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The Best Fred Gwynne Movies

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

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

These films, like The Cotton Club and My Cousin Vinny include images when available.

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    Pet Sematary

    Stephen King, Fred Gwynne

    Released1989

    Directed byMary Lambert

    Pet Sematary is a 1989 American horror film adaptation of Stephen King's novel of the same name. Directed by Mary Lambert and written by King. Andrew Hubatsek was cast for Zelda's role. Author King...  more

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    Disorganized Crime

    Ed O'Neill, Fred Gwynne

    Released1989

    Directed byJim Kouf

    Disorganized Crime is a 1989 heist/comedy film set in Montana. It was written and directed by Jim Kouf and released through Touchstone Pictures. The ensemble cast includes Fred Gwynne, Lou Diamond...  more
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    The Cotton Club

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

    Released1984

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Cotton Club is a 1984 drama music film written by William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo and Jim Haskins and directed by Francis Ford Coppola....  more

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    Shadows and Fog

    Madonna, Jodie Foster

    Released1992

    Directed byWoody Allen

    Shadows and Fog is a black-and-white thriller comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It stars Allen, Mia Farrow, John Malkovich, John Cusack, Madonna, and Kenneth Mars. It was filmed on a...  more
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    My Cousin Vinny

    Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci

    Released1992

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce...  more

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    The Secret of My Success

    Cindy Crawford, Michael J. Fox

    Released1987

    Directed byHerbert Ross

    The Secret of My Success is a 1987 American comedy film produced and directed by Herbert Ross, and starring Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater. The screenplay was written by A.J. Carothers, Jim Cash and...  more

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    The Boy Who Could Fly

    Fred Savage, Jason Priestley

    Released1986

    Directed byNick Castle

    The Boy Who Could Fly is a 1986 American film directed by Nick Castle. A teenager with autism is sent to live with his uncle after his parents die in an airplane crash....  more

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    Water

    Eric Clapton, George Harrison

    Released1985

    Directed byDick Clement

    Water is a 1985 comedy film scripted by Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, directed by Clement, and starring Michael Caine. This HandMade Films production was released in U.S. theatres in April 1986 by...  more
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    Munster, Go Home!

    Yvonne De Carlo, Fred Gwynne

    Released1966

    Directed byEarl Bellamy

    Munster, Go Home! is a 1966 American film based on the hit 1960s family television sitcom The Munsters. It was directed by Earl Bellamy, who also directed a number of episodes in the series. The film...  more
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    Luna

    Roberto Benigni, Fred Gwynne

    Released1979

    Directed byBernardo Bertolucci

    La Luna, also known as Luna, is a 1979 Italian film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Jill Clayburgh. The film concerns the troubled life of a teenage boy and his relationship with his...  more

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    The Christmas Star

    Ed Asner, Fred Gwynne

    Released1986

    Directed byAlan Shapiro

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    So Fine

    Ryan O'Neal, Fred Gwynne

    Released1981

    Directed byAndrew Bergman

    So Fine is a 1981 comedy film written and directed by Andrew Bergman. The original music score was composed by Ennio Morricone. O'Neal was nominated for a Golden Raspberry Award as Worst Actor of the...  more
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    Murder by the Book

    Fred Gwynne, Celeste Holm

    Released1987

    Directed byMel Damski

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    The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg

    Henry Fonda, Fred Gwynne

    Released1980

    Directed byRalph Rosenblum

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    Paradise Lost

    Bernadette Peters, Eli Wallach

    Released1971

    Directed byGlenn Jordan

    Paradise Lost is a drama by Clifford Odets that takes place in 1932, during the Depression. The play was originally produced on Broadway in 1935, and was also filmed for television and broadcast in...  more
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    Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby Is a Friend of Mine

    Ray Bradbury, Fred Gwynne

    Released1982

    Directed byRalph Rosenblum

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    Ironweed

    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep

    Released1987

    Directed byHéctor Babenco

    Ironweed is a 1987 American drama film directed by Héctor Babenco. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning homonymous novel by William Kennedy, who also wrote the screenplay. It stars Jack...  more
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    Simon

    Alan Arkin, Madeline Kahn

    Released1980

    Directed byMarshall Brickman

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    The Munsters' Revenge

    Sid Caesar, Yvonne De Carlo

    Released1981

    Directed byDon Weis

    The Munsters' Revenge is a 1981 television film produced by Universal Studios. It reunited The Munsters cast members Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo and Al Lewis. Marilyn Munster was portrayed by...  more