The Best 26 Films of Richard Dreyfuss.

Wonderful actor, Richard Dreyfuss is one an amazing group
of artists who impacted the decade of the 70's in a significant manner. (See my list: The Actors of the 70's; 10 guys who changed....everything.) The performances of
the likebale Richard Dreyfuss have been consistently excellent. Here are 26 of his very best.
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1.
Jaws (1975)
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A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
 
2.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995)
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A frustrated composer finds fulfillment as a high school music teacher. (143 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
3.
The Goodbye Girl (1977)
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After being dumped by her live-in boyfriend, an unemployed dancer and her 10-year-old daughter are reluctantly forced to live with a struggling off-Broadway actor. (111 mins.)
Director: Herbert Ross
 
4.
Nuts (1987)
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A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent. (116 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
5.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos. (137 mins.)
 
6.
American Graffiti (1973)
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A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
7.
The American President (1995)
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Comedy-drama about a widowed U.S. President and a lobbyist who fall in love. It's all above-board, but "politics is perception", and sparks fly anyway. (114 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
8.
The Competition (1980)
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The movie centers on a piano competition whose winner is assured of success. It is Paul's last chance to compete... (123 mins.)
Director: Joel Oliansky
 
9.
Tin Men (1987)
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A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore. (112 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
10.
What About Bob? (1991)
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A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, an obsessive-compulsive neurotic, tracks him down during his family vacation. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
11.
Lansky (1999 TV Movie)
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This is the telling of the life of organized crime boss, Meyer Lansky, as remembered by him as a very... (116 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
 
12.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
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The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society... (120 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
13.
W. (2008)
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A chronicle of the life and presidency of George W. Bush. (129 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
14.
Stand by Me (1986)
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
15.
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
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A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool. (103 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
16.
Always (1989)
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The spirit of a recently deceased expert pilot mentors a newer pilot while watching him fall in love with the girlfriend that he left behind. (122 mins.)
 
17.
Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
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An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys. (94 mins.)
Director: Todd Holland
 
18.
The Big Fix (1978)
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An ex-'60s radical now working as a private eye is hired by an old flame to investigate a political smear campaign. The case becomes more dangerous as it unfolds. (108 mins.)
 
19.
Stakeout (1987)
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Two detectives observe an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend, but complications set in when one of them falls for her. (117 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
20.
Postcards from the Edge (1990)
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A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment. (101 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
21.
My Life in Ruins (2009)
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A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece. (95 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
22.
Madoff (2016 Mini-Series)
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The rise and fall of Bernie Madoff, whose Ponzi scheme bilked $65 billion from unsuspecting victims; the largest fraud in US history. (165 mins.)
 
23.
Zipper (2015)
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A successful family man with a blossoming political career loses all sense of morality when he becomes addicted to using an escort agency. (103 mins.)
Director: Mora Stephens
 
24.
Cas & Dylan (2013)
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A dying Doctor, who plans to check out on his own terms, takes a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an 'anything-but-normal' 22-year-old girl. (90 mins.)
Director: Jason Priestley
 
25.
Paranoia (2013)
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An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage. (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Luketic
 
26.
Leaves of Grass (2009)
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An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord. (105 mins.)