Best Richard Dreyfuss movies

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Best Richard Dreyfuss movies
We present our ranking of the best Richard Dreyfuss 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 Richard Dreyfuss.

TOP 25:
Polar
Polar
Richard Dreyfuss as: Porter
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 2019
When a retiring assassin realizes that he is the target of a hit, he winds up back in the game going head to head with a gang of younger, ruthless killers.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Johnny Knoxville movies?

TOP 24:
Always
Always
Richard Dreyfuss as: Pete Sandich
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Release: 1989
Pete Sandich is a reckless fire-fighting pilot who is killed in what was to have been his final mission. Ascending to Heaven, Pete is introduced to business-like angel who instructs the spectral Pete to pass on his aviation knowledge to his young successor. While doing so, Pete also smoothes the course of romance for his earthly girlfriend who, after several months of grieving, finally falls in love with another man.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Yūki Kaji movies?


TOP 23:
James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach
Richard Dreyfuss as: Centipede (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Release: 1996
When the young orphan boy James spills a magic bag of crocodile tongues, he finds himself in possession of a giant peach that flies him away to strange lands.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Joanna Lumley movies?

TOP 22:
Stakeout
Stakeout
Richard Dreyfuss as: Det. Chris Lecce
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Release: 1987
Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris' confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Madeleine Stowe movies?

TOP 21:
Dillinger
Dillinger
Richard Dreyfuss as: Baby Face Nelson
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 1973
The life of American public enemy number one who was shot by the police in 1934. After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger's bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Cloris Leachman movies?


TOP 20:
Nuts
Nuts
Richard Dreyfuss as: Aaron Levinsky
Genre: Drama
Release: 1987
A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is very disruptive during her court hearings.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jon Stewart movies?

TOP 19:
The American President
The American President
Richard Dreyfuss as: Senator Bob Rumson
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1995
Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd, one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade, a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his approval ratings.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Wendie Malick movies?

TOP 18:
Postcards from the Edge
Postcards from the Edge
Richard Dreyfuss as: Doctor Frankenthal
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1990
Substance-addicted Hollywood actress Suzanne Vale is on the skids. After a spell at a detox centre her film company insists as a condition of continuing to employ her that she live with her mother Doris Mann, herself once a star and now a champion drinker. Such a set-up is bad news for Suzanne who has struggled for years to get out of her mother's shadow, and who finds her mother still treats her like a child. Despite these problems - and further ones to do with the men in in her life - Suzanne can begin to see the funny side of her situation, and it also starts to occur to her that not only do daughters have mothers, mothers do too.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Simon Callow movies?


TOP 17:
Tin Men
Tin Men
Richard Dreyfuss as: Bill 'BB' Babowsky
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1987
A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Barbara Hershey movies?

TOP 16:
RED
RED
Richard Dreyfuss as: Alexander Dunning
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Release: 2010
When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Matthias Schoenaerts movies?

TOP 15:

Fail Safe

Fail Safe
Richard Dreyfuss as: President
Genre: Drama, Thriller, TV Movie
Release: 2001
Cold War tensions climb to a fever pitch when a U.S. bomber is accidentally ordered to drop a nuclear warhead on Moscow.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Brian Dennehy movies?


TOP 14:

Let It Ride

Let It Ride
Richard Dreyfuss as: Jay Trotter
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1989
An average kind of guy who has a slight problem with gambling goes to the track, and mystically, it seems as though he can't lose, no matter how he bets; and he has an incredible day.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robbie Coltrane movies?

TOP 13:

What About Bob?

What About Bob?
Richard Dreyfuss as: Dr. Leo Marvin
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1991
Before going on vacation, self-involved psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin has the misfortune of taking on a new patient: Bob Wiley. An exemplar of neediness and a compendium of phobias, Bob follows Marvin to his family's country house. Dr. Marvin tries to get him to leave; the trouble is, everyone loves Bob. As his oblivious patient makes himself at home, Dr. Marvin loses his professional composure and, before long, may be ready for the loony bin himself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Aida Turturro movies?

TOP 12:

Milius

Milius
Richard Dreyfuss as: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2013
The life story of ‘Zen Anarchist’ filmmaker John Milius, one of the most influential storytellers of his generation.

TOP 11:

Mr. Holland's Opus

Mr. Holland's Opus
Richard Dreyfuss as: Glenn Holland
Genre: Music, Drama, Family
Release: 1995
In 1965, passionate musician Glenn Holland takes a day job as a high school music teacher, convinced it's just a small obstacle on the road to his true calling: writing a historic opus. As the decades roll by with the composition unwritten but generations of students inspired through his teaching, Holland must redefine his life's purpose.


TOP 10:

The Goodbye Girl

The Goodbye Girl
Richard Dreyfuss as: Elliot Garfield
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1977
Paula knows that, in romance, actors all follow the same stage instruction—Exit. Without warning, her actor boyfriend splits for a movie role, and sublet their Manhattan apartment to Elliot, an actor.

TOP 9:

And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2014
The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar," and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement.

TOP 8:

American Graffiti

American Graffiti
Richard Dreyfuss as: Curt Henderson
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1973
A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

TOP 7:

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Richard Dreyfuss as: The Player
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1991
Two minor characters from the play "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.

TOP 6:

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Richard Dreyfuss as: Roy Neary
Genre: Science Fiction, Drama
Release: 1977
After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.


TOP 5:

Spielberg

Spielberg
Richard Dreyfuss as: Himself
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2017
A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

TOP 4:

Jaws

Jaws
Richard Dreyfuss as: Matt Hooper
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Release: 1975
When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, the police chief, an oceanographer and a grizzled shark hunter seek to destroy the blood-thirsty beast.

TOP 3:

Casting By

Casting By
Richard Dreyfuss as: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2012
This essential new documentary pays tribute to the legacy of the late, legendary casting director Marion Dougherty and shines a light on one of the most overlooked and least understood crafts in filmmaking.

TOP 2:

The Graduate

The Graduate
Richard Dreyfuss as: Boarding House Student
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1967
Benjamin, a recent college graduate very worried about his future, finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.

TOP 1:

Stand by Me

Stand by Me
Richard Dreyfuss as: The Writer
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1986
After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance, Vern Tessio, Chris Chambers and Teddy Duchamp encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys' adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives.



If you like the best Richard Dreyfuss movies, then you will also like the best Simon Callow movies, where many of their films coincide.