The Best Peter Coyote Movies

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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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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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  • 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 forced ...more
  • After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, ...more
  • Bombastic wannabe actress Sandy Borzinsky (Bette Midler) and persnickety Hollywood hopeful Lauren Ames (Shelley Long) land in the same popular acting class and immediately find they can't stand one ...more
  • During the Vietnam War, a squad of National Guardsmen -- including Hardin (Powers Boothe), a no-nonsense Texan; Reece (Fred Ward), a hunter; and Spencer (Keith Carradine), a sensible private -- take ...more
  • Erin Brockovich (Julia Roberts) is a woman in a tight spot. Following a car accident in which Erin is not at fault, Erin pleads with her attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her at his law firm. ...more
  • Lawyer Teddy Barnes reluctantly takes up the case of publisher Jack Forrester, who is accused of murdering his wife for her money. As the trial develops, she is kept guessing right to the very last ...more
  • In the late 1920s, columnist Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (Mary Steenburgen) moves to Cross Creek, Fla., to dedicate herself to writing a serious novel. Despite her husband's eventual departure, the ...more
  • Blue (Peter Coyote) and Eli (Nick Mancuso) are buddies living in a bohemian subculture of Los Angeles. Blue is an artist waiting for recognition, while Eli is a businessman waiting for his father to ...more
  • 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 scored, ...more
  • 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 previous ...more
  • A young woman who is getting back on her feet after a mental breakdown, Carol Rivers (Jennifer Jason Leigh) discovers that her late uncle has left her a rundown nightclub. Carol decides to renovate ...more
  • A Nevada sheriff's (Peter Coyote) quiet job turns dangerous when his deputies (Kyle MacLachlan, Wade Andrew Williams) take a fortune in drug money.
  • 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 was ...more
  • 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 installment ...more
  • "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 has ...more
  • As a child, Mordechai Carver (Adam Goldberg) was teased mercilessly for his Jewish heritage by his gentile Christmas-celebrating classmates and neighbors. That has all changed: Mordechai is now a ...more
  • Written in Blood is a 2002, Crime, Drama & Thriller film written by David Keith Miller and directed by John Terlesky.
  • While on an airplane, female gangster Victoria Galletti (Mercedes Ruehl) decides to stash $1 million in dirty money in the luggage of Raj Lukla (Chaim Jerrafi), a foreigner visiting his nephew. ...more
  • 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, who ...more
  • This documentary explores the fall of the Enron Corporation, arguably the most shocking example of modern corporate corruption. The company is linked with several illegal schemes, including ...more
  • 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 the ...more
  • A woman in her 30s loses her husband but gains a closer kinship with a group of friends and family. Rebecca Trager Lott (Elizabeth Perkins) is a professor whose husband has died in a traffic ...more
  • A picturesque Pacific Northwest community raising its wheat and children in the midst of a nation reeling from World War I sets the stage for "The Basket." In a time of pain and prejudice woven ...more
  • 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 Dr. ...more