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The Best Winona Ryder Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 3.1k votes 460 voters 23.0k views46 items

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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.

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  • 1
    Heathers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    Heathers is a 1988 comedy, drama film written by Daniel Waters and directed by Michael... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Beetlejuice

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byTim Burton

    Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Edward Scissorhands

    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder

    Released1990

    Directed byTim Burton

    Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Mermaids is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Mermaids

    Cher, Christina Ricci

    Released1990

    Directed byRichard Benjamin

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    Girl, Interrupted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Girl, Interrupted

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder

    Released1999

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 6
    Little Women is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Little Women

    Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale

    Released1994

    Directed byGillian Armstrong

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    Reality Bites is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Reality Bites

    Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger

    Released1994

    Directed byBen Stiller

    Reality Bites is a 1994 romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves

    Released1992

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    The Crucible is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    The Crucible

    Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis

    Released1996

    Directed byNicholas Hytner

    The Crucible is a 1996 drama film written by Arthur Miller and based on his play of the same... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 10
    Black Swan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Black Swan

    Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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    The Age of Innocence is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    The Age of Innocence

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder

    Released1993

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    The Age of Innocence is a 1993 American film adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    Lucas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Lucas

    Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Seltzer

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    Great Balls of Fire! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Great Balls of Fire!

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1989

    Directed byJim McBride

    Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film directed by Jim McBride and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Frankenweenie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Frankenweenie

    Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning

    Released2012

    Directed byTim Burton

    Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 15
    Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael

    Winona Ryder, Carla Gugino

    Released1990

    Directed byJim Abrahams

    Welcome Home, Roxy Carmichael is a 1990 American comedy-drama film starring Winona Ryder and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Night on Earth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Night on Earth

    Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez

    Released1991

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

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    How to Make an American Quilt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder

    Released1995

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

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    The House of the Spirits is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    The House of the Spirits

    Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder

    Released1993

    Directed byBille August

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    Mr Deeds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Mr Deeds

    Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Brill

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    Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Star Trek

    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison

    Released2009

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

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    Alien: Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Alien: Resurrection

    Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1997

    Directed byJean-Pierre Jeunet

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    Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Boys

    Winona Ryder, John C. Reilly

    Released1996

    Directed byStacy Cochran

    Boys is a 1996 American film starring Winona Ryder and Lukas Haas. The film was originally... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    A Scanner Darkly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    A Scanner Darkly

    Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves

    Released2006

    Directed byRichard Linklater

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    Autumn in New York is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    Autumn in New York

    Winona Ryder, Richard Gere

    Released2000

    Directed byJoan Chen

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    1969 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Winona Ryder Movies
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    1969

    Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder

    Released1988

    Directed byErnest Thompson

    1969 is a 1988 drama film starring Robert Downey, Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, and Winona Ryder. It... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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