The Best James Spader Movies Films

The 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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    Sex, Lies, and Videotape

    Andie MacDowell, James Spader, Laura San Giacomo

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  2. 2
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    Pretty in Pink

    James Spader, Gina Gershon, Molly Ringwald

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    Stargate

    Kurt Russell, James Spader, Djimon Hounsou

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    Less Than Zero

    Brad Pitt, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

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  5. 5
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    - 3
    True Colors

    John Cusack, James Spader, Mandy Patinkin

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  6. 6
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    Wall Street

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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    Mannequin

    Kim Cattrall, James Spader, Andrew McCarthy

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    Dream Lover

    James Spader, Mädchen Amick, Larry Miller

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  9. 9
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    Wolf

    Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Plummer

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    Tuff Turf

    Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Kim Richards

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    2 Days in the Valley

    Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher, James Spader

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  12. 12
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    Jack's Back

    James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Robert Picardo

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    The Watcher

    Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei, James Spader

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  14. 14
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    Lincoln

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

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    The Stickup

    The Stickup James Spader, Robert Miano, David Keith

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    Baby Boom

    Diane Keaton, James Spader, Harold Ramis

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    Supernova

    Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney

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    Driftwood

    Driftwood James Spader, Anna Massey, Anne Brochet

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    Storyville

    James Spader, Piper Laurie, Jason Robards Jr.

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    I Witness

    Portia de Rossi, James Spader, Jeff Daniels

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    Endless Love

    Tom Cruise, Brooke Shields, James Spader

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    Speaking of Sex

    Bill Murray, James Spader, Megan Mullally

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    Bob Roberts

    Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt

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    The Pentagon Papers

    Paul Giamatti, James Spader, Claire Forlani

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    Alien Hunter

    James Spader, Carl Lewis, Joel Polis

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    - 3
    Curtain Call

    Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, James Spader

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    The New Kids

    James Spader, Lori Loughlin, Eric Stoltz

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    Critical Care

    Helen Mirren, James Spader, Anne Bancroft

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    Family Secrets

    James Spader, Melissa Gilbert, Stefanie Powers

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    Curtain Call

    Curtain Call Alan Mowbray, Donald MacBride, John Archer

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    Shadow of Fear

    Lacey Chabert, James Spader, Robin Tunney

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    Starcrossed

    Starcrossed James Spader, Clark Johnson, Jacqueline Brookes

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    Cocaine: One Man's Seduction

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

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    Slow Burn

    Slow Burn Josh Brolin, James Spader, Minnie Driver

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    - 2
    Keys to Tulsa

    Cameron Diaz, Mary Tyler Moore, James Spader

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    The Music of Chance

    James Spader, Mandy Patinkin, Charles Durning

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    - 7
    The Rachel Papers

    James Spader, Michael Gambon, Jared Harris

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    - 5
    By Virtue Fall

    By Virtue Fall Carla Gugino, Eric Bana, Connie Britton

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    Shorts

    Kat Dennings, James Spader, William H. Macy

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    Team Mates

    James Spader, Estelle Getty

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