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The Best Tatum O'Neal Movies

Updated September 25, 2019 229 votes 63 voters 7.8k views21 items

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

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

List ranges from Paper Moon to Little Noises and more.

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  • Paper Moon1
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    Paper Moon

    Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid

    Released1973

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Paper Moon is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released by... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Bad News Bears2
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    The Bad News Bears

    Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Haley

    Released1976

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    The Bad News Bears is a 1976 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie. It stars Walter Matthau... more on Wikipedia

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    #172 of 372 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#79 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

  • Little Darlings3
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    Little Darlings

    Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal

    Released1980

    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

    Little Darlings is a 1980 teen film starring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol and featuring... more on Wikipedia

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    #248 of 314 The Funniest '80s Movies#1009 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • International Velvet4
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    International Velvet

    Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Plummer

    Released1978

    Directed byBryan Forbes

    International Velvet is a 1978 Metrocolor dramatic film. It was a sequel to the 1944 classic,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Runaways5
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    The Runaways

    Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning

    Released2010

    Directed byFloria Sigismondi

    The Runaways is a 2010 American drama film about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name... more on Wikipedia

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    #657 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#238 of 275 The Best Movies Based On True Stories

  • Last Will6
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    Last Will

    Tom Berenger, Tatum O'Neal

    Released2010

    Directed byBrent Huff

    Last Will is a 2011 mystery drama film starring Tatum O'Neal and Tom Berenger. It was shot in... more on Wikipedia
  • Nickelodeon7
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    Nickelodeon

    Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal

    Released1976

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Nickelodeon is a 1976 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and stars Ryan O'Neal, Burt... more on Wikipedia
  • Basquiat8
    8
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    Basquiat

    David Bowie, Courtney Love

    Released1996

    Directed byJulian Schnabel

    Basquiat is a 1996 biopic/drama film directed by Julian Schnabel based on the life of American... more on Wikipedia
  • Sweet Lorraine9
    5
    2

    Sweet Lorraine

    Tatum O'Neal

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher C. Frieri

    Sweet Lorraine is a 2010 film directed by Christopher C. Frieri.Amazon_watch buy button
  • Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal10
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    Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal

    Ashley Benson, Tatum O'Neal

    Released2008

    Directed byTom McLoughlin

    Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal is a film directed by Tom McLoughlin released on Aug... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Prisoners11
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    Prisoners

    Tatum O'Neal, Shirley Knight

    Released1981

    Directed byPeter Werner

    Prisoners is a 1981 American-New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Werner and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • The Technical Writer12
    4
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    The Technical Writer

    Tatum O'Neal, William Forsythe

    Released2003

    Directed byScott Saunders

    The Technical Writer is a 2003 drama film written by Michael Harris and Scott Saunders and...Amazon_watch buy button
  • The Scoundrel's Wife13
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    The Scoundrel's Wife

    Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert

    Released2002

    Directed byGlen Pitre

    The Scoundrel's Wife is a 2002 romantic drama film directed by Glen Pitre, who co-wrote... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Certain Fury14
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    Certain Fury

    Tatum O'Neal, Peter Fonda

    Released1985

    Directed byStephen Gyllenhaal

    Certain Fury is a 1985 American action/drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Little Noises15
    6
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    Little Noises

    Tatum O'Neal, Crispin Glover

    Directed byJane Spencer

    Little Noises is a 1992 dramedy film directed by Jane Spencer. The movie was released on June... more on Wikipedia
  • Saving Grace B. Jones16
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    Saving Grace B. Jones

    Tatum O'Neal, Penelope Ann Miller

    Released2009

    Directed byConnie Stevens

    Saving Grace B. Jones is an independent feature written, produced, and directed by Connie... more on Wikipedia
  • Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story17
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    Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story

    Tatum O'Neal, Peggy McCay
    Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story is a 1993 biography/drama TV movie written and...Amazon_watch buy button
  • My Brother18
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    My Brother

    Tatum O'Neal, Vanessa L. Williams

    Released2006

    Directed byAnthony Lover

    My Brother is a 2006 film directed by Academy Award nominee Anthony Lover. It stars Vanessa L.... more on Wikipedia
  • Circle of Two19
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    Circle of Two

    Richard Burton, Tatum O'Neal

    Released1980

    Directed byJules Dassin

    Circle of Two is a 1980 Canadian film. It starred Richard Burton as a 60-year old artist who... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Mr. Sophistication20
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    Mr. Sophistication

    Tatum O'Neal, Gina Torres

    Released2012

    Directed byDanny Green

    Mr. Sophistication is a 2012 drama film directed by Danny Green.Amazon_watch buy button
  • Faerie Tale Theatre: Goldilocks and the Three Bears21

    Released1983

    Directed byGilbert Cates

    It's probably the most famous story of trespassing in fiction. In this version, its... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button