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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.

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

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Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison

Released: 1986

Directed by: Alan 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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Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 1980

Directed by: Harold 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, ...more

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Joe Pesci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1983

Directed by: James 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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Rodney Dangerfield, Tommy Lasorda, Jonathan Brandis

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sidney 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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Burt Reynolds, Jay Leno, Roseanne Barr

Released: 1997

Directed by: Peter 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.
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Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 1994

Directed by: Oliver 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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Reese Witherspoon, Ozzy Osbourne, Adam Sandler

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steven Brill

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

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My 5 Wives is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rodney Dangerfield Movies
My 5 Wives Rodney Dangerfield, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Molly Shannon

Released: 2000

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

My 5 Wives is a 2000 film starring Rodney Dangerfield, directed by Sidney J. Furie.
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Casper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rodney Dangerfield Movies
Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty

Released: 1995

Directed by: Brad 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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James Earl Jones, Pauly Shore, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 1997

Directed by: Sean 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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Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Blanc, Tress MacNeille

Released: 1991

Directed by: Bob 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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Rodney Dangerfield, Adam West, Soupy Sales

Released: 2005

Directed by: Scott Edmund Lane

Angels with Angles is a 2005 comedy film written by Edmund Lane and Mark Pietri and directed by Edmund Lane.
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The Godson Rodney Dangerfield, Dom DeLuise, Lou Ferrigno

Released: 1967

Directed by: Bob 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 ...more
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Kirstie Alley, Gilbert Gottfried, Rodney Dangerfield

Released: 2005

Directed by: Harry 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 ...more
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The Projectionist Rodney Dangerfield, Chuck McCann, Ina Balin

Released: 1971

Directed by: Harry 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 ...more
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Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Davi, Dom Irrera

Released: 2002

Directed by: Harry Basil

The 4th Tenor is a 2002 comedy, music and romance film written by Harry Basil, and Rodney Dangerfield, and directed by Harry Basil.
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Suzanne Somers, Rodney Dangerfield, Laraine Newman

Released: 1998

Directed by: Shuki Levy

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