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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?"

Notable directors that worked with Peter Boyle include names like Martin Scorsese, Marc Forster and Raja Gosnell. Movie fans who love Peter Boyle have also been known to enjoy films starring Rod Steiger and Leonard Nimoy.

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Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder 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 ...more

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin 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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Susan Sarandon, Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick 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.

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Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Lorraine Bracco 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, ...more

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Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela 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 stars Denzel Washington in the title role, as ...more

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Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Heath Ledger Monster's Ball is a 2001 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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Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus, Michael Keaton Johnny Dangerously is a 1984 American parody of 1930s' crime/gangster movies. It was directed by Amy Heckerling; its four screenwriters included Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris. The film stars ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Alex Rocco The Friends of Eddie Coyle is a 1973 crime 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 ...more

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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Peter Boyle 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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Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle The Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy and it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruno Mars 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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Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, John Ratzenberger 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 ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock 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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Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler 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 ...more

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Bill Murray, Craig T. Nelson, Peter Boyle 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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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Gershon 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. ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman 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 ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Anthony Kiedis, Rod Steiger F.I.S.T. is a 1978 film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sylvester Stallone. Stallone plays Johnny Kovak, a Cleveland warehouse worker who becomes involved in the labor union leadership ...more

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David Bowie, John Cleese, Madeline Kahn 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.

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

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Frank Welker, John C. McGinley, Peter Boyle Born to Be Wild is a 1995 American family comedy film.

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Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon, Michael McKean 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 ...more

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Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen 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 ...more

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green 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, ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry The Shadow is a 1994 American superhero film, directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller, Ian McKellen, Peter Boyle, Jonathan Winters and Tim Curry. It ...more

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Sally Field, Michael Caine, Mark Harmon Beyond the Poseidon Adventure is a 1979 American disaster film, a sequel to the 1972 film The Poseidon Adventure. It was directed by Irwin Allen and starred Michael Caine and Sally Field. The ...more

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Marilu Henner, Peter Boyle, Sylvia Sidney Hammett is a 1982 homage to noir films and pulp fiction produced by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Wim Wenders. The film is a fictionalized story about writer Dashiell Hammett, based on ...more

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George C. Scott, Ed Begley, Jr. Hardcore is a 1979 American crime drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader and starring George C. Scott, Peter Boyle and Season Hubley. The story concerns a father searching for his ...more

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Kim Cattrall, Timothy Hutton, Peter Boyle Turk 182! is a 1985 film starring Timothy Hutton, Robert Urich, Kim Cattrall, Robert Culp and Peter Boyle. It is also one of the first movies to receive a PG-13 rating.

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Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg 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.

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Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino The Brink's Job is a 1978 film directed by William Friedkin and starring Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands, and Paul Sorvino. It is based on the Brink's ...more

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Malcolm McDowell, Charles Dance, Peter Boyle One doctor uses live patients for his experiments while another one kills them in a twisted plot of revenge. A boy who witnesses his brother being killed during surgery, grows up to become a ...more

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Candice Bergen, Larry Hagman, Richard Mulligan The Group is a 1966 ensemble film directed by Sidney Lumet based on the novel of the same name by Mary McCarthy about a group of female graduates from a Vassar-like college during the early ...more

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Alice Cooper, Frank Langella, Peter Boyle Diary of a Mad Housewife is a 1970 comedy-drama film about a frustrated wife portrayed by Carrie Snodgress. Snodgress was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won a Golden Globe ...more

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Peter Boyle, Robert Forster, Peter Bonerz Medium Cool is a 1969 American drama film written and directed by Haskell Wexler and starring Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill and Harold Blankenship. It takes place in ...more

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Christopher Eccleston, Peter Boyle, Miguel Sandoval Death and the Compass is a 1992 American thriller film written and directed by Alex Cox, based on Jorge Luis Borges' short story of the same name. It stars Peter Boyle, Miguel Sandoval and ...more

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Ed Harris, Joe Strummer, Marlee Matlin Walker is a 1987 American-Mexican Acid Western film directed by Alex Cox and starring Ed Harris, Richard Masur, Rene Auberjonois, Peter Boyle, Sy Richardson, Xander Berkeley, Alfonso Arau, ...more

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James Earl Jones, Anjelica Huston, Robert Shaw Swashbuckler is a romantic adventure film produced in the U.S. by Universal Studios and released in 1976. The film is based on the story “The Scarlet Buccaneer”, written by Paul Wheeler and ...more

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Aki Maeda, Tetsurō Tamba, Takayuki Yamada The Cat Returns is a 2002 Japanese animated drama film directed by Hiroyuki Morita of Studio Ghibli. A spin-off of Whisper of the Heart, it was theatrically released in Japan on July 19, 2002 ...more

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Eli Wallach, Henry Winkler, Rip Torn Crazy Joe is a 1974 crime film directed by Carlo Lizzani.

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Alyssa Milano, Brooke Shields, John Candy Speed Zone, released in 1989, is a comedy set around an illegal cross-country race. The premise is that all the racers are arrested before the race begins, and the sponsors have to quickly line ...more

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Patton Oswalt, April Bowlby, Peter Boyle All Roads Lead Home is a feature film released on September 26, 2008. Directed by Dennis Fallon, it stars Peter Boyle, Patton Oswalt, Jason London, Vivien Cardone, Vanessa Branch, Peter Coyote, ...more

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Burgess Meredith, Peter Boyle, John Forsythe Tail Gunner Joe is a 1977 television movie dramatizing the life of U.S. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, a Wisconsin Republican who claimed knowledge of communist infiltration of the U.S. government ...more

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Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty, Cloris Leachman Role Model: Gene Wilder is a (2008) (Biography,Documentary) film written and directed by Robert Trachtenberg.

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Peter Boyle, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Anderson In the Lake of the Woods is a 1996 film directed by Carl Schenkel.

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Mario Van Peebles, Morris Chestnut, Peter Boyle In the Line of Duty: Street War is an action film which was released in 1992. It is about a New York City Housing Authority policeman whose partner is killed and he seeks revenge for the

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James Caan, Peter Boyle, Sally Kellerman Slither is a 1973 comedy film starring James Caan. It was directed by Howard Zieff. This was the first screenplay by W. D. Richter, who went on to adapt stories like Invasion of the Body ...more

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Angela Bassett, Karen Allen, Richard Jenkins Challenger is a 1990 American television film based on the events surrounding the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Its production was somewhat controversial as the families of the astronauts ...more

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Brian Austin Green, Peter Boyle, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa Kickboxer 2: The Road Back is a 1991 martial arts film directed by Albert Pyun. It is the first sequel to the 1989 film Kickboxer.

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Charlton Heston, Jack Palance, Peter Boyle Solar Crisis is a 1990 science fiction film from Japan America Picture Company. The screenplay was written by Joe Gannon and Tedi Sarafian, based on the novel Kuraishisu niju-goju nen by Takeshi ...more