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The Best Johnny Cash Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 1.4k votes 158 voters 7.2k views

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

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

List ranges from Five Minutes to Live to Road to Nashville, plus much more.

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

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    Roy Orbison: In Dreams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Roy Orbison: In Dreams

    Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson

    Released2003

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    Louisiana Hayride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Louisiana Hayride

    Johnny Cash, George Jones

    Released2000

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    A Gunfight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    A Gunfight

    Johnny Cash, Kirk Douglas

    Released1971

    Directed byLamont Johnson

    A Gunfight is a Western movie from 1971 directed by Lamont Johnson, starring Kirk Douglas and... more on Wikipedia

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    Johnny Cash: A Concert Behind  is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Released1977

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    Road to Nashville is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Road to Nashville

    Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings

    Released1967

    Directed byWill Zens

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    Stagecoach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Stagecoach

    Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson

    Released1986

    Directed byTed Post

    Stagecoach is a 1986 made-for-TV film. It is a remake of the classic 1939 film Stagecoach and... more on Wikipedia
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    A Tribute to Johnny Cash is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    A Tribute to Johnny Cash

    Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow

    Released1999

    A Tribute to Johnny Cash is a 1999 documentary television special written by Anthony DeCurtis...amazon_watch buy button
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    The Pride of Jesse Hallam is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    The Pride of Jesse Hallam

    Johnny Cash, Eli Wallach

    Released1981

    Directed byGary Nelson

    The Pride of Jesse Hallam is a 1981 made-for-TV movie starring Johnny Cash, first airing on... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Johnny Cash: Live from Austin, is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Johnny Cash: Live from Austin, TX

    Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash

    Released2004

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    Shakespeare Was a Big George J is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies

    Released2005

    Directed byMorgan Neville, Robert Gordon

    He's been a producer to Elvis Presley and U2, an Arthur Murray dance instructor, best friend...amazon_watch buy button
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    The Nashville Sound is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    The Nashville Sound

    Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn

    Released1979

    Directed byRobert Elfstrom

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    Country Legends Live: Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Country Legends Live: Vol. 2

    Johnny Cash, Billy Ray Cyrus

    Released1993

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    Town Hall Party: August 8, 195 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Town Hall Party: August 8, 1959

    Johnny Cash

    Released1958

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  • 14
    The Baron and the Kid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    The Baron and the Kid

    Johnny Cash, Darren McGavin

    Released1984

    Directed byGary Nelson

    The Baron and the Kid is a 1984 sport drama film directed by Gary Nelson.amazon_watch buy button
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    Johnny Cash and Roscoe Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Johnny Cash and Roscoe Holcombe: Rainbow Quest

    Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger

    Released2004

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    Hank Williams: The Man and His is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Hank Williams: The Man and His Music

    Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1980

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    Music Scene: The Best of 1969- is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Music Scene: The Best of 1969-1970: Vol. 2

    Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond

    Released1969

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    Johnny Cash! The Man, His Worl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Johnny Cash! The Man, His World, His Music

    June Carter Cash, Anita Carter

    Released1969

    Directed byRobert Elfstrom

    In this classic 1969 documentary, the Man in Black is captured at his peak, the first of many... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Johnny Cash: Live in Denmark:  is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Johnny Cash: Live in Denmark: 1971

    Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins

    Released1971

    35 years after it was first broadcast on Danish TV, Man In Black - Live In Denmark 1971, the...amazon_watch buy button
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    Waylon Jennings: America is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Waylon Jennings: America

    Johnny Cash, Robert Duvall

    Released1984

    Directed byDavid Hogan

    Waylon Jennings: America is a 1984 short music film directed by David Hogan.amazon_watch buy button
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    Country Legends Live is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Country Legends Live

    Johnny Cash, Reba McEntire

    Released1987

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    Johnny Cash: Ridin' the Rails: is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Johnny Cash: Ridin' the Rails: The Great American Train Story

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    Five Minutes to Live is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Five Minutes to Live

    Johnny Cash, Ron Howard

    Released1961

    Directed byBill Karn

    Five Minutes to Live is a 1961 American crime film. It was re-titled Door-to-Door Maniac for a... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Highwaymen: On the Road Ag is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    The Highwaymen: On the Road Again

    Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson

    Released1992

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    Tennessee Nights is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
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    Tennessee Nights

    Johnny Cash, Stacey Dash

    Released1989

    Directed byNicolas Gessner

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