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List of Danny DeVito Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
32
6
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
R
32
6

After being convicted, Randle Patrick McMurphy pleads insanity to avoid hard labor at a prison farm and is sent to the mental institution run by the tyrannical head nurse Mildred Ratched, who keeps everyone subdued with abuse and medication. Rebellious McMurphy quickly comes into conflict with authoritarian Ratched, and leads an uprising with his fellow inmates.

As:
Cast
Director:
Milos Forman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
2. Likely Stories, Vol. 2 (1983)
9
2
Likely Stories, Vol. 2
9
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Vince D'Angelo
Director:
Danny DeVito, David Jablin, David Wechter, Bruce Kimmel
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rhea Perlman, Gerrit Graham, Timothy Carey, Bruce Kimmel, Roger Bezanis
3. Big Fish (2003)
21
3
Big Fish
PG-13
21
3

In typical Tim Burton style, Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom, a retired salesman, and his son, Will, in a fantasy setting. On his deathbed, Bloom, who has the gift of storytelling, narrates fictional tales of his youth to Will, as he attempts to mend their relationship. Though initially sceptical, Will ultimately realizes his father’s zest for life. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
4. L.A. Confidential (1997)
18
8
L.A. Confidential
TV-MA
18
8

Based on James Ellroy's 1990 bestselling novel, L.A. Confidential follows three LAPD officers—Bud White, Ed Exley and Jack Vincennes—as they go about investigating multiple murders at a downtown Los Angeles coffee shop, in the early 1950s, in their own individual way.

As:
Cast
Director:
Curtis Hanson
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama
5. Ruthless People (1986)
40
2
Ruthless People
R
40
2

When businessman Sam Stone steals Ken and Sandy Kessler’s design to earn a fortune, the Kesslers take revenge by kidnapping Sam’s wife, Barbara. But Sam in fact is happy as he hates Barbara and was planning to kill her to marry hia mistress Carol. While Sam’s delay in paying ransom puts Kesslers and Barbara in quandary, Carol hatches a plan to blackmail Sam.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Stone
Director:
Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Pullman, Phil Hartman, Anita Morris, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater
6. Terms of Endearment (1983)
20
3
Terms of Endearment
PG
20
3

The multiple Academy Award-winning movie features widowed Aurora Greenway and daughter Emma, who share a deep bond despite their frequent squabbles. Lonely after Emma’s marriage, Aurora finds love with neighbor Garrett. Emma, who is facing marital discord and difficulties in managing children, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. As Garrett breaks up with Aurora, she keeps her pain aside to be with Emma. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Vernon Dahlart
Director:
James L. Brooks
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
7. Romancing the Stone (1984)
28
4
Romancing the Stone
PG
28
4

Romance novelist Joan Wilder finds herself in the middle of the Colombian jungle with a treasure map. She is supposed to give the map to smugglers as ransom for her sister Elaine. Brash mercenary, Jack T. Colton, agrees to help her. The two end up falling in love while trying to recover the treasure, a massive emerald. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ralph
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Alfonso Arau, Zack Norman
8. The Selling of Vince D'Angelo (1983)
10
3
The Selling of Vince D'Angelo
10
3
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Vince D'Angelo
Director:
Danny DeVito
Star Cast:
Rhea Perlman, Vincent Schiavelli, Tim Thomerson, Frank Sivero
9. Renaissance Man (1994)
45
4
Renaissance Man
PG-13
45
4

Renaissance Man is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a failed advertisement executive who is offered a job by the US Army to teach a group of underachieving recruits, so that they can pass basic training.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bill Rago
Director:
Penny Marshall
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
10. Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972)
11
7
Hot Dogs for Gauguin
11
7
As:
Cast
Role:
Adrian
Director:
Martin Brest
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Rhea Perlman, Martin Brest, William Duff-Griffin
12. Man on the Moon (1999)
15
5
Man on the Moon
R
15
5

The biographical drama tells the story of American comedy legend Andy Kaufman. The movie celebrates Kaufman’s unparalleled talent and enigmatic journey and from a small-time performer to landing the series Taxi, to creating the character of Tony Clifton, to his kayfabe feud with Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, until his untimely death from lung cancer. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Milos Forman
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Biography
13. Get Shorty (1995)
19
2
Get Shorty
R
19
2

Chill Palmer, a loan-shark and movie-fan from Miami, is sent to Hollywood to collect a gambling debt from Harry Zimm, producer of tacky horror films. As Chill gets acquainted with the Hollywood bunch and toys with the idea of a film based on his life-story, he realizes that a mobster like him can easily fit in the role of a Hollywood producer. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Martin Weir
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime
14. The War of the Roses (1989)
20
1
The War of the Roses
R
20
1

The War of the Roses is a romantic comedy film, revolving around a Washington lawyer and his wife, who decide to get divorced after a reasonably happy life.  However, they face a vicious divorce battle, while trying to divide the possessions. 

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Gavin D'Amato
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
16. Batman Returns (1992)
19
5
Batman Returns
PG-13
19
5

In this movie, batman faces two enemies. The evil Penguin forces the devious businessman Max Schreck to back him in his attempt to get accepted in the society and later become mayor. Then there is the Catwoman who joins the two in their mission to destroy Batman. Batman now has to defeat his enemies and prevent Gotham city from becoming a centre of crime.

As:
Cast
Role:
Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action
17. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
11
4
The Virgin Suicides
R
11
4

Set in 1970s, the film revolves around 5 teenaged Lisbon sisters growing up in Michigan’s upscale neighborhood. After the youngest sister Cecilia attempts suicide, their protective parents take the girls out of school and isolate them from the world. The film is narrated through the perspective of a group of neighborhood boys who are obsessed and intrigued by the mysterious sisters. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
18. Johnny Dangerously (1984)
16
3
Johnny Dangerously
PG-13
16
3

Johnny Kelly is an honest newsboy in New York City. However, he is quite poor, and his mother needs an operation which his family can’t afford. Johnny’s life soon takes a turn when he gets into a street fight and attracts the attention of a local crime boss named Jocko Dundee, who offers him a job. Johnny agrees, as he sees no honest way to earn the money required for the operation.

As:
Cast
Director:
Amy Heckerling
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ray Walston, Michael Keaton, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Peter Boyle
19. Jack the Bear (1993)
20
3
Jack the Bear
PG-13
20
3
As:
Cast
Role:
John Leary
Director:
Marshall Herskovitz
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Reese Witherspoon, Gary Sinise, Art LaFleur
21. Living Out Loud (1998)
14
2
Living Out Loud
R
14
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Pat Francato
Director:
Richard LaGravenese
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Queen Latifah, Rachael Leigh Cook, Holly Hunter, Martin Donovan, Richard Schiff
24. Heist (2001)
13
1
Heist
R
13
1

Joe Moore who is a professional jewel thief, gives up his lifestyle after his identity is captured by a security surveillance tape. However, a time comes when he and his partner are bankrupt, and therefore they decide to go on one last heist.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mickey Bergman
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Sam Rockwell, Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon, Delroy Lindo
25. Dumbo (2019)
10
1
Dumbo
PG
10
1

Holt is a circus performer who is tasked with caring for a young elephant named Dumbo, having oversized ears. However, it is soon discovered that Dumbo’s ears can help him to fly, and a few cunning men try to take advantage of the situation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Medici
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
26. Other People's Money (1991)
22
2
Other People's Money
R
22
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lawrence Garfield
Director:
Norman Jewison
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, Piper Laurie, Dean Jones, Penelope Ann Miller
27. Twins (1988)
24
3
Twins
PG
24
3

Julius Benedict is strong, intelligent and empathic man who was the product of a genetic experiment and was raised by one of the scientists conducting the experiment. After learning that the experiment had an unexpected byproduct, he journeys to Los Angeles to find his twin brother Vincent, who had lesser qualities and grew up to be a lowlife.

As:
Cast
Role:
Vincent Benedict
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kelly Preston, David Caruso, Chloe Webb, Bonnie Bartlett
28. The Ratings Game (1984)
8
2
The Ratings Game
8
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Vic De Salvo
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jerry Seinfeld, Rhea Perlman, Gerrit Graham, Barry Corbin
29. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
19
3
Throw Momma from the Train
PG-13
19
3

This black comedy film revolves around a bitter writing instructor who wants his former spouse dead and his student who wants his mother dead.  They come up with a plan: The boy will kill the instructor’s spouse and the instructor will kill his student’s mother.

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Owen
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Kate Mulgrew, Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, Anne Ramsey, Kim Greist
30. 10 Items or Less (2006)
6
1
10 Items or Less
R
6
1

An actor who is preparing for an upcoming role and a feisty clerk working at a grocery store, meet through circumstances, and drive around Los Angeles together. They have several conversations where they explore the differences as well as the similarities between their worlds.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Brad Silberling
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
31. The Big Kahuna (1999)
8
3
The Big Kahuna
TV-MA
8
3

With the help of their protégé, two industrial salesmen analyze a sales pitch to a wealthy client, although their senior colleagues are frustrated because of it.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Phil Cooper
Director:
John Swanbeck
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Facinelli, Kevin Spacey, Paul Dawson, Christopher Donahue
32. Dreams of Glass (1970)
7
2
Dreams of Glass
GP
7
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Clouse
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Donald Elson, John Denos, Caroline Barrett, Joe Lo Presti
33. Valentine (1979)
6
1
Valentine
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dewey
Director:
Lee Philips
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jack Albertson, Brad Dexter, Merie Earle, Morgan Farley
34. Anything Else (2003)
11
2
Anything Else
R
11
2

Jerry Falk, an aspiring writer living in New York, falls for a beautiful and free-spirited young woman named Amanda. Although he leaves his girlfriend for Amanda, his relationship with her turns out to be quite complicated.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Harvey Wexler
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Christina Ricci, Woody Allen, Jimmy Fallon, Adrian Grenier, Jason Biggs, Fisher Stevens
36. Mars Attacks! (1996)
12
1
Mars Attacks!
PG-13
12
1

Earth is surrounded by a fleet of Martians spaceships who initially claim to have come in peace. But they soon kill the entire U.S. Congress and later assassinate President James Dale. Earth survives when it is accidentally discovered that Martians die on hearing Slim Whitman’s song “Indian Love Call” which is then played all over the world. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Rude Gambler
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy
37. Death to Smoochy (2002)
8
1
Death to Smoochy
R
8
1

Rainbow Randolph, the star of a popular children’s television show, is fired from his job for taking bribes and replaced by "squeaky clean" Sheldon Mopes and his character Smoochy the Rhino. Very soon, Sheldon starts scoring high ratings and becomes famous, making Randolph furious, who vows to reclaim his position. 

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Burke Bennett
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
38. The World's Greatest Lover (1977)
7
1
The World's Greatest Lover
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Gene Wilder, Dom DeLuise, Carol Kane, Fritz Feld
41. Car Wash (1976)
7
3
Car Wash
PG
7
3

The epicenter of this cult comedy is a group of friends. They work at Sully Boyar's Car Wash. This team meets a number of people everyday - from a wacky cab driver, to an eloquent preacher, to an ex-convict and others. Set up in a manic energy, the eccentric customers talk about everything under the sun, from politically incorrect jokes to disco and funk. Some of the team members find romance while the others feel glad that they got through another shift.

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Antonio Fargas, Darrow Igus, Otis Day
42. Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30 (1973)
11
1
Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30
R
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Petey
Director:
Joseph Jacoby
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Maureen Byrnes, John Lefkowitz, Linda De Coff, Ronald Anton
43. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
10
1
Austin Powers in Goldmember
TV-14
10
1

The movie starts with super spy Austin Powers arresting Dr. Evil and foiling his plan to bring back the evil Goldmember. But when his father Nigel Powers is kidnapped, Austin travels back in time and teams up with Foxxy Cleopatra to stop Goldmember and Dr. Evil’s son Scott from destroying the world and save his father. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Jay Roach
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Crime, Adventure
44. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
13
2
The Jewel of the Nile
PG
13
2

After traveling around for months in their yacht, adventurer Jack Colton and novelist Joan Wilder get tired of easy life. Joan decides to travel to a Middle Eastern country on Sheik Omar’s invitation, but is abducted on reaching there; so Jack, with friend Ralph, rushes to her rescue. They brave their way through adventures, but do they get the ‘Jewel of the Nile?’ 

As:
Cast
Role:
Ralph
Director:
Lewis Teague
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Spiros Focás, Avner Eisenberg
46. Deadly Hero (1975)
6
1
Deadly Hero
R
6
1

Officer Lacy is a veteran working for the New York Police Department, who finds himself demoted for his violent and trigger-happy behavior. Responding to a call on the West Side of Manhattan, he finds a musician named Sally, who was kidnapped by a mugger. Although the mugger was unarmed, Lacy kills him and tells Sally to lie to the detectives to make himself look like a hero.

As:
Cast
Director:
Ivan Nagy
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Debbie Harry, Lilia Skala, Don Murray
48. La mortadella (1971)
6
1
La mortadella
PG
6
1

Two Italian coworkers fall in love; but cannot marry because he is married and Italy does not permit divorce. So he moves to the USA and the lady follows him four years later. The problem is that the US customs will not allow the mortadella she has brought with her and she will not leave without it. Meanwhile she meets a reporter.

As:
Cast
Role:
Fred Mancuso
Director:
Mario Monicelli
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
William Devane, Sophia Loren, Susan Sarandon, Beeson Carroll, David Doyle
49. Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
8
1
Reno 911!: Miami
R
8
1

Based on the Comedy Central series, the film revolves around a national law-enforcement police convention held during the spring break in Florida, which is also attended by a group of blundering police officers of Reno (Nevada) Police Department. When terrorists assault the area with bio-attack rendering all Miami cops sick, the gallant Reno Police Department delegates are called in to salvage the situation. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
District Attorney
Director:
Robert Ben Garant
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Nick Swardson, Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, Dwayne Johnson, Lennie Loftin, Robert Ben Garant, Niecy Nash
50. Wiener-Dog (2016)
7
2
Wiener-Dog
R
7
2

Weiner-Dog is a drama film which revolves around a dachshund, who changes homes, going from one owner to the other. It experiences bizarre moments due to the dysfunctional lives of its owners, before the dog finally finds its true home.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Todd Solondz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Greta Gerwig, Kieran Culkin, Julie Delpy, Tracy Letts
51. All the Wilderness (2014)
6
1
All the Wilderness
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Pembry
Director:
Michael Johnson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Isabelle Fuhrman, Virginia Madsen, Evan Ross, Kodi Smit-McPhee
52. The Good Night (2007)
6
2
The Good Night
R
6
2

The Good Night is a fantasy romantic comedy drama musical film which tells the story of a former musician named Gary, who makes commercial jingles to earn a living. His life takes a turn when he begins dreaming about a beautiful woman named Anna, and gets drawn to her. However, things get complicated when he realizes that Anna is actually a real person.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mel
Director:
Jake Paltrow
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Romance, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
53. Be Cool (2005)
9
1
Be Cool
PG-13
9
1

Filmmaker Chili Palmer decides to enter the music industry to help his murdered friend, music producer Tommy Athens’ widow Edie and pay the US $300K owed to hip-hop producer LaSalle. However, when rival producers decide to kill Chili and the Russian mob gets involved, Chili has to find a way to triumph. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
F. Gary Gray
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Music
54. What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001)
14
2
What's the Worst That Could Happen?
PG-13
14
2

Kevin, a thief, attempts to rob from the mansion of Max, a billionaire. However, Max catches him and takes his ring, which is Kevin’s lucky charm. Kevin tries to wreak havoc on Max’s life in his attempt to get back his ring.

As:
Cast
Role:
Max Fairbanks
Director:
Sam Weisman
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Martin Lawrence, Bernie Mac, John Leguizamo, Glenne Headly, Carmen Ejogo
56. Wise Guys (1986)
10
1
Wise Guys
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Valentini
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Harvey Keitel, Dan Hedaya, Ray Sharkey, Joe Piscopo
58. The Money (1976)
6
3
The Money
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Chuck Workman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Luckinbill, Sam Levene, Graham Beckel, Jerry Lacy
59. Drowning Mona (2000)
9
1
Drowning Mona
PG-13
9
1

Mona Dearly dies in a car accident, but nobody, including her husband and son, seems to grieve her death. Meanwhile, Wyatt, the local police chief holds the entire town as suspects to her murder.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Chief Rash
Director:
Nick Gomez
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Mystery
61. Scalawag (1973)
5
1
Scalawag
G
5
1

Peg-legged pirate Peg, with parrot ‘Barfly’ and crew of land-locked pirates, is in search of a treasure buried by the deceitful Mudhook and his twin. Peg asks young Jamie and his sister Lucy-Ann to help locate the treasure. As they fight the Native Americans while traversing the rough territory, Peg and Jamie form a bond which is strained by Peg’s untruthful ways. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Western, Adventure
Star Cast:
Mel Blanc, Kirk Douglas, Mark Lester, Neville Brand, George Eastman
63. When in Rome (2010)
9
1
When in Rome
PG-13
9
1

Beth is a twenty-nine year old New Yorker, successful and ambitious; but totally disillusioned with love. But when she meets Nick on her way to Rome, she once again starts believing in love and becomes jealous when she sees him kissing another woman.  Drunk and envious, she goes off to pick up some coins from the ‘fountain of love’.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Al
Director:
Mark Steven Johnson
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
68. Deck the Halls (2006)
12
2
Deck the Halls
PG
12
2

Steve Finch is an optometrist, who is looking forward to have a great Christmas with his kids. However, his new neighbor starts decorating his house so brightly that it can be seen from outer space. This makes Steve jealous and the two begin competing with each other.

As:
Cast
Role:
Buddy Hall
Director:
John Whitesell
Genres:
Comedy, Family
69. The Van (1977)
5
1
The Van
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Sam Grossman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Stuart Goetz, Deborah White, Harry Morgan Moses, Marcie Barkin
70. Swap Meet (1979)
6
2
Swap Meet
R
6
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Brice Mack
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rhea Perlman, Deborah Richter, Danny Goldman, Jon Gries, Ruth Cox
72. Junior (1994)
9
2
Junior
PG-13
9
2

Two research scientists, Alex Hesse and Larry Arbogast, are developing a new drug to reduce chances of miscarriage in expectant women. However, when their research funds are withdrawn and they are not allowed to carry human experimentation, Larry convinces Hesse who agrees to get an embryo implant. It is to be tested only for three months, but what if the pregnancy continues? 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Larry Arbogast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Sci-Fi
73. Going Ape! (1981)
4
2
Going Ape!
PG
4
2

After 80-year old Max Sabatini passes away, he leaves his three prized orangutans in the care of Foster, his only son. Foster learns that he will need to take care of the apes for the next five years, if he wishes to inherit his father’s $ 5 million fortune.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lazlo
Director:
Jeremy Joe Kronsberg
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Tony Danza, Jessica Walter, Art Metrano, Stacey Nelkin
75. Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story (2015)
8
2
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story
8
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Daniel Raim
Genres:
Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
Francis Ford Coppola, Mel Brooks, Lillian Michelson, Harold Michelson
76. Curmudgeons (2016)
8
1
Curmudgeons
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Jackie
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Lucy DeVito, David Margulies, Kett Turton, Sarah Hayon
77. Seven Minutes to Save the World (2013)
7
1
Seven Minutes to Save the World
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Righteous Whale
Director:
Sam Macaroni
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Shiri Appleby, Shay Carl, Johnny Baca, Patrick Barrett
79. Family of the Year (2004)
6
2
Family of the Year
6
2
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
80. 2 Live Crew: Yakety Yak (1988)
4
1
2 Live Crew: Yakety Yak
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Vincent Benedict
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
2 Live Crew, Brother Marquis, Luther Campbell, Fresh Kid Ice
81. Christmas in Love (2004)
4
1
Christmas in Love
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Brad
Director:
Neri Parenti
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Massimo Boldi, Christian De Sica, Ronn Moss, Anna Maria Barbera
82. Felony (1994)
4
2
Felony
R
4
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David A. Prior
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Joe Don Baker, Leo Rossi, David Warner, Charles Napier

Director

Likely Stories, Vol. 2 (1983)
9
2
Likely Stories, Vol. 2
9
2
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Danny DeVito, David Jablin, David Wechter, Bruce Kimmel
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rhea Perlman, Gerrit Graham, Timothy Carey, Bruce Kimmel, Roger Bezanis
Matilda (1996)
37
3
Matilda
PG
37
3

Smart and sweet young girl, Matilda Wormwood, has a painful childhood among her mean parents and bratty brother, and is sent to a school run by the tyrannical principal, Agatha Trunchbull. She befriends her warm-hearted teacher, Miss Jennifer Honey, and discovers that she has telekinetic powers, with which she can make a stand against her oppressors.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Narrator
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Pam Ferris, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Mara Wilson
The Selling of Vince D'Angelo (1983)
10
3
The Selling of Vince D'Angelo
10
3
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Danny DeVito
Star Cast:
Rhea Perlman, Vincent Schiavelli, Tim Thomerson, Frank Sivero
Skin Deep (2011)
8
2
Skin Deep
8
2
As:
Director
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Short, Horror
Star Cast:
David Margulies, Erica Taylor, Justin Schollard, Zander Eckhouse
Curmudgeons (2016)
8
1
Curmudgeons
8
1
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Lucy DeVito, David Margulies, Kett Turton, Sarah Hayon
The War of the Roses (1989)
20
1
The War of the Roses
R
20
1

The War of the Roses is a romantic comedy film, revolving around a Washington lawyer and his wife, who decide to get divorced after a reasonably happy life.  However, they face a vicious divorce battle, while trying to divide the possessions. 

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
The Ratings Game (1984)
8
2
The Ratings Game
8
2
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jerry Seinfeld, Rhea Perlman, Gerrit Graham, Barry Corbin
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
19
3
Throw Momma from the Train
PG-13
19
3

This black comedy film revolves around a bitter writing instructor who wants his former spouse dead and his student who wants his mother dead.  They come up with a plan: The boy will kill the instructor’s spouse and the instructor will kill his student’s mother.

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Kate Mulgrew, Billy Crystal, Rob Reiner, Anne Ramsey, Kim Greist
Death to Smoochy (2002)
8
1
Death to Smoochy
R
8
1

Rainbow Randolph, the star of a popular children’s television show, is fired from his job for taking bribes and replaced by "squeaky clean" Sheldon Mopes and his character Smoochy the Rhino. Very soon, Sheldon starts scoring high ratings and becomes famous, making Randolph furious, who vows to reclaim his position. 

As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Duplex (2003)
7
1
Duplex
PG-13
7
1

A young couple moves into a gorgeous duplex in the middle of New York. However, they did not expect the elderly lady upstairs to be an issue. Her annoying behavior eventually forces the couple to take desperate measures. 

As:
Cast, Director, Narrator
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller, Swoosie Kurtz, Maya Rudolph, Eileen Essell, Harvey Fierstein, Justin Theroux

TV Shows

Danny DeVito & the Contract (2007)
Danny DeVito & the Contract
As:
Cast, Producer, uncredited
Director:
Rob McElhenney
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Taxi
Taxi
TV-PG
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Louie De Palma
Director:
Danny DeVito, James Burrows, Noam Pitlik, Michael Zinberg, Richard Sakai
Genres:
Comedy
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Television Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series
The Sport Jerks
The Sport Jerks
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Matthew W. Davis
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Reality-TV
Star Cast:
Barry Donovan, Tommy Tallarino
Mary
Mary
As:
Director
Director:
Danny DeVito, Ellen Gittelsohn, Peter Baldwin, Rod Daniel
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore, Katey Sagal, James Farentino, John Astin, David Byrd
Kate Brasher
Kate Brasher
As:
Producer
Director:
James Frawley, Steven Robman, Steve Miner, Joe Napolitano, Jerry Levine
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ashley Tisdale, Rhea Perlman, Mason Gamble, Mary Stuart Masterson, Gregory Smith, Hector Elizondo
Inside the Actor's Workshop (2010)
Inside the Actor's Workshop
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Clara Mamet, Martin Jarvis, Cormac Bluestone, Erin Anne Williams
One Direction: Steal My Girl (2014)
One Direction: Steal My Girl
As:
Cast
Role:
Clip director
Director:
Gabe Turner
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles
The American Embassy
The American Embassy
As:
Producer
Director:
Timothy Van Patten, Stephen Cragg, John David Coles, Andy Tennant, Stephen Surjik
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sienna Rose Miller, Eric Dane, Jonathan Adams, Arija Bareikis, Reiko Aylesworth, Michael Cerveris, Davenia McFadden
The Associates
The Associates
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
 Alan Swathmore (uncredited) 1 episode, 1980
Director:
James Burrows, Tony Mordente, Charlotte Brown
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
John Ritter, Cloris Leachman, Martin Short, Joe Regalbuto, Tim Thomerson
Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits (2004)
Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
(segment "Victory") (uncredited)
Director:
Hype Williams, Sean Combs, Paul Hunter, Marcus Nispel, Craig Henry
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
Dennis Hopper, Sean Combs, Jadakiss, Riddick Bowe, Quinnes Dammond Parker

Narrator/Dubbing

Little Red Riding Hood (1995)
Little Red Riding Hood
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Wolfie (voice)
Director:
Donald Sturrock
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Ian Holm, Scott Ambler, Peter Elliott, Maxine Fone, Jessica Fox
Last Action Hero (1993)
Last Action Hero
PG-13

A magic movie ticket transports teenager Danny Madigan into the fictional world of his favorite movie character, the indestructible Los Angeles Cop Jack Slater. When the fictional villain, Mr. Benedict, uses the same ticket to escape into the real world, Danny and Slater must also travel back and team up to stop him.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Whiskers (voice) (uncredited)
Director:
John McTiernan
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Matilda (1996)
Matilda
PG

Smart and sweet young girl, Matilda Wormwood, has a painful childhood among her mean parents and bratty brother, and is sent to a school run by the tyrannical principal, Agatha Trunchbull. She befriends her warm-hearted teacher, Miss Jennifer Honey, and discovers that she has telekinetic powers, with which she can make a stand against her oppressors.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Narrator
Role:
Mr. Wormwood / Narrator
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Pam Ferris, Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Mara Wilson
Duplex (2003)
Duplex
PG-13

A young couple moves into a gorgeous duplex in the middle of New York. However, they did not expect the elderly lady upstairs to be an issue. Her annoying behavior eventually forces the couple to take desperate measures. 

As:
Cast, Director, Narrator
Role:
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Director:
Danny DeVito
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Drew Barrymore, Ben Stiller, Swoosie Kurtz, Maya Rudolph, Eileen Essell, Harvey Fierstein, Justin Theroux
Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
Look Who's Talking Now
PG-13

In this third installment of the franchise, Mollie and James adopt a street dog, Rocks, and a pedigree poodle Daphne, who are able to talk to each other. But the Ubriaccos face other issues as Mollie loses her job, while James is hired by dazzling cosmetic magnate Samantha as her pilot. To Mollie’s consternation, Samantha seems determined to monopolize James for herself.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Rocks (voice)
Director:
Tom Ropelewski
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Family
Star Cast:
The One and Only Ivan (2020)
The One and Only Ivan
PG

The One and Only Ivan is a fantasy adventure comedy drama film which tells the story of a young gorilla named Ivan, who doesn’t know about his past. Therefore, in order to find out, he sets out on a journey to learn about his past and his identity.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Bob (voice)
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Animation Movies

Hercules (1997)
Hercules
G

The Disney adaptation tells the story of Hercules, son of Zeus and Hera, who is kidnapped by Hades and forced to live as half-human, half-god amongst the mortals. As Hercules grows up, he must regain the right to live amongst the Gods in Olympus, defeat Hades, and save the love of his life, Megara.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Phil
Director:
Ron Clements, John Musker
Genres:
Family, Romance, Musical, Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Adventure
Catching Kringle (2004)
Catching Kringle
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
General Needham
Director:
Jeff Wadlow
Genres:
Family, Short, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
John Rhys-Davies, Carolyn Lawrence, Michael Reisz, Tricia Clark, Larry King
The Lorax (2012)
The Lorax
PG

In this feel good film, based on Dr. Seuss’s book, a twelve year old boy Ted has a tough task at hand. Audrey, his crush, desires to see a real living tree but Thneedville – the town they stay in – has nothing like nature. Even air is sold. Still Ted sets out to fulfil her wish and learns the story of Once-ler who once cut down all trees for profit and Lorax, the guardian of the trees.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
The Lorax
Director:
Kyle Balda, Chris Renaud
Genres:
Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Space Jam (1996)
Space Jam
TV-PG

The alien Mr. Swackhammer wants to enslave the Looney Tunes for his amusement park, Moron Mountains. When his minions the Nerdlucks arrive, Bugs Bunny challenges them to a basketball game. But the aliens steal the powers of NBA basketball players. The Tunes then enlist the help of basketball legend Michael Jordan to take the Nerdlucks down. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Joe Pytka
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Family, Sport
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Billy West, Wayne Knight, Michael Jordan, Theresa Randle, Manner Washington
My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)
My Little Pony: The Movie
G
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Grundle King
Director:
Mike Joens
Genres:
Animation, Musical, Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Rhea Perlman, Cloris Leachman, Tony Randall, Madeline Kahn
Two Daddies? (1989)
Two Daddies?
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
George Johnson
Director:
Bill Melendez, Steven Cuitlahuac Melendez
Genres:
Family, Animation, Drama
Star Cast:
Rhea Perlman, Carrie Fisher, Richard Masur, Henry Winkler
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero (1997)
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Philoctetes
Genres:
Family, Musical, Short, Animation
Star Cast:
Corey Burton, Tate Donovan
Happily Ever After (1985)
Happily Ever After
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
George Johnson
Director:
Bill Melendez, Steven Cuitlahuac Melendez
Genres:
Drama, Animation, Family
Star Cast:
Little Spirit: Christmas in New York (2008)
Little Spirit: Christmas in New York
As:
Cast, Producer, Narrator
Role:
Cab Driver / Narrator
Director:
Leopoldo Gout, Susan Holden
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Animation
Star Cast:
Lucy Liu, Brenda Song, Todd Cummings, Shawn Andrew
Forces of Nature (2012)
Forces of Nature
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
The Lorax
Director:
Kyle Balda
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Short, Comedy, Animation
Star Cast:
Ed Helms, Chris Renaud

Special appearance/Cameo

Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black
PG-13

Agent K recruits an NYPD officer, codenamed Agent J, into the super-secretive government agency, Men in Black, which polices aliens secretly living amongst humans and safeguards earth from extraterrestrial threats. Upon investigating a crash-landing, the duo uncover a vicious plot by an intergalactic terrorist Bug to steal a powerful jewel that houses an entire galaxy.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy
My Girlfriend's Abroad (2006)
My Girlfriend's Abroad
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Uncle Rick (uncredited)
Director:
Benji Samit
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Stuart Paul Gibbs, Alex Clifford, Matt Perlmutter, Christian Leuning

Danny DeVito Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Taxi Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Television Series 1980
Primetime Emmy Awards
Taxi Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series 1981