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The Best Theresa Russell Movies

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

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

Cold Heaven and Dark World are included in this list.

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  • 1

    Black Widow

    Dennis Hopper, Debra Winger
    28
    5

    Released1987

    Directed byBob Rafelson

    Black Widow is a 1987 thriller film starring Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey and Nicol Williamson. Dennis Hopper has a short role at the beginning of the film. It is a crime drama about two...  more

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  • 2

    Impulse

    Theresa Russell, Jeff Fahey
    29
    7

    Released1990

    Directed bySondra Locke

    Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles. The film was directed by Sondra Locke, and stars Theresa Russell,...  more
  • 3

    Straight Time

    Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates
    25
    11

    Released1978

    Directed byUlu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman

    Straight Time is a 1978 film directed by Ulu Grosbard, starring Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, M. Emmet Walsh, and Kathy Bates....  more
  • 4

    The Last Tycoon

    Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro
    18
    8

    Released1976

    Directed byElia Kazan

    The Last Tycoon is a 1976 American dramatic film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Sam Spiegel, based upon Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon,...  more
  • 5

    Spider-Man 3

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst
    18
    8

    Released2007

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and...  more

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  • 6

    Tenebrae

    John Saxon, Eva Robin's
    14
    4

    Released1982

    Directed byDario Argento

    Tenebrae is a 1982 Italian horror thriller film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon and Daria Nicolodi. After having experimented with two exercises in...  more

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  • 7

    Aria

    Elizabeth Hurley, John Hurt
    16
    6

    Released1987

    Directed byKen Russell, Julien Temple, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard

    Aria is a 1987 British anthology film produced by Don Boyd from Virgin Group's visual section consisting of ten short films by a variety of directors. It was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film...  more
  • 8

    The Believer

    Ryan Gosling, Billy Zane
    14
    6

    Released2002

    Directed byHenry Bean

    The Believer is a 2002 American drama film co-written and directed by Henry Bean. The film stars Ryan Gosling as Daniel Balint, a Jew who becomes a Neo-Nazi. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001...  more
  • 9

    Public Enemies

    Alyssa Milano, James Marsden
    14
    6

    Released1996

    Directed byMark L. Lester

    Public Enemies is a 1996 film directed by Mark L. Lester. The movie centers on the 1930s figure Ma Barker and her criminal sons. The movie was filmed in Guthrie, Oklahoma....  more
  • 10

    The Razor's Edge

    Bill Murray, Catherine Hicks
    15
    7

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Byrum

    The Razor's Edge is the second film version of W. Somerset Maugham's 1944 novel, following the 1946 film version with Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney. This version stars Bill Murray, Theresa Russell,...  more

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  • 11

    Cold Heaven

    Mark Harmon, Talia Shire
    14
    7

    Released1991

    Directed byNicolas Roeg

    Cold Heaven is a film, released in 1991, which was directed by Nicolas Roeg. The film score was by Stanley Myers. The screenplay, by Allan Scott, is based on a novel of the same name by Northern...  more
  • 12

    Whore

    Theresa Russell
    17
    11

    Released1991

    Directed byKen Russell

    Whore is a 1991 British-American drama film directed by Ken Russell and starring Theresa Russell. The screenplay by Russell is based on David Hines's prize-winning monologue, Bondage. While not a...  more
  • 13

    The Grotesque

    Sting, Lena Headey
    10
    3

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn-Paul Davidson

    The Grotesque is a 1995 British film by John-Paul Davidson, adapted from the 1989 novel of the same name by Patrick McGrath. It stars Alan Bates, Lena Headey, Theresa Russell and Sting. Academy...  more
  • 14

    The Proposition

    Theresa Russell, Patrick Bergin
    11
    4

    Released1997

    Directed byStrathford Hamilton

  • 15

    Searching for Debra Winger

    Salma Hayek, Sharon Stone
    10
    3

    Released2002

    Directed byRosanna Arquette

    Searching for Debra Winger is a 2002 American documentary film conceived and directed by Rosanna Arquette. It presents a series of interviews with leading actresses who discuss the various pressures...  more
  • 16

    Eureka

    Mickey Rourke, Gene Hackman
    10
    6

    Released1983

    Directed byNicolas Roeg

    Eureka is a 1983 film, directed by Nicolas Roeg. It is the story of a Klondike prospector, Jack McCann who strikes it rich, yet ends up fearing that his daughter Tracy and his son-in-law are scheming...  more
  • 17

    Kafka

    Jeremy Irons, Alec Guinness
    11
    9

    Released1991

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Kafka is a 1991 mystery thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Ostensibly a biopic, based on the life of Franz Kafka, the film blurs the lines between fact and Kafka's fiction, creating a...  more
  • 18

    Love Comes Softly

    Katherine Heigl, Theresa Russell
    12
    11

    Released2003

    Directed byMichael Landon, Jr.

    Love Comes Softly is a 2003 Christian drama television movie set in the 19th century, based on a series of books by Janette Oke. It originally aired on Hallmark Channel in 2003. It was directed by...  more
  • 19

    Passionada

    Emmy Rossum, Jason Isaacs
    10
    8

    Released2002

    Directed byDan Ireland

    Passionada is a 2002 romantic comedy film. It is directed by Dan Ireland and stars Jason Isaacs, Sofia Milos and Emmy Rossum, co-starring Seymour Cassel and Theresa Russell. The story is by David...  more
  • 20

    The Box

    Brad Dourif, Michael Rooker
    2
    4

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Pepin

    The Box is a 2003 American film noir starring James Russo, Theresa Russell, Brad Dourif, Steve Railsback, Jon Polito, Michael Rooker, John Snyder and directed by Richard Pepin....  more
  • 21

    Rid of Me

    Theresa Russell, Art Alexakis
    2
    4

    Released2011

    Directed byJames Westby

    Rid of Me is a 2011 comedy film written and directed by James Westby....  more
  • 22

    Project Viper

    Theresa Russell, John Beck
    2
    4

    Released2002

    Directed byJim Wynorski

    Project Viper is a 2002 science-fiction thriller starring Patrick Muldoon, Theresa Russell, Curtis Armstrong and Tamara Davies that debuted as a Sci Fi Pictures TV-movie on the Sci Fi Channel. It was...  more
  • 23

    Physical Evidence

    Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty
    2
    4

    Released1989

    Directed byMichael Crichton

    Physical Evidence is a 1989 crime thriller film directed by Michael Crichton. It stars Burt Reynolds alongside Theresa Russell and Ned Beatty. Reynolds plays Joe Paris, a beleaguered ex-police...  more
  • 24

    16 to Life

    Mandy Musgrave, Theresa Russell
    2
    4

    Released2009

    Directed byBecky Smith

    16 to Life is a comedy film directed by Becky Smith and stars Hallee Hirsh as Kate, a bookish teen about to turn 16 who plays match-maker for her friends. Co-stars include: Shiloh Fernandez, Mandy...  more
  • 25

    Street

    Vivica A. Fox, Laura Ramsey
    2
    4

    Released2012

    Directed byYork Shackleton

    Street is a 2012 drama film written and directed by York Shackleton....