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The Best Richard Gere Movies 

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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. 

Robert Altman and Terrence Malick are among those who have directed Richard Gere at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of Richard Gere, then check out our lists of the best Michael Douglas and Kevin Costner movies as well.

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Pretty Woman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hank Azaria

Released: 1990

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Pretty Woman is a 1990 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. A down-on-her-luck Hollywood working girl (Julia Roberts) is hired by a wealthy businessman (Richard Gere) to be ...more

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An Officer and a Gentlem... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett

Released: 1982

Directed by: Taylor Hackford

An Officer and a Gentleman is a 1982 American drama film that tells the story of a U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who is the ...more

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Hachi: A Dog's Tale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Richard Gere, Jason Alexander, Joan Allen

Released: 2009

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

Hachi: A Dog's Tale is a 2009 drama film. Based on the true story of a faithful Akita Inu, the titular Hachikō, it is directed by Lasse Hallström, written by Stephen P. Lindsey,Kaneto ...more

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Primal Fear is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Edward Norton, Richard Gere, Laura Linney

Released: 1996

Directed by: Gregory Hoblit

Primal Fear is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film, based on William Diehl's 1993 novel of the same name and directed by Gregory Hoblit. The film tells the story of Chicago defense attorney ...more

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Shall We Dance? is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere

Released: 2004

Directed by: Peter Chelsom

Shall We Dance? is a 2004 American film that is a remake of the award-winning 1996 Japanese film of the same name. The film made its US premiere at the Hawaii International Film Festival.

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The Mothman Prophecies ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mark Pellington

The Mothman Prophecies is a 2002 supernatural thriller film directed by Mark Pellington, based on the 1975 book of the same name by parapsychologist and Fortean author John Keel. The screenplay ...more

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Sommersby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Jodie Foster, Richard Gere, James Earl Jones

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jon Amiel

Sommersby is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Richard Gere, Jodie Foster, Bill Pullman and James Earl Jones. The story is adapted from the historical account of 16th ...more

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Internal Affairs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Richard Gere, Elijah Wood, Andy Garcia

Released: 1990

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Internal Affairs is a 1990 American crime thriller film set in Los Angeles about the police department's Internal Affairs Division. Directed by Mike Figgis, the film stars Richard Gere as Dennis ...more
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First Knight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Julia Ormond

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jerry Zucker

First Knight is a 1995 medieval film based on Arthurian legend, directed by Jerry Zucker. It stars Richard Gere as Lancelot, Julia Ormond as Guinevere, Sean Connery as King Arthur and Ben Cross ...more

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu, Renée Zellweger

Released: 2002

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Chicago is a 2002 American musical comedy film adapted from the satirical stage musical of the same name, exploring the themes of celebrity, scandal, and corruption in Jazz Age Chicago. The film ...more

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Runaway Bride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Christopher Meloni

Released: 1999

Directed by: Garry Marshall

Runaway Bride is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall, and stars Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.The screenplay was written by Josann McGibbon, Sara Parriott and Audrey ...more

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Days of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Richard Gere, Sam Shepard, Brooke Adams

Released: 1978

Directed by: Terrence Malick

Days of Heaven is a 1978 American drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard and Linda Manz. Set in 1916, it tells the story of Bill ...more

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Autumn in New York is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Winona Ryder, Richard Gere, Rachel Nichols

Released: 2000

Directed by: Joan Chen

Autumn in New York is a 2000 American romantic drama film directed by Joan Chen and starring Richard Gere, Winona Ryder, and Anthony LaPaglia. Written by Allison Burnett, the film is about a ...more
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Nights in Rodanthe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
James Franco, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

Released: 2008

Directed by: George C. Wolfe

Nights in Rodanthe is a 2008 American/Australian romantic drama film. It is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Richard Gere and Diane Lane in ...more
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Arbitrage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Arbitrage Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Laetitia Casta

Released: 2012

Directed by: Nicholas Jarecki

Arbitrage is a 2012 American thriller drama film directed by Nicholas Jarecki and starring Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, and Brit Marling. Filming began in April 2011 in New York City. ...more

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No Mercy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Kim Basinger, Richard Gere, Charles S. Dutton

Released: 1986

Directed by: Richard Pearce

No Mercy is a 1986 film starring Richard Gere and Kim Basinger about a cop who accepts an offer to kill a Cajun gangster.
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The Jackal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

Released: 1997

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

The Jackal is a 1997 American spy action thriller film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and starring Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, and Sidney Poitier. The film is a loose remake of the 1973 movie ...more

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Mr. Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Richard Gere, Anne Bancroft, Lena Olin

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mike Figgis

Mr. Jones is a 1993 American romantic drama film starring Richard Gere, Lena Olin, Anne Bancroft, Tom Irwin and Delroy Lindo, and directed by Mike Figgis.
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Intersection is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Sharon Stone, Jennifer Morrison, Richard Gere

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mark Rydell

Intersection is a 1994 film, directed by Mark Rydell and starring Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, and Lolita Davidovich. A remake of the French film Les choses de la vie by Claude Sautet, the story ...more
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The Cotton Club is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

Released: 1984

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

The Cotton Club is a 1984 drama music film written by William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo and Jim Haskins and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

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Breathless is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Richard Gere, James Hong, Valérie Kaprisky

Released: 1983

Directed by: Jim McBride

Breathless is a 1983 American drama film directed by Jim McBride and written by McBride and L. M. Kit Carson, starring Richard Gere and Valérie Kaprisky. It is a remake of the 1960 French ...more
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Dr. T & the Women is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Kate Hudson, Liv Tyler, Farrah Fawcett

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Altman

Dr. T & the Women is a 2000 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Altman. It stars Richard Gere as wealthy gynecologist Dr. Sullivan Travis and Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura ...more

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Red Corner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jon Avnet

Red Corner is a 1997 American mystery thriller film directed by Jon Avnet and starring Richard Gere, Bai Ling, and Bradley Whitford. Written by Robert King, the film is about an American ...more
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Final Analysis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Uma Thurman, Kim Basinger, Richard Gere

Released: 1992

Directed by: Phil Joanou

Final Analysis is a 1992 American neo-noir drama directed by Phil Joanou and written by Wesley Strick. It stars Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, Eric Roberts and Keith David. The ...more

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Yanks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Richard Gere Movies
Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts

Released: 1979

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Yanks is a 1979 period drama film set during World War II in Northern England. The film was directed by John Schlesinger and starred Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Lisa Eichhorn ...more

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