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Best James Spader Movies

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List of the best James Spader movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. In recent years, James Spader has found success on TV series like Boston Legal, The Office and The Blacklist, but his filmography is also full of interesting work. James Spader'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 Spader movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated James Spader movies will be at the top of the list. James Spader has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest James Spader movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining James Spader films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best James Spader role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest James Spader performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list below has a variety of films, like Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Pretty in Pink, in it.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best James Spader movies?" and "What are the greatest James Spader roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Spader's early work, you might also enjoy our list of best Andrew McCarthy movies and best Robert Downey, Jr. movies.


James Spader is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, David Cronenberg and Steven Soderbergh. Is James Spader your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Mandy Patinkin and Timothy Olyphant films lists too.


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    Laura San Giacomo, Peter Gallagher, James Spader

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    James Spader, Viveca Lindfors, John Diehl

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    Andrew Dice Clay, James Spader, Jon Cryer

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    Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Kiedis, Tony Bill

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    Terence Stamp, Sean Young, Hal Holbrook

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    Kim Cattrall, Carole Davis, James Spader

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley

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    David Schwimmer, Allison Janney, Elaine May

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    Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Claudette Nevins

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    Teri Hatcher, Louise Fletcher, Charlize Theron

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    Marisa Tomei, Ernie Hudson, James Spader

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    John Cusack, James Spader, Paul Guilfoyle

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    Sam Shepard, Diane Keaton, Sam Wanamaker

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    James Spader, Fredric Lehne, William Shockley

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    James Spader, Robert Picardo, Cynthia Gibb

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    Richard Kiley, James Spader, Beatrice Straight

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    Robin Tunney, Lou Diamond Phillips, James Spader

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    The Stickup James Spader, Scott Heindl, Leslie Stefanson

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    Driftwood Anna Massey, James Spader, Anne Brochet

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    Jay Mohr, Catherine O'Hara, Megan Mullally

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    John Cusack, Rebecca Jenkins, Jack Black

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    Portia de Rossi, Jeff Daniels, James Spader

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    Piper Laurie, James Spader, Steve Forrest

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    Sam Shepard, Buck Henry, James Spader

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    James Spader, Tom Atkins, Eddie Jones

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    Keir Dullea, James Spader, Roy Dotrice

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    Alan Arkin, James Spader, George R. Robertson

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    Albert Brooks, Anne Bancroft, Helen Mirren

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    Melissa Gilbert, James Spader, Stefanie Powers

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    Curtain Call Barbara Read, Helen Vinson, Donald MacBride

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    Slow Burn Minnie Driver, Josh Brolin, James Spader

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    Robin Tunney, Lacey Chabert, Peter Coyote

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    Joel Grey, James Spader, M. Emmet Walsh

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    James Coburn, Michael Rooker, Peter Strauss

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    Starcrossed James Spader, Jacqueline Brookes, Clark Johnson

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    Cocaine: One Man's Seduction Dennis Weaver, Jeffrey Tambor, James Spader

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    Michael Gambon, Gina McKee, James Spader

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    James Spader, Jon Cryer, Jaime De La Rosa

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    James Spader, Estelle Getty

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    By Virtue Fall Eric Bana, James Spader, Connie Britton

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