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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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No Time for Sergeants Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Nick Adams No Time for Sergeants is a 1958 American comedy film directed by Mervyn LeRoy starring Andy Griffith and featuring Myron McCormick, Don Knotts and most of the original Broadway cast. Warner ...more

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A Face in the Crowd Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay was written by Budd Schulberg, based on his short story ...more

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The Girl in the Empty Grave Andy Griffith, James Cromwell The Girl in the Empty Grave is a 1977 television film directed by Lou Antonio.

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Winter Kill Nick Nolte, Andy Griffith, Eugene Roche 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 ...more

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Waitress Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Andy Griffith Waitress is a 2007 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Adrienne Shelly, who also appears in a supporting role, making this her final appearance before her murder. The film debuted ...more

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Onionhead Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Joey Bishop Onionhead is a 1958 comedy-drama film set on a U.S. Coast Guard ship during World War II, starring Andy Griffith and featuring Felicia Farr, Walter Matthau, Erin O'Brien, James Gregory, ...more

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Angel in My Pocket Andy Griffith, Lee Meriwether, Edgar Buchanan Angel in My Pocket is a 1969 film starring Andy Griffith and directed by Alan Rafkin. One of three films originally planned by Universal Pictures to star Griffith, it also features Lee ...more

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A Holiday Romance Andy Griffith, Alison Pill, Naomi Judd 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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The Second Time Around Debbie Reynolds, Andy Griffith, Thelma Ritter The Second Time Around is a 1961 film directed by Vincent Sherman.

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Savages Andy Griffith, James Best, Noah Beery Savages is a 1974 thriller film directed by Lee Katzin.

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Rustlers' Rhapsody Tom Berenger, Sela Ward, Andy Griffith Rustlers' Rhapsody is an American comedy-Western film. It is a parody of many Western conventions, most visibly of the singing cowboy films that were prominent in the 1930s and the 1940s. The ...more

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Spy Hard Hulk Hogan, Ray Charles, Nicollette Sheridan Spy Hard is a 1996 American spy comedy film parody starring Leslie Nielsen and Nicollette Sheridan, parodying James Bond films and other action films. The introduction to the movie is sung by ...more

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Hearts of the West Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Alan Arkin Hearts of the West, released in Europe as Hollywood Cowboy, is a 1975 comedy film directed by Howard Zieff, and starring Jeff Bridges, Andy Griffith, Blythe Danner, and Alan Arkin. The story ...more

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Deadly Game Andy Griffith, James Cromwell Deadly Game is a 1977 television film directed by Lane Slate.

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Pray for the Wildcats William Shatner, Andy Griffith, Angie Dickinson Pray for the Wildcats is a 1974 U.S. television film that originally aired as an ABC Movie of the Week. It is a thriller-drama about a psychopathic business executive chasing his workers on ...more

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Gramps Andy Griffith, John Ritter Gramps is a 1995 film directed by Bradford May.

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Play the Game Andy Griffith, Clint Howard, Doris Roberts Play the Game is a 2009 romantic comedy film starring Andy Griffith, Paul Campbell, Liz Sheridan, Doris Roberts, and Marla Sokoloff, written and directed by Marc Fienberg. This was Andy ...more

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Go Ask Alice William Shatner, Mackenzie Phillips, Andy Griffith Go Ask Alice is a film directed by John Korty released on Jan 24, 1973.

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Murder in Texas Farrah Fawcett, Sam Elliott, Andy Griffith Murder in Texas is a 1981 television film that starred Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, Farrah Fawcett, and Andy Griffith. The film was directed by William Hale, and was based on a true story; that ...more

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Christmas Is Here Again Jay Leno, Kathy Bates, Ed Asner Christmas Is Here Again is a 2007 animated Christmas film released on DVD by Screen Media Films. The first feature production from the Renegade Animation studio, it was co-written, co-produced ...more

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Six Characters in Search of an Author Andy Griffith, John Houseman, James Keach Six Characters in Search of an Author is a 1976 TV movie based on a play by Luigi Pirandello.

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Jeff Foxworthy's Comedy Classics Jeff Foxworthy, Jerry Clower, Etta May

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Daddy and Them Ben Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Preston Daddy and Them is a 2001 American film written and directed by, as well as starring Billy Bob Thornton. In addition to Thornton, it stars Laura Dern, Ben Affleck, Kelly Preston, Diane Ladd, ...more