The Best Carl Weathers Movies 

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

If you think the best Carl Weathers role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Carl Weathers performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items on this list include The Comebacks and Predator.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Carl Weathers movies?" and "What are the greatest Carl Weathers roles of all time?"

Steven Spielberg and Dennis Dugan have both worked with Carl Weathers over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If you're a fan of Carl Weathers, then check out our lists of the best Al Pacino and Patrick Swayze movies as well.

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Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion (Carl Weathers) in ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán
Rocky II is a 1979 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the second film in the series. Rocky (Stallone) struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed (Carl ...more

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Predator is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Carl Weathers Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura, Carl Weathers
Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Rocky III is a 1982 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the third film in the series. After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky (Stallone) ...more

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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Carl Weathers Movies
Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T
Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony ...more

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Sharon Stone, Vanity, Craig T. Nelson
Action Jackson is a 1988 American action film directed by Craig R. Baxley in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Carl Weathers, Vanity, Craig T. Nelson and Sharon Stone. The film ...more

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Happy Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Carl Weathers Movies
Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Julie Bowen
Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert Simonds. It stars Adam Sandler as the title character, an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, ...more

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Harrison Ford, Barbara Bach, Robert Shaw
Force 10 from Navarone is a 1978 British produced film loosely based on Alistair MacLean's 1968 novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1961 film, The Guns of Navarone. The parts of ...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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Charles Bronson, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin
Death Hunt is a 1981 action film directed by Peter R. Hunt. The film stars Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Carl Weathers, Maury Chaykin, Ed Lauter and Andrew Stevens. Death Hunt ...more
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In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old Along with Me
In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old Along with Me is a film directed by Winrich Kolbe released on May 16, 1995.
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Carl Weathers, Jürgen Prochnow, Tony Bonner
Hurricane Smith is a 1992 film directed by Colin Budds and starring Carl Weathers. Hurricane Smith is an action movie that follows an oil field worker named Billy 'Hurricane' Smith as he gets ...more
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Carl Weathers, Burl Ives, Connie Sellecca
The Bermuda Depths is a Japanese / American co-production 1978 fantasy film originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie written by Arthur Rankin Jr. of Rankin/Bass fame. Special effects and ...more
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In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound
Carl Weathers, Carroll O'Connor, Corbin Bernsen
In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound is a film directed by Harry Harris released on February 17, 1995.
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Adam Sandler, Tyra Banks, Rob Schneider
Eight Crazy Nights is a 2002 American adult animated musical comedy film directed by Seth Kearsley and produced, co-written by and starring Adam Sandler, in his first voice-acting role. Unlike ...more

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Bradley Cooper, Stacy Keibler, Dennis Rodman
The Comebacks is a 2007 American satirical comedy film directed by Tom Brady. This film is a parody of the clichés and plots of the sports film genre. In the UK, Greece, Finland, ...more
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Sean Astin, Carl Weathers, Kathy Najimy
Balto III: Wings of Change is a 2004 American straight-to-video sequel to Universal Studios' 2002 animated film Balto II: Wolf Quest, and the 1995 film Balto.

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Pam Grier, Carl Weathers, Fred Williamson
Bucktown, USA is a 1975 crime action blaxploitation film released by American International Pictures starring Fred Williamson.
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Reese Witherspoon, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Sandler
Little Nicky is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill. It stars Adam Sandler as Nicky, a son of Satan.

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Jack Palance, Carl Weathers, Carol Lynley
The Four Deuces is a 1975 action film directed by William H. Bushnell.
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Carl Weathers, Ray Baker, Brad Johnson
Alien Siege is a 2005 Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie about an alien race that comes to Earth seeking a cure to a deadly virus, for which the antidote is human blood.
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Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt, Carl Weathers
Friday Foster is a 1975 blaxploitation film written and directed by Arthur Marks and starring Pam Grier in the title role. Yaphet Kotto, Eartha Kitt, Scatman Crothers and Carl Weathers ...more
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Justin Long, Carl Weathers, Jon Heder
The Sasquatch Gang is a 2006 comedy film written and directed by Tim Skousen, the first assistant director on Napoleon Dynamite. The film was shot in Oregon in locations such as the forests of ...more
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Kim Cattrall, Rod Steiger, Carl Weathers
OP Center is a film directed by Lewis Teague released on Feb 26, 1995.