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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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Mary-Louise Parker, Sissy Spacek, Joan Plowright

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Gray

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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Heather Graham, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Cumming

Released: 2007

Directed by: Sue Kramer

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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Jeremy Irons, Neve Campbell, Sissy Spacek

Released: 2002

Directed by: Henry Bromell

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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Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek

Released: 1997

Directed by: Paul Schrader

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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Bill Murray, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek

Released: 2009

Directed by: Aaron Schneider

"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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Morgan Freeman, Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1985

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

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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Sissy Spacek, Mare Winningham, William Petersen

Released: 1991

Directed by: Martin Davidson

Hard Promises is a 1992 romantic comedy film directed by Martin Davidson.
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Sissy Spacek, Alfre Woodard, Jodelle Ferland

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tony Bill

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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Naomi Watts, Emily VanCamp, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2005

Directed by: Hideo Nakata

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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Sissy Spacek, Henry Winkler, Art Carney

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jeremy Kagan

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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Isla Fisher, Sissy Spacek, Will Arnett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Akiva Schaffer

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 step-father, Frank continuously mocks ...more

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Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, Sissy Spacek

Released: 1983

Directed by: Carl Reiner

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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#299 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #460 of 1,199 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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The Girls of Huntington House Sissy Spacek, Shirley Jones, Pamela Sue Martin

Released: 1973

Directed by: Alf Kjellin

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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Sissy Spacek, Harvey Keitel, Lauren Hutton

Released: 1976

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

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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Sissy Spacek, Slim Pickens, Fred Ward

Released: 1974

Directed by: Gordon Wiles

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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Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Lee Marvin

Released: 1972

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

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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Olivia Wilde, Kate Mara, Eric Bana

Released: 2012

Directed by: Stefan Ruzowitzky

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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Clint Eastwood, Jane Fonda, Jamie Lee Curtis

Released: 1984

Directed by: Andrew J. Kuehn

Terror in the Aisles is a 1984 documentary film about horror films featuring clips from Friday the 13th I and/or II, Halloween I and II, Jaws 1 and 2, Alien, John Carpenter's The Thing, The ...more

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

Released: 2000

Directed by: Rod Holcomb

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Rebecca Romijn, Sissy Spacek, Dave Matthews

Released: 2008

Directed by: Perry Moore, Hunter Hill

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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Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard

Released: 1980

Directed by: John Byrum

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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Carla Gugino, William H. Macy, Sissy Spacek

Released: 1992

Directed by: Joan Micklin Silver

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

Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Chulack

Gimme Shelter is a 2010 drama TV movie written by Hannah Shakespeare and directed by Christopher Chulack.