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The Best Paul Williams Movies  

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

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

List includes Battle for the Planet of the Apes, The Chase and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Paul Williams movies?" and "What are the greatest Paul Williams roles of all time?"
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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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The Ghastly Love of Johnny X Paul Williams, Kevin McCarthy, Creed Bratton
The Ghastly Love of Johnny X is a 2011 sci fi fantasy musical comedy film written by Steve Bingen, Paul Bunnell, Mark D. Murphy, and George Wagner and directed by Paul Bunnell.
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Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor
The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more
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Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason
Smokey and the Bandit is a 1977 Technicolor American action comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Patrick McCormick, Paul Williams and Mike Henry. It ...more
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Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Kelly Hu
The Doors is a 1991 American biopic about the 1960-70s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone.
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Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Paul Williams
Bugsy Malone is a 1976 British-American musical film, directed by Alan Parker. Set in Chicago, the film is loosely based on events from the early 1920s to 1931 during Prohibition, specifically ...more
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Ann-Margret, James Cromwell, Madeline Kahn
The Cheap Detective is a 1978 American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore. It stars Peter Falk as Lou Peckinpaugh, a detective in the Humphrey Bogart mold. ...more
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Headless Body in Topless Bar 1995 Paul Williams, David Selby, Raymond J. Barry
Headless Body in Topless Bar is a 1995 thriller and drama film written by Peter Koper and directed by James Bruce.
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James Coburn, Milton Berle, John Gielgud
The Loved One is a 1965 black and white comedy film about a business in Los Angeles, which is based on The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy, a short satirical novel by Evelyn Waugh. It was ...more
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Jessica Biel, Kate Bosworth, Ian Somerhalder
The Rules of Attraction is a 2002 black comedy film written and directed by Roger Avary, based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. It stars James van der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, ...more
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John Huston, John Landis, Roddy McDowall
Battle for the Planet of the Apes is a 1973 science fiction film directed by J. Lee Thompson. It is the fifth and final entry in the original Planet of the Apes series produced by Arthur P. ...more
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Smokey and the Bandit II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Paul Williams Movies
Terry Bradshaw, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds
Smokey and the Bandit II is a 1980 comedy film released on August 15, 1980 in the United States. It is the sequel to the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit. The film stars Burt Reynolds, Sally ...more
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Erin Moran, Estelle Parsons, Melvin Van Peebles
Watermelon Man is a 1970 American comedy-drama film, directed by Melvin Van Peebles. Written by Herman Raucher, it tells the story of an extremely bigoted 1960's era White insurance salesman ...more
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Lindsay Lohan, Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman
Georgia Rule is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Garry Marshall and starring Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Garrett Hedlund, and Cary Elwes. The ...more
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Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford
The Chase is a 1966 Technicolor American drama film in Panavision directed by Arthur Penn and starring Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, and Robert Redford, about a series of events set into motion by ...more
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Rooster Jill St. John, Pamela Hensley, Delta Burke
Rooster is a 1982 made-for-TV film, starring Paul Williams and Pat McCormick who were reunited after their pairing in the Smokey and the Bandit movies. Rooster is an unsold television pilot ...more
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Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens, Cicely Tyson
The Women of Brewster Place is an American television miniseries that was broadcast on March 19 and 20, 1989 on ABC. The miniseries is based upon the critically acclaimed 1982 novel of the same ...more
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Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 is the sequel to Smokey and the Bandit and Smokey and the Bandit II, starring Jackie Gleason, Jerry Reed, Paul Williams, Pat McCormick, Mike Henry and Colleen Camp. ...more
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Brad Garrett, Paul Williams, Richard Portnow
Postal Worker is a 1998 film directed by Jeffrey F. Jackson.