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The Best Roy Scheider Movies

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

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

List features films like Night Game, Citizen Verdict, and many more

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    The French Connection

    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider
    The French Connection is a 1971 American dramatic thriller film directed by William Friedkin...  more

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    Marathon Man

    Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier
    Marathon Man is a 1976 suspense/thriller film directed by John Schlesinger. It was adapted by...  more

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    Jaws

    Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss
    Jaws is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Peter...  more

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    The Seven-Ups

    Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval
    The Seven-Ups is a 1973 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by Philip...  more

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    Still of the Night

    Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider
    Still of the Night is a 1982 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Benton...  more
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    Klute

    Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda
    Klute is a 1971 thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula, written by Andy and...  more
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    Sorcerer

    Roy Scheider, Joe Spinell
    Sorcerer is a 1977 American existential thriller film directed and produced by William...  more

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    The Rainmaker

    Matt Damon, Claire Danes
    The Rainmaker is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and...  more

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    Jaws 2

    Roy Scheider, Murray Hamilton
    Jaws 2 is a 1978 American horror thriller film and the first sequel to Steven Spielberg's...  more

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    Blue Thunder

    Malcolm McDowell, Roy Scheider
    Blue Thunder is a 1983 action thriller film that features a high-tech helicopter of the same...  more

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    2010

    Helen Mirren, John Lithgow
    2010 is a 1984 American science fiction film written and directed by Peter Hyams. It is a...  more

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    The Fourth War

    Roy Scheider, Harry Dean Stanton
    The Fourth War is a 1990 film directed by John Frankenheimer, set in late 1980s Berlin. Its...  more
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    The Russia House

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Connery
    The Russia House is a 1990 American spy film directed by Fred Schepisi. Tom Stoppard wrote the...  more
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    All That Jazz

    Jessica Lange, John Lithgow
    All That Jazz is a 1979 American musical film directed by Bob Fosse. The screenplay by Robert...  more

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    52 Pick-Up

    Ann-Margret, Kelly Preston
    52 Pick-Up is a 1986 crime thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer. The film stars Roy...  more
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    Last Embrace

    Christopher Walken, Mandy Patinkin
    Last Embrace is a 1979 thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme. Based on the novel The 13th...  more
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    The Punisher

    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn
    The Punisher is a 2004 American comic book vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics...  more

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    Night Game

    Roy Scheider, Renee O'Connor
    Night Game is a 1989 crime drama filmed in Galveston and Houston, Texas. It stars Roy Scheider...  more
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    Tiger Town

    Roy Scheider, Justin Henry
    Tiger Town is the first made-for-TV movie produced for the Disney Channel, produced in 1983....  more
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    RKO 281

    Liev Schreiber, John Malkovich
    RKO 281 is a 1999 historical drama film directed by Benjamin Ross. It stars Liev Schreiber,...  more
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    The Outside Man

    Ann-Margret, Angie Dickinson
    The Outside Man is a 1972 French thriller set in Los Angeles, directed by Jacques Deray and...  more
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    The Peacekeeper

    Dolph Lundren, Roy Scheider
    The Peacekeeper, also known as Hellbent, is a 1997 Canadian/American action film directed by...  more
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    Dracula III: Legacy

    Roy Scheider, Rutger Hauer
    Dracula III: Legacy is a 2005 horror film and the sequel to Dracula 2000 and Dracula II:...  more
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    Somebody has to Shoot the Picture

    Roy Scheider, Andre Braugher
    Somebody has to Shoot the Picture is a 1990 prison film TV movie written by photojournalist...  more