Richard Pryor

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1. Lost Highway (1997)

R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller

52 Metascore

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

Votes: 120,372 | Gross: $3.80M

2. Mad Dog Time (1996)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

With his boss in the madhouse, a mobster is temporary boss of the criminal empire just as vicious rivals threaten the control of the empire.

Director: Larry Bishop | Stars: Michael J. Pollard, Henry Silva, Gabriel Byrne, Jeff Goldblum

Votes: 2,589 | Gross: $0.08M

3. The Three Muscatels (1991)

90 min | Comedy

Richard Pryor stars in this parody of The Three Musketeers follows a coed who falls asleep while reading the book and dreams about a trio of swashbuckling heroes.

Director: Romell Foster-Owens | Stars: Flynn Belaine, Cal Wilson, Reynaldo Rey, Joe Torry

Votes: 87

4. Another You (1991)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

George has been in a mental hospital for three years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Mercedes Ruehl, Stephen Lang

Votes: 3,283 | Gross: $2.87M

5. Harlem Nights (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

16 Metascore

During the 1930s, a New York City illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters, and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

Director: Eddie Murphy | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

Votes: 18,557 | Gross: $60.86M

6. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

44 Metascore

Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 44,589 | Gross: $46.91M

7. Moving (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy

36 Metascore

Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Richard Pryor, Beverly Todd, Stacey Dash, Raphael Harris

Votes: 4,762 | Gross: $10.82M

8. Critical Condition (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy

Con man Kevin Lennihan, framed in a jewel smuggling, tries for an insanity plea, and is sent to a hospital for review, where he is confused for a doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 2,786 | Gross: $20.24M

9. Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling (1986)

R | 97 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

After severely burning himself in a drug incident, a comedian has a near death experience in which he reviews his life.

Director: Richard Pryor | Stars: Richard Pryor, Debbie Allen, Art Evans, Fay Hauser

Votes: 1,424 | Gross: $18.03M

10. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

37 Metascore

A minor league baseball player has to spend thirty million dollars in thirty days, in order to inherit three hundred million dollars. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 33,263 | Gross: $38.80M

11. Superman III (1983)

PG | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

44 Metascore

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 60,482 | Gross: $59.95M

12. The Toy (1982)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

16 Metascore

An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 10,568 | Gross: $47.12M

13. Some Kind of Hero (1982)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

A Vietnam vet returns home from a prisoner of war camp and is greeted as a hero, but is quickly forgotten and soon discovers how tough survival is in his own country.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Richard Pryor, Margot Kidder, Ray Sharkey, Ronny Cox

Votes: 1,201 | Gross: $23.67M

14. Bustin' Loose (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

55 Metascore

Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old ... See full summary »

Directors: Oz Scott, Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Angel Ramirez Jr., Jimmy Hughes

Votes: 2,519 | Gross: $31.26M

15. Stir Crazy (1980)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

56 Metascore

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Votes: 23,103 | Gross: $101.30M

16. In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion) (1980)

PG | 97 min | Comedy

Raised in a Trappist monastery, the innocent Brother Ambrose sets out to find money to save the bankrupt monastery. His education in worldliness is provided by a hooker. He eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Marty Feldman | Stars: Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Louise Lasser, Richard Pryor

Votes: 902 | Gross: $2.01M

17. Wholly Moses! (1980)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Fantasy

Harvey and Zoey, two tourists travelling through Israel, discover an ancient scroll describing the life of Herschel, the man who was almost Moses. Herschel receives the command from God to ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Weis | Stars: Dudley Moore, Laraine Newman, James Coco, Paul Sand

Votes: 1,676 | Gross: $14.16M

18. The Muppet Movie (1979)

G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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: 29,931 | Gross: $76.66M

19. California Suite (1978)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Misadventures of four groups of guests at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine

Votes: 6,054

20. The Wiz (1978)

G | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

An adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African-American experience.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross

Votes: 12,840 | Gross: $21.05M

21. Blue Collar (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

77 Metascore

When three workers try to steal from the local union, they discover the corruption of the union instead and decide to blackmail them.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 6,307

22. Which Way Is Up? (1977)

R | 94 min | Comedy

Richard Pryor is playing three different roles here. The first being a poor orange picker named Leroy Jones who gets laid off when by mistake he joins the worker's union during one of their... See full summary »

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Lonette McKee, Margaret Avery, Morgan Woodward

Votes: 1,392 | Gross: $17.00M

23. Silver Streak (1976)

PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

41 Metascore

On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 16,628

24. Car Wash (1976)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

A comedic take on the daily life of a car wash employees, chronicling their hopes, fears, joys, dreams and tribulations. And meeting a few eccentric costumers along the way.

Director: Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye, Darrow Igus, Otis Day

Votes: 5,890

25. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Sport

Tired of the slave-like treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Richard Pryor, Rico Dawson

Votes: 1,489

26. Adiós Amigo (1975)

PG | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Western

A conman's crimes are blamed on a good-natured fast-drawing cowboy he meets and decides to use as decoy.

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Richard Pryor, James Brown, Robert Phillips

Votes: 213

27. Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

At Madame Zenobia's illegal nightclub, when Steve Jackson and Wardell Franklin get robbed of their wallets containing a winning lottery ticket, they set out to recover it.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Flip Wilson

Votes: 1,811

28. Lily (1973 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy

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Director: Bill Davis | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Richard Pryor, Bill Gerber, Judith Kahan

Votes: 12

29. Hit! (1973)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama

A Federal Agent, whose daughter dies of a heroin overdose, is determined to destroy the drug ring that supplied her. He recruits various people whose lives have been torn apart by the drug ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles

Votes: 399

30. Some Call It Loving (1973)

R | 103 min | Drama

A woman who's been asleep for years is part of a carnival that sells her kisses for a buck. A lonely jazz musician buys her. Once awake, the two of them and his two girlfriends hook up. But sometimes, dreams are better than reality.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Zalman King, Carol White, Tisa Farrow, Richard Pryor

Votes: 324

31. The Mack (1973)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama

Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up King of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor, Carol Speed

Votes: 2,466

33. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)

R | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of the troubled life and career of the legendary Jazz singer, Billie Holiday.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, James T. Callahan

Votes: 3,372 | Gross: $9.60M

34. You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat (1971)

R | 85 min | Drama, Comedy

This oddball counterculture comedy/drama follows Zalman King through a series of kooky misadventures while he searches for his life's purpose in New York City.

Director: Peter Locke | Stars: Zalman King, Allen Garfield, Suzette Green, Richard Pryor

Votes: 40

35. The Phynx (1970)

M/PG | 81 min | Comedy, Music

A rock band becomes embroiled in foreign affairs when they're sent to go on tour in Albania as a cover to find hostages in a remote castle held by Communist enemies of the U.S.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Michael A. Miller, Ray Chippeway, Dennis Larden, Lonny Stevens

Votes: 178

36. Carter's Army (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Susan Oliver, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 414

37. Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales (1969)

Comedy, Drama

A white man goes on trial for having raped a black woman.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Richard Pryor, Franklyn Ajaye

Votes: 22

38. Wild in the Streets (1968)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 1,743

39. The Busy Body (1967)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy

Sid Caesar stars as the bumbling right hand man of mob boss Robert Ryan who is sent to find a corpse buried in a suit lined with stolen mob money.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Sid Caesar, Robert Ryan, Anne Baxter, Kay Medford

Votes: 261



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