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The Best Austin Pendleton Movies

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

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

List features films like Guarding Tess and Manna from Heaven.

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


  • 1

    Finding Nemo

    Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe


    Directed byAndrew 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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  • 2

    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci


    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce...  more

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  • 3

    What's Up, Doc?

    Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid


    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, and Madeline Kahn in her first feature film role....  more

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  • 4

    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe


    Directed byRon Howard

    A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva...  more

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  • 5

    Short Circuit

    Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy


    Directed byJohn Badham

    Short Circuit is a 1986 American comic science fiction film directed by John Badham, and written by S. S. Wilson and Brent Maddock. The film's plot centers upon an experimental military robot which...  more

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  • 6

    The Muppet Movie

    Steve Martin, Mel Brooks


    Directed byJames Frawley

    The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's...  more

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  • 7

    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan


    Directed byBarbra Streisand

    The Mirror Has Two Faces is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film produced and directed by Barbra Streisand, who also stars. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese is loosely based on the 1958...  more


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  • 8

    Christmas with the Kranks

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd


    Directed byJoe Roth

    Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It was directed by Joe Roth with a screenplay by Chris Columbus, and...  more
  • 9


    Martin Sheen, Orson Welles


    Directed byMike Nichols

    Catch-22 is a 1970 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Joseph Heller. In creating a black comedy revolving around the "lunatic characters" of Heller's satirical novel set at a fictional...  more

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  • 10

    Mr. & Mrs. Bridge

    Paul Newman, Kyra Sedgwick


    Directed byJames Ivory

    Mr. & Mrs. Bridge is a 1990 Merchant Ivory film based on the novels by Evan S. Connell of the same name. It is directed by James Ivory, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and produced by...  more
  • 11

    2 Days in the Valley

    Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher


    Directed byJohn Herzfeld

    2 Days in the Valley is a 1996 film directed by John Herzfeld that revolves around the events over 48 hours in the lives of a group of people who are drawn together....  more
  • 12

    My Boyfriend's Back

    Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger


    Directed byBob Balaban

    My Boyfriend's Back is a 1993 American romantic black comedy film directed by Bob Balaban which tells the story of Johnny Dingle, a teenage boy who returns as a zombie to meet Missy McCloud, the girl...  more

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  • 13

    Starting Over

    Kevin Bacon, Burt Reynolds


    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    Starting Over is a 1979 American comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen and Jill Clayburgh which tells the story of a recently divorced man who is torn between his new girlfriend and his...  more
  • 14


    Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing


    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Skidoo is an American comedy film directed by Otto Preminger, starring Jackie Gleason and Carol Channing, written by Doran William Cannon and released by Paramount Pictures on December 19, 1968. ...  more
  • 15

    Two Much

    Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas


    Directed byFernando Trueba

    Two Much is a 1995 romantic screwball comedy film based on Donald Westlake's novel of the same name, and is also a remake of the 1984 French comedy film Le Jumeau, which was also based on Westlake's...  more
  • 16

    Guarding Tess

    Nicolas Cage, Shirley MacLaine


    Directed byHugh Wilson

    Guarding Tess is a 1994 film starring Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage, directed by Hugh Wilson. MacLaine plays a fictional former First Lady protected by an entourage of Secret Service agents led...  more

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  • 17

    The Thief Who Came to Dinner

    Jacqueline Bissett, Ryan O'Neal


    Directed byBud Yorkin

    The Thief Who Came to Dinner is a 1973 comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin and based on the novel by Terrence Lore Smith. The film stars Ryan O'Neal and Jacqueline Bisset, with Charles Cioffi, Warren...  more
  • 18

    The 4th Floor

    Juliette Lewis, William Hurt


    Directed byJosh Klausner

    The 4th Floor is a 1999 film, written and directed by Josh Klausner. The film stars Juliette Lewis, William Hurt, Shelley Duvall and Austin Pendleton. The film was released in 1999 in Germany, but...  more
  • 19

    The Associate

    Whoopi Goldberg, Allison Janney


    Directed byDonald Petrie

    The Associate is a 1996 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Timothy Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Austin Pendleton and Lainie Kazan. The film is a remake of the 1979 French film...  more

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  • 20

    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

    Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf


    Directed byOliver Stone

    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a 2010 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone, a sequel to Wall Street. The film takes place in New York, 23 years after the original and revolves around the...  more
  • 21

    A River Made to Drown In

    Richard Chamberlain, Talia Shire


    Directed byJames Merendino

    A River Made to Drown In is a 1997 drama film starring Michael Imperioli, Richard Chamberlain, Ute Lemper and James Duval. Directed by James Merendino, Merendino had his name removed and the film is...  more
  • 22

    Joe the King

    Kate Mara, Val Kilmer


    Directed byFrank Whaley

    Joe the King is a 1999 drama film, written and directed by Frank Whaley, based largely on his own childhood and the childhood of his brother. It stars Noah Fleiss, Val Kilmer, Karen Young, Ethan...  more
  • 23

    Fast Food Fast Women

    Sandrine Holt, Louise Lasser


    Directed byAmos Kollek

    Fast Food Fast Women is a 2000 American romantic comedy written and directed by Amos Kollek and financed by French and Italian production companies. The tag line for the film was "There are 18...  more
  • 24

    Hello Again

    Sela Ward, Gabriel Byrne


    Directed byFrank Perry

    Hello Again is a 1987 American romantic fantasy-comedy film, directed and produced by Frank Perry, written by Susan Isaacs and starring Shelley Long, Judith Ivey, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen, Sela...  more

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  • 25

    The Great Smokey Roadblock

    Susan Sarandon, Henry Fonda


    Directed byJohn Leone

    The Great Smokey Roadblock is a 1977 comedy drama film written and directed by John Leone....  more