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.

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Lea Thompson, Candace Cameron-Bure, Mary Stuart Masterson

Released: 1987

Directed by: Howard 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 ...more

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#593 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #212 of 321 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #200 of 301 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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Cher, Laura Dern, Sam Elliott

Released: 1985

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more

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John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

Released: 1994

Directed by: Quentin 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 ...more

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John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

Released: 1990

Directed by: Michael 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 ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1982

Directed by: Amy 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 ...more

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John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

Released: 1989

Directed by: Cameron 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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Paul Giamatti, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell

Released: 1992

Directed by: Cameron 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.

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#51 of 321 Movies with the Best Soundtracks #53 of 301 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #463 of 802 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gillian 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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Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Logan Lerman

Released: 2004

Directed by: J. 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 ...more

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#33 of 253 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #479 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #46 of 149 The Best and Scariest Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt

Released: 1995

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Rob Roy is a 1995 adventure film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th-century Scottish clan chief who battles with an unscrupulous nobleman in the ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken, Virginia Madsen

Released: 1995

Directed by: Gregory 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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Ron Jeremy, Djimon Hounsou, Julie Delpy

Released: 1993

Directed by: Roger 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 ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson, Ron Perlman, Nancy Travis

Released: 1995

Directed by: Carlo 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, ...more

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Parker Posey, Elliott Gould, Eric Stoltz

Released: 1995

Directed by: Noah 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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Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher, James Spader

Released: 1996

Directed by: John 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.
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Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Ian Somerhalder

Released: 2002

Directed by: Roger 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, ...more

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Jeff Goldblum, Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga

Released: 1989

Directed by: Chris 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 ...more

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Gabriel Byrne, Eric Stoltz, Dexter Fletcher

Released: 1987

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Lionheart is a 1987 adventure film directed by Academy Award-winner Franklin J. Schaffner. The film is produced by Talia Shire and Stanley O'Toole. Shire's brother, Francis Ford Coppola, ...more
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Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Laura Linney

Released: 2000

Directed by: Terence Davies

The House of Mirth is a 2000 film drama version of Edith Wharton's 1905 novel The House of Mirth. The film was written and directed by Terence Davies and stars Gillian Anderson.
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Billy Bob Thornton, Eric Stoltz, Dwight Yoakam

Released: 1996

Directed by: Geoff 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 ...more
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Lea Thompson, Randy Quaid, Rick Moranis

Released: 1984

Directed by: Art 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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Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

Released: 1997

Directed by: Luis 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 ...more

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Matt Dillon, Bridget Fonda, Peter Fonda

Released: 1996

Directed by: Allison 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 ...more
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Cameron Diaz, Mary Tyler Moore, James Spader

Released: 1996

Directed by: Leslie 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.
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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eric Stoltz, Judith Ivey

Released: 1987

Directed by: Bill 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.