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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
    1
    Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Elia Kazan
  • No Time for Sergeants
    2
    Andy Griffith, Myron McCormick, Nick Adams
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
  • Winter Kill
    3
    Nick Nolte, Andy Griffith, Eugene Roche
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Jud Taylor
  • Angel in My Pocket
    4
    Andy Griffith, Lee Meriwether, Jerry Van Dyke
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Alan Rafkin
  • Waitress
    5
    Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Cheryl Hines
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Adrienne Shelly
  • The Second Time Around
    6
    Debbie Reynolds, Andy Griffith, Steve Forrest
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Vincent Sherman
  • Onionhead
    7
    Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Joey Bishop
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Norman Taurog
  • Deadly Game
    8
    Andy Griffith, James Cromwell
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Lane Slate
  • The Girl in the Empty Grave
    9
    Andy Griffith, James Cromwell
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Lou Antonio
  • A Holiday Romance
    10
    Andy Griffith, Alison Pill, Naomi Judd
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Bobby Roth
  • Spy Hard
    11
    Leslie Nielsen, Nicollette Sheridan, Marcia Gay Harden
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Rick Friedberg
  • Savages
    12
    Andy Griffith, Sam Bottoms, Noah Beery
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Lee H. Katzin
  • Pray for the Wildcats
    13
    William Shatner, Andy Griffith, Angie Dickinson
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Robert Michael Lewis
  • Play the Game
    14
    Andy Griffith, Clint Howard, Doris Roberts
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Marc Fienberg
  • Rustlers' Rhapsody
    15
    Tom Berenger, Sela Ward, Andy Griffith
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Hugh Wilson
  • Gramps
    16
    Andy Griffith, John Ritter
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Bradford May
  • Hearts of the West
    17
    Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Donald Pleasence
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Howard Zieff
  • Murder in Texas
    18
    Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Farrah Fawcett
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: William Hale
  • Go Ask Alice
    19
    William Shatner, Mackenzie Phillips, Andy Griffith
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: John Korty
  • Six Characters in Search of an Author
    20
    Andy Griffith, John Houseman, James Keach
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Stacy Keach
  • Daddy and Them
    21
    Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Dern, Diane Ladd
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton
  • Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics
    22
    Jeff Foxworthy, Jerry Clower, Etta May
    • Released: 2000
  • Christmas Is Here Again
    23
    Ed Asner, Kathy Bates, Madison Davenport
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Robert Zappia