The Best Andy Griffith Movies

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

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

Items on this list include The Second Time Around and Daddy and Them.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Andy Griffith movies?" and "What are the greatest Andy Griffith roles of all time?"

If Andy Griffith movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Don Knotts and Fred Gwynne too.

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  • A Face in the Crowd
    Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa
    89 votes
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Elia Kazan
    Ambitious young radio producer Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) finds a charming rogue named Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes (Andy Griffith) in an Arkansas drunk tank and puts him on the air. Soon, Rhodes' ...more

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  • No Time for Sergeants
    Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams
    95 votes
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
    Sergeant King (Myron McCormick) thinks backwoods hillbilly-turned-new recruit Will Stockdale (Andy Griffith) might the dumbest private ever to join the Air Force. When King puts him permanently in ...more

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  • Winter Kill

    Winter Kill

    Nick Nolte, Andy Griffith, Eugene Roche
    35 votes
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Jud Taylor
    Winter Kill is a 1974 U.S. made-for-TV movie directed by Jud Taylor and written by John Michael Hayes and David Karp. It stars Andy Griffith as Sam McNeill, the sheriff in a small resort town in the ...more

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  • Angel in My Pocket
    Andy Griffith, Lee Meriwether, Jerry Van Dyke
    25 votes
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Alan Rafkin
    After minister Sam Whitehead (Andy Griffith) moves to his new post in a small Kansas town, he finds that the place is in total gridlock because of a feud between the families of Mayor Will Sinclair ...more
  • The Second Time Around
    Debbie Reynolds, Andy Griffith, Steve Forrest
    14 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Vincent Sherman
    Lucretia "Lu" Rogers (Debbie Reynolds) is a brave woman who refuses to let tough times get her down. After her husband's death, she packs up her children and moves from New York City to Arizona, ...more

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  • A Holiday Romance
    Andy Griffith, Alison Pill, Naomi Judd
    14 votes
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Bobby Roth
    A Holiday Romance is a 1999 film directed by Bobby Roth and starring Naomi Judd, Andy Griffith, and Gerald McRaney. This film has been released on DVD.

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