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The Best Paul Reubens Movies  

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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?"

Tim Burton and Raja Gosnell have both worked with Paul Reubens over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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Phil Hartman, Morgan Fairchild, Tim Burton
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Tim Burton in his full-length film directing debut and starring Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman. Reubens also co-wrote ...more
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Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Emma Roberts
Blow is a 2001 American biopic about the American smuggler George Jung, directed by Ted Demme. David McKenna and Nick Cassavetes adapted Bruce Porter's 1993 book for the screenplay. It is based ...more
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Ben Stiller, Tom Waits, Hank Azaria
Mystery Men is a 1999 American superhero comedy film directed by Kinka Usher and written by Neil Cuthbert and Bob Burden, loosely based on Burden's Flaming Carrot Comics, and starring Hank ...more
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Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy horror film about a Valley girl cheerleader named Buffy who learns that it is her fate to hunt vampires. The film starred Kristy ...more
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Danny DeVito, Mara Wilson, Paul Reubens
Matilda is a 1996 American fantasy comedy children's film directed and narrated by Danny DeVito. The screenplay by Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord is based on Roald Dahl's novel of the same ...more
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Dustin Diamond, Kris Kristofferson, Benicio del Toro
Big Top Pee-wee is a 1988 American comedy film and the sequel to Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and stars Paul Reubens as Pee-wee Herman, Penelope Ann Miller, Kris Kristofferson, and introducing ...more
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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Paul Reubens Movies
Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the same title directed by Henry Selick and written by Caroline Thompson.
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Sarah Jessica Parker, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright
Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Mark H. Baker and Michael Burton, about David Freeman, a 12-year-old boy who is taken by an ...more
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Paul Reubens, Phil LaMarr, John Paragon
The Pee-Wee Herman Show on Broadway is a TV program.
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Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Cheech Marin
Cheech & Chong's Next Movie is the second feature-length film by Cheech & Chong, released in 1980 by Universal Studios, and directed by Tommy Chong.
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Katy Perry, Sofía Vergara, Joan Rivers
The Smurfs is a 2011 American 3D live-action/computer-animated comedy film loosely based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo and the 1980s animated TV ...more
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Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Edie McClurg
The Pee-wee Herman Show is a 1981 comedy film directed by Marty Callner and Paul Reubens.
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Paul Reubens, Sandra Bernhard, Cheech Marin
Nice Dreams is Cheech & Chong's third feature-length film, released in 1981 by Columbia Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Paul Reubens, Stacy Keach, Evelyn Guerrero, Sandra ...more
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Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Paul Reubens
Teacher's Pet is a 2004 American animated musical comedy film based on the television series of the same name; the film ends the central storyline of the series. Produced by Disney Television ...more
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Dwayne Johnson, Danny DeVito, Paul Rudd
Reno 911!: Miami is a 2007 comedy film based on Comedy Central's Reno 911! directed by cast member Robert Ben Garant, who plays "Junior". It was released on February 23, 2007. The film ...more
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Rene Russo, Alan Cumming, Dane Cook
Buddy is a 1997 film directed by Caroline Thompson and produced by Columbia Pictures with help from Jim Henson Pictures. It starred Rene Russo as Mrs. Gertrude 'Trudy' Lintz and Robbie Coltrane ...more
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Faye Dunaway, Jason Alexander, Paul Reubens
Dunston Checks In is a 1996 American comedy film starring Eric Lloyd, Graham Sack, Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Rupert Everett, Paul Reubens, Glenn Shadix, and introducing Sam the Orangutan as ...more
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Tim Curry, Haley Joel Osment, Christopher Lee
Beauty and the Beast is an 48-minute animated film originally released on May 4, 1992, and based on the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve. Like ...more
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Courteney Cox, Jaime King, Paul Reubens
The Tripper is a 2006 slasher film which was directed by David Arquette and stars Jaime King, Thomas Jane and Lukas Haas.
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O. J. Simpson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lori Loughlin
Back to the Beach is a 1987 comedy film starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, directed by Lyndall Hobbs. The original music score is composed by Steve Dorff. The film generated a total ...more
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Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Carol Kane
Pandemonium is a 1982 comedy film spoofing horror movies. It had an ensemble cast including Eileen Brennan, Phil Hartman, Tab Hunter, Carol Kane, David Lander, Eve Arden, Paul Reubens, and Tom ...more
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Allison Janney, Paul Reubens, Charlotte Rampling
Life During Wartime is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz, which premiered at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. It is a direct, but loose sequel to his 1998 film ...more
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Star Tours Paul Reubens, Anthony Daniels, Ira Keeler
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Paul Reubens, Brian Posehn, Fred Willard
Re-Animated is a live-action/animated television film that aired on Cartoon Network on December 8, 2006. It was the first original live action/animated production produced by the network. ...more
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Ed Harris, Paul Reubens, Philip Baker Hall
Dream On! is a film which premiered in 1981 at the Festival International du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal. It was shot in 16mm film from 1975 to 1980, and was blown up to 35mm in 1984. The film's ...more