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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, James Garner

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    James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

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    James Coburn, James Garner, John Fogerty

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    Carole King, James Garner, Charles Lane

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    James Garner, Sam Shepard, Rachel McAdams

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    James Garner, Harry Morgan, Virginia Capers

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    James Garner, Tommy Lee Jones, Marcia Gay Harden

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    James Garner, Lauren Bacall, Marg Helgenberger

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    James Coburn, Melvyn Douglas, James Garner

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    James Garner, Richard Farnsworth, Dennis Weaver

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    James Garner, Doris Day, Elliott Reid

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    James Garner, Jessica Walter, Jack Brabham

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    James Garner, John Rhys-Davies, Robert Preston

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    James Garner, Doris Day, Elliott Reid

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    James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Fred C. Blau Jr.

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    James Garner, Dean Jagger, E. G. Marshall

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    James Garner, Shirley Jones, Larry Haines

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    James Garner, Brian Dennehy, Bill Cobbs

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    James Garner, Carroll O'Connor, Rita Moreno

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    Anthony Franciosa, James Garner, Sandra Dee

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    James Garner, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters

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    James Garner, Ed Asner, Susan Clark

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    James Garner, Red Buttons, Miyoshi Umeki

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    James Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Taj Mahal

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    James Garner, Jack Warden, William Wellman Jr.

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    James Garner, Susan Blanchard, Woodrow Parfrey

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    James Garner, Dennis Weaver, Angelo Infanti

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    James Garner, Edward Anhalt, Larry Gates

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    Bob Hope, James Garner, Roy Rogers

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    James Garner, Mariel Hemingway, M. Emmet Walsh

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    James Garner, Angie Dickinson, Gordon Jones

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    James Garner, Graham Beckel, Rita Wilson

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    Zsa Zsa Gábor, James Garner, Patti Page

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    James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp

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    Rachelle Lefevre, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene

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    James Garner, Shirley MacLaine, Veronica Cartwright

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    James Garner, June Allyson, Katharine Ross

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    James Garner, Lee Remick, Elliott Reid

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    James Garner, Victoria Rowell, Joe Don Baker

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    James Garner, James Woods, Gary Sinise

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    James Garner, Peter Berg, Susan Castillo

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    James Garner, Jim Varney, David Ogden Stiers

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    James Garner, Lauren Bacall, Héctor Elizondo

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    James Garner, John C. Flinn, III

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    Laurence Fishburne, James Garner, Ruby Dee

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    James Garner, Bernadette Peters, Kiefer Sutherland

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    James Garner, Sam Wanamaker, Mary Tyler Moore

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    James Garner, Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson

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    James Garner, James Woods, Piper Laurie

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