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The Best Christopher Guest Movies

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

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

List features films like A Few Good Men, Death Wish.

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


  • 1

    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright
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  • 2

    Waiting for Guffman

    David Cross, Parker Posey
    Waiting for Guffman is a comedy in the documentary style starring, co-written and directed by...  more

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  • 3

    Best in Show

    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge
    Best in Show is a 2000 American improvisational comedy film written and directed by...  more

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  • 4

    This Is Spinal Tap

    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher
    This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and...  more

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  • 5

    A Few Good Men

    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore
    A Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner, based on the play...  more

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    A Mighty Wind

    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge
    A Mighty Wind is a 2003 American mockumentary comedy-drama film about a folk music reunion...  more

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  • 7

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin
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  • 8

    The Invention of Lying

    Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey
    The Invention of Lying is a 2009 fantasy romantic comedy film that was written and directed by...  more
  • 9

    Death Wish

    Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson
    This film is a 1974 American vigilante action film loosely based on the novel of the same name...  more

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  • 10

    Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead

    Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer
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  • 11

    The Long Riders

    Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid
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  • 12

    For Your Consideration

    Sarah Shahi, Sandra Oh
    For Your Consideration is a 2006 comedy film directed by Christopher Guest. It was co-written...  more

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  • 13

    A Piano for Mrs. Cimino

    Bette Davis, Christopher Guest
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  • 14

    Small Soldiers

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst
    Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film...  more

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  • 15

    It Happened One Christmas

    Orson Welles, Cloris Leachman
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  • 16

    Tarzoon, Shame of the Jungle

    Bill Murray, John Belushi
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  • 17
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  • 18

    Mrs Henderson Presents

    Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins
    Mrs Henderson Presents is a 2005 British comedy film written by American playwright Martin...  more
  • 19

    The Billion Dollar Bubble

    James Woods, Christopher Guest
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  • 20

    The Missing Link

    Bill Murray, Christopher Guest
    The Missing Link is a 1980 French–Belgian animated film written and directed by Picha. Though...  more
  • 21

    The Return of Spinal Tap

    Robin Williams, Jamie Lee Curtis
  • 22

    Sticky Fingers

    Helen Slater, Christopher Guest
    Sticky Fingers is a 1988 film directed by Catlin Adams and co-written with Melanie Mayron....  more
  • 23


    Bernadette Peters, Jerry Garcia
    Heartbeeps is a 1981 romantic sci-fi comedy film about two robots who fall in love and decide...  more

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  • 24

    Beyond Therapy

    Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Guest
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  • 25

    National Lampoon: Lemmings

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