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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

Released: 1990

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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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Marisa Tomei, Joe Pesci, Ralph Macchio

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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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Casino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Joe Pesci Movies
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

Released: 1995

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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

Released: 1990

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Joe Pesci Movies
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1980

Directed by: 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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Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

Released: 1989

Directed by: Richard Donner

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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Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry

Released: 1992

Directed by: Chris Columbus

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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Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Chazz Palminteri

Released: 1993

Directed by: Robert De Niro

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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Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Released: 1992

Directed by: Richard Donner

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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Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

Released: 1984

Directed by: Sergio Leone

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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Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

Released: 1998

Directed by: Richard Donner

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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Joe Pesci, Madolyn Smith, Rubén Blades

Released: 1991

Directed by: Rod Daniel

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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Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

Released: 1991

Directed by: Oliver Stone

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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With Honors Brendan Fraser, Joe Pesci, Patrick Dempsey

Released: 1994

Directed by: Alek Keshishian

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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Joe Pesci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1983

Directed by: James Signorelli

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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Willie Nelson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

Released: 1997

Directed by: Christopher Cain

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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The Irishman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Joe Pesci Movies
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci

Released: 2019

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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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Joe Pesci, Danny Aiello, Jonathan Pryce

Released: 1987

Directed by: Elie Chouraqui

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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Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Robert De Niro

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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Joe Pesci, David Spade, Kristy Swanson

Released: 1997

Directed by: Tom Schulman

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

Released: 1992

Directed by: Howard Franklin

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

Released: 1976

Directed by: Ralph De Vito

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

Released: 2010

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

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

Released: 1988

Directed by: Will Vinton, Jim Blashfield, Jerry Kramer, Colin Chilvers

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

Released: 1983

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

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