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The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked

Updated December 12, 2019 1.5k votes 330 voters 47.2k views78 items

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

Arguing about which is the best Danny DeVito movie of all time? This crowdranked list will help you settle that debate once and for all. The order of these top Danny DeVito movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Danny DeVito movies will be at the top of the list. If you think the best Danny DeVito role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. We've included movie trailers when available, so if you haven't seen a movie on the list, you get a quick preview.

Danny DeVito's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning him millions upon millions of fans around the world. He has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Danny DeVito movie of all time is. He has also been in several high-profile TV shows, probably most notably It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. However, those aren't allowed on this list.

It's no coincidence that some of the best movies of all time also happen to star Danny DeVito. If you don't see a particularly good Danny DeVito movie on the list, please add it in. After all, this is supposed to be a comprehensive list of the best Danny DeVito movies.

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  • 1
    Hoffa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Hoffa

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1992

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    Hoffa is a 1992 French-American biographical film directed by Danny DeVito and written by... more on Wikipedia

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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1975

    Directed byMiloš Forman

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 drama film written by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman... more on Wikipedia

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    Throw Momma from the Train is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Throw Momma from the Train

    Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito

    Released1987

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    Throw Momma from the Train is a 1987 American black comedy film directed by Danny DeVito, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Johnny Dangerously is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Johnny Dangerously

    Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus

    Released1984

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Johnny Dangerously is a 1984 American parody of 1930s' movies. It was directed by Amy... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Batman Returns

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

    Released1992

    Directed byTim Burton

    Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Other People's Money is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Other People's Money

    Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck

    Released1991

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    Other People's Money is a 1991 drama/romantic comedy film starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Twins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Twins

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham

    Released1988

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Twins is a 1988 comedy film, produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Romancing the Stone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Romancing the Stone

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

    Released1984

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Romancing the Stone is a 1984 American action-adventure romantic comedy. Directed by Robert... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Ruthless People is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Ruthless People

    Danny DeVito, Bette Midler

    Released1986

    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

    Ruthless People is a 1986 black comedy film written by Dale Launer, directed by David Zucker,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Matilda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Matilda

    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny... more on Wikipedia

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    Get Shorty is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Get Shorty

    John Travolta, John Wayne

    Released1995

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Get Shorty is a 1995 comedy-thriller film based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name.... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    L.A. Confidential

    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe

    Released1997

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

    L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Death to Smoochy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Death to Smoochy

    Robin Williams, Edward Norton

    Released2002

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    This film is a 2002 American black comedy film directed by and starring Danny DeVito, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    The Rainmaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Rainmaker

    Matt Damon, Claire Danes

    Released1997

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Rainmaker is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Renaissance Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Renaissance Man

    Mark Wahlberg, Danny DeVito

    Released1994

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    Renaissance Man is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Danny... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Man on the Moon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Man on the Moon

    Courtney Love, Jim Carrey

    Released1999

    Directed byMiloš Forman

    Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical comedy–drama film about the late American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Hercules is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Hercules

    Danny DeVito, James Woods

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Junior is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Junior

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson

    Released1994

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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  • 19
    Heist is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Heist

    Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Mamet

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  • 20
    Big Fish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Big Fish

    Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor

    Released2003

    Directed byTim Burton

    Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
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    The War of the Roses is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The War of the Roses

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

    Released1989

    Directed byDanny DeVito, Thomas Lofaro

    This film is a 1989 American black comedy film based upon the 1981 novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Lorax is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    The Lorax

    Taylor Swift, Zac Efron

    Released2012

    Directed byKyle Balda, Chris Renaud

    Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is a 2012 American computer-animated 3D musical fantasy comedy film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    My Little Pony: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    My Little Pony: The Movie

    Danny DeVito, Cloris Leachman

    Released1986

    Directed byMichael Joens

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    Terms of Endearment is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Terms of Endearment

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1983

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    Terms of Endearment is a 1983 comedy-drama film adapted from the novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
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    Dumbo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
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    Dumbo

    Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton

    Released2019

    Directed byTim Burton

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