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The Best Brian Dennehy Movies

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

If you think the best Brian Dennehy role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Brian Dennehy performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Brian Dennehy was born Brian Manion Dennehy on July 9, 1938, in Bridgeport and acted in both film and television for over four decades. He died on April 15, 2020, at the age of 81 in New Haven, Connecticut.

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  • First Blood1
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    First Blood

    Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

    Released1982

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    First Blood is a 1982 American psychological thriller and action film directed by Ted...  more

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  • F/X2
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    F/X

    Angela Bassett, Brian Dennehy

    Released1986

    Directed byRobert Mandel

    F/X is a 1986 American action-thriller film about Rollie Tyler, an expert in the art of...  more

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  • Cocoon3
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    Cocoon

    Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard

    Released1985

    Directed byRon Howard

    Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people...  more

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  • Fail Safe4
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    Fail Safe

    George Clooney, Hank Azaria

    Released2000

    Directed byStephen Frears

    Fail Safe is a 2000 televised broadcast play, based on Fail-Safe, the Cold War novel by Eugene...  more
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  • Romeo + Juliet5
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    Romeo + Juliet

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd

    Released1996

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's...  more

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  • Silverado6
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    Silverado

    Kevin Costner, John Cleese

    Released1985

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    Silverado is a 1985 American Western film produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The...  more

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  • Gorky Park7
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    Gorky Park

    William Hurt, Lee Marvin

    Released1983

    Directed byMichael Apted

    Gorky Park is a 1983 film based on the novel Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith. It was directed...  more
  • Tommy Boy8
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and...  more

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  • The Ultimate Gift9
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    The Ultimate Gift

    Abigail Breslin, James Garner

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael O. Sajbel

    The Ultimate Gift is a 2006 American drama film directed by Michael O. Sajbel from a...  more
  • F/X210
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    F/X2

    Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin

    Released1991

    Directed byRichard Franklin

    F/X2 is a 1991 American action thriller film directed by Richard Franklin and starring Bryan...  more
  • The Exonerated11
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    The Exonerated

    Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover

    Released2005

    Directed byBob Balaban

    The Exonerated is a made-for-cable television film that dramatizes the true stories of six...  more
  • Presumed Innocent12
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    Presumed Innocent

    Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy

    Released1990

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    Presumed Innocent is a 1990 legal drama. It is a film adaptation of the best-selling novel of...  more

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  • Best Seller13
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    Best Seller

    James Woods, Brian Dennehy

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn Flynn

    Best Seller is a 1987 crime film written by Larry Cohen, directed by John Flynn and starring...  more
  • Ratatouille14
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    Ratatouille

    Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo

    Released2007

    Directed byBrad Bird, Jan Pinkava

    Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation...  more

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  • To Catch a Killer15
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    To Catch a Killer

    Brian Dennehy, Margot Kidder

    Released1992

    Directed byEric Till

    To Catch a Killer is a two-part television film from 1992, directed by Eric Till and starring...  more
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  • Assault on Precinct 1316
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    Assault on Precinct 13

    Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke

    Released2005

    Directed byJean-François Richet

    Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action thriller film directed by Jean-François Richet,...  more
  • Cocoon: The Return17
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    Cocoon: The Return

    Courteney Cox, Steve Guttenberg

    Released1988

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    Cocoon: The Return is a 1988 science fiction film that is the sequel to the 1985 film Cocoon....  more
  • A Killing in a Small Town18
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    A Killing in a Small Town

    Brian Dennehy, Barbara Hershey

    Released1990

    Directed byStephen Gyllenhaal

    A Killing in a Small Town is a 1990 CBS television movie directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and...  more
  • The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone19
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    The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone

    Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert Allan Ackerman

    The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone is a 2003 TV movie remake of the 1961 film The Roman Spring of...  more
  • Semi-Tough20
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    Semi-Tough

    Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Semi-Tough is a 1977 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Burt Reynolds, Kris...  more
  • Jack Reed: Badge of Honor21
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    Jack Reed: Badge of Honor

    Brian Dennehy, Amber Benson

    Released1993

    Directed byKevin Connor

    Jack Reed: Badge of Honor is a 1993 crime drama made-for-television film written by Andrew...  more
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  • Foul Play22
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    Foul Play

    Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase

    Released1978

    Directed byColin Higgins

    Foul Play is a 1978 American comic mystery/thriller film written and directed by Colin...  more
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  • The Next Three Days23
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    The Next Three Days

    Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul Haggis

    The Next Three Days is a 2010 vigilante thriller film directed by Paul Haggis and starring...  more
  • Everyone's Hero24
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    Everyone's Hero

    Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released2006

    Directed byChristopher Reeve, Daniel St. Pierre, Colin Brady

    Everyone's Hero is a 2006 Canadian-American computer animated sports comedy family film,...  more
  • NetForce25
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    NetForce

    Kris Kristofferson, Alexa Vega

    Released1999

    Directed byRon Lieberman

    NetForce is a 1999 American television movie directed by Robert Lieberman, written by Lionel...  more
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