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The Best David Schwimmer Movies

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

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including Flight of the Intruder and Merry Madagascar.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best David Schwimmer movies?" and "What are the greatest David Schwimmer roles of all time?"
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  • 1

    Madagascar

    Chris Rock, Ben Stiller
    48
    6

    Released2005

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath

    Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, and released in movie theaters on May 27, 2005. The film tells the story of four Central Park Zoo animals...  more
  • 2

    Six Days Seven Nights

    Harrison Ford, Anne Heche
    38
    6

    Released1998

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Six Days Seven Nights is a 1998 adventure-comedy film, directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Harrison Ford and Anne Heche. The screenplay was written by Michael Browning. It was filmed on location in...  more
  • 3

    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

    Alec Baldwin, Fergie
    32
    6

    Released2008

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath

    Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa is a 2008 American computer-animated comedy film written by Etan Cohen, and directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath. This sequel to the 2005 film Madagascar continues the...  more
  • 4

    Nothing but the Truth

    Kate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett
    24
    4

    Released2008

    Directed byRod Lurie

    Nothing but the Truth is a 2008 American drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. According to comments made by Lurie in The Truth Hurts, a bonus feature on the DVD release, his inspiration for...  more
  • 5

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock
    27
    8

    Released2012

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the third installment of the...  more
  • 6

    Wolf

    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer
    22
    4

    Released1994

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Wolf is a 1994 American romantic horror film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick, and an uncredited Elaine May, with music by Ennio Morricone and cinematography by...  more
  • 7

    Big Nothing

    Alice Eve, David Schwimmer
    18
    2

    Released2006

    Directed byJean-Baptiste Andrea

    Big Nothing is a 2006 British crime black comedy film directed by Jean-Baptiste Andrea starring David Schwimmer and Simon Pegg. It was released in December 2006, and had its premiere at Cardiff Film...  more
  • 8

    Uprising

    Jon Voight, Hank Azaria
    18
    8

    Released2001

    Directed byJon Avnet

    Uprising is a 2001 war/drama television movie about the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The film was directed by Jon Avnet and written by Avnet and Paul Brickman. It was filmed in multiple locations,...  more
  • 9

    Twenty Bucks

    Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi
    18
    8

    Released1993

    Directed byKeva Rosenfeld

    Twenty Bucks is a 1993 film that follows the travels of a $20 bill from its delivery via armored car in an unnamed American city through various transactions and incidents from person to person. The...  more
  • 10

    Crossing the Bridge

    David Schwimmer, Stephen Baldwin
    14
    4

    Released1992

    Directed byMike Binder

    Crossing the Bridge is a 1992 American drama film starring Josh Charles, Stephen Baldwin and Jason Gedrick. Characters Mort Golden, Tim Reese and Danny Morgan are friends who embark on a dangerous...  more
  • 11

    It's the Rage

    Anna Paquin, January Jones
    14
    4

    Released2000

    Directed byJames D. Stern

    It's the Rage is a 1999 film version of Keith Reddin's play "The Alarmist" about three interconnected stories and how handguns affect each of the nine people involved. The film is James D. Stern's...  more
  • 12

    Biloxi Blues

    Christopher Walken, Matthew Broderick
    6
    2

    Released1988

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Biloxi Blues is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Neil Simon, and starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken. Simon adapted his semi-autobiographical 1985 play...  more
  • 13

    Merry Madagascar

    Nina Dobrev, Chris Rock
    10
    2

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Soren

    Merry Madagascar is a Christmas special first broadcast on the NBC network on November 17, 2009, which starred the characters from the Madagascar film series. The story appears to take place sometime...  more
  • 14

    Picking Up the Pieces

    Sharon Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    6
    2

    Released2000

    Directed byAlfonso Arau

    Picking Up the Pieces is a 2000 black comedy film directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Woody Allen....  more
  • 15

    The Waiter

    David Schwimmer, Esai Morales
    4
    4

    Released1993

    Directed byDoug Ellin

  • 16

    Breast Men

    David Schwimmer, Emily Procter
    8
    2

    Released1997

    Directed byLawrence O'Neil

    Breast Men is a 1997 American, semibiographical, dark comedy film; it was written by John Stockwell and directed by Lawrence O'Neil for HBO....  more
  • 17

    Hotel

    Salma Hayek, Lucy Liu
    2
    2

    Released2001

    Directed byMike Figgis

    Hotel is a 2001 experimental thriller film directed by Mike Figgis....  more
  • 18

    Apt Pupil

    Ian McKellen, David Schwimmer
    10
    4

    Released1998

    Directed byBryan Singer

    Apt Pupil is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and starring Ian McKellen and Brad Renfro. It is based on the 1982 novella of the same name by Stephen King. In the 1980s in...  more
  • 19

    Since You've Been Gone

    Teri Hatcher, Marisa Tomei
    2
    2

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Schwimmer

    Since You've Been Gone is a 1998 U.S. made-for-TV movie directed by David Schwimmer about a 10th anniversary class reunion. Apart from Schwimmer himself, the film starred Philip Rayburn Smith, Joy E....  more
  • 20

    Kissing a Fool

    David Schwimmer, Judy Greer
    10
    6

    Released1998

    Directed byDoug Ellin

    Kissing A Fool is a 1998 American romantic comedy film directed by Doug Ellin. It primarily stars David Schwimmer, Jason Lee, Mili Avital, Kari Wührer and Vanessa Angel. Its plot is inspired by the...  more
  • 21

    The Thin Pink Line

    Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell
    2
    2

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Irpino, Joe Dietl

    The Thin Pink Line is a 1998 film directed by Joe Dietl and Michael Irpino. The title is a parody of Errol Morris' documentary The Thin Blue Line, which raised questions about the conviction of a...  more
  • 22

    Love & Sex

    Famke Janssen, David Schwimmer
    8
    4

    Released2000

    Directed byValerie Breiman

    Kate (Famke Janssen) has a problem with relationships, or at least the last 12 of them she has been in. She is rescued from a terrible date by Adam (Jon Favreau,) an artist, with whom she has a...  more
  • 23

    The Pallbearer

    Gwyneth Paltrow, David Schwimmer
    7
    4

    Released1996

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    The Pallbearer is a 1996 American romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring David Schwimmer, Gwyneth Paltrow, Toni Collette, Michael Vartan, Michael Rapaport, and...  more
  • 24

    Flight of the Intruder

    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer
    6
    4

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Milius

    Flight of the Intruder is a 1991 film directed by John Milius, based on the novel of the same name by former Grumman A-6 Intruder pilot Stephen Coonts. The film stars Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe and...  more
  • 25

    Duane Hopwood

    David Schwimmer, Janeane Garofalo
    6
    8

    Released2005

    Directed byMatt Mulhern

    Duane Hopwood is a 2005 film featured in the Sundance Film Festival starring David Schwimmer and Janeane Garofalo, with a supporting cast featuring Judah Friedlander, Dick Cavett, Susan Lynch, John...  more