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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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Caddyshack is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rodney Dangerfield Movies
Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield
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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Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison
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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Joe Pesci, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jeffrey Jones
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Rodney Dangerfield, Adam West, Soupy Sales
Angels with Angles is a 2005 comedy film written by Edmund Lane and Mark Pietri and directed by Edmund Lane.
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James Earl Jones, Pauly Shore, Rodney Dangerfield
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
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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The Godson Rodney Dangerfield, Dom DeLuise, Lou Ferrigno
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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The Projectionist Rodney Dangerfield, Chuck McCann, Ina Balin
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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Kirstie Alley, Gilbert Gottfried, Rodney Dangerfield
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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Rodney Dangerfield, Robert Davi, Dom Irrera
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
Rusty: A Dog's Tale is a 1998 family film directed by Shuki Levy, starring Hal Holbrook and Rue McClanahan.