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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

Released: 1981

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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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Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini, Gregory Hines

Released: 1985

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

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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Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

Released: 1984

Directed by: Francis 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.

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Etta James, Sammy Davis, Jr.

Released: 1989

Directed by: Nick Castle

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

Released: 1995

Directed by: Forest Whitaker

Waiting to Exhale is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Forest Whitaker, based on Terry McMillan's novel of the same name. The film centers around four unique women and how they ...more

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Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover, Robin Givens

Released: 1991

Directed by: Bill Duke

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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Billy Crystal, Jimmy Smits, Gregory Hines

Released: 1986

Directed by: Peter Hyams

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

Released: 1996

Directed by: Penny Marshall

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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Mark Wahlberg, Danny DeVito, Stacey Dash

Released: 1994

Directed by: Penny Marshall

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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Gregory Hines, Peter Riegert, Kimberly Elise

Released: 2001

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

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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Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields, Liza Minnelli

Released: 1984

Directed by: Frank Oz

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

Released: 1981

Directed by: Michael Wadleigh

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

Released: 1995

Directed by: Peter Levin

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Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Wallace Shawn

Released: 1983

Directed by: William Friedkin

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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Cameron Diaz, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter

Released: 2000

Directed by: Rodrigo GarcĂ­a

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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Broadway's Best at Pops Bonnie Raitt, Carol Channing, John Williams

Released: 2005

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Riya Sen, Vivek, Suhasini Maniratnam

Released: 2000

Directed by: Manoj Bhatnagar

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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Willem Dafoe, Keith David, David Alan Grier

Released: 1988

Directed by: Christopher Crowe

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
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Laurence Fishburne, Annabella Sciorra, Gregory Hines

Released: 2000

Directed by: Laurence Fishburne

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.
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Anne Heche, Sam Rockwell, Denis Leary

Released: 1997

Directed by: Julie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Bob Balaban, Abel Ferrara, Ted Demme, + more

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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Vincent D'Onofrio, Gregory Hines, Scott Thompson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Gregory Hines

The Red Sneakers is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Gregory Hines.
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Broadway's Lost Treasures II Bebe Neuwirth, Gregory Hines, Jerry Orbach

Released: 2004

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Parade of Stars Carol Channing, Shelley Winters, Jean Stapleton

Released: 1983

Directed by: Clark Jones

Parade of Stars is a comedy musical film written by Hildy Parks and directed by Clark Jones.
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Burt Reynolds, James Coburn, Mark Pellegrino

Released: 1996

Directed by: Paris Barclay

The Cherokee Kid is a 1996 HBO television film starring Sinbad, James Coburn, Burt Reynolds, Gregory Hines, A Martinez, Ernie Hudson, Dawnn Lewis and Vanessa Bell Calloway.

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Gregory Hines, Kurt Fuller, John M. Jackson

Released: 1991

Directed by: Duncan Gibbins

Eve of Destruction is a 1991 science fiction film about a cyborg named Eve, designed in secret by the United States military for undercover operations. The film stars Gregory Hines as Colonel ...more