The Best Daniel Stern Movies  

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

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

List films include City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold, Whip It! and many additional films as well.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Daniel Stern include names like Tim Burton, Paul Haggis and Woody Allen.

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Daniel Stern Movies
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Billy Crystal, Danielle Harris
City Slickers is a 1991 American western comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Billy Crystal, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby and Jack Palance, with supporting roles by Patricia Wettig, ...more

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#29 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #97 of 1,204 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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#56 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #176 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Timelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Daniel Stern, Jon Polito, Ann Dowd
Bushwhacked is a 1995 comedy, action and adventure film starring Daniel Stern, Jon Polito, Anthony Heald and Brad Sullivan. This was Greg Beeman's last theatrical film before he moved on to ...more
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Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin
Diner is a 1982 American comedy-drama written and directed by Barry Levinson. The film is Levinson's screen directing debut, and the first of Levinson's four "Baltimore Films" set in ...more

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Gary Busey, John Candy, Dan Hedaya
Rookie of the Year is a 1993 American sports comedy film starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary Busey as players for the Chicago Cubs baseball team. The cast also includes Albert Hall, Dan ...more

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Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Daniel Stern
Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film that follows a group of four male teenagers in Bloomington, Indiana, who have recently graduated from high school. It stars ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Woody Allen, Carrie Fisher
Hannah and Her Sisters is a 1986 American comedy-drama film which tells the intertwined stories of an extended family over two years that begins and ends with a family Thanksgiving dinner. The ...more

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Larry Bird, Deion Sanders, Dan Aykroyd
Celtic Pride is a 1996 American comedy written by Judd Apatow and Colin Quinn, and directed by Tom DeCerchio. It stars Daniel Stern and Dan Aykroyd as Mike O'Hara and Jimmy Flaherty, two ...more
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Billy Crystal, Jon Lovitz, Jack Palance
City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold is a 1994 comedy film directed by Paul Weiland. It is the sequel to City Slickers and stars Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Jon Lovitz and Daniel Stern. ...more

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#869 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #112 of 181 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made #155 of 217 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

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Peter Weller, Ernie Hudson, Daniel Stern
Leviathan is a 1989 science fiction horror film about a hideous creature and a group of people in a sealed environment, in a similar vein to such films as Alien and The Thing. It is one of many ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig
Whip It is a 2009 comedy-drama film written by Shauna Cross, based on her novel Derby Girl. The film is directed and co-produced by Drew Barrymore in her directorial debut. It stars Ellen Page ...more

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Christopher Walken, Melanie Griffith, Sônia Braga
The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American drama film based on the John Nichols novel of the same name, the first book in a trilogy. It was directed by Robert Redford and the screenplay was ...more
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Blue Thunder Malcolm McDowell, Roy Scheider, Warren Oates
Blue Thunder is a 1983 action thriller film that features a high-tech helicopter of the same name. The movie was directed by John Badham and stars Roy Scheider. A spin-off television series also ...more
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Steve Martin, Joan Cusack, Rick Moranis
My Blue Heaven is a 1990 comedy film directed by Herbert Ross, written by Nora Ephron and starring Steve Martin, Rick Moranis, and Joan Cusack. This is the third film Steve Martin and Rick ...more

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Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Charlotte Rampling
D.O.A. is a 1988 remake of the 1950 film noir D.O.A. While it shares the same premise, it has a different story and characters. The film was directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, the ...more
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Sharon Stone, Woody Allen, Charlotte Rampling
Stardust Memories is a 1980 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen and starring himself, Charlotte Rampling, Jessica Harper, Marie-Christine Barrault and Sharon Stone in ...more

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Little Monsters Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Ben Savage
Little Monsters is a 1989 fantasy comedy film starring Fred Savage as Brian Stevenson, a sixth-grader who has recently moved to a new town, and Howie Mandel as Maurice, the monster under the ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven
Very Bad Things is a 1998 black comedy film directed by Peter Berg, based on the book by Gene Brewer. It stars Cameron Diaz, Jon Favreau, Daniel Stern, Jeremy Piven, Christian Slater, Leland ...more
The Ratings Game is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Daniel Stern Movies
Jerry Seinfeld, Danny DeVito, Michael Richards
The Ratings Game, is a 1984 cable television film directed by Danny DeVito and produced by David Jablin.
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Max von Sydow, Daniel Stern, Victor Mature
Samson and Delilah is a 1984 television movie adaptation of the biblical story of Samson and Delilah, starring Max von Sydow, Belinda Bauer, Antony Hamilton, Daniel Stern and Victor Mature. ...more
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Cheech Marin, Jan-Michael Vincent, Daniel Stern
Born in East L.A. is a 1987 American comedy film written and directed by Cheech Marin of the Cheech & Chong comedy team. The film is about a Mexican-American from East Los Angeles who is ...more

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Patrick Dempsey, Alan Arkin, Annabeth Gish
Coupe de Ville is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Joe Roth. It stars Daniel Stern, Arye Gross, and Patrick Dempsey as three very different brothers asked by their father to drive ...more
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Shelley Duvall, Daniel Stern, Barret Oliver
Frankenweenie is a 1984 Tim Burton-directed short film produced with Buena Vista Distribution and co-written by Burton with Leonard Ripps. It is both a parody and homage to the 1931 film ...more

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John Goodman, Daniel Stern, John Heard
C.H.U.D. is a 1984 American horror film produced by Andrew Bonime, and directed by Douglas Cheek with Peter Stein as the director of photography and William Bilowit as production designer. The ...more