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The Best Joe Pesci Movies 

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

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

This is a list that includes films like Lethal Weapon 2 and GOTTI: In The Shadow Of My Father.

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

Joe Pesci has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Martin Scorsese and Chris Columbus. Joe Pesci has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Ray Liotta and Danny DeVito in terms of fame and success.

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Joe Pesci Movies
Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci
Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more

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#52 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing 15 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Making Of 'Goodfellas'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio
My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 American comedy film written by Dale Launer and directed by Jonathan Lynn. The film stars Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio, Marisa Tomei, Mitchell Whitfield, Lane Smith, Bruce ...more

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#127 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing Behind-The-Scenes Stories From 'My Cousin Vinny'listed on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Joe Pesci Movies
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods
Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with ...more

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Joe Pesci Movies
Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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#15 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing The Story Behind ‘Angels With Filthy Souls,’ The Fake Black-And-White Movie Inside ‘Home Alone’listed on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Joe Pesci Movies
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese
Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik ...more

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#58 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Booksfeaturing Behind The Scenes Of 'Raging Bull,' The Masterpiece Scorsese Never Wanted To Makelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover
Lethal Weapon 2 is a 1989 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit, Derrick O'Connor and Joss Ackland. It is a ...more

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Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri
A Bronx Tale is a 1993 American drama film set in the Bronx during the turbulent era of the 1960s. It was the directorial debut of Robert De Niro that follows a young Italian-American teenager ...more

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#618 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #7 of 113 The Best Mafia Films

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Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo
Lethal Weapon 3 is a 1992 American buddy cop action comedy film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo and Stuart Wilson. It is the ...more

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#30 of 74 The Best Action Movie Sequels #19 of 107 The Best Third Films In A Movie Serieslisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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#145 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #175 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Timelisted on The Highest Grossing 90s Movies

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Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods
Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic drama film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto youths ...more

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#623 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Moviesfeaturing All The Real-Life Inspirations For Leonardo DiCaprio’s Character In ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'listed on Movies Set in Brooklyn

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Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon
JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent ...more

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#629 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #420 of 582 The Greatest Film Scores of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci
Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. It is the ...more

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#550 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #27 of 74 The Best Action Movie Sequels #158 of 416 The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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Joe Pesci, Madolyn Smith, Rubén Blades
The Super is a 1991 American comedy film starring Joe Pesci as a New York slum landlord sentenced to live in one of his own buildings until it is brought up to code. Screenwriter Nora Ephron ...more

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With Honors
Brendan Fraser, Joe Pesci, Patrick Dempsey
With Honors is a 1994 comedy-drama film starring Joe Pesci and Brendan Fraser. The film was directed by Alek Keshishian, who has more famously directed music videos for Madonna and Bobby Brown.
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The Irishman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Joe Pesci Movies
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci
The Irishman is a 2019 American epic biographical crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Steven Zaillian, based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. The film ...more

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#310 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books #61 of 113 The Best Mafia Filmsfeaturing Historians Don’t Actually Believe Frank Sheeran Killed Jimmy Hoffa

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Joe Pesci, Danny Aiello, Jonathan Pryce
Man on Fire is a 1987 French-Italian action thriller film directed by Élie Chouraqui and starring Scott Glenn and Jade Malle. It is based on the eponymous novel by A. J. Quinnell. Another ...more

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#422 of 748 The Greatest Action Movies of All Time #10 of 42 The Best Movies About Kidnapping #29 of 37 The Best Italy Movies

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Willie Nelson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover
Gone Fishin '​ is a 1997 American comedy film starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover as two bumbling fishing enthusiasts. Nick Brimble, Rosanna Arquette, Lynn Whitfield, and Willie Nelson co-star. ...more
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Joe Pesci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Jones
Easy Money is a 1983 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It was directed by James Signorelli and written by ...more
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Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin
The Good Shepherd is a 2006 spy film produced and directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast. De Niro also produced it with ...more

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#30 of 46 30+ Great Period Films with a 1960s Aesthetic #133 of 320 The Best Political Films Ever Made #17 of 49 The Best Good Movies

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Joe Pesci, David Spade, Kristy Swanson
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag is a 1997 black comedy film starring Joe Pesci, Kristy Swanson and David Spade. It was the directorial debut of screenwriter Tom Schulman. In 1998 the film won the ...more
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Joe Pesci, Stanley Tucci, Barbara Hershey
The Public Eye is a 1992 neo-noir film written and directed by Howard Franklin, produced by Sue Baden-Powell, and starring Joe Pesci and Barbara Hershey. Stanley Tucci and Richard Schiff appear ...more
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Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent, Joseph Cortese
The Death Collector is a 1976 low-budget crime film directed by Ralph De Vito and starring Joseph Cortese, Joe Pesci and Frank Vincent. Also sometimes entitled Family Enforcer, it was Ralph De ...more
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Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston, Joe Pesci
Love Ranch is a 2010 American drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Gina Gershon and Bryan Cranston. It was written by Mark ...more

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Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Mick Jagger
Moonwalker, also known as Michael Jackson: Moonwalker, is an American anthology film released in 1988 by singer Michael Jackson. Rather than featuring one continuous narrative, the film is a ...more
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Mickey Rourke, Gene Hackman, Joe Pesci
Eureka is a 1983 film, directed by Nicolas Roeg. It is the story of a Klondike prospector, Jack McCann who strikes it rich, yet ends up fearing that his daughter Tracy and his son-in-law are ...more