Entertainment The Best Dabney Coleman Movies  

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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.

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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 science-fiction film written by Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes and directed by John Badham. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, and ...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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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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You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Walter Mirisch from ...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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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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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