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The Best Barbra Streisand Movies

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At last: a list of the best Barbra Streisand movies, ranked best to worst, with movie trailers when available. Barbra Streisand's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. She may be best known for her powerful vocals on tracks like People and Somewhere, but this Oscar-winner has an incredibly wide-ranging filmography: Classics like Funny GirlThe Way We Were, The Main Event, The Prince of Tides, and Yentl show of the actress's many talents beyond what she's done in her most famous musicals The order of this Barbra Streisand movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Barbra Streisand movies will be at the top of the list. 


This list answers the questions, "What are the best Barbra Streisand movies?" and "What are the greatest Barbra Streisand roles of all time?" The greatest Barbra Streisand performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.  If you think the best Barbra Streisand role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Streisand's musical movies, you might also enjoy our list of best Bette Midler movies and best Judy Garland movies.

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    Funny Girl

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif
    Funny Girl, the film, is a 1968 American biographical romantic musical comedy-drama film...  more

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    Every Song in Funny Girl, Ranked by Singability#57 of 87 The Most Popular Broadway Musicals of All Time

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    What's Up, Doc?

    Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid
    What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter...  more

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    #203 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies#151 of 175 Movies That Should Be Made Into Broadway Musicals

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    Yentl

    Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin
    Yentl is a 1983 romantic musical drama film from United Artists, and directed, co-written,...  more

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    #490 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#72 of 197 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

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    Hello, Dolly!

    Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong
    Hello, Dolly! is a 1969 romantic comedy musical film based on the Broadway production of the...  more

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    #13 of 95 Great Period Movies Set in the 19th Century#4 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the 1960s

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    The Prince of Tides

    Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte
    The Prince of Tides is a 1991 romantic drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name....  more

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    #239 of 376 The Best Movies Based On Books#18 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s

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    A Star Is Born

    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey
    A Star Is Born is a 1976 American rock music musical film telling the story of a young woman,...  more

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    #117 of 195 The Best Movies About Music#225 of 291 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

    Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand
    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is a 1970 musical/romantic fantasy film directed by...  more
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    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan
    The Mirror Has Two Faces is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film produced and directed...  more

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    #546 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#90 of 92 The Best Movies About Marriage

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    The Way We Were

    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford

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    The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert...  more

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    #266 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#42 of 43 30+ Very Preppy Movies with the Preppiest Characters

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    Nuts

    Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss
    Nuts is a 1987 American drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Barbra Streisand and...  more
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    The Owl and the Pussycat

    Barbra Streisand, George Segal

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    #326 of 552 The Best '70s Movies#25 of 28 The Best Movies With A Bird Name In The Title

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    Funny Lady

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif
    Funny Lady is a 1975 American biographical musical comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross...  more

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    #98 of 357 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time#66 of 206 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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    The Main Event

    Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal
    The Main Event is a 1979 comedy starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal, written by Gail...  more
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    Meet the Fockers

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand
    Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet...  more

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    #386 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#705 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    For Pete's Sake

    Barbra Streisand, Joe Pantoliano
    For Pete's Sake is a 1974 American screwball comedy film directed by Peter Yates. The...  more
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    The Guilt Trip

    Barbra Streisand, Yvonne Strahovski
    The Guilt Trip is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Anne Fletcher from a...  more

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    #39 of 51 The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies#25 of 60 The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made

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    Up the Sandbox

    Barbra Streisand, Stockard Channing
    Up the Sandbox is a 1972 American drama/comedy film directed by Irvin Kershner, starring...  more
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    Little Fockers

    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro
    Little Fockers is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Paul Weitz, and the third movie in...  more

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    #62 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#107 of 135 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series

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    All Night Long

    Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman
    All Night Long is a 1981 comedy film starring Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Diane Ladd,...  more