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The Best Danny Aiello Movies

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

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

This list below has a variety of films in it, from Radio Days to Henry and Me.

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


  • 1

    29th Street

    Danny Aiello, Anthony LaPaglia
    29th Street is a 1991 American comedy-drama film. It was written and directed by George Gallo...  more
  • 2

    Jacob's Ladder

    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins
    Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne. A Vietnam...  more

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  • 3


    Nicolas Cage, Cher
    Moonstruck is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and written by...  more

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  • 4

    Once Upon a Time in America

    Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro
    Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic drama film co-written and directed by...  more

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  • 5

    Do the Right Thing

    Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence
    Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed...  more

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  • 6

    Dinner Rush

    Sandra Bernhard, Danny Aiello
    Dinner Rush is an independent feature film, written by Brian S. Kalata and Rick Shaughnessy,...  more
  • 7

    The Pick-up Artist

    Robert Downey Jr., Dennis Hopper
    The Pick-up Artist is a 1987 American romantic-comedy film written and directed by James...  more

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  • 8

    The Protector

    Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello
    The Protector is a 1985 Hong Kong-American action film directed by James Glickenhaus, and...  more

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  • 9

    Léon: The Professional

    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman
    Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and...  more

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  • 10

    Fort Apache, The Bronx

    Paul Newman, Pam Grier
    Fort Apache, The Bronx is a 1981 crime drama film made by Producers Circle and Time-Life...  more

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  • 11

    Harlem Nights

    Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor
    Harlem Nights is a 1989 comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor and directed by...  more

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  • 12

    Bang the Drum Slowly

    Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello
    Bang the Drum Slowly is a 1973 sports drama. It is film adaptation of the 1956 baseball novel...  more
  • 13

    City Hall

    Al Pacino, John Cusack
    City Hall is a 1996 film directed by Harold Becker. It stars Al Pacino, John Cusack and...  more
  • 14

    A Brooklyn State of Mind

    Jennifer Esposito, Maria Grazia Cucinotta
    A Brooklyn State of Mind is a 1997 film directed by Frank Rainone....  more
  • 15

    The Purple Rose of Cairo

    Viggo Mortensen, Mia Farrow
    The Purple Rose of Cairo is a 1985 American romantic fantasy comedy film written and directed...  more

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  • 16


    Jim Brown, Harvey Keitel
    Fingers is a 1978 drama film directed by James Toback....  more
  • 17

    2 Days in the Valley

    Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher
    2 Days in the Valley is a 1996 film directed by John Herzfeld that revolves around the events...  more
  • 18

    Two Much

    Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas
    Two Much is a 1995 romantic screwball comedy film based on Donald Westlake's novel of the same...  more
  • 19

    Hudson Hawk

    Bruce Willis, Andie MacDowell
    Hudson Hawk is a 1991 American action comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann. Bruce Willis...  more

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  • 20

    The Stuff

    Abe Vigoda, Paul Sorvino
    The Stuff is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film written, produced, and...  more

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  • 21

    Mail Order Bride

    Danny Aiello, Ivana Miličević
    Actor/filmmaker Robert Capelli Jr., responsible for the 1999 bikini-infested film The Rules...
  • 22


    Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken
    Mistress is a 1992 comedy-drama film starring Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello, Eli Wallach,...  more
  • 23

    The Front

    Woody Allen, Danny Aiello
    The Front is a 1976 comedy-drama film about the Hollywood blacklist during the age of live...  more
  • 24


    Julia Roberts, Sophia Loren
    Prêt-à-Porter, released in the US as Ready to Wear, is a 1994 American satirical comedy film...  more

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  • 25

    Lucky Number Slevin

    Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu
    Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul...  more

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