Richard Pryor Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

(1979)
6
0
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Jeff Margolis
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Jennifer Lee Pryor, Patti LaBelle
6
0
Blazing Saddles
R

Blazing Saddles

(1974)
5
1
As:
Writer
Director:
Mel Brooks
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anne Bancroft, Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cleavon Little, Slim Pickens
5
1
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
R

Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip

(1982)
4
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Joe Layton
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Gene Cross, Julie Hampton, Jesse Jackson
4
0
Blue Collar
R

Blue Collar

(1978)
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Zeke
Director:
Paul Schrader
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Harvey Keitel, Harry Bellaver, Yaphet Kotto, Ed Begley Jr.
4
1
The Muppet Movie
G

The Muppet Movie

(1979)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
James Frawley
Genres:
Musical, Family, Comedy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Telly Savalas, Milton Berle, Tim Burton, Charles Durning, Mel Brooks
1
0
Richard Pryor... Here and Now
R

Richard Pryor... Here and Now

(1983)
2
0
As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Richard Pryor
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Paul Mooney
2
0
The Richard Pryor Special?

The Richard Pryor Special?

(1977)
3
0
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself / The Reverend James L. White / Idi Amin Dada / Shoeshine Man / Willie
Director:
John Moffitt
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Maya Angelou, LaWanda Page, Shirley Hemphill, William Guest
3
0
Lady Sings the Blues
R

Lady Sings the Blues

(1972)
3
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Piano Man
Director:
Sidney J. Furie
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Music, Romance
Star Cast:
Billy Dee Williams, James T. Callahan, Paul Hampton, Diana Ross
3
2
Lost Highway
R

Lost Highway

(1997)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Lynch
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Massee, Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, Henry Rollins
1
1
Stir Crazy
R

Stir Crazy

(1980)
6
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Monroe
Director:
Sidney Poitier
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Georg Stanford Brown, Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Gene Wilder
6
0
Silver Streak
PG

Silver Streak

(1976)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Grover
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Action, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Patrick McGoohan, Jill Clayburgh, Ned Beatty, Gene Wilder
3
0
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
PG

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings

(1976)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Snow, All-Star (RF)
Director:
John Badham
Genres:
Comedy, Sport
Star Cast:
Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Rico Dawson, Sam 'Birmingham' Brison
2
0
The Mack
R

The Mack

(1973)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Slim
Director:
Michael Campus
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Don Gordon, Max Julien, Carol Speed, Roger E. Mosley
2
0
Uptown Saturday Night
PG

Uptown Saturday Night

(1974)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sharp Eye Washington
Director:
Sidney Poitier
Genres:
Crime, Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bill Cosby, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Flip Wilson
4
0
Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales

Uncle Tom's Fairy Tales

(1969)
1
0
As:
Cast, Writer
Director:
Penelope Spheeris
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Franklyn Ajaye
1
0
Which Way Is Up?
R

Which Way Is Up?

(1977)
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Leroy Jones / Rufus Jones / Reverend Lenox Thomas
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Morgan Woodward, Margaret Avery, Lonette McKee, Marilyn Coleman
5
1
Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin'
R

Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin'

(1971)
2
2
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Michael Blum
Genres:
Comedy, Documentary
Star Cast:
Richard Pryor
2
2
See No Evil, Hear No Evil
R

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

(1989)
4
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Wally
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kevin Spacey, Alan North, Gene Wilder, Joan Severance
4
0
Greased Lightning
PG

Greased Lightning

(1977)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Wendell Scott
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Biography, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Cleavon Little, Vincent Gardenia, Pam Grier, Beau Bridges
3
0
Brewster's Millions
PG

Brewster's Millions

(1985)
5
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Montgomery Brewster
Director:
Walter Hill
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jerry Orbach, Stephen Collins, Pat Hingle, Rick Moranis, John Candy
5
0
California Suite
PG

California Suite

(1978)
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Herbert Ross
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Walter Matthau, Alan Alda, James Coburn
2
1
Bustin' Loose
R

Bustin' Loose

(1981)
3
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Writer
Role:
Joe Braxton
Director:
Michael Schultz, Oz Scott
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson, Angel Ramirez Jr., Jimmy Hughes
3
0
Car Wash
PG

Car Wash

(1976)
3
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Schultz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Danny DeVito, Antonio Fargas, Darrow Igus, Otis Day
3
0
Hit!
R

Hit!

(1973)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Willmer
Director:
Sidney J. Furie
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Billy Dee Williams, Paul Hampton, Gwen Welles, Warren J. Kemmerling
1
1
Wild in the Streets

Wild in the Streets

(1968)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Shear
Genres:
Music, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hal Holbrook, Shelley Winters, Paul Frees, Diane Varsi
1
0
The Toy
PG

The Toy

(1982)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Brown
Director:
Richard Donner
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty, Teresa Ganzel, Scott Schwartz
2
0
Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling
R

Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling

(1986)
2
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Jo Jo Dancer / Alter Ego
Director:
Richard Pryor
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Debbie Allen, Fay Hauser, Michael Ironside, Art Evans
2
0
The Busy Body

The Busy Body

(1967)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
William Castle
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Anne Baxter, Robert Ryan, Sid Caesar, Jan Murray
1
0
Some Kind of Hero
TV-14

Some Kind of Hero

(1982)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie Keller
Director:
Michael Pressman
Genres:
War, Crime, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Margot Kidder, Ronny Cox, Ray Sharkey, Lynne Moody
2
0
Harlem Nights
R

Harlem Nights

(1989)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sugar Ray
Director:
Eddie Murphy
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Eddie Murphy, Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor
3
0
Moving
R

Moving

(1988)
6
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Arlo Pear
Director:
Alan Metter
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dana Carvey, Stacey Dash, Randy Quaid, Beverly Todd
6
5
In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion)
PG

In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion)

(1980)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
G.O.D.
Director:
Marty Feldman
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Andy Kaufman, Marty Feldman, Louise Lasser, Peter Boyle
2
0
You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat
R

You've Got to Walk It Like You Talk It or You'll Lose That Beat

(1971)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Wino
Director:
Peter Locke
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Allen Garfield, Robert Downey Sr., Zalman King, Suzette Green
2
0
Some Call It Loving
R

Some Call It Loving

(1973)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeff
Director:
James B. Harris
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Carol White, Zalman King, Tisa Farrow, Veronica Anderson
1
0
The Wiz
G

The Wiz

(1978)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Adventure, Musical, Family, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Nipsey Russell
1
0
Mad Dog Time
R

Mad Dog Time

(1996)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Larry Bishop
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Burt Reynolds, Ellen Barkin, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeff Goldblum, Angie Everhart
1
0
Superman III
PG

Superman III

(1983)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Gus Gorman
Director:
Richard Lester
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
Jackie Cooper, Christopher Reeve, Frank Oz, Marc McClure, Richard Pryor
2
0
Another You
R

Another You

(1991)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie Dash
Director:
Maurice Phillips
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Vanessa Williams, Stephen Lang, Mercedes Ruehl, Gene Wilder
2
0
Critical Condition
R

Critical Condition

(1987)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Kevin Lenahan / Dr. Eddie Slattery
Director:
Michael Apted
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joe Mantegna, Wesley Snipes, Rubén Blades, Rachel Ticotin, Richard Pryor
2
0
The Phynx
GP

The Phynx

(1970)
0
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Lee H. Katzin
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Edgar Bergen, Johnny Weissmuller, Lou Antonio, Michael A. Miller
0
0
Wholly Moses!
PG

Wholly Moses!

(1980)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Gary Weis
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Dom DeLuise, James Coco, Laraine Newman, John Ritter, Jack Gilford
1
0
Adiós Amigo
PG

Adiós Amigo

(1976)
1
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Spade
Director:
Fred Williamson
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
James Brown, Mike Henry, Fred Williamson, Robert Phillips
1
1
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America

Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America

(1993)
1
0
As:
Producer
Director:
Yvonne Smith
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Steve Allen, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Pearl Bailey, Louise Beavers, Bill Bellamy
1
0
The Three Muscatels

The Three Muscatels

(1991)
2
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Romell Foster-Owens
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joe Torry, Flynn Belaine, Cal Wilson, Reynaldo Rey
2
1

TV Movie(s)

Lily

Lily

(1973)
1
0
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Juke
Director:
Rick Wallace
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Alda, Judith Kahan, Lily Tomlin, Felix Silla
1
0
Carter's Army

Carter's Army

(1970)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
George McCowan
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Billy Dee Williams, Stephen Boyd, Susan Oliver, Robert Hooks
1
0
The Mark Twain Prize: Richard Pryor

The Mark Twain Prize: Richard Pryor

(1999)
1
0
As:
Writer
Star Cast:
Chevy Chase, Tim Allen, Danny Glover, Richard Belzer, Ruth Brown
1
0
Pryor Offenses

Pryor Offenses

(2004)
1
0
As:
Producer, Writer
Director:
Adam Bernstein
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Bob Saget, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Eddie Griffin, Clifton Powell, Terrence Hardy Jr.
1
0
On Location: The Comedy Store's 11th Anniversary Show

On Location: The Comedy Store's 11th Anniversary Show

(1983)
1
0
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Marty Callner
Genres:
Documentary, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sandra Bernhard, Jim Carrey, Don Novello, Paul Rodriguez
1
0

TV Shows and Videos

The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West (1965)

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Caffey, Charles R. Rondeau, Irving J. Moore, Bernard McEveety, Alan Crosland Jr.
Genres:
Western, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Don Rickles, Ross Martin, Robert Conrad, Leslie Nielsen
Sanford and Son
TV-PG

Sanford and Son (1972)

As:
Writer
Director:
Bob LaHendro, Stan Lathan, Alan Rafkin, James Sheldon, Peter Baldwin
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Don Rickles, Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Lena Horne
ABC Stage 67

ABC Stage 67 (1966)

As:
Cast
Director:
Ted Kotcheff, Stanley Prager
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
Dustin Hoffman, Connie Stevens, Cliff Robertson, Alan Arkin, Lee Grant
The Young Lawyers

The Young Lawyers (1969)

As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, Richard Dreyfuss, Eli Wallach, Lee J. Cobb
The Richard Pryor Show

The Richard Pryor Show (1977)

As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1977)
Director:
John Moffitt
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Edie McClurg, Allegra Allison
The Norm Show
TV-PG

The Norm Show (1999)

As:
Cast
Director:
Steve Zuckerman, Shelley Jensen, Gerry Cohen, Sam Simon, Thomas J. Thompson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Abe Vigoda, Craig Ferguson, Norm MacDonald, Laurie Metcalf, Ian Gomez
Pryor's Place

Pryor's Place (1984)

As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (10 episodes, 1984)
Genres:
Comedy, Family
Star Cast:
John Ritter, Robin Williams, Marla Gibbs, Lily Tomlin, Richard Pryor
The Mod Squad

The Mod Squad (1968)

As:
Cast
Director:
Gene Nelson, Robert Michael Lewis, Earl Bellamy, George McCowan, Jerry Jameson
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Andy Griffith, Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews
The Partridge Family

The Partridge Family (1970)

As:
Cast
Director:
Bruce Bilson, E.W. Swackhamer, Jerry London, Russ Mayberry, Claudio Guzmán
Genres:
Music, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jodie Foster, Danny Bonaduce, Shirley Jones, Susan Dey, David Cassidy
Chicago Hope

Chicago Hope (1994)

As:
Cast
Director:
Bill D'Elia, Lou Antonio, Michael Dinner, Stephen Cragg, Rob Corn
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Mia Sara, Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo, Peter Berg, Vondie Curtis-Hall
Malcolm & Eddie

Malcolm & Eddie (1996)

As:
Cast
Director:
Rob Schiller, John Tracy, Mark Cendrowski, Ken Whittingham, Tony Singletary
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Anthony Anderson, Mr. T, Eddie Griffin, Karen Malina White

Richard Pryor Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Lily Best Writing in Comedy-Variety, Variety or Music 1974
Grammy Awards
Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip Best Comedy Recording 1983
Winner Best Comedy Recording 1982
Winner Best Comedy Recording 1977
Winner Best Comedy Recording 1976
Winner Best Comedy Recording 1975
Winner Lifetime Achievement Award 2006
Winner Best Album Notes 2002