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The Best Edward Burns Movies

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

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

List films include Wild and Woolly, Sidewalks of New York and more.

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    Nice Guy Johnny

    Edward Burns, Callie Thorne

    Released2010

    Directed byEdward Burns

    "A master of the modern relationship dramedy, Edward Burns crafts a summery gem centered on baby-faced 24-year-old Johnny Rizzo, who's about to trade his dream job in talk radio for some snoozeville...  more
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    Purple Violets

    Debra Messing, Selma Blair

    Released2007

    Directed byEdward Burns

    Purple Violets is a 2007 relationship comedy written and directed by Edward Burns. It is an independent film, set in lower Manhattan, about four friends from college ready for change. It features...  more
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    Ash Wednesday

    Rosario Dawson, Elijah Wood

    Released2002

    Directed byEdward Burns

    Ash Wednesday is a 2002 crime drama film starring Edward Burns, Elijah Wood, and Rosario Dawson. The film is set in the Hell's Kitchen of the early 1980s and is about a pair of Irish-American...  more
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    Looking for Kitty

    Connie Britton, Rachel Dratch

    Released2006

    Directed byEdward Burns

    Looking for Kitty is a 2004 American film written and directed by Edward Burns, in which he plays a private detective in New York City, hired by David Krumholtz to help track down his run-away wife....  more
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    The Brothers McMullen

    Connie Britton, Edward Burns

    Released1995

    Directed byEdward Burns

    The Brothers McMullen is a 1995 American comedy-drama film written, directed, produced by, and starring Edward Burns. It deals with the lives of the three Irish Catholic McMullen brothers from Long...  more
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    15 Minutes

    Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Herzfeld

    15 Minutes is a 2001 American thriller film starring Robert De Niro and Edward Burns. Its story revolves around a detective and a fire marshal who team up to stop a pair of Eastern European murderers...  more
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    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film directed by Steven Spielberg. Set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II, the film is notable for its graphic and realistic...  more

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    She's the One

    Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz

    Released1996

    Directed byEdward Burns

    She's the One is a 1996 comedy-drama film, and the second feature film to be written and directed by New York actor and director Edward Burns. It stars Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz, and is one...  more
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    The Holiday

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz

    Released2006

    Directed byNancy Meyers

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    27 Dresses

    Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman

    Released2008

    Directed byAnne Fletcher

    27 Dresses is a 2008 romantic comedy film directed by Anne Fletcher and written by Aline Brosh McKenna. The film stars Katherine Heigl and James Marsden. The film was released January 10, 2008 in...  more

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    Man on a Ledge

    Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris

    Released2012

    Directed byAsger Leth

    Man on a Ledge is a 2012 American thriller action directed by Asger Leth, starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Edward Burns, Anthony Mackie, Génesis Rodríguez and Ed Harris. Filming...  more

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    Confidence

    Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman

    Released2003

    Directed byJames Foley

    Confidence is a 2003 drama film starring Edward Burns, Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia and Rachel Weisz, directed by James Foley, and written by Doug Jung....  more
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    Sidewalks of New York

    Heather Graham, Rosario Dawson

    Released2001

    Directed byEdward Burns

    Sidewalks of New York is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Edward Burns, who also stars in the film. The plot follows eight cycles in the lives of six Manhattan residents...  more
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    Beyond the Rockies

    Rochelle Hudson, Tom London

    Released1932

    Directed byFred Allen

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    No Looking Back

    Jon Bon Jovi, Connie Britton

    Released1998

    Directed byEdward Burns, Frank Prinzi

    No Looking Back is a 1998 American drama-genre film directed, written, produced by, and starring Edward Burns. The film centers on the relationship of Charlie and Claudia. The film had a limited...  more
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    A Sound of Thunder

    Ben Kingsley, David Oyelowo

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    A Sound of Thunder is a 2005 science fiction thriller film directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Edward Burns, Catherine McCormack and Ben Kingsley. An international co-production between the United...  more
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    Wild and Woolly

    Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy

    Released1917

    Directed byJohn Emerson

    Wild and Woolly is a 1917 American silent Western comedy film which tells the story of one man's personal odyssey from sophisticated Easterner to Western tough guy. It stars Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen...  more
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    Newlyweds

    Edward Burns, Caitlin Fitzgerald

    Released2011

    Directed byEdward Burns

    Newlyweds is a 2011 comedy/drama film written and directed by Edward Burns....  more
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    The River King

    Rachelle Lefevre, Thomas Gibson

    Released2005

    Directed byNick Willing

    The River King is a 2005 film starring Edward Burns, Rachelle Lefèvre and Jennifer Ehle as a policeman, student and teacher all searching for the truth behind the apparent suicide of a young man at a...  more
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    Echelon Conspiracy

    Martin Sheen, Ving Rhames

    Released2009

    Directed byGreg Marcks

    Echelon Conspiracy is a 2009 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Greg Marcks and starring Shane West, Edward Burns, and Ving Rhames....  more
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    The Breakup Artist

    Regis Philbin, Edward Burns

    Released2004

    Jim is a chick magnet with a serious problem: Relationship Attention Deficit Disorder. His cure? The 'breakup' as an art form! Jim's hilarious trip down the twisted road of romance to its surprising...  more
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    Life or Something Like It

    Angelina Jolie, Stockard Channing

    Released2002

    Life or Something Like It is a 2002 romantic comedy/drama film directed by Stephen Herek. The film focuses on television reporter Lanie Kerrigan and her quest to find meaning in her life. The...  more
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    The Groomsmen

    Brittany Murphy, Jessica Capshaw

    Released2006

    Directed byEdward Burns

    The Groomsmen is a 2006 comedy film written and directed by Edward Burns. It opened in New York City and Los Angeles on July 14, 2006. Filming took place at many locations on City Island, New York....  more
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    Friends with Kids

    Megan Fox, Jon Hamm

    Released2011

    Directed byJennifer Westfeldt

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    One Missed Call

    Meagan Good, Ariel Winter

    Released2008

    Directed byEric Valette

    One Missed Call is a 2008 American supernatural horror film and remake of Takashi Miike's 2003 Japanese film One Missed Call, which itself was based on the Yasushi Akimoto novel Chakushin Ari. The...  more

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