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The Best Christopher Guest Movies

Updated September 19, 2019 803 votes 222 voters 20.8k views26 items

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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?"

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  • Best in Show1
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    Best in Show

    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Guest

    Best in Show is a 2000 American improvisational comedy film written and directed by...  more

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  • Waiting for Guffman2
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    Waiting for Guffman

    David Cross, Parker Posey

    Released1997

    Directed byChristopher Guest

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

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  • This Is Spinal Tap3
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    This Is Spinal Tap

    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher

    Released1984

    Directed byRob Reiner

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

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  • A Mighty Wind4
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    A Mighty Wind

    Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge

    Released2003

    Directed byChristopher Guest

    A Mighty Wind is a 2003 American mockumentary comedy-drama film about a folk music reunion...  more

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  • The Princess Bride5
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    The Princess Bride

    Billy Crystal, Robin Wright

    Released1987

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and...  more

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  • Little Shop of Horrors6
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    Little Shop of Horrors

    Bill Murray, Steve Martin

    Released1986

    Directed byFrank Oz

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  • The Invention of Lying7
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    The Invention of Lying

    Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey

    Released2009

    Directed byRicky Gervais, Matthew Robinson

    The Invention of Lying is a 2009 fantasy romantic comedy film that was written and directed by...  more
  • Death Wish8
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    Death Wish

    Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson

    Released1974

    Directed byMichael Winner

    This film is a 1974 American vigilante action film loosely based on the novel of the same name...  more

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  • The Long Riders9
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    The Long Riders

    Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid

    Released1980

    Directed byWalter Hill

    The Long Riders is a 1980 western film directed by Walter Hill. It was produced by James...  more

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  • A Few Good Men10
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    A Few Good Men

    Tom Cruise, Demi Moore

    Released1992

    Directed byRob Reiner

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

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  • For Your Consideration11
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    For Your Consideration

    Sarah Shahi, Sandra Oh

    Released2006

    Directed byChristopher Guest

    For Your Consideration is a 2006 comedy film directed by Christopher Guest. It was co-written...  more
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  • Small Soldiers12
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    Small Soldiers

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst

    Released1998

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film...  more

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  • A Piano for Mrs. Cimino13
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    A Piano for Mrs. Cimino

    Bette Davis, Christopher Guest

    Released1982

    Directed byGeorge Schaefer

    A Piano for Mrs. Cimino is a 1982 American television movie produced and directed by George...  more
  • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian14

    Released2009

    Directed byShawn Levy

    Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a 2009 American adventure comedy film...  more

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  • The Missing Link15
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    The Missing Link

    Bill Murray, Christopher Guest

    Released1980

    Directed byPicha

    The Missing Link is a 1980 French–Belgian animated film written and directed by Picha. Though...  more
  • It Happened One Christmas16
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    It Happened One Christmas

    Orson Welles, Cloris Leachman

    Released1977

    Directed byDonald Wrye

    It Happened One Christmas is a 1977 made-for-television film starring Marlo Thomas and Wayne...  more
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  • Tarzoon, Shame of the Jungle17
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    Tarzoon, Shame of the Jungle

    Bill Murray, John Belushi

    Released1975

    Directed byBoris Szulzinger, Picha

    Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle is a 1975 adult-oriented French/Belgian animated film directed by...  more
  • Mrs Henderson Presents18
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    Mrs Henderson Presents

    Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins

    Released2005

    Directed byStephen Frears

    Mrs Henderson Presents is a 2005 British comedy film written by American playwright Martin...  more
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    The Billion Dollar Bubble

    James Woods, Christopher Guest

    Released1978

    Directed byBrian Gibson

    The Billion Dollar Bubble is a 1976 film made for the BBC series Horizon and directed by Brian...  more
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  • The Return of Spinal Tap20
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    The Return of Spinal Tap

    Robin Williams, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1992

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  • Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead21
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    Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead

    Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer

    Released2009

    Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead is a 2009 comedy film....
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  • Sticky Fingers22
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    Sticky Fingers

    Helen Slater, Christopher Guest

    Released1988

    Directed byCatlin Adams

    Sticky Fingers is a 1988 film directed by Catlin Adams and co-written with Melanie Mayron....  more
  • Heartbeeps23
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    Heartbeeps

    Bernadette Peters, Jerry Garcia

    Released1981

    Directed byAllan Arkush

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

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  • Beyond Therapy24
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    Beyond Therapy

    Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Guest

    Released1987

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Beyond Therapy is a 1987 American comedy film written and directed by Robert Altman, based on...  more
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  • National Lampoon: Lemmings25
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    National Lampoon: Lemmings

    Chevy Chase, John Belushi

    Released1973

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