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The Best Rodney Dangerfield Movies

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

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

List features films like The 4th Tenor, Ladybugs and more!

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    Caddyshack

    Bill Murray, Chevy Chase

    Released1980

    Directed byHarold Ramis

    Caddyshack is a 1980 American sports comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Brian Doyle-Murray, Ramis and Douglas Kenney. It stars Michael O'Keefe, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted...  more

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    Back to School

    Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield

    Released1986

    Directed byAlan Metter

    Back to School is a 1986 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Terry Farrell, William Zabka, Ned Beatty, Sam Kinison, and Robert Downey, Jr. It was...  more

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    Easy Money

    Joe Pesci, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released1983

    Directed byJames Signorelli

    Easy Money is a 1983 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It was directed by James Signorelli and written by...  more
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    Rover Dangerfield

    Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Blanc

    Released1991

    Directed byBob Seeley, James L. George

    Rover Dangerfield is a 1991 American animated musical comedy film produced by Hyperion Animation and released by Warner Bros., starring the voice talents of comedian Rodney Dangerfield, who also...  more
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    Casper: A Spirited Beginning

    James Earl Jones, Pauly Shore

    Released1997

    Directed bySean McNamara

    Casper: A Spirited Beginning is a direct-to-video and first prequel/spin-off to the 1995 film Casper, produced by Harvey Comics and Saban Entertainment and released by 20th Century Fox Home...  more
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    Angels with Angles

    Rodney Dangerfield, Adam West

    Released2005

    Directed byScott Edmund Lane

    Angels with Angles is a 2005 comedy film written by Edmund Lane and Mark Pietri and directed by Edmund Lane....  more
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    Ladybugs

    Rodney Dangerfield, Tommy Lasorda

    Released1992

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

    Ladybugs is a sports-comedy family film released in 1992 starring Rodney Dangerfield and directed by Sidney J. Furie. Dangerfield plays a businessman who takes over a girls soccer team which the...  more

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    The 4th Tenor

    Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Davi

    Released2002

    Directed byHarry Basil

    The 4th Tenor is a 2002 comedy, music and romance film written by Harry Basil, and Rodney Dangerfield, and directed by Harry Basil....  more
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    Rusty: A Dog's Tale

    Suzanne Somers, Rodney Dangerfield

    Released1998

    Directed byShuki Levy

    Rusty: A Dog's Tale is a 1998 family film directed by Shuki Levy, starring Hal Holbrook and Rue McClanahan....  more
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    The Godson

    Rodney Dangerfield, Dom DeLuise

    Released1967

    Directed byBob Hoge

    The Godson is a 1998 comedy directed by Bob Hoge, starring Rodney Dangerfield, Kevin McDonald and Dom DeLuise. The film is a parody of The Godfather franchise and Scarface, as well as other gangster...  more
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    Meet Wally Sparks

    Burt Reynolds, Jay Leno

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter Baldwin

    Meet Wally Sparks is a comedy film released in 1997 by Trimark Pictures. It stars Rodney Dangerfield, who cowrote the script, and was directed by Peter Baldwin....  more
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    The Projectionist

    Rodney Dangerfield, Chuck McCann

    Released1971

    Directed byHarry Hurwitz

    The Projectionist is a 1971 film written and directed by Harry Hurwitz. It featured the film debut of Rodney Dangerfield. The film employs the use of superimposition of older films, the first time...  more
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    Natural Born Killers

    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd

    Released1994

    Directed byOliver Stone

    Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released in the...  more

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    Back by Midnight

    Kirstie Alley, Gilbert Gottfried

    Released2005

    Directed byHarry Basil

    Back By Midnight is a 2005 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Phil LaMarr, Harland Williams, Randy Quaid, Gilbert Gottfried, and Kirstie Alley. The film was completed in 2002. It also features...  more
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    My 5 Wives

    Rodney Dangerfield, Emmanuelle Vaugier

    Released2000

    Directed bySidney J. Furie

    My 5 Wives is a 2000 film starring Rodney Dangerfield, directed by Sidney J. Furie....  more
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    Little Nicky

    Reese Witherspoon, Ozzy Osbourne

    Released2000

    Directed bySteven Brill

    Little Nicky is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill. It stars Adam Sandler as Nicky, a son of Satan....  more

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    Casper

    Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman

    Released1995

    Directed byBrad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

    Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and...  more

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