The Best Gregory Hines Movies  

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

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

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Mel Brooks, Orson Welles, Hugh Hefner
History of the World, Part I is a 1981 comedy film written, produced, and directed by Mel Brooks. Brooks also stars in the film, playing five roles: Moses, Comicus the stand-up philosopher, ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane, Richard Gere
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.
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Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines
White Nights is a 1985 American drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and choreographed by Twyla Tharp and stars Mikhail Baryshnikov, Gregory Hines, Jerzy Skolimowski, Helen Mirren and Isabella ...more
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Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover, Robin Givens
A Rage in Harlem is a 1991 American film starring Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover, Badja Djola, Robin Givens and Gregory Hines and loosely based on Chester Himes' novel of the same name.
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Etta James, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Tap is a 1989 drama film written and directed by Nick Castle. It stars Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.
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Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Kelly Preston
Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker and starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett. The film was adapted from the 1992 novel of the same name by ...more
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Billy Crystal, Jimmy Smits, Gregory Hines
Running Scared is a 1986 action/comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, directed by Peter Hyams, written by Gary Devore and Jimmy Huston, and starring Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, and ...more
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Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Lionel Richie
The Preacher's Wife is a 1996 Christmas romantic comedy-drama family film directed by Penny Marshall, and starring Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, and Courtney B. Vance. It is a remake of ...more
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Gregory Hines, Peter Riegert, Kimberly Elise
Bojangles is an American biographical drama that chronicles the life of entertainer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. This film boasts some incredible tap dance routines and a complicated, if ...more
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Mark Wahlberg, Danny DeVito, Stacey Dash
Renaissance Man is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Cliff Robertson and Mark Wahlberg in his film debut. In Australia, ...more
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Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Liza Minnelli
The Muppets Take Manhattan is a 1984 American musical comedy film directed by Frank Oz. It is the third of a series of live-action musical feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets with ...more
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Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines
Wolfen is a 1981 American horror film directed by Michael Wadleigh and starring Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Gregory Hines and Edward James Olmos. It is an adaptation of Whitley Strieber's 1978 ...more
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A Stranger in Town Gregory Hines, Jean Smart, Richard Riehle
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Cameron Diaz, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her is a film written and directed by Rodrigo García starring an ensemble cast. The film was shown at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and won the Un ...more
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Willem Dafoe, Keith David, David Alan Grier
Off Limits is a 1988 action-thriller film set during the Vietnam War starring Willem Dafoe and Gregory Hines and directed by Christopher Crowe. The term "off limits" referred to the ...more
Broadway's Best at Pops is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gregory Hines Movies
Broadway's Best at Pops Bonnie Raitt, Carol Channing, John Williams
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Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Wallace Shawn
Deal of the Century is a 1983 American comedy film directed by William Friedkin and starring Chevy Chase, Gregory Hines, and Sigourney Weaver. The film follows the adventures of several arms ...more
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Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum
Mad Dog Time is a 1996 ensemble cast film written and directed by Larry Bishop, released through United Artists. The film is notable for the various cameo appearances, including the first, and ...more
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Jim Belushi, Gregory Hines, Bill Duke
Who Killed Atlanta's Children? is a TV movie about the Atlanta child murders starring James Belushi and Gregory Hines. It was directed by Charles Robert Carner and first aired on Showtime on ...more
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Broadway's Lost Treasures II Bebe Neuwirth, Gregory Hines, Jerry Orbach
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Parade of Stars Carol Channing, Shelley Winters, Jean Stapleton
Parade of Stars is a comedy musical film written by Hildy Parks and directed by Clark Jones.
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Riya Sen, Vivek, Suhasini Maniratnam
Good Luck is a 2000 released Tamil film. The movie stars Prashanth, Riya Sen and Raghuvaran. The film is directed and produced by Manoj Bhatnagar.
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Vincent D'Onofrio, Gregory Hines, Scott Thompson
The Red Sneakers is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Gregory Hines.
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Anne Heche, Sam Rockwell, Denis Leary
Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground is a film made in 1997 and produced by Home Box Office for television. It began as a contest among New Yorkers who submitted stories about their ...more
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Laurence Fishburne, Annabella Sciorra, Gregory Hines
Once in the Life is a 2000 film written by, directed by, and starring Laurence Fishburne. Fishburne adapted the script from his own play, Riff-Raff.