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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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Brewster's Millions Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil Kevin Spacey, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder

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Silver Streak Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty

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Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall

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Car Wash Danny DeVito, Richard Pryor, George Carlin

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Bustin' Loose Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, George Coe

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Which Way Is Up? Richard Pryor, Margaret Avery, Paul Mooney

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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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Greased Lightning Richard Pryor, Pam Grier, Beau Bridges

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Blue Collar Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Ed Begley

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The Mack Richard Pryor, Juanita Moore, Roger E. Mosley

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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Michael Ironside

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Lady Sings the Blues Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams

The Best 14A Drama Movies 15 Amazing Roles Almost Played by Nicolas Cage

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Uptown Saturday Night Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Sidney Poitier

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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Richard Pryor, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams

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The Wiz Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor

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Another You Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Vanessa L. Williams

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Critical Condition Richard Pryor, Wesley Snipes, Bob Saget

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The Muppet Movie Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

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Superman III Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder

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Some Kind of Hero Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ronny Cox

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Wholly Moses! Richard Pryor, Dudley Moore, John Ritter

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California Suite Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine

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Mad Dog Time Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum

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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 Richard Pryor, Zalman King, Allen Garfield

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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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Carter’s Army Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, Rosey Grier

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The Busy Body Richard Pryor, Sid Caesar, Anne Baxter

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Adiós Amigo Richard Pryor, Fred Williamson, Mike Henry

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Lost Highway Richard Pryor, Gary Busey, Patricia Arquette

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Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales Richard Pryor

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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