Entertainment The Best David Paymer Movies  

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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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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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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 taken and managed ...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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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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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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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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John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito
Get Shorty is a 1995 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 DeVito, ...more
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Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino
Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an ensemble cast. It is the third and final film in the Soderbergh series following the 2004 sequel ...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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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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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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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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Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Jeffrey Donovan
Bait is a 2000 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 approximately ...more
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Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello
Payback is a 1999 American action 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. Westlake ...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