The Best Austin Pendleton Movies 

Updated September 23, 2019 232 votes 44 voters 3.1k views 48 items

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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?"

Austin Pendleton has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Ron Howard and John Fortenberry.

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Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

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Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jonathan 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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Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ron 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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Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1972

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more

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Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy, Austin Pendleton

Released: 1986

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor

Released: 1979

Directed by: James Frawley

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Allen

Released: 2004

Directed by: Joe 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, ...more
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The Mirror Has Two Faces Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Barbra 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 ...more

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Martin Sheen, Orson Welles, Jon Voight

Released: 1970

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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Paul Newman, Kyra Sedgwick, Blythe Danner

Released: 1990

Directed by: James Ivory

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Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher, James Spader

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Herzfeld

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Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Released: 1993

Directed by: Bob Balaban

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Kevin Bacon, Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen

Released: 1979

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

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Skidoo Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing, Burgess Meredith

Released: 1968

Directed by: Otto Preminger

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Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Daryl Hannah

Released: 1996

Directed by: Fernando Trueba

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Nicolas Cage, Shirley MacLaine, Richard Griffiths

Released: 1994

Directed by: Hugh 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 ...more
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Juliette Lewis, William Hurt, Artie Lange

Released: 1999

Directed by: Josh 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, ...more
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Jacqueline Bissett, Ryan O'Neal, Ned Beatty

Released: 1973

Directed by: Bud 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, ...more
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Whoopi Goldberg, Allison Janney, Eli Wallach

Released: 1996

Directed by: Donald 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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Released: 2010

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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Richard Chamberlain, Talia Shire, Richard Riehle

Released: 1997

Directed by: James Merendino

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Kate Mara, Val Kilmer, Ethan Hawke

Released: 1999

Directed by: Frank Whaley

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Sandrine Holt, Louise Lasser, Austin Pendleton

Released: 2000

Directed by: Amos Kollek

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Sela Ward, Gabriel Byrne, Shelley Long

Released: 1987

Directed by: Frank Perry

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Susan Sarandon, Henry Fonda, Eileen Brennan

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Leone

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