The Best Ted Danson Movies

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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films, like Pontiac Moon and Our Fathers, in it.

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

Steven Spielberg and Joel Schumacher have both worked with Ted Danson over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If you're a fan of Ted Danson, then check out our lists of the best Tom Selleck and Matt Dillon movies as well.

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  • Saving Private Ryan
    Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • Three Men and a Baby
    Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Leonard Nimoy
  • Cousins
    Ted Danson, Isabella Rossellini, Sean Young
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Joel Schumacher
  • Three Men and a Little Lady
    Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Emile Ardolino
  • Dad
    Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Gary David Goldberg
  • Made in America
    Whoopi Goldberg, Ted Danson, Nia Long
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Richard Benjamin
  • Gulliver's Travels
    Omar Sharif, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Charles Sturridge
  • Mad Money
    Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Katie Holmes
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Callie Khouri
  • Homegrown
    Billy Bob Thornton, Hank Azaria, Kelly Lynch
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal
  • Creepshow
    Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: George A. Romero
  • Loch Ness
    Ted Danson, Joely Richardson, Ian Holm
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: John Henderson
  • Mumford
    Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan
  • Just Between Friends
    Mary Tyler Moore, Ted Danson, Christine Lahti
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Allan Burns
  • Living with the Dead
    Queen Latifah, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal
  • A Fine Mess
    Ted Danson, Howie Mandel, Richard Mulligan
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
  • The Onion Field
    John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Harold Becker
  • The Amateurs
    Jeff Bridges, Lauren Graham, Judy Greer
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Michael Traeger
  • Getting Even with Dad
    Macaulay Culkin, Ted Danson, Glenne Headly
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Howard Deutch
  • Pontiac Moon
    Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen, Cathy Moriarty
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Peter Medak
  • Something About Amelia
    Ted Danson, Glenn Close, Roxana Zal
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Randa Haines
  • The Open Road
    Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, Kate Mara
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Michael Meredith
  • Fight for Your Right Revisited
    Kirsten Dunst, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Adam Yauch
  • Nobel Son
    Eliza Dushku, Danny DeVito, Alan Rickman
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Randall Miller
  • Big Miracle
    John Krasinski, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Ken Kwapis
  • The Magic 7
    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Kevin Bacon, Michael J. Fox
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Roger Holzberg