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

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This list has a variety of films, like Hello Down There and Once Around, in it.

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Richard Dreyfuss has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. If you're a fan of Richard Dreyfuss, then check out our lists of the best Kevin Pollak and Gene Wilder movies as well.

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Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter Benchley's novel of the same name. The prototypical summer blockbuster, its release is regarded as a ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Powers Boothe The Goodbye Girl is a 1977 American romantic comedy-drama film. Directed by Herbert Ross, the film stars Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Quinn Cummings, and Paul Benedict. The original ...more

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Alicia Witt, William H. Macy, Terrence Howard Mr. Holland's Opus is a 1995 American drama film directed by Stephen Herek, produced by Ted Field, Robert W. Cort, and Michael Nolin, and written by Patrick Sheane Duncan. It stars Richard ...more

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Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin ...more

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Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Charlie Korsmo What About Bob? is a 1991 comedy film directed by Frank Oz, and starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Murray plays Bob Wiley, a psychiatric patient who follows his egotistical psychiatrist ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Always is a 1989 romantic drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, introducing Brad Johnson and featuring Audrey Hepburn's cameo in her ...more

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Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Richard Dreyfuss Movies
Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack Stand by Me is a 1986 American coming of age comedy-drama adventure film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell. Based on the novella ...more

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Jennifer Tilly, Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr Let It Ride is a 1989 American comedy film directed by Joe Pytka and starring Richard Dreyfuss, David Johansen, Teri Garr, Jennifer Tilly, Cynthia Nixon and Robbie Coltrane. It was written by ...more

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Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss, Forest Whitaker Stakeout is a 1987 crime-comedy film directed by John Badham and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn, and Forest Whitaker. The screenplay was written by Jim ...more

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Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss Down and Out in Beverly Hills is a 1986 American comedy film based on the French play Boudu sauvé des eaux, which had previously been adapted on film in 1932 by Jean Renoir. Down and Out ...more

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Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams ...more

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Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Bob Balaban Whose Life Is It Anyway? is a 1981 film adapted by Brian Clark and Reginald Rose from a 1972 television movie and Clark's play of the same title. The film is directed by John Badham and stars ...more

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Danny DeVito, Richard Dreyfuss, Barbara Hershey Tin Men is a 1987 comedy film written and directed by Barry Levinson, produced by Mark Johnson, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Danny DeVito, and Barbara Hershey. It is the second of Levinson's ...more

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Rosie O'Donnell, Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss Another Stakeout is a 1993 action comedy film starring Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez and Rosie O'Donnell. It is a sequel to the 1987 film, Stakeout. Unlike its predecessor, the film was ...more

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Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, Gena Rowlands Once Around is a 1991 romantic comedy-drama film about a young woman who falls for and eventually marries an overbearing older man who proceeds to rub her close-knit family the wrong way, while ...more

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Dana Delany, Richard Dreyfuss, Jonathan Winters Moon over Parador is a 1988 romantic comedy film, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Raúl Juliá and Sonia Braga. It is a remake of the 1939 film The Magnificent Fraud, based on the ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Eli Wallach Nuts is a 1987 American drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Barbra Streisand and Richard Dreyfuss. The screenplay by Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, and Alvin Sargent is based on Topor's ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Randy Quaid, Denholm Elliott The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a 1974 Canadian comedy-drama film directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Richard Dreyfuss. It is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Mordecai

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Emmy Rossum, Fergie, Kurt Russell Poseidon is a 2006 disaster film directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is the third film adaptation of Paul Gallico's novel The Poseidon Adventure, and a loose remake of the 1972 ...more

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Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech ...more

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Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman Postcards from the Edge is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Carrie Fisher is based on her 1987 semi-autobiographical novel of the same title. The ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Lee Remick, Amy Irving The Competition is a 1980 American drama film starring Richard Dreyfuss and Amy Irving, directed by Joel Oliansky.

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Richard Dreyfuss, David Strathairn, Mercedes Ruehl Lost in Yonkers is a 1993 film film adaptation of the Neil Simon play of the same name, directed by Martha Coolidge. It stars Irene Worth, Mercedes Ruehl, and Richard Dreyfuss. It was the first ...more

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John Lithgow, Richard Dreyfuss, Bonnie Bedelia The Big Fix is a 1978 film directed by Jeremy Kagan and based on the novel by Roger L. Simon, who also wrote the screenplay. It starred Richard Dreyfuss as private detective Moses Wine and ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini, Andy Garcia Night Falls on Manhattan is a 1997 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, set and filmed on location in New York City. Its screenplay is by Lumet, based on a novel by Robert Daley ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Cloris Leachman, Michelle Phillips Dillinger is a 1973 gangster film about the life and criminal exploits of notorious bank robber John Dillinger. It stars Warren Oates as Dillinger and Ben Johnson as his pursuer, FBI Agent ...more

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Elijah Wood, Richard Dreyfuss, David O'Hara Oliver Twist is a 1997 television movie produced by Walt Disney Television, based on the popular novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. It aired during The Wonderful World of Disney. It ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was produced by Tim Burton and ...more

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Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is a 1990 comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom Stoppard based on his play of the same name. Like the play, the film depicts two minor characters ...more

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Mila Kunis, Jenna Elfman, Lily Tomlin Krippendorf's Tribe is a 1998 film adaptation of Frank Parkin's novel of the same name, directed by Todd Holland. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss as the eponymous professor, along with Jenna ...more

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Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Tilly, Carrie-Anne Moss The Crew is a 2000 black comedy crime film, directed by Michael Dinner and starring Burt Reynolds, Seymour Cassel, Richard Dreyfuss, Dan Hedaya and Jennifer Tilly. Barry Sonnenfeld was one of ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Rita Wilson, Rachel Dratch My Life in Ruins is a 2009 romantic comedy film set amongst the ruins of ancient Greece, starring Nia Vardalos, Richard Dreyfuss, Alexis Georgoulis, Rachel Dratch, Harland Williams and British ...more

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George Clooney, Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle Fail Safe is a 2000 televised broadcast play, based on Fail-Safe, the Cold War novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. The play, broadcast live in black and white on CBS, starred George ...more

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Liv Tyler, John Lithgow, Richard Dreyfuss Silent Fall is a 1994 mystery film about a boy with autism who is the only witness to a savage double murder. The film was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Hopkins, Kirk Douglas Victory at Entebbe is a made-for-television film from 1976 based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of Israeli hostages at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. The airport is Uganda's ...more

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Maria Bello, Daryl Hannah, Tim Roth Silver City is a 2004 political satire and drama film. It was written and directed by John Sayles. Chris Cooper portrays an inept Republican gubernatorial candidate, a character that was noted ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, Rick Moranis Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys is a 2001 computer-animated feature film directed by Bill Kowalchuk for GoodTimes Entertainment. It was released on video and DVD on ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Beverly DAngelo, Eric Roberts Lansky is a 1999 American made-for-television crime drama film. Directed by John McNaughton, it stars Richard Dreyfuss as the famous gangster Meyer Lansky, Eric Roberts as Bugsy Siegel, and Ryan ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Oliver Reed, Brian Blessed Prisoner of Honour is a 1991 British dramatic television film made by Warner Bros. Television and distributed by HBO about the Dreyfus Affair. It was directed by Ken Russell and starring Richard ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward Valley of the Dolls is a 1967 American drama film based on the 1966 novel of the same name by Jacqueline Susann.. It was produced by David Weisbart and directed by Mark Robson. The film stars ...more

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Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin W. is a 2008 American biographical drama film loosely based on the life and presidency of George W. Bush. It was produced and directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stanley Weiser, and stars Josh ...more

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The Lightkeepers Richard Dreyfuss, Bruce Dern, Blythe Danner The Lightkeepers is a 2009 romantic comedy film directed by Daniel Adams. Adams also wrote the screenplay. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner. The cast also includes Mamie Gummer ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Janet Leigh, Roddy McDowall Hello Down There is a 1969 musical comedy film made by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Jack Arnold and Ricou Browning and produced by George Sherman and Ivan Tors from a screenplay by ...more

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Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude Richard Dreyfuss, Patrick Malahide In 1714, following a maritime disaster, British Parliament offers £20,000 for the first reliable method of determining longitude on a ship at sea. It's known that longitude can be found by ...more

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America Betrayed Richard Dreyfuss

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Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum Mad Dog Time is a 1996 ensemble cast film written and directed by Larry Bishop, released through United Artists. The film is notable for the various cameo appearances, including the first, and ...more

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Citizen Stan Richard Dreyfuss

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Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Wil Wheaton The Buddy System is a 1984 American romantic comedy film starring Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Nancy Allen, Wil Wheaton and Jean Stapleton. The film was directed by Glenn A. Jordan who is ...more