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The Best Henry Winkler Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 707 votes 229 voters 22.7k views

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

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

List includes The Waterboy, P.U.N.K.S., more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Henry Winkler movies?" and "What are the greatest Henry Winkler roles of all time?"

Ron Howard and Dennis Dugan are among those who have directed Henry Winkler at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns, Serge Houde

Released: 2008

Directed by: Michael Scott

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is a 2008 Christmas television film directed by Michael Scott.
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Kevin Costner, Shannen Doherty, Michael Keaton

Released: 1982

Directed by: Ron Howard

Night Shift is a 1982 American comedy film, one of former actor Ron Howard's earliest directorial efforts. It stars Howard's Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler along with Michael Keaton, in his ...more

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Harrison Ford, Sally Field, Henry Winkler

Released: 1977

Directed by: Jeremy Kagan

Heroes is a 1977 film drama directed by Jeremy Kagan and starring Henry Winkler, Sally Field and Harrison Ford. Winkler plays a Vietnam War veteran with PTSD who sets about finding the men from ...more

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Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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Drew Barrymore, Rose McGowan, Courteney Cox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Wes Craven

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Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

Released: 2006

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Patricia Arquette

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Henry Winkler, Dorian Harewood, Michael Wincott

Released: 1979

Directed by: Eric Till

A U.S. made-for-TV movie based upon Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol set in Concord, New Hampshire during the Great Depression of the 1930's .
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Salma Hayek, Arianny Celeste, Kevin James

Released: 2012

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Susan Blakely

Released: 1974

Directed by: Martin Davidson, Stephen F. Verona

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Henry Winkler, William Daniels, Harold Gould

Released: 1978

Directed by: Carl Reiner

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Mariah Carey, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock

Released: 2008

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

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Released: 2000

Directed by: Steven Brill

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Released: 2008

Directed by: Stephen Belber

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Miranda Cosgrove, Henry Winkler, Allison Scagliotti

Released: 2008

Directed by: Michael Grossman

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Shannon Elizabeth

Released: 2005

Directed by: Penelope Spheeris

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Released: 2001

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Unbeatable Harold Willam Belli, Henry Winkler, Gladys Knight

Released: 2009

Directed by: Ari Palitz

Unbeatable Harold is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Ari Palitz. Its starring actors include Gordon Michaels, Nicole DeHuff, Henry Winkler, Gladys Knight, Charles Durning, Taryn Manning, ...more
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One Christmas Katharine Hepburn, Henry Winkler, Swoosie Kurtz

Released: 1994

Directed by: Tony Bill

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Crazy Joe Eli Wallach, Henry Winkler, Rip Torn

Released: 1974

Directed by: Carlo Lizzani

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Absolute Strangers Henry Winkler, Patty Duke, Karl Malden

Released: 1991

Directed by: Gilbert Cates

Absolute Strangers is a 1991 made-for-television CBS docudrama featuring Happy Days star Henry Winkler returning to his first major TV role in eight years. The screenplay, written by Robert ...more
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Ashton Kutcher, Rosario Dawson, Julia Stiles

Released: 2000

Directed by: Kris Isacsson

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Henry Winkler, Jean Smart, Tara Strong

Released: 2012