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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.

Barbra Streisand has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Diana Ross and Annie Lennox in terms of fame and success.

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Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, Anne Francis

Released: 1968

Directed by: William 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 ...more

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Every Song in Funny Girl, Ranked by Singability #28 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Timelisted on The Most Popular Broadway Musicals of All Time

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Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

Released: 1973

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

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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 ...more

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#275 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #92 of 591 The Best '70s Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving

Released: 1983

Directed by: Barbra 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

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#257 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #523 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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#415 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #114 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #464 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, George Carlin

Released: 1991

Directed by: Barbra 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 ...more

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#199 of 802 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #241 of 367 The Best Movies Based On Books #33 of 54 The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked

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Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Walter Matthau

Released: 1969

Directed by: Gene 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 ...more

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#183 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #91 of 123 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicalslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

Released: 1976

Directed by: Frank 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 ...more

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#264 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #221 of 301 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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#387 of 802 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #375 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #242 of 385 The Greatest Romantic Comedies Of All Time

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Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand, Bob Newhart

Released: 1970

Directed by: Vincente 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 ...more

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#206 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #22 of 30 The Best '70s Romantic Comedies Ranked

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Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Eli Wallach

Released: 1987

Directed by: Martin 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 ...more
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Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, James Caan

Released: 1975

Directed by: Herbert 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 ...more

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#251 of 377 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #97 of 196 Musical Movies With the Best Songs #264 of 321 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Buck Henry

Released: 1970

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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#328 of 591 The Best '70s Movies #23 of 28 The Best Movies With A Bird Name In The Title #122 of 201 The Best Comedy Movies Of The 1970s

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Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Rory Calhoun

Released: 1979

Directed by: Howard 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 ...more
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Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jay 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 ...more

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#711 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #144 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies #125 of 1,210 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Barbra Streisand, Yvonne Strahovski, Seth Rogen

Released: 2012

Directed by: Anne 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 ...more

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#29 of 47 The Best Mother-Son Movies Ever Made #33 of 44 The Best Seth Rogen Movies

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Barbra Streisand, Joe Pantoliano, Estelle Parsons

Released: 1974

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more
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Barbra Streisand, Stockard Channing, Conrad Bain

Released: 1972

Directed by: Irvin 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 ...more
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Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand

Released: 2010

Directed by: Paul 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 ...more

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#787 of 1,026 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #50 of 233 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #14 of 20 The Funniest Frat Pack Movies, Ranked

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Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Dennis Quaid

Released: 1981

Directed by: Jean-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