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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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#52 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time Every Song in Funny Girl, Ranked by Singabilitylisted 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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#299 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #173 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted 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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#867 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #375 of 1,196 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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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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#274 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #403 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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#224 of 351 The Best Movies Based On Books #273 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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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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#53 of 127 The Best Oscar-Winning Scores #18 of 23 The Best Musical Movies Nominated for Best Picturelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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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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#257 of 376 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #86 of 99 The Greatest Movie Remakes of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Buck Henry

Released: 1970

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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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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#266 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #167 of 379 The Greatest Romantic Comedies of All Time

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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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#25 of 119 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals #250 of 324 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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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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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, 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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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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#527 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #190 of 803 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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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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#771 of 1,009 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #22 of 26 The Funniest Comedy Movies About Parenting

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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