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The Best Peter Boyle Movies 

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Updated January 9, 2020 495 votes 96 voters 11.1k views 67 items

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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

Released: 1974

Directed by: Mel Brooks

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Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

Released: 1976

Directed by: 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

Released: 1970

Directed by: John 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.
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The Dream Team Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Lorraine Bracco

Released: 1989

Directed by: Howard Zieff

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Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

Released: 1992

Directed by: Spike 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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Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Alex Rocco

Released: 1973

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more

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Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Heath Ledger

Released: 2001

Directed by: Marc Forster

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Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus, Michael Keaton

Released: 1984

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Peter Boyle

Released: 1972

Directed by: Michael 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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Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Pasquin

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Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, John Ratzenberger

Released: 1981

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruno Mars

Released: 1992

Directed by: Andrew Bergman

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laurence Fishburne, Gina Gershon

Released: 1988

Directed by: Walter Hill

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Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

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Bill Murray, Craig T. Nelson, Peter Boyle

Released: 1980

Directed by: Art Linson

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Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock

Released: 1998

Directed by: Betty Thomas

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Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin, Rosario Dawson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Ron Underwood

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Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub

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Sylvester Stallone, Anthony Kiedis, Rod Steiger

Released: 1978

Directed by: Norman Jewison

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David Bowie, John Cleese, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1983

Directed by: Mel Damski

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Frank Welker, John C. McGinley, Peter Boyle

Released: 1995

Directed by: John Gray

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Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon, Michael McKean

Released: 1997

Directed by: Bob Spiers

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Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen

Released: 2002

Directed by: Michael Lembeck

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Sally Field, Michael Caine, Steve Guttenberg

Released: 1987

Directed by: Jerry Belson

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone, Seth Green

Released: 2004

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

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