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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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    Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson, Georg Stanford Brown

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    Gene Wilder, Zach Grenier, Kevin Spacey

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    Redd Foxx, Della Reese, Jasmine Guy

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    Cicely Tyson, Craig Richards, Richard Pryor

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    Rick Moranis, Jerry Orbach, Lin Shaye

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    Diane Rodriguez, Louise Johnson, Paul Mooney

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    George Carlin, Pepe Serna, Ivan Dixon

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    Roger E. Mosley, George Murdock, Juanita Moore

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    Jill Clayburgh, Gene Wilder, Clifton James

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    Billy Eckstine, Debbie Allen, Michael Ironside

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    Jackie Gleason, Virginia Capers, Teresa Ganzel

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    Rodney Dangerfield, Leslie Jordan, Rae Allen

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    Harvey Keitel, Chip Fields, Lane Smith

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    Anne Baxter, Sid Caesar, Dom DeLuise

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    Harry Belafonte, Bill Cosby, Flip Wilson

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    Edgar Bergen, James Coburn, Bob Hope

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    Vincent Schiavelli, Gene Wilder, Vanessa L. Williams

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    Jackie Cooper, Robert Vaughn, Margot Kidder

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    Rubén Blades, Joe Mantegna, Wesley Snipes

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    Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Ronny Cox

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    James Coburn, Bill Cosby, Elaine May

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    Hal Holbrook, Millie Perkins, Shelley Winters

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    Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Jeff Goldblum

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    Stephen Boyd, Billy Dee Williams, Moses Gunn

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    Robert Blake, Patricia Arquette, Robert Loggia

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    John Ritter, Richard B. Shull, Madeline Kahn

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    Billy Dee Williams, Tina Andrews, Norman Burton

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    Zalman King, Tisa Farrow, Richard Pryor

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    Fred Williamson, Mike Henry, Joy Lober

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    Joe Torry, Richard Pryor, Reynaldo Rey

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    Peter Boyle, Louise Lasser, Marty Feldman

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