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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films in it, like Posse from Hell and The Wild and the Innocent.

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

Audie Murphy was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Alan Ladd and Rod Steiger in terms of fame and success.

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To Hell and Back Audie Murphy, Denver Pyle, David Janssen To Hell and Back is a CinemaScope war film released in 1955. It was directed by Jesse Hibbs and starred Audie Murphy as himself. It is based on the 1949 autobiography of the same name and is an ...more

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Destry Audie Murphy, Alan Hale, Jr. Destry is a 1954 western starring Mari Blanchard, Audie Murphy, and Thomas Mitchell. The third film version of Max Brand's Destry Rides Again, this 1954 version is closer to the 1939 Marlene ...more

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No Name on the Bullet Audie Murphy, R. G. Armstrong, Virginia Grey No Name on the Bullet is a 1959 western film. It is one of a handful of pictures in that genre directed by Jack Arnold, better known for his science-fiction movies of the era. Although it is one ...more

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Night Passage James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Jack Elam Night Passage is a 1957 Western film starring James Stewart and Audie Murphy.

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Drums Across the River Audie Murphy Drums Across the River is a 1954 Technicolor Western directed by Nathan Juran, starring Audie Murphy and Walter Brennan.

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Ride a Crooked Trail Walter Matthau, Audie Murphy, Henry Silva Ride a Crooked Trail is a 1958 American western film shot in CinemaScope, with former World War II hero Audie Murphy and future Academy Award winning actor Walter Matthau heading a strong if not ...more

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Gunsmoke Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly Gunsmoke is a 1953 western film directed by Nathan Juran and starring Audie Murphy alongside Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly, Charles Drake. Gunsmoke is a Technicolor film for action star and war hero ...more

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Ride Clear of Diablo Audie Murphy, Russell Johnson, Dan Duryea Ride Clear of Diablo is a 1954 film directed by Jesse Hibbs.

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The Red Badge of Courage Audie Murphy, James Whitmore, Andy Devine The Red Badge of Courage is a 1951 war film made by MGM. Directed by John Huston, it was produced by Gottfried Reinhardt with Dore Schary as executive producer. The screenplay is by John Huston, ...more

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Posse from Hell Lee Van Cleef, Audie Murphy, Vic Morrow Posse from Hell is a 1961 western film directed by Herbert Coleman.

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Seven Ways from Sundown Audie Murphy, Barry Sullivan Seven Ways from Sundown is a 1960 Western film about an inexperienced Texas Ranger, played by Audie Murphy, who is sent to bring in a dangerous, if charming, outlaw played by Barry Sullivan. It ...more

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The Unforgiven Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish The Unforgiven is a 1960 American western film filmed in Durango, Mexico. It was directed by John Huston and stars Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, Charles Bickford and Lillian ...more

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The Guns of Fort Petticoat Audie Murphy, Hope Emerson, Kathryn Crosby The Guns of Fort Petticoat is a film directed by George Marshall released on April 1957.

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The Duel at Silver Creek Lee Marvin, Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue The Duel at Silver Creek is a 1952 Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring Audie Murphy. It was the first time Murphy had appeared in a film where he played a character who was good ...more

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Bullet for a Badman Audie Murphy, Alan Hale, Jr. Bullet for a Badman is a 1964 western film based on the story by Marvin H. Albert, written by Mary Willingham and Willard W. Willingham, and directed by R. G. Springsteen.

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Walk the Proud Land Anne Bancroft, Audie Murphy, Jay Silverheels Walk the Proud Land is a 1956 Western Technicolor CinemaScope film directed by Jesse Hibbs, starring Audie Murphy and future Academy Award winner Anne Bancroft. It was filmed at Old Tucson.

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40 Guns to Apache Pass Audie Murphy, Kenneth MacDonald, Michael Burns 40 Guns to Apache Pass is a 1967 Western film directed by William Witney and starring Audie Murphy. The picture was Murphy's last leading role and the final film of Robert E. Kent Productions.

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Tumbleweed Lee Van Cleef, Audie Murphy, Russell Johnson Tumbleweed is a 1953 American western film about a horse of the same name, directed by Nathan Juran and starring Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson, Chill Wills, Roy Roberts, Russell Johnson, K.T. ...more

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The Kid from Texas Audie Murphy, Will Geer, Albert Dekker The Kid from Texas is a 1950 western film directed by Kurt Neumann.

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Gunfight at Comanche Creek Audie Murphy, DeForest Kelley, William Wellman Jr. Gunfight at Comanche Creek is a 1963 Western film starring Audie Murphy.

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The Texican Audie Murphy, Broderick Crawford, Aldo Sambrell The Texican is a 1966 film produced and written by John C. Champion and directed by Lesley Selander. It is a paella western remake of their 1948 film Panhandle adapted for the persona of Audie ...more

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The Quiet American Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave, Bruce Cabot The Quiet American is a 1958 American film and the first film adaptation of Graham Greene's bestselling novel of the same name, and the first major American attempt to deal with the geo-politics ...more

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Gunpoint Audie Murphy, Edgar Buchanan, Joan Staley Gunpoint is a 1966 film directed by Earl Bellamy.

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Showdown Audie Murphy, Strother Martin, Harold J. Stone Showdown is a 1963 Western film starring Audie Murphy. It was originally known as The Iron Collar.

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The Wild and the Innocent Audie Murphy, Sandra Dee, Jim Backus The Wild and the Innocent is a 1959 Western film starring Audie Murphy and Sandra Dee as two inexperienced young people who get into trouble when they visit a town for the very first time.

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The Gun Runners Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Jack Elam The Gun Runners, a 1958 film directed by Don Siegel, is the third adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel To Have and Have Not, starring Audie Murphy and Patricia Owens. Everett Sloane essays the ...more

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Battle at Bloody Beach Audie Murphy, Gary Crosby, Alejandro Rey Battle at Bloody Beach is a 1961 Drama directed by Herbert Coleman, starring Audie Murphy and Gary Crosby. Battle at Bloody Beach is only the second Audie Murphy movie set in WWII, after his ...more

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World in My Corner Audie Murphy, John McIntire, Art Aragon World in My Corner is a 1956 film starring Audie Murphy as a boxer. It was one of the few non-Westerns Murphy made in his career.

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Joe Butterfly Burgess Meredith, Audie Murphy, Keenan Wynn Joe Butterfly is an American comedy film directed by Jesse Hibbs for Universal-International and starring Audie Murphy, George Nader, Keenan Wynn, and Burgess Meredith in the title role. Audie ...more

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Trunk to Cairo George Sanders, Audie Murphy, Gila Almagor Trunk to Cairo is a 1966 spy film distributed by American International Pictures.