The 10 Best Bill Murray Movies

10

Zombieland 

Film representations of the end of the world are rarely as humorous as Zombieland, which successfully blends sardonic humor, graphic horror violence, and endearing characters.   

9

Caddyshack 

Though Caddyshack is undoubtedly a product of its time, individuals who don't mind the sense of humor found in provocative 1980s comedy may still find value in this picture, it's a harsh and crass blend of comedy and sports genres.  

8

Broken Flowers 

Jim Jarmusch has starred Bill Murray in a fair number of his movies; their most successful joint effort to date was probably Broken Flowers (2005).   

7

Lost in Translation 

Speaking of films starring Bill Murray that deftly stray from comedy, another understated but enduring 2000s blockbuster that is worth seeing is Lost in Translation, a dramedy that prioritizes drama above humor.  

6

The Royal Tenenbaums 

Despite having a large ensemble cast, The Royal Tenenbaums is one of the Anderson + Murray projects where the latter really shines.  

5

Ed Wood 

There aren't many finer biopics than Ed Wood, a masterfully crafted and largely overlooked Tim Burton film on cult filmmaker Edward D. Wood Jr., who is most renowned for his controversial 1957 science fiction picture Plan 9 from Outer Space.

4

Rushmore 

Although Rushmore wasn't Wes Anderson's first feature picture, it was undoubtedly his first truly outstanding work of fiction, finding humor in the awkwardness of growing up.  

3

Ghostbusters 

Even though Bill Murray had starred in a few hit films before to 1984, Ghostbusters seems to have been the film that cemented his career as a true superstar, at least looking back.  

2

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 

It makes sense that some people might not think of Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou as his best film, but it does have what may be the best Bill Murray performance of all of their joint efforts.  

1

Groundhog Day 

When it comes to classic Bill Murray films, Groundhog Day has it all: a compelling plot, a few heartfelt moments that allow Murray to fully express his dramatic range, and constantly funny humor.