Entertainment 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Basket Eric Dane, Karen Allen, Peter Coyote
The Basket is a 1999 film directed by Rich Cowan.
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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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Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch, Taryn Manning
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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