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The Best Bill Murray Movies

Updated October 18, 2019 12.4k votes 2.1k voters 74.6k views49 items

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The best Bill Murray movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Bill Murray got his start at Second City in Chicago before joining the cast of Saturday Night Live and going on to star in classic comedies. Bill Murray's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world.

The order of this list of top Bill Murray movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Bill Murray movies will be at the top of the list. Bill Murray has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Bill Murray movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Bill Murray films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

With films ranging from Caddyshack to Lost in Translation, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

What are the best Bill Murray movies? What are the greatest Bill Murray roles of all time? If you are a fan of Murray's sense of humor, you might also enjoy our list of best Dan Aykroyd movies and best John Candy movies.
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    Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Groundhog Day

    Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell

    Released1993

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Groundhog Day is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Harold Ramis. A derisive... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Ghostbusters

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1984

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    Stripes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Stripes

    Bill Murray, John Candy

    Released1981

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    What About Bob? is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    What About Bob?

    Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss

    Released1991

    Directed byFrank Oz

    What About Bob? is a 1991 comedy film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Bill Murray and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Scrooged

    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum

    Released1988

    Directed byRichard Donner

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    Kingpin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Kingpin

    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    St. Vincent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    St. Vincent

    Naomi Watts, Bill Murray

    Released2014

    Directed byTheodore Melfi

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    Lost in Translation is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Lost in Translation

    Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray

    Released2003

    Directed bySofia Coppola

    Lost in Translation is a 2003 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Ghostbusters II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Ghostbusters II

    Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1989

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Ghostbusters II is a 1989 American science fiction fantasy comedy film produced and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Meatballs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Meatballs

    Bill Murray, Kristine DeBell

    Released1979

    Directed byIvan Reitman

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    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray

    Released2004

    Directed byWes Anderson

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    Rushmore is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Rushmore

    Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel

    Released1998

    Directed byWes Anderson

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    The Man Who Knew Too Little is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    The Man Who Knew Too Little

    Bill Murray, Alfred Molina

    Released1997

    Directed byJon Amiel

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    Tootsie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Tootsie

    Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1982

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    Tootsie is a 1982 American comedy-drama film that tells the story of a talented but volatile... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Royal Tenenbaums is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    The Royal Tenenbaums

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin

    Released2001

    Directed byWes Anderson

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    The Grand Budapest Hotel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    The Grand Budapest Hotel

    Bill Murray, Jude Law

    Released2014

    Directed byWes Anderson

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    Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Moonrise Kingdom

    Bruce Willis, Bill Murray

    Released2012

    Directed byWes Anderson

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    Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Little Shop of Horrors

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byFrank Oz

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    Space Jam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Space Jam

    Michael Jordan, Bill Murray

    Released1996

    Directed byJoe Pytka

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    Quick Change is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Quick Change

    Bill Murray, Geena Davis

    Released1990

    Directed byBill Murray, Howard Franklin

    Quick Change is a 1990 comedy film written by Howard Franklin, produced by and starring Bill... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Monuments Men is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    The Monuments Men

    George Clooney, Cate Blanchett

    Released2014

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    George Clooney, Meryl Streep

    Released2009

    Directed byWes Anderson

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    Ed Wood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bill Murray Movies
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    Ed Wood

    Johnny Depp, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released1994

    Directed byTim Burton

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