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

    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

    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

    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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    River of No Return is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun

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    El Dorado is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum

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

    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

    Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov

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    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson

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

    Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

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    Crossfire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young

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    The Story of G.I. Joe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Burgess Meredith, Wally Cassell

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    The Friends of Eddie Coyle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Alex Rocco

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    Home from the Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, George Peppard, Eleanor Parker

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    Macao is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Gloria Grahame

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    Farewell, My Lovely is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Sylvester Stallone, Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling

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    Holiday Affair is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan

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    Cape Fear is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    The Big Sleep is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    James Stewart, Joan Collins, Robert Mitchum

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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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    Anzio is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan

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    Rachel and the Stranger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, William Holden, Loretta Young

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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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    Man with the Gun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Leo Gordon

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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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    Pursued is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson

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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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    One Minute to Zero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Charles McGraw

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    Nevada is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys, Nancy Gates

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

    Robert Mitchum, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

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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 Wonderful Country is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Albert Dekker

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    The Way West is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Sally Field, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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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

    Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Jim Backus

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

    Robert Mitchum, Gilbert Roland, Zachary Scott

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    Blood on the Moon is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance, Linda Darnell

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    Dead Man is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt

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    Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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    Mister Moses is listed (or ranked) 47 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) 48 on the list The Best Robert Mitchum Movies

    Shirley MacLaine, Robert Mitchum, Billy Gray

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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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