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

    Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish

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    Cape Fear

    Gregory Peck, Robert Mitchum, Telly Savalas

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    Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

    Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

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  4. 4
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    The Enemy Below

    Clint Eastwood, Robert Mitchum, Doug McClure

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    - 9
    Out of the Past

    Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming

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  6. 6
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    - 15
    El Dorado

    John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum

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    - 8
    The Longest Day

    Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

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    - 15
    River of No Return

    Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum, Rory Calhoun

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    Thunder Road

    Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, James Mitchum

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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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    Crossfire

    Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young

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    Midway

    Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

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    - 7
    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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    The Friends of Eddie Coyle

    Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle, Alex Rocco

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    Home from the Hill

    Robert Mitchum, George Peppard, Eleanor Parker

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    Macao

    Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Gloria Grahame

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    Farewell, My Lovely

    Sylvester Stallone, Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling

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    Cape Fear

    Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange

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    Holiday Affair

    Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Harry Morgan

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    The Hunters

    Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Robert Reed

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    Rachel and the Stranger

    Robert Mitchum, William Holden, Loretta Young

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    The Big Sleep

    James Stewart, Joan Collins, Robert Mitchum

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    5 Card Stud

    Dean Martin, Robert Mitchum, Roddy McDowall

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    Anzio

    Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan

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    The Grass Is Greener

    Cary Grant, Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

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    Man with the Gun

    Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Leo Gordon

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    Fire Down Below

    Rita Hayworth, Jack Lemmon, Robert Mitchum

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    Pursued

    Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Judith Anderson

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    His Kind of Woman

    Vincent Price, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell

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    One Minute to Zero

    Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, Charles McGraw

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    Nevada

    Robert Mitchum, Anne Jeffreys, Nancy Gates

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    Gung Ho!

    Robert Mitchum, Randolph Scott, J. Carrol Naish

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    The Yakuza

    Robert Mitchum, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman

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    - 7
    The Big Steal

    Robert Mitchum, Edward G. Robinson, DeForest Kelley

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    - 9
    The List of Adrian Messenger

    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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    Villa Rides

    Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, Yul Brynner

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    Angel Face

    Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Jim Backus

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    - 4
    The Way West

    Sally Field, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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    The Wonderful Country

    Robert Mitchum, Julie London, Albert Dekker

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    Second Chance

    Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance, Linda Darnell

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    - 7
    Bandido

    Robert Mitchum, Gilbert Roland, Zachary Scott

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    + 21
    - 8
    Blood on the Moon

    Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston

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    - 7
    Dead Man

    Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt

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    - 8
    Scrooged

    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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    Mister Moses

    Robert Mitchum, Carroll Baker, Ian Bannen

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    Two for the Seesaw

    Shirley MacLaine, Robert Mitchum, Billy Gray

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    - 7
    Not as a Stranger

    Frank Sinatra, Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum

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    - 15
    Desire Me

    Robert Mitchum, Greer Garson, Stanley Andrews

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