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

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  • Freebie and the Bean
    James Caan, Alan Arkin, Valerie Harper
    9 votes
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Richard Rush
    Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 action-comedy film about two San Francisco police detectives who attempt to bring down a local hijacking boss. The picture, a precursor to the buddy cop film genre popularized a decade later, stars James Caan, Alan Arkin, Loretta Swit and Valerie Harper. Harper was nominated for the Golden Globe for New Star of the Year. The film was directed by Richard Rush. An article in Rolling Stone magazine alleged that Stanley Kubrick called Freebie and the Bean the best film of 1974. Arkin and Caan would not appear in another movie together again until the 2008 film adaptation of Get Smart.

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  • Night Drive
    Valerie Harper, Quinn Cummings, Nicholas Pryor
    7 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: E.W. Swackhamer, Justin Head
    Night Drive is a 1977 TV movie written by Carl Gabler, Richard DeNeut and directed by E.W. Swackhamer.
  • Don't Go to Sleep
    Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon, Dennis Weaver
    5 votes
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Richard Lang
    Don't Go To Sleep is a 1982 made-for-TV movie that was produced by Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer. The movie featured Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon, Robert Webber, and youngsters Kristin Cumming, Robin Ignico and Oliver Robins of Poltergeist fame. The film was shot at Warner Brothers in Los Angeles, California on soundstage 15. Don't Go to Sleep from the Warner Archive Collection has not been announced on DVD.
  • A Friend to Die For
    Tori Spelling, Christa Miller, Valerie Harper
    6 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: William A. Graham
    A Friend to Die For is a 1994 American TV movie directed by William A. Graham. Written by Dan Bronson, the film is based on Randall Sullivan's Rolling Stone magazine article concerning the real-life murder of a high school girl by her jealous classmate. Kirsten Costas, a fifteen-year-old cheerleader at Miramonte High School, was killed by less popular classmate Bernadette Protti in 1984. The film was the highest-rated TV movie of 1994.
  • The Great Mom Swap
    Sid Caesar, Valerie Harper, Shelley Fabares
    6 votes
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Jonathan Prince
    The Great Mom Swap is a 1995 film released direct-to-video by Hallmark Entertainment.

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  • Blame It on Rio

    Blame It on Rio

    Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Michelle Johnson
    8 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Stanley Donen
    Two friends who work for the same Brazilian company, Matthew (Michael Caine) and Victor (Joseph Bologna) decide to take a vacation together without their wives, since both men are having marital difficulties. Each brings his teenage daughter along, and there is trouble when Matthew begins an affair with Victor's daughter, Jennifer (Michelle Johnson). As Victor catches wind of the fling, Matthew tries to keep his involvement a secret, leading to plenty of uncomfortable situations.

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