The Best James Dean Movies

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Vote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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

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

This list includes The Dark, Dark Hours, Trouble Along the Way and more.

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

Is James Dean your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Paul Newman and Grace Kelly films lists too.

  • Rebel Without a Cause
    Video: YouTube
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Nicholas Ray
  • East of Eden
    Video: YouTube
    74 VOTES
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Elia Kazan
  • Giant
    Video: YouTube
    70 VOTES
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: George Stevens
  • Trouble Along the Way
    Video: YouTube
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Michael Curtiz