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List of the best Richard Pryor movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Richard Pryor is one of the best stand-up comedians of all-time and he also appeared in several films including Harlem Nights alongside fellow comics Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. Richard Pryor'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 Pryor movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Richard Pryor movies will be at the top of the list. Richard Pryor has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Richard Pryor movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Richard Pryor films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films in it, like Stir Crazy and The Mack.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Richard Pryor movies?" and "What are the greatest Richard Pryor roles of all time?" If you are a fan of stand-up comedians in film, you might also enjoy our list of best Chris Rock movies and best Eddie Murphy movies.

If you're a fan of Richard Pryor, then check out our lists of the best Gene Wilder and John Cleese movies as well.

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Stir Crazy Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson Stir Crazy is a 1980 American comedy film directed by Sidney Poitier and starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor as down-on-their-luck friends who are given 125-year prison sentences after being ...more

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Brewster's Millions Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis Brewster's Millions is a 1985 comedy film starring Richard Pryor and John Candy based on the 1902 novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon. It is the seventh film based on the story, ...more

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Silver Streak Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty Silver Streak is a 1976 comedy-thriller film about a murder on a Los Angeles-to-Chicago train journey. It was directed by Arthur Hiller and stars Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, and Richard Pryor, ...more

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Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Arsenio Hall Harlem Nights is a 1989 crime comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor and directed by Murphy. The film featured Michael Lerner, Danny Aiello, Redd Foxx, Della Reese and Murphy's ...more

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Car Wash Danny DeVito, Richard Pryor, George Carlin Car Wash is a 1976 American comedy film released by Universal Pictures. The Art Linson Production was directed by Michael Schultz from a screenplay by Joel Schumacher. Starring Franklyn Ajaye, ...more

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil Kevin Spacey, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder Wallace Karue ist blind. Er lernt den gehörlosen Ladenbesitzer Dave Lyons kennen, mit dem er später in seinem Laden zusammenarbeitet. Als in dem Laden ein Mann ermordet wird, kriegen ...more

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Bustin' Loose Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, George Coe Bustin' Loose is a film released by Universal Pictures in 1981 starring Richard Pryor as an ex-con who gets a second chance after violating his probation. School teacher Vivian Perry hires him ...more

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Which Way Is Up? Richard Pryor, Margaret Avery, Paul Mooney Which Way is Up? is a 1977 comedy film starring Richard Pryor. It was directed by Michael Schultz, and is a remake of the 1972 Italian film The Seduction of Mimi, which was written and directed ...more

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The Toy Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Wilfrid Hyde-White The Toy is a 1982 American comedy film directed by Richard Donner, and starring Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason, with Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel, and Virginia Capers in ...more

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Greased Lightning Richard Pryor, Pam Grier, Beau Bridges Greased Lightning is a 1977 American biographical film, starring Richard Pryor, Beau Bridges, and Pam Grier, and directed by Michael Schultz. Greased Lightning is a film loosely based on the ...more

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Blue Collar Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Ed Begley Blue Collar is a 1978 American crime drama film directed by Paul Schrader, in his directorial debut. It was written by Schrader and his brother Leonard and stars Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and ...more

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The Mack Richard Pryor, Juanita Moore, Roger E. Mosley The Mack is a 1973 blaxploitation film starring Max Julien and Richard Pryor. Although the movie was produced during the era of such blaxploitation movies as Dolemite, its producers do not label ...more

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Moving Richard Pryor, Stacey Dash, Rodney Dangerfield Moving is a 1988 American comedy film starring Richard Pryor as Arlo Pear, a father moving his family cross-country. Other notable appearances in the film include Randy Quaid as an annoying ...more

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Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Michael Ironside Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling is a 1986 semi-autobiographical film starring Richard Pryor. This was the first and only feature film he directed.

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Lady Sings the Blues Diana Ross, Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams Lady Sings the Blues is a 1972 American biographical drama film directed by Sidney J. Furie about jazz singer Billie Holiday loosely based on her 1956 autobiography which, in turn, took its ...more

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Uptown Saturday Night Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor, Sidney Poitier Uptown Saturday Night is a 1974 comedy film written by Richard Wesley, and directed by Sidney Poitier, who also stars in this film, along with Bill Cosby and Harry Belafonte. Cosby and Poitier ...more

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The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings Richard Pryor, James Earl Jones, Billy Dee Williams The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings is a comedic sports film about a team of enterprising ex-Negro League baseball players in the era of racial segregation. Loosely based upon ...more

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The Wiz Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Richard Pryor The Wiz is a 1978 American musical adventure film produced in collaboration between Motown Productions and Universal Pictures, and released by Universal on October 24, 1978. A reimagining of L. ...more

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Critical Condition Richard Pryor, Wesley Snipes, Bob Saget Critical Condition is a 1987 comedy film directed by Michael Apted, and starring Richard Pryor.

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Superman III Richard Pryor, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder Superman III is a 1983 British-American superhero film directed by Richard Lester. It is the third film in the Superman film series based upon the long-running DC Comics superhero. The film is ...more

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Some Kind of Hero Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ronny Cox Some Kind of Hero is a 1982 film starring Richard Pryor as a returning Vietnam War veteran having trouble adjusting to civilian life. Soon he is involved in an organized crime heist. It co-stars ...more

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The Muppet Movie Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more

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Another You Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Vanessa L. Williams Another You is a 1991 American comedy film. It was the final film pairing of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, neither of whom appeared again in a leading role in another film, together or apart. ...more

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Wholly Moses! Richard Pryor, Dudley Moore, John Ritter Wholly Moses! is a 1980 Biblical spoof similar to that of Monty Python's Life of Brian. Dudley Moore, between performances in 10 and Arthur, plays Old Testament-era idol maker Herschel, whose ...more

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California Suite Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine California Suite is a 1978 American comedy film directed by Herbert Ross. The screenplay by Neil Simon is based on his play of the same title. Similar to his earlier Plaza Suite, the film ...more

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

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Wild in the Streets Richard Pryor, Shelley Winters, Hal Holbrook Wild in the Streets is a 1968 film featuring Christopher Jones, Hal Holbrook, and Shelley Winters. It was produced by American International Pictures and based on a short story by writer Robert ...more

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Hit! Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, Noble Willingham Hit! is a 1973 action film directed by Sidney J. Furie and starring Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor. It is about a federal agent trying to destroy a drug zone after his daughter dies from a ...more

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Some Call It Loving Richard Pryor, Zalman King, Carol White Some Call It Loving, also known as Sleeping Beauty is a 1973 drama film written, produced, and directed by James B. Harris, based on a short story by John Collier.

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Adiós Amigo Richard Pryor, Fred Williamson, Mike Henry Adiós Amigo is an American comedy-Western starring Fred Williamson and Richard Pryor. The film was also written, produced and directed by Williamson.

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Carter’s Army Richard Pryor, Billy Dee Williams, Rosey Grier Black Brigade is the DVD release title of the television movie Carter's Army, which aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on January 27, 1970. The movie is a war drama that stars a host of prominent ...more

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You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat Richard Pryor, Zalman King, Allen Garfield You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat is a 1971 comedy-drama film directed by Peter Locke. It involves a young hippie and his search for the meaning of life while in ...more

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The Busy Body Richard Pryor, Sid Caesar, Anne Baxter The Busy Body is a 1967 comedy film starring Sid Caesar as a member of a crime ring and Robert Ryan as his boss. It was directed and produced by William Castle and was the first film appearance ...more

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Lost Highway Richard Pryor, Gary Busey, Patricia Arquette Lost Highway is a 1997 French-American psychological thriller film written and directed by David Lynch. Blending elements of horror and neo-noir, the plot features Bill Pullman as a man ...more

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Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales Richard Pryor Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales: The Movie for Homosexuals is a 1968 film directed by then-film student Penelope Spheeris, starring famed comedian Richard Pryor. The only known negative of the film was ...more

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In God We Tru$t Richard Pryor, Andy Kaufman, Marty Feldman In God We Tru$t is a comedy film starring Marty Feldman, Andy Kaufman, Louise Lasser and Peter Boyle. A biting religious satire, it was also produced, directed, and co-written by Marty Feldman.

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The Three Muscatels Richard Pryor, Reynaldo Rey, Joe Torry The Three Muscatels is a 1991 film starring Richard Pryor. The film is a comedic play on the more famous story of The Three Musketeers.