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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.

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

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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Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

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American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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Mr. Holland's Opus Alicia Witt, William H. Macy, Terrence Howard

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The Goodbye Girl Richard Dreyfuss, Marsha Mason, Powers Boothe

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What About Bob? Bill Murray, Richard Dreyfuss, Charlie Korsmo

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Always Audrey Hepburn, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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Stand by Me Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, John Cusack

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Let It Ride Jennifer Tilly, Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

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Stakeout Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss, Forest Whitaker

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Down and Out in Beverly Hills Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss

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The American President Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

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Tin Men Danny DeVito, Richard Dreyfuss, Barbara Hershey

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The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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Whose Life Is It Anyway? Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Bob Balaban

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Another Stakeout Rosie O'Donnell, Madeleine Stowe, Richard Dreyfuss

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Nuts Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Eli Wallach

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Once Around Holly Hunter, Richard Dreyfuss, Gena Rowlands

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RED Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren

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Poseidon Emmy Rossum, Fergie, Kurt Russell

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Moon over Parador Dana Delany, Richard Dreyfuss, Jonathan Winters

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Postcards from the Edge Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman

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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Richard Dreyfuss, Randy Quaid, Denholm Elliott

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The Competition Richard Dreyfuss, Lee Remick, Amy Irving

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The Big Fix John Lithgow, Richard Dreyfuss, Bonnie Bedelia

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Lost in Yonkers Richard Dreyfuss, David Strathairn, Mercedes Ruehl

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Night Falls on Manhattan Richard Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini, Andy Garcia

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Dillinger Richard Dreyfuss, Cloris Leachman, Michelle Phillips

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Oliver Twist Elijah Wood, Richard Dreyfuss, David O'Hara

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss

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James and the Giant Peach Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

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Krippendorf's Tribe Mila Kunis, Jenna Elfman, Lily Tomlin

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My Life in Ruins Richard Dreyfuss, Rita Wilson, Rachel Dratch

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Fail Safe George Clooney, Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle

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The Lightkeepers Richard Dreyfuss, Bruce Dern, Blythe Danner

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Victory at Entebbe Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Hopkins, Kirk Douglas

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Lansky Richard Dreyfuss, Beverly DAngelo, Eric Roberts

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Valley of the Dolls Richard Dreyfuss, Sharon Tate, Susan Hayward

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The Crew Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Tilly, Carrie-Anne Moss

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Silver City Maria Bello, Daryl Hannah, Tim Roth

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, Rick Moranis

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Prisoner of Honor Richard Dreyfuss, Oliver Reed, Brian Blessed

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W. Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin

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Silent Fall Liv Tyler, John Lithgow, Richard Dreyfuss

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Mad Dog Time Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum

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America Betrayed Richard Dreyfuss

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Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude Richard Dreyfuss, Patrick Malahide

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Hello Down There Richard Dreyfuss, Janet Leigh, Roddy McDowall

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The Buddy System Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Wil Wheaton

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Citizen Stan Richard Dreyfuss