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List of Jerry Reed Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
23
2
Smokey and the Bandit
PG
23
2

Georgia’s Big Enos challenges Bandit to drive a truckload of Coors Beer from Texas and deliver within 28 hours in Atlanta where Coors was not available without permit. But when Bandit picks up hitchhiker Carrie, the runaway bride of Sheriff’s son, sheriff Buford T. Justice gives Bandit a high-speed chase across the states, with police from four states pursuing the careering cars.

Role:
Cledus
Starring:
Directed By:
Hal Needham
2. Hot Stuff (1979)
24
4
Hot Stuff
PG
24
4

With an aim to apprehend criminals, three Miami cops set up a fencing operation and try to record the details from the burglars as they bring in the stolen stuff. As their superiors don’t support their idea, the cops try to run their business by re-selling the stolen goods. Before long, the local kingpin finds out and sends his goons after them.  

Role:
Doug von Horne
Starring:
Ossie Davis, Suzanne Pleshette, Dom DeLuise, Luis Avalos
Directed By:
Dom DeLuise
4. W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)
16
4
W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
PG
16
4

W.W. Bright is a bank robber who only robs the corrupt Southland Oil System gas stations. When he meets the country music band, Dixie Dancekings, they provide him an alibi and he decides to become their manager and promoter. As he helps the band make it big, ex-lawman, Deacon John Wesley Gore, is hot on his trail.

Role:
Wayne
Starring:
Art Carney, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, James Hampton, Conny Van Dyke
Directed By:
John G. Avildsen
5. Bat*21 (1988)
16
4
Bat*21
R
16
4

Lt Col Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert working for the US Army whose aircraft is shot down while in enemy territory. Although he is unfamiliar with the harsh terrain in Vietnam, he tries to map out an escape route, but he has to face several enemy forces on the way. Meanwhile, a rescue operation ensues to find him as well.

Role:
Colonel George Walker
Starring:
Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, David Marshall Grant, Clayton Rohner
Directed By:
Peter Markle
6. The Waterboy (1998)
16
3
The Waterboy
PG-13
16
3

Robert ‘Bobby’ Boucher Jr. is a mentally challenged water boy for the Cougars football team, who lives with his overprotective mother. When he is fired by his team, he joins the rivals Mud Dogs but soon finds himself playing as a feared linebacker. He not only turns the team around but finds true love. 

Role:
Red Beaulieu
Starring:
Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider, Lawrence Taylor, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk
Directed By:
Frank Coraci
8. Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
16
2
Smokey and the Bandit II
PG
16
2

A bandit is tasked with transporting an elephant from Florida to Texas, to the Republican National Convention within twenty four hours. Meanwhile, Sheriff Buford is on his tail.

Role:
Cledus
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason, Dom DeLuise, Jackie Gleason
Directed By:
Hal Needham
9. High-Ballin' (1978)
14
3
High-Ballin'
PG
14
3

This Canadian action-comedy-thriller follows three truckers - Duke, Rane and Pickup - as they put up a tough fight against King Carroll and his goons, who wants to put all the local independent truckers out of business.

Role:
Duke
Starring:
Peter Fonda, Helen Shaver, Chris Wiggins, Chris Langevin
Directed By:
Peter Carter
10. Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
9
2
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3
PG
9
2

A sheriff who is about to retire is challenged by Big Enos and Little Enos, to take a huge stuffed fish to Texas from Florida.

Role:
Cledus Snow / 'Bandit'
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Colleen Camp, Paul Williams
Directed By:
Dick Lowry
11. Dolly (1987)
12
2
Dolly
12
2
Starring:
Dolly Parton, Lee Majors, Frank Oz, Ritch Brinkley, Richard Dennison
Directed By:
Don Mischer, Louis J. Horvitz, Jeff Margolis
12. What Comes Around (1985)
12
3
What Comes Around
PG
12
3
Role:
Joe Hawkins
Starring:
Bo Hopkins, Arte Johnson, Barry Corbin, Ken Jenkins
Directed By:
Jerry Reed

TV Movie(s)

1. Harper Valley, U.S.A. (1969)
14
2
Harper Valley, U.S.A.
14
2
Role:
Host
Starring:
Mel Tillis, Jeannie C. Riley, Tom T. Hall
Directed By:
Jonathan Lucas

TV Shows and Videos

Nashville 99 (1977)
Nashville 99
Role:
Det. Trace Mayne (3 episodes, 1977)
Starring:
Claude Akins, Don Johnson, Lucille Benson, Charley Pride
Directed By:
Lawrence Dobkin, Don McDougall, Andrew V. McLaglen, George Sherman
Mama's Family (1983)
Mama's Family
TV-PG
Starring:
Richard Dawson, Fred Willard, Betty White, Carol Burnett, Vicki Lawrence, Ken Berry, Dorothy Lyman
Directed By:
Dick Martin, Harvey Korman, Dave Powers, Roger Beatty
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969)
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
Role:
Himself (5 episodes, 1970-1972)
Starring:
Dionne Warwick, Liberace, Glen Campbell, Roger Carroll, John Hartford
Directed By:
Marty Pasetta, Jack Shea
Evening Shade (1990)
Evening Shade
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Leah Remini, Hal Holbrook, Billy Bob Thornton, Raquel Welch, Charles Durning, Rider Strong
Directed By:
Burt Reynolds, Harry Thomason, James Hampton, David Steinberg, Robby Benson
B.L. Stryker (1989)
B.L. Stryker
Starring:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Rita Moreno, Cicely Tyson, Neil Patrick Harris, Julianne Moore, Abe Vigoda, Ossie Davis
Directed By:
Burt Reynolds, Tony Wharmby
Concrete Cowboys (1979)
Concrete Cowboys
Role:
J.D. Reed (8 episodes, 1979-1981)
Starring:
Tom Selleck, Herbie Hancock, Rosey Grier, Claude Akins, Geoffrey Scott
Directed By:
Leo Penn, Lawrence Dobkin

Jerry Reed Awards

People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Motion Picture Supporting Actor 1979
Grammy Awards
Winner Best Country Instrumental Performance 1993
Winner Best Country Vocal Performance, Male 1972
Winner Best Country Instrumental Performance 1971