Top 30 Danny Devito Films

by brusty1 | created - 25 Jul 2015 | updated - 07 Dec 2016 | Public

I've seen 43 of Devito's films. These are my 30 favorites in order. He's been in a lot of good ones.

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

R | 133 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Michael Berryman

Votes: 853,146 | Gross: $112.00M

2. Terms of Endearment (1983)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

Votes: 50,673 | Gross: $108.42M

3. The War of the Roses (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Romance

79 Metascore

A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht

Votes: 45,356 | Gross: $86.89M

4. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 395,723 | Gross: $66.26M

5. I'm Still Here (I) (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

48 Metascore

Documents Joaquin Phoenix's transition from the acting world to a career as an aspiring rapper.

Director: Casey Affleck | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Antony Langdon, Carey Perloff, Larry McHale

Votes: 19,368 | Gross: $0.41M

6. Other People's Money (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A corporate raider buys up shares in an undervalued company and falls in love with the founder's son's lawyer/step daughter. Let the battle begin.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie

Votes: 7,494 | Gross: $25.68M

7. Man on the Moon (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

The life and career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Greyson Erik Pendry

Votes: 118,447 | Gross: $34.58M

8. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

56 Metascore

A bitter ex-husband wants his former spouse dead. A put-upon momma's boy wants his mother dead. Who will pull it off?

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist, Anne Ramsey

Votes: 31,569 | Gross: $57.92M

9. Hoffa (1992)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

50 Metascore

The story of the notorious American labor union figure Jimmy Hoffa, who organizes a bitter strike, makes deals with members of the organized crime syndicate and mysteriously disappears in 1975.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Armand Assante, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 20,045 | Gross: $24.28M

10. Heist (2001)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

A career jewel thief finds himself at tense odds with his longtime partner, a crime boss who sends his nephew to keep watch.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rebecca Pidgeon, Danny DeVito, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 31,735 | Gross: $0.05M

11. The Rainmaker (1997)

PG-13 | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent insurance company.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight

Votes: 57,504 | Gross: $45.86M

12. Ruthless People (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

78 Metascore

A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater

Votes: 24,461 | Gross: $71.62M

13. Other People's Money (1991)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A corporate raider buys up shares in an undervalued company and falls in love with the founder's son's lawyer/step daughter. Let the battle begin.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, Penelope Ann Miller, Piper Laurie

Votes: 7,494 | Gross: $25.68M

14. The Virgin Suicides (1999)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 136,699 | Gross: $4.86M

15. Living Out Loud (1998)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Judith Nelson quit her medical studies to marry. Years later, her husband, a physician, divorces her to be with another doctor. Deeply frustrated, she now lives alone in her luxury ... See full summary »

Director: Richard LaGravenese | Stars: Holly Hunter, Danny DeVito, Queen Latifah, Martin Donovan

Votes: 4,412 | Gross: $12.90M

16. The Lorax (2012)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

46 Metascore

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda | Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms

Votes: 91,994 | Gross: $214.03M

17. Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

68 Metascore

Batman returns to the big screen when a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaks havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

Votes: 258,918 | Gross: $162.83M

18. Twins (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

53 Metascore

A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston, Chloe Webb

Votes: 106,374 | Gross: $111.94M

19. Mars Attacks! (1996)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening

Votes: 200,252 | Gross: $37.77M

20. Romancing the Stone (1984)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

A mousy romance novelist sets off for Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman

Votes: 77,328 | Gross: $76.57M

21. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 488,131 | Gross: $250.69M

22. Jack the Bear (1993)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

Danny DeVito is John Leary, a professional clown, whose wife's death in a car accident has left him to care for his two young boys.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Danny DeVito, Gary Sinise, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes

Votes: 3,755 | Gross: $5.15M

23. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 503,192 | Gross: $64.62M

24. 10 Items or Less (2006)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

An actor (Freeman) prepping for an upcoming role meets a quirky grocery clerk (Vega), and the pair hit the road to show one another their respective worlds.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Paz Vega, Jonah Hill, Anne Dudek

Votes: 13,904 | Gross: $0.08M

25. Solitary Man (2009)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.

Directors: Brian Koppelman, David Levien | Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg, Danny DeVito

Votes: 15,125 | Gross: $4.36M

26. The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When Joan Wilder is abducted while on a trip along the Nile, her boyfriend, Jack Colton, and pal Ralph rush to rescue her and retrieve a fabled jewel.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Spyros Fokas

Votes: 47,588 | Gross: $75.97M

27. Get Shorty (1995)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

82 Metascore

A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt, and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

Votes: 72,260 | Gross: $72.08M

28. Anything Else (2003)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Romance

43 Metascore

Jerry Falk learns a lesson the hard way when he falls head over heels in love with a beautiful but flighty girl, Amanda.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Jason Biggs, Christina Ricci, Danny DeVito

Votes: 28,552 | Gross: $3.20M

29. Wise Guys (1986)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

62 Metascore

Harry Valentini and Moe Dickstein are both errand boys for the Mob. When they lose two hundred fifty thousand dollars, they are set up to kill each other. But they run off to Atlantic City, and comedy follows.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Danny DeVito, Joe Piscopo, Harvey Keitel, Ray Sharkey

Votes: 5,017 | Gross: $8.48M

30. Death to Smoochy (2002)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

38 Metascore

A kids show host, Rainbow Randolph, is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the business of kids television isn't all child's play.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito

Votes: 37,633 | Gross: $8.36M



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