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The Best Peter Coyote Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 1.3k votes 118 voters 14.6k views81 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-Terrestrial

    Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and...  more

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    A Walk to Remember

    Shane West, Mandy Moore
    A Walk to Remember is a 2002 American coming-of-age romantic tragedy film directed by Adam...  more

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    #34 of 173 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#43 of 96 The Best Film Adaptations Of Young Adult Novels

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    Erin Brockovich

    Julia Roberts, Marg Helgenberger
    Erin Brockovich is a 2000 biographical film directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by...  more

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    Southern Comfort

    Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe
    Southern Comfort is an American action/thriller film directed by Walter Hill and written by...  more
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    Jagged Edge

    Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close
    Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, and Peter Coyote. Robert Loggia...  more
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    Heartbreakers

    Peter Coyote, Nick Mancuso
    Heartbreakers is a 1984 drama film starring Peter Coyote and Nick Mancuso. It was written and...  more
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    Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, directed by William Dear, is a 1982 time...  more
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    Patch Adams

    Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Patch Adams is a 1998 semi-biographical comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Monica...  more

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    Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief

    Jennifer Coolidge, Norm Macdonald
    Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief is a 2008 American comedy film, starring Kyla Pratt. Like its...  more
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    Moonlight and Valentino

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Whoopi Goldberg
    Moonlight and Valentino is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by David Anspaugh starring...  more
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    Seduced by Madness

    Ann-Margret, Tobey Maguire
    Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story is an American television film based roughly on...  more
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    The Legend of Billie Jean

    Christian Slater, Helen Slater
    The Legend of Billie Jean is a 1985 American drama film, directed by Matthew Robbins....  more

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    More Dogs Than Bones

    Joe Mantegna, Louise Fletcher
    More Dogs Than Bones is a 2000 drama comedy film written and directed by Michael Browning....  more
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    The Story of Bonnie and Clyde

    Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch
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    The Basket

    Eric Dane, Karen Allen
    The Basket is a 1999 film directed by Rich Cowan....
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    Cross Creek

    Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen
    Cross Creek is a 1983 film starring Mary Steenburgen as The Yearling author Marjorie Kinnan...  more
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    Exposure

    Peter Coyote, Tchéky Karyo
    A Grande Arte, is a 1991 Brazilian movie directed by Walter Salles Jr. and starring Peter...  more
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    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

    Peter Coyote, Gary Davis
    Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is a 2005 documentary film based on the best-selling 2003...  more
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    Sphere

    Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson
    Sphere is a 1998 science fiction psychological thriller film, directed and produced by Barry...  more

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    The Hebrew Hammer

    Andy Dick, Judy Greer
    When the evil son of Santa goes on a mission to eradicate Hanukkah, Jewish detective Mordechai...  more
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    Out

    Danny Glover, Peter Coyote
    Deadly Drifter is a satirical 1982 film directed by Eli Hollander. The film is based on Ronald...  more
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    Written in Blood

    Nancy Valen, Peter Coyote
    Written in Blood is a 2002, Crime, Drama & Thriller film written by David Keith Miller and...  more
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    Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave is a 2005 zombie horror film directed by Ellory...  more

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    A Man in Love

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Claudia Cardinale
    A Man in Love is a 1987 French-Italian drama film directed by Diane Kurys. Her first English...  more
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    Strange Culture

    Tilda Swinton, Thomas Jay Ryan
    Strange Culture is a 2007 American documentary film directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson. It stars...  more