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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! James Garner, Bruce Dern Walter Brennan

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Murphy's Romance Sally Field, Corey Haim James Garner

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Maverick Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster Corey Feldman

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Support Your Local Gunfighter James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette Joan Blondell

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The Notebook Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling James Garner

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Move Over, Darling Doris Day, James Garner Don Knotts

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Up Periscope James Garner, Frank Gifford Alan Hale

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Space Cowboys Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm Jay Leno

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Duel at Diablo Sidney Poitier, James Garner Bibi Andersson

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The Americanization of Emily Julie Andrews, James Garner James Coburn

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

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Victor Victoria Julie Andrews, James Garner Alex Karras

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My Fellow Americans Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd Jack Lemmon

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Grand Prix James Garner, Eva Marie Saint Toshiro Mifune

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Darby's Rangers James Garner, Jack Warden Stuart Whitman

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The Ultimate Gift Abigail Breslin, James Garner Brian Dennehy

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36 Hours James Garner, Eva Marie Saint Rod Taylor

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Cash McCall Natalie Wood, James Garner Dean Jagger

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Marlowe Bruce Lee, James Garner Rita Moreno

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Tank James Garner, James Cromwell Shirley Jones

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Skin Game James Garner, Ed Asner Louis Gossett

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Hour of the Gun Jon Voight, James Garner Jason Robards Jr.

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Barbarians at the Gate James Garner, Rita Wilson Jonathan Pryce

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A Man Called Sledge James Garner, Dennis Weaver Laura Antonelli

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

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Sayonara Marlon Brando, James Garner Red Buttons

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Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend James Garner, Angie Dickinson Randolph Scott

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A Man Could Get Killed James Garner, Sandra Dee Melina Mercouri

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The Wheeler Dealers James Garner, Lee Remick John Astin

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Sunset Bruce Willis, Malcolm McDowell James Garner

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Boys' Night Out Kim Novak, James Garner Zsa Zsa Gábor

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They Only Kill Their Masters James Garner, Katharine Ross Hal Holbrook

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My Name Is Bill W. James Woods, Gary Sinise James Garner

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The New Maverick James Garner, Susan Sullivan Eugene Roche

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Alias Jesse James Bob Hope, Bing Crosby Gary Cooper

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The Castaway Cowboy James Garner, Vera Miles Robert Culp

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

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Twilight Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene Anna Kendrick

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

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

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Fire in the Sky James Garner, Robert Patrick Peter Berg

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Decoration Day Laurence Fishburne, James Garner Ruby Dee

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One Little Indian Jodie Foster, James Garner Vera Miles

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The Fan Lauren Bacall, Dana Delany James Garner

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Heartsounds Mary Tyler Moore, James Garner Wendy Crewson

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The Girl He Left Behind is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best James Garner Movies
The Girl He Left Behind Natalie Wood, James Garner Jim Backus

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The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration Olivia Newton-John, Kiefer Sutherland Bernadette Peters

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Promise James Woods, James Garner Piper Laurie