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.

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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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#1,038 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #114 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Rankedlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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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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#199 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #168 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books #139 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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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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#353 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #75 of 95 The Best Action Movies of the 1980s

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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 and his female colleague and ...more

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#14 of 46 The Greatest Legal Dramas Ever Made #179 of 519 The Greatest Crime Movies Ever Made

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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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#60 of 320 The Best Political Films Ever Made #133 of 209 The Best R-Rated Crime Thriller Movies #34 of 134 The Best Political Thriller Movies

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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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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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#585 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #289 of 548 The Greatest Movies for Guys

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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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#216 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #27 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #71 of 625 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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#15 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #166 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Timelisted on List of French Inventions

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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. One is fighting to pay off gambling ...more

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#68 of 158 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies #21 of 117 The Greatest Boxing Movies Ever Made

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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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#911 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #356 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #325 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, 50 Cent
This film is a 2008 American 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 Niro and ...more
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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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Brian Dennehy, Jean Smart, Kari Matchett
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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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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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Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, Terence Stamp
Legal Eagles is a 1986 American legal comedy film written and directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Robert Redford, Debra Winger, and Daryl Hannah.

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#929 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #235 of 439 The Funniest '80s Movies

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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