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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
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 drama film written by Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman and directed by Miloš Forman.

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito
Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens
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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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Heather Graham, Danny DeVito
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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John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito
Get Shorty is a 1995 comedy-thriller film based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito, ...more

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Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Helen Slater
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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Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner
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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Mark Wahlberg, Danny DeVito, Stacey Dash
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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Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas
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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Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger
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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Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas
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Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard
Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. The film was directed by Tim Burton and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy ...more

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Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller
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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Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke
The Rainmaker is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Matt Damon, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by John Grisham. Danny DeVito, Danny ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow
Terms of Endearment is a 1983 comedy-drama film adapted from the novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry, directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra ...more

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Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker
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Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston
Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Sharon Stone
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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Tim Burton
Hoffa is a 1992 French-American biographical film directed by Danny DeVito and written by David Mamet, based on the life of Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa. Jack Nicholson plays Hoffa, and ...more

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Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito
Dumbo is a 2019 American fantasy adventure film directed by Tim Burton, based on the story by Helen Aberson. Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), a one-armed war veteran and former circus star, is ...more
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Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Larry Bird
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Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus, Michael Keaton
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Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise
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Reese Witherspoon, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Danny DeVito
Jack the Bear is a 1993 American drama film directed by Marshall Herskovitz, written by Steven Zaillian based on the novel by Dan McCall, and starring Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., ...more

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Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas
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