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The Best David Schwimmer Movies 

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Updated June 11, 2019 239 votes 68 voters 20k views 25 items

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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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Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 2005

Directed by: Eric 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 ...more

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Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ivan 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 ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Fergie, Chris Rock

Released: 2008

Directed by: Eric 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 ...more

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Nothing but the Truth Kate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett, Vera Farmiga

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rod 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 ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike 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 ...more
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Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

Released: 2012

Directed by: Eric 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

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Alice Eve, David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg

Released: 2006

Directed by: Jean-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 ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, David Schwimmer, Toni Collette

Released: 1996

Directed by: Matt 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
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David Schwimmer, Stephen Baldwin, Jeffrey Tambor

Released: 1992

Directed by: Mike 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 ...more
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Anna Paquin, January Jones, Josh Brolin

Released: 2000

Directed by: James 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 ...more
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Jon Voight, Hank Azaria, Donald Sutherland

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jon 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
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Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 1993

Directed by: Keva 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. ...more
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Nina Dobrev, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

Released: 2009

Directed by: David 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 ...more
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David Schwimmer, Emily Procter, Chris Cooper

Released: 1997

Directed by: Lawrence 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.
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Ian McKellen, David Schwimmer, Joshua Jackson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Bryan 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

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Famke Janssen, David Schwimmer, Jon Favreau filmography

Released: 2000

Directed by: Valerie 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
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David Schwimmer, Judy Greer, Kari Wührer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Doug 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 ...more
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Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover

Released: 1991

Directed by: John 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 ...more
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David Schwimmer, Janeane Garofalo, John Krasinski

Released: 2005

Directed by: Matt 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, ...more
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Sharon Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Woody Allen

Released: 2000

Directed by: Alfonso Arau

Picking Up the Pieces is a 2000 black comedy film directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Woody Allen.
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Biloxi Blues Christopher Walken, Matthew Broderick, David Schwimmer

Released: 1988

Directed by: Mike 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 ...more

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The Waiter David Schwimmer, Esai Morales

Released: 1993

Directed by: Doug Ellin

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Salma Hayek, Lucy Liu, John Malkovich

Released: 2001

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Hotel is a 2001 experimental thriller film directed by Mike Figgis.
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Teri Hatcher, Marisa Tomei, Jon Stewart

Released: 1998

Directed by: David 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, ...more
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Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Mike Myers

Released: 1998

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more