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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 upvote it 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.

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Cocoon Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens. The movie stars Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack ...more

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Presumed Innocent Harrison Ford, Brian Dennehy, Raúl Juliá Presumed Innocent is a 1990 legal drama. It is a film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Scott Turow, which tells the story of a prosecutor charged with the murder of his ...more

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First Blood Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso First Blood is a 1982 American psychological thriller and action film directed by Ted Kotcheff, co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood veteran. ...more

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F/X Angela Bassett, Brian Dennehy, Jerry Orbach F/X is a 1986 American action-thriller film about Rollie Tyler, an expert in the art of special effects with a reputation built by his work on many low-budget hack-and-slash films such as I ...more

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Tommy Boy Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close ...more

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Righteous Kill Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, 50 Cent Righteous Kill is a 2008 American crime thriller film with elements of a buddy cop film directed by Jon Avnet, and starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. It is one of only two movies in which De ...more

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Silverado Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline Silverado is a 1985 American Western film produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The screenplay was written by Kasdan and his brother Mark. It features an ensemble cast, including Kevin ...more

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Gorky Park William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy Gorky Park is a 1983 film based on the novel Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith. It was directed by Michael Apted from a screenplay by Dennis Potter. The main stars of the film are William Hurt as ...more

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Best Seller James Woods, Brian Dennehy, George Coe Best Seller is a 1987 crime film written by Larry Cohen, directed by John Flynn and starring James Woods and Brian Dennehy. The film tells the story of Cleve, a career hitman, who wants to turn ...more

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Jack Reed: Badge of Honor Brian Dennehy, Amber Benson, Neal McDonough Jack Reed: Badge of Honor is a 1993 crime drama made-for-television film written by Andrew Laskos, directed by Kevin Connor starring Brian Dennehy, Susan Ruttan, and Alice Krige. It was the ...more

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Assault on Precinct 13 Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action thriller film directed by Jean-François Richet, starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne. The cast also includes John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja ...more

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To Catch a Killer Brian Dennehy, Margot Kidder, Meg Foster To Catch a Killer is a two-part television film from 1992, directed by Eric Till and starring Brian Dennehy and Michael Riley. It is based on the true story of the pursuit of American serial ...more

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Never Cry Wolf Brian Dennehy, Charles Martin Smith, Tom Dahlgren Never Cry Wolf is a 1983 American drama film directed by Carroll Ballard. The film is an adaption of Farley Mowat's 1963 autobiography Never Cry Wolf and stars Charles Martin Smith as a ...more

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A Killing in a Small Town Brian Dennehy, Barbara Hershey, Hal Holbrook A Killing in a Small Town is a 1990 CBS television movie directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring Barbara Hershey and Brian Dennehy. Co-star Barbara Hershey won a 1990 Primetime Emmy Award ...more

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Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett Ratatouille is a 2007 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the eighth film produced by Pixar, and was co-written ...more

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Cocoon: The Return Courteney Cox, Steve Guttenberg, Brian Dennehy Cocoon: The Return is a 1988 science fiction film that is the sequel to the 1985 film Cocoon. All of the starring actors from the first film reprised their roles in this film, although Brian ...more

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F/X2 Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin, Bryan Brown F/X2 is a 1991 American action thriller film directed by Richard Franklin and starring Bryan Brown and Brian Dennehy. It is a sequel to the 1986 film F/X. This was Franklin's final American film ...more

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Fail Safe George Clooney, Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle Fail Safe is a 2000 televised broadcast play, based on Fail-Safe, the Cold War novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. The play, broadcast live in black and white on CBS, starred George ...more

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The Ultimate Gift Abigail Breslin, James Garner, Brian Dennehy The Ultimate Gift is a 2006 American drama film directed by Michael O. Sajbel from a screenplay written by Cheryl McKay, which is in turn based on the best selling novel by Jim Stovall. It stars ...more

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Gladiator Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Ossie Davis Gladiator is a 1992 American sports drama film directed by Rowdy Herrington, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., James Marshall, Brian Dennehy, and Robert Loggia. The film tells the story of two ...more

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The Exonerated Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Brian Dennehy The Exonerated is a made-for-cable television film that dramatizes the true stories of six people who had been wrongfully convicted of murder and other offenses, placed on death row, and later ...more

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Semi-Tough Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Brian Dennehy Semi-Tough is a 1977 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Lotte Lenya, Bert Convy, and Brian Dennehy, set in the world of ...more

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The Man from Snowy River II Brian Dennehy, Bryan Marshall, Sigrid Thornton The Man from Snowy River II is a 1988 Australian drama film, the sequel to the 1982 film The Man from Snowy River. It was released in the United States as Return to Snowy River, and in the ...more

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Foul Play Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore Foul Play is a 1978 American comic mystery/thriller film written and directed by Colin Higgins, and starring Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith, Eugene Roche, Rachel ...more

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Steve Martini: Undue Influence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brian Dennehy Movies
Steve Martini: Undue Influence Brian Dennehy, Jean Smart, Kari Matchett

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Jack Reed: One of Our Own Brian Dennehy, Charles S. Dutton, C. C. H. Pounder

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It Happened at Lakewood Manor Suzanne Somers, Myrna Loy, Brian Dennehy It Happened at Lakewood Manor is a 1977 television film. The cast includes Lynda Day George, Suzanne Somers, Myrna Loy, Brian Dennehy and Bernie Casey.

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Murder in the Heartland Renée Zellweger, Tim Roth, Randy Quaid 17 robberies... 11 murders... 6 states... 2 lovers... 1 camera... A film crew sets out to find answers to the worst crime spree in years, and uncovers a secret they never dreamed - the ...more

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Romeo + Juliet Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in ...more

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Little Miss Marker Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart Little Miss Marker is a 1980 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Walter Bernstein, based on a short story by Damon Runyon. It stars Walter Matthau, Tony Curtis, Julie Andrews, Bob ...more

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Jack Reed: A Search for Justice Brian Dennehy, Amber Benson, Charles S. Dutton Jack Reed: A Search for Justice is a 1994 crime drama mystery film directed and written by Brian Dennehy.

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Legal Eagles Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, Terence Stamp Legal Eagles is a 1986 American legal crime comedy film written and directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Robert Redford, Debra Winger, and Daryl Hannah.

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A Father's Revenge Brian Dennehy, Ron Silver, Joanna Cassidy A Father's Revenge is a 1988 thriller film written by Tom Schulman and Mel Frohman, and directed by John Herzfeld.

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She Hate Me Monica Bellucci, Kerry Washington, Jim Brown She Hate Me is a 2004 independent comedy-drama film directed by Spike Lee and starring Anthony Mackie, Kerry Washington, Ellen Barkin, Monica Bellucci, Brian Dennehy, Woody Harrelson, Bai Ling ...more

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10 Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Dudley Moore 10 is a 1979 romantic comedy film directed, produced and written by Blake Edwards, and starring Dudley Moore, Julie Andrews, Robert Webber, Dee Wallace, and Bo Derek, in her first major film ...more

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Butch and Sundance: The Early Days Patrick Stewart, Christopher Lloyd, Tom Berenger Butch and Sundance: The Early Days is a 1979 Western film and prequel of sorts to the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It starred Tom Berenger as Butch Cassidy and William Katt as ...more

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Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Brian Dennehy Movies
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance Brian Dennehy, Charles S. Dutton, Joe Morton

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The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, Brian Dennehy The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone is a 2003 TV movie remake of the 1961 film The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone, based on the 1950 novel of the same title by Tennessee Williams. It first aired in the USA ...more

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Perfect Witness Brian Dennehy, Stockard Channing, Aidan Quinn Perfect Witness is a 1989 made-for-TV movie.

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Death of a Salesman Brian Dennehy, Stephanie March, Ron Eldard Death of a Salesman is a 2000 television film directed by Kirk Browning, based on the 1949 play of the same name by Arthur Miller. The film stars American actor Brian Dennehy as Willy Loman. The ...more

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Summer Catch Jessica Biel, Brittany Murphy, Freddie Prinze Summer Catch is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jessica Biel and Matthew Lillard. The film was directed by Mike Tollin, marking his feature film directorial debut. The ...more

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The Belly of an Architect Brian Dennehy, Lambert Wilson, Chloe Webb The Belly of an Architect is a 1987 film drama written and directed by Peter Greenaway, featuring original music by Glenn Branca and Wim Mertens. The movie stars Brian Dennehy and Chloe Webb and ...more

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Twice in a Lifetime Ann-Margret, Gene Hackman, Ellen Burstyn Twice in a Lifetime is a 1985 film starring Gene Hackman and directed by Bud Yorkin. The plot involves a steelworker and married man going through a mid-life crisis when he finds himself ...more

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10th & Wolf Val Kilmer, Piper Perabo, Tommy Lee 10th & Wolf is a 2006 film about the Mafia directed by Robert Moresco. It is based on a true story of a mob war in South Philadelphia. The film stars James Marsden, Giovanni Ribisi and Brad ...more

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The Big Year Rashida Jones, Steve Martin, Jack Black The Big Year is an upcoming comedy film directed by David Frankel.

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Category 6: Day of Destruction Randy Quaid, Brian Dennehy, Dianne Wiest Category 6: Day of Destruction is a 2004 four-hour miniseries that was broadcast in the United States on CBS in two parts, with the first part aired on November 14 and the second on November 17. ...more

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Our Fathers Christopher Plummer, Ted Danson, Ellen Burstyn Our Fathers is a 2005 television film directed by Dan Curtis and starring Ted Danson, Christopher Plummer, Brian Dennehy and Ellen Burstyn. The screenplay was written by Thomas Michael Donnelly, ...more

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The Stars Fell on Henrietta Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, Brian Dennehy The Stars Fell on Henrietta is a 1995 drama film from Warner Bros., directed by James Keach and produced by Clint Eastwood.

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Voyage Of Terror Martin Sheen, Brian Dennehy, Lindsay Wagner Voyage of Terror is a 1998 movie about a virus outbreak on a ship.

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War Eagle, Arkansas Brian Dennehy, Mary Kay Place, Mare Winningham War Eagle, Arkansas is a feature film based on two real-life friends, Tim Ballany and Vincent Insalaco III, growing up together in Arkansas and facing a crossroads in life as they graduate from ...more