Best Burt Reynolds movies

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Best Burt Reynolds movies
We present our ranking of the best Burt Reynolds movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Burt Reynolds.

TOP 25:
Without a Paddle
Without a Paddle
Burt Reynolds as: Del Knox
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Release: 2004
Three friends, whose lives have been drifting apart, reunite for the funeral of a fourth childhood friend. When looking through their childhood belongings, they discover a trunk which contained details on a quest their friend was attempting. It revealed that he was hot on the trail of the $200,000 that went missing with airplane hijacker D.B. Cooper in 1971. They decide to continue his journey, but do not understand the dangers they will soon encounter.

TOP 24:
Smokey and the Bandit II
Smokey and the Bandit II
Burt Reynolds as: Bandit
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1980
The Bandit goes on another cross-country run, transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas. And, once again, Sheriff Buford T. Justice is on his tail.


TOP 23:
100 Rifles
100 Rifles
Burt Reynolds as: Yaqui Joe Herrera
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western, War
Release: 1969
When half-breed Indian Yaqui Joe robs an Arizona bank, he is pursued by dogged lawman Lyedecker. Fleeing to Mexico, Joe is imprisoned by General Verdugo, who is waging a war against the Yaqui Indians. When Lyedecker attempts to intervene, he is thrown into prison as well. Working together, the two escape and take refuge in the hills, where Lyedecker meets beautiful Yaqui freedom fighter Sarita and begins to question his allegiances.

TOP 22:
The End
The End
Burt Reynolds as: Wendell Sonny Lawson
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1978
Wendell Lawson has only six months to live. Not wanting to endure his last few months of life waiting for the end, he decides to take matters into his own hands and enlists the help of a delusional mental patient to help him commit suicide.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sally Field movies?

TOP 21:
Navajo Joe
Navajo Joe
Burt Reynolds as: Joe
Genre: Action, Western
Release: 1966
The sole survivor of a bloody massacre vows revenge on his attackers and on the men who killed his wife.


TOP 20:
Sharky's Machine
Sharky's Machine
Burt Reynolds as: Tom Sharky
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1981
Police officer Tom Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Sharky's new 'machine' gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a woman he has never met.

TOP 19:
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Burt Reynolds as: Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1982
The town sheriff and a madame team up to stop a television evangelist from shutting down the local whorehouse, the famed "Chicken Ranch."

TOP 18:
Switching Channels
Switching Channels
Burt Reynolds as: John L. Sullivan IV
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1988
A television news chief courts his anchorwoman ex-wife with an eleventh-hour story.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Christopher Reeve movies?


TOP 17:
The Cannonball Run
The Cannonball Run
Burt Reynolds as: J.J. McClure
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1981
A cross-country road race is based on an actual event, the Cannonball Baker Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, organized by Brock Yates to protest the 55 mph speed limit then in effect in the U.S. The Cannonball was named for Erwin G. "Cannonball" Baker, who in the roaring 20's rode his motorcycle across the country. Many of the characters are based on ruses developed by real Cannonball racers over the several years that the event was run.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Roger Moore movies?

TOP 16:
The Last Movie Star
The Last Movie Star
Burt Reynolds as: Vic Edwards
Genre: Drama
Release: 2018
An aging screen icon gets lured into accepting an award at a rinky-dink film festival in Nashville, Tenn., sending him on a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Chevy Chase movies?

TOP 15:

Hooper

Hooper
Burt Reynolds as: Sonny Hooper
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1978
Legendary stunt man, Sonny Hooper remains one of the top men in his field, but due to too many stressful impacts to the spine and the need to pop pain killers several times a day, he knows he should get out of the industry before he ends up permanently disabled.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Adam West movies?


TOP 14:

Mystery, Alaska

Mystery, Alaska
Burt Reynolds as: Judge Walter Burns
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1999
In Mystery, Alaska, life revolves around the legendary Saturday hockey game at the local pond. But everything changes when the hometown team unexpectedly gets booked in an exhibition match against the New York Rangers. When quirky small-towners, slick promoters and millionaire athletes come together.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Adam Beach movies?

TOP 13:

Bean

Bean
Burt Reynolds as: General Newton
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1997
Childlike Englishman, Mr. Bean, is an incompetent watchman at the Royal National Gallery. After the museum's board of directors' attempt to have him fired is blocked by the chairman, who has taken a liking to Bean, they send him to Los Angeles to act as their ambassador for the unveiling of a historic painting to humiliate him. Fooled, Mr. Bean must now successfully unveil the painting or risk his and a hapless Los Angeles curator's termination.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Peter Capaldi movies?

TOP 12:

The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard
Burt Reynolds as: Coach Nate Scarborough
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2005
Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game 'fixed' to turn out quite another way.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ed Lauter movies?

TOP 11:

Citizen Ruth

Citizen Ruth
Burt Reynolds as: Blaine Gibbons
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1996
"Citizen Ruth" is the story of Ruth Stoops, a woman who nobody even noticed -- until she got pregnant. Now, everyone wants a piece of her. The film is a comedy about one woman caught in the ultimate tug-of-war: a clash of wild, noisy, ridiculous people that rapidly dissolves into a media circus.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Alicia Witt movies?


TOP 10:

Silent Movie

Silent Movie
Burt Reynolds as: Himself
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1976
Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors attempt to thwart them.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mel Brooks movies?

TOP 9:

White Lightning

White Lightning
Burt Reynolds as: Gator McKlusky
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 1973
An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Diane Ladd movies?

TOP 8:

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask
Burt Reynolds as: Switchboard
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1972
A collection of seven vignettes, which each address a question concerning human sexuality. From aphrodisiacs to sexual perversion to the mystery of the male orgasm, characters like a court jester, a doctor, a queen and a journalist adventure through lab experiments and game shows, all seeking answers to common questions that many would never ask.

TOP 7:

Malone

Malone
Burt Reynolds as: Richard Malone
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 1987
Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William Wingate.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Cynthia Gibb movies?

TOP 6:

The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard
Burt Reynolds as: Paul Crewe
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Release: 1974
In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Cloris Leachman movies?


TOP 5:

All Dogs Go to Heaven

All Dogs Go to Heaven
Burt Reynolds as: Charlie B. Barkin (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Family
Release: 1989
When a casino owning dog named Charlie is murdered by his rival Carface, he finds himself in Heaven basically by default since all dogs go to heaven. However, since he wants to get back at his killer, he cons his way back to the living with the warning that doing that damns him to Hell. Once back, he teams with his old partner, Itchy to prep his retaliation. He also stumbles on to an orphan girl who can talk to the animals, thus allowing him to get the inside info on the races to ensure his wins to finance his plans. However, all the while, he is still haunted by nightmares on what's waiting for him on the other side unless he can prove that he is worthy of Heaven again.

TOP 4:

Smokey and the Bandit

Smokey and the Bandit
Burt Reynolds as: Bo 'Bandit' Darville
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release: 1977
A race car driver tries to transport an illegal beer shipment from Texas to Atlanta in under 28 hours, picking up a reluctant bride-to-be on the way.

TOP 3:

The Player

The Player
Burt Reynolds as: Burt Reynolds
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1992
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

TOP 2:

Deliverance

Deliverance
Burt Reynolds as: Lewis Medlock
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1972
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.

TOP 1:

Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights
Burt Reynolds as: Jack Horner
Genre: Drama
Release: 1997
Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.



If you like the best Burt Reynolds movies, then you will also like the best Sally Field movies, where many of their films coincide.