The Best James Garner Movies Films

The Best James Garner Movies

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List of the best James Garner movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. James Garner may be best known for his roles in great TV series like Maverick and The Rockford Files, but his filmography is equally as impressive. James Garner'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 James Garner movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated James Garner movies will be at the top of the list. James Garner has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest James Garner movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining James Garner films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List films range from The Great Escape to The Notebook.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best James Garner movies?" and "What are the greatest James Garner roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Garner's early work, you might also enjoy our list of best Steve McQueen movies and best Bruce Dern movies.

Robert Altman and Clint Eastwood are among those who have directed James Garner at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of James Garner, then check out our lists of the best Rod Steiger and Brian Dennehy movies as well.

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    The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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    Support Your Local Sheriff! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Support Your Local Sheriff! James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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    Murphy's Romance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Sally Field, Corey Haim, James Garner

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    Maverick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Maverick Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman

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    Support Your Local Gunfighter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Support Your Local Gunfighter James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Joan Blondell

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    The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Space Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Space Cowboys Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno

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    Move Over, Darling is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Move Over, Darling Doris Day, James Garner, Don Knotts

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    Bret Maverick: The Lazy Ace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Garner Movies
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    Up Periscope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Frank Gifford, Alan Hale

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    My Fellow Americans is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

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    The Americanization of Emily is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Julie Andrews, James Garner, James Coburn

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    Duel at Diablo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Sidney Poitier, James Garner, Bibi Andersson

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    Victor Victoria is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Victor Victoria Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras

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    The Thrill of It All is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    The Thrill of It All Doris Day, James Garner, ZaSu Pitts

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    Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune

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    Tank is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Tank James Garner, James Cromwell, Shirley Jones

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    The Ultimate Gift is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Abigail Breslin, James Garner, Brian Dennehy

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    36 Hours is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor

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    Marlowe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Bruce Lee, James Garner, Rita Moreno

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    Darby's Rangers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Jack Warden, Stuart Whitman

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    Cash McCall is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Natalie Wood, James Garner, Dean Jagger

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    Skin Game is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Ed Asner, Louis Gossett

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    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Si... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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    A Man Called Sledge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Dennis Weaver, Laura Antonelli

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    Hour of the Gun is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Jon Voight, James Garner, Jason Robards Jr.

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    Sayonara is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Marlon Brando, James Garner, Red Buttons

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    Barbarians at the Gate is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Rita Wilson, Jonathan Pryce

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    Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Angie Dickinson, Randolph Scott

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    They Only Kill Their Masters is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook

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    The Wheeler Dealers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Lee Remick, John Astin

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    Sunset is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Bruce Willis, Malcolm McDowell, James Garner

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    The New Maverick is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    The New Maverick James Garner, Susan Sullivan, Eugene Roche

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    Alias Jesse James is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper

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    My Name Is Bill W. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Woods, Gary Sinise, James Garner

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    Boys' Night Out is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Kim Novak, James Garner, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    A Man Could Get Killed is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Sandra Dee, Melina Mercouri

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    The Castaway Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp

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    The Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    The Distinguished Gentleman Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton

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    Twilight is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    The Children's Hour is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    The Children's Hour Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

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    Fire in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Fire in the Sky James Garner, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg

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    Decoration Day is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Laurence Fishburne, James Garner, Ruby Dee

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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Atlantis: The Lost Empire Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner

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    The Fan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Lauren Bacall, Dana Delany, James Garner

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    Heartsounds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Mary Tyler Moore, James Garner, Wendy Crewson

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    The Land Before Time X: The Gr... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Olivia Newton-John, Kiefer Sutherland, Bernadette Peters

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    One Little Indian is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Jodie Foster, James Garner, Vera Miles

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    Promise is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Woods, James Garner, Piper Laurie

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    The Art of Love is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Dick Van Dyke, James Garner, Carl Reiner

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