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The Best Albert Brooks Movies

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List of the best Albert Brooks movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Albert Brooks'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 Albert Brooks movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Albert Brooks movies will be at the top of the list. Albert Brooks has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Albert Brooks movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Albert Brooks films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List features films like The Scout, Out of Sight, and many more

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Albert Brooks movies?" and "What are the greatest Albert Brooks roles of all time?"


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    Broadcast News

    Jack Nicholson, John Cusack
    Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L....  more

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    Lisa Kudrow, Debbie Reynolds
    Mother is a 1996 comedy-drama film directed by Albert Brooks, and was co-written by Brooks...  more
  • 3

    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe
    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by...  more

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  • 4

    Modern Romance

    Albert Brooks, George Kennedy
    Modern Romance is a 1981 comedy film directed by and starring Albert Brooks, who also co-wrote...  more

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    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling
    Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring...  more

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    Defending Your Life

    Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine
    Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who arrives in the...  more

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    The In-Laws

    Ryan Reynolds, Michael Douglas
    The In-Laws is a 2003 American comedy film starring Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Candice...  more
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    The Simpsons Movie

    Tom Hanks, Hank Azaria
    The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 American animated comedy film based on the Fox television series...  more

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    Lost in America

    Albert Brooks, Garry Marshall
    Lost in America is a 1985 comedy film directed by Albert Brooks and co-written by Brooks with...  more

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    Twilight Zone: The Movie

    Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow
    Twilight Zone: The Movie is a 1983 American anthology science-fiction fantasy horror film...  more

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    Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

    Albert Brooks, Penny Marshall
    Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World is a 2005 film starring and directed by Albert Brooks....  more
  • 12

    The Muse

    Sharon Stone, Jeff Bridges
    The Muse is a 1999 comedy film starring Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell and Jeff...  more
  • 13

    Exploring the Reef

    Albert Brooks, Alexander Gould
    Exploring the Reef is a humorous short documentary film included on the second disc of the...  more
  • 14

    My First Mister

    John Goodman, Pauley Perrette
    My First Mister is a 2001 film written by Jill Franklyn and directed by Christine Lahti. The...  more
  • 15

    Bad Day on the Block

    Charlie Sheen, Sarah Jessica Parker
    Bad Day on the Block is a 1997 psychological thriller film directed by Craig R. Baxley. It...  more
  • 16

    Critical Care

    Helen Mirren, James Spader
    Critical Care is a 1997 film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film is a satire about American...  more
  • 17

    This Is 40

    Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy
    This Is 40 is a 2012 American spin-off comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Judd...  more

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    Unfaithfully Yours

    Dudley Moore, Albert Brooks
    Unfaithfully Yours is a 1984 romantic comedy film directed by Howard Zieff, starring Dudley...  more
  • 19

    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster
    Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin...  more

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    Private Benjamin

    Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks
    Private Benjamin is a 1980 American comedy film starring Goldie Hawn. The film was one of the...  more

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    Out of Sight

    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney
    Out of Sight is a 1998 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore...  more

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    The Scout

    Brendan Fraser, J.K. Simmons
    The Scout is a 1994 comedy film starring Brendan Fraser and Albert Brooks and directed by...  more
  • 23

    Real Life

    Albert Brooks, Harry Shearer
    Real Life is an American comedy film released in 1979. The first feature directed by Albert...  more
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    I'll Do Anything

    Ian McKellen, Rosie O'Donnell
    I'll Do Anything is a 1994 American dramedy film written and directed by James L. Brooks. Its...  more

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