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?"

Winona Ryder has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Ron Howard and Tim Burton. Is Winona Ryder your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Matthew Broderick and Andie MacDowell films lists too.

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

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Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis
Beetlejuice is a 1988 American fantasy-comedy-horror film directed by Tim Burton. The spirits of a deceased couple (Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis) are harassed by an unbearable family that has ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder, Whoopi Goldberg
Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. The film chronicles Kaysen's 18-month stay at a mental institution. Directed ...more

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Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price
Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An artificial man (Johnny Depp), who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a ...more

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Cher, Christina Ricci, Winona Ryder
Mermaids is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring Cher, Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci in her first film role. The film is based on the 1986 ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes
Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. It is the fifth feature film ...more

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Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jeffrey Jones
The Crucible is a 1996 drama film written by Arthur Miller and based on his play of the same name. It was directed by Nicholas Hytner and stars Daniel Day-Lewis as John Proctor, Winona Ryder as ...more

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Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Count Dracula (Gary Oldman), a ...more

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Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller
Reality Bites is a 1994 romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Winona Ryder, Ethan Hawke and Stiller, with supporting roles by Janeane ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Winona Ryder, Daniel Day-Lewis
The Age of Innocence is a 1993 American film adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel of the same name. The film was released by Columbia Pictures, directed by Martin Scorsese, and stars Daniel ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Dennis Quaid
Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film directed by Jim McBride and starring Dennis Quaid as pioneer rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. Based on a biography by Myra Lewis and ...more

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Winona Ryder, Rosie Perez, Roberto Benigni
Night on Earth is a 1991 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It is a collection of five vignettes, taking place during the same night, concerning the temporary bond formed between taxi ...more

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Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder
Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis. The plot revolves around a production ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder, Corey Haim
Lucas is a 1986 American teen tragicomedy film directed by David Seltzer and starring Corey Haim, Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen and Courtney Thorne-Smith. The film was Winona Ryder's screen debut.

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Winona Ryder, Elle Fanning, Christopher Lee
Frankenweenie is a 2012 American 3D stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. It is a remake of Burton's 1984 short film of the same name and is a parody of and a homage to the ...more

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Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder, Glenn Close
The House of the Spirits is a 1993 German-Danish-Portuguese period drama directed by Bille August and starring Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas and Vanessa ...more

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

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Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman
Alien: Resurrection is a 1997 American science fiction action horror film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and written by Joss Whedon. It is the fourth installment in the Alien film series, and ...more

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Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto
How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of the same ...more
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Winona Ryder, Richard Gere, Rachel Nichols
Autumn in New York is a 2000 American romantic drama film directed by Joan Chen and starring Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, and Anthony LaPaglia. Written by Allison Burnett, the film is about a ...more
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Winona Ryder, John C. Reilly, Chris Cooper
Boys is a 1996 American film starring Winona Ryder and Lukas Haas. The film was originally titled The Girl You Want. The film earned $516,350 in the United States box office. It is based on a ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder, Kiefer Sutherland
1969 is a 1988 drama film starring Robert Downey, Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, and Winona Ryder. It was written and directed by Ernest Thompson. The original music score is composed by Michael Small. ...more
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Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Steve Buscemi
Mr. Deeds is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill and starring Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder. The movie is a remake of the 1936 Frank Capra film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and also ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
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