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List of Rodney Dangerfield Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Killing (1956)
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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? 

Starring:
Vince Edwards, Sterling Hayden, Ted de Corsia, Coleen Gray, Jay C. Flippen
Directed By:
2. Caddyshack (1980)
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2
Caddyshack
R
22
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.

Role:
Al Czervik
Starring:
Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Brian Doyle-Murray, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe
Directed By:
3. The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More (1983)
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3
The Rodney Dangerfield Special: I Can't Take It No More
16
3

The second ABC special of well-known American stand-up comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield.

Role:
Himself / Various
Starring:
Directed By:
Walter C. Miller
4. Easy Money (1983)
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3
Easy Money
R
25
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.

Role:
Monty Capuletti
Starring:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Joe Pesci, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Candice Azzara
Directed By:
James Signorelli
5. Natural Born Killers (1994)
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6
Natural Born Killers
R
13
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.

Role:
Ed Wilson, Mallory's Dad
Directed By:
6. Back to School (1986)
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2
Back to School
PG-13
20
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.

Role:
Thornton Melon
Starring:
Adrienne Barbeau, Robert Downey Jr., Burt Young, Sally Kellerman
Directed By:
Alan Metter
8. The Projectionist (1971)
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2
The Projectionist
PG
11
2
Role:
Renaldi / The Bat
Starring:
Ina Balin, Chuck McCann, Jára Kohout, Harry Hurwitz
Directed By:
Harry Hurwitz
9. Casper (1995)
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2
Casper
PG
13
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. 

 

Directed By:
Brad Silberling
10. Ladybugs (1992)
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2
Ladybugs
PG-13
18
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.

Role:
Chester Lee
Starring:
Jonathan Brandis, Ilene Graff, Jackée Harry, Vinessa Shaw
Directed By:
Sidney J. Furie
11. Meet Wally Sparks (1997)
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2
Meet Wally Sparks
R
16
2
Role:
Wally Sparks
Starring:
Cindy Williams, Tim Allen, Gilbert Gottfried, Tony Danza, Jay Leno, Roseanne Barr, Michael Weatherly
Directed By:
Peter Baldwin
12. Little Nicky (2000)
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Little Nicky
PG-13
14
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.  

Starring:
Adam Sandler, Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Nealon, Quentin Tarantino, Rob Schneider, Rhys Ifans, Carl Weathers
Directed By:
Steven Brill
13. My 5 Wives (2000)
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2
My 5 Wives
R
12
2
Role:
Monte Peterson
Starring:
Molly Shannon, Jerry Stiller, Andrew Dice Clay, John Byner
Directed By:
Sidney J. Furie
14. The Godson (1998)
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1
The Godson
PG-13
8
1
Role:
The Rodfather
Starring:
Lou Ferrigno, Fabiana Udenio, Dom DeLuise, Kevin McDonald
Directed By:
Bob Hoge
15. Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1986)
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3
Rodney Dangerfield: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
TV-MA
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3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Roseanne Barr, Sam Kinison, Jeff Altman, Bob Nelson
Directed By:
Walter C. Miller
16. Nothin' Goes Right (1988)
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2
Nothin' Goes Right
TV-MA
13
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Bill Hicks, Dom Irrera, Andrew Dice Clay, Lenny Clarke
Directed By:
Walter C. Miller
17. Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed (1985)
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2
Rodney Dangerfield: Exposed
12
2
Role:
Himself / Various
Starring:
Harvey Korman, Morgan Fairchild, Dick Butkus, Bubba Smith
Directed By:
Walter C. Miller
18. Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show (1991)
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2
Rodney Dangerfield's The Really Big Show
12
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Steve Allen, Corbin Bernsen, Harry Basil, Roger Behr
Directed By:
Debbie Palacio
19. Sea World and Busch Gardens Adventures: Alien Vacation! (1997)
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2
Sea World and Busch Gardens Adventures: Alien Vacation!
10
2
Role:
Yendor
Starring:
Doris Roberts, Dave Coulier, Brad Garrett, Adam Busch
Directed By:
Morris Abraham
20. Pirates: 3D Show (1999)
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2
Pirates: 3D Show
9
2
Starring:
Leslie Nielsen, Eric Idle, Adam Wylie, Brian D. Pollock, Isaac C. Singleton Jr.
Directed By:
Keith Melton
21. Angels with Angles (2005)
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2
Angels with Angles
PG
11
2
Starring:
Adam West, Jerry Mathers, Julie Carmen, Frank Gorshin, Scott Edmund Lane, David Proval
Directed By:
Scott Edmund Lane
22. The 4th Tenor (2002)
15
2
The 4th Tenor
PG-13
15
2
Role:
Lupo
Starring:
Robert Davi, Annabelle Gurwitch, Charles Fleischer, Anita De Simone
Directed By:
Harry Basil
23. Rusty: A Dog's Tale (1998)
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2
Rusty: A Dog's Tale
G
9
2
Starring:
Jim Cummings, Hal Holbrook, Patrick Duffy, Rue McClanahan
Directed By:
Shuki Levy
24. Back by Midnight (2004)
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2
Back by Midnight
R
9
2
Role:
Jake Puloski
Starring:
Ed Begley Jr., Kirstie Alley, Gilbert Gottfried, Randy Quaid, Phil LaMarr, Paul Rodriguez
Directed By:
Harry Basil

TV Movie(s)

1. Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover (1977)
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Benny and Barney: Las Vegas Undercover
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4
Starring:
Bobby Troup, Jane Seymour, Jack Cassidy, Tim Thomerson, Jack Colvin, Terry Kiser
Directed By:
Ron Satlof
2. The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me (1982)
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2
The Rodney Dangerfield Show: It's Not Easy Bein' Me
12
2
Role:
Himself / Various
Starring:
Bill Murray, Aretha Franklin, Valerie Perrine, Charles 'Honi' Coles
Directed By:
Walter C. Miller
3. It's Lonely at the Top (1992)
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3
It's Lonely at the Top
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3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Jackée Harry, Lawrence R. Leritz
4. Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place (1989)
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2
Rodney Dangerfield: Opening Night at Rodney's Place
TV-MA
12
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Tobey Maguire, Tim Allen, Richard Epcar, Bernadette Birkett
Directed By:
Gregory Sills
5. This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary Special (1981)
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2
This Is Your Life: 30th Anniversary Special
13
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Yakima Canutt, David Bradley, Buck Buchanan
Directed By:
Bruce Gowers
6. Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh? (1998)
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2
Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh?
R
11
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Sam Kinison, Beverly D'Angelo, Larry King, Bill Kinison
Directed By:
Larry Carroll
7. Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast (1997)
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2
Rodney Dangerfield's 75th Birthday Toast
11
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Steve Allen, Paul Rodriguez, Sandra Bernhard, Louie Anderson
Directed By:
Bruce Gowers
8. The Earth Day Special (1990)
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2
The Earth Day Special
9
2
Starring:
James Brolin, Christopher Lloyd, Dennis Miller, Bea Arthur, Lisa Bonet, Edward James Olmos, Kelsey Grammer
Directed By:
Dwight Hemion, James Burrows, Gerry Cohen, Ted Haimes, Jim Henson
9. ...Where's Rodney? (1990)
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1
...Where's Rodney?
7
1
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Soleil Moon Frye, Jane Daly, Jared Rushton, Jay Thomas
Directed By:
John Sgueglia

Animation(s)

The Simpsons (1989)
The Simpsons
TV-14
Starring:
Liam Neeson, Mr. T, Jane Kaczmarek, Meg Ryan, Hugh Laurie, Fred Willard, Kiefer Sutherland
Directed By:
Mark Kirkland, Steven Dean Moore, Bob Anderson, Matthew Nastuk, Jim Reardon
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995)
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
TV-PG
Starring:
Jon Stewart, Joy Behar, David Cross, Carrie Fisher, Garry Shandling, Whoopi Goldberg, Ray Romano
NBC Experiment in Television (1967)
NBC Experiment in Television
Starring:
Donald Pleasence, Frank Langella, Nanette Fabray, David Warner, Edward Binns
Directed By:
Ernest Pintoff, Victor Vicas, Guy Fraumeni, Federico Fellini
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.

Role:
Rover Dangerfield (voice)
Starring:
Ronnie Schell, Dana Hill, Tress MacNeille, Susan Boyd
Directed By:
James L. George, Bob Seeley
The Electric Piper (2003)
The Electric Piper
Role:
Rat-A-Tat-Tat (voice)
Starring:
Wayne Brady, Rob Schneider, Laura San Giacomo, Christine Ebersole, Rob Schneider
Directed By:
Raymie Muzquiz
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
Casper: A Spirited Beginning
PG
Role:
Mayor Johnny Hunt
Starring:
Sherman Hemsley, James Earl Jones, Pauly Shore, Lori Loughlin, Ben Stein, Brian Doyle-Murray, Michael McKean
Directed By:
Sean McNamara

TV Shows and Videos

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

Rodney Dangerfield Awards

Grammy Awards
Winner Best Comedy Recording 1981