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The Best Winona Ryder Movies

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

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

Examples of films in Winona Ryder's filmography includes Heathers, Edward Scissorhands, The Age of Innocence, and many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Winona Ryder movies?" and "What are the greatest Winona Ryder roles of all time?"


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    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty
    Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael...  more

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  • 2


    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder
    Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits...  more

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  • 3

    Edward Scissorhands

    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder
    Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An...  more

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  • 4


    Cher, Christina Ricci
    Mermaids is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring Cher,...  more

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  • 5

    Girl, Interrupted

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder
    Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993...  more

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    Reality Bites

    Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger
    Reality Bites is a 1994 romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by...  more

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  • 7

    The Crucible

    Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis
    The Crucible is a 1996 drama film written by Arthur Miller and based on his play of the same...  more
  • 8

    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves
    Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford...  more

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  • 9

    Little Women

    Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale
    Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by...  more

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  • 10

    The Age of Innocence

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder
    The Age of Innocence is a 1993 American film adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the...  more

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    Black Swan

    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis
    Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky...  more

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  • 12


    Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder
    Lucas is a 1986 American teen tragicomedy film directed by David Seltzer and starring Corey...  more

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  • 13

    Great Balls of Fire!

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder
    Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film directed by Jim McBride and starring...  more


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  • 14


    Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning
    Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton....  more

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  • 15

    Sex and Death 101

    Winona Ryder, Julie Bowen
    This film is a 2007 dark comedy science fiction film written and directed by Daniel Waters...  more

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    The Informers

    Amber Heard, Mickey Rourke
    The Informers is a 2008 American ensemble hollywood drama film written by Bret Easton Ellis...  more

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  • 17

    Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

    Winona Ryder, Carla Gugino
    Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael is a 1990 American comedy-drama film starring Winona Ryder and...  more

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  • 18

    Night on Earth

    Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez
    Night on Earth is a 1991 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It is a collection of five...  more
  • 19

    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

    Blake Lively, Monica Bellucci
    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a 2009 American drama film written and directed by Rebecca...  more
  • 20

    Alien: Resurrection

    Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver
    Alien: Resurrection is a 1997 American science fiction action horror film directed by...  more

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  • 21

    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder
    How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and...  more
  • 22

    The House of the Spirits

    Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder
    The House of the Spirits is a 1993 German-Danish-Portuguese period drama directed by Bille...  more

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    Mr Deeds

    Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder
    Mr. Deeds is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill and starring Adam Sandler...  more

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  • 24

    Star Trek

    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison
    Star Trek is a 2009 science fiction film directed by J. J. Abrams, written by Roberto Orci and...  more

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    Al Pacino, Evan Rachel Wood
    Simone is a 2002 American science-fiction romantic comedy film written, produced and directed...  more