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The Best Dennis Quaid Movies

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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.


  • 1

    Great Balls of Fire!

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder
    Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film directed by Jim McBride and starring...  more
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    Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell
    Frequency is a 2000 American science fiction thriller film. It was co-produced and directed by...  more

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  • 3

    Flight of the Phoenix

    Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki
    Flight of the Phoenix is a 2004 survival drama film and a remake of a 1965 film of the same...  more
  • 4

    Any Given Sunday

    Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino
    Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone depicting a fictional...  more

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  • 5

    The Day After Tomorrow

    Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal
    The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American climate fiction-disaster film co-written, directed,...  more

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    Yours, Mine and Ours

    Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid
    Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 American family comedy film about a family with eighteen...  more

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    Bill Murray, John Candy
    Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold...  more

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    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid
    Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael...  more

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  • 9

    The Rookie

    Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox
    The Rookie is a 2002 sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt...  more

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  • 10

    The Parent Trap

    Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid
    The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and...  more

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    Wyatt Earp

    Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman
    Wyatt Earp is a 1994 American semi-biographical Western film, written by Dan Gordon and...  more

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    Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie
    Dragonheart is a 1996 American fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis...  more

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  • 13

    Vantage Point

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver
    Vantage Point is a 2008 thriller film. It is directed by Pete Travis and stars Dennis Quaid,...  more
  • 14

    Something to Talk About

    Julia Roberts, Robert Duvall
    Something to Talk About is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse...  more
  • 15

    The Alamo

    Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton
    The Alamo is a 2004 American film about the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution....  more

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    The Right Stuff

    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris
    The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling...  more

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    Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid
    D.O.A. is a 1988 remake of the 1950 film noir D.O.A. While it shares the same premise, it has...  more
  • 18

    Enemy Mine

    Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett
    Enemy Mine is a 1985 science fiction drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen based on the...  more

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  • 19

    Breaking Away

    Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley
    Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film that follows a group of four...  more

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    In Good Company

    Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace
    In Good Company is a 2004 American comedy film written and directed by Paul Weitz, and...  more

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  • 21

    The Express

    Dennis Quaid, Nicole Beharie
    The Express is a 2008 American sports film produced by John Davis and directed by Gary Fleder....  more
  • 22

    Everything That Rises

    Dennis Quaid
    Everything That Rises is a film directed by Dennis Quaid released on July 12, 1998....
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    The Long Riders

    Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid
    The Long Riders is a 1980 western film directed by Walter Hill. It was produced by James...  more

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  • 24

    Playing by Heart

    Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff
    Playing by Heart is a 1998 American comedy-drama film, which tells the story of several...  more
  • 25

    What to Expect When You're Expecting

    Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz
    What to Expect When You're Expecting is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Kirk...  more

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