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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 Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

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Cape Fear Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

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

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Ryan's Daughter Robert Mitchum, John Mills, Trevor Howard

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The Sundowners Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr, Peter Ustinov

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The Enemy Below Clint Eastwood, Robert Mitchum, Doug McClure

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El Dorado John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum

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Crossfire Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young

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Thunder Road Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, James Mitchum

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

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The Longest Day Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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Midway Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

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His Kind of Woman Vincent Price, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell

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

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Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Robert Mitchum, Spencer Tracy, Van Johnson

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Pursued Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson

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Farewell, My Lovely Sylvester Stallone, Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling

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Home from the Hill Robert Mitchum, George Peppard, Eleanor Parker

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The Big Sleep James Stewart, Joan Collins, Robert Mitchum

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The Grass Is Greener Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

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Angel Face Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Jim Backus

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Holiday Affair Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan

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The Big Steal Robert Mitchum, Edward G. Robinson, DeForest Kelley

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Cape Fear Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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Macao Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Gloria Grahame

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5 Card Stud Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Roddy McDowall

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The Lusty Men Robert Mitchum, Susan Hayward, Arthur Kennedy

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Rachel and the Stranger Robert Mitchum, William Holden, Loretta Young

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Fire Down Below Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon, Robert Mitchum

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Anzio Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan

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The Hunters Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Robert Reed

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Man with the Gun Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Leo Gordon

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The Yakuza Robert Mitchum, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

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One Minute to Zero Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Charles McGraw

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Gung Ho! Robert Mitchum, Randolph Scott, J. Carrol Naish

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Nevada Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys, Nancy Gates

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The Wonderful Country Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Albert Dekker

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Not as a Stranger Frank Sinatra, Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum

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The Way West Sally Field, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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Till the End of Time Robert Mitchum, Dorothy McGuire, Guy Madison

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Track of the Cat Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Tab Hunter

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The List of Adrian Messenger Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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Blood on the Moon Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston

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Villa Rides Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner

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Scrooged Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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Bandido Robert Mitchum, Gilbert Roland, Zachary Scott

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Young Billy Young Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, David Carradine

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Dead Man Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt