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Top 10 Diane Lane Movies

Updated on July 19, 2010

Born in 1965 Diane Lane is one of the actresses that you may not know but there is a good chance you've seen at least one movie she has featured in. Having broken into movies back in 1979 alongside Laurence Olivier in "A Little Romance" where she was compared to Grace Kelly she has gone on to feature in a variety of movies such as "Chaplin", "Judge Dredd" and "My Dog Skip" to name but a few and has also been the star of some such as "Must Love Dogs" and "Under the Tuscan Sun". A versatile actress she can take on any sort of role from a pop vixen, a devoted mother or a sexy, adulterous wife.

Later on this year we will see Diane Lane return to the big screen with the release of "Secretariat" the story of Penny Chenery the owner of the racehorse Secretariat, who won the Triple Crown in 1973. But in the mean time here are my Top 10 Diane Lane movies featuring some of most well known movies and a few lesser known ones.

#10 - Fierce People (2005)

Having planned to spend his summer with his father on a research trip in the Amazon, 16 year old Finn (Anton Yelchin) ends up in trouble with the police when he is caught buying drugs for his addict mother Liz (Diane Lane). In a bid to beat her addiction, Liz and Finn head off to spend summer with a rich friend Ogden C. Osborne (Donald Sutherland) on his expansive estate. With little to do Finn makes friends with Osborne's spoilt grandchildren Maya (Kristen Stewart) and Bryce (Chris Evans) but his summer of fun may be spoilt when jealousy and family secrets start to be revealed.

#9 - Streets of Fire (1984)

When Rock vixen Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) is kidnapped whilst giving a concert, ex lover and mercenary Tom Cody (Michael Paré) is talked into trying to rescue her by his sister and Ellen's manager Billy Fish (Rick Moranis). But with Ellen being hold hostage by Raven (Willem Dafoe) leader of a bunch of leather clad bikers Cody's attempts to rescue her and keep her safe are not going to be completely straight forwards. Thankfully he has tomboy McCoy (Amy Madigan) to help with the mission.

#8 - The Glass House (2001)

When 16-year-old Ruby (Leelee Sobieski) and her 11-year-old brother Rhett (Trevor Morgan) are left orphaned following their parents death in a car accident, they find themselves being looked after by Mr. and Mrs. Glass (Stellan Skarsgård, Diane Lane). Living in their stylish Malibu house, with its glass walls things should be nice for Ruby and Rhett but not everything is as it seems especially when it comes to Mr. Glass whose motivations seem a little dubious as to why he is willing to take them in.

#7 - Indian Summer (1993)

A group of thirty something's, including Beth Warden (Diane Lane) and Jack Belston (Bill Paxton), reunite at Camp Tamakwa where they spent their childhood summers under the watchful gaze of Uncle Lou (Alan Arkin). Reminiscing over the old times and catching up on things which have happened in between they are transported to a time of innocence and fun. But whilst enjoying all the nostalgia of past summers they discover that their friend Uncle Lou is planning to sell up as times have changed and running the camp is getting harder.

#6 - Must Love Dogs (2005)

Thirty something Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) is recently divorced, which for her family means that they must find her a new man, even if she isn't that bothered. But with one disastrous date after another Sarah decides to stop dating which is when her sister puts her profile up on a dating website with the line 'must love dogs'. Although Sarah doesn't own a dog she borrows one when the online dating sets her up with Jake Anderson (John Cusack) and they seem to hit off except at the same time she meets Bob (Dermot Mulroney) and there also seems to be a spark between them as well.

#5 - Untraceable (2008)

FBI agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) discovers a serial killer who posts videos of his victim's deaths online and although she tries to close him down he keeps popping up getting millions of visitors logging in to watch the next sadistic death. But the closer she comes to discovering who this internet killer is the more personal it gets with her family and friends becoming part of the serial killers deadly games.

#4 - Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

Adrienne Willis (Diane Lane) life is in turmoil with an estranged husband she can't trust and a teenage daughter who is going through a teen rebellion phase. Agreeing to look after her friends’ inn for a weekend, she hopes her time in the small town of Rodanthe will give her time to think things through. Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere) is the only guest at the inn and rather than there for a vacation he has some own issues he needs to deal with. With a storm closing in Adrienne and Willis find themselves turning to each other for comfort and in just one weekend fall in a love, something which will change their lives for ever.

#3 - Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) is a 35-year-old San Francisco writer whose life is turned upside down when her perfect marriage comes to a sudden end. Struggling with writers block and encouraged by her friends she takes a holiday to Tuscany in Italy. But whilst there she falls in love with an old villa in the Tuscan countryside and decides to take the jump and buys it. And so Frances new life begins as she sets about renovating the old villa with a few quirky characters and finds new love in the most unexpected of places.

#2 - Hollywoodland (2006)

Having found fame as TV's Superman aspiring actor George Reeves feels frustrated by his inability to get taken seriously as an actor with no major film roles coming his way. At the age of 45 he is found dead in his home and following a police investigation it is assumed he has committed suicide. But private investigator Louis Simo (Adrien Brody) thinks otherwise and sets about questioning his starlet fiancée Leonore Lemmon (Robin Tunney) and Toni Mannix (Diane Lane), the wife of gangster connected MGM boss Eddie Mannix (Bob Hoskins), who has a rather unique relationship with Reeves before he died.

#1 - Unfaithful (2002)

Edward and Connie Summer (Richard Gere and Diane Lane) have a seemingly perfect life: a happy marriage, a young son, and a picturesque house. But during a trip to the city Connie literally bumps into sexy book seller Paul Martel (Olivier Martinez) whose charm makes Connie fascinated by him. Embarking on a passionate affair, Connie becomes obsessed with the handsome young man who makes her feel alive when ever they get together. But with an unfair comes trouble, maybe a bigger trouble than she ever could have expected.

For full movie reviews and more Diane Lane movies please visit The Movie Scene.

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