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The Best Paul Reubens Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 474 votes 52 voters 6.0k views31 items

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

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

List features films like South of Heaven, West of Hell, The Nightmare Before Christmas and more!

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

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    Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson

    Released1996

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    Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank

    Released1992

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  • The Nightmare Before Christmas3
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    The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara

    Released1993

    Directed byHenry Selick

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  • Flight of the Navigator4
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    Flight of the Navigator

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens

    Released1986

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

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  • Pee-wee's Big Adventure5
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    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    Phil Hartman, Morgan Fairchild

    Released1985

    Directed byTim Burton

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    The Smurfs

    Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara

    Released2011

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    Cheech & Chong's Next Movie

    Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens

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    Directed byTommy Chong

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    The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway

    Paul Reubens, Phil LaMarr

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    Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally

    Released2004

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    Paul Reubens, Sandra Bernhard

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  • Blow11
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    Blow

    Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz

    Released2001

    Directed byTed Demme

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  • Reno 911!: Miami12
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    Reno 911!: Miami

    Dwayne Johnson, Danny DeVito

    Released2007

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  • Mystery Men13
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    Mystery Men

    Ben Stiller, Tom Waits

    Released1999

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  • Dunston Checks In14
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    Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander

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  • Buddy15
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    Buddy

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    Star Tours

    Paul Reubens, Anthony Daniels

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  • Re-Animated17
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    Re-Animated

    Paul Reubens, Brian Posehn

    Released2006

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  • Dream On!18
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    Ed Harris, Paul Reubens

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    100 Years of Comedy

    Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray

    Released1997

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    Paul Reubens, Dabney Coleman

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    Escape from Planet Earth

    Jessica Alba, Sofía Vergara

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    Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones

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    Vince Vaughn, Billy Bob Thornton

    Released2000

    Directed byDwight Yoakam

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    Beauty and the Beast

    Tim Curry, Haley Joel Osment

    Released1994

    Directed byDiane Eskenazi, Andy Knight

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    Back to the Beach

    O. J. Simpson, Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Released1987

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