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The Best Dennis Quaid Movies

Updated October 16, 2019 6.5k votes 1.3k voters 180.4k views67 items

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List of the best Dennis Quaid movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Dennis Quaid first received critical acclaim for his performance in The Right Stuff in 1983 and he has been entertaining audiences of all ages ever since. Dennis Quaid's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Dennis Quaid movies list is decided by how many votes each title receives, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top of the list. Dennis Quaid has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what his greatest movie of all time is... so if you and a friend are arguing about this, then use this list to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing contains films like The Rookie and Frequency and answers the questions, "What are the best Dennis Quaid movies?" and "What are the greatest Dennis Quaid roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Quaid's family friendly films, you might also enjoy our list of best Lindsay Lohan movies and best Meg Ryan movies.

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    Frequency is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Frequency

    Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell

    Released2000

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

    Frequency is a 2000 American science fiction thriller film. It was co-produced and directed by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Rookie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    The Rookie

    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox

    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

    The Rookie is a 2002 sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Day After Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    The Day After Tomorrow

    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2004

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American climate fiction-disaster film co-written, directed,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Stripes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Stripes

    Bill Murray, John Candy

    Released1981

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Enemy Mine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Enemy Mine

    Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett

    Released1985

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Enemy Mine is a 1985 science fiction drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    The Right Stuff

    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris

    Released1983

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Innerspace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Innerspace

    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid

    Released1987

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum

    Released2009

    Directed byStephen Sommers

    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a 2009 American military science fiction action film based on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Great Balls of Fire! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Great Balls of Fire!

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1989

    Directed byJim McBride

    Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film directed by Jim McBride and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    The Parent Trap

    Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid

    Released1998

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Wyatt Earp is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Wyatt Earp

    Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

    Released1994

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    Wyatt Earp is a 1994 American semi-biographical Western film, written by Dan Gordon and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Something to Talk About is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Something to Talk About

    Julia Roberts, Robert Duvall

    Released1995

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    Something to Talk About is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 13
    Caveman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Caveman

    Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid

    Released1981

    Directed byCarl Gottlieb

    Caveman is a 1981 American slapstick comedy film written and directed by Carl Gottlieb and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dragonheart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Dragonheart

    Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie

    Released1996

    Directed byRob Cohen

    Dragonheart is a 1996 American fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Yours, Mine and Ours is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid

    Released2005

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 American family comedy film about a family with eighteen... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Cold Creek Manor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Cold Creek Manor

    Kristen Stewart, Sharon Stone

    Released2003

    Directed byMike Figgis

    Cold Creek Manor is a 2003 American psychological thriller film directed by Mike Figgis. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Playing by Heart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Playing by Heart

    Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff

    Released1998

    Directed byWillard Carroll

    Playing by Heart is a 1998 American comedy-drama film, which tells the story of several... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Soul Surfer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Soul Surfer

    Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt

    Released2011

    Directed bySean McNamara

    Soul Surfer is a 2011 American biopic drama film directed by Sean McNamara. It is a film... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Breaking Away is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Breaking Away

    Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley

    Released1979

    Directed byPeter Yates

    Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film that follows a group of four... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Flight of the Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Flight of the Phoenix

    Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Moore

    Flight of the Phoenix is a 2004 survival drama film and a remake of a 1965 film of the same... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Tough Enough is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Tough Enough

    Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier

    Released1983

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    Tough Enough is a 1983 film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dreamscape is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Dreamscape

    Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer

    Released1984

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

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    Any Given Sunday is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Any Given Sunday

    Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino

    Released1999

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    The Night the Lights Went Out  is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Released1981

    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

    The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia is a 1981 film, starring Kristy McNichol, Dennis... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Everything That Rises is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
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    Everything That Rises

    Dennis Quaid

    Released1998

    Directed byDennis Quaid

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