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The Best Dermot Mulroney Movies 

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

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

The Trigger Effect and Box of Moonlight are only the beginning of the films on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Dermot Mulroney movies?" and "What are the greatest Dermot Mulroney roles of all time?"

Dermot Mulroney has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Robert Altman and Garry Marshall.

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Amy Adams, Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney

Released: 2004

Directed by: Clare Kilner

The Wedding Date is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney, and Amy Adams. Based on the novel Asking for Trouble by Elizabeth ...more

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Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Rupert Everett

Released: 1997

Directed by: P. J. Hogan

My Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan. When a woman's long-time friend (Dermot Mulroney) reveals he's engaged, she (Julia Roberts) realizes she ...more

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Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes

Released: 2005

Directed by: Thomas Bezucha

The Family Stone is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas Bezucha. Produced by Michael London and distributed by 20th Century Fox, it stars an ensemble cast, including ...more

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Diane Lane, John Cusack, Christopher Plummer

Released: 2005

Directed by: Gary David Goldberg

Must Love Dogs is a 2005 romantic comedy film based on Claire Cook's eponymous 2002 novel. Starring Diane Lane and John Cusack, it is the third film directed and written by Gary David Goldberg ...more

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Georgia Rule Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Georgia Rule is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and starring Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Garrett Hedlund, and Cary Elwes. The ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Emilio Estevez

Released: 1988

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Young Guns is a 1988 Western action film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. The film was the first to be produced by Morgan Creek Productions. The film stars Emilio Estevez, ...more

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Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson, Fred Armisen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ed Stone

Griffin & Phoenix is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Ed Stone.

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Will Smith, Alyssa Milano, Christian Slater

Released: 1992

Directed by: Marc Rocco

Where the Day Takes You is a 1992 drama film directed by Marc Rocco. The film tells the story of teenage runaways trying to survive on the streets of Los Angeles. The film was nominated for the ...more
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Anne Bancroft, Bridget Fonda, Harvey Keitel

Released: 1993

Directed by: John Badham

Point of No Return is a 1993 American action film directed by John Badham and starring Bridget Fonda and Gabriel Byrne. It is a remake of Luc Besson's 1990 film Nikita. Maggie Hayward is found ...more

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Sandra Bullock, River Phoenix, Trisha Yearwood

Released: 1993

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

The Thing Called Love is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. An aspiring singer (Samantha Mathis) moves to Nashville where she meets other hopeful newcomers.

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Robert Downey Jr., Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Fincher

Zodiac is a 2007 American mystery-thriller film directed by David Fincher and based on Robert Graysmith's non-fiction book of the same name. Zodiac tells the story of the manhunt for a person ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Harry Connick

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jon Amiel

Copycat is a 1995 American psychological thriller, starring Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter and Dermot Mulroney. The film was directed by Jon Amiel, with a score composed by Christopher Young.

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Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell, Madeleine Stowe

Released: 1994

Directed by: Jonathan Kaplan

Bad Girls is a 1994 western film starring Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie MacDowell and Drew Barrymore. It was directed by Jonathan Kaplan from a screenplay by Ken Friedman and ...more

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Gretchen Mol, Emily Watson, Dermot Mulroney

Released: 2008

Directed by: Mick Jackson

The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a 2008 film made for television and directed by Mick Jackson.
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Mary-Louise Parker, Tony Shalhoub, Dermot Mulroney

Released: 1989

Directed by: Norman René

Longtime Companion is a 1990 film directed by Norman René and starring Bruce Davison, Campbell Scott, Patrick Cassidy, and Mary-Louise Parker. The first wide-release theatrical film to ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, June Squibb

Released: 2002

Directed by: Alexander Payne

About Schmidt is a 2002 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne, starring Jack Nicholson in the title role. It is very loosely based on the 1996 novel of the same title by Louis ...more

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The Family Tree Christina Hendricks, Jane Seymour, Selma Blair

Released: 2011

Directed by: Vivi Friedman

The Family Tree is a 2011 comedy drama film written by Mark Lisson and directed by Vivi Friedman.
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Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins

Released: 2011

Directed by: John Singleton

This film is a 2011 American action thriller film directed by John Singleton and stars Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Jason Isaacs, Michael Nyqvist, and Alfred ...more
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Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, Joshua Jackson

Released: 2001

Directed by: Rose Troche

The Safety of Objects is a 2001 independent film based upon a collection of short stories of the same name, written by A. M. Homes and published in 1990. It features four suburban families who ...more
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Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Levon Helm

Released: 1989

Directed by: Lee Grant

Staying Together is a 1989 film directed by Lee Grant.
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Diane Kruger, Rosanna Arquette, Sam Shepard

Released: 2010

Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur

Inhale is a 2010 drama film written by Walter A. Doty III and John Claflin and directed by Baltasar Kormákur.
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Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, Jared Leto

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and stars Winona Ryder, Maya Angelou, Ellen Burstyn and Anne Bancroft. It is based on a novel of the same ...more
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Bruce Willis, Malcolm McDowell, James Garner

Released: 1988

Directed by: Blake Edwards

Sunset is a 1988 American action comedy film written and directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis as legendary Western actor Tom Mix and James Garner as legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. ...more
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The Rockford Files Alan Tudyk, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney

Released: 2010

Directed by: Michael W. Watkins

The Rockford Files is a 2010 drama film written by David Shore and directed by Michael W. Watkins.
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Elisabeth Shue, Kyle MacLachlan, Dermot Mulroney

Released: 1996

Directed by: David Koepp

The Trigger Effect is a 1996 thriller film written and directed by David Koepp, and starring Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue and Dermot Mulroney. The film follows the downward spiral of society ...more

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