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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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    Andie MacDowell, James Spader, Laura San Giacomo

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    James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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    Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou

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    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

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    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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    Kim Cattrall, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy

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    John Cusack, James Spader, Mandy Patinkin

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    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Kim Richards

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    James Spader, Mädchen Amick, Larry Miller

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    Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher, James Spader

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    Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei, James Spader

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field

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    James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Robert Picardo

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    Diane Keaton, James Spader, Harold Ramis

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    Bill Murray, James Spader, Megan Mullally

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    Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney

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    The Stickup James Spader, Robert Miano, David Keith

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    Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, James Spader Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Driftwood James Spader, Anna Massey, Anne Brochet

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    Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt

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    James Spader, Piper Laurie, Jason Robards Jr.

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    Portia de Rossi, James Spader, Jeff Daniels Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, James Spader

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    James Spader, Carl Lewis, Joel Polis

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    James Spader, Lori Loughlin, Eric Stoltz

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    Helen Mirren, James Spader, Anne Bancroft

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    Paul Giamatti, James Spader, Claire Forlani

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    James Spader, Melissa Gilbert, Stefanie Powers

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    Curtain Call Alan Mowbray, Donald MacBride, John Archer

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    Lacey Chabert, James Spader, Robin Tunney

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    Slow Burn Josh Brolin, James Spader, Minnie Driver

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    Cameron Diaz, Mary Tyler Moore, James Spader

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    Starcrossed James Spader, Clark Johnson, Jacqueline Brookes

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    James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, Charles Durning

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

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    James Spader, Michael Gambon, Jared Harris

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    Kat Dennings, James Spader, William H. Macy

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    James Spader, Estelle Getty

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    By Virtue Fall Carla Gugino, Eric Bana, Connie Britton

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