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This list of the best Burt Reynolds movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Though he has been acting since 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 so he is one of the most recognizable actors of all time. The order of these top Burt Reynolds movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Burt Reynolds movies will be at the top of the list. 

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 upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Reynolds' fast-driving films, you might also enjoy our list of best Dom DeLuise movies and best Paul Walker movies.

Notable directors that have worked with Burt Reynolds include names like Uwe Boll, Woody Allen and Paul Thomas Anderson. Movie fans who love Burt Reynolds have also been known to enjoy films starring Lee Marvin and Steve McQueen.

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Smokey and the Bandit is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Smokey and the Bandit Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Pat McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It inspired ...more

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Deliverance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Deliverance Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty Deliverance 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 ...more

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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke The 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 ...more

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Sharky's Machine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Sharky's Machine Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning, Rachel Ward Sharky'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

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Gator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Gator Burt Reynolds, Lauren Hutton, Jerry Reed Gator is a 1976 action film sequel to White Lightning and starring Burt Reynolds in his directorial debut.

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White Lightning is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
White Lightning Burt Reynolds, Laura Dern, Ned Beatty White 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

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Hooper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Hooper Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds Hooper is a 1978 action-comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, based loosely on the experiences of director Hal Needham, a one-time stuntman in his own right. It serves as a tribute to stuntmen and ...more

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The Cannonball Run is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
The Cannonball Run Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds The 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 ...more

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The End is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
The End Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Carl Reiner The 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 ...more

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Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Boogie Nights Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher, Eddie Adams, ...more

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Semi-Tough is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
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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Stick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Stick Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen, Annie Potts Stick is a 1985 crime film directed by and starring Burt Reynolds, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard.

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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
The Longest Yard Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock The 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 ...more

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Hustle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Hustle Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Gregory Peck Hustle 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 ...more

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Malone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Malone Burt Reynolds, Lauren Hutton, Cliff Robertson Malone 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 ...more

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The Best Little Whorehouse in ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a 1982 American musical comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Colin Higgins. It is an adaptation of the 1978 Broadway musical of the same name ...more

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Shamus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Shamus Burt Reynolds, Dyan Cannon, John Glover Shamus is a 1973 American film starring Burt Reynolds and Dyan Cannon, directed by Buzz Kulik.

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Heat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Heat Burt Reynolds, Diana Scarwid, Howard Hesseman Heat 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 ...more

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Smokey and the Bandit II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Smokey and the Bandit II Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds Smokey 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 ...more

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City Heat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
City Heat Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn City Heat is a 1984 American crime 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 ...more

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Stroker Ace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Stroker Ace Burt Reynolds, Loni Anderson, Jim Nabors Stroker Ace is a 1983 action comedy film, filmed in North Carolina and Georgia, about a NASCAR driver, the eponymous Stroker Ace, played by Burt Reynolds. The co-stars were Jim Nabors, Loni ...more

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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Brad Dourif W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings is a 1975 film directed by John G. Avildsen, starring Burt Reynolds, and written by Thomas Rickman. The 20th Century Fox film features the acting debuts of Jerry ...more

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Starting Over is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Starting Over Kevin Bacon, Burt Reynolds, Candice Bergen Starting 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 ...more

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The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing Burt Reynolds, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Warden The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing is a 1973 film directed by Richard C. Sarafian. The screenplay was co-written by Eleanor Perry and William W. Norton, based on the novel of the same name by Marilyn ...more

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Cannonball Run II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Cannonball Run II Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan Cannonball 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 ...more

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100 Rifles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
100 Rifles Raquel Welch, Jim Brown, Burt Reynolds 100 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 ...more

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Sam Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Sam Whiskey Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Ossie Davis Sam Whiskey is a 1969 comedy-western film directed by Arnold Laven and starring Burt Reynolds - one of his earlier films that began his climb to super stardom in the 1970s. Angie Dickinson, ...more

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Best Friends is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Best Friends Goldie Hawn, Burt Reynolds, Jessica Tandy Best Friends is a 1982 feature film starring Burt Reynolds and Goldie Hawn. It is loosely based on the true story of the relationship between its writers, Barry Levinson and Valerie Curtin. The ...more

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Mystery, Alaska is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Mystery, Alaska Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds Mystery, Alaska is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Jay Roach about an amateur ice hockey team, from the fictional small-town of Mystery, that plays an exhibition game against the New York ...more

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All Dogs Go to Heaven is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
All Dogs Go to Heaven Loni Anderson, Dom DeLuise, Vic Tayback All Dogs Go to Heaven is a 1989 American–Irish animated musical adventure comedy film directed and produced by Don Bluth and released by United Artists and Goldcrest Films. The film tells the ...more

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Fuzz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Fuzz Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Yul Brynner Fuzz is a 1972 film directed by Richard A. Colla.

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The Man Who Loved Women is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
The Man Who Loved Women Kim Basinger, Julie Andrews, Burt Reynolds The Man Who Loved Women is a 1983 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and starring Burt Reynolds, Julie Andrews and Kim Basinger. It is a remake of the 1977 French film L'Homme qui aimait les ...more

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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
The Dukes of Hazzard Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds The Dukes of Hazzard is a 2005 American action comedy film based on the American television series of the same name. The film was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and released on August 5, 2005 by ...more

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Rough Cut is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Rough Cut Burt Reynolds, David Niven, Lesley-Anne Down Rough Cut is a 1980 American heist film directed by Don Siegel. The screenplay was written by Larry Gelbart, based upon the novel "Touch the Lion's Paw" by Derek Lambert.

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Shark! is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Shark! Burt Reynolds, Mini Andén, Arthur Kennedy Shark! is a 1969 American action film directed by Samuel Fuller and starring Burt Reynolds. The film was based on the Victor Canning novel His Bones are Coral with the original screenplay ...more

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The Crew is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
The Crew Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Tilly, Carrie-Anne Moss The 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 ...more

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Breaking In is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Breaking In Burt Reynolds, Stephen Tobolowsky, Harry Carey Breaking In is a 1989 American crime comedy film directed by Bill Forsyth, and written by John Sayles. It stars Burt Reynolds, Casey Siemaszko and Lorraine Toussaint. It is a movie about how ...more

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Paternity is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Paternity Burt Reynolds, Beverly DAngelo, Lauren Hutton Paternity is a 1981 film comedy that stars Burt Reynolds, Beverly D'Angelo, Paul Dooley, Elizabeth Ashley and Lauren Hutton, directed by David Steinberg. The film was released by Paramount ...more

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Switching Channels is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Switching Channels Kathleen Turner, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Reeve Switching Channels is a 1988 American comedy film remake of The Front Page and His Girl Friday. It stars Kathleen Turner as Christy Colleran, Burt Reynolds as John L. Sullivan IV, Christopher ...more

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Everything You Always Wanted t... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) Woody Allen, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask) is a comedy film that is Woody Allen's fourth film as director. It consists of a series of short sequences loosely ...more

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Navajo Joe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Navajo Joe Burt Reynolds, Fernando Rey, Aldo Sambrell Navajo Joe is a 1966 Spaghetti Western, directed by Sergio Corbucci and stars Burt Reynolds as a title character and Navajo Indian who opposes a group of bandits responsible for killing his ...more

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Six Pack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Six Pack Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Anthony Michael Hall Six Pack is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray, Anthony Michael Hall, and Barry Corbin.

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Without a Paddle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Without a Paddle Burt Reynolds, Seth Green, Matthew Lillard Without a Paddle is a 2004 comedy film about three reunited childhood friends going on a trip up a remote river in order to search for the loot of a long-lost airplane hijacker. The film stars ...more

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Driven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Driven Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Estella Warren Driven is a 2001 action drama film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote and produced. It centers on a young racing driver's effort to win the Champ Car World ...more

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Waterproof is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Waterproof Burt Reynolds, Orlando Jones, Whitman Mayo Waterproof is a 1999 drama film directed by Barry Berman.

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Broken Bridges is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Broken Bridges Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston Broken Bridges is a 2006 film starring Toby Keith, Lindsey Haun, Burt Reynolds and Kelly Preston. The film, a music-drama, is centered on a fading country singer's return to his hometown near a ...more

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Impasse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Impasse Burt Reynolds, Anne Francis, Jeff Corey Impasse is a 1969 American film about a group of adventurers trying to recover gold lost in the Philippines during World War II. It stars Burt Reynolds, Anne Francis, Vic Diaz, Lyle Bettger and ...more

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Hard Ground is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Hard Ground Burt Reynolds, Bruce Dern, Amy Jo Johnson Hard Ground is a 2003 western TV movie directed by Frank Q. Dobbs and written by Frank Q. Dobbs and David S. Cass Sr..

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The Maddening is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
The Maddening Burt Reynolds, Angie Dickinson, Mia Sara The Maddening is a 1995 psychological thriller film directed by Danny Huston. Based on a novel by Andrew Neiderman, published under the title Playmates, this was a direct-to-video creepfest ...more

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Physical Evidence is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Burt Reynolds Movies
Physical Evidence Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Theresa Russell Physical Evidence is a 1989 crime thriller film directed by Michael Crichton. It stars Burt Reynolds alongside Theresa Russell and Ned Beatty. Reynolds plays Joe Paris, a beleaguered ex-police ...more