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The Best Eric Stoltz Movies

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

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

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  • 1

    Some Kind of Wonderful

    Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure


    Directed byHoward Deutch

    Some Kind of Wonderful is a 1987 American romance film starring Eric Stoltz, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Lea Thompson. It is one of the several successful teen dramas written by John Hughes in the...  more

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  • 2


    Cher, Laura Dern


    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Mask is a 1985 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, starring Cher, Sam Elliott, and Eric Stoltz. Dennis Burkley and Laura Dern are featured in supporting roles. Cher received the 1985...  more

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  • 3

    The Prophecy

    Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken


    Directed byGregory Widen

    The Prophecy is a 1995 American fantasy horror-thriller film starring Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz, and Viggo Mortensen. It was written and directed by Gregory...  more

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  • 4

    Memphis Belle

    John Lithgow, Sean Astin


    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

    Memphis Belle is a 1990 film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Monte Merrick. The film featured an all-star cast with Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz and Harry Connick Jr. in leading roles....  more

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  • 5

    Kicking and Screaming

    Parker Posey, Elliott Gould


    Directed byNoah Baumbach

    Kicking and Screaming is a 1995 film by Noah Baumbach about a group of college graduates who refuse to move on with their lives, each in his own peculiar way. The film stars Josh Hamilton, Chris...  more

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  • 6


    Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Perlman


    Directed byCarlo Carlei

    Fluke is a 1995 film directed by Carlo Carlei and starring Matthew Modine as the voice of the title character with supporting roles featuring Eric Stoltz, Nancy Travis, Max Pomeranc, Bill Cobbs, Ron...  more

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  • 7

    The Rules of Attraction

    Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth


    Directed byRoger Avary

    The Rules of Attraction is a 2002 black comedy film written and directed by Roger Avary, based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. It stars James van der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Ian...  more

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  • 8

    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis


    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma Thurman),...  more

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  • 9

    Say Anything...

    John Cusack, Jeremy Piven


    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Say Anything... is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Cameron Crowe in his directorial debut. In 2002, Entertainment Weekly ranked Say Anything... as the greatest...  more

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  • 10

    2 Days in the Valley

    Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher


    Directed byJohn Herzfeld

    2 Days in the Valley is a 1996 film directed by John Herzfeld that revolves around the events over 48 hours in the lives of a group of people who are drawn together....  more
  • 11

    The Fly II

    Jeff Goldblum, Eric Stoltz


    Directed byChris Walas

    The Fly II is a 1989 science fiction horror film starring Eric Stoltz and Daphne Zuniga. It was directed by Chris Walas as a sequel to the 1986 Academy Award-winning film The Fly, itself a remake of...  more
  • 12


    Paul Giamatti, Eddie Vedder


    Directed byCameron Crowe

    Singles is a 1992 American romantic comedy film written, co-produced, and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film stars Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, and Matt Dillon....  more

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  • 13

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn


    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone magazine,...  more

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  • 14

    The Wild Life

    Lea Thompson, Randy Quaid


    Directed byArt Linson

    The Wild Life is a 1984 comedy-drama film, written by Cameron Crowe and directed by Art Linson. The film is only available on VHS and Laserdisc in pan and scan with stereo analog tracks. No DVD...  more

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  • 15

    Don't Look Back

    Billy Bob Thornton, Eric Stoltz


    Directed byGeoff Murphy

    Don't Look Back is a made-for-HBO action movie/thriller directed by Geoff Murphy starring Eric Stoltz, John Corbett, Josh Hamilton and Billy Bob Thornton. It's the story of Jesse Parish, a heroin...  more
  • 16

    The Butterfly Effect

    Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart


    Directed byJ. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress

    The Butterfly Effect is a 2004 American psychological thriller film that was written and directed by Eric Bress and J. Mackye Gruber. The title refers to the butterfly effect, a popular hypothetical...  more

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  • 17


    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube


    Directed byLuis Llosa

    Anaconda is a 1997 adventure-horror film, directed by Luis Llosa, starring Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Kari Wuhrer and Jonathan Hyde. It centers on a film crew for...  more

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  • 18

    Keys to Tulsa

    Cameron Diaz, Mary Tyler Moore


    Directed byLeslie Greif

    Keys to Tulsa is a 1997 film directed by Leslie Greif, and starring Eric Stoltz and James Spader. It is based on the novel of the same name by Brian Fair Berkey....  more
  • 19

    Sister, Sister

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eric Stoltz


    Directed byBill Condon

    Sister, Sister is a 1987 American Southern Gothic thriller film directed and co-written by Bill Condon. The film stars Eric Stoltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Judith Ivey....  more
  • 20

    Grace of My Heart

    Matt Dillon, Bridget Fonda


    Directed byAllison Anders

    Grace of My Heart is a 1996 film written and directed by Allison Anders, set in the pop music world, starting in New York's Brill Building early 1960s era, weaving through the California Sound of the...  more
  • 21

    Little Women

    Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale


    Directed byGillian Armstrong

    Little Women is a 1994 American drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong. The screenplay by Robin Swicord is based on the Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. It is the fifth feature film...  more

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  • 22

    The Honeymooners

    Gabrielle Union, John Leguizamo


    Directed byJohn Schultz

    The Honeymooners is a 2005 family comedy film directed by John Schultz. Unlike the original television series of the same name, this version stars an African American cast featuring Cedric the...  more


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  • 23

    Sleep with Me

    Quentin Tarantino, Parker Posey


    Directed byRory Kelly

    Sleep With Me is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Rory Kelly and starring Meg Tilly, Eric Stoltz and Craig Sheffer, who play good friends that become involved in a love triangle, a...  more
  • 24

    Killing Zoe

    Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy


    Directed byRoger Avary

    Killing Zoe is a 1994 American-French crime film written and directed by Roger Avary and starring Eric Stoltz, Jean-Hugues Anglade, and Julie Delpy. The story details a safe cracker named Zed who...  more
  • 25

    Harvard Man

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ray Allen


    Directed byJames Toback

    Harvard Man is a 2001 crime comedy-drama thriller film written and directed by James Toback, and starring Adrian Grenier, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joey Lauren Adams, Eric Stoltz, and Rebecca Gayheart....  more