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.

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

Fred Gwynne was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Robert Vaughn and Ernest Borgnine in terms of fame and success.

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  • Pet Sematary
    Dale Midkiff, Fred Gwynne, Denise Crosby
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Mary Lambert
  • My Cousin Vinny
    Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Jonathan Lynn
  • The Cotton Club
    Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Disorganized Crime
    Hoyt Axton, Corbin Bernsen, Rubén Blades
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Jim Kouf
  • Shadows and Fog
    Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, John Malkovich
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • The Secret of My Success
    Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater, Richard Jordan
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Herbert Ross
  • The Munsters' Revenge
    Sid Caesar, Yvonne De Carlo, Fred Gwynne
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Don Weis
  • Munster, Go Home!
    Yvonne De Carlo, Fred Gwynne, John Carradine
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Earl Bellamy
  • Luna
    Jill Clayburgh, Matthew Barry, Veronica Lazar
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
  • Water
    Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Dick Clement
  • Ironweed
    Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Hector Babenco
  • The Boy Who Could Fly
    Lucy Deakins, Jay Underwood, Bonnie Bedelia
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Nick Castle
  • Any Friend of Nicholas Nickleby Is a Friend of Mine
    Ray Bradbury, Fred Gwynne, George Womack
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Ralph Rosenblum
  • Murder by the Book
    Fred Gwynne, Celeste Holm, Catherine Mary Stewart
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Mel Damski
  • The Christmas Star
    Ed Asner, Fred Gwynne, Rene Auberjonois
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Alan Shapiro
  • So Fine
    Ryan O'Neal, Fred Gwynne, Jack Warden
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Andrew Bergman
  • Simon
    Alan Arkin, Madeline Kahn, Austin Pendleton
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Marshall Brickman
  • The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
    Henry Fonda, Fred Gwynne, Robert Preston
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Ralph Rosenblum
  • Paradise Lost
    Bernadette Peters, Eli Wallach, Fred Gwynne
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Glenn Jordan