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The Best Bobcat Goldthwait Movies

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

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

Use every item on this list for yours, from Shakes the Clown to Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage.

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  • 1
    Steve Guttenberg, Jason Hervey
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    Released1985

    Directed byJerry Paris

    Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment is a 1985 comedy film directed by Jerry Paris. It is the first of six sequels in the Police Academy series. Many actors return from the first film to...  more
  • 2
    Robin Williams, Krist Novoselic
    20
    4

    Released2009

    Directed byBobcat Goldthwait

    World's Greatest Dad is a 2009 American dark comedy film written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait. A lonely high school teacher (Robin Williams) has to deal with the tragic loss of his son while...  more

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  • 3
    Adam Sandler, Robin Williams
    21
    6

    Released1992

    Directed byBobcat Goldthwait

    Shakes the Clown is a 1992 American film directed and written by Bobcat Goldthwait, who performs the title role. It also features Julie Brown, Blake Clark, Paul Dooley, Kathy Griffin, Florence...  more

    #872 of 926 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#10 of 134 The Best Directorial Debuts Of Famous Actors#59 of 63 The Best Ever Robin Williams Movies

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    Whoopi Goldberg, John Goodman
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    6

    Released1987

    Directed byHugh Wilson

    Burglar is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Hugh Wilson and distributed by Warner Bros. The film stars Whoopi Goldberg and Bobcat Goldthwait....  more
  • 5
    Keanu Reeves, Brooke Shields
    19
    8

    Released1993

    Directed byTom Stern, Alex Winter

    Freaked is a 1993 American comedy film, directed by Tom Stern and Alex Winter, and written by Stern, Winter and Tim Burns. All three were involved in the short-lived MTV sketch comedy show "The Idiot...  more
  • 6
    Danny DeVito, James Woods
    21
    13

    Released1997

    Directed byRon Clements, John Musker

    Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated...  more

    16 Godly Memes That Prove Disney's 'Hercules' Is Seriously Underrated#44 of 532 The Best Animated Films Ever#231 of 370 The Best Musical Movies Of All Time

  • 7
    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum
    14
    5

    Released1988

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The film was produced and directed by Richard Donner, and the cinematography was by Michael...  more

    #189 of 1,436 The Most Rewatchable Movies#31 of 126 The Funniest Movies Starring SNL Cast Members#16 of 127 The Best Christmas Movies Of All Time

  • 8
    Demi Moore, John Cusack
    11
    2

    Released1986

    Directed bySavage Steve Holland

    One Crazy Summer is a 1986 romantic comedy film written and directed by Savage Steve Holland, and starring John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong, and Joel Murray. The original...  more

    #134 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies#216 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#575 of 1,142 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • 9
    John Candy, Gilbert Gottfried
    10
    3

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Dinner

    Hot to Trot is a 1988 comedy film released by Warner Bros. It stars Bobcat Goldthwait as an investment broker, Dabney Coleman as the head of the company Bobcat works for and John Candy as the voice...  more
  • 10
    Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith
    9
    2

    Released1986

    Directed byJerry Paris

    Police Academy 3: Back in Training is a 1986 comedy film directed by Jerry Paris. It is the third film and the second of the six sequels of the Police Academy film series. Despite receiving generally...  more
  • 11
    Sharon Stone, Steve Guttenberg
    10
    4

    Released1987

    Directed byJim Drake

    Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol is the fourth comedy film in the Police Academy series. It was released in 1987. A group of Police Academy graduates are sent to train a group of newly recruited...  more
  • 12
    Courtney Love, Ted Nugent
    12
    10

    Released1988

    Directed byBill Fishman

    Tapeheads is a 1988 comedy film directed by Bill Fishman. The film stars John Cusack, Tim Robbins, Sam Moore and Junior Walker. The movie was produced by Michael Nesmith, who is seen briefly in the...  more
  • 13
    Kathy Griffin, Chris Elliott
    8
    6

    Released1992

    Directed byJulie Brown, John Fortenberry

    Medusa: Dare to Be Truthful is an American 1991 mockumentary film starring comedienne Julie Brown as the title character, with Kathy Griffin and Donal Logue in supporting roles. Comedians Tom Kenny...  more
  • 14
    Denis Leary, Colin Quinn
    8
    6

    Released2003

    When Stand Up Stood Out is a documentary film by former Boston comedian Fran Solomita which chronicles the explosive popularity of the Boston Stand-up comedy scene in the 80s and early 90s. It was...  more
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  • 15
    Juliette Lewis, Bobcat Goldthwait
    6
    4

    Released1989

    Directed byThomas R. Burman

    Meet the Hollowheads is a 1989 movie written and directed by special-effects makeup artist Thomas R. Burman. It stars Juliette Lewis, John Glover, Richard Portnow, and Joshua John Miller. The film is...  more
  • 16
    Danielle Harris, Bobcat Goldthwait
    4
    2

    Released1996

    Directed byRoger Nygard

    Back to Back, also known as American Yakuza 2, and Back to Back: American Yakuza 2, is a 1996 American action film directed by Roger Nygard and written by Nygard and Scott Nimerfro. The film was...  more
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  • 17
    Bobcat Goldthwait, Ryan Dunn
    6
    6

    Released2005

    Directed byEric Moyer

    A Halfway House Christmas is a 2005 film written and directed by Eric Moyer and produced by Frank Carney which starred Robert Romanus, an American actor who has starred in film and television. Rob is...  more
  • 18
    Tim Curry, Kathy Griffin
    3
    2

    Released2000

    Directed byTim Deacon

    Lion of Oz is an animated film set before the children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. It tells the story of how the Cowardly Lion, formerly part of the Omaha Circus, came to be in Oz, how he...  more
  • 19
    Suzanne Somers, Rodney Dangerfield
    4
    4

    Released1998

    Directed byShuki Levy

    Rusty: A Dog's Tale is a 1998 family film directed by Shuki Levy, starring Hal Holbrook and Rue McClanahan....  more
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  • 20
    Jimmy Kimmel, Dane Cook
    2
    2

    Released2003

    Directed byBobcat Goldthwait

    Windy City Heat is a made-for-TV reality film produced by Comedy Central. It first aired on October 12, 2003 and is shown in repeats. The DVD was released on September 26, 2006....  more
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  • 21
    Sarah Silverman, Kathy Griffin
    2
    4

    Released2010

    Directed byJordan Brady

    I Am Comic is a 2010 documentary about the stand-up comedy world directed by Jordan Brady....  more
  • 22
    Gary Busey, Kari Wührer
    0
    2

    Released2001

    Directed byChristopher Coppola

    G-Men from Hell is a 2001 film directed by Christopher Coppola....  more
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  • 23
    Ed Asner, Jim Belushi
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    2

    Released1997

    Directed byAllan A. Goldstein

    Dog's Best Friend is a TV movie, starring Richard Mulligan and Bobcat Goldthwait. It premiered on The Family Channel in 1997. The film was directed by Allan A. Goldstein....  more
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  • 24
    Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer
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    2

    Released2000

    Directed byJason Dudek

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  • 25
    Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall
    0
    2

    Released1982

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