Melinda Dillon

Melinda Dillon

Melinda Rose Dillon (October 13, 1939 - January 9, 2023) was a twice Oscar nominated American actress. She was best known for her roles in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Absence of Malice and the holiday classic A Christmas Story.

  • Title: Melinda Dillon
  • Popularity: 22.558
  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 1939-10-13
  • Place of Birth: Hope, Arkansas, USA
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  • Also Known As: Melinda Rose Dillon
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Melinda Dillon Movies

  • 1999
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    Magnolia

    Magnolia

    7.734 1999 HD

    On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy...

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  • 1977
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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    7.4 1977 HD

    After an encounter with UFOs, an electricity linesman feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is...

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  • 1983
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    A Christmas Story

    A Christmas Story

    7.263 1983 HD

    The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is...

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  • 2007
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    Reign Over Me

    Reign Over Me

    7.204 2007 HD

    A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing...

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  • 1991
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    The Prince of Tides

    The Prince of Tides

    6.625 1991 HD

    A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

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  • 1995
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    How to Make an American Quilt

    How to Make an American Quilt

    6.398 1995 HD

    Soon-to-be-wed graduate student Finn Dodd develops cold feet when she suspects her fiancé is cheating on her. In order to clear her head, Finn...

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  • 1987
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    Harry and the Hendersons

    Harry and the Hendersons

    6.083 1987 HD

    Returning from a hunting trip in the forest, the Henderson family's car hits an animal in the road. At first they fear it was a man, but when they...

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  • 1989
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    Staying Together

    Staying Together

    5.3 1989 HD

    After their father abruptly sells the beloved family-owned restaurant that has employed them for years, the charismatic McDermott boys - hot-tempered...

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  • 1978
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    F.I.S.T.

    F.I.S.T.

    6.553 1978 HD

    Johnny Kovak joins the Teamsters trade-union in a local chapter in the 1930s and works his way up in the organization. As he climbs higher and higher...

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  • 1990
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    Captain America

    Captain America

    4.476 1990 HD

    During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America". Racing to Germany to...

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  • 1976
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    Bound for Glory

    Bound for Glory

    6.803 1976 HD

    A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering...

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  • 2003
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    A Painted House

    A Painted House

    7.15 2003 HD

    A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop....

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  • 2005
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    Adam & Steve

    Adam & Steve

    5.475 2005 HD

    Adam and Steve are two gay youths who have a one-night stand that ends embarrassingly. Nearly two decades later, Adam, now a Manhattan tour guide,...

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  • 1984
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    Songwriter

    Songwriter

    5.2 1984 HD

    Doc Jenkins may be one of country music's most beloved stars, but his private life is a wreck. He's split up with his longtime partner, Blackie Buck,...

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  • 1981
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    Absence of Malice

    Absence of Malice

    6.596 1981 HD

    Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his crime was...

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  • 1969
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    The April Fools

    The April Fools

    6.018 1969 HD

    Newly-promoted if none too happily married Howard Brubaker leaves a rowdy company party early with the stunning Catherine, whom it turns out is...

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  • 2002
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    Cowboy Up

    Cowboy Up

    6.175 2002 HD

    "Cowboy Up" is a celebration of the risk-taking, daredevil personalities of modern rodeo. In the world of professional bull riding, newcomer Ely...

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  • 1981
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    Fallen Angel

    Fallen Angel

    5.65 1981 HD

    Twelve year old Jennifer is unhappy with her widowed mom's relationship with a family friend. Feeling lonely, she readily accepts the friendship of...

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  • 1996
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    Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story

    Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story

    5.5 1996 HD

    The firebrand reporter, feminist and philanthropist Dorothy Day co-founds The Catholic Worker with Peter Maurin, an eccentric philosopher.

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  • 1993
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    Judgment Day: The John List Story

    Judgment Day: The John List Story

    4.5 1993 HD

    The pious John List regularly goes to church and is respected by his neighbours. But one day the police finds his wife Helen and their three children...

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  • 1994
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    State of Emergency

    State of Emergency

    4 1994 HD

    Medical drama about a major hospital whose emergency room regularly faces an overload of patients. One of the doctors finds it necessary to adopt an...

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  • 1989
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    Nightbreaker

    Nightbreaker

    7.1 1989 HD

    Dr. Alexander Brown arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his recent medical invention. An ex-G.I. tells Brown he was a test subject during the 1950's,...

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  • 1995
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    Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge

    Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge

    7.429 1995 HD

    This is a true story about the relationship between a mother and her daughter, and their struggle to make it to the top in the music world. It is...

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  • 1988
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    Shattered Innocence

    Shattered Innocence

    7 1988 HD

    A high school graduate leaves behind her modest life and finds work in the sex industry, but it ends in disaster. A dramatized account of the life...

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  • 1990
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    Spontaneous Combustion

    Spontaneous Combustion

    4.691 1990 HD

    A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some...

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  • 2004
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    Debating Robert Lee

    Debating Robert Lee

    7 2004 HD

    A group of jaded high school students sign up for a debate class taught by a tough, combative teacher from the Georgia Military Academy who teaches...

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  • 1998
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    The Effects of Magic

    The Effects of Magic

    1 1998 HD

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  • 1994
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    Sioux City

    Sioux City

    5.1 1994 HD

    A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller

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  • 1977
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    Slap Shot

    Slap Shot

    6.845 1977 HD

    To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging...

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  • 1983
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    Right of Way

    Right of Way

    7.3 1983 HD

    Miniature Dwyer is named after her mother, who was making miniature doll houses when Minnie was born. Minnie, too, has built doll houses for years,...

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  • 2001
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    The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'

    The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'

    6.7 2001 HD

    A documentary film on the making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'

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  • 1981
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    Hellinger's Law

    Hellinger's Law

    7.5 1981 HD

    A flamboyant criminal lawyer named Nick Hellinger takes on the case of a syndicate's accountant (actually a Justice Department agent who has...

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  • 1980
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    The Shadow Box

    The Shadow Box

    5.2 1980 HD

    Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death.

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  • 1986
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    Shattered Spirits

    Shattered Spirits

    5.25 1986 HD

    When his drinking problem takes control of his life, a father tries to leave the bottle behind while putting his and his family's lives back together.

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  • 1995
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    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    7.321 1995 HD

    Manhattan drag queens Vida Boheme and Noxeema Jackson impress regional judges in competition, securing berths in the Nationals in Los Angeles. When...

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  • 1979
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    The Muppet Movie

    The Muppet Movie

    7.162 1979 HD

    A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by...

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  • 1980
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    Marriage Is Alive and Well

    Marriage Is Alive and Well

    1 1980 HD

    A talented wedding photographer, at a crossroads with his own marriage, reflects on tales of past clients and the hope, adversity and romance that...

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  • 2019
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    Hal

    Hal

    6.545 2019 HD

    Hal Ashby's obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But...

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  • 1959
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    The Cry of Jazz

    The Cry of Jazz

    5.9 1959 HD

    Filmed in Chicago & finished in 1959, The Cry of Jazz is filmmaker, composer and arranger Edward O. Bland's polemical essay on the politics of...

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  • 1994
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    Confessions: Two Faces of Evil

    Confessions: Two Faces of Evil

    4 1994 HD

    Two men being questioned in a police station on Christmas Eve both confess to the murder of a cop. With both stories seeming plausible, an...

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  • 1997
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    Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas

    Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas

    6.3 1997 HD

    Christmas abounds with traditions, from neighborhood carolers to lovingly decorated trees, but from where did all these rituals emerge? This...

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  • 1975
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    The Jeffersons

    The Jeffersons

    7.278 1975 HD

    Sitcom following a successful African-American couple, George and Louise “Weezyö Jefferson as they “move on up” from...

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  • 1977
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    CHiPs

    CHiPs

    6.785 1977 HD

    Lighthearted look at the adventures of two Highway Patrol officers in Los Angeles. The main characters are Jon Baker and Frank Poncherello, two...

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  • 1985
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    The Twilight Zone

    The Twilight Zone

    7.7 1985 HD

    This 1980s revival of the classic sci-fi series features a similar style to the original anthology series. Each episode tells a tale (sometimes two...

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  • 1999
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    Judging Amy

    Judging Amy

    7.514 1999 HD

    Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy...

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  • 1999
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    7.918 1999 HD

    In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate...

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  • 2007
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    Heartland

    Heartland

    6.5 2007 HD

    Dr. Nathaniel Grant is a pioneering organ-transplant surgeon who takes risks that other doctors would not in order to save the lives of his patients....

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  • 1951
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    Hallmark Hall of Fame

    Hallmark Hall of Fame

    8.8 1951 HD

    Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The...

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  • 2003
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    The Lyon's Den

    The Lyon's Den

    9.3 2003 HD

    John "Jack" Turner is a maverick scion from an American political dynasty, a "true believer," who must reconcile his passion for the purity of law in...

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  • 1961
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    The Defenders

    The Defenders

    6.167 1961 HD

    The Defenders is an American courtroom drama series . It starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed as father-and-son defense attorneys who specialized...

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  • 1978
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    The Critical List

    The Critical List

    1 1978 HD

    A hospital director in line for a federal cabinet post discovers that his private life may jeopardize the opportunity and then finds himself in the...

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  • 1959
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    Bonanza

    Bonanza

    7.52 1959 HD

    The High-Sierra adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their ranch while helping the surrounding community.

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  • 1985
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    Space

    Space

    6.5 1985 HD

    Space is a television mini-series. It is based on a novel of the same name by James A. Michener published in 1982.

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