The Best Kirk Douglas Movies Films

The Best Kirk Douglas Movies

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List of the best Kirk Douglas movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. It's hard to say which of his films are the greatest, but Kirk Douglas's performance in Spartacus certainly ranks amongst his best. Kirk Douglas'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 Kirk Douglas movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Kirk Douglas movies will be at the top of the list. Kirk Douglas has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Kirk Douglas movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Kirk Douglas films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films, like Paths of Glory and The Vikings, in it.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kirk Douglas movies?" and "What are the greatest Kirk Douglas roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Douglas' classic films, you might also enjoy our list of best Burt Lancaster movies and best Michael Douglas movies.


Kirk Douglas is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Stanley Kubrick, Brian De Palma and Billy Wilder. Movie fans who love Kirk Douglas have also been known to enjoy films starring Burt Lancaster and Gary Cooper.



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    Spartacus

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    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral


    Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster

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    The Vikings


    Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine

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    Paths of Glory


    Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

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    Lonely Are the Brave


    Kirk Douglas, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau

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    Lust for Life


    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Marion Ross

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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea


    Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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    Detective Story


    Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, Lee Grant

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    The War Wagon


    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Donald Sutherland

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    In Harm's Way


    John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

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    The Bad and the Beautiful


    Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon

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    The Final Countdown


    Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

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    Out of the Past


    Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming

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    Champion


    Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Ruth Roman

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    Last Train from Gun Hill


    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones

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    The Man from Snowy River


    Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson, Gus Mercurio

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    Ace in the Hole


    Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Iron Eyes Cody

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    Ulysses


    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano

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    Tough Guys


    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Kiedis, Burt Lancaster

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    The Big Sky


    Kirk Douglas, Jim Davis, Iron Eyes Cody

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    Cast a Giant Shadow


    Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Michael Douglas

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    Seven Days in May


    Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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    The Strange Love of Martha Ivers


    Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Judith Anderson

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    Young Man with a Horn


    Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day

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    Town Without Pity


    Kirk Douglas, E. G. Marshall, Christine Kaufmann

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    The Villain


    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Kirk Douglas

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    The List of Adrian Messenger


    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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    The Devil's Disciple


    Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster

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    The Last Sunset


    Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie

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    There Was a Crooked Man...


    Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith

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    The Indian Fighter


    The Indian Fighter Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Alan Hale

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    A Letter to Three Wives


    Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter

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    Greedy


    Kirsten Dunst, Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas

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    The Glass Menagerie


    Kirk Douglas, Jane Wyman, Arthur Kennedy

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    Is Paris Burning?


    Kirk Douglas, Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins

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    Along the Great Divide


    Kirk Douglas, Walter Brennan, Virginia Mayo

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    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid


    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

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    Inherit the Wind


    Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards Jr.

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    The Way West


    Sally Field, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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    The Heroes of Telemark


    Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Michael Redgrave

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    Strangers When We Meet


    Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Walter Matthau

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    Victory at Entebbe


    Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Hopkins, Kirk Douglas

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    Man Without a Star


    Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Mara Corday

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    - 8
    I Walk Alone


    Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott

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    Oscar


    Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, Tim Curry

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    The Light at the Edge of the World


    Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar

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    Posse


    Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern, Bo Hopkins

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    The Big Trees


    Kirk Douglas, Alan Hale, Jr.

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    Diamonds


    Jenny McCarthy, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall

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    The Fury


    Kirk Douglas, Daryl Hannah, Jim Belushi

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