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

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

List includes The Cell 2, The Jimmy Show, more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Frank Whaley movies?" and "What are the greatest Frank Whaley roles of all time?"

Brett Ratner and Quentin Tarantino are among those who have directed Frank Whaley at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Frank Whaley Movies
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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Jennifer Connelly, John Candy, Dermot Mulroney

Released: 1991

Directed by: Bryan Gordan

Career Opportunities is a 1991 American romantic comedy film starring Frank Whaley in his first lead role and co-starring Jennifer Connelly. It was written and co-produced by John Hughes and ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Michelle Forbes

Released: 1994

Directed by: George Huang

Swimming With Sharks is a 1994 American comedy-drama film written and directed by George Huang. The film stars Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, and Michelle Forbes.

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Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu

Released: 1991

Directed by: Oliver Stone

The Doors is a 1991 American biopic about the 1960-70s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone.

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

Released: 1989

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe. It stars Kevin Costner, Amy ...more

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Swing Kids Christian Bale, Kenneth Branagh, Barbara Hershey

Released: 1993

Directed by: Thomas Carter

Swing Kids is a 1993 American musical comedy film directed by Thomas Carter and starring Christian Bale, Robert Sean Leonard and Frank Whaley. In pre-WWII Germany, two high school students, ...more

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The Freshman Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller

Released: 1990

Directed by: Andrew Bergman

The Freshman is a 1990 American comedy film starring Marlon Brando and Matthew Broderick, in which Brando parodies his portrayal of Vito Corleone in The Godfather. It is written and directed by ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Tim Burton

Released: 1992

Directed by: Danny DeVito

Hoffa is a 1992 French-American biographical film directed by Danny DeVito and written by David Mamet, based on the life of Teamsters Union leader Jimmy Hoffa. Jack Nicholson plays Hoffa, and ...more

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Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Stephen Fry

Released: 1994

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

I.Q. is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau. The original music score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith. The film ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Ethan Embry

Released: 2007

Directed by: Nimród Antal

Vacancy is a 2007 American horror film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson. It was distributed by Screen Gems and was released on April 20, 2007. Early ...more

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John Travolta, Christian Slater, Howie Long

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Woo

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Gabrielle Anwar, Traci Lords, Dina Meyer

Released: 2006

Directed by: James K. Jones

Crazy Eights is a 2006 B-grade horror film that follows the story of six companions as they fill the last request of a dead friend. The film is distributed by the After Dark Horrorfest which ...more
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Timothy Olyphant, Jeffrey Donovan, Dwight Yoakam

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Irvin

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Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

Released: 2006

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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Little Monsters Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Ben Savage

Released: 1989

Little Monsters is a 1989 fantasy comedy film starring Fred Savage as Brian Stevenson, a sixth-grader who has recently moved to a new town, and Howie Mandel as Maurice, the monster under the ...more

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Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger

Released: 1989

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 American drama film adaptation of the best-selling autobiography of the same name by Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic. Tom Cruise plays Ron Kovic, in a performance ...more

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Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Peter Berg

Released: 1992

Directed by: Keith Gordon

A Midnight Clear is a 1992 American war film directed by former actor Keith Gordon with an ensemble cast featuring Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, and Arye Gross. Set towards ...more

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Marion Ross, Keith Carradine, Frank Whaley

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Putch, William Beaudine

Where There's a Will is a 1936 British comedy film directed by William Beaudine and starring Will Hay, Graham Moffatt and Norma Varden. It features an incompetent solicitor who unwittingly ...more
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Tessie Santiago, Frank Whaley, Bart Johnson

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tim Iacofano

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Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Hawke

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ethan Hawke

Chelsea Walls is a 2001 independent film directed by Ethan Hawke and released by Lions Gate Entertainment. It stars Kris Kristofferson, Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson, and Robert Sean Leonard among ...more

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Carla Gugino, Ethan Hawke, Frank Whaley

Released: 2001

Directed by: Frank Whaley

The Jimmy Show is a 2001 drama written and directed by Frank Whaley, based on the Off-Broadway play Veins and Thumbtacks by Jonathan Marc Sherman. The film stars Whaley, Carla Gugino, and Ethan
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Amy Jo Johnson, Jean Stapleton, Adam Baldwin

Released: 2001

Directed by: John Putch

For many people, they're not even sure what happiness is. And so, inspired and intrigued by this "unalienable" right, director Andrew Shapter set out to explore the myths and the ...more
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Ruffian Sam Shepard, Laura Bailey, Frank Whaley

Released: 2007

Directed by: Yves Simoneau

Ruffian is an American made-for-television movie that tells the story of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame Champion thoroughbred filly Ruffian who went undefeated until her death after breaking down ...more

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Michelle Williams, Alexandra Daddario, Ethan Hawke

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ethan Hawke

The Hottest State is a 2006 drama film directed and written by Ethan Hawke, which he based on the novel of the same name that he had written and published ten years earlier, in 1996. The film ...more
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Hustlers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Frank Whaley Movies
Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B

Released: 2019

Directed by: Lorene Scafaria

Hustlers is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Lorene Scafaria, based on New York magazine's 2015 article "The Hustlers at Scores" by Jessica Pressler. A crew of savvy ...more