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

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The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including Figlio mio infinitamente caro and Buffalo '66.

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Ben Gazzara worked with many famous directors, including big names like Natalie Portman and Joel Coen.

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Summer of Sam Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody Summer of Sam is a 1999 American crime thriller film that recounts the Son of Sam serial murders. It was directed and produced by Spike Lee and stars John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, ...more

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The Killing of a Chinese Bookie Ben Gazzara, Azizi Johari, Seymour Cassel The Killing of a Chinese Bookie is a 1976 American art and crime film directed and written by John Cassavetes and starring Ben Gazzara. A rough and gritty film, the formidable character Gazzara ...more

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Anatomy of a Murder James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 American courtroom crime drama film. It was directed by Otto Preminger and adapted by Wendell Mayes from the best-selling novel of the same name written by Michigan ...more

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Road House Sam Elliott, Terry Funk, Kelly Lynch Road House is a 1989 action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a bouncer at a newly refurbished roadside bar who protects a small town in Missouri from a corrupt ...more

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Buffalo '66 Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke, Anjelica Huston Buffalo '66 is a 1998 comedy-drama film that is writer-director Vincent Gallo's full-length motion picture debut. Gallo and Christina Ricci star in the lead roles and the supporting cast ...more

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Happiness Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz Happiness is a 1998 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Todd Solondz, that portrays the lives of three sisters, their families and those around them. The film was awarded the ...more

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Tales of Ordinary Madness Ornella Muti, Ben Gazzara, Susan Tyrrell Tales of Ordinary Madness is a 1981 film by Italian director Marco Ferreri. It was shot in English in the USA, featuring Ben Gazzara and Ornella Muti in the leading roles. The film's title and ...more

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The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner crime comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los ...more

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Convicts 4 Vincent Price, Sammy Davis, Jr. Convicts 4 is a 1962 prison film drama starring Ben Gazzara and directed by Millard Kaufman. The film is a fictionalized version of the life of death row convict John Resko, who wrote his ...more

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The Spanish Prisoner Steve Martin, Felicity Huffman, Ed O'Neill The Spanish Prisoner is a 1997 American suspense film, written and directed by David Mamet and starring Campbell Scott, Steve Martin, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ben Gazzara, Felicity Huffman and Ricky ...more

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The Girl from Trieste Ornella Muti, Ben Gazzara, Jean-Claude Brialy The Girl from Trieste is a 1982 drama thriller film directed by Pasquale Festa Campanile and written by Ottavio Jemma and Pasquale Festa Campanile.

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Saint Jack Denholm Elliott, Peter Bogdanovich, George Lazenby

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Hysterical Blindness Uma Thurman, Juliette Lewis, Justin Chambers Hysterical Blindness is a TV movie made for HBO, directed by Mira Nair and starring Gena Rowlands, Uma Thurman, Juliette Lewis and Ben Gazzara. The movie premiered on HBO on August 21, 2002 to ...more

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Dogville Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, John Hurt Dogville is a 2003 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Chloë Sevigny, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Ben ...more

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Paris, je t'aime Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte Paris, je t'aime is a 2006 anthology film starring an ensemble cast of actors of various nationalities. The two-hour film consists of eighteen short films set in different arrondissements. The ...more

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They All Laughed Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter, Dorothy Stratten They All Laughed is a 1981 film directed by Peter Bogdanovich and starring Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, John Ritter, Colleen Camp, Patti Hansen, and Dorothy Stratten. The movie was based on a ...more

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The Bridge at Remagen Robert Vaughn, George Segal, Ben Gazzara The Bridge at Remagen is a 1969 war film starring George Segal, Ben Gazzara and Robert Vaughn. It was directed by John Guillermin and was shot on location in Czechoslovakia. The film is based on ...more

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Opening Night Peter Falk, Joan Blondell, John Cassavetes Opening Night is a 1977 American drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes, and starring Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Zohra Lampert, and Cassavetes.

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The Young Doctors George Segal, Ben Gazzara, Fredric March The Young Doctors is a 1961 film directed by Phil Karlson and starring Ben Gazzara, Fredric March, Dick Clark, Ina Balin, Eddie Albert, Phyllis Love, Aline MacMahon, George Segal and Dolph ...more

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Husbands Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara Husbands is a 1970 film written and directed by John Cassavetes. This ensemble film, which describes three middle class men in the throes of a midlife crisis, stars Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk and ...more

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Illuminata Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken, John Turturro Illuminata is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by John Turturro and written by Brandon Cole and John Turturro, based on Cole's play. The cinematographer was Harris Savides. The puppet ...more

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A Carol for Another Christmas Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland, Eva Marie Saint A Carol for Another Christmas is a 1964 American television movie, scripted by Rod Serling as a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and a plea for global cooperation between ...more

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Shadow Conspiracy Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton Shadow Conspiracy is a 1997 political thriller film starring Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton and Sam Waterston. It was the final film directed by George P. Cosmatos, who died in ...more

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Stag Jerry Stiller, Andrew McCarthy, Taylor Dayne Stag is a 1997 American thriller film, directed by Gavin Wilding, made for HBO and later released theatrically after drawing large ratings. Stag features an ensemble cast including Ben Gazzara, ...more

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An Early Frost Bill Paxton, Aidan Quinn, Gena Rowlands An Early Frost is a landmark 1985 TV movie, and the first major film, made for television or feature films, to deal with the topic of AIDS. It was first broadcast on the NBC television network ...more

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The Thomas Crown Affair Pierce Brosnan, Faye Dunaway, Rene Russo The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1999 American heist film directed by John McTiernan. The film, starring Pierce Brosnan, Rene Russo and Denis Leary, is a remake of the 1968 film of the same name. ...more

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Pope John Paul II Christopher Lee, Jon Voight, James Cromwell Pope John Paul II is a 2005 television miniseries dramatizing the life of Pope John Paul II from his early adult years in Poland to his death on 2 April 2005 at age 84. The miniseries was ...more

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13 Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent, Emmanuelle Chriqui 13 is a 2010 American remake of the 2005 Georgian-French film 13 Tzameti. The film, directed by Géla Babluani, stars Sam Riley, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent, Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham.

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Capone Sylvester Stallone, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara Capone is an American crime film directed by Steve Carver and stars Ben Gazzara, Harry Guardino, Susan Blakely and Sylvester Stallone in an early film appearance. The movie is a biography of the ...more

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QB VII Leslie Caron, Ben Gazzara QB VII is a 1974 TV mini-series.

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Scene of the Crime Catherine Deneuve, Ben Gazzara, Renee Griffin Scene of the Crime is a 1996 American independent thriller/mystery/suspense film.

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When Michael Calls Michael Douglas, Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley When Michael Calls is a thriller-drama television movie directed by Philip Leacock and starring Elizabeth Ashley, Ben Gazzara and Michael Douglas. It was adapted from John Farris' 1967 novel of ...more

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Brian's Song Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest University football player stricken with terminal cancer after turning pro, ...more

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Inchon Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bissett Inchon is a 1981 South Korean-American war film about the Battle of Inchon, considered to be the turning point of the Korean War. The film was directed by Terence Young and financed by ...more

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The Strange One George Peppard, Ben Gazzara, Pat Hingle The Strange One is a 1957 black-and-white film about students faced with an ethical dilemma in a military college in the Southern United States. The film is adapted from a novel and stage play ...more

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Blue Moon Zach Braff, Rita Moreno, Heather Matarazzo Blue Moon is a 2000 comedy drama film directed by John A. Gallagher.

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Control Burt Lancaster, Ben Gazzara, Erland Josephson Il giorno prima is a 1987 Italian drama film directed by Giuliano Montaldo and starring Burt Lancaster and Ben Gazzara. The story was written by Piero Angela and the screenplay was by Piero ...more

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The Professor Ben Gazzara, Franco Interlenghi, Leo Gullotta Il camorrista is a 1986 Italian drama directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. His film debut, it is based on the true story of the Italian crime boss Raffaele Cutolo, and adapted from the novel by ...more

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Bloodline Audrey Hepburn, Omar Sharif, Romy Schneider Bloodline is a thriller film picture released in 1979. Based upon the novel Bloodline by Sidney Sheldon, it was produced by Paramount Pictures and directed by Terence Young with music by Ennio ...more

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The Neptune Factor Ernest Borgnine, Yvette Mimieux, Walter Pidgeon The Neptune Factor is a 1973 science fiction film directed by Daniel Petrie, featuring underwater cinematography by Paul Herbermann. The film's special effects utilized underwater photography of ...more

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Looking for Palladin Talia Shire, Ben Gazzara, Vincent Pastore A young Hollywood player is drawn into a remote place looking for a quick deal and instead finds a sanctuary, a community, and ultimately himself. Distributed exclusively by Monterey Media.

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Pursuit Martin Sheen, Ben Gazzara, William Windom Pursuit is a 1972 thriller television film directed by Michael Crichton.

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The Death of Richie Eileen Brennan, Robby Benson, Ben Gazzara The Death of Richie is a made-for-TV movie drama which premiered on the NBC television network on January 10, 1977. It is based on Richie, a nonfiction book by Thomas Thompson about the 1972 ...more

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The Captive City David Niven, Martin Balsam, Ben Gazzara The Captive City is a 1962 Italian English-language war film directed by Joseph Anthony and starring David Niven, Lea Massari and Ben Gazzara. It is based on the 1955 novel The Captive City by ...more

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Wholphin: Issue 10 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Ben Gazzara Movies
Wholphin: Issue 10 Olivia Thirlby, Ben Gazzara, Todd Haynes

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Lies Before Kisses is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Ben Gazzara Movies
Lies Before Kisses Jaclyn Smith, Ben Gazzara, Greg Evigan Lies Before Kisses is a 1991 television film directed by Lou Antonio. The thriller, starring Jaclyn Smith and Ben Gazzara, focuses on the trial against a successful businessman, who has ...more

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Max Rose Jerry Lewis, Kevin Pollak, Dean Stockwell Max Rose is a 2013 drama film written and directed by Daniel Noah.

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Convict Cowboy Jon Voight, Marcia Gay Harden, Kyle Chandler Convict Cowboy is a 1995 TV film directed by Rod Holcomb.

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Believe Andrea Martin, Ben Gazzara, Christopher Heyerdahl

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A Rage to Live Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Graves, Ben Gazzara A Rage to Live is a 1965 American drama film directed by Walter Grauman and starring Suzanne Pleshette as a woman whose passions wreak havoc on her life. The screenplay by John T. Kelley is ...more