The Best Sam Elliott Movies Films

The Best Sam Elliott Movies

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List of the best Sam Elliott movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Sam Elliott's low baritone voice proved to provide the perfect narration to the 1998 film The Big Lebowski and many other films. Sam Elliott'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 Sam Elliott movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Sam Elliott movies will be at the top of the list. Sam Elliott has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Sam Elliott movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Sam Elliott films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list has a variety of films, like Tombstone and The Shadow Riders, in it.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sam Elliott movies?" and "What are the greatest Sam Elliott roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Elliott's cowboy characters, you might also enjoy our list of best Kurt Russell movies and best Clint Eastwood movies.


Sam Elliott has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Tom Selleck and Timothy Olyphant in terms of fame and success.



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    The Shadow Riders

    Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross

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    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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    The Sacketts

    The Sacketts Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Glenn Ford

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    The Quick and the Dead

    Sam Elliott, Kate Capshaw, Tom Conti

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    Road House

    Sam Elliott, Terry Funk, Kelly Lynch

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    Conagher

    Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross, Ken Curtis

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    We Were Soldiers

    Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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    Rough Riders

    Gary Busey, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

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    Mask

    Cher, Laura Dern, Sam Elliott

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    Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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    Gettysburg

    Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

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    Ghost Rider

    Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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    Lifeguard

    Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Kathleen Quinlan

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    Prancer

    Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott, Johnny Galecki

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    Gone to Texas

    Sam Elliott, Donald Moffat, Bo Hopkins

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    November Christmas

    November Christmas Sam Elliott, Sarah Paulson, Karen Allen

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    Hulk

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

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    The Golden Compass

    Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen

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    Shakedown

    Sam Elliott, Peter Weller, Kelly Rutherford

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    Fatal Beauty

    Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Cheech Marin

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    The Desperate Trail

    Sam Elliott, Linda Fiorentino, Bradley Whitford

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    Avenger

    Sam Elliott, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

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    Rush

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Gregg Allman

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    The Hi-Lo Country

    Penélope Cruz, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette

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    Blue River

    Sam Elliott, Susan Dey, Jerry O'Connell

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    I Will Fight No More Forever

    Sam Elliott, James Whitmore, Emilio Delgado

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    The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky Sam Elliott, Jerry O'Connell, Callum Keith Rennie

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    Buffalo Girls

    Liev Schreiber, Melanie Griffith, Anjelica Huston

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    The Legacy

    Sam Elliott, Roger Daltrey, Katharine Ross

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    Thank You for Smoking

    Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall, Maria Bello

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    Frogs

    Sam Elliott, Ray Milland, Joan Van Ark

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    Off The Map

    Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons, Amy Brenneman

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    Did You Hear About the Morgans?

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Sam Elliott

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    The Alibi

    Rebecca Romijn, Jaime King, Sam Elliott

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    Barnyard

    Courteney Cox, Andie MacDowell, Wanda Sykes

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    Invincible

    Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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    Dog Watch

    Dog Watch Sam Elliott, Paul Sorvino, Jessica Steen

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    The Contender

    Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

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    Marmaduke

    Emma Stone, Fergie, Kiefer Sutherland

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    The Final Cut

    Sam Elliott, Ray Baker, Matt Craven

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    You Know My Name

    Sam Elliott, R. Lee Ermey, James Gammon

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    Murder in Texas

    Farrah Fawcett, Sam Elliott, Andy Griffith

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    George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis

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    Molly and Lawless John

    Molly and Lawless John Sam Elliott, Vera Miles, Cynthia Myers

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    The Challenge Sam Elliott, Darren McGavin, James Whitmore

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    Fail Safe

    George Clooney, Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle

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    The Games

    Sam Elliott, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour

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    The Big Bang

    Snoop Dogg, Antonio Banderas, Sam Elliott

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    The Blue Knight

    The Blue Knight Sam Elliott, Anne Archer

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