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The Best Tatum O'Neal Movies

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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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  • 1
    Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid
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    4

    Released1973

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Paper Moon is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released by Paramount Pictures. Screenwriter Alvin Sargent adapted the script from the novel Addie Pray by Joe David...  more
  • 2
    Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Plummer
    18
    3

    Released1978

    Directed byBryan Forbes

    International Velvet is a 1978 Metrocolor dramatic film. It was a sequel to the 1944 classic, National Velvet. The film stars Tatum O'Neal, Christopher Plummer, Anthony Hopkins and Nanette Newman....  more
  • 3
    Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning
    16
    8

    Released2010

    Directed byFloria Sigismondi

    The Runaways is a 2010 American drama film about the 1970s all-girl rock band of the same name written and directed by Floria Sigismondi. It is based on the book Neon Angel: A Memoir of a Runaway by...  more

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  • 4
    Tom Berenger, Tatum O'Neal
    14
    6

    Released2010

    Directed byBrent Huff

    Last Will is a 2011 mystery drama film starring Tatum O'Neal and Tom Berenger. It was shot in Kansas City, Missouri on a modest budget....  more
  • 5
    Burt Reynolds, Tatum O'Neal
    18
    12

    Released1976

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Nickelodeon is a 1976 comedy film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, and stars Ryan O'Neal, Burt Reynolds and Tatum O'Neal. According to Bogdanovich, the film was based on true stories told to him by...  more
  • 6
    Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert
    12
    5

    Released2002

    Directed byGlen Pitre

    The Scoundrel's Wife is a 2002 romantic drama film directed by Glen Pitre, who co-wrote screenplay with Michelle Benoit, and starring by Tatum O'Neal....  more
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    Tatum O'Neal
    11
    4

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher C. Frieri

    Sweet Lorraine is a 2010 film directed by Christopher C. Frieri....
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  • 8
    David Bowie, Courtney Love
    16
    13

    Released1996

    Directed byJulian Schnabel

    Basquiat is a 1996 biopic/drama film directed by Julian Schnabel based on the life of American postmodernist/neo expressionist artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat, born in Brooklyn, used his...  more
  • 9
    Tatum O'Neal, William Forsythe
    9
    3

    Released2003

    Directed byScott Saunders

    The Technical Writer is a 2003 drama film written by Michael Harris and Scott Saunders and directed by Scott Saunders....
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  • 10
    Ashley Benson, Tatum O'Neal
    8
    2

    Released2008

    Directed byTom McLoughlin

    Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal is a film directed by Tom McLoughlin released on Aug 2, 2008....  more
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  • 11
    Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal
    11
    7

    Released1980

    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

    Little Darlings is a 1980 teen film starring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol and featuring Armand Assante and Matt Dillon. It was directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. The screenplay was written by Kimi...  more

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  • 12
    Tatum O'Neal, Crispin Glover
    12
    12

    Directed byJane Spencer

    Little Noises is a 1992 dramedy film directed by Jane Spencer. The movie was released on June 1, 1992 in the United States and stars Crispin Glover as an awkward and unsuccessful writer who achieves...  more
  • 13
    Tatum O'Neal, Penelope Ann Miller
    6
    4

    Released2009

    Directed byConnie Stevens

    Saving Grace B. Jones is an independent feature written, produced, and directed by Connie Stevens. The film made its world premiere in the Philadelphia Film Festival/Cinefest on March 28, 2009 and...  more
  • 14
    Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story is a 1993 biography/drama TV movie written and directed by Sandor Stern ....
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  • 15
    Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Haley
    16
    21

    Released1976

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    The Bad News Bears is a 1976 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie. It stars Walter Matthau and Tatum O'Neal. The film was followed by two sequels, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training in 1977...  more

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  • 16
    Tatum O'Neal, Vanessa L. Williams
    8
    10

    Released2006

    Directed byAnthony Lover

    My Brother is a 2006 film directed by Academy Award nominee Anthony Lover. It stars Vanessa L. Williams, Tatum O'Neal, Nashawn Kearse and Fredro Starr. It also stars two first time actors with Down...  more
  • 17
    Richard Burton, Tatum O'Neal
    10
    15

    Released1980

    Directed byJules Dassin

    Circle of Two is a 1980 Canadian film. It starred Richard Burton as a 60-year old artist who falls in love with a sixteen-year-old played by Tatum O'Neal. It was the last film directed by acclaimed...  more
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  • 18
    Tatum O'Neal, Peter Fonda
    4
    6

    Released1985

    Directed byStephen Gyllenhaal

    Certain Fury is a 1985 American action/drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring Tatum O'Neal and Irene Cara....  more
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  • 19
    Tatum O'Neal, Gina Torres
    4
    6

    Released2012

    Directed byDanny Green

    Mr. Sophistication is a 2012 drama film directed by Danny Green....
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  • 20
    Tatum O'Neal, Shirley Knight
    2
    4

    Released1981

    Directed byPeter Werner

    Prisoners is a 1981 American-New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Werner and starring Tatum O'Neal, Colin Friels and David Hemmings. Although its budget was roughly $4.2 million it was never...  more
  • 21

    Released1983

    Directed byGilbert Cates

    It's probably the most famous story of trespassing in fiction. In this version, its unquestionably the most entertaining. Tatum O'Neal stars as the mischievous but lovable heroine in this story of a...  more
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