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

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

List features films like Hard Four, Meet the Applegates and more!

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

Garry Marshall and Tony Scott are among those who have directed Dabney Coleman at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin 9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed by Higgins, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. The film ...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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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson This Property Is Condemned is a 1966 American drama film starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson and Mary Badham and directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay was ...more

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WarGames is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dabney Coleman Movies
Matthew Broderick, William H. Macy, Ally Sheedy WarGames is a 1983 American Cold War science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John ...more

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Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, Henry Fonda On Golden Pond is a 1981 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The screenplay by Ernest Thompson was adapted from his 1979 play of the same title. Henry Fonda won the Academy Award for ...more

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Teri Garr, Joe Pantoliano, Dabney Coleman Short Time is a 1990 comedy action crime movie directed by Gregg Champion which stars Dabney Coleman, Matt Frewer and Teri Garr.

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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dabney Coleman Movies
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. It was written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1937 play Parfumerie ...more

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Dabney Coleman, Louie Anderson, William Forsythe Cloak & Dagger is a 1984 spy adventure film directed by Richard Franklin starring Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman and Michael Murphy. It is a remake of the 1949 film The Window. It was ...more

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O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway The Towering Inferno is a 1974 American action drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. The picture was directed by John ...more

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Tom Hanks, Dan Aykroyd, Christopher Plummer Dragnet is a 1987 American buddy cop comedy film written and directed by Tom Mankiewicz in his directorial debut, and starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks. The film is based on the television ...more

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Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Broderick, Andy Dick Inspector Gadget is a 1999 live-action action-comedy film loosely based on the 1983 animated cartoon series of the same name. It starred Matthew Broderick as the title character, along with ...more

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James Caan, Eli Wallach, Dabney Coleman Cinderella Liberty is a 1973 film drama which tells the story of a sailor who falls in love with a prostitute and becomes a surrogate father for her 11-year-old mixed race son. It stars James ...more

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Chevy Chase, Nell Carter, Mary Kay Place Modern Problems is a 1981 comedy film written and directed by Ken Shapiro and starring Chevy Chase, Patti D'Arbanville and Dabney Coleman. The film grossed $26,154,211 in the United States. A ...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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Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman, William Devane Rolling Thunder is a 1977 film starring William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was directed by John Flynn. The screenplay was by Paul Schrader and Heywood Gould.

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Rob Schneider, Lea Thompson, Lily Tomlin The Beverly Hillbillies is a 1993 20th Century Fox comedy motion picture starring Jim Varney, Diedrich Bader, Erika Eleniak, Cloris Leachman, Lily Tomlin, Dabney Coleman, Lea Thompson, Rob ...more

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Uma Thurman, Christopher Plummer, Crispin Glover Where the Heart Is is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by John Boorman, and starring Dabney Coleman and Uma Thurman.

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Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda Midway, released in the United Kingdom as Battle of Midway and in the US on video as The Battle of Midway, is a 1976 Technicolor war film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Walter Mirisch ...more

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Keira Knightley, Lucy Liu, Mickey Rourke Domino is a 2005 American action film directed by Tony Scott and written by Richard Kelly. Inspired by Domino Harvey, the English daughter of stage and screen actor Laurence Harvey, who became a ...more

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Susan Lucci, Sean Young, Michael Richards Young Doctors in Love is a 1982 comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. Similar in tone to the Airplane! movies, it spoofs a variety of medical shows and has many guest stars from ABC soap ...more

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Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Liza Minnelli The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 American musical comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is the third of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets with ...more

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Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards Jr., Dabney Coleman Melvin and Howard is a 1980 American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Demme. The screenplay by Bo Goldman was inspired by real-life Utah service station owner Melvin Dummar, who was listed ...more

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Ice-T, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach Exiled: A Law & Order Movie is a 1998 television film that is based on the Law & Order police procedural and legal drama television series; it originally aired on NBC. Written by Charles ...more

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Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn Bite the Bullet is a 1975 American Western film written and directed by Richard Brooks and starring Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent and ...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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Jake Gyllenhaal, Susan Sarandon, Dustin Hoffman Moonlight Mile is a 2002 American romantic drama film written and directed by Brad Silberling. This film was loosely inspired by writer/director Brad Silberling's own experience. He was dating ...more

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Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas The Scalphunters is a 1968 American Western film starring Burt Lancaster, Ossie Davis and Telly Savalas. The film was directed by Sydney Pollack, with the score written by Elmer Bernstein. Davis ...more

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John Candy, Gilbert Gottfried, Burgess Meredith Hot to Trot is a 1988 comedy film released by Warner Bros. It stars Bobcat Goldthwait as an investment broker, Dabney Coleman as the head of the company Bobcat works for and John Candy as the ...more

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Martin Short, Mary Steenburgen, Charles Grodin Clifford is a 1994 comedy film starring Martin Short, Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, and Dabney Coleman. The film was shot in 1990 and originally planned for release in the summer of 1991, ...more

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Taken Dabney Coleman, Dennis Boutsikaris, Stewart Bick

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Stockard Channing, Ed Begley, Jr. Meet the Applegates is a 1989 American black comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann. It was filmed in 1989, but not released until 1991. It takes a dark, satirical look at the end of the world, ...more

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James Woods, Melissa Joan Hart, Katey Sagal Recess: School's Out is a 2001 American animated comedy mystery film based on the Disney television series Recess. It was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released theatrically in the United ...more

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Where the Red Fern Grows Kris Kristofferson, Dave Matthews, Ned Beatty Where the Red Fern Grows is the heartwarming and adventurous tale for all ages about a young boy and his quest for his own red-bone hound hunting dogs.

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Paul Reubens, Dabney Coleman, Deidre Hall Pray TV is a 1980 comedy film spoofing televangelism.

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Dabney Coleman, Deborah Raffin, John Anderson The Dove is a 1974 American biographical film directed by Charles Jarrott. The picture was produced by Gregory Peck, the third and last feature film he would produce. The drama is based on the ...more

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Gene Kelly, Leslie Nielsen, Lauren Hutton Viva Knievel! is a 1977 action film starring Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, and Lauren Hutton.

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Ben Stiller, William Shatner, Dabney Coleman

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Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Dabney Coleman Downhill Racer is a 1969 American drama film the directorial debut of Michael Ritchie and starring Robert Redford, Gene Hackman and Camilla Sparv. Written by James Salter, based on the 1963 ...more

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Liam Neeson, Dabney Coleman, Peter Coyote Sworn to Silence is a 1987 TV film directed by Peter Levin.

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Beau Bridges, Dabney Coleman, Griffin Dunne The Other Side of the Mountain is a 1975 American film based on a true story of ski racing champion Jill Kinmont. In early 1955, Kinmont was the national champion in slalom and was a top U.S. ...more

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Jane Curtin, Danny Cooksey, E.G. Daily Recess: All Growed Down is a Disney direct-to-video animated film released on December 9, 2003. The film is based on the Disney television series Recess. It was released simultaneously with ...more

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Edward James Olmos, Dabney Coleman, Philip Michael Thomas Black Fist is an obscure 1974 blaxploitation film about a streetfighter who goes to work for a white gangster and a corrupt cop. The film is in public domain. The film stars Richard Lawson, ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Dourif Amos & Andrew is a 1993 comedy starring Nicolas Cage and Samuel L. Jackson, filmed in and around Wilmington, North Carolina. It concerns wealthy African-American playwright Andrew Sterling's ...more

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Glenn Ford, Dabney Coleman, Dean Jagger The Brotherhood of the Bell is a 1970 made-for-television movie produced by Cinema Center 100 Productions and starring Glenn Ford. The director Paul Wendkos was nominated in 1971 by the ...more

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Elvis Presley, Vincent Price, Dabney Coleman The Trouble with Girls, the full title of which is The Trouble with Girls, is a 1969 film starring Elvis Presley. It was one of his final acting roles, along with the same year's Change of ...more

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Dabney Coleman, Dan Castellaneta, Ashley Johnson Recess: Taking the Fifth Grade is a Disney direct-to-video animated film released on December 9, 2003. The film is based on the Disney television series Recess. It was released simultaneously ...more

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Dabney Coleman, Harry Morgan, Tom Skerritt

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Anne Bancroft, Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner The Slender Thread is a 1965 film starring Anne Bancroft and Sidney Poitier. It was the first feature length film directed by Academy Award-winning director, producer and actor Sydney Pollack. ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Lindsay Wagner, Dabney Coleman Callie Bordeaux has just become a teenage mother. Unprepared for such a life-altering event, she gave her baby up for black-market adoption. Later, she marries the editor of a Dallas newspaper ...more

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Ali Larter, Dabney Coleman, Callie Thorne Giving It Up is a 1999 romantic-comedy film written and directed by Christopher Kublan.