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The Best Gary Busey Movies Ever

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

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

List features films like Piranha 3DD and Eye of the Tiger.

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    Rookie of the Year
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    Rookie of the Year

    Gary Busey, John Candy

    Released1993

    Directed byDaniel Stern

    Rookie of the Year is a 1993 American sports comedy film starring Thomas Ian Nicholas and Gary... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 2
    Point Break
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    Point Break

    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey

    Released1991

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

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  • 3
    Lethal Weapon
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    Lethal Weapon

    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey

    Released1987

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Lethal Weapon is a 1987 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    The Magnificent Seven Ride
    90
    10

    The Magnificent Seven Ride

    Gary Busey, Stefanie Powers

    Released1972

    Directed byGeorge McCowan

    The Magnificent Seven Ride is a 1972 western film and is the third and last sequel of the 1960... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Soldier
    88
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    Soldier

    Kurt Russell, Gary Busey

    Released1998

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Soldier is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Anderson, written by... more on Wikipedia

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    Under Siege
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    Under Siege

    Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1992

    Directed byAndrew Davis

    Under Siege is a 1992 American action film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Steven Seagal... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Barbarosa
    82
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    Barbarosa

    Willie Nelson, Gary Busey

    Released1982

    Directed byFred Schepisi

    Barbarosa is a 1982 motion picture starring Willie Nelson and Gary Busey, about a young cowboy... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 8
    Foolin' Around
    79
    10

    Foolin' Around

    Gary Busey, William H. Macy

    Released1980

    Directed byRichard T. Heffron

    Foolin' Around is a 1980 film directed by Richard T. Heffron and starring Gary Busey and... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 9
    Big Wednesday
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    Big Wednesday

    Gary Busey, Jan-Michael Vincent

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Milius

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  • 10
    D.C. Cab
    75
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    D.C. Cab

    Bill Maher, Gary Busey

    Released1983

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    D.C. Cab is a 1983 comedy film, starring Mr. T, Max Gail, Adam Baldwin, Gary Busey and Irene... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    The Buddy Holly Story
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    The Buddy Holly Story

    Gary Busey, Buddy Miles

    Released1978

    Directed bySteve Rash

    The Buddy Holly Story is a 1978 biographical film which tells the life story of rock musician... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    The Last American Hero
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    The Last American Hero

    Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

    Released1973

    Directed byLamont Johnson

    The Last American Hero is a 1973 sports drama film based on the true story of American NASCAR... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Carried Away
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    Carried Away

    Gary Busey, Dennis Hopper

    Released1996

    Directed byBruno Barreto

    Carried Away is a 1996 American English language film directed by Brazilian Bruno Barreto. It... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Dr. Dolittle 3
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    Dr. Dolittle 3

    Raven-Symoné, Gary Busey

    Released2006

    Directed byRich Thorne

    Dr. Dolittle 3 is a 2006 American family comedy film. It is the third film in the series. This... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Rough Riders
    40
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    Rough Riders

    Gary Busey, Tom Berenger

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Milius

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  • 16
    The Execution of Private Slovik
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    12

    The Execution of Private Slovik

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1974

    Directed byLamont Johnson

    The Execution of Private Slovik is a nonfiction book by William Bradford Huie, published in... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Silver Bullet
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    Silver Bullet

    Gary Busey, Corey Haim

    Released1985

    Directed byDan Attias

    Silver Bullet is a 1985 horror film based on the Stephen King novella Cycle of the Werewolf.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Straight Time
    39
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    Straight Time

    Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates

    Released1978

    Directed byUlu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman

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  • 19
    Insignificance
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    10

    Insignificance

    Gary Busey, Tony Curtis

    Released1985

    Directed byNicolas Roeg

    Insignificance is a 1985 British comedy-drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg, produced by... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    The Firm
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    The Firm

    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman

    Released1993

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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  • 21
    Chasers
    33
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    Chasers

    Gary Busey, Tom Berenger

    Released1994

    Directed byDennis Hopper

    Chasers is a 1994 comedy film directed by Dennis Hopper, his last directorial effort before... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 22
    Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms
    34
    10

    Released1998

    Directed byJeff Woolnough

    Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms is a 1998 direct-to-video science fiction film, sequel... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Predator 2
    79
    59

    Predator 2

    Gary Busey, Bill Paxton

    Released1990

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

    Predator 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action horror film written by Jim and John... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot
    39
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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges

    Released1974

    Directed byMichael Cimino

    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 American film written and directed by Michael Cimino and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz

    Released1998

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by... more on Wikipedia