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The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked 

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List Rules Vote 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.

Danny DeVito is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Tim Burton, Brian De Palma and Steven Soderbergh. If Danny DeVito movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Chevy Chase and Billy Crystal too.

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1975

Directed by: Miloš Forman

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham, Danny DeVito

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Twins is a 1988 comedy film, produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins who were separated at birth. The core of the film is the relationship between DeVito's streetwise ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito

Released: 1992

Directed by: Tim Burton

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John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito

Released: 1995

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Danny DeVito Movies of All Time, Ranked
Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

Released: 1997

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same title, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series. Like the book, the film tells the story of a group of ...more

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Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner

Released: 1987

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Throw Momma from the Train is a 1987 American black comedy film directed by Danny DeVito, and starring DeVito and Billy Crystal, with Rob Reiner, Anne Ramsey, Branford Marsalis, Kim Greist, and ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

Released: 1984

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Romancing the Stone is a 1984 American action-adventure romantic comedy. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, it stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. The film was followed by a 1985 ...more

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Mark Wahlberg, Danny DeVito, Stacey Dash

Released: 1994

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Renaissance Man is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Cliff Robertson and Mark Wahlberg in his film debut. In Australia, ...more

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Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens

Released: 1996

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same ...more

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Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Helen Slater

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

Ruthless People is a 1986 black comedy film written by Dale Launer, directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, and starring Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Anita ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

Released: 1989

Directed by: Danny DeVito, Thomas Lofaro

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Released: 2003

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

Released: 1997

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow

Released: 1983

Directed by: James L. Brooks

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Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker

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Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker

Released: 1996

Directed by: Tim Burton

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Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

Released: 2002

Directed by: Jay Roach

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Tim Burton

Released: 1992

Directed by: Danny DeVito

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Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird

Released: 1996

Directed by: Joe Pytka

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Sharon Stone

Released: 1993

Directed by: John McTiernan

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Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller

Released: 1991

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Other People's Money is a 1991 drama/romantic comedy film starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck and Penelope Ann Miller. It was based on the play of the same name by Jerry Sterner. The film ...more
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Reese Witherspoon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Danny DeVito

Released: 1993

Directed by: Marshall Herskovitz

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Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus, Michael Keaton

Released: 1984

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

Released: 1985

Directed by: Lewis Teague, David Teague

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Danny DeVito, Richard Pryor, George Carlin

Released: 1976

Directed by: Michael Schultz

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