The Best Walter Matthau Movies Films

The Best Walter Matthau Movies

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List of the best Walter Matthau movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Walter Matthau has starred in countless films, but one of his best roles has to be that of Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple. Walter Matthau'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 Walter Matthau movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Walter Matthau movies will be at the top of the list. Walter Matthau has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Walter Matthau movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Walter Matthau films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, like Grumpy Old Men and Bad News Bears.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Walter Matthau movies?" and "What are the greatest Walter Matthau roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Matthau's buddy comedies, you might also enjoy our list of best Jack Lemmon movies and best Burgess Meredith movies.

Walter Matthau was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Roman Polanski, Billy Wilder and Sidney Lumet. Walter Matthau was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Jack Lemmon and Jason Robards Jr. in terms of fame and success.

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    The Odd Couple is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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    Charley Varrick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Walter Matthau, Norman Fell, Don Siegel

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    The Taking of Pelham One Two T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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    Grumpy Old Men is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon

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    The Sunshine Boys is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Walter Matthau

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    The Bad News Bears is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Haley, Walter Matthau

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    Hopscotch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Walter Matthau, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

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    Grumpier Old Men is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Sophia Loren, Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah

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    The Fortune Cookie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Lurene Tuttle

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    A New Leaf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Walter Matthau, Doris Roberts, Elaine May

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    Cactus Flower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Goldie Hawn, Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau

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    Charade is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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    Plaza Suite is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Walter Matthau, Lee Grant, Maureen Stapleton

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    The Front Page is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Susan Sarandon, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon

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    Dennis the Menace is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne

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    House Calls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art Carney

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    JFK is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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    The Grass Harp is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

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    Fail Safe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Out to Sea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Jack Lemmon, Dyan Cannon, Walter Matthau

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    The Odd Couple II is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Jack Lemmon, Christine Baranski, Amy Yasbeck

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    I.Q. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Stephen Fry

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    A Face in the Crowd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick

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    California Suite is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine

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    Hello, Dolly! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Walter Matthau

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    Lonely Are the Brave is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Kirk Douglas, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau

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    Buddy Buddy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Klaus Kinski

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    Kotch is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Walter Matthau, Charles Aidman, Ellen Geer

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    Pete 'n' Tillie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Carol Burnett, Cloris Leachman, Walter Matthau

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    A Guide for the Married Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Lucille Ball, Jayne Mansfield, Carl Reiner

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    Ensign Pulver is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Jack Nicholson, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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    Goodbye Charlie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Ellen Burstyn

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    First Monday in October is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Jan Sterling

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    Casey's Shadow is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Murray Hamilton

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    Earthquake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal

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    Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Ellen Burstyn, Walter Matthau, William Schallert

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    The Laughing Policeman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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    I'm Not Rappaport is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Craig T. Nelson, Walter Matthau, Martha Plimpton

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    Pirates is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Walter Matthau, Charlotte Lewis, Emilio Fernández

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    The Incident is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    The Incident Walter Matthau, Harry Morgan, Susan Blakely

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    Against Her Will: An Incident ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Against Her Will: An Incident in Baltimore Walter Matthau, Harry Morgan, Susan Blakely

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    Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Ann-Margret, Walter Matthau, David Faustino

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    The Survivors is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Robin Williams, Walter Matthau, Jerry Reed

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    Little Miss Marker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart

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    The Couch Trip is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Victoria Jackson

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    Love After Death is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Carol Burnett, John Stamos, Walter Matthau

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    King Creole is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau, Vic Morrow

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    Hanging Up is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Meg Ryan, Diane Keaton, Lisa Kudrow

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    The Kentuckian is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Burt Lancaster, Walter Matthau, John Carradine

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    Gangster Story is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Walter Matthau Movies

    Walter Matthau, Carol Grace, Bruce MacFarlane

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