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

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Doomsday Voyage and Break are included on this list along with many more.

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

Charles Durning worked with many famous directors, including big names like Brian De Palma and Joel Coen.

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George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter
O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a 2000 adventure comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson, with ...more

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Bill Murray, Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis
Tootsie is a 1982 American comedy-drama film that tells the story of a talented but volatile actor whose reputation for being difficult forces him to adopt a new identity as a woman to land a ...more

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Al Pacino, Carol Kane, Charles Durning
Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand. The film stars Al Pacino, John Cazale, ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw
The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss. The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had ...more

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Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Jim Nabors
This film 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 and stars Dolly Parton and ...more

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Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rachel Roberts
When a Stranger Calls is a 1979 psychological horror film. It was directed by Fred Walton and stars Carol Kane and Charles Durning. The film derives its story from the classic folk legend of ...more

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Paul Newman, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi
The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 screwball comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Sam Raimi co-wrote the script and served as second unit director. The film stars ...more

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Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor
The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross
The Final Countdown is a 1980 alternate history science fiction film about a modern ship that travels through time to a day before the 1941. Produced by Peter Vincent Douglas and directed by Don ...more

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Burt Lancaster, Charles Durning, Richard Widmark
Twilight's Last Gleaming is a 1977 film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt Lancaster and Richard Widmark. The film was a West German/US co-production, shot mainly at the Bavaria ...more

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Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Dabney Coleman
North Dallas Forty is a 1979 film drama starring Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, and G. D. Spradlin set in the world of American professional football. It was directed by Ted Kotcheff and based on the ...more

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Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman
Dick Tracy is a 1990 American action film based on the 1930s comic strip character of the same name created by Chester Gould. Warren Beatty produced, directed, and starred in the film, which ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Anthony Kiedis, Burt Lancaster
Tough Guys is a 1986 action comedy film starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Eli Wallach, Charles Durning, Dana Carvey and Darlanne Fluegel. It was directed by Jeff Kanew. This was the first ...more

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Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks, Anne Bancroft
To Be or Not to Be is a 1983 American comedy film directed by Alan Johnson and produced by Mel Brooks. The screenplay was written by Ronny Graham and Thomas Meehan, based on the original story ...more

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Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan
Spy Hard is a 1996 American spy comedy film parody starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette Sheridan, parodying James Bond films and other action films. The introduction to the movie is sung by ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Daryl Hannah, Jim Belushi
The Fury is a 1978 supernatural thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. The film was written by John Farris, based on his novel of the same name. It starred Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, ...more

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Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith, George C. Scott
The Hindenburg is a 1975 American Technicolor film based on the disaster of the German airship Hindenburg. The film stars George C. Scott. It was produced and directed by Robert Wise, and was ...more

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Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Jim Belushi
The Man With One Red Shoe is a 1985 comedy film directed by Stan Dragoti, and starring Tom Hanks and Dabney Coleman. It is a remake of a 1972 French film Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire ...more

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James Woods, Randy Quaid, Louis Gossett
The Choirboys is a 1977 American comedy-drama film directed by Robert Aldrich, written by Christopher Knopf and Joseph Wambaugh based on Wambaugh's novel of the same title. It features an ...more

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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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Margot Kidder, Charles Durning, Olympia Dukakis
Sisters is a 1973 American horror film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt and Charles Durning. The plot focuses on a French Canadian model whose separated ...more

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Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Stephen Fry
I.Q. is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau. The original music score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith. The film ...more

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Charles Bronson, Doug Atkins, Archie Moore
Breakheart Pass is an American 1975 western adventure film that stars Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, and Jill Ireland. The movie was based on the novel by Alistair MacLean of the ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Holly Hunter
Home for the Holidays is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster and produced by Peggy Rajski and Foster. The screenplay was by W. D. Richter based on the short story by Chris Radant. ...more

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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