Best James Spader Movies Films
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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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    Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou

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    Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald, James Spader

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    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., Anthony Kiedis

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    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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    Kim Cattrall, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy

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

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    John Cusack, James Spader, Mandy Patinkin

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    Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Kim Richards

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    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

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    Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher, Jeff Daniels

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    The Stickup James Spader, David Keith, Robert Miano

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    Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei, James Spader

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    Diane Keaton, James Spader, Harold Ramis

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    James Spader, Larry Miller, Mädchen Amick

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    Helen Mirren, Anne Bancroft, Kyra Sedgwick

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    Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, James Spader

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    Angela Bassett, Robin Tunney, James Spader

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    James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Robert Picardo

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    Driftwood James Spader, Anna Massey, Anne Brochet

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    James Spader, Jason Robards Jr., Piper Laurie

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    Susan Sarandon, Helen Hunt, Jack Black

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    Portia de Rossi, Jeff Daniels, James Spader

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    Bill Murray, James Spader, Megan Mullally

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    Lori Loughlin, James Spader, Eric Stoltz

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    James Spader, Carl Lewis, Keir Dullea

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    Paul Giamatti, Claire Forlani, Alan Arkin

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    Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, James Spader

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    James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, Charles Durning

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    Lacey Chabert, Robin Tunney, James Spader

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    James Spader, Melissa Gilbert, Stefanie Powers

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    Slow Burn Josh Brolin, Minnie Driver, James Spader

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    Cameron Diaz, Mary Tyler Moore, James Coburn

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    Curtain Call Alan Mowbray, Donald MacBride, John Archer

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    James Spader, Michael Gambon, Jared Harris

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    Starcrossed James Spader, Clark Johnson, Jacqueline Brookes

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

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    Kat Dennings, William H. Macy, James Spader

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    James Spader, Estelle Getty

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    By Virtue Fall Carla Gugino, Connie Britton, Eric Bana

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