Want to know the best Dustin Hoffman movies? How about the worst Dustin Hoffman movies? Curious about Dustin Hoffman’s box office grosses or which Dustin Hoffman movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Dustin Hoffman movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place …. because we have all of that information right here.
Dustin Hoffman (1937-) has been a movie star longer than I have been alive. That is a pretty impressive accomplishment especially when you consider that I was born in the 1960s. Over his close to fifty year movie career he has had great success both at the box office and critical acclaim.
His IMDb page shows 76 acting credits since 1961. This page will rank 52 of his movies from Best to Worst in four different sortable columns of information. Cameos, television appearances, straight to DVD movies and shorts were not included in the rankings.
Dustin Hoffman 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 Dustin Hoffman movies by co-stars of his movies
- Sort Dustin Hoffman movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
- Sort Dustin Hoffman movies by domestic yearly box office rank
- Sort Dustin Hoffman 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 Dustin Hoffman movie received.
- Sort Dustin Hoffman 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.
- *** = Dustin Hoffman voice role
|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|
|Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)||Meryl Streep||$356.90||2nd of 1979||81.00%||09 / 05||90.67|
|Rain Man (1988)||Tom Cruise||$354.50||1st of 1988||82.50%||08 / 04||89.88|
|Midnight Cowboy (1969)||Jon Voight||$347.70||7th of 1969||82.50%||07 / 03||84.51|
|Tootsie (1982)||Bill Murray & Jessica Lange||$496.60||2nd of 1982||81.00%||10 / 01||84.17|
|The Graduate (1967)||Anne Bancroft & Katherine Ross||$767.90||1st of 1968||84.50%||07 / 01||83.36|
|All the President's Men (1976)||Robert Redford & Jason Robards||$359.80||2nd of 1976||83.50%||08 / 04||78.72|
|Lenny (1974)||Valerie Perrine||$158.50||13th of 1974||84.00%||06 / 00||74.45|
|Little Big Man (1970)||Faye Dunaway & Chief Dan George||$247.20||2nd of 1971||86.50%||01 / 00||72.06|
|Kung Fu Panda (2008) ***||Jack Black & Angelina Jolie||$252.90||6th of 2008||82.50%||01 / 00||70.18|
|Marathon Man (1976)||Laurence Olivier & Roy Scheider||$198.80||20th of 1976||78.00%||01 / 00||69.12|
|Papillon (1973)||Steve McQueen||$324.70||3rd of 1974||75.33%||01 / 00||66.81|
|Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) ***||Jack Black & Seth Rogen||$175.70||15th of 2011||82.00%||01 / 00||65.79|
|Dick Tracy (1990)||Warren Beatty & James Caan||$206.70||9th of 1990||62.50%||07 / 03||65.60|
|Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) ***||Jack Black & Angelina Jolie||$143.40||23rd of 2016||81.50%||00 / 00||60.81|
|Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)||Jim Carrey & Meryl Streep||$161.00||18th of 2004||70.00%||04 / 01||60.25|
|Wag the Dog (1997)||Robert DeNiro & Woody Harrelson||$79.10||52nd of 1997||78.00%||00 / 00||55.14|
|Meet the Fockers (2004)||Ben Stiller & Barbra Streisand||$379.10||4th of 2004||51.00%||00 / 00||54.97|
|Finding Neverland (2004)||Johnny Depp & Kate Winslet||$70.20||61st of 2004||81.00%||07 / 01||54.96|
|Hook (1991)||Robin Williams & Julia Roberts||$239.60||6th of 1991||44.00%||05 / 00||53.68|
|Sleepers (1996)||Brad Pitt & Robert DeNiro||$101.70||29th of 1996||73.00%||01 / 00||50.97|
|Straw Dogs (1971)||Susan George & Directed by Sam Peckinpah||$61.90||34th of 1972||85.75%||01 / 00||50.29|
|Outbreak (1995)||Morgan Freeman & Donald Sutherland||$131.10||24th of 1995||62.00%||00 / 00||49.80|
|Runaway Jury (2003)||Gene Hackman & John Cusack||$69.10||59th of 2003||72.00%||00 / 00||44.53|
|Chef (2014)||Robert Downey Jr. & Scarlett Johansson||$32.40||90th of 2014||83.50%||00 / 00||44.21|
|Straight Time (1978)||Gary Busey||$33.60||61st of 1978||82.00%||00 / 00||43.75|
|Stranger Than Fiction (2006)||Will Ferrell & Emma Thompson||$52.10||76th of 2006||75.00%||00 / 00||43.32|
|Little Fockers (2010)||Robert DeNiro & Owen Wilson||$157.50||16th of 2010||31.00%||00 / 00||39.19|
|Agatha (1979)||Vanessa Redgrave & Timothy Dalton||$23.90||72nd of 1979||71.00%||01 / 00||37.47|
|Quartet (2013)||Maggie Smith & Directed by Dustin Hoffman||$18.90||115th of 2013||73.00%||00 / 00||37.22|
|Hero (1992)||Andy Garcia & Geena Davis||$39.60||66th of 1992||65.50%||00 / 00||36.97|
|Barney's Version (2011)||Paul Giamatti||$1.40||199th of 2011||77.00%||01 / 00||36.85|
|The Tale of Despereaux (2008) ***||Matthew Broderick & Sigourney Weaver||$59.70||57th of 2008||58.50%||00 / 00||36.78|
|Last Chance Harvey (2008)||Emma Thompson||$17.50||127th of 2008||69.00%||00 / 00||36.38|
|John and Mary (1969)||Mia Farrow||$71.20||31st of 1969||51.00%||00 / 00||36.26|
|Confidence (2003)||Andy Garcia & Edward Burns||$17.10||130th of 2003||69.50%||00 / 00||35.42|
|I Heart Huckabees (2004)||Mark Wahlberg & Naomi Watts||$17.40||133rd of 2004||64.50%||00 / 00||33.03|
|Moonlight Mile (2002)||Jake Gyllenhaal & Susan Sarandon||$9.90||159th of 2002||64.50%||00 / 00||31.91|
|Perfume - The Story of a Murderer (2006)||Alan Rickman||$2.80||207th of 2006||66.00%||00 / 00||31.48|
|American Buffalo (1996)||Dennis Franz||$1.30||217th of 1996||66.50%||00 / 00||31.47|
|Racing Stripes (2005) ***||Mandy Moore & David Spade||$65.60||58th of 2005||43.50%||00 / 00||30.53|
|Billy Bathgate (1991)||Bruce Willis & Nicole Kidman||$31.20||72nd of 1991||54.00%||00 / 00||30.31|
|Alfredo Alfredo (1973)||Stefania Sandrelli||$5.10||196th of 1973||62.00%||00 / 00||29.93|
|Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things about Me? (1971)||Barbara Harris||$35.60||51st of 1971||50.50%||01 / 00||29.66|
|Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)||Natalie Portman & Jason Bateman||$39.30||83rd of 2007||49.50%||00 / 00||29.36|
|Sphere (1998)||Samuel L. Jackson & Sharon Stone||$66.50||58th of 1998||34.50%||00 / 00||26.53|
|Family Business (1989)||Sean Connery & Matthew Broderick||$25.90||74th of 1989||47.50%||00 / 00||26.37|
|Mad City (1997)||John Travolta||$19.40||115th of 1997||49.50%||00 / 00||26.34|
|The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)||Milla Jovovich & Faye Dunaway||$23.80||56th of 1999||46.50%||00 / 00||25.68|
|The Lost City (2006)||Andy Garcia & Bill Murray||$3.20||203rd of 2006||45.00%||00 / 00||21.67|
|Isthar (1987)||Warren Beatty & Charles Grodin||$31.80||73rd of 1987||28.50%||00 / 00||19.17|
|The Tiger Makes Out (1967)||Eli Wallach||$8.30||190th of 1967||37.00%||00 / 00||18.68|
|Madigan's Millions (1969)||Elsa Martinelli||$3.00||214th of 1969||32.50%||00 / 00||15.73|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Dustin Hoffman Table
- Twenty of Dustin Hoffman’s movies crossed the magical $100 million mark. That is a percentage of 38.46% of his movies listed.
- An average Dustin Hoffman movie grosses $126.90 million in adjusted box office gross….his voice roles were excluded from the averages.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 35 of Dustin Hoffman’s movies are rated as good movies…or 67.30% of his movies.
- 21 of Dustin Hoffman’s movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 40.38% of his movies.
- 9 of Dustin Hoffman’s movies won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 17.30% of his movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 26 of Dustin Hoffman’s movies scored higher that average….or 50.00% of his movies.
- Dustin Hoffman has starred in 8 movies that have been nominated for a Best Picture Oscar®…including 3 that wo n the Best Picture Oscar®: 1967’s The Graduate, 1969’s Midnight Cowboy it won, 1974’s Lenny, 1976’s All the President’s Men, 1979’s Kramer vs Kramer it won, 1982’s Tootsie, and 1988’s Rain Man it won.
Possibly Interesting Facts About Dustin Hoffman
1. I am sure you know that Dustin Hoffman’s star making role was 1967’s The Graduate. But did you know he was already 30 years old when he played that part, and Anne Bancroft who played Mrs. Robinson was only 36?
2. Over his 45 year carerr, Dustin Hoffman has received 7 Academy Award® nominations (2 wins)….Kramer vs Kramer (1979) and Rain Man (1988). He has 9 Golden Globe® nominations (4 wins) for acting in movies.
3. In the 1980s, Dustin Hoffman only appeared in 4 movies. In 1982 he appeared in one of the biggest comedies ever…Tootsie. Then appeared in one of the biggest box office bombs ever….1987’s Ishtar. He rebounded in 1988 with his second Academy Award® for Best Actor in Rain Man. And finally he appeared in 1989’s Family Business.
4. Dustin Hoffman has been married twice. His first marriage was to Anne Byrne, it lasted from 1969 to 1980 and produced daughters Karina and Jenna. His second marriage is to Lisa Gottsegen, they were married in 1980 – they have four children, sons Jacob and Maxwell and daughters, Rebecca and Alexandra.
5. Dustin Hoffman is the only actor to have leading roles in three Academy Award® Best Picture winning movies Those movies are 1969’s Midnight Cowboy, 1979’s Kramer vs Kramer and 1988’s Rain Man.
6. When Dustin Hoffman was a struggling actor, his roommate was none other than two time Oscar® winner Gene Hackman. It took them almost 40 years but they finally appeared together in one of Hackman’s last movies….2003’s Runaway Jury.
7. Roles Dustin Hoffman either turned down or was seriously considered for…..Blade Runner, Batman Returns(Penguin part), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Gandhi, Get Shorty, The Godfather, Dog Day Afternoon, Jaws, Blade Runner, Misery, Superman (Lex Luther role) and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
8. In the 1960s Dustin Hoffman used to “chase women” with Ben Affleck’s father, Tim Affleck.
9. Dustin Hoffman directed his first movie in 2013…..Quartet.
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