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

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

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"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Steve Buscemi movies?" and "What are the greatest Steve Buscemi roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Steve Buscemi include names like Michael Bay, Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino. If Steve Buscemi movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Willem Dafoe and Timothy Olyphant too.

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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Steve Buscemi Movies
Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Fargo is a 1996 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Frances McDormand as a pregnant Minnesota police chief who ...more

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Reservoir Dogs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Steve Buscemi Movies
Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth

Released: 1992

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American ensemble crime film that depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist. The film was the debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino, and stars ...more

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Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steve Buscemi Movies
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

Released: 1994

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma ...more

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Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1997

Directed by: Simon West

Con Air is a 1997 American action film directed by Simon West and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of The Rock. It stars Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and John Malkovich. The film borrows ...more

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Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2001

Directed by: David Silverman, Pete Docter, Lee Unkrich

Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

Released: 1998

Directed by: Michael Bay

Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress ...more

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Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, Marcia Gay Harden

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Miller's Crossing is a 1990 American film by the Coen brothers and starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J. E. Freeman, and Albert Finney. The plot concerns a ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Steve Buscemi, Teri Garr

Released: 2001

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff

Ghost World is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Terry Zwigoff, based on the comic book of the same name by Daniel Clowes, with a screenplay cowritten by Daniel Clowes and Terry ...more

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Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1995

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Desperado is a 1995 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez. A sequel to the 1992 film El Mariachi, it is the second installment in Robert Rodriguez's Mexico ...more

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John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Barton Fink is a 1991 American period film written, produced, directed and edited by the Coen brothers. Set in 1941, it stars John Turturro in the title role as a young New York City playwright ...more

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Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley

Released: 1995

Directed by: Tamra Davis

Billy Madison is a 1995 American family comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam Sandler in the title role, along with Bradley Whitford, Bridgette Wilson, Norm Macdonald, and Darren ...more

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Adam Sandler, Jon Stewart, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Big Daddy is a 1999 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler. The film was produced by Robert Simonds and released on June 25, 1999, by Columbia Pictures where it ...more

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Miley Cyrus, Ewan McGregor, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2003

Directed by: Tim Burton

Big Fish is a 2003 American fantasy drama film based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace. The film was directed by Tim Burton and stars Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2000

Directed by: Betty Thomas

28 Days is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Betty Thomas. Sandra Bullock plays Gwen Cummings, a newspaper columnist obliged to enter rehabilitation. The film costars Viggo ...more

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Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2002

Directed by: Steven Brill

Mr. Deeds is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill and starring Adam Sandler and Winona Ryder. The movie is a remake of the 1936 Frank Capra film Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, and also ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Coffee and Cigarettes is the title of three short films and a 2003 feature film by independent director Jim Jarmusch. The film consists of 11 short stories which share coffee and cigarettes as a ...more

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Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

Grown Ups is a 2010 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and written by Adam Sandler, who also stars in this film. Besides Sandler, the film co-stars Kevin James, Chris Rock, ...more

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Helen Mirren, Kelsey Grammer, Billy Crystal

Released: 2013

Directed by: Dan Scanlon

Monsters University is a 2013 animation adventure comedy film directed by Dan Scanlon.

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Adam Sandler, Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1994

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

Airheads is a 1994 American comedy film written by Rich Wilkes and directed by Michael Lehmann. It stars Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler as a band of loser musicians who stage a ...more

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Jessica Biel, Adam Sandler, John Goodman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, written by Barry Fanaro, and starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James as the title characters Chuck ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2005

Directed by: Michael Bay

The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It was released on July 22, 2005, in the United States ...more

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Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1995

Directed by: Gary Fleder

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Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Carpenter

Escape from L.A. is a 1996 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter, co-written and produced by Debra Hill and Kurt Russell, with Russell also ...more

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