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The Best Kevin Kline Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 2.5k votes 715 voters 55.4k views 47 items

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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.

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

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Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella

Released: 1993

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Dave is a 1993 American political comedy film directed by Ivan Reitman. To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a deep sleep, an affable temp agency owner ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Cleese, Charles Crichton

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

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Meg Ryan, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno

Released: 1995

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

French Kiss is a 1995 American romantic comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan and starring Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. Written by Adam Brooks, the film is about a woman who flies to France to ...more

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Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum

Released: 1983

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

The Big Chill is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and ...more

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Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

Released: 1985

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Silverado is a 1985 American Western film produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The screenplay was written by Kasdan and his brother Mark. It features an ensemble cast, including Kevin ...more

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Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck

Released: 1997

Directed by: Frank Oz

In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, and Wilford Brimley. It is an original ...more
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Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol

Released: 1982

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

Sophie's Choice is a 1982 American drama film directed by Alan J. Pakula, who adapted William Styron's novel of the same name. Meryl Streep stars as Sophie, a Polish immigrant who shares a ...more

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Kevin Kline, Patrick Dempsey, Jesse Eisenberg

Released: 2002

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

The Emperor's Club is a 2002 American drama film directed by Michael Hoffman and stars Kevin Kline. It tells the story of a prep school teacher and his students at a fictional boys' prep school, ...more
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Ian Somerhalder, Hayden Christensen, Kevin Kline

Released: 2001

Directed by: Irwin Winkler

Life as a House is a 2001 American drama film produced and directed by Irwin Winkler. The screenplay by Mark Andrus focuses on a man who is anxious to repair his relationship with his ex-wife ...more

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Sheryl Crow, Ashley Judd, Alanis Morissette

Released: 2004

Directed by: Irwin Winkler

De-Lovely is a 2004 musical biopic directed by Irwin Winkler. The screenplay by Jay Cocks is based on the life and career of Cole Porter, from his first meeting with Linda Lee Thomas until his ...more

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Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt

Released: 1983

Directed by: Wilford Leach

The Pirates of Penzance is a 1983 musical film based on Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera of the same name. It stars Kevin Kline, Rex Smith, Angela Lansbury, George Rose, Linda Ronstadt, and ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher, Whoopi Goldberg

Released: 1991

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

Soapdish is a 1991 comedy film which tells a backstage story of the cast and crew of a popular fictional television soap opera. It stars Sally Field as an aging soap star, joined by Kevin Kline, ...more

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Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Mary-Louise Parker

Released: 1991

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Grand Canyon is a 1991 American drama film directed and produced by Lawrence Kasdan, and written by Kasdan with his wife Meg. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about random events ...more

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Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves, Kevin Kline

Released: 1990

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

This film is a 1990 American dark comedy film directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It is based in 1984, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, where Frances Toto repeatedly tried to end her husband, Anthony

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Robert Downey Jr., Milla Jovovich, Diane Lane

Released: 1992

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Chaplin is a 1992 British-American biographical comedy-drama film about the life of British comedian Charlie Chaplin. It was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough and stars Robert ...more
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Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline, Alan Rickman

Released: 1989

Directed by: Pat O'Connor

The January Man is a 1989 comedy/thriller film, directed by Pat O'Connor from a screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. The film stars Kevin Kline as Nick Starkey, a smart ex-New York City police ...more
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Katie Holmes, Christina Ricci, Sigourney Weaver

Released: 1997

Directed by: Ang Lee

The Ice Storm is a 1997 American drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Rick Moody. The film features an ensemble cast of Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Tobey ...more
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Beyoncé Knowles, Steve Martin, Jason Statham

Released: 2006

Directed by: Shawn Levy

The Pink Panther is a 2006 American detective comedy film and a reboot of The Pink Panther franchise, marking the tenth installment in the series. In this film, Inspector Jacques Clouseau is ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale, Sophie Marceau

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Hoffman

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1999 romantic comedy fantasy film based on the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. It was directed by Michael Hoffman. The ensemble cast ...more

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Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Julian Glover

Released: 1987

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Cry Freedom is a 1987 British drama film directed by Richard Attenborough, set in the late 1970s, during the apartheid era of South Africa. The screenplay was written by John Briley based on a ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

Released: 1997

Directed by: Fred Schepisi, Robert Young

Fierce Creatures is a 1997 farcical comedy film. While not literally a sequel, Fierce Creatures is a spiritual successor to the 1988 film A Fish Called Wanda. Both films star John Cleese, Jamie ...more
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Demi Moore, Kevin Kline, Jason Alexander

Released: 1996

Directed by: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise

Madacy Kids brings to life Victor Hugo's classic novel for this entry in their animated Children's Film Favorites series. Centering on the deformed Quasimodo, Children's Film Favorites: The ...more

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Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman, Sigourney Weaver

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen

The Tale of Despereaux is a 2008 British-American-French computer-animated adventure fantasy comedy family film directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen and produced by Gary Ross and Allison ...more

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Bryce Dallas Howard, Kevin Kline, Alfred Molina

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

As You Like It is a 2006 film adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare. It stars Bryce Dallas Howard as Rosalind, David ...more

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Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher

Released: 2008

Directed by: Adam Brooks

Definitely, Maybe is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Adam Brooks, and starring Ryan Reynolds, Isla Fisher, Rachel Weisz, Elizabeth Banks, Abigail Breslin and ...more

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