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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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    A Rage in Harlem

    Forest Whitaker, Danny Glover

    Released1991

    Directed byBill 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....  more
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    Waiting to Exhale

    Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett

    Released1995

    Directed byForest 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 deal...  more

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    Renaissance Man

    Mark Wahlberg, Danny DeVito

    Released1994

    Directed byPenny 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, the...  more

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    History of the World, Part I

    Mel Brooks, Orson Welles

    Released1981

    Directed byMel 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, Tomás de...  more

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    Tap

    Etta James, Sammy Davis

    Released1989

    Directed byNick Castle

    Tap is a 1989 drama film written and directed by Nick Castle. It stars Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr....  more
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    White Nights

    Helen Mirren, Isabella Rossellini

    Released1985

    Directed byTaylor 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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    The Muppets Take Manhattan

    Joan Rivers, Brooke Shields

    Released1984

    Directed byFrank 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 special...  more

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    The Cotton Club

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

    Released1984

    Directed byFrancis 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....  more

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    Running Scared

    Billy Crystal, Jimmy Smits

    Released1986

    Directed byPeter 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 Jimmy...  more

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    The Preacher's Wife

    Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington

    Released1996

    Directed byPenny 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 the...  more

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    A Stranger in Town

    Gregory Hines, Jean Smart

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Levin

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    Released2000

    Directed byRodrigo García

    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 Certain...  more
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    Off Limits

    Willem Dafoe, Keith David

    Released1988

    Directed byChristopher 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 area where the...  more
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    Bojangles

    Gregory Hines, Peter Riegert

    Released2001

    Directed byJoseph 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 not unique,...  more
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    Deal of the Century

    Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver

    Released1983

    Directed byWilliam 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 dealers...  more
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    Broadway's Best at Pops

    Bonnie Raitt, Carol Channing

    Released2005

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    Subway Stories

    Anne Heche, Sam Rockwell

    Released1997

    Directed byJulie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Bob Balaban, Abel Ferrara, Ted Demme

    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 experiences...  more
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    Broadway's Lost Treasures II

    Bebe Neuwirth, Gregory Hines

    Released2004

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    Parade of Stars

    Carol Channing, Shelley Winters

    Released1983

    Directed byClark Jones

    Parade of Stars is a comedy musical film written by Hildy Parks and directed by Clark Jones....
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    Good Luck

    Riya Sen, Vivek

    Released2000

    Directed byManoj 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....  more
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    Once in the Life

    Laurence Fishburne, Annabella Sciorra

    Released2000

    Directed byLaurence 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....  more
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    The Red Sneakers

    Vincent D'Onofrio, Gregory Hines

    Released2002

    Directed byGregory Hines

    The Red Sneakers is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Gregory Hines....  more
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    The Cherokee Kid

    Burt Reynolds, James Coburn

    Released1996

    Directed byParis 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....  more

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    Eve of Destruction

    Gregory Hines, Kurt Fuller

    Released1991

    Directed byDuncan 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 Jim...  more
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    Who Killed Atlanta's Children?

    Jim Belushi, Gregory Hines

    Released2000

    Directed byCharles Robert Carner

    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 July 16,...  more