The Best Sissy Spacek Movies 

Updated September 23, 2019 1.7k votes 325 voters 36.5k views 49 items

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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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Sissy Spacek is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Robert Altman, Brian De Palma and Terrence Malick. If Sissy Spacek movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Rod Steiger and Ellen Burstyn too.

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John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

Released: 1976

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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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Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Beverly DAngelo

Released: 1980

Directed by: Michael Apted

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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Marisa Tomei, Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 2001

Directed by: Todd Field

In the Bedroom is a 2001 American drama film directed by Todd Field, and dedicated to Andre Dubus. The film stars Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson, Nick Stahl, Marisa Tomei, and William Mapother. The ...more

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Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron

Released: 1982

Directed by: Costa-Gavras

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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Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek

Released: 1973

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Badlands is a 1973 American 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 speaking ...more

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Sissy Spacek, Shelley Duvall, Belita Moreno

Released: 1977

Directed by: Robert Altman

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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Jessica Lange, Diane Keaton, Sissy Spacek

Released: 1986

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

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Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tate Taylor

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The Long Walk Home Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 1990

Directed by: Richard Pearce

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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Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Farnsworth

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Lynch

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Released: 1991

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard

Released: 1981

Directed by: Jack Fisk

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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Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

Released: 1995

Directed by: Charles Matthau

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Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Shue, Ben Kingsley

Released: 2002

Directed by: Jay Russell

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Anne Bancroft, Sissy Spacek, Claire Malis

Released: 1986

Directed by: Tom Moore

'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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Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn

Released: 1984

Directed by: Mark Rydell

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Kevin Kline, Sissy Spacek, Bonnie Bedelia

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jack Fisk

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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Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser

Released: 1999

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

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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Released: 2005

Directed by: Niki Caro

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Amanda Seyfried, Dakota Fanning, Glenn Close

Released: 2005

Directed by: Rodrigo GarcĂ­a

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Released: 1996

Directed by: Cher, Nancy Savoca

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Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michael Mayer

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Released: 2008

Directed by: Seth Gordon

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Sissy Spacek, William Hurt, Sally Kellerman

Released: 1978

Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell

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Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, Rachel Hurd-Wood

Released: 2005

Directed by: Courtney Solomon

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