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.
- *** = Movie directed by Burt Reynolds
|Rank||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Adjusted B.O. Domestic (mil)||Box Office Rank by Year||Critic Audience Rating||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score|
|Deliverance (1972)||Jon Voight & Ned Beatty||$339.60||2nd of 1973||85.50%||03 / 00||75.26|
|Longest Yard, The (1974)||Geoffrey Lewis & Eddie Albert||$193.90||16th of 1974||76.00%||01 / 00||67.42|
|Smokey and the Bandit (1977)||Sally Field & Jackie Gleason||$479.10||3rd of 1977||74.50%||01 / 00||66.42|
|Hooper (1978)||Sally Field & Brian Keith||$281.00||8th of 1978||62.50%||01 / 00||60.78|
|Silent Movie (1976)||Mel Brooks & Dom Deluise||$143.10||9th of 1976||77.00%||00 / 00||58.37|
|Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The (1982)||Dolly Parton & Charles Durning||$199.90||9th of 1982||56.00%||01 / 00||57.70|
|End, The (1978) ***||Sally Field & Myrna Loy||$161.80||12th of 1978||68.00%||00 / 00||57.04|
|Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)||Woody Allen & Tony Randall||$127.70||10th of 1972||78.50%||00 / 00||56.68|
|Boogie Nights (1997)||Mark Wahlberg & Julianne Moore||$48.50||79th of 1997||85.50%||03 / 00||55.91|
|Semi-Tough (1977)||Kris Kristofferson & Carl Weathers||$140.60||31st of 1977||69.00%||00 / 00||54.22|
|Sharky's Machine (1981) ***||Rachel Ward||$108.00||17th of 1981||78.00%||00 / 00||53.86|
|Cannonball Run, The (1981)||Dean Martin & Roger Moore||$218.90||5th of 1981||45.50%||00 / 00||52.38|
|Longest Yard, The (2005)||Adam Sandler & Chris Rock||$208.30||22nd of 2005||46.50%||00 / 00||52.36|
|Hustle (1975)||Catherine Deneuve & Ben Johnson||$129.50||14th of 1975||64.50%||00 / 00||50.39|
|Starting Over (1979)||Jill Clayburgh & Candice Bergen||$119.70||20th of 1979||63.00%||02 / 00||50.21|
|Lucky Lady (1975)||Gene Hackman & Liza Minnelli||$158.20||11th of 1975||53.50%||00 / 00||49.66|
|White Lightning (1973)||Ned Beatty & Bo Hopkins||$88.10||27th of 1973||73.00%||00 / 00||47.97|
|Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)||Jackie Gleason & Sally Field||$214.40||5th of 1980||36.00%||00 / 00||47.92|
|Best Friends (1982)||Goldie Hawn & Jessica Tandy||$105.60||18th of 1982||51.50%||01 / 00||40.69|
|Bean (1997)||Rowan Atkinson||$83.20||47th of 1996||52.50%||00 / 00||37.65|
|W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)||Art Carney & Ned Beatty||$97.10||21st of 1975||48.00%||00 / 00||37.61|
|All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)||Dom DeLuise & Loni Anderson||$57.50||44th of 1989||58.50%||00 / 00||36.31|
|Breaking In (1989)||Casey Siemaszko||$4.00||146th of 1989||75.00%||00 / 00||35.93|
|Citizen Ruth (1996)||Laura Dern & Mary Kay Place||$0.50||243rd of 1996||75.00%||00 / 00||35.33|
|Man Who Loved Cat Dancing, The (1973)||Sarah Miles & Lee. J. Cobb||$43.30||36th of 1973||59.00%||00 / 00||34.44|
|100 Rifles (1969)||Raquel Welch & Jim Brown||$59.40||27th of 1969||52.00%||00 / 00||33.65|
|Pups (1999)||Mischa Barton||$0.01||374th of 1999||69.00%||00 / 00||32.43|
|Dukes of Hazzard, The (2005)||Johnny Knoxville||$105.70||26th of 2005||31.50%||00 / 00||31.66|
|Shamus (1973)||Dyan Cannon & John P. Ryan||$47.60||42nd of 1973||51.50%||00 / 00||31.58|
|City Heat (1984)||Clint Eastwood||$96.20||22nd of 1984||35.00%||00 / 00||31.21|
|Switching Channels (1988)||Kathleen Turner & Christopher Reeve||$18.70||91st of 1988||57.50%||00 / 00||29.99|
|Without a Paddle (2004)||Seth Green||$79.00||52nd of 2004||36.50%||00 / 00||29.50|
|Angel Baby (1961)||George Hamilton||$21.20||129th of 1961||55.50%||00 / 00||29.37|
|Navajo Joe (1968)||Fernando Rey||$5.50||198th of 1968||60.50%||00 / 00||29.29|
|Gator (1976) ***||Jack Weston & Laura Hutton||$66.00||44th of 1976||40.00%||00 / 00||29.03|
|Nickelodeon (1976)||Ryan O''''Neal & Tatum O''''Neal||$72.00||29th of 1976||38.00%||00 / 00||29.02|
|Mystery Alaska (1999)||Russell Crowe||$14.80||133rd of 1999||55.00%||00 / 00||28.18|
|Armored Command (1961)||Tina Louise & Howard Keel||$10.60||188h of 1961||51.50%||00 / 00||25.84|
|Paternity (1981)||Beverly D'Angelo||$57.10||39th of 1981||35.00%||00 / 00||25.30|
|Cannonball Run II (1984)||Dean Martin & Shirley Maclaine||$70.40||32nd of 1984||30.50%||00 / 00||25.25|
|Man Who Loved Women, The (1983)||Julie Andrews & Kim Basinger||$29.30||61st of 1983||43.50%||00 / 00||24.93|
|Rough Cut (1980)||Lesley-Anne Warren & David Niven||$54.00||33rd of 1980||35.00%||00 / 00||24.82|
|Stick (1985) ***||Candice Bergen & George Segal||$20.20||96th of 1985||43.50%||00 / 00||24.47|
|Fuzz (1972)||Raquel Welch & Jack Weston||$45.10||42nd of 1972||36.50%||00 / 00||24.14|
|Sam Whiskey (1969)||Angie Dickinson & Clint Walker||$14.00||110th of 1969||44.50%||00 / 00||23.09|
|Cop and a Half (1993)||Ruby Dee||$64.90||52nd of 1993||27.50%||00 / 00||22.98|
|Malone (1987)||Cliff Robertson||$6.60||132nd of 1987||46.00%||00 / 00||22.70|
|Striptease (1996)||Demi Moore||$63.10||47th of 1996||25.50%||00 / 00||21.69|
|Driven (2001)||Sylvester Stallone||$48.80||72nd of 2001||28.00%||00 / 00||21.48|
|Crew, The (2000)||Richard Dreyfuss||$20.40||125th of 2000||38.00%||00 / 00||21.04|
|Impasse (1969)||Anne Frances||$11.00||145th of 1969||40.00%||00 / 00||20.50|
|Shark! (1969)||Arthur Kennedy||$17.00||88th of 1969||37.00%||00 / 00||20.03|
|Operation C.I.A. (1965)||Kieu Chinh||$8.40||156th of 1965||39.50%||00 / 00||19.86|
|Skullduggery (1970)||Susan Clark & Edward Fox||$9.90||167th of 1970||39.00%||00 / 00||19.86|
|Heat (1986)||Karen Young||$6.30||135th of 1987||38.50%||00 / 00||19.13|
|Stroker Ace (1983)||Loni Anderson & Jim Nabors||$34.80||56th of 1983||28.00%||00 / 00||18.50|
|At Long Last Love (1975)||Cybil Shepard & Eileen Brennan||$18.70||89th of 1975||32.50%||00 / 00||18.17|
|Mad Dog Time (1996)||Richard Dreyfuss & Gabriel Byrne||$0.20||263rd of 1996||36.00%||00 / 00||16.95|
|Meet Wally Sparks (1997)||Rodney Dangerfield||$7.50||151st of 1997||32.50%||00 / 00||16.47|
|Physical Evidence (1989)||Theresa Russell & Ned Beatty||$7.60||126th of 1989||31.50%||01 / 00||16.45|
|Broken Bridges (2006)||Tess Harper & Kelly Preston||$0.30||309th of 2006||33.50%||00 / 00||15.81|
|Rent-A-Cop (1988)||Liza Minnelli||$0.60||213th of 1988||30.50%||00 / 00||14.43|
|Smokey & the Bandit Part III (1983)||Jackie Gleason & Jerry Reed||$15.20||95th of 1983||24.50%||00 / 00||13.89|
|Deal (2008)||Charles Durning & Meg Tilly||$0.10||411th of 2008||28.50%||00 / 00||13.44|
|Delgo (2008)||Val Kilmer & Anne Bancroft||$0.80||240th of 208||28.00%||00 / 00||13.34|
|In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2008)||Jason Statham||$5.60||172nd of 2008||21.00%||00 / 00||10.78|
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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