Best Randy Quaid movies

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Best Randy Quaid movies
If you love cinema, you will share this ranking of the best Randy Quaid movies, although you may have ordered them differently. In any case, we hope you love it and with a little luck discovering a movie that you still don't know about Randy Quaid.

TOP 25:
The Ice Harvest
The Ice Harvest
Randy Quaid as: Bill Guerrard
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2005
A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Connie Nielsen movies?

TOP 24:
Days of Thunder
Days of Thunder
Randy Quaid as: Tim Dalander
Genre: Adventure, Action, Romance, Drama
Release: 1990
Talented but unproven stock car driver Cole Trickle gets a break and with the guidance of veteran Harry Hogge turns heads on the track. The young hotshot develops a rivalry with a fellow racer that threatens his career when the two smash their cars. But with the help of his doctor, Cole just might overcome his injuries-- and his fear.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Cary Elwes movies?


TOP 23:
Category 7: The End of the World
Category 7: The End of the World
Randy Quaid as: Tornado Tommy Dixon
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Release: 2005
It's tornadoes, hurricanes, electrical storms, and mass destruction as the effects of global warming brew into a super storm that threatens to rend the earth with an unprecedented power. Beautiful scientist Faith Clavell, storm chaser Tommy Tornado, and Judith Carr, the head of FEMA, can stop the inevitable from happening-if they have the courage to venture into the roiling blackness of the storm itself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tom Skerritt movies?

TOP 22:
Purgatory
Purgatory
Randy Quaid as: Doc Woods / Doc Holliday
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Western, Science Fiction
Release: 1999
An outlaw band flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. The town is actually Purgatory, and the peaceful inhabitants are all famous dead outlaws and criminals such as Doc Holiday and Wild Bill Hickok who must redeem themselves before gaining admittance to Heaven...or screw up and go to Hell.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Johnny Depp movies?

TOP 21:
The Wild Life
The Wild Life
Randy Quaid as: Charlie
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1984
Eighties teen romp involving Bill and his new apartment, Jim and his rebellious antics, Tom and his crazy self, and Anita with her older man David.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Rick Moranis movies?


TOP 20:
Category 6: Day of Destruction
Category 6: Day of Destruction
Randy Quaid as: Tornado Tommy
Genre: Action, Thriller, TV Movie
Release: 2004
Three tornadoes converge to wreak havoc on Chicago, disrupting the power grid and creating the worst super-storm in history: a category 6 twister.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dianne Wiest movies?

TOP 19:
The Wraith
The Wraith
Randy Quaid as: Sheriff Loomis
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Release: 1986
Packard Walsh and his motorized gang control and terrorize an Arizona desert town where they force drivers to drag-race so they can 'win' their vehicles. After Walsh beats the decent teenager Jamie Hankins to death after finding him with his girlfriend, a mysterious power creates Jake Kesey, an extremely cool motor-biker who has a car which is invincible. Jake befriends Jamie's girlfriend Keri Johnson, takes Jamie's sweet brother Bill under his wing and manages what Sheriff Loomis couldn't; eliminate Packard's criminal gang the hard way...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charlie Sheen movies?

TOP 18:
The Missouri Breaks
The Missouri Breaks
Randy Quaid as: Tittle Tod
Genre: Western
Release: 1976
When vigilante land baron David Braxton hangs one of the best friends of cattle rustler Tom Logan, Logan's gang decides to get even by purchasing a small farm next to Braxton's ranch. From there the rustlers begin stealing horses, using the farm as a front for their operation. Determined to stop the thefts at any cost, Braxton retains the services of eccentric sharpshooter Robert E. Lee Clayton, who begins ruthlessly taking down Logan's gang.


TOP 17:
The Paper
The Paper
Randy Quaid as: Michael McDougal
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1994
Henry Hackett is the workaholic editor of a New York City tabloid. He loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces financial straits, and has hatchet-man Alicia Clark鈥擧enry's nemesis鈥攊mpose unpopular cutbacks.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Gary Dourdan movies?

TOP 16:
Quick Change
Quick Change
Randy Quaid as: Loomis
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Release: 1990
With the aid of his girlfriend, Phyllis Potter, and best friend, Loomis, Grimm enters a Manhattan bank dressed as a clown, creates a hostage situation and executes a flawless robbery. The only thing left for the trio to do is make their getaway out of the city and to the airport. It sounds simple enough, but it seems that fate deserts them immediately after the bank heist. One mishap after another conspires to keep these robbers from reaching freedom.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Geena Davis movies?

TOP 15:

Kingpin

Kingpin
Randy Quaid as: Ishmael Boorg
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1996
After bowler Roy Munson swindles the wrong crowd and is left with a hook for a hand, he settles into impoverished obscurity. That is, until he uncovers the next big thing: an Amish kid named Ishmael. So, the corrupt and the hopelessly na茂ve hit the circuit intent on settling an old score with Big Ern.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lin Shaye movies?


TOP 14:

Breakout

Breakout
Randy Quaid as: Hawk Hawkins
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Release: 1975
A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dominic Purcell movies?

TOP 13:

Goya's Ghosts

Goya's Ghosts
Randy Quaid as: King Carlos IV
Genre: Drama
Release: 2006
Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Javier Bardem movies?

TOP 12:

The Long Riders

The Long Riders
Randy Quaid as: Clell Miller
Genre: Western, History
Release: 1980
The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of revenge.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best James Remar movies?

TOP 11:

Independence Day

Independence Day
Randy Quaid as: Russell Casse
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 1996
On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated counterattack that fails. On July 4, a plan is devised to gain access to the interior of the alien mothership in space, in order to plant a nuclear missile.


TOP 10:

Bound for Glory

Bound for Glory
Randy Quaid as: Luther Johnson
Genre: Music
Release: 1976
A biography of Woody Guthrie, one of America's greatest folk singers. He left his dust-devastated Texas home in the 1930s to find work, discovering the suffering and strength of America's working class.

TOP 9:

The Last Detail

The Last Detail
Randy Quaid as: Seaman Larry Meadows
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1973
Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

TOP 8:

Get on the Bus

Get on the Bus
Randy Quaid as: Tennessee State Trooper
Genre: Drama
Release: 1996
Several Black men take a cross-country bus trip to attend the Million Man March in Washington, DC in 1995. On the bus are an eclectic set of characters including a laid-off aircraft worker, a man whose at-risk son is handcuffed to him, a black Republican, a former gangsta, a Hollywood actor, a cop who is of mixed racial background, and a white bus driver. All make the trek discussing issues surrounding the march, including manhood, religion, politics, and race.

TOP 7:

National Lampoon's Vacation

National Lampoon's Vacation
Randy Quaid as: Cousin Eddie
Genre: Comedy, Adventure
Release: 1983
Clark Griswold is on a quest to take his family on a quest to Walley World theme park for a vacation, but things don't go exactly as planned.

TOP 6:

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Randy Quaid as: Cousin Eddie
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1989
It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.


TOP 5:

What's Up, Doc?

What's Up, Doc?
Randy Quaid as: Professor Hosquith
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1972
The accidental mix-up of four identical plaid overnight bags leads to a series of increasingly wild and wacky situations.

TOP 4:

Midnight Express

Midnight Express
Randy Quaid as: Jimmy Booth
Genre: Drama, Crime
Release: 1978
Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the "Midnight Express".

TOP 3:

The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show
Randy Quaid as: Lester Marlow
Genre: Drama
Release: 1971
High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating a local beauty, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife. As graduation nears and both boys contemplate their futures. Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business. Each struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

TOP 2:

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain
Randy Quaid as: Joe Aguirre
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2005
Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict

TOP 1:

Paper Moon

Paper Moon
Randy Quaid as: Leroy
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 1973
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl鈥攚ho may or may not be his daughter鈥攁nd the two forge an unlikely partnership.



If you like the best Randy Quaid movies, then you will also like the best Lin Shaye movies, where many of their films coincide.