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The Best Frank Whaley Movies  

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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
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
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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Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu
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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Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Michelle Forbes
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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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner
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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Kate Beckinsale, Luke Wilson, Ethan Embry
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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Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Tim Burton
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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Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Ben Savage
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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Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller
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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Christian Bale, Kenneth Branagh, Barbara Hershey
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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John Travolta, Christian Slater, Howie Long
Broken Arrow is a 1996 American action film directed by John Woo, written by Graham Yost, and starring John Travolta and Christian Slater.
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Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello
World Trade Center is a 2006 disaster drama film directed by Oliver Stone and based on the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center. It stars Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Michael ...more
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Timothy Olyphant, Jeffrey Donovan, Dwight Yoakam
When Trumpets Fade is a TV war film from 1998 directed by John Irvin, produced by John Kemeny and written by W.W. Vought. It is based on a true story of the Battle of Hürtgen Forest in ...more
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Gabrielle Anwar, Traci Lords, Dina Meyer
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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Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Stephen Fry
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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Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger
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
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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Carla Gugino, Ethan Hawke, 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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Marion Ross, Keith Carradine, Frank Whaley
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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Amy Jo Johnson, Jean Stapleton, Adam Baldwin
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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Sam Shepard, Laura Bailey, Frank Whaley
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
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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Jim Belushi, M. Emmet Walsh, Shannon Whirry
Retroactive is a 1997 adventure science fiction action film directed by Louis Morneau.
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Christine Baranski, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn
Adaptation of the book by Terry Kay. Robert Samuel (""Mr. Sam"") Peek, a sagacious and seasoned pecan tree grower from rural Georgia, has been married for the last 57 years ...more
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Debbie Harry, Ally Sheedy, Ralph Macchio
A Good Night to Die is a 2003 action-comedy film written by Robert Dean Klein and directed by Craig Singer.