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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

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

Randy Quaid has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Ron Howard and Robert Altman.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

Released: 1996

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Independence Day is a 1996 American science fiction disaster film co-written and directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell, Judd Hirsch, ...more

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Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, John Candy

Released: 1983

Directed by: Harold Ramis

National Lampoon's Vacation, sometimes referred to as Vacation, is a 1983 Technicolor comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Dana Barron, ...more

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Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel, and Bill Murray. It was filmed in and around Pittsburgh, ...more

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Chevy Chase, Christie Brinkley, Randy Quaid

Released: 1997

Directed by: Stephen Kessler

Vegas Vacation is a 1997 comedy film directed by Stephen Kessler. It is the fourth installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by Elisa Bell, based on a story by Bell ...more
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Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall

Released: 1990

Directed by: Tony Scott

Days of Thunder is a 1990 American auto racing film released by Paramount Pictures, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Nicole ...more

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Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Randy Quaid

Released: 1988

Directed by: Allan Arkush

Caddyshack II is a 1988 golf comedy film and sequel to Caddyshack. The film stars Jackie Mason, Dan Aykroyd, Robert Stack, Dyan Cannon, Randy Quaid, Chevy Chase, Jonathan Silverman, and Jessica ...more

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Randy Quaid, Ed Asner, Eric Idle

Released: 2003

Directed by: Nick Marck

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure is an American made-for-TV comedy film. It premiered December 20, 2003 on NBC and stars Randy Quaid and Miriam Flynn, ...more
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Charlie Sheen, Jay Leno, Tom Berenger

Released: 1994

Directed by: David S. Ward

Major League II is a 1994 sequel to the 1989 film Major League. Major League II stars most of the same cast from the original, including Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, and Corbin Bernsen. Absent ...more

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Of Mice and Men Randy Quaid

Released: 1981

Directed by: Reza Badiyi

Of Mice and Men is a 1981 drama TV movie written by Eugene Solow and E. Nick Alexander and directed by Reza Badiyi.
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John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis

Released: 1978

Directed by: Alan Parker

Midnight Express is a 1978 American-British prison drama film directed by Alan Parker, produced by David Puttnam and starring Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L. ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Betty White, Minnie Driver

Released: 1998

Directed by: Mikael Salomon

Hard Rain is a 1998 American/British action thriller film, produced by Mark Gordon, written by Graham Yost and directed by former cinematographer turned director Mikael Salomon. It stars ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1971

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Set in a small town in ...more

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Chris Evans, Lacey Chabert, Melissa Joan Hart

Released: 2001

Directed by: Joel Gallen

Not Another Teen Movie is a 2001 American teen comedy film directed by Joel Gallen, released on December 14, 2001 by Columbia Pictures. It is a parody of teen movies which had accumulated in ...more

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Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Gilda Radner

Released: 1973

Directed by: Hal Ashby

The Last Detail is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jack Nicholson, with a screenplay adapted by Robert Towne from a 1970 novel of the same name by Darryl ...more

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Steve Buscemi, Roseanne Barr, Judi Dench

Released: 2004

Directed by: Will Finn, John Sanford

Home on the Range is a 2004 American animated musical western comedy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on April 2, 2004, and was named after the ...more

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Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ang Lee

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a film adaptation of the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx; the screenplay was written ...more

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Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen, Randy Quaid

Released: 1987

Directed by: Peter Werner

No Man's Land is a 1987 crime film written by Dick Wolf and directed by Peter Werner, starring D. B. Sweeney, Charlie Sheen and Randy Quaid. Brad Pitt made his acting debut in this film as an ...more
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Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal

Released: 2000

Directed by: Des McAnuff

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle is a 2000 American live-action/animated adventure comedy film produced by Universal Pictures, based on the television cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show ...more

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Freaked Keanu Reeves, Brooke Shields, Morgan Fairchild

Released: 1993

Directed by: Tom Stern, Alex Winter

Freaked is a 1993 American comedy film, directed by Tom Stern and Alex Winter, and written by Stern, Winter and Tim Burns. All three were involved in the short-lived MTV sketch comedy show ...more
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Barbra Streisand, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1972

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

What's Up, Doc? is a 1972 screwball comedy film released by Warner Bros., directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, and Madeline Kahn in her first feature film ...more

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Randy Quaid, Sandy Dennis, Mary Beth Hurt

Released: 1989

Directed by: Bob Balaban

Parents is a 1989 comedy, drama, horror film written by Christopher Hawthorne and directed by Bob Balaban.
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Richard Pryor, Stacey Dash, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 1988

Directed by: Alan Metter

Moving is a 1988 American comedy film starring Richard Pryor as Arlo Pear, a father moving his family cross-country. Other notable appearances in the film include Randy Quaid as an annoying ...more

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Tatum O'Neal, Randy Quaid, Madeline Kahn

Released: 1973

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Paper Moon is a 1973 American comedy-drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and released by Paramount Pictures. Screenwriter Alvin Sargent adapted the script from the novel Addie Pray by Joe ...more

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Dennis Quaid, Randy Quaid, Christopher Guest

Released: 1980

Directed by: Walter Hill

The Long Riders is a 1980 western film directed by Walter Hill. It was produced by James Keach, Stacy Keach and Tim Zinnemann and featured an original soundtrack by Ry Cooder. Cooder won the ...more

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