21 Best Movie Casts

by whutchinson60 | created - 03 Mar 2012 | updated - 09 Mar 2012 | Public

my 21 favorite movie casts. not necessarily the best movies but the casts are all epic...the movie 21 is not on this list.

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1. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 24,453 | Gross: $50.24M

Danza, Lloyd, and Glover haven't done much since this but the fact that big tony danza and lloyd reunite from taxi is awsome. The rest of the cast includes a young joeseph gordon levitt, adrian brody (master of style), matthew mcconaughey, and the guy from band of brothers. Ridiculous. "You got an angel witcha"

2. True Romance (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.9
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57 Metascore

In Detroit, a lonely pop culture geek marries a call girl, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood. Meanwhile, the owners of the cocaine - the Mob - track them down in an attempt to reclaim it.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer

Votes: 177,892 | Gross: $12.28M

not only written by tarantino and directed by tony scott the cast is so amazingly over the top as is the movie. Christian Slater, Michael Rappaport, Gary Oldman (his best role), Brad Pitt(before he was Brad Pitt), Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Chris Penn, Tom Seizmore, Samuel l Jackson, pre Sopranos James Gandolphini, Saul Rubinik, Bronson Pinchot,Patricia Arquette. The movie just gets crazier and crazier as we meet these characters. Oh and by the way, Val *beep* Kilmer plays Elvis. "He must have thought it was white boy day."

3. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,496,239 | Gross: $107.93M

obviously, how could someone leave this one off, if you havent seen this and don't know whose in it than you should either go watch it or kill yourself. "Zeds dead baby, Zeds dead."

4. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller

7.8
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74 Metascore

Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Votes: 443,824 | Gross: $183.41M

can't leave this one out either...clooney, pitt, mac, damon, affleck(the good one), caan(the young one), gould, reiner, garcia, roberts, cheadle. It's off the hook. "You know we at the NGC have always supported the highering of colored..."

5. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

9.0
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82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,887,251 | Gross: $534.86M

After Nolan is done with the series they should just leave Batman alone in hollywood...they wont, but they should. Bale, Leger(so great), Caine, Freeman, Oldman, Eckhart, Gyllenhaal(should have kept the hot one), eric Roberts, the list goes on. "Rachel! RACHEL!"

6. Almost Famous (2000)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.

Director: Cameron Crowe | Stars: Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand

Votes: 223,828 | Gross: $32.53M

Crudup, Mcdormand,Hudson, Lee, Deschanel,Paquin, Seymour Hoffman, Dwight from the office, even gay ass Jimmy Fallon has a role... and Nick Swardson has a two second cameo. great movie great soundtrack great cast. "I'm always home, I'm uncool."

7. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 206,526 | Gross: $26.40M

It was either this or Magnolia since the cast is almost identical but Mark Whalberg and Burt"mustache"Reynolds put this one ahead. PT Anderson works with a lot of these actors in each of his movies and for good reason. Seymour *beep* idiot!), John C. Riely, Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham(hello), Luis Guzman, Thomas Jane, Alfred Molina(doc oc), William H Macy and Philip Baker Hall(Seinfelds Bookman) and Mark Whalberg's fake dick....woweewow "Nobody messes with Chest and Brock!"

8. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 608,577 | Gross: $17.50M

John Goodman and Jeff Bridges, that's almost epic enough, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Seymour Hoffman(seemingly always in a good cast), Tara Reid, John Tuturro(jesus),The amazing Sam Elliot, David Thewlis,Peter Stormare ...and Flea! "Who are you Maude's friend with the kleft *beep*

9. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.6
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74 Metascore

Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 27,666 | Gross: $76.66M

Try to disagree. I'm a huge muppets fan and if you aren't than you should be angry at your parents for *beep* up your childhood. This movie just parades superstars in front of the camera...and does it well. Practically every comic genius of that time appears. Steve Martin, Milton Berel, Mel Brooks, Dom Deluise, Bob Hope, Elliot Gould, James Coburn, Madeline Khan, Cloris Leachman, Richard Pryor, Telly Savalas, Orson Welles...there are more and its the *beep* Not to mention all the muppets are in it. "Take the fork in the road."

10. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 329,272 | Gross: $30.86M

I refuse to leave a movie starring Andre the Giant off this list. Robin Wright, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Christopher Guest and Billy Crystal(reuniting from snl), Wallace Shawn(an inconceivably awsome voice),Fred Savage(suprisingly without narration), and the late great Peter Falk. Such a great movie that anyone can watch and enjoy. "Anybody want a peanut?"

11. The Usual Suspects (1995)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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77 Metascore

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 835,193 | Gross: $23.34M

Spacey, Del Toro, Pete Postlethwaite, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollack, Steven Baldwin(the second best Baldwin), Dan Hedaya and Chazz Palminteri(who i sometimes confuse with Joe Montenga) "Yea I was just about to tell you to shutup."

12. Hook (1991)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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52 Metascore

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 200,582 | Gross: $119.65M

Can't beat this movie Dustin Hoffman IS Captain Hook, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Maggie Smith, the italian kid, the retarded kid, the fat black kid, Bob Hoskins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Glen Close, Dante Basco graces us with another fine performance and Phil Collins has a small role. "Lookie lookie I got Hookie."

13. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 243,352 | Gross: $101.12M

Are you kidding me? Cage, Buscemi, Rhames, Malkovich, Danny Trejo(machete), Dave Chappelle, John Cusack and Cage speaks in an epic southern accent. "you've prooven to be a useful mamal."

14. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 987,214 | Gross: $132.38M

You need a Scorsese movie on the list, Damon, Dicaprio,Whalberg, Baldwin (the lesser famous Alec), Sheen(the sane one), Winstone, Farmiga, Nicholson, Anthony Anderson, the guy from the Pacific and Kevin Corrigan(who has been in every mob movie) "PHHHHH What you don't know any Shakespeare?"

15. Knockaround Guys (2001)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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30 Metascore

The wannabe sons of mobsters go to a remote town in the Midwest, and get themselves into more trouble than anyone could anticipate.

Directors: Brian Koppelman, David Levien | Stars: Jennifer Baxter, Dennis Hopper, Vin Diesel, Barry Pepper

Votes: 20,698 | Gross: $11.63M

Overall a pretty bad movie but this is a cast list and the cast is great. Vin Diesel, Seth Green, Barry Pepper, Dennis Hopper, John Malkovich, Tom Noonan...honestly I just wanted a Vin Diesel movie on the list. "Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining."

16. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

7.2
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63 Metascore

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the 1970s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

Votes: 291,386 | Gross: $85.29M

One of the funniest movies and with this cast it should be, Ferrell, Applegate, Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Fred Armison, Seth Rogan has a small role, Dannny Trejo, Kathryn Hahn. Cameos by Tim Robbins, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn create the funniest gang showdown ever. "Even the guy who can't think said something!"

17. The Birdcage (1996)

R | 117 min | Comedy

7.0
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72 Metascore

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 67,763 | Gross: $124.06M

Seeing Robin Williams and Nathan Lane play gay lovers is genius by itself and the movie was even better than it sounds. Williams, Lane, Hackman, Azaria(why doesn't he play more roles like this), Flockhart, Diane Wiest and Christine Baranski. "The shoes, they make me fall down."

18. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist, while both sides attempt to find balance between their personal and professional lives.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 482,205 | Gross: $67.44M

I wish this was the only movie besides the Godfather part 2 that Pacino and DeNiro were in together...Pacino, DeNiro, Val Kilmer, Tom Seizmore, John Voight, Tom Noonan, The Allstate Guy, Danny Trejo, Ashley Judd, Natalie Portman, Jeremy Piven, Hank Azaria, Henry Rollins and Tone Loc doesn't sing funky cold medina. "She's got a GREAT ASSSS!"

19. Any Given Sunday (1999)

R | 162 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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52 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Al Pacino, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, James Woods

Votes: 103,048 | Gross: $75.53M

Please, this movie launched Jamie Foxx as a serious actor and the fact that it had real former and current NFL players made it so badass. Foxx, Pacino, Dennis Quaid, LL Cool Jay, Matthew Modine, Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Diaz, Jim Brown, Terrell Owens, Lawrence Taylor, James Woods, Charlton Heston, John C McGinley, Ricky Watters, Dick Buttkis, Johnny Unitas...and more it's an alstar lineup, literally. "Did you forget your invisible juice?"

20. Caddyshack (1980)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

7.3
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48 Metascore

An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

Votes: 90,014 | Gross: $39.85M

Four of the greatest comic minds ever in one movie. Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight. The rest of the cast isn't that famous but those four names alone warrant a spot on this list. "Hey everybody! We're all gonna get laid!"

21. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 348,236 | Gross: $77.81M

The best actor around Daniel Day Lewis, Leonardo Dicaprio, Cameron Diaz, John C. Reilly, Jim Broadbent, Brandon Gleeson and Liam Neeson! Crazy good cast and a hell of a movie. "No son the blood stays on the blade."

Honorable mentions: Magnolia Blues Brothers Goodfellas Shawshank Redemption Cool Hand Luke Color of Money A midsummer nights dream The Big Chill Romeo + Juliet Lords of Dogtown American Gangster Dirty Dozen Godfather Space JAm LA Confidential A Bridge too Far Platoon Mystic River Inglorious Basterds Jackie Brown JFK Longest Day Kill Bill(both) Saving Private Ryan Harry Potter 3 Milk Mystery Men Do the Right Thing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Expendables It's a mad mad mad mad world A Time to Kill Quick and the Dead Italian Job Fight Club