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

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

List features films like The Hurricane and City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold.

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Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger The Hurricane is a 1999 biographical film directed by Norman Jewison, and starring Denzel Washington. The script was adapted by Armyan Bernstein and Dan Gordon from the books Lazarus and the ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, James Woods, Ed Harris Nixon is a 1995 American biographical film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that tells the story of the political and personal life of United States President Richard Nixon, played ...more

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Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. ...more

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Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson Howard the Duck is a 1986 American science fiction comedy film directed by Willard Huyck and starring Lea Thompson, Tim Robbins, and Jeffrey Jones. Produced by Gloria Katz and George Lucas and ...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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John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito Get Shorty is a 1995 crime-comedy-thriller film based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny ...more

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Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 American comedy heist film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an ensemble cast. It is the third and final film in the Soderbergh series following the 2004 ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Monaco, Martin Short Mumford is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is set in a small town where a new psychologist gives offbeat advice to the neurotic residents. Both the ...more

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Marlon Wayans, Michael Michele, David Paymer The 6th Man, sometimes titled The Sixth Man, is a 1997 American sports comedy film directed by Randall Miller, starring Marlon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison. The film was released in the United ...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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Ralph Fiennes, Martin Scorsese, Ethan Hawke Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film produced and directed by Robert Redford, and written by Paul Attanasio, based on Richard N. Goodwin's memoir Remembering America: A Voice From ...more

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Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson Drag Me to Hell is a 2009 American horror film co-written and directed by Sam Raimi. The plot, written with his brother Ivan, focuses on loan officer Christine Brown, who reluctantly, under ...more

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Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Regina King Mighty Joe Young is a 1998 Disney family film starring Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron and directed by Ron Underwood. It is based on the 1949 film of the same name. In this version, the ape is ...more

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Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello Payback is a 1999 American action crime film directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello and David Paymer. It was based on the novel The Hunter by Donald E. ...more

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Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Jeffrey Donovan Bait is a 2000 comedy-crime film starring Jamie Foxx and David Morse. It was directed by Antoine Fuqua. The film was a huge financial failure, costing Warner Bros. $51 million but only grossing ...more

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Kate Hudson, Sophie Marceau, Cloris Leachman Alex & Emma is a 2003 American romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and starring Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson. Written by Jeremy Leven, the film is about a writer who must turn out a novel ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid In Good Company is a 2004 American comedy film written and directed by Paul Weitz, and starring Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, and Scarlett Johansson. The film is about a middle-aged advertising ...more

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Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, Joan Severance No Holds Barred is a 1989 action film produced by Michael Rachmil, directed by Thomas J. Wright, written by Dennis Hackin and starring professional wrestler Hulk Hogan. The film is produced by ...more

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Sean Astin, Carl Weathers, Kathy Najimy Balto III: Wings of Change is a 2004 American straight-to-video sequel to Universal Studios' 2002 animated film Balto II: Wolf Quest, and the 1995 film Balto.

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, Julia Stiles State and Main is a 2000 comedy film, written and directed by David Mamet and starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rebecca Pidgeon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Stiles, William H. Macy and Alec ...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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Kathy Bates, Felicia Day, Kenneth Branagh Warm Springs is a 2005 television film about U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's struggle with polio, his discovery of the Warm Springs, Georgia spa resort and his work to turn it into a ...more

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Ben Kingsley, William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne Searching for Bobby Fischer, released in the United Kingdom as Innocent Moves, is a 1993 American drama film written and directed by Steven Zaillian. The film was his directorial debut, and ...more

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Teri Hatcher, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Nichols Resurrecting the Champ is a 2007 American drama sports film directed by Rod Lurie. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Michael Bortman and Allison Burnett, based on a Los ...more

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Kim Cattrall, Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino Unforgettable is a 1996 thriller film with science fiction elements, directed by John Dahl, and starring Ray Liotta and Linda Fiorentino. The film is about a man named David Krane, who is ...more

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Rachael Leigh Cook, Tom Arnold, Jewel Staite Carpool is a 1996 comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller and starring David Paymer and Tom Arnold.

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Tupac Shakur, James Earl Jones, Dennis Quaid Gang Related is a 1997 American crime thriller film written and directed by Jim Kouf starring James Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Dennis Quaid, Lela Rochon, David Paymer and James Earl Jones. The film ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Natasha Henstridge Bounce is a 2000 American romantic drama film starring Ben Affleck and Gwyneth Paltrow and directed by Don Roos.

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Billy Crystal, Helen Hunt, Jerry Lewis Mr. Saturday Night is a 1992 film that marks the directorial debut of its star, Billy Crystal. It focuses on the rise and fall of Buddy Young Jr., a stand-up comedian. Crystal produced and ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Sharon Stone, Shelley Long Irreconcilable Differences is a 1984 comedy-drama film starring Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, and Drew Barrymore. The film was a minor box office success, making over $12 million. For their ...more

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Natasha Lyonne, Rosanna Arquette, Lorraine Bracco My Suicidal Sweetheart is an American independent dark comedy film written and produced by Michael Parness. The initial working title of the film was Saving Grace; this title was later changed ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Sean Astin, Ed Asner The Long Way Home is a 1997 documentary film directed by Mark Jonathan Harris. It depicts the plight of Jewish refugees after World War II that contributed to the creation of the State of ...more

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Ryan Reynolds, John Astin, David Paymer School of Life is a 2005 made-for-television drama film starring Ryan Reynolds about a teacher who moves to a town and shakes the old school ways up a bit.

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Robert Downey Jr., Elisabeth Shue, Kyra Sedgwick Heart and Souls is a 1993 American fantasy comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Robert Downey, Jr. as Thomas Riley, a businessman recruited by the souls of four deceased people - ...more

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George Harrison, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jeff Daniels Checking Out is a 2005 feature film directed by Jeff Hare and written by Richard Marcus and Allen Swift.

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Daryl Hannah, Dudley Moore, Larry King Crazy People is a 1990 comedy film starring Dudley Moore and Daryl Hannah, and directed by Tony Bill.

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James Cromwell, Ving Rhames, David Paymer RFK is a 2002 drama history film written by Hank Steinberg and directed by Robert Dornhelm.

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Cagney & Lacey: Together Again is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best David Paymer Movies
Cagney & Lacey: Together Again Tyne Daly, David Paymer, James Naughton Cagney & Lacey: Together Again is a 1995 crime drama TV movie written by Terry Louise Fisher and Steve Brown and directed by Reza Badiyi.

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Cagney & Lacey: The Return is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best David Paymer Movies
Cagney & Lacey: The Return David Paymer, Vonetta McGee, Carl Lumbly

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Alan Arkin, Peter Falk, Ed Begley The In-Laws is a 1979 American action-comedy film starring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, written by Andrew Bergman and directed by Arthur Hiller. The film was remade in 2003, with Michael Douglas, ...more

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Marisa Tomei, Danny DeVito, John Goodman Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School is a 2005 musical romance film produced by Samuel Goldwyn Films and directed by Randall Miller. It is based on a 1990 short film of the ...more

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Meat Loaf, Sherilyn Fenn, Penelope Ann Miller Outside Ozona is a 1998 American comedy film written and directed by J. S. Cardone. The film follows a group of strangers who are all listening to the same radio station.

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Meat Loaf, William H. Macy, Laura Dern Focus is a 2001 film, starring William H. Macy, Laura Dern, David Paymer, and Meat Loaf based on a 1945 novel by playwright Arthur Miller.

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Emily Blunt, Alison Brie, Chris Pratt The Five-Year Engagement is a 2012 romantic comedy film co-written, directed, and produced by Nicholas Stoller. Produced with Judd Apatow and Rodney Rothman, it is co-written by Jason Segel, who ...more

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Peta Wilson, Til Schweiger, David Paymer Joe and Max is a 2002 American-German boxing film directed by Steve James and based on a true story.

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Partners is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best David Paymer Movies
Partners Vanessa Angel, David Paymer, Casper Van Dien

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Crispin Glover, Joe Piscopo, David Paymer Bartleby is a 2001 comedy/drama film adaptation of Herman Melville's short story "Bartleby, the Scrivener". The film was directed by Jonathan Parker, and stars Crispin Glover as ...more

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The Burial Society is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best David Paymer Movies
The Burial Society David Paymer, Seymour Cassel, Allan Rich The Burial Society is a 2002 is a neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Nicholas Racz. The film stars Rob LaBelle, Jan Rubes, Allan Rich, Bill Meilen, Seymour Cassel, and David Paymer. ...more

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Kathy Griffin, Marilu Henner, Bea Arthur Enemies of Laughter is a 2000 romantic comedy film written by Glen Merzer and directed by Joey Travolta.