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The Best Bill Cosby Movies 

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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.

Is Bill Cosby your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Will Smith and Tom Selleck films lists too.

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Uptown Saturday Night
Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, 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
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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Bill Cosby, Sidney Poitier, Ossie Davis
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
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
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, James Earl Jones, Don Cheadle
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, Christine Ebersole, Jonathan Brandis
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, 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
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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Liza Minnelli, Bill Cosby, Mickey Rooney
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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Jennifer Lopez, Robin Williams, Diane Lane
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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Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine
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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I Spy Returns
Bill Cosby, Salli Richardson, Jonathan Hyde
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The Incredible Voyage of Bill Pinkney
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Bill Cosby, Amiri Baraka, M. K. Asante
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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Point Traverse
Bill Cosby, Derek Miller, Justin Major
"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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Bill Cosby, James Woods, Isabel Sanford
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
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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In Remembrance of Martin
Jimmy Carter, Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson
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Bill Cosby
Top Secret is a 1978 TV film directed by Paul Leaf.
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To All My Friends on Shore
Bill Cosby, Gloria Foster, Allan Sloane
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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Sirio Maccioni, Marco Maccioni, Mauro Maccioni
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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Hungry I Reunion
Bill Cosby, Phyllis Diller, Mort Sahl
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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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Man and Boy
Bill Cosby, Yaphet Kotto, Henry Silva
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