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The Best John Mahoney Movies 

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

If you think the best John Mahoney role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest John Mahoney 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 different films like The House of Blue Leaves and Love Hurts.

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

Roman Polanski and Joe Roth are among those who have directed John Mahoney at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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John Cusack, Jeremy Piven, Joan Cusack

Released: 1989

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

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Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

Released: 1995

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1999

Directed by: Brad Bird

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Nicolas Cage, Cher, Danny Aiello

Released: 1987

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo

Released: 1993

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

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Paul Newman, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ben Stiller

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Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Dane Cook

Released: 2007

Directed by: Peter Hedges

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Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Eric Darnell

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Nia Long, Timothy Olyphant, Jennifer Coolidge

Released: 2000

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

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Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

Released: 1996

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

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Released: 1987

Directed by: Barry Levinson

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Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner

Released: 2001

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

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Harrison Ford, Emmanuelle Seigner, John Mahoney

Released: 1988

Directed by: Roman Polanski

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruce Willis, Tom Sizemore

Released: 1993

Directed by: Rowdy Herrington

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Charlie Sheen, Christopher Lloyd, John Cusack

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Sayles

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Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Amanda Peet

Released: 1996

Directed by: Edward Burns

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Frank Welker, Clancy Brown, John Mahoney

Released: 2003

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Released: 1990

Directed by: Peter Werner

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Released: 1986

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Cloris Leachman, Jeff Daniels, John Mahoney

Released: 1991

Directed by: Bud Yorkin

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The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton John Mahoney

Released: 1992

Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer

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The Ten Million Dollar Getaway John Mahoney, Tom Noonan, Mike Starr

Released: 1991

Directed by: James A. Contner

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Cher, Liam Neeson, Dennis Quaid

Released: 1987

Directed by: Peter Yates

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