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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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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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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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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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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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Martin Sheen, Ben Gazzara, William Windom
Pursuit is a 1972 thriller television film directed by Michael Crichton.
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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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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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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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Believe Andrea Martin, Ben Gazzara, Christopher Heyerdahl
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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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Lies Before Kisses is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Wholphin: Issue 10 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ben Gazzara Movies
Wholphin: Issue 10 Olivia Thirlby, Ben Gazzara, Todd Haynes
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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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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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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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The Shore Lesley Ann Warren, Paula Garcés, Izabella Miko
The Shore is a 2005 drama mystery thriller film written and directed by Dionysius Zervos.
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Eve Lauren Bacall, Olivia Thirlby, Ben Gazzara
Eve is a short film directed by Natalie Portman, starring Olivia Thirlby, Lauren Bacall and Ben Gazzara. The film, Portman's directorial debut, premiered at the 65th Venice International Film ...more
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Secret Obsession Julie Christie, Ben Gazzara, Patrick Bruel
Secret Obsession is a 1994 drama film written by Ridha Behi, Jean-Claude Islert, Michel Lengliney, Jacques Robert, and Bernard Trémège, and directed by Henri Vart and Ridha Behi.
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The List Mädchen Amick, Ryan O'Neal, Ben Gazzara
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Nefertiti, figlia del sole is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ben Gazzara Movies
Nefertiti, figlia del sole Ben Gazzara, François Négret, Ahmed Kassem
Nefertiti, figlia del sole is a 1994 Italian film directed by Guy Gilles.
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Quiet Flows the Don Rupert Everett, Abraham Murphy, Ben Gazzara
Quiet Flows the Don is film by Sergei Bondarchuk.