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The Best Bill Cosby Movies 

Updated June 14, 2019 678 votes 155 voters 26k views

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List of the best Bill Cosby movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Bill Cosby became the perfect TV dad with The Cosby Show, but his filmography proves that he is also the perfect movie star. Bill Cosby's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Bill Cosby movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Bill Cosby movies will be at the top of the list. Bill Cosby has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Bill Cosby movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Bill Cosby films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Bill Cosby role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Bill Cosby performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list has a variety of films in it, from Ghost Dad to The Meteor Man.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Bill Cosby movies?" and "What are the greatest Bill Cosby roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Cosby's family friendly fare, you might also enjoy our list of best Tim Allen movies and best Will Smith movies.

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Bill Cosby

Released: 1983

Directed by: Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby: Himself is a 1983 stand-up comedy film featuring Bill Cosby. Filmed before a live audience at the Hamilton Place Theatre, in Hamilton, Ontario, Cosby gives the audience his views ...more
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Uptown Saturday Night Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Sidney Poitier

Released: 1974

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Uptown Saturday Night is a 1974 comedy film written by Richard Wesley, and directed by Sidney Poitier, who also stars in this film, along with Bill Cosby and Harry Belafonte. Cosby and Poitier ...more
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Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis

Released: 1975

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Let's Do It Again is a 1975 film starring Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby and Jimmie Walker plus an all star black cast. The film, directed by Poitier, is about blue-collar workers who decide to rig ...more

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Raquel Welch, Bill Cosby, Dick Butkus

Released: 1976

Directed by: Peter Yates

Mother, Jugs & Speed is a 1976 black comedy film directed by Peter Yates. It stars Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch, Harvey Keitel, and Larry Hagman as employees of an independent ambulance service ...more

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Bill Cosby, Raven-Symoné, Dania Ramirez

Released: 2004

Directed by: Joel Zwick

Fat Albert is a 2004 live-action/animated comedy film based on the Filmation animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. The film was produced by Davis Entertainment for 20th Century Fox, and ...more

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Bill Cosby, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Brandis

Released: 1990

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

Ghost Dad is a 1990 American fantasy comedy film directed by Sidney Poitier and starring Bill Cosby, in which a widower's spirit is able to communicate with his children. It was critically ...more

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Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle

Released: 1993

Directed by: Robert Townsend

The Meteor Man is a 1993 American superhero comedy film written by, directed by, and starring Robert Townsend with supporting roles done by Marla Gibbs, Eddie Griffin, Robert Guillaume, James ...more

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Bill Cosby, James Earl Jones, Sidney Poitier

Released: 1977

Directed by: Sidney Poitier

A Piece of the Action is a 1977 comedy crime film starring Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby. Poitier also directed the film. This was the third film pairing of Poitier and Cosby following Uptown ...more
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Bill Cosby, Elliott Gould, Lillian Müller

Released: 1981

Directed by: Steven Hilliard Stern

The Devil and Max Devlin is a 1981 film produced by Walt Disney Productions, directed by Steven Hilliard Stern and starring Elliott Gould, Bill Cosby and Susan Anspach. The film was considered ...more

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Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams, Diane Lane

Released: 1996

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Jack is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Diane Lane, Jennifer Lopez, Fran Drescher, Bill Cosby, and Brian Kerwin. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Williams ...more

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Liza Minnelli, Bill Cosby, Mickey Rooney

Released: 1974

Directed by: Don Bluth, Hal Sutherland

Journey Back To Oz is a 1974 Filmation Studios animated film and an unofficial sequel to the 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. It is loosely based on L. Frank Baum's second Oz novel, The Marvelous ...more

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I Spy Returns Bill Cosby, Salli Richardson, Jonathan Hyde
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Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine

Released: 1978

Directed by: Herbert Ross

California Suite is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Herbert Ross. The screenplay by Neil Simon is based on his play of the same title. Similar to his earlier Plaza Suite, the film ...more
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The Incredible Voyage of Bill Pinkney

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Cerre

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Bill Cosby, Amiri Baraka, M. K. Asante

Released: 2005

Directed by: Owen 'Alik Shahadah

500 Years Later is the title of an independent documentary film directed by Owen 'Alik Shahadah, written by M. K. Asante, Jr. released in 2005. It won five international film festival awards in ...more
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Bill Cosby, James Woods, Isabel Sanford

Released: 1972

Directed by: Robert Culp

Hickey & Boggs is a 1972 neo-noir detective movie written by Walter Hill and directed by Robert Culp. The film marks the first reunion of Culp and Bill Cosby since they starred together in ...more
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Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Tom Courtenay

Released: 1987

Directed by: Paul Weiland

Leonard Part 6 is a 1987 comedy film that parodies spy movies. It was directed by Paul Weiland and starred Bill Cosby, who also produced the film and wrote its story. The movie also starred Joe ...more

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Point Traverse Bill Cosby, Derek Miller, Justin Major

Released: 2009

Directed by: Albert Shin

"POINT TRAVERSE tells the story of two childhood friends, Adwin (Will Ennis) and Cael (Dave Rachar), who have followed separate paths in life. Adwin leads a solitary, structured life as the ...more
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In Remembrance of Martin Jimmy Carter, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson

Released: 1986

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To All My Friends on Shore Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster, Allan Sloane

Released: 1972

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

To All My Friends On Shore is an Emmy-winning 1972 television film drama starring Bill Cosby, and co-starring Gloria Foster. Cosby not only starred in the film, but produced it and worked on the ...more
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Bill Cosby

Released: 1978

Directed by: Paul Leaf

Top Secret is a 1978 TV film directed by Paul Leaf.
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Sirio Maccioni, Marco Maccioni, Mauro Maccioni

Released: 2007

Directed by: Andrew Rossi

Le Cirque: A Table In Heaven is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Andrew Rossi about the reopening of the Le Cirque restaurant in New York City. Before being released by HBO, the film ...more
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Released: 2004

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Lightning in a Bottle is a 2004 documentary film directed by Antoine Fuqua. A documentary on the blues, shot at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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Hungry I Reunion Bill Cosby, Phyllis Diller, Mort Sahl

Released: 1981

Directed by: Thomas A. Cohen

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Man and Boy Bill Cosby, Yaphet Kotto, Henry Silva

Released: 1971

Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer

Man and Boy is a 1971 American drama film directed by E.W. Swackhamer and starring Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster and George Spell. In the wake of the American Civil War an ex-soldier and his family ...more