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Readers’ Poll: The 20 Greatest Bill Murray Movies

See how ‘Groundhog Day,’ ‘Caddyshack’ and ‘Lost In Translation’ measured up

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Is there a more beloved actor alive than Bill Murray? The Saturday Night Live veteran can steal a movie by appearing in only a single scene, and the public is happy to instantly forget flops like The Monuments Men and Mad Dog and Glory as long as he keeps churning out things like Moonrise Kingdom and popping up at random Williamsburg parties. We asked our readers to select their favorite Bill Murray movies. Click through to see the results. 

Groundhog Day

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1. ‘Groundhog Day’

Groundhog Day was widely praised when it first hit theaters in 1993, but over the past twenty years its reputation has risen considerably. The movie has been embraced by everyone from hipsters to deeply committed Christians, who see it as a parable about the virtues of altruism. It also has that hysterical scene where he lets the groundhog drive the truck.