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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 these top Dennis Quaid movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Dennis Quaid 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 the greatest Dennis Quaid movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Dennis Quaid films 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.

"This list 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.

Dennis Quaid is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Joel Schumacher, Stephen Sommers and Steven Soderbergh. Movie fans who love Dennis Quaid have also been known to enjoy films starring Bill Paxton and Jim Caviezel.

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Frequency Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell, Dennis Quaid Frequency is a 2000 American science fiction thriller film. It was co-produced and directed by Gregory Hoblit and written and co-produced by Toby Emmerich. The film stars Dennis Quaid and Jim ...more

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The Rookie Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Rachel Griffiths The Rookie is a 2002 sports drama film directed by John Lee Hancock and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the true story of Jim Morris, who had a brief, but famous Major League ...more

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The Day After Tomorrow Emmy Rossum, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dennis Quaid The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 American climate fiction-disaster film co-written, directed, and produced by Roland Emmerich and starring Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, ...more

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Enemy Mine Dennis Quaid, Louis Gossett, Jr. Enemy Mine is a 1985 science fiction drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen based on the story of the same name by Barry B. Longyear. It starred Dennis Quaid and Louis Gossett, Jr. as a human ...more

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The Right Stuff Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in ...more

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Innerspace Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Martin Short Innerspace is a 1987 science fiction comedy film directed by Joe Dante and produced by Michael Finnell. Steven Spielberg served as executive producer. The film was inspired by the 1966 science ...more

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Wyatt Earp Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Téa Leoni Wyatt Earp is a 1994 American semi-biographical Western film, written by Dan Gordon and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Kasdan. It stars Kevin Costner in the title role as lawman Wyatt Earp, and ...more

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The Parent Trap Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more

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Great Balls of Fire! Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Dennis Quaid Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film directed by Jim McBride and starring Dennis Quaid as pioneer rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. Based on a biography by Myra Lewis and ...more

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Flight of the Phoenix Hugh Laurie, Jared Padalecki, Dennis Quaid Flight of the Phoenix is a 2004 survival drama film and a remake of a 1965 film of the same name, both based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix, by Elleston Trevor, about a group of ...more

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Dragonheart Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs Dragonheart is a 1996 American fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, and the voice of Sean Connery. It was nominated ...more

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Something to Talk About Julia Roberts, Robert Duvall, Dennis Quaid Something to Talk About is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, from a screenplay written by Callie Khouri. It stars Julia Roberts and Dennis Quaid as an ...more

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Dreamscape Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer, Max von Sydow Dreamscape is a 1984 science fiction horror film directed by Joseph Ruben and written by David Loughery, with Chuck Russell and Ruben co-writing.

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Yours, Mine and Ours Miranda Cosgrove, Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo Yours, Mine & Ours is a 2005 American family comedy film about a family with eighteen children, ranging from 4 year old Ethan, to 18 year old William. Directed by Raja Gosnell, it stars ...more

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Stripes Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid Stripes is a 1981 American war-comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first ...more

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Any Given Sunday Cameron Diaz, Al Pacino, Jamie Foxx Any Given Sunday is a 1999 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone depicting a fictional professional American football team. The film features an ensemble cast, consisting of Al Pacino, ...more

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Breaking Away Dennis Quaid, Jackie Earle Haley, Daniel Stern Breaking Away is a 1979 American coming of age comedy-drama film that follows a group of four male teenagers in Bloomington, Indiana, who have recently graduated from high school. It stars ...more

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Soul Surfer Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb Soul Surfer is a 2011 American biopic drama film directed by Sean McNamara. It is a film adaptation of the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back ...more

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Far from Heaven Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Viola Davis Far from Heaven is a 2002 American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. The film tells the story of ...more

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Vantage Point Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Dennis Quaid Vantage Point is a 2008 thriller film. It is directed by Pete Travis and stars Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, William Hurt and Sigourney Weaver. The release date is set at February ...more

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Traffic Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas Traffic is a 2000 American crime drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Stephen Gaghan. It explores the illegal drug trade from a number of perspectives: a user, an enforcer, a ...more

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Suspect Cher, Liam Neeson, Dennis Quaid Suspect is a 1987 mystery/courtroom film drama starring Cher, Dennis Quaid and Liam Neeson. Other notable cast members include John Mahoney, Joe Mantegna, Fred Melamed, and Philip Bosco. The ...more

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The Alamo Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid The Alamo is a 2004 American war film about the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. The film was directed by Texan John Lee Hancock, produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Mark ...more

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D.O.A. Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid, Charlotte Rampling D.O.A. is a 1988 remake of the 1950 film noir D.O.A. While it shares the same premise, it has a different story and characters. The film was directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, the ...more

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Footloose Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell Footloose is a 2011 American dance film directed by Craig Brewer. It is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name and stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, and Dennis Quaid. The ...more

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Undercover Blues Kathleen Turner, Dennis Quaid, Dave Chappelle Undercover Blues is a 1993 comedy film about a family of secret agents, starring Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid. The film was written by Ian Abrams and directed by Herbert Ross.

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Switchback Jared Leto, Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover Switchback is a 1997 western thriller starring Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, Jared Leto, Ted Levine, William Fichtner and R. Lee Ermey, set in Amarillo, Texas and moving through New Mexico & ...more

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Everybody's All-American Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Dennis Quaid Everybody's All-American is a 1988 motion picture directed by Taylor Hackford and based on the novel Everybody's All-American by longtime Sports Illustrated contributor Frank Deford. The film ...more

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a 2009 American military science fiction action film based on the G.I. Joe toy franchise, with particular inspiration from the comic book and cartoon series G.I. ...more

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Savior Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Stellan Skarsgård Savior is a 1998 war film starring Dennis Quaid, Stellan Skarsgård, Nastassja Kinski, and Nataša Ninković. It is about an American mercenary escorting a Serbian woman and her newborn child ...more

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In Good Company Scarlett Johansson, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid In Good Company is a 2004 American comedy film written and directed by Paul Weitz, and starring Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, and Scarlett Johansson. The film is about a middle-aged advertising ...more

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Caveman Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long Caveman is a 1981 American slapstick comedy film written and directed by Carl Gottlieb and starring Ringo Starr, Dennis Quaid, Shelley Long and Barbara Bach. The film has also gained a cult

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Legion Adrianne Palicki, Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh Legion is a 2010 American apocalyptic supernatural action film directed by Scott Stewart, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. The cast includes Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, ...more

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Flesh and Bone Gwyneth Paltrow, Meg Ryan, James Caan Flesh and Bone is a 1993 neo noir film drama written and directed by Steve Kloves that stars Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid and James Caan. Gwyneth Paltrow is featured in an early role. Janet Maslin of ...more

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Cold Creek Manor Kristen Stewart, Sharon Stone, Juliette Lewis Cold Creek Manor is a 2003 American psychological thriller film directed by Mike Figgis. The screenplay by Richard Jefferies focuses on a family terrorized by the former owner of the rural ...more

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The Long Riders Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest The Long Riders is a 1980 western film directed by Walter Hill. It was produced by James Keach, Stacy Keach and Tim Zinnemann and featured an original soundtrack by Ry Cooder. Cooder won the ...more

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The Express Dennis Quaid, Nicole Beharie, Clancy Brown The Express is a 2008 American sports film produced by John Davis and directed by Gary Fleder. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Charles Leavitt from a book titled Ernie ...more

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Playing by Heart Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff, Sean Connery Playing by Heart is a 1998 American comedy-drama film, which tells the story of several seemingly unconnected characters. It was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.

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Tough Enough Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier, Wilford Brimley Tough Enough is a 1983 film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier, Warren Oates and Stan Shaw. This was the final film role for Warren Oates. Filmed in late 1981, it ...more

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Jaws 3-D Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson, Louis Gossett Jaws 3-D is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by Joe Alves and starring Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Lea Thompson and Louis Gossett, Jr. It is the second sequel to Steven ...more

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Pandorum Dennis Quaid, Norman Reedus, Ben Foster Pandorum is a German-British 2009 post-apocalyptic science fiction film, with elements of locked room mystery, horror, and survival adventure. The film was directed by Christian Alvart and ...more

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What to Expect When You're Expecting Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Brooklyn Decker What to Expect When You're Expecting is a 2012 American comedy-drama film directed by Kirk Jones from a screenplay by Shauna Cross and Heather Hach and based on the pregnancy guide of the same ...more

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia Mark Hamill, Dennis Quaid, Kristy McNichol The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia is a 1981 film, starring Kristy McNichol, Dennis Quaid, Mark Hamill, and Don Stroud, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. It was very loosely inspired by the ...more

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Horsemen Zhang Ziyi, Dennis Quaid, Peter Stormare Horsemen is a 2009 American psychological thriller film directed by Jonas Åkerlund and starring Dennis Quaid and Zhang Ziyi. It follows Aidan Breslin a bitter and emotionally distracted ...more

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

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Beneath the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dennis Quaid Movies
Beneath the Darkness Dennis Quaid, Aimee Teegarden, Brett Cullen Beneath the Darkness is a 2011 American teen thriller black comedy film directed by Martin Guigui and starring Dennis Quaid, Tony Oller and Aimee Teegarden.

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Wilder Napalm Dennis Quaid, Debra Winger, M. Emmet Walsh Wilder Napalm is a 1993 romantic comedy film about a pair of pyrokinetic brothers and their rivalry for the same woman. The film was directed by Glenn Gordon Caron, and stars Dennis Quaid, ...more

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Postcards from the Edge Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman Postcards from the Edge is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Carrie Fisher is based on her 1987 semi-autobiographical novel of the same title. The ...more

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The Words Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper The Words is a 2012 mystery romantic drama film, written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal in their directorial debut. It stars Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Jeremy ...more

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Come See the Paradise Dennis Quaid, Tamlyn Tomita, Colm Meaney Come See the Paradise is a 1990 drama film written and directed by Alan Parker, and starring Dennis Quaid and Tamlyn Tomita. Set before and during World War II, the film depicts the treatment of ...more