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The Best Denis Leary Movies  

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

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The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including Wag the Dog and Ice Age.

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Kevin Spacey, J.K. Simmons, Denis Leary
The Ref is a 1994 American black comedy film directed by Ted Demme, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Denis Leary, Judy Davis, and Kevin Spacey.

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James Earl Jones, Denis Leary, Karen Allen
The Sandlot, also known as The Sandlot Kids, is a 1993 American coming-of-age film Comedy directed by David M. Evans, which tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer ...more

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#36 of 336 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime #94 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Timefeaturing What Ever Happened To All The Kids From The Sandlot?

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Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman
Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart's novel American Hero. ...more

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#263 of 493 The Funniest '90s Movies #834 of 992 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #5 of 54 The Funniest Comedy Movies About Politics

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Jack Black, Ray Romano, Jane Krakowski
Ice Age is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film directed by Carlos Saldanha and Chris Wedge from a story by Michael J. Wilson. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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#47 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #365 of 571 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Arefeaturing The Best Characters in the Ice Age Series, Ranked

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Cuba Gooding Jr., Jeremy Piven, Emilio Estevez
Judgment Night is a 1993 action thriller film directed by Stephen Hopkins and starring Emilio Estevez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jeremy Piven and Stephen Dorff as a group of friends on the run from a ...more
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Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey
A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by ...more

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#30 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #123 of 186 The Best Movies for Tweenslisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Jay Mohr
This film is a 1997 American action comedy film, starring Christopher Walken as a boss, Denis Leary as his driver, and Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, and Henry ...more
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Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black
Demolition Man is a 1993 American science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla in his directorial debut. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. The film was released in ...more

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#197 of 304 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #264 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Moviesfeaturing Demolition Man Remains One Of The Most Underrated Movies Of The '90s

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Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans
The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character. After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered ...more

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst, Christina Ricci
Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film revolves around two adolescents, who get caught in the middle of a battle between two factions of ...more

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#473 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #196 of 630 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Moviesfeaturing ‘Small Soldiers’ Looks Like A Kid's Movie, But It's Really An Anti-Consumerist Existential Nightmare

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Pierce Brosnan, Faye Dunaway, Rene Russo
The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1999 American film directed by John McTiernan. The film, starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Denis Leary, is a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. The film ...more

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#1,290 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #355 of 808 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Famke Janssen, Martin Sheen, Billy Crudup
Monument Ave., originally titled Snitch in the USA and titled Noose in Australia, is a 1998 American crime comedy-drama film directed by Ted Demme and starring Denis Leary. The film takes place ...more
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Queen Latifah, Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs is a 2009 American 3-D computer animated comedy adventure film, and the third installment in the Ice Age series. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios and ...more

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#141 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #293 of 409 The Best Rainy Day Moviesfeaturing The Best Characters in the Ice Age Series, Ranked

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Clint Eastwood, Lucy Liu, James Woods
True Crime is a 1999 American mystery drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, and based on Andrew Klavan's 1995 novel of the same name. Eastwood also stars in the film as a journalist covering ...more
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Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter
Ice Age: The Meltdown is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy adventure film. It is a sequel to the 2002 computer-animated film Ice Age. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios for 20th Century ...more

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#101 of 599 The Best Animated Films Ever #392 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Best Characters in the Ice Age Series, Ranked

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Elizabeth Hurley, Steve Buscemi, Denis Leary
Double Whammy is a 2001 comedy/drama film. Although intended to be released in theaters, it was ultimately distributed direct-to-video.
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Rosie O'Donnell, Julia Stiles, Dana Delany
Wide Awake is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and produced by Cathy Konrad and Cary Woods. The film stars Denis Leary, Dana Delany, Joseph Cross and Rosie ...more

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#140 of 167 The Best Family Drama Movies of All Time #12 of 13 The Best M. Night Shyamalan Movies

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Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Queen Latifah, Ray Romano, Denis Leary
TV appearance Thursday in “A Mammoth Christmas” (Fox, 8 p.m.), a holiday special that doubles as an early promotion for “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” which will hit theaters on July 13, 2012.
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Ray Liotta, Danny Glover, Denis Leary
Operation Dumbo Drop is a 1995 American comedy film directed by Simon Wincer that explores politics, and animal welfare. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Gene Quintano ...more

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#29 of 98 The Best Danny Glover Movies #7 of 16 The Best Elephant Movies #26 of 69 The Best Ray Liotta Movies

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Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary, Yaphet Kotto
Two If by Sea is a 1996 romantic comedy film directed by Bill Bennett, and starring Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary. The screenplay, written by Leary and Mike Armstrong, is based on a story by ...more
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Anne Heche, Sam Rockwell, Denis Leary
Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground is a film made in 1997 and produced by Home Box Office for television. It began as a contest among New Yorkers who submitted stories about their ...more
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Patrick Stewart, Denis Leary, Mario Van Peebles
Gunmen is a 1994 action-comedy film directed by Deran Sarafian. It stars Mario Van Peebles, Christopher Lambert, Denis Leary, Kadeem Hardison and Patrick Stewart. Robert Harper and Brenda Bakke ...more
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Ice-T, Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac
Who's the Man? is a 1993 thriller comedy film, directed by Ted Demme, in his feature film directing debut. The film stars Yo! MTV Raps hosts Doctor Dré and Ed Lover as its two main ...more
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J.K. Simmons, Denis Leary, Terence Stamp
Love Walked In is a 1997 Argentine-American film noir drama/thriller film co-written and directed by Juan José Campanella and starring Denis Leary, Terence Stamp and Aitana ...more
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