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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.


Best James Garner Movies Films
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    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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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, James Garner

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    Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling, James Garner

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    James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Joan Blondell

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    Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

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    Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno

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    Julie Andrews, James Garner, James Coburn

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    Sidney Poitier, James Garner, Bibi Andersson

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    Doris Day, James Garner, Don Knotts

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    Julie Andrews, James Garner, Alex Karras

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    James Garner, Frank Gifford, Alan Hale

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    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Toshiro Mifune Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Doris Day, James Garner, ZaSu Pitts

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    Abigail Breslin, James Garner, Brian Dennehy

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    James Garner, James Cromwell, Shirley Jones

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    Natalie Wood, James Garner, Dean Jagger

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    Bruce Lee, James Garner, Rita Moreno

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    James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor

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    James Garner, Ed Asner, Louis Gossett

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    James Garner, Jack Warden, Stuart Whitman

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    Jon Voight, James Garner, Jason Robards Jr.

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    Marlon Brando, James Garner, Red Buttons

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    Sandra Bullock, Ashley Judd, Maggie Smith

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    James Garner, Susan Sullivan, Eugene Roche

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    James Garner, Dennis Weaver, Laura Antonelli

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    James Garner, Sandra Dee, Melina Mercouri

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    James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook

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    James Garner, Angie Dickinson, Randolph Scott

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    Bruce Willis, Malcolm McDowell, James Garner

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    James Garner, Rita Wilson, Jonathan Pryce

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    Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Gary Cooper

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    James Woods, Gary Sinise, James Garner

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    Kim Novak, James Garner, Zsa Zsa Gábor

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    James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp

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    James Garner, Lee Remick, John Astin

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    Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner

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    Eddie Murphy, James Garner, Charles S. Dutton

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    Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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    James Garner, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg

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    Laurence Fishburne, James Garner, Ruby Dee

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    Michael J. Fox, Leonard Nimoy, James Garner

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    Olivia Newton-John, Kiefer Sutherland, Bernadette Peters

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    Lauren Bacall, Dana Delany, James Garner

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    Jodie Foster, James Garner, Vera Miles

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    Mary Tyler Moore, James Garner, Wendy Crewson

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    James Woods, James Garner, Piper Laurie

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    Dick Van Dyke, James Garner, Carl Reiner

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