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The Best Peter Gallagher Movies

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

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

Items include everything from Adam to The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez.

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    While You Were Sleeping
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    While You Were Sleeping

    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

    While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written... more on Wikipedia
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    The Idolmaker
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    The Idolmaker

    Maureen McCormick, Olympia Dukakis

    Released1980

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    The Idolmaker is a 1980 American musical drama starring Ray Sharkey, Peter Gallagher, Paul... more on Wikipedia
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    Bob Roberts
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    Bob Roberts

    Susan Sarandon, Jack Black

    Released1992

    Directed byTim Robbins

    Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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    Short Cuts
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    Short Cuts

    Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore

    Released1993

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Short Cuts is a 1993 American drama film directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay... more on Wikipedia

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    The Player
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    The Player

    Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Altman

    The Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by... more on Wikipedia

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    Malice
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    Malice

    Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released1993

    Directed byHarold Becker

    Malice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron... more on Wikipedia

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    Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
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    Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Heather Graham

    Released1994

    Directed byAlan Rudolph

    Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle is a 1994 American film scripted by screenwriter/director... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
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    To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Pressman

    To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday is a 1996 American romantic drama film directed by Michael... more on Wikipedia

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    Sex, Lies, and Videotape
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    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Andie MacDowell, James Spader

    Released1989

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    This film is a 1989 American independent drama film that brought director Steven Soderbergh to... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    House on Haunted Hill
    16
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    House on Haunted Hill

    Ali Larter, Famke Janssen

    Released1999

    Directed byWilliam Malone

    House on Haunted Hill is a 1999 American horror film, directed by William Malone and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    The Underneath
    14
    5

    The Underneath

    Elisabeth Shue, Richard Linklater

    Released1995

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    The Underneath is a 1995 American film directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Peter Gallagher... more on Wikipedia
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    Summer Lovers
    12
    5

    Summer Lovers

    Daryl Hannah, Peter Gallagher

    Released1982

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Summer Lovers is a 1982 film written and directed by Randal Kleiser, starring Peter Gallagher,... more on Wikipedia

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    Burlesque
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    Burlesque

    Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell

    Released2010

    Directed bySteve Antin

    Burlesque is a 2010 drama film written Steven Antin, Susannah Grant and Keith Merryman and... more on Wikipedia

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    Last Dance
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    Last Dance

    Sharon Stone, Randy Quaid

    Released1996

    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Last Dance is a 1996 film starring Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid and Peter Gallagher.
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    Titanic
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    Titanic

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tim Curry

    Released1996

    Directed byRon Lieberman

    Titanic is a made-for-TV dramatization that premiered as a 2-part miniseries on CBS in 1996.... more on Wikipedia
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    How to Deal
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    How to Deal

    Mandy Moore, Allison Janney

    Released2003

    Directed byClare Kilner

    How to Deal is a 2003 romantic comedy film directed by Clare Kilner and starring Mandy Moore,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Man Who Knew Too Little
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    The Man Who Knew Too Little

    Bill Murray, Alfred Molina

    Released1997

    Directed byJon Amiel

    The Man Who Knew Too Little is a 1997 American comedy espionage film starring Bill Murray,... more on Wikipedia

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    Mother's Boys
    14
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    Mother's Boys

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Vanessa Redgrave

    Released1994

    Directed byYves Simoneau

    Mother's Boys is a 1994 thriller film starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Peter Gallagher, Joanne... more on Wikipedia
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    Center Stage: Turn It Up
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    Released2008

    Center Stage 2: Turn it Up or Center Stage 2 is the official sequel to the 2000 dance drama... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    High Spirits
    14
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    High Spirits

    Liam Neeson, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1988

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    High Spirits is a 1988 fantasy comedy film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Steve... more on Wikipedia

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    My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs
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    My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs

    Robert Goulet, Chita Rivera

    Released2001

    Directed byEve Adair, David Horn

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    Perfume
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    Perfume

    Carmen Electra, Mariska Hargitay

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Rymer, Hunter Carson

    Perfume is a 2001 film about the fashion industry in New York City.
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    Center Stage
    7
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    Center Stage

    Zoe Saldana, Amanda Schull

    Released2000

    Directed byNicholas Hytner

    Center Stage is a 2000 American teen drama film, directed by Nicholas Hytner, about a group of... more on Wikipedia

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    Brotherhood of Murder
    6
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    Brotherhood of Murder

    Kelly Lynch, William Baldwin

    Released1999

    Directed byMartin Bell

    Brotherhood of Murder is a 1999 drama TV movie directed by Martin Bell.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing

    Released1997

    Directed byLeslie Libman, Larry Williams

    Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing is a 1997 drama film...Amazon_watch buy button