Watchworthy

The Best John Heard Movies 

Reference
Updated September 23, 2019 564 votes 97 voters 8.5k views 73 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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?"

Notable directors that have worked with John Heard include names like Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma and Garry Marshall.

Data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 40 million monthly visits to Ranker. Try the free app
list ordered by
1
Ranker Video
Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Billy Drago

Released: 1981

Directed by: Ivan 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 ...more

More Cutter's Way 

#225 of 253 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #199 of 214 The Best R-Rated Crime Thriller Movies #33 of 73 The Best Jeff Bridges Movies

2
Ranker Video
Tom Hanks, Jon Lovitz, Elizabeth Perkins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Penny 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 ...more

More Big 

'Big' Is Actually An Existential Nightmare #31 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #46 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

3
Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Heard 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

More Home Alone 

All The Traps In 'Home Alone' And 'Home Alone 2,' Ranked By Horrific Brutality #27 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmslisted on The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

4
Ranker Video
Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

Released: 1993

Directed by: Alan 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 ...more

More The Pelican Brief 

#13 of 23 The Very Best Courtroom Thriller Movies #9 of 28 The Best Movies With A Bird Name In The Title #413 of 718 The Greatest Action Movies of All Time

5
Ranker Video
Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Vin Diesel

Released: 1990

Directed by: Penny 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 ...more

More Awakenings 

#290 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #116 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #275 of 363 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

6
Ranker Video
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

More Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 

#128 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #53 of 560 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movieslisted on The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

7
Ranker Video
Goldie Hawn, John Heard, Beatrice Straight

Released: 1991

Directed by: Damian Harris

Deceived is a 1991 American thriller film starring Goldie Hawn and John Heard.
8
Ranker Video
Peter Riegert, Gloria Grahame, John Heard

Released: 1979

Directed by: Joan 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.
9
Beaches is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Heard Movies
Bette Midler, Mayim Bialik, Barbara Hershey

Released: 1988

Directed by: Garry 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

More Beaches 

#269 of 560 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies #65 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made #50 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

10
Ranker Video
Rebecca De Mornay, Geraldine Page, John Heard

Released: 1985

Directed by: Peter 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
11
Ranker Video
Christopher Walken, Melanie Griffith, Sônia Braga

Released: 1988

Directed by: Robert Redford

The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American drama film based on the John Nichols novel of the same name, the first book in a trilogy. It was directed by Robert Redford and the screenplay was ...more
12
Ranker Video
Martin Scorsese, Teri Garr, Catherine O'Hara

Released: 1985

Directed by: Martin 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 ...more

More After Hours 

#740 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #575 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #492 of 522 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

13
Ranker Video
Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Seymour

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ed Harris

Pollock is a 2000 biography drama film written by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, Barbara Turner and Susan Emshwiller and directed by Ed Harris.

More Pollock 

#314 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars #82 of 92 The Best Movies Directed by the Starlisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

14
White Chicks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Heard Movies
Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Jaime King

Released: 2004

Directed by: Keenen 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 ...more

More White Chicks 

The Most Hilarious Quotes From 'White Chicks' #757 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #571 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

15
Ranker Video
Tom Berenger, Debra Winger, Timothy Hutton

Released: 1988

Directed by: Costa-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 ...more

More Betrayed 

#103 of 136 The Best Political Thriller Movies #9 of 121 The Best R-Rated Japanese Movies #4 of 32 The Best Debra Winger Movies

16
Ranker Video
Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter 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
17
Ranker Video
Susan Dey, Beverly DAngelo, Robert Loggia

Released: 1977

Directed by: Joan 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
18
Ranker Video
Ralph Fiennes, Camilla Belle, Glenn Close

Released: 2005

Directed by: Arie 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

More The Chumscrubber 

#153 of 203 The Best Drug Movies of All Time #23 of 23 The Very Best Teen Noir Movies #33 of 48 The Best Glenn Close Movies

19
Ranker Video
Demi Moore, Michael Biehn, John Heard

Released: 1988

Directed by: Carl 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 ...more

More The Seventh Sign 

#98 of 115 The Best Movies with Christian Themes #22 of 46 The Best Movies About The Occult #26 of 29 The Best Christian Movies About the Rapture

20
Ranker Video
Tom Hanks, Elijah Wood, Adam Baldwin

Released: 1992

Directed by: Richard 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

More Radio Flyer 

#166 of 276 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry #17 of 27 Great Movies About Precocious Children #43 of 48 The Best Tom Hanks Movies

21
Ranker Video
Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Edward Furlong

Released: 1996

Directed by: Barbet 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 ...more

More Before and After 

#71 of 92 The Best Courtroom Drama Movies #41 of 69 The Best Meryl Streep Movies #54 of 86 The Very Best Liam Neeson Movies

22
Ranker Video
Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Jurnee Smollett

Released: 2007

Directed by: Denzel 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 ...more

More The Great Debaters 

#50 of 629 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked #21 of 43 Great Historical Black Movies Based On True Stories #10 of 40 The Most Inspirational Black Movies

23
Ranker Video
John Heard, Meg Foster, Kevin Conway

Released: 1979

Directed by: Rick 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 ...more
24
Ranker Video
Robert Duvall, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd

Released: 1991

Directed by: Martha 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 ...more
25
Ranker Video
Patrick Dempsey, Donald Sutherland, Mary Stuart Masterson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Michael 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 Heaven Help Us 

#435 of 457 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time #21 of 26 The Best Brat Pack Movieslisted on Movies Set in Brooklyn