The Best Burt Lancaster Movies Films

The Best Burt Lancaster Movies

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List of the best Burt Lancaster movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Burt Lancaster's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Burt Lancaster movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Burt Lancaster movies will be at the top of the list. Burt Lancaster has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Burt Lancaster movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Burt Lancaster films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Burt Lancaster role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Burt Lancaster performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This is a list that features films like Judgment at Nuremberg and Ten Tall Men.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Burt Lancaster movies?" and "What are the greatest Burt Lancaster roles of all time?"


Robert Altman and Phil Alden Robinson both worked with Burt Lancaster over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Movie fans who love Burt Lancaster have also been known to enjoy films starring Rod Steiger and Robert Mitchum.



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    From Here to Eternity

    Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine

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    Birdman of Alcatraz

    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden

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    - 12
    The Train

    Burt Lancaster, Jeanne Moreau, Paul Scofield

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  4. 4
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    - 9
    Sweet Smell of Success

    Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Nick Adams

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  5. 5
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    - 7
    Seven Days in May

    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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  6. 6
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    - 11
    Judgment at Nuremberg

    Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

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  7. 7
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    Elmer Gantry

    Burt Lancaster, Shirley Jones, Jean Simmons

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  8. 8
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    The Professionals

    Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin

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    Trapeze

    Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida

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  10. 10
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    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

    Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster

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    The Crimson Pirate

    Christopher Lee, Burt Lancaster, Dana Wynter

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  12. 12
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    The Swimmer

    Joan Rivers, Burt Lancaster, John Cheever

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    The Leopard

    Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon

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    The Flame and the Arrow

    Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Norman Lloyd

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  15. 15
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    The Unforgiven

    Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish

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    The Rainmaker

    Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lloyd Bridges

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    The Killers

    Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Edmond O'Brien

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    Vera Cruz

    Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson

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    Local Hero

    Burt Lancaster, Peter Capaldi, Peter Riegert

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    Run Silent, Run Deep

    Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Don Rickles

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    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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    Atlantic City

    Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster, Wallace Shawn

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    Sorry, Wrong Number

    Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, William Conrad

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    Come Back, Little Sheba

    Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore

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    Separate Tables

    Rita Hayworth, David Niven, Burt Lancaster

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    Jim Thorpe – All-American

    Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Nestor Paiva

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    Apache

    Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson, Jean Peters

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    Ulzana's Raid

    Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Richard Jaeckel

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    Criss Cross

    Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Yvonne De Carlo

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    Airport

    Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster

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    Brute Force

    Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Hume Cronyn

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    Valdez Is Coming

    Burt Lancaster, Héctor Elizondo, Sylvia Poggioli

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    + 28
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    The Scalphunters

    Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas

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    - 6
    Zulu Dawn

    Peter O'Toole, Bob Hoskins, Burt Lancaster

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    - 7
    Conversation Piece

    Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Helmut Berger

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    + 25
    - 8
    The Kentuckian

    Burt Lancaster, Walter Matthau, John Carradine

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    Tough Guys

    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Kiedis, Burt Lancaster

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    The Devil's Disciple

    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster

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    The Cassandra Crossing

    Sophia Loren, O. J. Simpson, Martin Sheen

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    Lawman

    Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Lee J. Cobb

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    I Walk Alone

    Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott

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    The Rose Tattoo

    Burt Lancaster, Anna Magnani

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    - 7
    The List of Adrian Messenger

    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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    The Hallelujah Trail

    Burt Lancaster, Martin Landau, Lee Remick

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    - 8
    A Child Is Waiting

    Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster, John Cassavetes

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    Rocket Gibraltar

    Kevin Spacey, Macaulay Culkin, Burt Lancaster

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    Desert Fury

    Burt Lancaster, Mary Astor, Lizabeth Scott

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    The Young Savages

    Burt Lancaster, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas

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    Go Tell the Spartans

    Burt Lancaster, Marc Singer, Dolph Sweet

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    Executive Action

    Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer

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