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The Best Judge Reinhold Movies 

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

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

This list below has a variety of films, like Betaville and National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Family Reunion, in it.

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

Judge Reinhold is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Tony Scott, Alex Zamm and John Landis.

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Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans, Paul Reiser

Released: 1984

Directed by: Martin Brest

Beverly Hills Cop is a 1984 American action comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy as Axel Foley, a street-smart Detroit cop who heads to Beverly Hills, California to ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 1982

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

Released: 1987

Directed by: Tony Scott

Beverly Hills Cop II is a 1987 action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott. It is the first sequel in the Beverly Hills Cop series. Murphy returns as Detroit police ...more

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Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Helen Slater

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

Ruthless People is a 1986 black comedy film written by Dale Launer, directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, and starring Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Anita ...more

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Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Landis

Beverly Hills Cop III is a 1994 action-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John Landis, who had previously worked with Murphy on Trading Places and Coming to America. It is the ...more
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Bill Murray, John Candy, Dennis Quaid

Released: 1981

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates, P. J. Soles, and John Candy. It also featured several actors in their first ...more

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Jane Lynch, Fred Savage, Swoosie Kurtz

Released: 1988

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Vice Versa is a 1988 comedy film starring Judge Reinhold and Fred Savage. It is the fourth screen adaptation of the 1882 novel of the same name by F. Anstey. Three previous adaptations were ...more

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Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Pasquin

The Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy and it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ...more

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Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

Released: 1984

Directed by: Joe Dante

Gremlins is a 1984 American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante, released by Warner Bros. The film is about a young man who receives a strange creature called a mogwai as a pet, which then ...more

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Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen

Released: 2002

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

The Santa Clause 2 is a 2002 American romantic comedy-holiday film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the second installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa Clause. It was filmed ...more

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Judge Reinhold, John Saxon, Pat Hingle

Released: 1980

Directed by: Paul Glickler

Running Scared is a 1980 action film directed by Paul Glickler and starring Ken Wahl, Judge Reinhold and introducing Annie McEnroe.
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Jane Seymour, Danny DeVito, Rick Moranis

Released: 1985

Directed by: Ken Finkleman

Head Office is a 1986 American comedy film, produced by HBO Pictures in association with Silver Screen Partners. It stars Judge Reinhold, Eddie Albert, Lori-Nan Engler, Jane Seymour, Richard ...more
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Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Willie Nelson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Joshua Michael Stern

Swing Vote is a 2008 comedy-drama film about an entire U.S. presidential election determined by the vote of one man. It was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and starred Kevin Costner, Paula ...more
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George Harrison, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jeff Daniels

Released: 1989

Directed by: David Leland, Jeff Hare

Checking Out is a 2005 feature film directed by Jeff Hare and written by Richard Marcus and Allen Swift.
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Michael York, Judge Reinhold, Dan Haggerty

Released: 1999

Directed by: Phil Nibbelink

Puss in Boots is an animated direct-to-video movie, created in 1999 by Phil Nibbelink. It is based on the story Puss in Boots. It featured the voices of Judge Reinhold, Dan Haggerty, Michael ...more
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Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Judge Reinhold

Released: 1983

Directed by: Franc Roddam

The Lords of Discipline is a 1983 American film based on the novel by Pat Conroy and directed by Franc Roddam. The film stars David Keith, Robert Prosky, Judge Reinhold, Bill Paxton, William ...more
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Carell

Released: 1998

Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal

When a Pot Baron (Lithgown) is killed in a remote field in Northern California and his three farm hands (Phillippe, Thornton and Azaria) are the only witnesses, an odd comedy ensues as they try ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Judge Reinhold

Released: 1999

Directed by: Erik R. Fleming, Erik Fleming

Cathy (Scarlett Johansson) knew her brother George was a pest, but some ancient hocus-pocus has made him a real pig! Now, they're off on a madcap Mexican adventure, chased by a bacon-loving bad ...more
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Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a 2006 American fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the third and final installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa ...more

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John Goodman, Jenna Elfman, John Ritter

Released: 2004

Directed by: Robert C. Ramirez

Clifford's Really Big Movie is a 2004 American animated film loosely based on the book series, Clifford the Big Red Dog by Norman Bridwell and more based on the classic PBS Kids TV series ...more
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Kris Kristofferson, Alexa Vega, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1999

Directed by: Ron Lieberman

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Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter, Kevin Zegers

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kyle Newman

The Hollow is a 2004 teen horror film, starring Kevin Zegers, Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter and Stacy Keach. The film premiered on the ABC Family Channel, on October 24, 2004.
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Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Penn Jillette

Released: 1986

Directed by: Michael Dinner

Off Beat is a 1986 comedy film about a young librarian who impersonates a police officer. The film was directed by Michael Dinner, and stars Judge Reinhold, Meg Tilly, and Cleavant Derricks.
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Adrienne Barbeau, Judge Reinhold, Geoff Stults

Released: 2002

Directed by: Craig Clyde

No Place Like Home is a 2002 family film directed by Craig Clyde.
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Julia Sweeney, Judge Reinhold, Joyce Brothers

Released: 2001

Directed by: David M. Evans

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