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The Best John Heard Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 1.0k votes 97 voters 8.7k views73 items

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

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

List contains films like Waterland and Freak Weather.

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

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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

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    The Pelican Brief

    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal thriller based on the novel of the same name by John Grisham. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film stars Julia Roberts in the role of young law student Darby Shaw...  more

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    Awakenings

    Robert De Niro, Robin Williams

    Released1990

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionalized as American Malcolm Sayer,...  more

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    Chilly Scenes of Winter

    Peter Riegert, Gloria Grahame

    Released1979

    Directed byJoan Micklin Silver

    Chilly Scenes of Winter is a 1979 romantic comedy film, written and directed by Joan Micklin Silver. The film is an adaptation of the 1976 novel Chilly Scenes of Winter by Ann Beattie....  more
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    Beaches

    Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik

    Released1988

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Beaches, is a 1988 American comedy-drama film adapted by Mary Agnes Donoghue from the Iris Rainer Dart novel of the same name. It was directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Bette Midler, Barbara...  more

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    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1992

    Directed byChris 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 and...  more

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    The Trip to Bountiful

    Rebecca De Mornay, Geraldine Page

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter Masterson

    The Trip to Bountiful is a 1985 film starring Geraldine Page, John Heard, Carlin Glynn, Richard Bradford and Rebecca De Mornay. Geraldine Page won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her...  more
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    Cutter's Way

    Jeff Bridges, John Heard

    Released1981

    Directed byIvan Passer

    Cutter's Way is a 1981 thriller directed by Ivan Passer. The film stars Jeff Bridges, John Heard, and Lisa Eichhorn. The screenplay was by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, based on the novel Cutter and Bone by...  more
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    After Hours

    Martin Scorsese, Teri Garr

    Released1985

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    After Hours is a 1985 American black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Joseph Minion, and starring an ensemble cast, including Rosanna Arquette, Griffin Dunne, Linda Fiorentino,...  more

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    Betrayed

    Tom Berenger, Debra Winger

    Released1988

    Directed byCosta-Gavras

    Betrayed is a 1988 motion picture drama directed by Costa-Gavras, written by Joe Eszterhas and starring Tom Berenger and Debra Winger. The film is roughly based upon the White separatist terrorist...  more
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    My Fellow Americans

    Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Segal

    My Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, Esther Rolle, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Bradley...  more
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    The Seventh Sign

    Demi Moore, Michael Biehn

    Released1988

    Directed byCarl Schultz

    The Seventh Sign is a 1988 apocalyptic drama film written by Clifford and Ellen Green and directed by Carl Schultz. The title and plot reference the seven seals described in the Book of Revelation,...  more
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    White Chicks

    Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans

    Released2004

    Directed byKeenen Ivory Wayans

    White Chicks is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. FBI agents Kevin (Shawn Wayans) and Marcus Copeland (Marlon Wayans) don whiteface to go undercover as white women in order...  more

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    Radio Flyer

    Tom Hanks, Elijah Wood

    Released1992

    Directed byRichard Donner, David M. Evans

    Radio Flyer is a 1992 drama-fantasy film from Columbia Pictures. It is a Stonebridge Entertainment Production in association with Donner/Shuler-Donner Productions. The film, directed by Richard...  more

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    First Love

    Susan Dey, Beverly DAngelo

    Released1977

    Directed byJoan Darling

    First Love is a 1977 American romance movie. It stars Susan Dey and William Katt and was directed by Joan Darling. The movie is based upon the story Sentimental Education by Harold Brodkey. The...  more
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    The Chumscrubber

    Ralph Fiennes, Camilla Belle

    Released2005

    Directed byArie Posin

    The Chumscrubber is a 2005 American-German comedy-drama film, directed by Arie Posin, starring an ensemble cast led by Jamie Bell. The plot, written by Posin and Zac Stanford. Some of the themes...  more

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    The Scarlet Letter

    John Heard, Meg Foster

    Released1979

    Directed byRick Hauser

    The Scarlet Letter is a 1979 miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Nathaniel Hawthorne: it aired on WGBH from March 3, 1979 to March 24, 1979. The series is four episodes long, 60 minutes...  more
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    Before and After

    Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson

    Released1996

    Directed byBarbet Schroeder

    Before and After is a 1996 film based on the 1992 novel of the same title by American writer Rosellen Brown. The movie was directed by Barbet Schroeder and starred Meryl Streep as Dr. Carolyn Ryan,...  more
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    The Great Debaters

    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker

    Released2007

    Directed byDenzel Washington

    The Great Debaters is a 2007 American biopic period drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington and produced by Oprah Winfrey and her production company, Harpo Productions. It is based on...  more

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    Deceived

    Goldie Hawn, John Heard

    Released1991

    Directed byDamian Harris

    Deceived is a 1991 American thriller film starring Goldie Hawn and John Heard....  more
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    Big

    Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz

    Released1988

    Directed byPenny Marshall

    Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood overnight. The film...  more

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    Rambling Rose

    Robert Duvall, Laura Dern

    Released1991

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

    Rambling Rose is a 1991 American drama film set in Georgia during the Great Depression starring Laura Dern and Robert Duvall in leading roles with Lukas Haas, John Heard and Diane Ladd in supporting...  more
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    Heaven Help Us

    Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Dinner

    Heaven Help Us is a 1985 comedy-drama film starring Andrew McCarthy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon, Donald Sutherland, Wallace Shawn, Stephen Geoffreys, John Heard, and Patrick Dempsey....  more
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    The Package

    Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman

    Released1989

    Directed byAndrew Davis

    The Package is 1989 Action, Crime, Drama film written by John Bishop and directed by Andrew Davis....  more
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    One Eight Seven

    Samuel L. Jackson, Method Man

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

    One Eight Seven is a 1997 drama/crime/thriller film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It was the first top-billed starring role for Samuel L. Jackson, who plays a Los Angeles teacher caught with gang...  more

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