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The Best Ed O'Neill Movies 

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

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

List features films like Disorganized Crime, Gladiator School and more!

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Ed O'Neill, JoBeth Williams, E.G. Daily

Released: 1991

Directed by: Peter Faiman

Dutch is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Faiman and written by John Hughes. The original music score was composed by Alan Silvestri. The film stars Ethan Embry, Ed O'Neill ...more

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Alexa Vega, Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill

Released: 1994

Directed by: Duwayne Dunham

Little Giants is a 1994 family sports comedy film, starring Rick Moranis and Ed O'Neill as brothers in a small Ohio town, coaching rival Pee-Wee Football teams.

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Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

Released: 1999

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

The Bone Collector is a 1999 psychological thriller film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Martin Bregman. The movie was based on the novel ...more

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Alice Cooper, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe

Released: 1992

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

Wayne's World is a 1992 American comedy film directed by Penelope Spheeris and starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of the Aurora, Illinois-based ...more

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Shaquille O'Neal, Larry Bird, Kevin Garnett

Released: 1994

Directed by: William Friedkin

Blue Chips is a 1994 basketball drama film, directed by William Friedkin, written by Ron Shelton and starring Nick Nolte as a college coach and real-life basketball stars Shaquille O'Neal and ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Kim Basinger, Heather Locklear

Released: 1993

Directed by: Stephen Surjik

Wayne's World 2 is a 1993 comedy film starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey as hosts of a public-access television cable TV show in Aurora, Illinois. The film was adapted from a sketch on NBC's ...more

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Ed O'Neill, Fred Gwynne, Lou Diamond Phillips

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jim Kouf

Disorganized Crime is a 1989 heist/comedy film set in Montana. It was written and directed by Jim Kouf and released through Touchstone Pictures. The ensemble cast includes Fred Gwynne, Lou ...more
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John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Michael Moore

Released: 2000

Directed by: Nora Ephron

Lucky Numbers is a 2000 comedy film directed by Nora Ephron. The screenplay by Adam Resnick was inspired by the 1980 Pennsylvania Lottery scandal.
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Jim Belushi, Ed O'Neill, William Sadler

Released: 1989

Directed by: Rod Daniel

K-9 is a 1989 American action-comedy film starring James Belushi and Mel Harris. It was directed by Rod Daniel, written by Steven Siegel and Scott Myers, produced by Lawrence Gordon and Charles ...more

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Gilbert Gottfried, Lauren Holly, Priscilla Presley

Released: 1990

Directed by: Renny Harlin

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane is a 1990 American action/comedy film directed by Renny Harlin. It stars comedian Andrew Dice Clay as the title character, Ford Fairlane, a "Rock n' Roll ...more
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Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steve James

Prefontaine is a 1997 American biographical film chronicling the life of the American long-distance runner Steve Prefontaine. Jared Leto plays the title character and R. Lee Ermey plays Bill ...more
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Kirstie Alley, Carrie Fisher, Sam Elliott

Released: 1990

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Sibling Rivalry is a 1990 comedy film starring Kirstie Alley, Sam Elliott, Jami Gertz, Bill Pullman, Carrie Fisher, and Scott Bakula, directed by Carl Reiner.
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Al Pacino, Ed O'Neill, Karen Allen

Released: 1980

Directed by: William Friedkin

Cruising is a 1980 psychological thriller film written and directed by William Friedkin and starring Al Pacino. The film is loosely based on the novel of the same name, by The New York Times ...more

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Gladiator School Ed O'Neill
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Popeye Doyle J.K. Simmons, Ed O'Neill

Released: 1986

Directed by: Peter Levin

Popeye Doyle is a 1986 TV film directed by Peter Levin.
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Lost Masterpieces of Pornography Ed O'Neill

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Mamet

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Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Mamet

Redbelt is a 2008 American martial arts film written and directed by David Mamet and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Alice Braga, Randy Couture, Ricky Jay, Joe Mantegna, Emily Mortimer, ...more

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In the Game Jennifer Love Hewitt, Alyson Hannigan, Ed O'Neill

Released: 2004

In the Game was a proposed sitcom that was to have been produced for ABC by Touchstone Television and was to star Jennifer Love Hewitt as an up-and-coming sports producer and single mother who ...more
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Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer, William H. Macy

Released: 2004

Directed by: David Mamet

Spartan is a 2004 American political thriller film written and directed by David Mamet. It features Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, Tia Texada, Ed O'Neill, William H. Macy, and Kristen Bell. It was ...more
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Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Jim Broadbent

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Irvin

The Dogs of War is a 1980 war film based upon the 1974 novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth, directed by John Irvin. It stars Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger as part of a small, ...more
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W.E.I.R.D. World Ed O'Neill

Released: 1995

Directed by: William Malone

W.E.I.R.D. World is a 1995 tv film directed by William Malone.
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Steve Martin, Felicity Huffman, Ed O'Neill

Released: 1997

Directed by: David Mamet

The Spanish Prisoner is a 1997 American suspense film, written and directed by David Mamet and starring Campbell Scott, Steve Martin, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ben Gazzara, Felicity Huffman and Ricky ...more

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Dana Delany, Ed O'Neill, Mare Winningham

Released: 1986

Directed by: Mel Damski

A Winner Never Quits is a 1986 TV movie based on the true story of baseball player Pete Gray, the first one-armed man ever to play major league baseball, hired in 1943 as a "freak ...more
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Raquel Welch, Ed O'Neill, Michael Gross

Released: 1987

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Right to Die, directed by Paul Wendkos, is a 1987 made-for-TV film that explored issues relating to the Right to Die movement. Raquel Welch was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1988 for her ...more
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Gary Oldman, Mary Steenburgen, Radha Mitchell

Released: 2001

Directed by: David Seltzer

Nobody's Baby is a 2001 film directed by David Seltzer.