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The Best Richard Gere Movies

Updated January 13, 2020 5.1k votes 1.3k voters 100.9k views54 items

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This is a list of the best Richard Gere movies, ranked best to worst - with movie trailers when available. Richard Gere's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. His wide-ranging filmography includes films like Pretty Woman, Arbitrage, Autumn in New York, and Days of Heaven. The order of this Richard Gere movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Richard Gere movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Richard Gere movies?," "What are the greatest Richard Gere roles of all time?," and "How does Richard Gere's latest film compare to his first?" So if you think the most worthy Richard Gere role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

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  • An Officer and a Gentleman1
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    An Officer and a Gentleman

    Richard Gere, Debra Winger

    Released1982

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 American drama film that tells the story of a U.S. Navy...  more

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    #217 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#44 of 125 The Greatest Date Movies of All Time

  • Pretty Woman2
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    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1990

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A...  more

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    #49 of 372 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#267 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • Hachi: A Dog's Tale3
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    Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander

    Released2009

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a 2009 drama film. Based on the true story of a faithful Akita Inu, the...  more

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    #16 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry#361 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

  • Primal Fear4
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    Primal Fear

    Edward Norton, Richard Gere

    Released1996

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

    Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film, based on William Diehl's 1993 novel of...  more

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  • Shall We Dance?5
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    Shall We Dance?

    Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon

    Released2004

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    Shall We Dance? is a 2004 American film that is a remake of the award-winning 1996 Japanese...  more

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    #11 of 53 The Best Movies About Older People Falling in Love, Ranked#32 of 108 The Best Dance Movies Ever Made

  • Days of Heaven6
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    Days of Heaven

    Richard Gere, Sam Shepard

    Released1978

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    Days of Heaven is a 1978 American drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and...  more

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    #315 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars#119 of 553 The Best '70s Movies

  • The Mothman Prophecies7
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    The Mothman Prophecies

    Richard Gere, Debra Messing

    Released2002

    Directed byMark Pellington

    The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 supernatural thriller film directed by Mark Pellington, based...  more

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    #73 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#236 of 722 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

  • Arbitrage8
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    Arbitrage

    Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere

    Released2012

    Directed byNicholas Jarecki

    Arbitrage is a 2012 American thriller drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring...  more

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  • First Knight9
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    First Knight

    Sean Connery, Richard Gere

    Released1995

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    First Knight is a 1995 medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker. It...  more

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    #72 of 78 The Best Period Romance Movies#29 of 34 25+ Fantastic Pre-Modern War Movies That Take Place a Long Time Ago

  • Autumn in New York10
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    Autumn in New York

    Winona Ryder, Richard Gere

    Released2000

    Directed byJoan Chen

    Autumn in New York is a 2000 American romantic drama film directed by Joan Chen and starring...  more

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    #29 of 84 Great Movies That Take Place in Autumn#12 of 15 Movie Couples With Creepy Age Gaps

  • No Mercy11
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    No Mercy

    Kim Basinger, Richard Gere

    Released1986

    Directed byRichard Pearce

    No Mercy is a 1986 film starring Richard Gere and Kim Basinger about a cop who accepts an...  more
  • Nights in Rodanthe12
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    Nights in Rodanthe

    James Franco, Diane Lane

    Released2008

    Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe

    Nights in Rodanthe is a 2008 American/Australian romantic drama film. It is a film adaptation...  more

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    #46 of 51 Romantic Movies Your Girlfriend Forces You To Watch#60 of 72 The Best Romantic Movies Based on Books

  • Chicago13
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    Chicago

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Marshall

    Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the...  more

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    #39 of 46 Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes#63 of 92 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture

  • Mr. Jones14
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    Mr. Jones

    Richard Gere, Anne Bancroft

    Released1993

    Directed byMike Figgis

    Mr. Jones is a 1993 American romantic drama film starring Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne...  more
  • Intersection15
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    Intersection

    Sharon Stone, Jennifer Morrison

    Released1994

    Directed byMark Rydell

    Intersection is a 1994 film, directed by Mark Rydell and starring Richard Gere, Sharon Stone,...  more
  • The Jackal16
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    The Jackal

    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere

    Released1997

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

    The Jackal is a 1997 American spy action thriller film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and...  more

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    #18 of 123 The Best Assassin Movies#33 of 102 The Best 1990s Action Movies

  • The Flock17
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    The Flock

    Avril Lavigne, Claire Danes

    Released2007

    Directed byAndrew Lau

    The Flock is a 2007 American thriller film directed by Andrew Lau, the co-director of the...  more
  • Runaway Bride18
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    Runaway Bride

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere

    Released1999

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Runaway Bride is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall, and stars...  more

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    #50 of 50 The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked#91 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

  • Amelia19
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    Amelia

    Ewan McGregor, Richard Gere

    Released2009

    Directed byMira Nair

    Amelia is a 2009 biographical film about the life of Amelia Earhart. The film was directed by...  more
  • Breathless20
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    Breathless

    Richard Gere, James Hong

    Released1983

    Directed byJim McBride

    Breathless is a 1983 American drama film directed by Jim McBride and written by McBride and L....  more
  • Dr. T & the Women21
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    Dr. T & the Women

    Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Dr. T & the Women is a 2000 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Altman. It stars...  more

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    #68 of 530 The Best Doctor Movies#14 of 54 The Best Helen Hunt Movies

  • Sommersby22
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    Sommersby

    Jodie Foster, Richard Gere

    Released1993

    Directed byJon Amiel

    Sommersby is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Richard Gere, Jodie...  more

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    #34 of 58 The Best '90s Western Movies#20 of 24 Great Movies Set in the Civil War Era

  • Final Analysis23
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    Final Analysis

    Uma Thurman, Kim Basinger

    Released1992

    Directed byPhil Joanou

    Final Analysis is a 1992 American neo-noir drama directed by Phil Joanou and written by Wesley...  more
  • Bee Season24
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    Bee Season

    Kate Bosworth, Richard Gere

    Released2005

    Directed byScott McGehee, David Siegel

    Bee Season is a 2005 American drama film adaptation of the 2000 novel of the same name by Myla...  more
  • The Hunting Party25
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    The Hunting Party

    Diane Kruger, Richard Gere

    Released2007

    Directed byRichard Shepard

    The Hunting Party is a 2007 American action-adventure-thriller film with elements of political...  more