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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?"

David Lynch and Roland Emmerich are among those who have directed Bill Pullman at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Daniel G. Sullivan and Frederic Lebow. It stars Sandra Bullock as Lucy, a Chicago Transit ...more

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Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, ...more

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Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1993

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. Based on a story by Jeff Arch, it stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie

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Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

Released: 1987

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Spaceballs is a 1987 American parody film co-written and directed by Mel Brooks and starring Brooks, Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis. It also features Daphne Zuniga, Dick Van Patten, ...more

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Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty

Released: 1995

Directed by: Brad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and ...more

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Madonna, Tom Hanks, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1992

Directed by: Penny Marshall

A League of Their Own is a 1992 American comedy-drama film that tells a fictionalized account of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Directed by Penny Marshall, the ...more

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Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Helen Slater

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

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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Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda

Released: 1999

Directed by: Steve Miner

Lake Placid is a 1999 American monster horror comedy film. The film was written by David E. Kelley and directed by Steve Miner, starring Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan ...more

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Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Téa Leoni

Released: 1994

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Wyatt Earp is a 1994 American semi-biographical Western film, written by Dan Gordon and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Kasdan. It stars Kevin Costner in the title role as lawman Wyatt Earp, and ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin

Released: 1993

Directed by: Harold Becker

Malice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Scott Frank is based on a story by Jonas McCord. It stars Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and ...more
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Richard Pryor, Gary Busey, Patricia Arquette

Released: 1997

Directed by: David Lynch

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Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis, William Hurt

Released: 1988

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

The Accidental Tourist is a 1988 American drama film starring William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Geena Davis. It was directed by Lawrence Kasdan and scored by John Williams. The film's ...more
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Bill Pullman, Paul Winfield, Michael Gough

Released: 1988

Directed by: Wes Craven

The Serpent and the Rainbow is a 1988 American horror film directed by Wes Craven and starring Bill Pullman. The script by Richard Maxwell and Adam Rodman is loosely based on the non-fiction ...more

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Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens, Ryan O'Neal

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jake Kasdan

Zero Effect is a 1998 mystery film written and directed by Jake Kasdan. It stars Bill Pullman as "the world's most private detective" Daryl Zero and Ben Stiller as his assistant Steve ...more
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Jodie Foster, Richard Gere, James Earl Jones

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jon Amiel

Sommersby is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman and James Earl Jones. The story is adapted from the historical account of 16th ...more
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Eliza Dushku, Chris Pine, Alan Rickman

Released: 2008

Directed by: Randall Miller

Bottle Shock is a 2008 American comedy-drama film based on the 1976 wine competition termed the "Judgment of Paris", when California wine defeated French wine in a blind taste test. It ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon, Janeane Garofalo

Released: 2000

Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello

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Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Cusack, Casey Kasem

Released: 1996

Directed by: Gaylene Preston, Nick Castle

Mr. Wrong is a 1996 American romantic/black comedy film starring Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Pullman. Ellen DeGeneres still mentions this film occasionally in her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres ...more
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Brad Pitt, Bill Pullman, Larry Miller

Released: 1994

Directed by: Donald Petrie

The Favor is a 1994 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and written by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon. It stars Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt and ...more
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Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes, Paul Walker

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Brokedown Palace is a 1999 American drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan, and starring Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman and Lim Kay Tong. It deals with two American friends ...more

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Takashi Shimizu

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Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman, Cheri Oteri

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jennifer Lynch

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Christian Bale, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret

Released: 1992

Directed by: Kenny Ortega

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Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane, Kathy Griffin

Released: 1984

Directed by: Walter Hill

Streets of Fire is a 1984 film directed by Walter Hill and co-written by Hill and Larry Gross. It was described in previews, trailers, and posters as "A Rock & Roll Fable". It is ...more
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Claire Danes, Susan Sarandon, Amanda Peet

Released: 2002

Directed by: Burr Steers

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