The Best Movies Starring Bill Murray

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17. The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
> Fellow leads: Joanne Whalley, Peter Gallagher, Richard Wilson
> Director: Jon Amiel
> Domestic box office: $13.80 million

In this slapstick comedy, Murray plays Wallace Ritchie, an unsuspecting theater game participant who is mistaken for a hitman.

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16. Ghostbusters II (1989)
> Fellow leads: Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis
> Director: Ivan Reitman
> Domestic box office: $112.49 million

In this sequel to the paranormal comedy “Ghostbusters” (see below), Murray returns as one of a team of professional spirit hunters who reunite to rid the world of dark forces.

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15. Ghostbusters (1984)
> Fellow leads: Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis
> Director: Ivan Reitman
> Domestic box office: $242.21 million

In “Ghostbusters,” Murray plays Dr. Peter Venkman, a former professor who teams up with a few other out of work parapsychologists to start a ghost trapping business.

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14. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
> Fellow leads: Tom Waits, Roberto Benigni, RZA
> Director: Jim Jarmusch
> Domestic box office: $1.97 million

In a vignette cameo appearance, Bill Murray plays himself as a waiter who converses with two members of Wu Tang Clan, chugging coffee straight from the pot and asking the hip hop artists to keep his identity under wraps.

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13. Scrooged (1988)
> Fellow leads: Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover
> Director: Richard Donner
> Domestic box office: $59.45 million

In this modern comedic take on “A Christmas Carol,” Murray plays Frank Cross, a heartless capitalist who treats the people around him as only means to an end.