This list of the best Burt Reynolds movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Though the late star started acting in 1958, Burt Reynolds did not receive an Oscar nomination until he appeared in Boogie Nights in 1997. Burt Reynolds's highest grossing movies were huge hits at the box office throughout the '70s and '80s, making him one of the most recognizable actors of all time. The order of this Burt Reynolds movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top.
This list answers the questions, "What are the best Burt Reynolds movies?" and "What are the greatest Burt Reynolds roles of all time?" The greatest Burt Reynolds performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks like Smokey and the Bandit, Heat, Starting Over, Hustle and Deliverance appear on this Burt Reynolds filmography, but its up to fans like you to decide upon the best. Are you more of a fan of his Westerns or his comedies? If you think the best Burt Reynolds role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one.
Directed by: John BoormanDeliverance is a 1972 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by John Boorman, and starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox, with the latter two making their feature... more
Directed by: Hal NeedhamSmokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Patrick McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It inspired... more
Directed by: Robert AldrichThe Longest Yard is a 1974 American sports comedy film directed by Robert Aldrich. Written by Tracy Keenan Wynn based on a story by producer Albert S. Ruddy, the film follows inmates at a prison who... more
Sharky's MachineBurt Reynolds, Charles Durning
Directed by: Burt ReynoldsSharky's Machine is a 1981 motion picture directed by Burt Reynolds, who stars in the title role. The movie is an adaptation of William Diehl's first novel Sharky's Machine, with a screenplay by... more
Directed by: Joseph SargentWhite Lightning is a 1973 American action film from United Artists starring Burt Reynolds as Gator McKlusky. The film, directed by Joseph Sargent and written by William W. Norton, also starred... more
Directed by: Hal NeedhamThe Cannonball Run is a 1981 comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, and an all-star supporting cast. It was directed by Hal Needham, produced by Hong Kong's... more
Directed by: Paul Thomas AndersonBoogie Nights is a 1997 American historical drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Back when love was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, an idealistic adult... more
Directed by: James Best, Burt ReynoldsGator is a 1976 action film sequel to White Lightning and starring Burt Reynolds in his directorial debut.... more
Directed by: Michael Dinner, Adrian VitoriaThe Crew is a 2000 black comedy crime film, directed by Michael Dinner and starring Burt Reynolds, Seymour Cassel, Richard Dreyfuss, Dan Hedaya and Jennifer Tilly. Barry Sonnenfeld was one of the... more
Directed by: Burt ReynoldsThe End is a 1978 black comedy-buddy film, directed by and starring Burt Reynolds. The cast also features Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Strother Martin, David Steinberg, Joanne Woodward, Norman Fell,... more
Directed by: Robert AldrichHustle is a 1975 American neo-noir crime film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield, Eileen Brennan, Eddie Albert and Ernest Borgnine,... more
Directed by: Paris BarclayThe Cherokee Kid is a 1996 HBO television film starring Sinbad, James Coburn, Burt Reynolds, Gregory Hines, A Martinez, Ernie Hudson, Dawnn Lewis and Vanessa Bell Calloway.... more
WaterproofBurt Reynolds, Orlando Jones
Directed by: Barry BermanWaterproof is a 1999 drama film directed by Barry Berman....
Directed by: Hal NeedhamSmokey and the Bandit II is a 1980 comedy film released on August 15, 1980 in the United States. It is the sequel to the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit. The film stars Burt Reynolds, Sally Field,... more
Directed by: Hal NeedhamCannonball Run II is a 1984 American comedy film featuring Burt Reynolds and an all-star cast, released by Warner Bros. and Golden Harvest. Like the original Cannonball Run, it is a set around an... more
Directed by: Dick Richards, Jerry JamesonHeat is a 1986 action-thriller film about an ex-mercenary working as a bodyguard in Las Vegas. The film was written by William Goldman, based on his 1985 novel of the same name. It was directed by... more
Directed by: Peter SegalThe Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Adam Sandler plays the protagonist, Paul Crewe, a disgraced former professional quarterback for the... more
Directed by: Burt ReynoldsStick is a 1985 crime film directed by and starring Burt Reynolds, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard.... more
Directed by: Harley CokelissMalone is a 1987 film adaptation of William P. Wingate's novel, written by Christopher Frank and directed by Harley Cokeliss It stars Burt Reynolds as ex-CIA agent Richard Malone, Cliff Robertson and... more
Directed by: Buzz KulikShamus is a 1973 American film starring Burt Reynolds and Dyan Cannon, directed by Buzz Kulik.... more
Directed by: Alan J. PakulaStarting Over is a 1979 American comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen and Jill Clayburgh which tells the story of a recently divorced man who is torn between his new girlfriend and his... more
Johnson County WarBurt Reynolds, Luke Perry
Directed by: David S. Cass Sr.Johnson County War is a film directed by David S. Cass Sr. released on Aug 24, 2002....
Directed by: Blake Edwards, Richard BenjaminCity Heat is a 1984 American film starring Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds, and directed by Richard Benjamin. The film was released in North America on December 1984. The pairing of Eastwood and... more
Directed by: Tom Gries100 Rifles is a 1969 western directed by Tom Gries based on the 1966 novel The Californio by Robert MacLeod. The film stars Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds, Raquel Welch, and Fernando Lamas and was shot in... more
Hard Time: Hostage HotelBurt Reynolds, Danielle Harris
Directed by: Hal NeedhamHard Time: Hostage Hotel is a 1999 action-drama film directed by Hal Needham....