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List of Rodney Dangerfield Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Killing (1956)
15
4
The Killing
15
4

Johnny Clay, a veteran criminal, plans one big final theft before marrying his girlfriend Fay, and going straight. He assembles a five men team for a $2million robbery at Lansdowne Racetrack, and instructs them not to tell even their beloveds. But one of them, a ticket-clerk at the racetrack, reveals this to impress his shrewish wife. Can this affect the well-hatched plot? 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Vince Edwards, Sterling Hayden, Ted de Corsia, Coleen Gray, Jay C. Flippen
2. Caddyshack (1980)
21
2
Caddyshack
R
21
2

Danny Noonan, a young caddy, intends to bag the prestigious caddy scholarship offered by the Bushwood Country Club. For this, he has to impress the arrogant Judge Elihu Smails, the co-owner of the club. Al Czervik, a loud construction tycoon wants to purchase the club and gets into a conflict with Smails. Meanwhile, the golf course ground keeper is troubled by a rampaging gopher.

As:
Cast
Role:
Al Czervik
Director:
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe
3. The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More (1983)
15
3
The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More
15
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself / Various
Director:
Walter C. Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
4. Easy Money (1983)
23
3
Easy Money
R
23
3

Monty is a photographer living in Staten Island, who is addicted to pot-smoking, drinking as well as gambling. Although he loves his wife Rose, he has a bitter relationship with his mother-in-law. In addition, there is also a rivalry between their families since he is Italian, and they are Irish. When his mother-in-law passes away, Monty realizes that he will receive a $10 million inheritance, if he can give up his addiction to drinking, pot and gambling.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Monty Capuletti
Director:
James Signorelli
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara
5. Natural Born Killers (1994)
12
6
Natural Born Killers
R
12
6

A chilling crime drama, Natural Born Killers, sees a young serial-killer couple, Mickey and Mallory Knox, travel through three states, murdering 52 people to become television sensations thanks to overzealous reporting by journalist, Wayne Gale. Starring Woody Harrelson and Juliette Lewis as the Knoxes, and Robert Downey Jr. as Gale, this movie highlights the sensationalization of mass murderers in mainstream media.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ed Wilson, Mallory's Dad
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Crime
6. Back to School (1986)
18
2
Back to School
PG-13
18
2

A self-made wealthy but uneducated businessman Thornton Melon decides to enroll himself as freshman to encourage his dispirited son, Jason. to continue his college studies. With big parties and right connections, Thornton becomes popular, and manages to get his schoolwork done by others. But then realizing that money can’t buy him education, he works on his degree to lift his son’s morals.

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Thornton Melon
Director:
Alan Metter
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Adrienne Barbeau, Robert Downey Jr., Burt Young, Sally Kellerman
8. The Projectionist (1971)
10
2
The Projectionist
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Renaldi / The Bat
Director:
Harry Hurwitz
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ina Balin, Chuck McCann, Jára Kohout, Harry Hurwitz
9. Casper (1995)
11
2
Casper
PG
11
2

Based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character, Casper the Friendly Ghost, this poignant and heartwarming film tells the story of Casper who becomes a ghost after his untimely death. The film’s visual effects and music score are spectacular, and its success spawned numerous sequels. 

 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Brad Silberling
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Comedy
10. Ladybugs (1992)
16
2
Ladybugs
PG-13
16
2

Ladybugs is a sports comedy film which tells the story of Chester Lee, who wants to climb the ladder to success in the corporate world. Eventually, he agrees to coach the company’s all-girls soccer team, hoping that it will help him earn a promotion. For this, he enlists the help of his fiancée’s son.

As:
Cast
Role:
Chester Lee
Director:
Sidney J. Furie
Genres:
Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jonathan Brandis, Ilene Graff, Jackée Harry, Vinessa Shaw
11. Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
14
2
Meet Wally Sparks
R
14
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Wally Sparks
Director:
Peter Baldwin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Cindy Williams, Tim Allen, Gilbert Gottfried, Tony Danza, Jay Leno, Roseanne Barr, Michael Weatherly
12. Little Nicky (2000)
12
3
Little Nicky
PG-13
12
3

Furious that their father thinks they are not fit enough to rule the Hell, Satan’s two elder sons come down to the earth to create another Hell and while doing so they freeze the entrance of the Hell, knowing that it will cause their father’s body to decompose. Satan is now forced to rely on Nicky, his mild-mannered third son, to bring his errant brothers home before it is too late.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Brill
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam Sandler, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Nealon, Quentin Tarantino, Rhys Ifans, Carl Weathers, Rob Schneider
13. My 5 Wives (2000)
11
2
My 5 Wives
R
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Monte Peterson
Director:
Sidney J. Furie
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Molly Shannon, Jerry Stiller, Andrew Dice Clay, John Byner
14. The Godson (1998)
7
1
The Godson
PG-13
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
The Rodfather
Director:
Bob Hoge
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lou Ferrigno, Fabiana Udenio, Dom DeLuise, Kevin McDonald
15. Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1986)
13
3
Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
TV-MA
13
3
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Walter C. Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Roseanne Barr, Sam Kinison, Jeff Altman, Bob Nelson
16. Nothin' Goes Right (1988)
12
2
Nothin' Goes Right
TV-MA
12
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Walter C. Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Hicks, Dom Irrera, Andrew Dice Clay, Lenny Clarke
17. Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed (1985)
12
2
Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed
12
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself / Various
Director:
Walter C. Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Harvey Korman, Morgan Fairchild, Dick Butkus, Bubba Smith
18. Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show (1991)
12
2
Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show
12
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Debbie Palacio
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Allen, Corbin Bernsen, Harry Basil, Roger Behr
19. Sea World and Busch Gardens Adventures: Alien Vacation! (1997)
10
2
Sea World and Busch Gardens Adventures: Alien Vacation!
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Yendor
Director:
Morris Abraham
Star Cast:
Doris Roberts, Dave Coulier, Brad Garrett, Adam Busch
20. Pirates: 3D Show (1999)
9
2
Pirates: 3D Show
9
2
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Keith Melton
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Eric Idle, Adam Wylie, Brian D. Pollock, Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
21. Angels with Angles (2005)
10
2
Angels with Angles
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Edmund Lane
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Adam West, Jerry Mathers, Julie Carmen, Frank Gorshin, Scott Edmund Lane, David Proval
22. The 4th Tenor (2002)
15
2
The 4th Tenor
PG-13
15
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Lupo
Director:
Harry Basil
Genres:
Music, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Davi, Annabelle Gurwitch, Charles Fleischer, Anita De Simone
23. Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
9
2
Rusty: A Dog's Tale
G
9
2
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Shuki Levy
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jim Cummings, Hal Holbrook, Patrick Duffy, Rue McClanahan
24. Back by Midnight (2004)
9
2
Back by Midnight
R
9
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Jake Puloski
Director:
Harry Basil
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kirstie Alley, Ed Begley Jr., Gilbert Gottfried, Randy Quaid, Phil LaMarr, Paul Rodriguez

TV Movie(s)

1. Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (1977)
15
3
Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover
15
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Ron Satlof
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bobby Troup, Jane Seymour, Jack Cassidy, Tim Thomerson, Jack Colvin, Terry Kiser
2. The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1982)
12
2
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
12
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself / Various
Director:
Walter C. Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Murray, Aretha Franklin, Valerie Perrine, Charles 'Honi' Coles
3. It's Lonely at the Top (1992)
14
3
It's Lonely at the Top
14
3
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jackée Harry, Lawrence R. Leritz
4. Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place (1989)
12
2
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place
TV-MA
12
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Gregory Sills
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tobey Maguire, Tim Allen, Richard Epcar, Bernadette Birkett
5. This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary Special (1981)
12
2
This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary Special
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Bruce Gowers
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, Yakima Canutt, David Bradley, Buck Buchanan
6. Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? (1998)
10
2
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh?
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Larry Carroll
Genres:
Documentary, Biography
Star Cast:
Sam Kinison, Beverly D'Angelo, Larry King, Bill Kinison
7. Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast (1997)
11
2
Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Bruce Gowers
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Allen, Paul Rodriguez, Sandra Bernhard, Louie Anderson
8. The Earth Day Special (1990)
9
2
The Earth Day Special
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Dwight Hemion, James Burrows, Gerry Cohen, Ted Haimes, Jim Henson
Genres:
Comedy, Music, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
James Brolin, Dennis Miller, Christopher Lloyd, Lisa Bonet, Kelsey Grammer, Rick Moranis, Katey Sagal
9. ...Where's Rodney? (1990)
6
1
...Where's Rodney?
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
John Sgueglia
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Soleil Moon Frye, Jane Daly, Jared Rushton, Jay Thomas

Animation(s)

The Simpsons (1989)
The Simpsons
TV-14
As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Benedict Cumberbatch, Fran Drescher, Frances McDormand, Edward James Olmos, Eva Longoria
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
TV-PG
As:
Cast, Writer
Genres:
Animation, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jon Stewart, Joy Behar, David Cross, Garry Shandling, Whoopi Goldberg, Carrie Fisher, Lisa Kudrow
NBC Experiment in Television (1967)
NBC Experiment in Television
As:
Cast
Director:
Ernest Pintoff, Victor Vicas, Guy Fraumeni, Federico Fellini
Genres:
Drama, Animation, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Pleasence, Frank Langella, Nanette Fabray, David Warner, Edward Binns
Rover Dangerfield (1991)
Rover Dangerfield
G
Plot:

Rover is a street dog owned by a Las Vegas showgirl. However, her partner throws him off the Hoover Dam. Rover survives but ends up on a farm. He soon starts to work there and is exposed to the harsh life.

As:
Cast, Producer, Writer, Voiceover
Role:
Rover Dangerfield (voice)
Director:
James L. George, Bob Seeley
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Ronnie Schell, Dana Hill, Tress MacNeille, Susan Boyd
The Electric Piper (2003)
The Electric Piper
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Rat-A-Tat-Tat (voice)
Director:
Raymie Muzquiz
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Star Cast:
Wayne Brady, Rob Schneider, Laura San Giacomo, Christine Ebersole, Rob Schneider
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
Casper: A Spirited Beginning
PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Mayor Johnny Hunt
Director:
Sean McNamara
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Horror, Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
Sherman Hemsley, James Earl Jones, Pauly Shore, Lori Loughlin, Ben Stein, Brian Doyle-Murray, Michael McKean

TV Shows and Videos

That's Life (1968)
That's Life
As:
Cast
Director:
Stan Harris
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Liza Minnelli, Betty White, George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Paul Lynde, Ethel Merman, Agnes Moorehead
Muscle Rock Madness (1992)
Muscle Rock Madness
As:
Cast
Director:
Eric Shaw
Genres:
Music
Star Cast:
The Beast, Reggie Bennett, Chopper, Chad Davidsen
Not Necessarily the News (1982)
Not Necessarily the News
As:
Cast
Director:
Hoite C. Caston, John Moffitt, David Grossman, Tom Kramer, Paul Miller
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Matthew Perry, Traci Lords, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Anne Bloom, Lucy Webb
Rodney's Act (2004)
Rodney's Act
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Genres:
Comedy
Still Standing (2002)
Still Standing
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrew D. Weyman, Gerry Cohen, John Tracy, Mark Cendrowski, Bob Koherr
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
Ashley Tisdale, Tom Bosley, Thomas F. Wilson, David Hasselhoff, Vanessa Hudgens, Swoosie Kurtz, Ben Savage
Guide to Golf Style and Etiquette (1995)
Guide to Golf Style and Etiquette
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Rodney
Director:
Anthony Dalesandro
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Harvey J. Alperin, Susan Cardillo, Jerry Hauck, Derek Mark Lochran
Phil of the Future (2004)
Phil of the Future
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Director:
Fred Savage, Tim O'Donnell, David Kendall, Savage Steve Holland, Neal Israel
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lyndsy Fonseca, Jason Earles, Evan Peters, Brenda Song, Brittney Powell, Ben Savage, Raviv Ullman
Suddenly Susan (1996)
Suddenly Susan
As:
Cast
Director:
Steve Zuckerman, Shelley Jensen, Tom Moore, Lee Shallat Chemel, Leonard R. Garner Jr.
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tony Curtis, Chris Parnell, Kathy Griffin, Joan Rivers, Ali Larter, Judd Nelson, Christina Moore
Rodney Dangerfield: Twist and Shout (1986)
Rodney Dangerfield: Twist and Shout
As:
Cast
Role:
Rodney Dangerfield
Genres:
Short, Music
Lionel Richie: Dancing on the Ceiling (1986)
Lionel Richie: Dancing on the Ceiling
As:
Cast
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Cheech Marin, Lionel Richie, Diane Alexander
The Lionel Richie Collection (2003)
The Lionel Richie Collection
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (segment "Dancing on the Ceiling")
Director:
Michael Bay, Bob Giraldi, Bob Rafelson, Stanley Donen, Taylor Hackford
Genres:
Documentary, Music
Star Cast:
Lionel Richie, Laura Carrington, Michael DeLorenzo, Danuta Tangalos

Rodney Dangerfield Awards

Grammy Awards
Winner Best Comedy Recording 1981