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The Best Pat Morita Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 347 votes 56 voters 8.9k views 63 items

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

If you think the best Pat Morita role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Pat Morita 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 Babes in Toyland and Jimmy the Kid, in it.

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Elisabeth Shue, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita

Released: 1984

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

The Karate Kid is a 1984 American martial arts romantic drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, who was 22 years old during principal ...more

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Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Tamlyn Tomita

Released: 1986

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

The Karate Kid, Part II is a 1986 American martial arts film. A sequel to 1984's The Karate Kid, Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita reprise their respective roles as young karate student Daniel ...more

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#942 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #134 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #974 of 1,199 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

Released: 1976

Directed by: Jack Smight

Midway, released in the United Kingdom as Battle of Midway and in the US on video as The Battle of Midway, is a 1976 Technicolor film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Walter Mirisch from ...more

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Uma Thurman, Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1993 American comedy-drama-romance film based on Tom Robbins' 1976 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Gus Van Sant and starred an ensemble cast led ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruno Mars

Released: 1992

Directed by: Andrew Bergman

Honeymoon in Vegas is a 1992 comedy film directed by Andrew Bergman and starring Nicolas Cage, James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing

Released: 1967

Directed by: George Roy Hill

Thoroughly Modern Millie is a 1967 American musical film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. The screenplay by Richard Morris focuses on a naive young woman who finds herself ...more

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#1,263 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #78 of 373 The Best Musical Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively

Released: 1989

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

The Karate Kid, Part III is a 1989 martial arts film, and the second sequel to the hit motion picture The Karate Kid. The film stars Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki Morita and Robyn Lively. As was the ...more

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#436 of 571 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked #108 of 118 Movies That Need Sequels

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Don Knotts, Pat Morita, Barbara Rhoades

Released: 1968

Directed by: Alan Rafkin

The Shakiest Gun in the West is a 1968 Western comedy film starring Don Knotts. It was directed by Alan Rafkin and written by Jim Fritzell and Everett Greenbaum. The film is a remake of The ...more

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#304 of 1,017 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #17 of 25 The Best Movies About Dentists

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Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan

Released: 1996

Directed by: Rick Friedberg

Spy Hard is a 1996 American spy comedy film parody starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette Sheridan, parodying James Bond films and other action films. The introduction to the movie is sung by ...more

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#11 of 25 The Funniest Crime Parodies and Spoof Movies, Ranked #16 of 27 The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made #156 of 163 The Best Spy Movies

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Drew Barrymore, Keanu Reeves, Pat Morita

Released: 1986

Directed by: Clive Donner

Babes in Toyland is a 1986 television film directed by Clive Donner which stars Drew Barrymore, Richard Mulligan, and Keanu Reeves. The film is based on the operetta of the same title by Victor ...more
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Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh, Ming-Na Wen

Released: 2005

Directed by: Darrell Rooney

Mulan II is a 2004 American direct-to-video Disney animated film directed by Darrell Rooney and Lynne Southerland and is a sequel to the 1998 animated film Mulan. The entire cast from the first ...more

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Hilary Swank, Pat Morita, Walton Goggins

Released: 1994

Directed by: Christopher Cain

The Next Karate Kid is a 1994 American martial arts drama film starring Pat Morita and Hilary Swank. It is the fourth and final film in the original The Karate Kid series. It was directed by ...more

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#24 of 233 The Worst Sequels Of All Time #21 of 25 The 25+ Best Sports Movies for Kids #9 of 10 10 Best Movie Remakes With Female Stars

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Ringo Starr, John Stamos, Sammy Davis

Released: 1985

Directed by: Harry Harris

Alice in Wonderland is a two-part film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice books. An Irwin Allen production, it was a special made for television and used a huge all-star cast of notable actors ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Madeline Kahn, Pat Morita

Released: 1984

Directed by: Steven Paul

Slapstick of Another Kind is an American comic science fiction film. It was filmed in 1982, and released in March 1984 by both The S. Paul Company/Serendipity Entertainment Releasing Company and ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Milton Berle, Penny Marshall

Released: 1972

Directed by: Jerry Paris

Evil Roy Slade is a 1972 made-for-television spoof-Western comedy film about the "meanest villain in the West". It was directed by Jerry Paris and co-produced and co-written by Garry
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Haley Joel Osment, Mark Harmon, Pat Morita

Released: 1999

Directed by: Bob Clark

I'll Remember April is a 1999 film starring Pat Morita, Pam Dawber, Haley Joel Osment, Mark Harmon and Yuki Tokuhiro. It was directed by Bob Clark.
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Chevy Chase, Jaime Pressly, Jon Voight

Released: 2004

Directed by: Bob Clark

The Karate Dog is a 2004 television film directed by Bob Clark and produced by Frank Hübner. It stars Chevy Chase, Simon Rex, Jon Voight, and Jaime Pressly. Nicollette Sheridan and Pat ...more
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Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bissett, William Holden

Released: 1980

Directed by: James Goldstone

When Time Ran Out is a disaster film released in 1980, starring Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Burgess Meredith, Valentina ...more

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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jaime Pressly, Danny Trejo

Released: 1999

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Inferno is a 1999 American action film directed by John G. Avildsen, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Danny Trejo and Pat Morita. Eddie Lomax is a veteran soldier sick of life, wandering the ...more
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Charlton Heston, Pat Morita, Julia Nickson-Soul

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Genghis Khan, a 1992 film, began shooting in Kyrgyzstan by Kyrgyz director Tolomush Okeyev but, after several weeks of much expense in project development, preparation, and pre-production, the ...more
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Lauren Holly, Pat Morita, Hunter Tylo

Released: 2005

Directed by: Eric Hendershot

Down and Derby is a 2005 comedy film about a Cub Scouts' pinewood derby race. The cars in the race are meant to be built from kits by Cub Scouts with appropriate adult supervision, but in Down ...more
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High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story Pat Morita, Michael Nouri, Michael Imperioli

Released: 2003

Directed by: A. W. Vidmer

High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story is a 2003 biopic focusing on the life of American professional poker and gin player Stu Ungar. Stuey is the film's alternate title. The film features cameos from ...more
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Jay Leno, Pat Morita, Ernie Hudson

Released: 1989

Directed by: Lewis Teague

Collision Course is a 1989 action-comedy film starring Jay Leno as a Detroit police officer and Pat Morita as a Japanese officer forced to work together to recover a Japanese turbocharger stolen ...more
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Pat Morita, Erik Estrada, Efren Ramirez

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand

King Cobra is a 1999 Trimark Pictures direct to video horror/sci-fi film about an escaped genetically engineered hybrid of an Asian King Cobra and an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. The film ...more