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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 Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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Charley Varrick Walter Matthau, Norman Fell, Don Siegel

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Grumpy Old Men Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon

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The Bad News Bears Tatum O'Neal, Jackie Earle Haley, Walter Matthau

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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Jerry Stiller, Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw

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Hopscotch Walter Matthau, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

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The Sunshine Boys George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Walter Matthau

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Grumpier Old Men Sophia Loren, Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah

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The Fortune Cookie Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Lurene Tuttle

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A New Leaf Walter Matthau, Doris Roberts, Elaine May

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Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn

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House Calls Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Art Carney

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Plaza Suite Walter Matthau, Lee Grant, Maureen Stapleton

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The Front Page Susan Sarandon, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon

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Cactus Flower Goldie Hawn, Ingrid Bergman, Walter Matthau

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JFK Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

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Dennis the Menace Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Natasha Lyonne

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I.Q. Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Stephen Fry

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Fail Safe Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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Out to Sea Jack Lemmon, Dyan Cannon, Walter Matthau

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The Odd Couple II Jack Lemmon, Christine Baranski, Amy Yasbeck

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The Grass Harp Edward Furlong, Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek

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A Face in the Crowd Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick

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California Suite Jane Fonda, Bill Cosby, Michael Caine

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Lonely Are the Brave Kirk Douglas, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau

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A Guide for the Married Man Lucille Ball, Jayne Mansfield, Carl Reiner

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Kotch Walter Matthau, Charles Aidman, Ellen Geer

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Hello, Dolly! Barbra Streisand, Louis Armstrong, Walter Matthau

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Buddy Buddy Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Klaus Kinski

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First Monday in October Walter Matthau, Jill Clayburgh, Jan Sterling

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Pete 'n' Tillie Carol Burnett, Cloris Leachman, Walter Matthau

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Goodbye Charlie Debbie Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Ellen Burstyn

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Casey's Shadow Walter Matthau, Alexis Smith, Murray Hamilton

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The Laughing Policeman Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett, Jr.

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Ensign Pulver Jack Nicholson, Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman

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Earthquake Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal

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Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love Ellen Burstyn, Walter Matthau, William Schallert

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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 Pictures Ann-Margret, Walter Matthau, David Faustino

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Pirates Walter Matthau, Charlotte Lewis, Emilio Fernández

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Little Miss Marker Julie Andrews, Tony Curtis, Bob Newhart

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The Incident Walter Matthau, Harry Morgan, Susan Blakely

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The Kentuckian Burt Lancaster, Walter Matthau, John Carradine

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The Couch Trip Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Victoria Jackson

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I'm Not Rappaport Craig T. Nelson, Walter Matthau, Martha Plimpton

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The Indian Fighter Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Alan Hale^! Jr.

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Gangster Story Walter Matthau, Carol Grace, Bruce MacFarlane

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The Survivors Robin Williams, Walter Matthau, Jerry Reed

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King Creole Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau, Vic Morrow

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Mirage Gregory Peck, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau