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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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Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness
This film is a 1976 American mystery comedy film with a cast featuring Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...more
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Alan Arkin, Peter Falk, Ed Begley
The In-Laws is a 1979 American action-comedy film starring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk, written by Andrew Bergman and directed by Arthur Hiller. The film was remade in 2003, with Michael Douglas, ...more
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Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant
The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
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Ann-Margret, James Cromwell, Madeline Kahn
The Cheap Detective is a 1978 American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore. It stars Peter Falk as Lou Peckinpaugh, a detective in the Humphrey Bogart mold. ...more
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Peter Falk, Robert Vaughn, Dean Stockwell
Columbo:Troubled Waters is a 1975 crime/drama TV film written by William Driskill and directed by Ben Gazzara.
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Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis
The Great Race is a 1965 American slapstick comedy Technicolor film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood, directed by Blake Edwards, written by Blake Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, ...more
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Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, Ellen Burstyn
Roommates is a 1995 American comedy-drama film, starring Peter Falk, D.B. Sweeney and Julianne Moore, directed by Peter Yates. The original music score was composed by Elmer Bernstein. The film ...more
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Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Paul Sorvino
The Brink's Job is a 1978 film directed by William Friedkin and starring Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands, and Paul Sorvino. It is based on the Brink's ...more
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Ann-Margret, Bette Davis, Peter Falk
Pocketful of Miracles is a 1961 American comedy film starring Bette Davis and Glenn Ford, and directed by Frank Capra. The screenplay by Hal Kanter and Harry Tugend is based on the screenplay ...more
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Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Will Smith
Shark Tale is a 2004 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson, Bibo Bergeron and Rob Letterman. The film features an ensemble cast Will ...more
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Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson, Fred Armisen
Griffin & Phoenix is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Ed Stone.
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Peter Falk, Bruno Ganz, Solveig Dommartin
Wings of Desire is a 1987 Franco-German romantic fantasy film directed by Wim Wenders. The film is about invisible, immortal angels who populate Berlin and listen to the thoughts of the human ...more
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Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Gavin MacLeod
The Party is a 1968 comedy film directed by Blake Edwards, starring Peter Sellers and Claudine Longet. The film has a very loose structure, and essentially serves as a series of set pieces for ...more
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Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Charles Horvath
A Woman Under the Influence is a 1974 American drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes. It focuses on a woman whose unusual behavior leads her husband to commit her for psychiatric ...more
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Peter Falk, Charles Durning, Tom Courtenay
Happy New Year is a 1987 film starring Peter Falk, directed by John G. Avildsen. The screenplay was written by Warren Lane, based on the French film La bonne année. The director of the ...more
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Peter Falk, Sarah Vaughan, Stuart Whitman
Murder, Inc. is a 1960 American gangster film starring Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Henry Morgan, Peter Falk, and Simon Oakland. The Cinemascope movie was directed by Burt Balaban and Stuart ...more
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Zach Galifianakis, Peter Falk, Chris Kattan
Corky Romano is a 2001 American comedy film starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan. Also starring are Fred Ward, Vinessa Shaw, Chris Penn, and Peter Berg. The movie was ...more
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Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty
Mikey and Nicky is a 1976 film written and directed by Elaine May. Originally intended as a summer 1976 release, then moved to Christmas 1976 due to editing problems, Mikey and Nicky was ...more
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Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story Peter Falk, Jill Clayburgh, Sally Kirkland
Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story is a 1976 film directed by Daryl Duke.
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Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby
Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby. The picture features Peter Falk, ...more
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Jessica Biel, Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore
Next is a 2007 American science-fiction action thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and stars Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel. The film's original script was very loosely based ...more
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Valerie Bertinelli, Peter Falk, William Russ
Finding John Christmas is a 2003 television movie that first aired on CBS. The film is a sequel to the 2001 television movie A Town Without Christmas.
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Sean Combs, Famke Janssen, Dustin Diamond
Made is a 2001 American comedy film written and directed by Jon Favreau. It stars Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Peter Falk, and Sean Combs. It was Favreau's directorial debut.
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Wesley Snipes, Master P, Peter Falk
Undisputed is a 2002 American sports film written, produced and directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames. The film was released in the United States on August 23, ...more