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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?"

If Christopher Guest movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Dan Aykroyd and Christopher Walken too.

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Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey
Best in Show is a 2000 American improvisational comedy film written and directed by Christopher Guest. The film follows five entrants in a prestigious dog show and focuses on the slightly ...more
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Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston
This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional ...more
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Jane Lynch, Jennifer Coolidge, Parker Posey
A Mighty Wind is a 2003 American mockumentary comedy-drama film about a folk music reunion concert in which three folk bands reunite for a television performance for the first time in decades. ...more
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Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
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David Cross, Parker Posey, Catherine O'Hara
Waiting for Guffman is a comedy in the documentary style starring, co-written and directed by Christopher Guest that was released in 1997. Its cast included Catherine O'Hara, Eugene Levy, Fred ...more
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Sarah Shahi, Sandra Oh, Ricky Gervais
For Your Consideration is a 2006 comedy film directed by Christopher Guest. It was co-written by Guest and Eugene Levy, and both also star in the film. The title is a phrase used in trade ...more
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Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson
A Few Good Men is a 1992 American legal drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, and Demi Moore, with Kevin Bacon, Kevin Pollak, James Marshall, J. T. Walsh, ...more
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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christopher Guest Movies
Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy
Little Shop of Horrors is a 1986 American rock musical horror comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is a film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan ...more
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The Invention of Lying is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christopher Guest Movies
Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, Edward Norton
The Invention of Lying is a 2009 fantasy romantic comedy film that was written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Matthew Robinson. This film is the directorial debut of Gervais and Robinson. The ...more
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The Return of Spinal Tap Robin Williams, Jamie Lee Curtis, Martin Short
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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst, Christina Ricci
Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film revolves around two adolescents, who get caught in the middle of a battle between two factions of ...more
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Jeff Goldblum, Charles Bronson, Christopher Guest
This film is a 1974 American vigilante action film loosely based on the novel of the same name by Brian Garfield. The film was directed by Michael Winner and stars Charles Bronson as a man who ...more
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Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest
The Long Riders is a 1980 western film directed by Walter Hill. It was produced by James Keach, Stacy Keach and Tim Zinnemann and featured an original soundtrack by Ry Cooder. Cooder won the ...more
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Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a 2009 American adventure comedy film directed by Shawn Levy, and starring Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Hank Azaria, Christopher Guest ...more
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Stonehenge: 'Tis a Magic Place Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean
Stonehenge: 'Tis a Magic Place is 2009 short comedy film.
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Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest
Mrs Henderson Presents is a 2005 British comedy film written by American playwright Martin Sherman and directed by Stephen Frears. It stars Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Kelly Reilly, and Pop Idol ...more
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Bill Murray, Christopher Guest
The Missing Link is a 1980 French–Belgian animated film written and directed by Picha. Though it was not as successful as Picha's previous film, it was entered into the 1980 Cannes Film
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Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean
Spinal Tap: Back from the Dead is a 2009 comedy film.
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A Piano for Mrs. Cimino is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christopher Guest Movies
Bette Davis, Christopher Guest, Keenan Wynn
A Piano for Mrs. Cimino is a 1982 American television movie produced and directed by George Schaefer. The teleplay by John Gay is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Oliphant. It was ...more
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Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Guest, Glenda Jackson
Beyond Therapy is a 1987 American comedy film written and directed by Robert Altman, based on the play of the same name by Christopher Durang.
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Bill Murray, John Belushi, Christopher Guest
Tarzoon: Shame of the Jungle is a 1975 adult-oriented French/Belgian animated film directed by cartoonist Picha and Boris Szulzinger. The film was the first foreign-animated film to receive both ...more
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Helen Slater, Christopher Guest, Carol Kane
Sticky Fingers is a 1988 film directed by Catlin Adams and co-written with Melanie Mayron.
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Bernadette Peters, Jerry Garcia, Barry Manilow
Heartbeeps is a 1981 romantic sci-fi comedy film about two robots who fall in love and decide to strike out on their own. It was directed by Allan Arkush, and starred Andy Kaufman and Bernadette ...more
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Unwigged & Unplugged: Live in Concert Christopher Guest, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean
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Orson Welles, Cloris Leachman, Christopher Guest
It Happened One Christmas is a 1977 made-for-television film starring Marlo Thomas and Wayne Rogers.