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Entertainment The Best Johnny Cash Movies  

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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?"

If Johnny Cash movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra too.

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Johnny Cash, Eli Wallach, Brenda Vaccaro
The Pride of Jesse Hallam is a 1981 made-for-TV movie starring Johnny Cash, first airing on CBS.
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Louisiana Hayride Johnny Cash, George Jones, Hank Williams Jr.
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Road to Nashville Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, June Carter Cash
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Roy Orbison: In Dreams Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis
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Town Hall Party: August 8, 1959 Johnny Cash
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Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson
Stagecoach is a 1986 made-for-TV film. It is a remake of the classic 1939 film Stagecoach and stars Kris Kristofferson as the Ringo Kid, the part originally played by John Wayne. Willie Nelson ...more
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Johnny Cash, Ron Howard, Vic Tayback
Five Minutes to Live is a 1961 American crime film. It was re-titled Door-to-Door Maniac for a re-release in 1966. The film stars Johnny Cash and Cay Forrester, who wrote the screenplay and ...more
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Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Jerry Lee Lewis
He's been a producer to Elvis Presley and U2, an Arthur Murray dance instructor, best friend to Johnny Cash, Sam Phillips' right-hand man, a U.S. Marine, a slasher-film producer, and he ...more
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Johnny Cash, Kirk Douglas, Jane Alexander
A Gunfight is a Western movie from 1971 directed by Lamont Johnson, starring Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash. The film was financed by the Jicarilla Apache Tribe, although there are no leading ...more
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Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Roy Clarke
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Country Legends Live: Vol. 2 Johnny Cash, Billy Ray Cyrus, Merle Haggard
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A Tribute to Johnny Cash Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson
A Tribute to Johnny Cash is a 1999 documentary television special written by Anthony DeCurtis and Michael Rainin directed by Louis J. Horvitz.
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Johnny Cash: Live from Austin,... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
Johnny Cash: Live from Austin, TX Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash
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Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Earl Scruggs
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Johnny Cash and Roscoe Holcomb... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
Johnny Cash and Roscoe Holcombe: Rainbow Quest Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, June Carter Cash
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Johnny Cash, Darren McGavin, June Carter Cash
The Baron and the Kid is a 1984 sport drama film directed by Gary Nelson.
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The Gospel Road: A Story of Je... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
The Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus Johnny Cash, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson
Gospel Road: A Story of Jesus is a 1973 film directed by Robert Elfstrom.
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Music Scene: The Best of 1969-1970: Vol. 2 Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, Dusty Springfield
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Johnny Cash: Live in Denmark: 1971 Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, June Carter Cash
35 years after it was first broadcast on Danish TV, Man In Black - Live In Denmark 1971, the previously unreleased studio concert that coincided with the release of Johnny Cash's ...more
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Waylon Jennings: America is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Johnny Cash Movies
Waylon Jennings: America Johnny Cash, Robert Duvall, Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings: America is a 1984 short music film directed by David Hogan.
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Hank Williams: The Man and His Music Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings
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The Highwaymen: On the Road Again Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson
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Eat the Document Johnny Cash, Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko
Eat the Document is a documentary of Bob Dylan's 1966 tour of the United Kingdom with the Hawks. It was shot under Dylan's direction by D. A. Pennebaker, whose groundbreaking documentary Dont ...more
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Tennessee Nights Johnny Cash, Stacey Dash, Rod Steiger
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Johnny Cash: Ridin' the Rails: The Great American Train Story