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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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Defending Your Life Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Albert Brooks Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who dies and arrives in the afterlife only to find that he must stand trial and justify his lifelong fears in order to ...more

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Lost in America Albert Brooks, Garry Marshall, Julie Hagerty 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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Broadcast News Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter 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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Mother Lisa Kudrow, Debbie Reynolds, 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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Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, 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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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana 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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Drive Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan 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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The In-Laws Ryan Reynolds, Michael Douglas, Candice Bergen 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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The Simpsons Movie Tom Hanks, Hank Azaria, Minnie Driver 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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Modern Romance Albert Brooks, George Kennedy, James L. 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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Real Life Albert Brooks, Harry Shearer, Charles Grodin 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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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World Albert Brooks, Penny Marshall, Fred Thompson 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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Twilight Zone: The Movie Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith 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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The Muse Sharon Stone, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly The Muse is a 1999 comedy film starring Albert Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell and Jeff Bridges, directed by Brooks.

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The Scout Brendan Fraser, J.K. Simmons, Tony Bennett 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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My First Mister John Goodman, Pauley Perrette, Gene Simmons 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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Private Benjamin Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson 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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Out of Sight Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson Out of Sight is a 1998 American crime 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 ...more

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This Is 40 Megan Fox, Melissa McCarthy, Paul Rudd 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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Unfaithfully Yours Dudley Moore, Albert Brooks, Nastassja Kinski 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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I'll Do Anything Ian McKellen, Rosie O'Donnell, Nick Nolte 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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Exploring the Reef Albert Brooks, Alexander Gould, Jean Michel Costeau 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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Bad Day on the Block Charlie Sheen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sandra Oh 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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Critical Care Helen Mirren, James Spader, Anne Bancroft 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