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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 these top Barbra Streisand movies 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 Funny Girl is a 1968 romantic musical film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Isobel Lennart was adapted from her book for the stage musical of the same title. It is loosely based on ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods 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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Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn 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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Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving 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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Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, George Carlin 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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Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Walter Matthau 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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Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson 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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Jack Nicholson, Barbra Streisand, Bob Newhart 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, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson 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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Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Eli Wallach 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 Funny Lady is a 1975 musical film starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall, and Ben Vereen. A sequel to the 1968 film Funny Girl, it is a highly fictionalized account ...more

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Barbra Streisand, George Segal, Buck Henry The Owl and the Pussycat is a 1970 romantic comedy film directed by Herbert Ross and starring Barbra Streisand and George Segal. Streisand plays the role of a somewhat uneducated actress, model ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Rory Calhoun 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, Yvonne Strahovski, Seth Rogen 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 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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Barbra Streisand, Joe Pantoliano, Estelle Parsons 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 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 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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Barbra Streisand, Gene Hackman, Dennis Quaid 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