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The Best Albert Brooks Movies 

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Updated September 21, 2019 483 votes 149 voters 18.5k views 24 items

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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?"

Notable directors that have worked with Albert Brooks include names like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Judd Apatow.

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Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks

Released: 1991

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who arrives in the afterlife only to find that he must stand trial and justify his lifelong fears in order to advance to ...more

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Albert Brooks, Garry Marshall, Julie Hagerty

Released: 1985

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Lost in America is a 1985 comedy film directed by Albert Brooks and co-written by Brooks with Monica Johnson. The film stars Brooks alongside Julie Hagerty as a married couple who decide to quit ...more

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Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

Released: 1987

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Broadcast News is a 1987 romantic comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film concerns a virtuoso television news producer, who has daily emotional breakdowns, ...more

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Lisa Kudrow, Debbie Reynolds, Albert Brooks

Released: 1996

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Mother is a 1996 comedy-drama film directed by Albert Brooks, and was co-written by Brooks with Monica Johnson. The film stars Brooks and Debbie Reynolds.
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Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albert Brooks Movies
Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1976

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film ...more

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Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

Released: 2011

Directed by: Nicolas Winding

Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the ...more

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Albert Brooks, George Kennedy, James L. Brooks

Released: 1981

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Modern Romance is a 1981 comedy film directed by and starring Albert Brooks, who also co-wrote the script with Monica Mcgowan Johnson. It co-stars Kathryn Harrold and Bruno Kirby.

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Ryan Reynolds, Michael Douglas, Candice Bergen

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Fleming

The In-Laws is a 2003 American comedy film starring Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Candice Bergen, Robin Tunney, Maria Ricossa, Lindsay Sloane and Ryan Reynolds. The film is a remake of the ...more
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Tom Hanks, Hank Azaria, Minnie Driver

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Silverman

The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 American animated comedy film based on the Fox television series The Simpsons. The film was directed by David Silverman, and stars the regular television cast of Dan ...more

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Albert Brooks, Harry Shearer, Charles Grodin

Released: 1979

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Real Life is an American comedy film released in 1979. The first feature directed by Albert Brooks, who also co-authored the screenplay, it is a spoof of the 1973 reality television program An ...more
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Sharon Stone, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly

Released: 1999

Directed by: Albert Brooks

The Muse is a 1999 comedy film starring Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell and Jeff Bridges, directed by Brooks.
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Albert Brooks, Alexander Gould, Jean Michel Costeau

Released: 2003

Directed by: Roger Gould

Exploring the Reef is a humorous short documentary film included on the second disc of the Finding Nemo DVD. It features Jean-Michel Cousteau in a documentary film he is trying to make about ...more
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Albert Brooks, Penny Marshall, Fred Thompson

Released: 2006

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World is a 2005 film starring and directed by Albert Brooks. It was shown at the Dubai International Film Festival.
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Charlie Sheen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sandra Oh

Released: 1997

Directed by: Craig R. Baxley

Bad Day on the Block is a 1997 psychological thriller film directed by Craig R. Baxley. It stars Charlie Sheen and Mare Winningham. Although intended to be released in theaters, it was ...more
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John Goodman, Pauley Perrette, Gene Simmons

Released: 2001

Directed by: Christine Lahti

My First Mister is a 2001 film written by Jill Franklyn and directed by Christine Lahti. The film is the story of an alienated teen who forms an unlikely friendship with a lonely clothing store ...more
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Helen Mirren, James Spader, Anne Bancroft

Released: 1997

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Critical Care is a 1997 film directed by Sidney Lumet. The film is a satire about American medicine. The screenplay by Steven Schwartz is based on the novel by Richard Dooling and stars James ...more
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Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith

Released: 1983

Directed by: Steven Spielberg, George Miller, John Landis, Joe Dante

Twilight Zone: The Movie is a 1983 American anthology science-fiction fantasy horror film produced by Steven Spielberg and John Landis as a theatrical version of the 1959–64 TV series The ...more

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Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd

Released: 2012

Directed by: Judd Apatow

This Is 40 is a 2012 American spin-off comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Judd Apatow. It is a stand-alone sequel to the 2007 film Knocked Up and stars Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. ...more

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Dudley Moore, Albert Brooks, Nastassja Kinski

Released: 1984

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Unfaithfully Yours is a 1984 romantic comedy film directed by Howard Zieff, starring Dudley Moore and Nastassja Kinski and featuring Armand Assante and Albert Brooks. The screenplay was written ...more
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Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson

Released: 1980

Directed by: Howard Zieff

Private Benjamin is a 1980 American comedy film starring Goldie Hawn. The film was one of the biggest box office hits of 1980, and also spawned a short-lived television series. The film is ...more

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Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Out of Sight is a 1998 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and ...more

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Brendan Fraser, J.K. Simmons, Tony Bennett

Released: 1994

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

The Scout is a 1994 comedy film starring Brendan Fraser and Albert Brooks and directed by Michael Ritchie, the director of The Bad News Bears.
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Ian McKellen, Rosie O'Donnell, Nick Nolte

Released: 1994

Directed by: James L. Brooks

I'll Do Anything is a 1994 American dramedy film written and directed by James L. Brooks. Its primary plot concerns a down-on-his-luck actor who suddenly finds himself the sole caretaker of his ...more

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