The Best Peter Coyote Movies 

Updated September 21, 2019 629 votes 116 voters 14.3k views 81 items

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

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

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestri... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Peter Coyote Movies
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote

Released: 2002

Directed by: Adam Shankman

A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic tragedy film directed by Adam Shankman, based on the 1999 novel by Nicholas Sparks. Popular rebel Landon Carter (Shane West) is ...more

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Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Susannah Grant. The film is a dramatization of the true story of Erin Brockovich, portrayed by Julia ...more

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Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Peter Coyote

Released: 1981

Directed by: Walter Hill

Southern Comfort is an American action/thriller film directed by Walter Hill and written by Michael Kane, and Hill and his longtime collaborator David Giler. It stars Keith Carradine, Powers ...more
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Bette Midler, George Carlin, Shelley Long

Released: 1987

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Outrageous Fortune is a 1987 American film written by Leslie Dixon, directed by Arthur Hiller, and stars Shelley Long and Bette Midler. The title is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet. The film was ...more
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Peter Coyote, Nick Mancuso

Released: 1984

Directed by: Bobby Roth

Heartbreakers is a 1984 drama film starring Peter Coyote and Nick Mancuso. It was written and directed by Bobby Roth. The film was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Lance Henriksen

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, and Peter Coyote. Robert Loggia received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in this film. It is a ...more
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Peter Coyote, Fred Ward, Ed Lauter

Released: 1982

Directed by: William Dear

Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, directed by William Dear, is a 1982 time travel-influenced action film starring Fred Ward as Lyle Swann, a cross country dirt bike racer. The movie was ...more

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Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

Patch Adams is a 1998 semi-biographical comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bob Gunton. Directed by Tom Shadyac, it is based on the life story of ...more

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Jennifer Coolidge, Norm Macdonald, Peter Coyote

Released: 2008

Directed by: Craig Shapiro

Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief is a 2008 American comedy film, starring Kyla Pratt. Like its predecessor, Dr. Dolittle 3 in 2006, it was released direct to DVD on March 4, 2008. As in the ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner

Released: 1995

Directed by: David Anspaugh

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Ann-Margret, Tobey Maguire, Eric Dane

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Patterson

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Christian Slater, Helen Slater, Dean Stockwell

Released: 1985

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

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The Basket Eric Dane, Karen Allen, Peter Coyote

Released: 1999

Directed by: Rich Cowan

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Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, Alfre Woodard

Released: 1983

Directed by: Martin Ritt

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Joe Mantegna, Louise Fletcher, Mercedes Ruehl

Released: 2000

Directed by: Michael Browning

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Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch, Taryn Manning

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tonya S. Holly

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Exposure Peter Coyote, Tchéky Karyo, Amanda Pays

Released: 1991

Directed by: Walter Salles

A Grande Arte, is a 1991 Brazilian movie directed by Walter Salles Jr. and starring Peter Coyote. Loosely based on the book A Grande Arte by Brazilian Rubem Fonseca, it is one of the first ...more
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Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1998

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Sphere is a 1998 science fiction psychological thriller film, directed and produced by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, and Samuel L. Jackson. Sphere was based on the ...more

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Danny Glover, Peter Coyote, Max Grodénchik

Released: 1982

Directed by: Eli Hollander

Deadly Drifter is a satirical 1982 film directed by Eli Hollander. The film is based on Ronald Sukenick's 1973 novel, OUT. It stars Peter Coyote, O-Lan Jones, and Danny Glover. The movie tells ...more
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Peter Coyote, Gary Davis, Jeffrey Skilling

Released: 2005

Directed by: Alex Gibney

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Andy Dick, Judy Greer, Rachel Dratch

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jonathan Kesselman

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Greta Scacchi

Released: 1987

Directed by: Diane Kurys

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Teri Hatcher, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Nichols

Released: 2007

Directed by: Rod Lurie

Resurrecting the Champ is a 2007 American drama sports film directed by Rod Lurie. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Michael Bortman and Allison Burnett, based on a Los ...more
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Nancy Valen, Peter Coyote, Michael T. Weiss

Released: 2002

Directed by: John Terlesky

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