Want to know the best Burt Reynolds movies? How about the worst Burt Reynolds movies? Curious about Burt Reynolds’ box office grosses or which Burt Reynolds movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Burt Reynolds movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.
This Burt Reynolds (1936-) movie page comes from a request from my mother. According to Quigley Publishing, from 1978 to 1982 Burt Reynolds was the number one movie star working. Reynolds’ 5 year run tied Bing Crosby (1944-1948) for the longest stay at the top spot when it comes to money making stars. I am not sure how many young people realize just how popular Burt Reynolds was back in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Pretty much everything he touched turned into box office gold back then.
Burt Reynolds’ IMDb page shows 177 acting credits from 1958-2015. This page will rank 66 Burt Reynolds movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. His television roles, cameos, shorts, and straight to DVD movies were not included in the rankings.
Burt Reynolds Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table
The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.
- Sort by Burt Reynolds’ co-stars of his movies.
- Sort Burt Reynolds movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Burt Reynolds movies by yearly domestic box office rank
- Sort Burt Reynolds movies how they were received by critics and audiences. 60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie.
- Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Burt Reynolds movie received.
- Sort Burt Reynolds movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
|R||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adj. B.O. Worldwide (mil)||Review||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|R||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Actual B.O. Domestic (mil)||Adj. B.O. Domestic (mil)||Adj. B.O. Worldwide (mil)||B.O. Rank by Year||Review||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score||S|
AA Best Picture Nom
|Jon Voight &
|68.50||348.5||348.50||4||85||03 / 00||99.0|
|2||The Longest Yard (1974)||Geoffrey Lewis &
|43.00||198.9||198.90||11||76||01 / 00||97.2|
|3||Smokey and the Bandit (1977)||Sally Field &
|126.70||491.6||491.60||2||69||01 / 00||93.8|
|4||Hooper (1978)||Sally Field &
|78.00||288.3||288.30||6||62||01 / 00||91.8|
|5||Silent Movie (1976)||Mel Brooks &
|36.10||146.8||146.80||13||77||00 / 00||90.6|
|6||The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)||Dolly Parton &
|69.70||205.1||205.10||9||57||01 / 00||90.0|
|7||The End (1978)||Sally Field &
|44.90||166.0||166.00||11||68||00 / 00||89.7|
|8||Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)||Woody Allen &
|25.80||131.1||131.10||11||78||00 / 00||89.3|
|9||Semi-Tough (1977)||Kris Kristofferson &
|37.20||144.2||144.20||18||69||00 / 00||87.3|
|10||The Longest Yard (2005)||Adam Sandler &
|158.10||213.7||257.20||12||49||00 / 00||86.4|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Burt Reynolds Table
- Eighteen Burt Reynolds movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 27.27% of his movies listed. Smokey and the Bandit (1977) is his biggest hit.
- An average Burt Reynolds movie earned $75.50 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 17 of Burt Reynolds movies are rated as good movies…or 25.75 % of his movies. Boogie Nights (1997) is his highest rated movie while In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008) is his lowest rated movie.
- Nine Burt Reynolds movies have been nominated for at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…or 13.63 of his movies
- Zero Burt Reynolds movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 0.00% of his movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 19 Burt Reynolds movies scored higher that average….or 28.78% of his movies. Deliverance (1972) got the the highest UMR Score while In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008) got the lowest UMR Score.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Burt Reynolds
1. Burton Leon “Burt” Reynolds Jr. was born February 11th, 1936 in Waycross, Georgia.
2. Burt Reynolds path to stardom…Cliff Notes style. Reynolds appeared in a college play called Outward Bound. His performance in that play helped him win a scholarship that got him into the Hyde Park Playhouse in New York. Here he met Joanne Woodward who helped him find an agent. While in a production of Mister Roberts he was spotted and signed to a television contract for the television show Gunsmoke for three years. From here he did the Clint Eastwood….”go overseas and star in low budget movies”. In 1969 he had his first box office success with 1969’s 100 Rifles. 3 years later he became a superstar with his performance in 1972’s Deliverance.
3. Burt Reynolds earned a football scholarship to Florida State. His college career ended after suffering a knee injury. He played halfback…which explains why he looked so comfortable in his The Longest Yard role.
4. Burt Reynolds was a Quigley Publishing Top Ten Box Office Star from 1973 through 1984. That consecutive 12 year run is one of the longest streaks ever in the 80 plus years that Quigley Publishing has released their annual list.
5. Burt Reynolds has been married two times. He was married to Judy Carne from 1963-1965. He was married to Loni Anderson from 1988-1994. Reynolds and Anderson have one child together…Quenton Anderson Reynolds.
6. Burt Reynolds’ Smokey and the Bandit (1977) is the 67th biggest box office hit of all time when looking at adjusted box office grosses.
7. Burt Reynolds has been nominated for one acting Oscar®….Best Supporting Actor in 1997’s Boogie Nights. He has been nominated for three movie acting Golden Globes®….Best Actor in 1974’s The Longest Yard, Best Actor in 1979’s Starting Over and he won the Golden Globe® for Best Supporting Actor in 1997’s Boogie Nights.
8. Roles turned down by Burt Reynolds or he was seriously considered for: Rosemary’s Baby (John Cassevetes part) Soapdish (Kevin Kline part), Terms of Endearment (Jack Nicholson part), Die Hard (Bruce Willis part), Star Wars (Harrison Ford part), One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Jack Nicholson part) and Taxi Driver (Robert DeNiro part). On the flip side of this….Reynolds got his star making role in Deliverance only after Henry Fonda, James Stewart and Marlon Brando.
9. Burt Reynolds the singer? Yep. He hit number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1980 with the song “Let’s Do Something Cheap and Superficial” from Smokey and the Bandit II.
10. Check out Burt Reynolds‘ career compared to current and classic actors. Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.
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