The Best Peter Falk Movies

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

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

The Great Race and Murder, Inc. are only the beginning of the films on this list.

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

Notable directors that worked with Peter Falk include names like Robert Altman, Rob Reiner and Blake Edwards. If you're a fan of Peter Falk, then check out our lists of the best Peter Lorre and Martin Landau movies as well.

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  • The Cheap Detective
    1
    Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan
    38 votes
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Robert Moore
    In this satire of film noir, Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk) is a San Francisco detective in the boozy, wise-cracking tradition of Humphrey Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon." A suspect in the murder of his ...more

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  • It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
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    Spencer Tracy, Edie Adams, Milton Berle
    41 votes
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Stanley Kramer
    The story begins during a massive traffic jam, caused by reckless driver Smiler Grogan (Jimmy Durante), who, before kicking the bucket, cryptically tells the assembled drivers that he's buried a ...more

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  • Murder by Death
    3
    Peter Falk, Peter Sellers, Truman Capote
    49 votes
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Robert Moore
    Five diverse, infamous private eyes, including Sam Diamond (Peter Falk), Sidney Wang (Peter Sellers) and Jessica Marbles (Elsa Lanchester), are invited to the mysterious Lionel Twain's castle for a ...more

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  • The Brink's Job
    4
    Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Warren Oates
    24 votes
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: William Friedkin
    On Jan. 17, 1950, a group of unlikely criminal masterminds commits the robbery of the century. Led by Tony Pino (Peter Falk), a petty thief fresh out of prison, and Joe McGinnis (Peter Boyle), who ...more
  • Columbo:Troubled Waters
    5
    Peter Falk, Robert Vaughn, Dean Stockwell
    28 votes
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Ben Gazzara
    Columbo:Troubled Waters is a 1975 crime/drama TV film written by William Driskill and directed by Ben Gazzara.
  • The In-Laws
    6
    Peter Falk, Alan Arkin, Richard Libertini
    57 votes
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Arthur Hiller
    Mild-mannered dentist Sheldon Kornpett (Alan Arkin) is uncomfortable with his daughter's marriage after meeting her future father-in-law, Vincent Ricardo (Peter Falk). Over dinner, Vince tells ...more

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