Entertainment
1.4k voters

The Best Barbra Streisand Movies

Updated December 8, 2020 5.2k votes 1.4k voters 96.4k views19 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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.

list.itemsDescription

...more
  • 1
    393
    67

    Funny Girl

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif

    Released1968

    Released1968

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    Directed byWilliam Wyler

    Funny Girl, the film, is a 1968 American biographical romantic musical comedy-drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart was adapted from her book for the eponymous stage...  more

    More Funny Girl 

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

  • 2
    274
    59

    What's Up, Doc?

    Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid

    Released1972

    Released1972

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    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

    More What's Up, Doc? 

    #283 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies Of All Time#192 of 307 The Best Ensemble Movies

  • 3
    298
    81

    Yentl

    Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin

    Released1983

    Released1983

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

    Yentl is a 1983 romantic musical drama film from United Artists, and directed, co-written, co-produced, and starring Barbra Streisand based on the play of the same name by Leah Napolin and Isaac...  more

    More Yentl 

    #490 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#75 of 198 The Biggest Tearjerker Movies of All Time

  • 4
    247
    70

    Hello, Dolly!

    Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong

    Released1969

    Released1969

    Directed byGene Kelly

    Directed byGene Kelly

    Hello, Dolly! is a 1969 romantic comedy musical film based on the Broadway production of the same name. The film follows the story of Dolly Levi, as she travels to Yonkers, New York, to find a match...  more

    More Hello, Dolly! 

    #11 of 96 Great Period Movies Set in the 19th Century#25 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the 1960s

  • 5
    257
    75

    The Prince of Tides

    Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte

    Released1991

    Released1991

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

    The Prince of Tides is a 1991 romantic drama film based on the 1986 novel of the same name. The film stars Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte. It tells the story of the narrator's struggle to overcome...  more

    More The Prince of Tides 

    #241 of 373 The Best Movies Based On Books#17 of 50 The Best Oscar-Nominated Movies of the '90s

  • 6
    268
    87

    A Star Is Born

    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey

    Released1976

    Released1976

    Directed byFrank Pierson

    Directed byFrank Pierson

    A Star Is Born is a 1976 American rock music musical film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand, who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an established...  more

    More A Star Is Born 

    #114 of 140 The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Time#218 of 272 The Greatest Soundtracks Of All Time

  • 7
    189
    52

    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

    Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand

    Released1970

    Released1970

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is a 1970 musical/romantic fantasy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. The screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner is adapted from his book for the 1965 stage production of...  more
  • 8
    219
    78

    The Mirror Has Two Faces

    Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1996

    Released1996

    Directed byBarbra Streisand

    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

    More 

    #555 of 785 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#39 of 73 The Best Jeff Bridges Movies

  • 9
    373
    174

    The Way We Were

    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Released1973

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    Is this one of the best Robert Redford movies?

    The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, and directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by Arthur Laurents was based on his college days...  more

    More The Way We Were 

    #266 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#107 of 552 The Best '70s Movies

  • 10
    179
    59

    Nuts

    Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1987

    Released1987

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Directed byMartin Ritt

    Nuts is a 1987 American drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Barbra Streisand and Richard Dreyfuss. The screenplay by Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, and Alvin Sargent is based on Topor's 1979...  more
  • 11
    154
    51

    The Owl and the Pussycat

    Barbra Streisand, George Segal

    Released1970

    Released1970

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    More The Owl and the Pussycat 

    #21 of 28 The Best Movies With A Bird Name In The Title#29 of 66 The Best Romance Movies of the 1970s

  • 12
    162
    58

    Funny Lady

    Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif

    Released1975

    Released1975

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    Funny Lady is a 1975 American biographical musical comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross and starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall and Ben Vereen. A sequel to the...  more

    More Funny Lady 

    #81 of 362 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time#78 of 207 Musical Movies With The Best Songs

  • 13
    132
    62

    The Main Event

    Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal

    Released1979

    Released1979

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    Directed byHoward Zieff

    The Main Event is a 1979 comedy starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal, written by Gail Parent and directed by Howard Zieff. The film received negative reviews from critics, but was among the top...  more
  • 14
    130
    68

    Meet the Fockers

    Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

    Released2004

    Released2004

    Directed byJay Roach

    Directed byJay Roach

    Meet the Fockers is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Jay Roach and the sequel to Meet the Parents. The film stars Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner...  more

    More Meet the Fockers 

    #701 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#400 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • 15
    110
    55

    For Pete's Sake

    Barbra Streisand, Joe Pantoliano

    Released1974

    Released1974

    Directed byPeter Yates

    Directed byPeter Yates

    For Pete's Sake is a 1974 American screwball comedy film directed by Peter Yates. The screenplay by Stanley Shapiro and Maurice Richlin chronicles the misadventures of a Brooklyn housewife. In 1977...  more
  • 16
    82
    60

    Up the Sandbox

    Barbra Streisand, Stockard Channing

    Released1972

    Released1972

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

    Up the Sandbox is a 1972 American drama/comedy film directed by Irvin Kershner, starring Barbra Streisand. Paul Zindel's screenplay, based on the novel by Anne Roiphe, focuses on Margaret Reynolds, a...  more
  • 17
    77
    81

    Little Fockers

    Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro

    Released2010

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul Weitz

    Directed byPaul Weitz

    Little Fockers is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Paul Weitz, and the third movie in the Meet the Parents franchise. Jack Byrne (Robert De Niro) is still reluctant about making son-in-law...  more

    More Little Fockers 

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

  • 18
    60
    68

    All Night Long

    Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman

    Released1981

    Released1981

    Directed byJean-Claude Tramont

    Directed byJean-Claude Tramont

    All Night Long is a 1981 comedy film starring Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Diane Ladd, Dennis Quaid, Kevin Dobson, and William Daniels, written by W. D. Richter and directed by Jean-Claude Tramont....  more
  • 19
    113
    174

    The Guilt Trip

    Barbra Streisand, Yvonne Strahovski

    Released2012

    Released2012

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    The Guilt Trip is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Anne Fletcher from a screenplay written by Dan Fogelman, starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen, who both also served as executive...  more

    More The Guilt Trip 

    #42 of 52 The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies#31 of 60 The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made