The Best Robert Mitchum Movies Films

The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

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This is a list of the best Robert Mitchum movies, ranked best to worst - with movie trailers when available. Robert Mitchum's haunting performance in the original Cape Fear gave fans a chance to see a darker side to this typically heroic actor. Robert Mitchum'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 Robert Mitchum movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Robert Mitchum movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Robert Mitchum movies?" and "What are the greatest Robert Mitchum roles of all time?" The greatest Robert Mitchum performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous movies like Out of the Past and Angel Face appear on this Robert Mitchum filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best. If you think the best Robert Mitchum role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Mitchum's legendary performances, you might also enjoy our list of best Gregory Peck movies and best John Wayne movies.

Robert Mitchum was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese and Otto Preminger. If Robert Mitchum movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin too.

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    The Night of the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    The Night of the Hunter Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

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    Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Cape Fear Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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    Out of the Past is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Out of the Past Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming

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    The Enemy Below is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Clint Eastwood, Robert Mitchum, Doug McClure

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    El Dorado is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    El Dorado John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum

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    River of No Return is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    River of No Return Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun

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    The Longest Day is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    The Longest Day Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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    Thunder Road is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, James Mitchum

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    Ryan's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, John Mills, Trevor Howard

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    The Sundowners is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    The Sundowners Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov

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    The Story of G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    The Story of G.I. Joe Robert Mitchum, Burgess Meredith, Wally Cassell

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    Midway is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Midway Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

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    The Friends of Eddie Coyle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    The Friends of Eddie Coyle Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Alex Rocco

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    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson

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    Crossfire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young

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    Farewell, My Lovely is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Sylvester Stallone, Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling

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    Home from the Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, George Peppard, Eleanor Parker

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    Macao is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Gloria Grahame

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    The Big Sleep is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    James Stewart, Joan Collins, Robert Mitchum

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    Holiday Affair is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan

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    The Hunters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Robert Reed

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    Rachel and the Stranger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, William Holden, Loretta Young

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    Anzio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan

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    5 Card Stud is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Roddy McDowall

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    The Grass Is Greener is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

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    Pursued is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson

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    Fire Down Below is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon, Robert Mitchum

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    Man with the Gun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Leo Gordon

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    His Kind of Woman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Vincent Price, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell

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    Gung Ho! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Randolph Scott, J. Carrol Naish

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    The Yakuza is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

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    One Minute to Zero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Charles McGraw

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    Nevada is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys, Nancy Gates

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    The Big Steal is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Edward G. Robinson, DeForest Kelley

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    The List of Adrian Messenger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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    The Way West is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Sally Field, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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    The Wonderful Country is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Albert Dekker

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    Villa Rides is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner

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    Angel Face is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Angel Face Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Jim Backus

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    Blood on the Moon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston

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    Second Chance is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance, Linda Darnell

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    Bandido is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Gilbert Roland, Zachary Scott

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    Mister Moses is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Carroll Baker, Ian Bannen

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    Two for the Seesaw is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Shirley MacLaine, Robert Mitchum, Billy Gray

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    Dead Man is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Dead Man Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt

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    Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Scrooged Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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    Not as a Stranger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Frank Sinatra, Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum

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    Desire Me is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Greer Garson, Stanley Andrews

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