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The Best Peter Boyle Movies

Updated January 9, 2020 941 votes 98 voters 11.2k views67 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?"

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    Joe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Joe

    Susan Sarandon, Peter Boyle

    Released1970

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Joe is a 1970 drama film distributed by Cannon Films and starring Peter Boyle, Dennis Patrick... more on Wikipedia
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    Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Taxi Driver

    Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster

    Released1976

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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    The Dream Team is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    The Dream Team

    Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd

    Released1989

    Directed byHoward Zieff

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    Malcolm X is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Malcolm X

    Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton

    Released1992

    Directed bySpike Lee

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    Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Young Frankenstein

    Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks

    Released1974

    Directed byMel Brooks

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    Monster's Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs

    Released2001

    Directed byMarc Forster

    Monster's Ball is a 2001 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc... more on Wikipedia

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    Johnny Dangerously is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Johnny Dangerously

    Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus

    Released1984

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

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    The Candidate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    The Candidate

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood

    Released1972

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    The Candidate is a 1972 American satirical comedy-drama film starring Robert Redford and Peter... more on Wikipedia

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    The Santa Clause is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    The Santa Clause

    Tim Allen, Frank Welker

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

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    Red Heat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Red Heat

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1988

    Directed byWalter Hill

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    Outland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Outland

    Sean Connery, Peter Boyle

    Released1981

    Directed byPeter Hyams

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    Honeymoon in Vegas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Honeymoon in Vegas

    Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released1992

    Directed byAndrew Bergman

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    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

    Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael Lembeck

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    Where the Buffalo Roam is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Where the Buffalo Roam

    Bill Murray, Craig T. Nelson

    Released1980

    Directed byArt Linson

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    The Adventures of Pluto Nash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    The Adventures of Pluto Nash

    Eddie Murphy, Alec Baldwin

    Released2002

    Directed byRon Underwood

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    Dr. Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Dr. Dolittle

    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1998

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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    While You Were Sleeping is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    While You Were Sleeping

    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

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  • 18
    F.I.S.T is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    F.I.S.T

    Sylvester Stallone, Anthony Kiedis

    Released1978

    Directed byNorman Jewison

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    Yellowbeard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Yellowbeard

    David Bowie, John Cleese

    Released1983

    Directed byMel Damski

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    Surrender is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Surrender

    Sally Field, Michael Caine

    Released1987

    Directed byJerry Belson

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    Born to Be Wild is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Born to Be Wild

    Frank Welker, John C. McGinley

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Gray

    Born to Be Wild is a 1995 American family comedy film.
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    That Darn Cat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    That Darn Cat

    Christina Ricci, Dyan Cannon

    Released1997

    Directed byBob Spiers

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    The Santa Clause 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    The Santa Clause 2

    Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler

    Released2002

    Directed byMichael Lembeck

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    The Friends of Eddie Coyle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle

    Released1973

    Directed byPeter Yates

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    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleash is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Peter Boyle Movies
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    Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alicia Silverstone

    Released2004

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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