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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, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

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    James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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    Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman

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    Sally Field, Corey Haim, Carole King

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    James Garner, Joan Blondell, Chuck Connors

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    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    Clint Eastwood, Jay Leno, Jon Hamm

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    Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

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    Sidney Poitier, James Garner, Bibi Andersson

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    Doris Day, James Garner, Don Knotts

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    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune

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    Julie Andrews, James Coburn, James Garner

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    Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras

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    Bruce Lee, James Garner, Carroll O'Connor

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    James Garner, Frank Gifford, Warren Oates

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    James Garner, James Cromwell, Shirley Jones

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    Doris Day, James Garner, ZaSu Pitts

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    Abigail Breslin, James Garner, Brian Dennehy

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    Natalie Wood, James Garner, Dean Jagger

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    Ed Asner, James Garner, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor

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    James Garner, Sandra Dee, Robert Coote

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    James Garner, Susan Sullivan, Jack Kelly

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    Marlon Brando, James Garner, Red Buttons

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    Jon Voight, James Garner, Jason Robards Jr.

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    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, James Garner

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    James Garner, Dennis Weaver, Laura Antonelli

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    James Garner, Jack Warden, Stuart Whitman

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    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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    James Garner, Angie Dickinson, Randolph Scott

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    Bruce Willis, James Garner, Malcolm McDowell

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    Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

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    James Garner, Rita Wilson, Jonathan Pryce

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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    James Garner, Katharine Ross, June Allyson

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    James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp

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    Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton

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    James Garner, Lee Remick, John Astin

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    Kim Novak, James Garner, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    James Woods, James Garner, Gary Sinise

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    James Garner, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg

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    Michael J. Fox, James Garner, Leonard Nimoy

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    Laurence Fishburne, James Garner, Ruby Dee

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    Jodie Foster, James Garner, Vera Miles

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    Lauren Bacall, Dana Delany, James Garner

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    Olivia Newton-John, Kiefer Sutherland, Bernadette Peters

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    Dick Van Dyke, James Garner, Carl Reiner

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    Mary Tyler Moore, James Garner, Sam Wanamaker

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    James Woods, James Garner, Piper Laurie

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