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The Best Rob Reiner Movies

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List of the best Rob Reiner movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Rob Reiner'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 Rob Reiner movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Rob Reiner movies will be at the top of the list. Rob Reiner has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Rob Reiner movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Rob Reiner films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List films range from This Is Spinal Tap to The First Wives Club.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Rob Reiner movies?" and "What are the greatest Rob Reiner roles of all time?"


  • 1

    Throw Momma from the Train

    Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito


    Directed byDanny DeVito

    Throw Momma from the Train is a 1987 American black comedy film directed by Danny DeVito, and starring DeVito and Billy Crystal, with Rob Reiner, Anne Ramsey, Branford Marsalis, Kim Greist, and Kate...  more

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  • 2


    Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates


    Directed byRob Reiner

    Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances...  more

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  • 3

    The Jerk

    Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters


    Directed byCarl Reiner

    The Jerk is a 1979 American comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, and Michael Elias. This was Martin's first starring role in a feature film. The film also...  more

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  • 4

    Primary Colors

    John Travolta, Emma Thompson


    Directed byMike Nichols

    Primary Colors is a 1998 drama film based on the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, a roman à clef about Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in 1992, which originally had been...  more

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  • 5

    Bullets over Broadway

    Jennifer Tilly, Mary-Louise Parker


    Directed byWoody Allen

    Bullets Over Broadway is a 1994 American comedy film written by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath and directed by Woody Allen. It stars an ensemble cast including John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Chazz...  more

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  • 6

    The First Wives Club

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn


    Directed byHugh Wilson

    The First Wives Club is a 1996 comedy film, based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. Narrated by Diane Keaton, it stars Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler as...  more

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  • 7

    Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

    Alyssa Milano, Dustin Diamond


    Directed bySam Weisman

    Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Sam Weisman and starring David Spade and Mary McCormack. Spade portrays a child actor who fell into obscurity as an adult,...  more
  • 8

    Alex & Emma

    Kate Hudson, Sophie Marceau


    Directed byRob Reiner

    Alex & Emma is a 2003 American romantic comedy directed by Rob Reiner and starring Kate Hudson and Luke Wilson. Written by Jeremy Leven, the film is about a writer who must turn out a novel in thirty...  more
  • 9


    Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley


    Directed byRon Howard

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  • 10

    The Majestic

    Jim Carrey, Matt Damon


    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Majestic is a 2001 American drama film directed and produced by Frank Darabont, written by Michael Sloane, and starring Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Ogden Stiers, James...  more
  • 11

    Mad Dog Time

    Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds


    Directed byLarry Bishop

    Mad Dog Time is a 1996 ensemble cast film written and directed by Larry Bishop, released through United Artists. The film is notable for the various cameo appearances, including the first, and final...  more
  • 12

    Postcards from the Edge

    Meryl Streep, Annette Bening


    Directed byMike Nichols

    Postcards from the Edge is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Carrie Fisher is based on her 1987 semi-autobiographical novel of the same title. The film...  more
  • 13

    This Is Spinal Tap

    Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher


    Directed byRob Reiner

    This Is Spinal Tap is an American 1984 rock music mockumentary written, scored by, and starring Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer. The film portrays the fictional...  more

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  • 14

    Sleepless in Seattle

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan


    Directed byNora Ephron

    Sleepless in Seattle is a 1993 American romantic comedy-drama film directed and co-written by Nora Ephron. Based on a story by Jeff Arch, it stars Tom Hanks as Sam Baldwin and Meg Ryan as Annie Reed....  more

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  • 15

    Everyone's Hero

    Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg


    Directed byChristopher Reeve, Daniel St. Pierre, Colin Brady

    Everyone's Hero is a 2006 Canadian-American computer animated sports comedy family film, directed by Colin Brady, Christopher Reeve, and Daniel St. Pierre, with music by John Debney. The majority of...  more
  • 16

    When Harry Met Sally 2 with Billy Crystal and Helen Mirren

    Mike Tyson, Helen Mirren


    Directed byLindsay Crystal

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  • 17

    Mixed Nuts

    Adam Sandler, Steve Martin


    Directed byNora Ephron

    Mixed Nuts is a 1994 American Christmas comedy film directed by Nora Ephron, based on the 1982 French comedy film, Le Père Noël est une ordure. Co-written by Ephron and her sister Delia, the film...  more
  • 18

    The Story of Us

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis


    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Story of Us is a 1999 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer as a couple married for 15 years. The depiction of the marriage...  more


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  • 19

    The Big Mouth

    Jerry Lewis, Rob Reiner


    Directed byJerry Lewis

    The Big Mouth is a 1967 comedy film produced, directed, co-written, and starring Jerry Lewis released on July 12, 1967 by Columbia Pictures. It was filmed in San Diego and features Frank De Vol as an...  more
  • 20

    Fire Sale

    Rob Reiner, Alan Arkin


    Directed byAlan Arkin

    Fire Sale is a 1977 comedy film starring Alan Arkin as Ezra Fikus; Rob Reiner as his brother Russel; Vincent Gardenia as their father Benny; Sid Caesar as Benny's brother Sherman; Anjanette Comer as...  more
  • 21

    Thursday's Game

    Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman


    Directed byRobert Moore

    Thursday's Game is a television movie comedy written by James L. Brooks and directed by Robert Moore. Though filmed in 1971, it first aired April 14, 1974 on ABC. The film stars Gene Wilder and Bob...  more
  • 22

    Bye Bye Love

    Eliza Dushku, Jack Black


    Directed bySam Weisman

    Bye Bye Love is a 1995 American comedy-drama film that deals with the central issue of divorce. It was directed by Sam Weisman and written by Gary David Goldberg and Brad Hall. It stars Matthew...  more
  • 23

    For Better or Worse

    James Woods, Jason Alexander


    Directed byJason Alexander

    For Better or Worse is a 1995 American feature film. Written by Jeff Nathanson, it starred Jason Alexander, Lolita Davidovich, and James Woods. Alexander also directed the film, which saw a limited...  more
  • 24

    The Spirit of '76

    Rob Reiner, Carl Reiner


    Directed byLucas Reiner

    The Spirit of '76 is a 1990 comedy film that spoofs American culture of the mid-1970s. It stars David Cassidy, Carl Reiner, Rob Reiner, Olivia d'Abo, and the rock groups Redd Kross and Devo. The...  more
  • 25

    The T.V. Show

    Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner


    Directed byTom Trbovich

    The T.V. Show is a 1979 TV film directed by Tom Trbovich....  more