The Best Richard Pryor Movies Films

The Best Richard Pryor Movies

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List of the best Richard Pryor movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Richard Pryor is one of the best stand-up comedians of all-time and he also appeared in several films including Harlem Nights alongside fellow comics Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Richard Pryor'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 Richard Pryor movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Richard Pryor movies will be at the top of the list. Richard Pryor has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Richard Pryor movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Richard Pryor films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films in it, like Stir Crazy and The Mack.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Richard Pryor movies?" and "What are the greatest Richard Pryor roles of all time?" If you are a fan of stand-up comedians in film, you might also enjoy our list of best Chris Rock movies and best Eddie Murphy movies.


If you're a fan of Richard Pryor, then check out our lists of the best Gene Wilder and John Cleese movies as well.



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    Stir Crazy

    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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    See No Evil, Hear No Evil

    Kevin Spacey, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder

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    Harlem Nights

    Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

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  4. 4
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    Brewster's Millions

    Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis

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    Which Way Is Up?

    Richard Pryor, Margaret Avery, Paul Mooney

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    Silver Streak

    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty

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    Bustin' Loose

    Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, George Coe

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    Car Wash

    Danny DeVito, Richard Pryor, George Carlin

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    The Mack

    Richard Pryor, Juanita Moore, Roger E. Mosley

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    The Toy

    Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Wilfrid Hyde-White

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    Moving

    Richard Pryor, Stacey Dash, Rodney Dangerfield

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    Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling

    Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Michael Ironside

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    Blue Collar

    Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Ed Begley

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    Greased Lightning

    Richard Pryor, Pam Grier, Beau Bridges

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    Lady Sings the Blues

    Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams

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    Uptown Saturday Night

    Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Sidney Poitier

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    The Wiz

    Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor

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    The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

    Richard Pryor, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams

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    Another You

    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Vanessa L. Williams

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    The Muppet Movie

    Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

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    Critical Condition

    Richard Pryor, Wesley Snipes, Bob Saget

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    Some Kind of Hero

    Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ronny Cox

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    Superman III

    Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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    - 4
    California Suite

    Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine

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    Wild in the Streets

    Richard Pryor, Shelley Winters, Hal Holbrook

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    You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat
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    The Busy Body

    Richard Pryor, Sid Caesar, Anne Baxter

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    Wholly Moses!

    Richard Pryor, Dudley Moore, John Ritter

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    Mad Dog Time

    Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum

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    Carter’s Army

    Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, Rosey Grier

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    Lost Highway

    Richard Pryor, Gary Busey, Patricia Arquette

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    Adiós Amigo

    Richard Pryor, Fred Williamson, Mike Henry

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    Hit!

    Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, Noble Willingham

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    Some Call It Loving

    Richard Pryor, Zalman King, Carol White

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    In God We Tru$t

    Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman, Marty Feldman

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    The Three Muscatels

    Richard Pryor, Reynaldo Rey, Joe Torry

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    Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales
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