Best Movies of Richard Dreyfuss

Jaws (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 227 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: $260.00M

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.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Aggregate Rating: 182 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $128.30M

Following 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.

Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

Aggregate Rating: 146 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $62.13M

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

What About Bob? (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $63.71M

A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, an obsessive-compulsive neurotic, tracks him down during his family vacation.

Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $9.88M

A newly elected District Attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.

Always (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $43.86M

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.

Poseidon (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 115 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: $60.66M

On New Year's Eve, the luxury ocean liner Poseidon capsizes after being swamped by a rogue wave. The survivors are left to fight for their lives as they attempt to escape the sinking ship.

Piranha 3D (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 113 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $25.00M

After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Astronaut (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 109 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: null

A lonely widower battles his family, ill health and time to win a competition for a golden ticket to space.

Let It Ride (1989)

Aggregate Rating: 103 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 33 | Earnings: $4.97M

A nosy cab driver gets a hot tip on a race horse and wins big, but he can't seem to stop gambling. Will he go broke or walk home with a pretty penny?

Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 100 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 36 | Earnings: $0.25M

Cletis Tout is a comedy about mistaken identities, a hit man who sees everything in terms of the movies and a twenty year old diamond heist.

Cas & Dylan (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 98 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 32 | Earnings: null

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.

American Graffiti (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 97 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $115.00M

A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Zipper (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 97 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 39 | Earnings: null

A successful family man with a blossoming political career loses all sense of morality when he becomes addicted to using an escort agency.

The Lightkeepers (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 96 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 41 | Earnings: null

Set in the year 1912 on Cape Cod, a lighthouse keeper who has disavowed any association with females, must deal with the appearance of two attractive women who move into a nearby cottage for the summer.

My Life in Ruins (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 95 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 34 | Earnings: $8.66M

A travel guide rediscovers her romantic side on a trip around Greece.

The Crew (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 93 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 37 | Earnings: $13.02M

Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.

Daughter of the Wolf (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 90 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 36 | Earnings: null

A military veteran hunts the men who kidnapped her son.

The Last Laugh (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 88 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 31 | Earnings: null

When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)

Aggregate Rating: 78 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $0.74M

Two minor characters from the play 'Hamlet' stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.