The Best Bo Derek Movies

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

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

This list is made up of a variety of films, including Crusader and Frozen with Fear.

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

John Whitesell and Peter Segal are among those who have directed Bo Derek at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

  • 10
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    117 votes

    A captivating tale of a man's quest for the perfect woman, 10 showcases Bo Derek's enigmatic allure as Jenny, who captivates the imagination of Dudley Moore's character, George. With a blend of comedy, romance, and a touch of iconic beach scenes, this film shines a light on the complexities of human desire while propelling Bo Derek into her status as a cultural phenomenon and embodiment of the idealized American beauty.

    • Actors: Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Dudley Moore, Brian Dennehy, Dee Wallace
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards

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  • Bolero
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    93 votes

    Set against the backdrop of exotic locales, Bolero winks at its audience with a lighthearted exploration of unbridled romance led by the captivating Bo Derek as Ayre "Mac" MacGillvary. As her passionate journey unfolds, the film provides ample opportunities for sultry encounters and breathtaking scenery to coalesce, further cementing Bo Derek's status as an ethereal beauty and leading lady of spirited escapades.

    • Actors: Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Andrea Occhipinti, Ana García Obregón, Olivia d'Abo
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: John Derek

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  • Tarzan, the Ape Man
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    A retelling of a classic tale, Tarzan, the Ape Man thrusts Bo Derek into the limelight as Jane Porter, creating a mesmerizing vision of love in a primordial world. Her sincere and nuanced portrayal of this iconic character elevates the story, bringing fresh energy and chemistry between her and Miles O'Keeffe's Tarzan, ultimately reinforcing Bo Derek's position among the Hollywood greats as a passionate and talented actress.

    • Actors: Bo Derek, Miles O'Keeffe, Richard Harris, John Phillip Law, Akushula Selayah
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: John Derek

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  • Orca
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    42 votes


    Orca bursts onto the scene with its enigmatic lead, Bo Derek, embodying both strength and vulnerability as Annie. As a tale of a vengeful killer whale seeking retribution for its slain mate, the film delicately weaves a narrative that is both thrilling and emotionally resonant. Showered with praise upon its release, Orca has cemented itself as a classic in the marine adventure genre.

    • Actors: Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Charlotte Rampling, Keenan Wynn, Robert Carradine
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Michael Anderson

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  • Tommy Boy
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    28 votes

    In the laugh-out-loud comedy, Tommy Boy, Bo Derek stuns as the far-from-ordinary heroine, Beverly. The film, which features her unparalleled humor and wit, nabbed the award for Best On-Screen Duo at the MTV Movie Awards. Tommy Boy, with its unpredictable twists and turns, reinvents the road trip comedy format, proving once again Derek's versatility as a performer.

    • Actors: Chris Farley, David Spade, Brian Dennehy, Bo Derek, Dan Aykroyd
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Peter Segal

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  • Bo Derek skillfully navigates the complexities of human relationships in her compelling portrayal of Lindsey in A Change of Seasons. The film, expertly blending drama and comedy, tackles themes of love, lust, and everything in between, bringing in numerous accolades for its stellar cast. A Change of Seasons secures Derek's position as a multifaceted actress, showcasing her ability to evoke both laughter and heartache in equal measure.

    • Actors: Anthony Hopkins, Bo Derek, Shirley MacLaine, Mary Beth Hurt, Michael Brandon
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Noel Black, Stephen Frears, Richard Lang