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The Best Peter Boyle Movies

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

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

Everything from Yellowbeard to Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story is included on this list.

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


  • 1

    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks


    Directed byMel Brooks

    Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast...  more

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  • 2

    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster


    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Taxi Driver is a 1976 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Paul Schrader. Set in New York City soon after the end of the Vietnam War, the film...  more

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  • 3

    The Dream Team

    Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd


    Directed byHoward Zieff

    The Dream Team is a 1989 comedy film directed by Howard Zieff and produced by Christopher W. Knight for Imagine Entertainment and Universal Pictures. It stars Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter...  more


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  • 4


    Susan Sarandon, Peter Boyle


    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Joe is a 1970 drama film distributed by Cannon Films and starring Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick and Susan Sarandon in her film debut. The film was directed by John G. Avildsen....  more
  • 5

    Malcolm X

    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton


    Directed bySpike Lee

    Malcolm X is a 1992 American biographical drama film about the African-American activist Malcolm X. Directed and co-written by Spike Lee. The film dramatizes key events in Malcolm X's life: his...  more

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  • 6

    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs


    Directed byMarc Forster

    Monster's Ball is a 2002 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc Forster starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger. The film tells the story of a poor...  more

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  • 7

    Johnny Dangerously

    Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus


    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Johnny Dangerously is a 1984 American parody of 1930s' movies. It was directed by Amy Heckerling; its four screenwriters included Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris. The film stars Michael Keaton as an...  more

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  • 8

    The Candidate

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood


    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    The Candidate is a 1972 American satirical comedy-drama film starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle, and directed by Michael Ritchie. The screenplay, which examines the various facets and...  more

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  • 9

    The Santa Clause

    Tim Allen, Frank Welker


    Directed byJohn Pasquin

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  • 10


    Sean Connery, Peter Boyle


    Directed byPeter Hyams

    Outland is a 1981 British science fiction thriller film written and directed by Peter Hyams. The film stars Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, and Frances Sternhagen. Set on Jupiter's moon Io, it has been...  more

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  • 11

    Red Heat

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laurence Fishburne


    Directed byWalter Hill

    Red Heat is a 1988 American buddy cop action film directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, as Moscow narc Ivan Danko, and James Belushi, as Chicago detective Art Ridzik. Finding...  more

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  • 12

    Honeymoon in Vegas

    Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker


    Directed byAndrew Bergman

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  • 13

    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

    Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell


    Directed byMichael Lembeck

    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a 2006 American fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the third and final installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa Clause...  more
  • 14

    Where the Buffalo Roam

    Bill Murray, Craig T. Nelson


    Directed byArt Linson

    Where the Buffalo Roam is a 1980 American semi-biographical comedy film which loosely depicts author Hunter S. Thompson's rise to fame in the 1970s and his relationship with Chicano attorney and...  more

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  • 15

    The Adventures of Pluto Nash

    Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin


    Directed byRon Underwood

    The Adventures of Pluto Nash is a 2002 Australian-American science fiction comedy film directed by Ron Underwood and starring Eddie Murphy....  more

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  • 16

    Dr. Dolittle

    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres


    Directed byBetty Thomas

    Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to animals. The film was inspired by the series of children's...  more

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  • 17

    While You Were Sleeping

    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena


    Directed byJon Turteltaub

    While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Daniel G. Sullivan and Frederic Lebow. It stars Sandra Bullock as Lucy, a Chicago Transit Authority...  more

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  • 18


    Sylvester Stallone, Anthony Kiedis


    Directed byNorman Jewison

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  • 19


    David Bowie, John Cleese


    Directed byMel Damski

    Yellowbeard is a 1983 comedy film by Graham Chapman, along with Peter Cook, Bernard McKenna and David Sherlock. It was directed by Mel Damski, and was Marty Feldman's last film appearance....  more

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  • 20

    Born to Be Wild

    Frank Welker, John C. McGinley


    Directed byJohn Gray

    Born to Be Wild is a 1995 American family comedy film....  more
  • 21

    That Darn Cat

    Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon


    Directed byBob Spiers

    That Darn Cat is a 1997 mystery comedy film starring Christina Ricci and Doug E. Doug. It is a remake of the 1965 film That Darn Cat!, which in turn was based on the book Undercover Cat by Gordon and...  more

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  • 22

    The Santa Clause 2

    Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler


    Directed byMichael Lembeck

    The Santa Clause 2 is a 2002 American romantic comedy-holiday film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the second installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa Clause. It was filmed in...  more

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  • 23


    Sally Field, Michael Caine


    Directed byJerry Belson

    Surrender is a 1987 comedy feature film that was written and directed by Jerry Belson. It stars Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg and Iman....  more
  • 24

    The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle


    Directed byPeter Yates

    The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a 1973 film directed by Peter Yates and starring Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle. The screenplay by Paul Monash was adapted from the novel of the same name by George V....  more
  • 25

    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone


    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed is a 2004 comedy horror film directed by Raja Gosnell, written by James Gunn and released by Warner Bros. Based on the 1969–71 animated television series, Scooby-Doo,...  more

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