The Best Rob Reiner Movies 

Updated June 11, 2019 543 votes 88 voters 5.2k views 31 items

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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?"

Notable directors that have worked with Rob Reiner include names like Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Garry Marshall. Is Rob Reiner your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Ron Howard and George Lucas films lists too.

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Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan

Released: 1990

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Rosie O'Donnell

Released: 1993

Directed by: Nora Ephron

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Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Rob Reiner

Released: 1979

Directed by: Carl 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 ...more

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Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1984

Directed by: Rob 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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Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner

Released: 1987

Directed by: Danny 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 ...more

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John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher

Released: 1998

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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Jennifer Tilly, Mary-Louise Parker, John Cusack

Released: 1994

Directed by: Woody 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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Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Heather Locklear

Released: 1996

Directed by: Hugh 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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Kate Hudson, Sophie Marceau, Cloris Leachman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Rob 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 ...more
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Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley, Ellen DeGeneres

Released: 1999

Directed by: Ron Howard

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Jim Carrey, Matt Damon, Rob Reiner

Released: 2001

Directed by: Frank 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
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Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Jeff Goldblum

Released: 1996

Directed by: Larry 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 ...more
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Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman

Released: 1990

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné

Released: 2006

Directed by: Christopher 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 ...more
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Alyssa Milano, Dustin Diamond, Brendan Fraser

Released: 2003

Directed by: Sam Weisman

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Released: 2011

Directed by: Lindsay Crystal

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Adam Sandler, Steve Martin, Jon Stewart

Released: 1994

Directed by: Nora 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 ...more
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Jerry Lewis, Rob Reiner, Charlie Callas

Released: 1967

Directed by: Jerry 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 ...more
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Gene Wilder, Cloris Leachman, Rob Reiner

Released: 1974

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more
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Eliza Dushku, Jack Black, Janeane Garofalo

Released: 1995

Directed by: Sam 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

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Rob Reiner, Alan Arkin, Sid Caesar

Released: 1978

Directed by: Alan 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 ...more
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For Better or Worse James Woods, Jason Alexander, Rob Reiner

Released: 1995

Directed by: Jason 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 ...more
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Rob Reiner, Don Rickles, Shelley Winters

Released: 1967

Directed by: Carl Reiner

Enter Laughing is a 1967 comedy film, directed by Carl Reiner, based on his autobiographical novel and the stage play of the same name. It was Reiner's directorial debut. The film stars Jose ...more
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Summertree Michael Douglas, Teri Garr, Rob Reiner

Released: 1971

Directed by: Anthony Newley

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Rob Reiner

Released: 2004

Directed by: Rob Reiner

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