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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

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    Mother
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    Mother

    Lisa Kudrow, Debbie Reynolds

    Released1996

    Directed byAlbert Brooks

    Mother is a 1996 comedy-drama film directed by Albert Brooks, and was co-written by Brooks... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Finding Nemo
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    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

    Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Defending Your Life
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    Defending Your Life

    Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1991

    Directed byAlbert Brooks

    Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who arrives in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Drive
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    Drive

    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling

    Released2011

    Directed byNicolas Winding

    Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Lost in America
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    Lost in America

    Albert Brooks, Garry Marshall

    Released1985

    Directed byAlbert Brooks

    Lost in America is a 1985 comedy film directed by Albert Brooks and co-written by Brooks with... more on Wikipedia

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    The In-Laws
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    The In-Laws

    Ryan Reynolds, Michael Douglas

    Released2003

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

    The In-Laws is a 2003 American comedy film starring Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Candice... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    The Simpsons Movie
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    12

    The Simpsons Movie

    Tom Hanks, Hank Azaria

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Silverman

    The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 American animated comedy film based on the Fox television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Broadcast News
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    10

    Broadcast News

    Jack Nicholson, John Cusack

    Released1987

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Twilight Zone: The Movie
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    Twilight Zone: The Movie

    Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow

    Released1983

    Directed bySteven Spielberg, George Miller, John Landis, Joe Dante

    Twilight Zone: The Movie is a 1983 American anthology science-fiction fantasy horror film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
    22
    4

    Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

    Albert Brooks, Penny Marshall

    Released2006

    Directed byAlbert Brooks

    Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World is a 2005 film starring and directed by Albert Brooks.... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Muse
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    12

    The Muse

    Sharon Stone, Jeff Bridges

    Released1999

    Directed byAlbert Brooks

    The Muse is a 1999 comedy film starring Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell and Jeff... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Modern Romance
    15
    2

    Modern Romance

    Albert Brooks, George Kennedy

    Released1981

    Directed byAlbert Brooks

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

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  • 13
    Exploring the Reef
    4
    4

    Exploring the Reef

    Albert Brooks, Alexander Gould

    Released2003

    Directed byRoger Gould

    Exploring the Reef is a humorous short documentary film included on the second disc of the... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Bad Day on the Block
    2
    2

    Bad Day on the Block

    Charlie Sheen, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released1997

    Directed byCraig R. Baxley

    Bad Day on the Block is a 1997 psychological thriller film directed by Craig R. Baxley. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Unfaithfully Yours
    15
    4

    Unfaithfully Yours

    Dudley Moore, Albert Brooks

    Released1984

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    Unfaithfully Yours is a 1984 romantic comedy film directed by Howard Zieff, starring Dudley... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    Taxi Driver
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    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

    Released1976

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Critical Care
    2
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    Critical Care

    Helen Mirren, James Spader

    Released1997

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Critical Care is a 1997 film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film is a satire about American... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Private Benjamin
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    10

    Private Benjamin

    Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks

    Released1980

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    Private Benjamin is a 1980 American comedy film starring Goldie Hawn. The film was one of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Out of Sight
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    Out of Sight

    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Out of Sight is a 1998 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    The Scout
    16
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    The Scout

    Brendan Fraser, J.K. Simmons

    Released1994

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    The Scout is a 1994 comedy film starring Brendan Fraser and Albert Brooks and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    I'll Do Anything
    11
    4

    I'll Do Anything

    Ian McKellen, Rosie O'Donnell

    Released1994

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    I'll Do Anything is a 1994 American dramedy film written and directed by James L. Brooks. Its... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Real Life
    11
    6

    Real Life

    Albert Brooks, Harry Shearer

    Released1979

    Directed byAlbert Brooks

    Real Life is an American comedy film released in 1979. The first feature directed by Albert... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    My First Mister
    7
    4

    My First Mister

    John Goodman, Pauley Perrette

    Released2001

    Directed byChristine Lahti

    My First Mister is a 2001 film written by Jill Franklyn and directed by Christine Lahti. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    This Is 40
    8
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    This Is 40

    Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy

    Released2012

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    This Is 40 is a 2012 American spin-off comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Judd... more on Wikipedia

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