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The Best Peter Strauss Movies

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

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

List contains films like Keys to Tulsa and Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy.

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  • 1

    The Secret of NIMH

    Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton
    27
    6

    Released1982

    Directed byDon Bluth

    The Secret of NIMH is a 1982 American animated fantasy adventure drama film directed by Don Bluth in his directorial debut. It is an adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's 1971 children's novel Mrs....  more

    ‘The Secret of NIMH’ Scarred A Generation Of Children (And Has An Even Weirder Backstory)#103 of 378 The Best Movies Based On Books#98 of 527 The Best Animated Films Ever

  • 2

    Peter Gunn

    Peter Strauss
    22
    2

    Released1989

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    Peter Gunn is a TV film by Blake Edwards. It was intended as a pilot to relaunch the Peter Gunn franchise starring Peter Strauss in the Craig Stevens role. The pilot was aired, but a TV series was...  more
  • 3

    XXX: State of the Union

    Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe
    25
    7

    Released2005

    Directed byLee Tamahori

    xXx: State of the Union, released as xXx²: The Next Level outside the United States and Canada, is a 2005 action film directed by Lee Tamahori. It is a sequel to the 2002 film xXx. The film was...  more

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  • 4

    The Last Tycoon

    Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro
    24
    6

    Released1976

    Directed byElia Kazan

    The Last Tycoon is a 1976 American dramatic film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Sam Spiegel, based upon Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon,...  more
  • 5

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Alfred Molina, Meredith Baxter
    20
    2

    Released2001

    Directed byCarl Schenkel

    Murder on the Orient Express is a 2001 made-for-television movie, based on the 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, featuring Hercule Poirot. This version is set in the present...  more
  • 6

    License to Wed

    Robin Williams, Mandy Moore
    19
    4

    Released2007

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    License to Wed is a 2007 American romantic comedy film starring Robin Williams, Mandy Moore and John Krasinski, and directed by Ken Kwapis. The film was released in theaters on July 3, 2007....  more
  • 7

    Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy

    Barbara Parkins, Peter Strauss
    16
    2

    Released1977

    Directed byRichard T. Heffron

    Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy is a 1977 television movie that originally aired on ABC. Based upon the biography by Hank Searls called The Lost Prince: Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy, the film...  more
  • 8

    Nick of Time

    Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken
    19
    6

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Badham

    Nick of Time, starring Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Charles S. Dutton and Courtney Chase, is a 1995 political thriller film. It was directed by John Badham. It is noteworthy for taking place in...  more

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  • 9
    24
    13

    Released1983

    Directed byLamont Johnson

    Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone is a 1983 pulp, action-adventure, science fiction film. The movie stars Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson, Andrea Marcovicci, and Michael...  more

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  • 10

    Flight of Black Angel

    Peter Strauss, James O'Sullivan
    11
    0

    Released1991

    Directed byJonathan Mostow

    A top US Air Force fighter pilot decides that his call sign of Black Angel means that he's a messenger of God. Freely committing murders as he goes, he steals a nuclear weapon and his plane. Taking a...  more
  • 11

    Joan of Arc

    Neil Patrick Harris, Shirley MacLaine
    13
    4

    Released1999

    Directed byChristian Duguay

    Joan Of Arc is a 1999 adventure biography drama history film written by Michael Alexander Miller, Ronald Parker and directed by Christian Duguay....  more
  • 12

    Strange Frequency 2

    Roger Daltrey, James Marsters
    12
    4

    Released2003

    Directed byKevin Inch, Neill Fearnley, Jeff Woolnough

    Strange Frequency 2 is the 2003 drama, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller and horror TV movie written by Joseph Anaya, Carl V. Dupré, Dan Merchant, Dale Kutzera and Steve Jones, directed by Neill Fearnley...  more
  • 13

    In the Lake of the Woods

    Peter Boyle, Kathleen Quinlan
    13
    6

    Released1996

    Directed byCarl Schenkel

    In the Lake of the Woods is a 1996 film directed by Carl Schenkel....  more
  • 14

    Love on the Land

    Justin Chambers, Nick Stahl
    9
    0

    Released1999

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    Love on the Land is a 1999 drama film directed by Daniel Petrie....  more
  • 15

    The Jericho Mile

    Peter Strauss, Richard Lawson
    16
    10

    Released1979

    Directed byMichael Mann

    The Jericho Mile is a 1979 Emmy Award-winning USA TV crime film, directed by Michael Mann. The film won five awards, including three Emmy Awards. The story is set at Folsom Prison, where the movie...  more
  • 16

    Kids Ten Commandments: Life and Seth Situation

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Paul Winfield
    4
    4

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Rich, Ken C. Johnson

    Kids Ten Commandments: Life and Seth Situation is a 2003 short animated film directed by Ken C. Johnson and Richard Rich....  more
  • 17

    Kids Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth

    Paul Winfield, Peter Strauss
    4
    4

    Released2003

    Kids Ten Commandments: Toying with the Truth is a 2003 short animation film....
  • 18

    Kids Ten Commandments: Rest is Yet to Come

    Paul Winfield, Rene Auberjonois
    2
    4

    Released2003

    Kids' Ten Commandments: The Rest Is Yet to Come is a 2003 animated short film....
  • 19

    Kids Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts

    Paul Winfield, Tom Bosley
    2
    4

    Released2003

    Kids' Ten Commandments: Stolen Jewels, Stolen Hearts is a 2003 short animated film written by Libby Hinson, Rob Loos and George Taweel....
  • 20

    Death in the Shadows

    Henry Czerny, Peter Strauss
    9
    2

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Levin

  • 21

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Rich, Ken C. Johnson

    Kids Ten Commandments: The Not So Golden Calf is a 2003 animated short family film directed by Ken C. Johnson, Richard Richand and written by George Taweel and Rob Loos....  more
  • 22

    Sergeant Klems

    Luciana Paluzzi, Peter Strauss
    0
    4

    Released1971

    Directed bySergio Grieco

  • 23

    Keys to Tulsa

    Cameron Diaz, Mary Tyler Moore
    10
    4

    Released1996

    Directed byLeslie Greif

    Keys to Tulsa is a 1997 film directed by Leslie Greif, and starring Eric Stoltz and James Spader. It is based on the novel of the same name by Brian Fair Berkey....  more
  • 24

    Hail, Hero!

    Michael Douglas, Teresa Wright
    0
    6

    Released1969

    Directed byDavid Miller

    Hail, Hero! is a 1969 film directed by David Miller, starring Michael Douglas, Deborah Winters and Peter Strauss. David Manber wrote the screenplay based on the novel by John Weston. The picture was...  more
  • 25

    A Father's Choice

    Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary McDonnell
    7
    2

    Released2000

    Directed byChristopher Cain

    A Father's Choice is a 2000 TV film directed by Christopher Cain....  more