The Best Edward Burns Movies 

Updated June 11, 2019 493 votes 157 voters 16.9k views 26 items

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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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Connie Britton, Edward Burns, Maxine Bahns

Released: 1995

Directed by: Edward 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 ...more
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Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Amanda Peet

Released: 1996

Directed by: Edward 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 ...more

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Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more

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Heather Graham, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy

Released: 2001

Directed by: Edward 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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Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti

Released: 2003

Directed by: James 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.
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Edward Burns, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Kerry Bishé

Released: 2011

Directed by: Edward Burns

Newlyweds is a 2011 comedy/drama film written and directed by Edward Burns.
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Edward Burns, Callie Thorne, Kerry Bishé

Released: 2010

Directed by: Edward 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 ...more
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Jon Bon Jovi, Connie Britton, Jennifer Esposito

Released: 1998

Directed by: Edward 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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Debra Messing, Selma Blair, Bill Hader

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edward 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 ...more
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Rosario Dawson, Elijah Wood, Oliver Platt

Released: 2002

Directed by: Edward 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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Brittany Murphy, Jessica Capshaw, Jay Mohr

Released: 2006

Directed by: Edward 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
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Connie Britton, Rachel Dratch, Chris Parnell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Edward 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 ...more
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Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Kelsey Grammer

Released: 2001

Directed by: John 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 ...more
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Beyond the Rockies Rochelle Hudson, Tom London, Ted Adams

Released: 1932

Directed by: Fred Allen

Beyond the Rockies is a 1932 Western film written by John P. McCarthy and directed by Fred Allen.
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Katherine Heigl, Malin Åkerman, Krysten Ritter

Released: 2008

Directed by: Anne 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 ...more

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Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

Released: 2006

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers. Distributed by Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures and filmed in both ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Eileen Percy, Charles Stevens

Released: 1917

Directed by: John 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, ...more
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Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris, Kyra Sedgwick

Released: 2012

Directed by: Asger 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 ...more

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Ben Kingsley, David Oyelowo, Catherine McCormack

Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more

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Rachelle Lefevre, Thomas Gibson, Edward Burns

Released: 2005

Directed by: Nick 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 ...more
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Regis Philbin, Edward Burns, Bobby Cannavale

Released: 2004

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 ...more
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Martin Sheen, Ving Rhames, Shane West

Released: 2009

Directed by: Greg 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.

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Angelina Jolie, Stockard Channing, Christian Kane

Released: 2002

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Megan Fox, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jennifer Westfeldt

Friends with Kids is a 2011 independent American ensemble romantic comedy that was written, produced, and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, who is also stars in the film. Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, ...more

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Meagan Good, Ariel Winter, Margaret Cho

Released: 2008

Directed by: Eric 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. ...more

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