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The Best Richard Gere Movies

Updated January 13, 2020 4.7k votes 1.4k voters 101.6k 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 Gentleman

    Richard Gere, Debra Winger
    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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    #218 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#1081 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Pretty Woman

    Julia Roberts, Richard Gere
    Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A...  more

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    #276 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#47 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies

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    Hachi: A Dog's Tale

    Richard Gere, Jason Alexander
    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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    Primal Fear

    Edward Norton, Richard Gere
    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?

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

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    Arbitrage

    Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere
    Arbitrage is a 2012 American thriller drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring...  more

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    Days of Heaven

    Richard Gere, Sam Shepard
    Days of Heaven is a 1978 American drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and...  more

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    The Mothman Prophecies

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

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    #72 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#19 of 57 The Best Scary Movies Based on True Stories

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    First Knight

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

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    Autumn in New York

    Winona Ryder, Richard Gere
    Autumn in New York is a 2000 American romantic drama film directed by Joan Chen and starring...  more

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    #31 of 83 Great Movies That Take Place In Autumn#12 of 15 Movie Couples With Creepy Age Gaps

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    Chicago

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu
    Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the...  more

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    No Mercy

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

    James Franco, Diane Lane
    Nights in Rodanthe is a 2008 American/Australian romantic drama film. It is a film adaptation...  more

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    Mr. Jones

    Richard Gere, Anne Bancroft
    Mr. Jones is a 1993 American romantic drama film starring Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne...  more
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    Runaway Bride

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

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    The Jackal

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

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    The Cotton Club

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane
    The Cotton Club is a 1984 drama music film written by William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola,...  more

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    Intersection

    Sharon Stone, Jennifer Morrison
    Intersection is a 1994 film, directed by Mark Rydell and starring Richard Gere, Sharon Stone,...  more
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    Breathless

    Richard Gere, James Hong
    Breathless is a 1983 American drama film directed by Jim McBride and written by McBride and L....  more
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    Red Corner

    Richard Gere, Bai Ling
    Red Corner is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by Jon Avnet and starring Richard...  more
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    Sommersby

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

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    #42 of 58 The Best '90s Western Movies#15 of 24 Great Movies Set in the Civil War Era

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    Dr. T & the Women

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

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    Final Analysis

    Uma Thurman, Kim Basinger
    Final Analysis is a 1992 American neo-noir drama directed by Phil Joanou and written by Wesley...  more
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    Bloodbrothers

    Richard Gere, Marilu Henner
    Bloodbrothers is a 1978 coming-of-age film directed by Robert Mulligan. It stars Richard Gere,...  more
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    Yanks

    Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave
    Yanks is a 1979 period drama film set during World War II in Northern England. The film was...  more

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