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The Best Jake Busey Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 2.0k votes 135 voters 6.0k views37 items

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including The Devil's Dozen and The Frighteners.

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    Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Enemy of the State

    Will Smith, Jack Black

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Scott

    Enemy of the State is a 1998 American spy-thriller about a group of rogue U.S. National... more on Wikipedia

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    The Frighteners is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    The Frighteners

    Michael J. Fox, Peter Jackson

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Frighteners is a 1996 New Zealand-American horror comedy film directed by Peter Jackson... more on Wikipedia

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    Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Starship Troopers

    Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards

    Released1997

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

    Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul... more on Wikipedia

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    Tomcats is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Tomcats

    Dakota Fanning, Shannon Elizabeth

    Released2001

    Directed byGregory Poirier

    Tomcats is a 2001 American comedy film written and directed by Gregory Poirier.
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    Fast Sofa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Fast Sofa

    Jennifer Tilly, Natasha Lyonne

    Released2001

    Directed bySalomé Breziner

    Fast Sofa is a 2001 film directed by Salomé Breziner.
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    Contact is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Contact

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster

    Released1997

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a... more on Wikipedia

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    Straight Time is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Straight Time

    Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates

    Released1978

    Directed byUlu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman

    Straight Time is a 1978 film directed by Ulu Grosbard, starring Dustin Hoffman, Theresa... more on Wikipedia
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    Wristcutters: A Love Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Wristcutters: A Love Story

    Tom Waits, Leslie Bibb

    Released2006

    Directed byGoran Dukić

    Wristcutters: A Love Story is a 2006 American black comedy romance road movie written and... more on Wikipedia

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    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds

    C. Thomas Howell, Peter Greene

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Michael Latt

    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds is a science fiction horror mockbuster by The Asylum. It is one... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Killing Jar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    The Killing Jar

    Danny Trejo, Michael Madsen

    Released2010

    Directed byMark Young

    The Killing Jar is a 2010 Drama film written and directed by Mark Young.
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    Christmas with the Kranks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Christmas with the Kranks

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

    Released2004

    Directed byJoe Roth

    Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel... more on Wikipedia
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    The Hitcher II: I've Been Wait is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting

    Kari Wührer, C. Thomas Howell

    Released2003

    Directed byLouis Morneau

    The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting is the 2003 horror sequel to The Hitcher, which stars C.... more on Wikipedia
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    Home Fries is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Home Fries

    Drew Barrymore, Catherine O'Hara

    Released1998

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Home Fries is a 1998 film directed by Dean Parisot, starring Drew Barrymore, Luke Wilson and... more on Wikipedia

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    Death Row is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Death Row

    Danny Trejo, Claire Coffee

    Released2006

    Directed byKevin VanHook

    Death Row is a 2006 comedy, crime fiction, horror, mystery and thriller film written by Rick...
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    Identity is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Identity

    Amanda Peet, John Cusack

    Released2003

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Identity is a 2003 American psychological thriller film directed by James Mangold from a... more on Wikipedia

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    Held Up is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Held Up

    Jamie Foxx, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released1999

    Directed bySteve Rash

    Held Up is a 1999 American comedy film starring Jamie Foxx and Nia Long.
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    Tail Lights Fade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Tail Lights Fade

    Denise Richards, Elizabeth Berkley

    Released1999

    Directed byMalcolm Ingram

    Tail Lights Fade is a 1999 movie directed by Malcolm Ingram and starring Denise Richards, Jake... more on Wikipedia
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    Lost Junction is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Lost Junction

    Neve Campbell, Billy Burke

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Masterson

    Lost Junction is a 2003 thriller film directed by Peter Masterson and written by Jeff Cole.
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    The First $20 Million Is Alway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Released2002

    Directed byMick Jackson

    The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest is a 2002 film based on a novel by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Rain Makers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    The Rain Makers

    Tsianina Joelson, Jake Busey

    Released2005

    Directed byRay Ellingsen

    The Rain Makers is a 2005 action drama film written and directed by Ray Ellingsen. It's 1973...amazon_watch buy button
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    S.F.W. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    S.F.W.

    Reese Witherspoon, Tobey Maguire

    Released1994

    Directed byJefery Levy

    S.F.W. is a 1994 film directed by Jefery Levy. It is based on a novel by Andrew Wellman, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Black Cat Run is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Black Cat Run

    Peter Greene, Jake Busey

    Released1998

    Directed byD. J. Caruso

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    Peace and Riot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Peace and Riot

    Ben Savage, Richard Riehle

    Released2011

    Directed byDamion Stephens

    Peace and Riot is a 2011 comedy film written and directed by Damion Stephens.amazon_watch buy button
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    Don't Pass Me By is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Don't Pass Me By

    Keith David, Michael Madsen

    Released2011

    Don't Pass Me By is a 2011 drama film written by Rachel Noll and Katy K. Burton.
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    Road House 2: Last Call is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jake Busey Movies
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    Road House 2: Last Call

    Will Patton, Jake Busey

    Released2006

    Directed byScott Ziehl

    Road House 2: Last Call is a 2006 action adventure film. It is the sequel to Road House, and... more on Wikipedia
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