric Bana Deadfall is a 2012 crime drama film directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, written by Zach Dean and starring Eric Bana, Olivia Wilde, and Charlie Hunnam.

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Katherine Sissy Spacek, Henry Winkler, Art Carney Katherine is a 1975 television film written and directed by Jeremy Kagan, and starring Sissy Spacek, Art Carney and Henry Winkler. Intended to portray the time period of the Vietnam War, the ...more

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The Man with Two Brains Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, Sissy Spacek The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 American science fiction comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Written by Martin, Reiner and George Gipe, the film ...more

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Welcome to L.A. Sissy Spacek, Harvey Keitel, Lauren Hutton Welcome to L.A. is a 1976 film directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Keith Carradine.

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Midwives Sissy Spacek, Alison Pill Midwives is a 2001 television film.

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Pictures of Hollis Woods Sissy Spacek, Alfre Woodard, Jodelle Ferland Pictures of Hollis Woods is a film that debuted on CBS as a Hallmark Hall of Fame film on December 2, 2007. The film is directed by Tony Bill and is based on the Newbery Honor winning novel of ...more

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Terror in the Aisles Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis Terror in the Aisles is a 1984 documentary film about horror films featuring clips from Friday the 13th I and/or II, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Halloween I and II, Jaws 1 and 2, Alien, John ...more

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Ginger in the Morning Sissy Spacek, Slim Pickens, Fred Ward Ginger in the Morning is a 1974 comedy film starring Sissy Spacek as a hitchhiker. It was also the first American film appearance of a young Fred Ward.

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The Girls of Huntington House Sissy Spacek, Shirley Jones, Pamela Sue Martin The Girls of Huntington House is a 1973 television film directed by Alf Kjellin. The film is based on the 1972 novel of the same name written by Blossom Elfman.

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Lake City Rebecca Romijn, Sissy Spacek, Dave Matthews Lake City is a 2008 American drama film directed by Perry Moore and Hunter Hill and stars Sissy Spacek, Troy Garity and Dave Matthews.

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Songs in Ordinary Time Sissy Spacek, Beau Bridges, Tom Guiry

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Heart Beat Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard Heart Beat is a 1980 film written and directed by John Byrum, based on the autobiography by Carolyn Cassady. The film is about seminal figures in the Beat Generation. The character of Ira, ...more

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A Private Matter Carla Gugino, William H. Macy, Sissy Spacek A Private Matter is a 1992 made-for-television drama based on the true 1962 story of Sherri Finkbine, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona in the first trimester of her fifth pregnancy. She was the ...more

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Gimme Shelter Janeane Garofalo, Sissy Spacek, Rachelle Lefevre Gimme Shelter is a 2010 drama TV movie written by Hannah Shakespeare and directed by Christopher Chulack.