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List of all movies directed by Brian De Palma ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Brian De Palma are listed here and include movie posters and Brian De Palma movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Brian De Palma as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Brian De Palma movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Brian De Palma film is can be factored into this list.

From Brian De Palma's studio films to Brian De Palma's independent films, this Brian De Palma filmography keeps tabs on all Brian De Palma movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

Scarface and The Untouchables are only the beginning of the movies on this list.

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Brian De Palma has had the pleasure of working with tremendous talent, including Scarlett Johansson and Al Pacino. We have lists of the best movies directed by Oliver Stone and Francis Ford Coppola too, which you might like if you're a fan of Brian De Palma.

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Blow Out John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz Blow Out is a 1981 thriller film, written and directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars John Travolta as Jack Terry, a movie sound effects technician from Philadelphia who, while recording ...more

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Brian De Palma
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more

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Carlito's Way is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Brian De Palma
Carlito's Way Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen Carlito's Way is a 1993 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels Carlito's Way and After Hours by Judge Edwin Torres. The film adaptation was scripted by David ...more

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Brian De Palma
Scarface Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Scarface is a 1983 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by Oliver Stone. A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Cuban refugee Tony ...more

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Brian De Palma
The Untouchables Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner The Untouchables is a 1987 American crime drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet. Based on the book The Untouchables, the film stars Kevin Costner as government agent ...more

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Dressed to Kill Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz Dressed to Kill is a 1980 American erotic crime thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma and starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen and Keith Gordon. It centers on the ...more

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Body Double Melanie Griffith, Dennis Franz, Deborah Shelton Body Double is a 1984 American erotic thriller film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, and Gregg Henry. The original musical score was composed by Pino ...more

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Phantom of the Paradise Rod Serling, Paul Williams, Jessica Harper Phantom of the Paradise is a 1974 American horror musical film written and directed by Brian De Palma. The story is a loosely adapted mixture of several classic European works: Gaston Leroux's ...more

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Sisters Margot Kidder, Charles Durning, Olympia Dukakis Sisters is a 1973 American horror film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt and Charles Durning. The plot focuses on a French Canadian model whose separated ...more

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Mission: Impossible Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave Mission: Impossible is a 1996 American action spy film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the 1960s television series. IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) must uncover the mole who has framed ...more

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Casualties of War Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly Casualties of War is a 1989 drama film directed by Brian De Palma, with a screenplay by David Rabe, based on the actual events of the incident on Hill 192 in 1966 during the Vietnam War. It ...more

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Obsession John Lithgow, Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold Obsession is a 1976 psychological thriller/mystery directed by Brian De Palma, starring Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, and Stocker Fontelieu. The screenplay was by Paul ...more

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Femme Fatale Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, John Stamos Femme Fatale is a 2002 French erotic thriller/mystery film directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars Rebecca Romijn and Antonio Banderas. It was screened out of competition at the 2002 Cannes ...more

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Passion Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth Passion is a 2013 thriller film written by Natalie Carter,Alain Corneau and Brian De Palma and directed by Brian De Palma.

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Raising Cain John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Gabrielle Carteris Raising Cain is a 1992 psychological thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma, and starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich and Steven Bauer.

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Snake Eyes Nicolas Cage, Carla Gugino, Gary Sinise Snake Eyes is a 1998 conspiracy thriller film directed by Brian De Palma, one featuring his trademark use of long tracking shots and split screens. It starred Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise and Carla ...more

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The Fury Kirk Douglas, Daryl Hannah, Jim Belushi The Fury is a 1978 supernatural thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. The film was written by John Farris, based on his novel of the same name. It starred Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, ...more

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The Bonfire of the Vanities Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis The Bonfire of the Vanities is a 1990 American comedy-drama film adaptation of the best-selling novel of the same name by Tom Wolfe, originally serialized in Rolling Stone. A critical and ...more

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The Black Dahlia Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan, Hilary Swank The Black Dahlia is a 2006 American neo noir crime thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. It is drawn from a novel of the same name by James Ellroy, writer of L.A. Confidential and stars Josh ...more

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Mission to Mars Tim Robbins, Don Cheadle, Gary Sinise Mission to Mars is a 2000 science fiction film directed by Brian De Palma from an original screenplay written by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, and Graham Yost. In 2020, a manned Mars exploration ...more

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Hi, Mom! Robert De Niro, Charles Durning, Gerrit Graham Hi, Mom! is a black comedy film by Brian De Palma, and is one of Robert De Niro's first movies. De Niro reprises his role of Jon Rubin from Greetings. In this film, Rubin is a fledgling ...more

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The Wedding Party Robert De Niro, Jill Clayburgh, Jared Martin The Wedding Party is a 1969 American film farce. Its simple plot focuses on a soon-to-be groom and his interactions with various relatives of his fiancée and members of the wedding party ...more

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Wise Guys Danny DeVito, Harvey Keitel, Patti LuPone Wise Guys is a 1986 feature film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Danny DeVito and Joe Piscopo. A comedy revolving around two small-time mobsters from Newark, New Jersey, it also features ...more

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Greetings Robert De Niro, Roz Kelly, Gerrit Graham Greetings is a 1968 film directed by Brian De Palma. A satirical film about men avoiding the Vietnam War draft, it features a young Robert De Niro in his first major role. It was the first film ...more

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Get to Know Your Rabbit Orson Welles, Katharine Ross, John Astin Get to Know Your Rabbit is a 1972 American comedy film written by Jordan Crittenden and directed by Brian De Palma.

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Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 Courteney Cox, Mary Sampaio Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 is a 2001 documentary film directed by Meiert Avis, Adam Bernstein, Peter Care, Brian De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Carol Dodds, ...more

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Redacted Don McKellar, Ohad Knoller, Abigail Savage Redacted is a 2007 American war film written and directed by Brian De Palma. It is a fictional dramatization, loosely based on the 2006 Mahmudiyah killings in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq, when U.S. Army ...more

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Murder a la Mod Lionel Stander, Barry Newman, Jared Martin Murder a la Mod is a 1968 film directed by Brian De Palma. The film was released in one cinema in New York City. It quickly disappeared not long after and was thought lost. However, the film was ...more

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Son of Tony is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Brian De Palma
Son of Tony Enrique Iglesias, Noémie Lenoir, Chazz Palminteri

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Home Movies Kirk Douglas, Nancy Allen, Vincent Gardenia Home Movies is a 1980 independent film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Kirk Douglas, Nancy Allen, Vincent Gardenia, Keith Gordon, Theresa Saldana, and Gerrit Graham. De Palma had been ...more

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Dionysus in '69 William Finley, Joan MacIntosh, Patrick McDermott Dionysus in '69 is a 1970 film by Brian De Palma. The film records a performance of The Performance Group's stage play of the same name, an adaptation of The Bacchae. It was entered into the ...more