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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?"

Notable directors that have worked with Danny Aiello include names like Robert Altman, Woody Allen and Francis Ford Coppola.

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Danny Aiello, Anthony LaPaglia, Robert Forster
29th Street is a 1991 American comedy-drama film. It was written and directed by George Gallo and was adapted from the story by Frank Pesce and James Franciscus.

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Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello
Moonstruck is a 1987 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and written by John Patrick Shanley. It stars Cher, Nicolas Cage, Danny Aiello, Vincent Gardenia, and Olympia ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee
Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the cast include Danny ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods
Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic drama film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto youths ...more

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Sandra Bernhard, Danny Aiello, Vivian Wu
Dinner Rush is an independent feature film, written by Brian S. Kalata and Rick Shaughnessy, and directed by Bob Giraldi. It stars Danny Aiello as a restaurateur-bookmaker in New York City's ...more

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Jacob's Ladder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Danny Aiello Movies
Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander
Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello. ...more

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Léon: The Profess... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Danny Aiello Movies
Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno
Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the film debut of ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels
The Purple Rose of Cairo is a 1985 American romantic fantasy comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Inspired by Sherlock, Jr., Hellzapoppin', and Pirandello's Six Characters in Search ...more

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Al Pacino, John Cusack, Bridget Fonda
City Hall is a 1996 film directed by Harold Becker. It stars Al Pacino, John Cusack and Bridget Fonda. According to the website Box Office Mojo, the film grossed an estimated $20 million in the ...more

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Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher, James Spader
2 Days in the Valley is a 1996 film directed by John Herzfeld that revolves around the events over 48 hours in the lives of a group of people who are drawn together.
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Paul Newman, Pam Grier, Ed Asner
Fort Apache, The Bronx is a 1981 crime drama film made by Producers Circle and Time-Life Films, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Filmed on locations in the Bronx, New York City, New York, ...more

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Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman
Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu and Stanley ...more

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Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, Gena Rowlands
Once Around is a 1991 romantic comedy-drama film about a young woman who falls for and eventually marries an overbearing older man who proceeds to rub her close-knit family the wrong way, while ...more
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Jennifer Esposito, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Tony Danza
A Brooklyn State of Mind is a 1997 film directed by Frank Rainone.
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Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello, Michael Moriarty
Bang the Drum Slowly is a 1973 sports drama. It is film adaptation of the 1956 baseball novel of the same name by Mark Harris. It was previously dramatized in 1956 on the U.S. Steel Hour with ...more
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Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall
Harlem Nights is a 1989 comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor and directed by Murphy. The film featured Michael Lerner, Danny Aiello, Redd Foxx, Della Reese and Murphy's brother ...more

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Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Eli Wallach
Mistress is a 1992 comedy-drama film starring Robert De Niro, Danny Aiello, Eli Wallach, Robert Wuhl and Martin Landau. It was written by Barry Primus and J.F. Lawton and directed by Primus.
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Abe Vigoda, Paul Sorvino, Danny Aiello
The Stuff is a 1985 American science fiction horror comedy film written, produced, and directed by Larry Cohen and starring Michael Moriarty, Garrett Morris, Andrea Marcovicci, and Paul Sorvino. ...more

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Alyssa Milano, Danny Aiello, Gerry Bamman
Old Enough is a 1984 American drama film written and directed by Marisa Silver, produced by Dina Silver, and is also Alyssa Milano's debut role. A low-budget production, the film won the Grand ...more

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Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow
Radio Days is a 1987 comedy film written and directed by Woody Allen. The film looks back on an American family's life during the Golden Age of Radio using both music and memories to tell the

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Woody Allen, Danny Aiello, Michael Murphy
The Front is a 1976 comedy-drama film about the Hollywood blacklist during the age of live television. It is written by Walter Bernstein, directed by Martin Ritt and stars Woody Allen and Zero ...more
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Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline, Alan Rickman
The January Man is a 1989 comedy/thriller film, directed by Pat O'Connor from a screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. The film stars Kevin Kline as Nick Starkey, a smart ex-New York City police ...more
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Bruce Willis, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn
Hudson Hawk is a 1991 American action comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann. Bruce Willis stars in the title role and also co-wrote the story. Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, ...more

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Ben Stein, Abe Vigoda, Danny Aiello
Me and the Kid is a 1993 comedy film directed by Dan Curtis. It stars Danny Aiello and Alex Zuckerman.
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Jane Curtin, Danny Aiello, Heather Burns
Brooklyn Lobster is a 2005 American drama film "presented" by Martin Scorsese and written, produced, and directed by Kevin Jordan. The screenplay is based on Jordan's family's efforts ...more