films The Best Gene Hackman Movies

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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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Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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Hoosiers Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey

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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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Superman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gene Hackman Movies
Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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

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Bonnie and Clyde Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Gene Wilder

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Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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Runaway Jury Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman

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The Poseidon Adventure Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine

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Behind Enemy Lines Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht

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Absolute Power Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

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

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

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French Connection II Gene Hackman, Ed Lauter, Fernando Rey

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The Royal Tenenbaums Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Bill Murray

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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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Uncommon Valor Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff

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Class Action Gene Hackman, Laurence Fishburne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

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The Replacements Keanu Reeves, Gene Hackman, Jon Favreau filmography

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Wyatt Earp Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Téa Leoni

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Under Fire Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris

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Get Shorty John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito

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The Package Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Pam Grier

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The Chamber Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Bo Jackson

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

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Bat*21 Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed

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Scarecrow Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, Eileen Brennan

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Extreme Measures Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman

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Under Suspicion Monica Bellucci, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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Antz Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone

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Reds Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Gene Hackman

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

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Night Moves Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith

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

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I Never Sang for My Father Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Melvyn Douglas

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Downhill Racer Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Dabney Coleman

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

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Bite the Bullet Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn

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Welcome to Mooseport Gene Hackman, Fred Savage, Ray Romano

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Target Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Josef Sommer

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

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Twilight Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Paul Newman

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Heartbreakers Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman, Carrie Fisher

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