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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.

List features Random Hearts, A Time for Dancing and more.

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

Steven Spielberg and Brian De Palma are among those who have directed Peter Coyote at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Peter Coyote Movies
Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo ...more

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Mandy Moore, Marisa Miller, Daryl Hannah A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age teen romantic drama based on the 1999 romance novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Shane West and Mandy Moore, was ...more

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Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger, Aaron Eckhart 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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Peter Coyote, Nick Mancuso 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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Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Peter Coyote 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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Peter Coyote, Fred Ward, Ed Lauter 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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Bette Midler, George Carlin, Shelley Long 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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Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Lance Henriksen 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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Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter 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 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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Danny Glover, Peter Coyote, Max Grodénchik 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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The Basket Eric Dane, Karen Allen, Peter Coyote The Basket is a 1999 film directed by Rich Cowan.

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Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch, Taryn Manning

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Joe Mantegna, Louise Fletcher, Mercedes Ruehl More Dogs Than Bones is a 2000 drama comedy film written and directed by Michael Browning.

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Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, Alfre Woodard Cross Creek is a 1983 film starring Mary Steenburgen as The Yearling author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. The film is directed by Martin Ritt and is based, in part, on Rawlings' 1942 memoir, Cross

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Exposure Peter Coyote, Tchéky Karyo, Amanda Pays 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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Ann-Margret, Tobey Maguire, Eric Dane Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story is an American television film based roughly on real-life events. It recounts the story of Jefferson, Wisconsin teacher's assistant Diane Borchardt, ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Whoopi Goldberg, Kathleen Turner Moonlight and Valentino is a 1995 dramedy film directed by David Anspaugh. The screenplay by Ellen Simon is based on her semi-autobiographical play of the same title.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Greta Scacchi A Man in Love is a 1987 French-Italian drama film directed by Diane Kurys. Her first English language film, it was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.

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Peter Coyote, Jenny Mollen, Cory Hardrict Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave is a 2005 zombie horror film directed by Ellory Elkayem, starring Cory Hardrict, John Keefe, Jenny Mollen, and Peter Coyote. It is the fifth ...more

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Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Dustin Hoffman 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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Christian Slater, Helen Slater, Dean Stockwell The Legend of Billie Jean is a 1985 American drama film, directed by Matthew Robbins.

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Teri Hatcher, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Nichols 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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Nick Nolte, James Woods, Daryl Hannah Northfork is a 2003 film directed by Michael Polish and written by Michael and Mark Polish. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2003 and later received a limited release in ...more

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Andy Dick, Judy Greer, Rachel Dratch When the evil son of Santa goes on a mission to eradicate Hanukkah, Jewish detective Mordechai Carver (Adam Goldberg) teams up with the Kwanzaa Liberation Front to put a stop to the naughty ...more

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Jeremy Renner, Julia Stiles, Forest Whitaker A Little Trip to Heaven is an Icelandic-American noir-inspired drama and thriller film from 2005, directed by Icelandic director of The Sea, Baltasar Kormákur. The film is set in the U.S. ...more

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Peter Coyote, Gary Davis, Jeffrey Skilling Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a 2005 documentary film based on the best-selling 2003 book of the same name by Fortune reporters Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind, a study of one of the ...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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Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Adjani, Virginie Ledoyen Bon Voyage is a 2003 French film directed by Jean-Paul Rappeneau starring Isabelle Adjani and Gérard Depardieu.

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Kim Cattrall, Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino Unforgettable is a 1996 thriller film with science fiction elements, directed by John Dahl, and starring Ray Liotta and Linda Fiorentino. The film is about a man named David Krane, who is ...more

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Juliette Lewis, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joshua Jackson Crooked Hearts is a 1991 film directed by Michael Bortman.

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Peter Coyote, Victoria Tennant, Carlos Palomino Strangers Kiss is a 1983 drama directed by Matthew Chapman and starring Peter Coyote, Victoria Tennant, Dan Shor and Blaine Novak. The film about which this film portrays the making, is Killer's

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Nancy Valen, Peter Coyote, Michael T. Weiss Written in Blood is a 2002, Crime, Drama & Thriller film written by David Keith Miller and directed by John Terlesky.

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Harrison Ford, Kate Mara, Edie Falco Random Hearts is a 1999 American romantic drama film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas. Based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Warren Adler, the ...more

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Tilda Swinton, Thomas Jay Ryan, Larissa Clayton Strange Culture is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. It stars Tilda Swinton and Thomas Jay Ryan. It premiered January 19, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film

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Sharon Stone, Christopher Walken, Amanda Peet Five Dollars a Day is a drama directed by Nigel Cole, produced by Capitol Films subsidiary ThinkFilm and starring Christopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Amanda Peet, and Sharon Stone. The ...more

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Anton Yelchin, Shiri Appleby, Shane West A Time for Dancing is a 2000 American drama film starring Larisa Oleynik, Shiri Appleby and Peter Coyote, and directed by Peter Gilbert. The movie is an adaptation based on the novel of the same ...more

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Ben Foster, Peter Coyote, Lubna Azabal "Will (Ben Foster) is a satellite-mapping engineer conducting a survey of Armenia. One morning at his hotel, he meets Gadarine (Lubna Azabal), an Armenian expatriate and photographer, who ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Clive Owen Hemingway & Gellhorn is an HBO biopic film about the lives of journalist Martha Gellhorn and her husband, writer Ernest Hemingway. It was directed by Philip Kaufman, and first aired on HBO ...more

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Bérénice Bejo, Peter Coyote, François Berléand The Grand Role is a 2004 comedy romance film written by Daniel Goldenberg, Steve Suissa and Sophie Tepper and directed by Steve Suissa.

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Peter Coyote, Brooke Adams, Melvyn Douglas Tell Me a Riddle is a 1980 American drama film directed by Lee Grant. The screenplay by Joyce Eliason and Alev Lytle is based on Tillie Olsen's collection of four short stories of the same name ...more

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Emmanuelle Vaugier, Peter Coyote, Michael Shanks Suddenly Naked is a 2001 drama film directed by Anne Wheeler and written by Elyse Friedman.

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Liam Neeson, Dabney Coleman, Peter Coyote Sworn to Silence is a 1987 TV film directed by Peter Levin.

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Farrah Fawcett, Rod Steiger, Carroll Baker Dalva is a 1996 tv film directed by Ken Cameron.

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Slayground Peter Coyote, Mel Smith, Billie Whitelaw Slayground is a 1983 crime-drama film directed by Terry Bedford.

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Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brenda Vaccaro Heart of Midnight is a 1988 American thriller film written and directed by Matthew Chapman and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh. The story follows a young woman with a troubled past who has a hard ...more

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Michael Rooker, Peter Coyote, Tichina Arnold Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story is a 2008 film adaptation of the book by Lela Bond Phillips that chronicles the life and death of Lena Baker, an African-American woman in Georgia. It ...more

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Mariel Hemingway, Peter Coyote, Chris Sarandon

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Kyle MacLachlan, Peter Coyote, Amy Locane Route 9 is a 1998 crime drama film written by Brendan Broderick, Rob Kerchner and directed by David Mackay.

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Soldiers of Conscience Peter Coyote