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The Best Good Movies 

Carly Kiel
Updated September 23, 2019 1k votes 274 voters 5.9k views

List Rules Only good movies. No movies that are great, bad, or any other adjective.

Have you seen any good movies lately? Good films are what make the world go 'round. This is a list of movies that have the word "good" in the title, including compound words like "goodbye"  and "goodnight." A lot of good movies have been so good that they have made waves in Hollywood. For example, Goodfellas, A Few Good Men, and As Good As It Gets were all nominated for Tinsel Town's top honor: the Academy Award for Best Picture. So were Good Will Hunting, The Good Earth, and Good Night, and Good Luck. Also Goodbye, Mr. Chips and The Goodbye Girl. None of them won, though - but some of their actors did. Which ones? Well, Joe Pesci, Robin Williams, Richard Dreyfuss, and Helen Hunt, each for their respective starring or supporting roles.

What are the best good movies? Vote up your favorite films with the word "good" in the name, and add any good flicks that are missing.
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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Good Movies
Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

Released: 1990

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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Good Will Hunting is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Good Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Minnie Driver

Released: 1997

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

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The Good, the Bad and th... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Good Movies
Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Eli Wallach

Released: 1966

Directed by: Sergio Leone

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Good Morning, Vietnam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Good Movies
Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, J. T. Walsh

Released: 1987

Directed by: Barry Levinson

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Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

Released: 1997

Directed by: James L. Brooks

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Tom Cruise, Demi Moore, Jack Nicholson

Released: 1992

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Samuel L. Jackson, Geena Davis, Brian Cox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Renny Harlin

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Kevin Spacey, Jude Law, John Cusack

Released: 1997

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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A Good Day to Die Hard ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Good Movies
Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna

Released: 2013

Directed by: John Moore

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Jennifer Aniston, Zooey Deschanel, Jake Gyllenhaal

Released: 2002

Directed by: Miguel Arteta

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Greer Garson, John Mills, Paul Henreid

Released: 1939

Directed by: Sam Wood

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Daniel Brühl, Chulpan Khamatova, Florian Lukas

Released: 2003

Directed by: Wolfgang Becker

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Robert Downey Jr., Uma Thurman, Jennifer Tilly

Released: 1988

Directed by: Bud S. Smith

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Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Powers Boothe

Released: 1977

Directed by: Herbert Ross

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elliott Gould, Henry Gibson

Released: 1973

Directed by: Robert Altman

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George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Daniels

Released: 2005

Directed by: George Clooney

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Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Robert De Niro

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Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra, Linda Cardellini

Released: 1997

Directed by: Brian Robbins

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Raymond Ochoa, Jack Bright, Sam Elliott

Released: 2015

Directed by: Peter Sohn

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Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, David Morse

Released: 1993

Directed by: Joseph Ruben

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Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Abbie Cornish

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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Pierce Brosnan, Helen Mirren, Bob Hoskins

Released: 1980

Directed by: John Mackenzie

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Luise Rainer, Paul Muni, Keye Luke

Released: 1937

Directed by: Sidney Franklin, Victor Fleming, Gustav Machatý

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Kirsten Dunst, Ryan Gosling, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2010

Directed by: Andrew Jarecki

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Neal Brennan

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