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The Best Bill Pullman Movies

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

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

These films, like Lucky Numbers and Mistrial include images when available.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Bill Pullman movies?" and "What are the greatest Bill Pullman roles of all time?"


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    Joan Rivers, John Hurt
    Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring...  more

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    Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman
    Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman,...  more

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  • 3

    While You Were Sleeping

    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena
    While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written...  more

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    Ruthless People

    Danny DeVito, Bette Midler
    Ruthless People is a 1986 black comedy film written by Dale Launer, directed by David Zucker,...  more

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    #98 of 304 The Funniest '80s Movies#182 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum
    Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by...  more

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    Wyatt Earp

    Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman
    Wyatt Earp is a 1994 American semi-biographical Western film, written by Dan Gordon and...  more

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    Lake Placid

    Betty White, Mariska Hargitay
    Lake Placid is a 1999 American monster horror comedy film. The film was written by David E....  more
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    Lost Highway

    Richard Pryor, Gary Busey
    Lost Highway is a 1997 French-American psychological thriller film written and directed by...  more

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    #128 of 165 The Best and Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time#9 of 135 The Most Confusing Movies Ever Made

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    The Serpent and the Rainbow

    Bill Pullman, Paul Winfield
    The Serpent and the Rainbow is a 1988 American horror film directed by Wes Craven and starring...  more

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    Sleepless in Seattle

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan
    Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by...  more

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    Titan A.E.

    Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon
    Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both...  more

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  • 12

    Zero Effect

    Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens
    Zero Effect is a 1998 mystery film written and directed by Jake Kasdan. It stars Bill Pullman...  more
  • 13

    Bottle Shock

    Eliza Dushku, Chris Pine
    Bottle Shock is a 2008 American comedy-drama film based on the 1976 wine competition termed...  more

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  • 14

    The Favor

    Brad Pitt, Bill Pullman
    The Favor is a 1994 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and written by Sara...  more
  • 15

    Brokedown Palace

    Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes
    Brokedown Palace is a 1999 American drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan, and starring...  more

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    A League of Their Own

    Madonna, Tom Hanks
    A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account...  more

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    The Grudge

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland
    The Grudge is a 2004 American horror film and the first installment in The Grudge franchise....  more

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  • 18


    Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman
    Surveillance is an independent thriller that is set in the Nebraska plains of the United...  more
  • 19

    Streets of Fire

    Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane
    Streets of Fire is a 1984 film directed by Walter Hill and co-written by Hill and Larry Gross....  more
  • 20

    Igby Goes Down

    Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon
    Igby Goes Down is a 2002 comedy-drama film that follows the life of Igby Slocumb, a rebellious...  more

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    Paul Giamatti, Eddie Vedder
    Singles is a 1992 American romantic comedy film written, co-produced, and directed by Cameron...  more

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    Bill Pullman, Blair Underwood
    Mistrial is a 1996 American drama film written and directed by Heywood Gould and starring Bill...  more
  • 23


    Christian Bale, Robert Duvall
    Newsies is a 1992 American musical drama film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by...  more

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    Lucky Numbers

    John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow
    Lucky Numbers is a 2000 comedy film directed by Nora Ephron. The screenplay by Adam Resnick...  more
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    Sibling Rivalry

    Kirstie Alley, Carrie Fisher
    Sibling Rivalry is a 1990 comedy film starring Kirstie Alley, Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Bill...  more