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The Best Randy Quaid Movies

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

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

Heartbeeps and Fool for Love are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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  • 1

    Days of Thunder

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
    Days of Thunder is a 1990 American auto racing film released by Paramount Pictures, produced...  more

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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S....  more

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  • 3

    Independence Day

    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum
    Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by...  more

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  • 4

    Caddyshack II

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd
    Caddyshack II is a 1988 golf comedy film and sequel to Caddyshack. The film stars Jackie...  more

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    Major League II

    Charlie Sheen, Jay Leno
    Major League II is a 1994 sequel to the 1989 film Major League. Major League II stars most of...  more
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    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley
    National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy...  more

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    Midnight Express

    John Hurt, Randy Quaid
    Midnight Express is a 1978 American-British prison drama film directed by Alan Parker,...  more

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  • 8


    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson
    Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring...  more

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    Hard Rain

    Morgan Freeman, Betty White
    Hard Rain is a 1998 American/British action thriller film, produced by Mark Gordon, written by...  more

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  • 10

    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd
    The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted...  more

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  • 11

    The Last Detail

    Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid
    The Last Detail is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jack...  more
  • 12

    Vegas Vacation

    Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley
    Vegas Vacation is a 1997 comedy film directed by Stephen Kessler. It is the fourth installment...  more

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  • 13

    No Man's Land

    Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen
    No Man's Land is a 1987 crime film written by Dick Wolf and directed by Peter Werner, starring...  more
  • 14

    Not Another Teen Movie

    Chris Evans, Lacey Chabert
    Not Another Teen Movie is a 2001 American teen comedy film directed by Joel Gallen, released...  more

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  • 15

    What's Up, Doc?

    Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid
    What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter...  more

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  • 16


    Keanu Reeves, Brooke Shields
    Freaked is a 1993 American comedy film, directed by Tom Stern and Alex Winter, and written by...  more
  • 17

    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal
    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a...  more

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  • 18


    Richard Pryor, Stacey Dash
    Moving is a 1988 American comedy film starring Richard Pryor as Arlo Pear, a father moving his...  more

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  • 19


    Randy Quaid, Sandy Dennis
    Parents is a 1989 comedy, drama, horror film written by Christopher Hawthorne and directed by ...  more
  • 20

    The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

    Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg
    The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is a 2000 American live-action/animated adventure...  more

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  • 21

    Paper Moon

    Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid
    Paper Moon is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released by...  more

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  • 22

    The Long Riders

    Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid
    The Long Riders is a 1980 western film directed by Walter Hill. It was produced by James...  more

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  • 23

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    Ann-Margret, Randy Quaid
    A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1984 television drama film directed by John Erman. Based on the...  more
  • 24

    Inside The Third Reich

    Randy Quaid, Ian Holm
    Inside The Third Reich is a 1982 film directed by Marvin J. Chomsky....  more
  • 25

    Dead Solid Perfect

    Randy Quaid, Jack Warden
    Dead Solid Perfect is a 1988 American film following the life of a professional golfer on the...  more