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The Best Cary Elwes Movies 

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

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Notable directors that have worked with Cary Elwes include names like Stephen Sommers, Garry Marshall and Tony Scott.

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Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Patrick Stewart, Mel Brooks, Dave Chappelle

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mel Brooks

Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a 1993 French-American musical adventure comedy film and a parody of the Robin Hood story. Produced and directed by Mel Brooks, the film stars Cary Elwes, Richard ...more

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Jim Carrey, Jennifer Tilly, Krista Allen

Released: 1997

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Liar Liar is a 1997 American comedy film written by Paul Guay and Stephen Mazur, directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Jim Carrey who was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick

Released: 1989

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Glory is a 1989 American drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The screenplay was written by Kevin Jarre, based on ...more

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Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tommy O'Haver

Ella Enchanted is a 2004 British–American–Irish fantasy romantic comedy film loosely based on Gail Carson Levine's 1997 novel of the same name. The film stars Anne Hathaway as Ella and Hugh ...more

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Lena Headey, John Cleese, Sam Neill

Released: 1994

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

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Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Paxton

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jan de Bont

Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm chasers researching tornadoes. It was directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton ...more

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Saw is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cary Elwes Movies
Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

Released: 2004

Directed by: James Wan

Saw is a 2004 horror film written by Leigh Whannell and directed by James Wan, in Wan's directorial debut. In the film, Adam (Whannell) and Lawrence (Cary Elwes) awaken chained in a large ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Mena Suvari

Released: 1997

Directed by: Gary Fleder

Kiss the Girls is a 1997 American psychological thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and starring Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Cary Elwes. The screenplay by David Klass is based on the ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter, Patrick Stewart, Cary Elwes

Released: 1986

Directed by: Trevor Nunn

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Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

Released: 2000

Directed by: E. Elias Merhige

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Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

Released: 2009

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

Released: 1992

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Pierce Brosnan, Celine Dion, Gary Oldman

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frederik Du Chau

Quest for Camelot is a 1998 American animated musical fantasy film from Warner Bros. Animation, based on the novel The King's Damosel by Vera Chapman, it stars Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Jane ...more

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Cradle Will Rock Bill Murray, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

Released: 1999

Directed by: Tim Robbins

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Charlie Sheen, Kristy Swanson, Valeria Golino

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Hot Shots! is a 1991 comedy spoof film starring Charlie Sheen, Cary Elwes, Valeria Golino, Lloyd Bridges, Kevin Dunn, Jon Cryer and Ryan Stiles. It was directed by Jim Abrahams, and was written ...more

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Rob Lowe, Ally Sheedy, Cary Elwes

Released: 1984

Directed by: Robert Boris

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Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

Released: 1990

Directed by: Tony Scott

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Jon Voight, Hank Azaria, Donald Sutherland

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jon Avnet

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Kirsten Dunst, Jennifer Tilly, Eddie Izzard

Released: 2002

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

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Sting, Jennifer Beals, Timothy Spall

Released: 1985

Directed by: Franc Roddam

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Betsy Russell, Chester Bennington, Cary Elwes

Released: 2010

Directed by: Kevin Greutert

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Elizabeth Hurley, Adrianne Palicki, Phil McGraw

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jeffrey Reiner

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Georgia Rule Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Georgia Rule is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and starring Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Garrett Hedlund, and Cary Elwes. The ...more

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Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Cary Elwes

Released: 1984

Directed by: Marek Kanievska

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