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The Best Ben Gazzara Movies  

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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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Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody
Summer of Sam is a 1999 American thriller film that recounts the Son of Sam. It was directed and produced by Spike Lee and stars John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, and Jennifer
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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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James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick
This film is a 1959 American courtroom 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 Supreme Court ...more
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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 ...more
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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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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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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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Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid
The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more
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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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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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Denholm Elliott, Peter Bogdanovich, George Lazenby
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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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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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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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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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Robert Vaughn, George Segal, Ben Gazzara
The Bridge at Remagen is a 1969 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 the ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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