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List of the best Gene Hackman movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Throughout his over 50-year career,  Gene Hackman has proven to be a talented and versatile actor appearing in blockbusters like Superman and westerns like Unforgiven. Gene Hackman'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 Gene Hackman movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Gene Hackman movies will be at the top of the list. Gene Hackman has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Gene Hackman movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Gene Hackman films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List features films like The Conversation, The French Connection, and many more

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Gene Hackman movies?" and "What are the greatest Gene Hackman roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Hackman's dramatic work, you might also enjoy our list of best Clint Eastwood movies and best Christopher Reeve movies.

Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood are among those who have directed Gene Hackman at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Gene Hackman has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Rod Steiger and Robert Duvall in terms of fame and success.

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Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gene Hackman Movies
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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Crimson Tide Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman

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The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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The Conversation Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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Runaway Jury Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gene Hackman Movies
Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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The Poseidon Adventure Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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Absolute Power Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

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Behind Enemy Lines Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht

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A Bridge Too Far Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford

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The Royal Tenenbaums Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray

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The Quick and the Dead Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe

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The Replacements Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jon Favreau filmography

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Under Fire Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

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French Connection II Gene Hackman, Ed Lauter, Fernando Rey

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The Birdcage Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

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Superman II Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

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Heist Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, Sam Rockwell

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Get Shorty John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito

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Wyatt Earp Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Téa Leoni

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Class Action Gene Hackman, Laurence Fishburne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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The Chamber Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Bo Jackson

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Uncommon Valor Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff

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The Package Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Pam Grier

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Scarecrow Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, Eileen Brennan

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Narrow Margin Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, M. Emmet Walsh

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Antz Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone

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Bat*21 Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed

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Extreme Measures Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman

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Reds Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Gene Hackman

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Under Suspicion Monica Bellucci, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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Geronimo: An American Legend Matt Damon, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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Postcards from the Edge Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman

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Heartbreakers Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman, Carrie Fisher

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Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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Downhill Racer Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Dabney Coleman

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The Mexican Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Gene Hackman

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Night Moves Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith

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Welcome to Mooseport Gene Hackman, Fred Savage, Ray Romano

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Twilight Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Paul Newman

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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Jim Broadbent

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Company Business Gene Hackman, Terry O'Quinn, Kurtwood Smith

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Another Woman Gene Hackman, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm

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Bite the Bullet Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn