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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    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

    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

    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

    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

    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Move Over, Darling is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Doris Day, James Garner, Don Knotts

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    Space Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno

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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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    The Americanization of Emily is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Julie Andrews, James Garner, James Coburn

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    Up Periscope is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Frank Gifford, Alan Hale

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    Duel at Diablo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Sidney Poitier, James Garner, Bibi Andersson

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    Victor Victoria is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras

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    My Fellow Americans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

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

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

    Abigail Breslin, James Garner, Brian Dennehy

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

    James Garner, James Cromwell, Shirley Jones

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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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    Cash McCall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Natalie Wood, James Garner, Dean Jagger

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    Darby's Rangers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Jack Warden, Stuart Whitman

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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^! Jr.

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

    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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    Hour of the Gun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Jon Voight, James Garner, Jason Robards Jr.

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    A Man Called Sledge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Dennis Weaver, Laura Antonelli

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    Barbarians at the Gate is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Rita Wilson, Jonathan Pryce

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    Sayonara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Marlon Brando, James Garner, Red Buttons

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    They Only Kill Their Masters is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook

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    The New Maverick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Susan Sullivan, Eugene Roche

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

    Bruce Willis, Malcolm McDowell, James Garner

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    Boys' Night Out is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Kim Novak, James Garner, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    The Wheeler Dealers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Lee Remick, John Astin

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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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    A Man Could Get Killed is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Sandra Dee, Melina Mercouri

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    Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Angie Dickinson, Randolph Scott

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    My Name Is Bill W. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Woods, Gary Sinise, James Garner

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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 Children's Hour is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

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

    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    Atlantis: The Lost Empire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner

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    The Distinguished Gentleman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton

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    Fire in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Garner, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg

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    Decoration Day is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Laurence Fishburne, James Garner, Ruby Dee

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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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    One Little Indian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Jodie Foster, James Garner, Vera Miles

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    The Land Before Time X: The Gr... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Olivia Newton-John, Kiefer Sutherland, Bernadette Peters

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    The Art of Love is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    Dick Van Dyke, James Garner, Carl Reiner

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    Promise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best James Garner Movies

    James Woods, James Garner, Piper Laurie

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