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The Best Kevin Kline Movies

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

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

This list contains films like Merlin and the Dragons and The Big Chill.

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


  • 1

    The Emperor's Club

    Kevin Kline, Patrick Dempsey
    The Emperor's Club is a 2002 American drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and stars Kevin...  more
  • 2

    French Kiss

    Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline
    French Kiss is a 1995 American romantic comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring...  more

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  • 3


    Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich
    Chaplin is a 1992 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British...  more
  • 4

    The Pink Panther

    Beyoncé Knowles, Steve Martin
    The Pink Panther is a 2006 American detective comedy film and a reboot of The Pink Panther...  more

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  • 5


    Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver
    Dave is a 1993 American political comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. To avoid a potentially...  more

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  • 6


    Kevin Costner, John Cleese
    Silverado is a 1985 American Western film produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The...  more

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  • 7

    A Fish Called Wanda

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline
    A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was...  more

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  • 8

    The January Man

    Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline
    The January Man is a 1989 comedy/thriller film, directed by Pat O'Connor from a screenplay by...  more
  • 9

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    Demi Moore, Kevin Kline
    Madacy Kids brings to life Victor Hugo's classic novel for this entry in their animated...  more

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  • 10

    The Tale of Despereaux

    Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman
    The Tale of Despereaux is a 2008 British-American-French computer-animated adventure fantasy...  more

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  • 11

    Life as a House

    Ian Somerhalder, Hayden Christensen
    Life as a House is a 2001 American drama film produced and directed by Irwin Winkler. The...  more

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  • 12

    The Big Chill

    Glenn Close, Kevin Kline
    The Big Chill is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom...  more

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  • 13

    Sophie's Choice

    Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline
    Sophie's Choice is a 1982 American drama film directed by Alan J. Pakula, who adapted William...  more

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  • 14

    The Road to El Dorado

    Elton John, Kevin Kline
    The Road to El Dorado is a 2000 American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by...  more

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  • 15

    Fierce Creatures

    Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese
    Fierce Creatures is a 1997 farcical comedy film. While not literally a sequel, Fierce...  more
  • 16


    Kevin Kline, Josef Sommer
    This is a Great Performances presentation of Joseph Papp's 1990 New York Shakespeare Festival...  more
  • 17

    Definitely, Maybe

    Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz
    Definitely, Maybe is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam...  more

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  • 18


    Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher
    Soapdish is a 1991 comedy film which tells a backstage story of the cast and crew of a popular...  more

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  • 19

    A Prairie Home Companion

    Lindsay Lohan, Meryl Streep
    A Prairie Home Companion is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Robert Altman in his final...  more
  • 20

    In & Out

    Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close
    In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin...  more

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  • 21

    The Pirates of Penzance

    Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury
    The Pirates of Penzance is a 1983 musical film based on Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera of...  more

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  • 22

    Cyrano de Bergerac

    Jennifer Garner, Kevin Kline
    In November 2007 several artistic venues around New York City celebrated the explosion of...  more
  • 23

    Princess Caraboo

    Kevin Kline, John Lithgow
    Princess Caraboo is a 1994 British-American historical comedy-drama film co-written and...  more

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  • 24

    The Nutcracker

    Macaulay Culkin, Kevin Kline
    George Balanchine's The Nutcracker is a 1993 film directed by Emile Ardolino....  more
  • 25

    Grand Canyon

    Steve Martin, Kevin Kline
    Grand Canyon is a 1991 American drama film directed and produced by Lawrence Kasdan, and...  more