Best Roy Scheider movies

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Best Roy Scheider movies
We present our ranking of the best Roy Scheider 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 Roy Scheider.

TOP 24:
Jaws: The Revenge
Jaws: The Revenge
Roy Scheider as: Police Chief Martin Brody (archival footage)
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Release: 1987
After another deadly shark attack, Ellen Brody decides she has had enough of New England's Amity Island and moves to the Caribbean to join her son, Michael, and his family. But a great white shark has followed her there, hungry for more lives.

TOP 23:
Dracula III: Legacy
Dracula III: Legacy
Roy Scheider as: Cardinal Siqueros
Genre: Horror
Release: 2005
In the near future, Uffizi and Luke travel to the remote reaches of war torn Romania to rescue Elizabeth and finish the vampire once and for all. Along the way, they encounter TV news journalist and a corps of rebels trying to fight the vampire uprising which plagues their country.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jason Scott Lee movies?


TOP 22:
Dracula II: Ascension
Dracula II: Ascension
Roy Scheider as: Cardinal Siqueros
Genre: Horror
Release: 2003
Sequel to Dracula 2000. Father Uffizi [Jason Scott Lee] hunts vampires. He travels the world to behead them with his bullwhip, but his ultimate goal is to find the first vampire, Dracula (revealed as Judas Iscariot in Dracula 2000), absolve Dracula's sins against Jesus, set his soul free, and end his unholy existence. So, when Dracula's charred body turns up in the New Orleans morgue, Uffizi heads there. Medical students, Liz Blaine [Diane Neal] and Luke [Jason London] are charged with autopsying the body. When they open the abdominal cavity, they find that the liver and other organs are white, suggesting to Luke that the person did not produce his own blood but got it elsewhere, i.e., a vampire.

TOP 21:
Last Embrace
Last Embrace
Roy Scheider as: Harry Hannan
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1979
Secret agent Harry Hannan suffers a mental breakdown when a botched mission in Mexico results in the death of his wife. He is sent to a mental asylum, after which he eventually returns to work. But, once again, he begins to doubt his sanity when he receives a bizarre death threat written in Hebrew. Not knowing which of his colleagues wants to kill him, Hannan teams up with pretty young college student Ellie Fabian to attempt to unravel the mystery.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mandy Patinkin movies?

TOP 20:
Jaws 2
Jaws 2
Roy Scheider as: Police Chief Martin Brody
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 1978
Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Murray Hamilton movies?


TOP 19:
Romeo Is Bleeding
Romeo Is Bleeding
Roy Scheider as: Don Falcone
Genre: Crime
Release: 1993
A corrupt cop gets in over his head when he tries to assassinate a beautiful Russian hit-woman.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lena Olin movies?

TOP 18:
Blue Thunder
Blue Thunder
Roy Scheider as: Frank Murphy
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Release: 1983
Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Malcolm McDowell movies?

TOP 17:
The Russia House
The Russia House
Roy Scheider as: Russell
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1990
An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.


TOP 16:
52 Pick-Up
52 Pick-Up
Roy Scheider as: Harry Mitchell
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1986
Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that the story will hurt his wife's political campaign if he goes to the police, Harry pretends that he will pay the men, but does not follow through.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ann-Margret movies?

TOP 15:

The Punisher

The Punisher
Roy Scheider as: Frank Castle, Sr.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 2004
When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Thomas Jane movies?

TOP 14:

Still of the Night

Still of the Night
Roy Scheider as: Doctor Sam Rice
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1982
When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for despite her being a likely murder suspect. As the police pressure on him intensifies, Rice decides to attempt solving the case on his own and soon discovers that someone is trying to kill him as well.


TOP 13:

The Seven-Ups

The Seven-Ups
Roy Scheider as: Buddy - Seven-Up
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1973
A tough detective who is part of an elite New York City unit is trying to find out who killed his partner, but uncovers a plot to kidnap mobsters for money.

TOP 12:

RKO 281

RKO 281
Roy Scheider as: George Schaefer
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1999
A film about the making of Citizen Kane. Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Fiona Shaw movies?

TOP 11:

2010

2010
Roy Scheider as: Dr. Heywood Floyd
Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 1984
While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists aboard the Leonov hurtles to a rendezvous with the still-orbiting Discovery spacecraft and its sole known survivor, the homicidal computer HAL.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best John Lithgow movies?

TOP 10:

Klute

Klute
Roy Scheider as: Frank Ligourin
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1971
This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a romance with her, but it appears that he hasn't been the only person on her trail. When it becomes clear that Daniel is being targeted, it's up to her and Klute to figure out who is after her before it's too late.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jane Fonda movies?


TOP 9:

Cohen and Tate

Cohen and Tate
Roy Scheider as: Cohen
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Release: 1989
A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when their prisoner uses unnatural guile and resourcefulness to play them off against each other.

TOP 8:

The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker
Roy Scheider as: Wilfred Keeley
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1997
When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open their own law firm.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Virginia Madsen movies?

TOP 7:

Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch
Roy Scheider as: Doctor Benway
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1991
Blank-faced bug killer Bill Lee and his dead-eyed wife, Joan, like to get high on Bill's pest poisons while lounging with Beat poet pals. After meeting the devilish Dr. Benway, Bill gets a drug made from a centipede. Upon indulging, he accidentally kills Joan, takes orders from his typewriter-turned-cockroach, ends up in a constantly mutating Mediterranean city and learns that his hip friends have published his work -- which he doesn't remember writing.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ian Holm movies?

TOP 6:

Marathon Man

Marathon Man
Roy Scheider as: Henry David ‚Doc‘ Levy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1976
A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.

TOP 5:

Sorcerer

Sorcerer
Roy Scheider as: Jackie Scanlon / 'Juan Dominguez'
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Release: 1977
Four men from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting several cases of dynamite (which is so old that it is dripping unstable nitroglycerin) across dangerous jungle terrain.


TOP 4:

All That Jazz

All That Jazz
Roy Scheider as: Joe Gideon
Genre: Drama
Release: 1979
Joe Gideon is at the top of the heap, one of the most successful directors and choreographers in musical theater. But he can feel his world slowly collapsing around him - his obsession with work has almost destroyed his personal life, and only his bottles of pills keep him going.

TOP 3:

Jaws

Jaws
Roy Scheider as: Police Chief Martin Brody
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 2:

The French Connection

The French Connection
Roy Scheider as: Buddy Russo
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1971
Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.

TOP 1:

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Roy Scheider as: Narrator (voice)
Genre: Drama
Release: 1985
A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the events of 25th November 1970.


If you like the best Roy Scheider movies, then you will also like the best Jason Scott Lee movies, where many of their films coincide.