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

The best Marlon Brando movies of all time prove that he was one of the top actors of all time. Active from the ‘40s up until late in his life, Brando has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning awards and accolades along the way. His highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office.

Originally from Omaha Nebraska, Marlon Brando moved to New York and studied acting under Stella Adler. After performing in local plays, he made his Broadway debut with the drama I Remember Mama. His first on-screen role was in the 1950 movie The Men. Following that role, he starred in one of his greatest movies, A Streetcar Named Desire. For the rest of the ‘50s, Marlon Brando remained a top box office earner and critics generally agree that the best Marlon Brando movies come from his period in his career.  

During the 60s, critics noted a decline in the quality of his performances while his personal life seemed to be more and more troubled. In 1962, he made his directorial debut with the western One-Eyed Jacks, which he also starred in. However, he managed to turn his career around with his portrayal of Vito Corleone in The Godfather.

Charlie Chaplin and Bryan Singer are among those who directed Marlon Brando at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Marlon Brando movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by James Dean and Paul Newman too.

So what are the best Marlon Brando movies of all time? Is it The Godfather or On the Waterfront? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Marlon Brando movies below. Movie trailers have been included below if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Marlon Brando role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Marlon Brando movies should be as comprehensive as possible. 

Charlie Chaplin and Bryan Singer are among those who directed Marlon Brando at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Marlon Brando movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by James Dean and Paul Newman too.

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The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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On the Waterfront is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Marlon Brando Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
On the Waterfront Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger

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A Streetcar Named Desire Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden

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Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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The Wild One Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin, Ray Teal

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Julius Caesar Marlon Brando, Deborah Kerr, John Gielgud

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Mutiny on the Bounty Marlon Brando, Richard Harris, Trevor Howard

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The Young Lions Marlon Brando, Dean Martin, Montgomery Clift

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Sayonara Marlon Brando, James Garner, Red Buttons

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The Men Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Jack Webb

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Last Tango in Paris Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud, Catherine Breillat

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Viva Zapata! Marlon Brando, Anthony Quinn, Jean Peters

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Guys and Dolls Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons

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The Freshman Marlon Brando, Matthew Broderick, Penelope Ann Miller

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One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Katy Jurado

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Reflections in a Golden Eye Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Harvey Keitel

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The Fugitive Kind Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani

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The Missouri Breaks Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Randy Quaid

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The Chase Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

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Burn! Marlon Brando, Renato Salvatori, Dana Ghia

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Marlon Brando Movie, Ranked Best to Worst
Superman Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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The Appaloosa Marlon Brando, John Saxon, Larry D. Mann

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The Night of the Following Day Marlon Brando, Rita Moreno, Pamela Franklin

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A Dry White Season Marlon Brando, Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland

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The Score Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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Don Juan DeMarco Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Faye Dunaway

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Apocalypse Now Redux Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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Morituri Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Trevor Howard

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The Ugly American Marlon Brando, Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill

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The Teahouse of the August Moon Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Eddie Albert

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Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

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Bedtime Story Marlon Brando, David Niven, Shirley Jones

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Désirée Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon

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Superman Returns Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

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The Island of Dr. Moreau Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Ron Perlman

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The Nightcomers Marlon Brando, Harry Andrews, Stephanie Beacham

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A Countess from Hong Kong Marlon Brando, Sophia Loren, Charlie Chaplin

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The Formula Marlon Brando, John Gielgud, George C. Scott

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Candy Marlon Brando, Ringo Starr, Richard Burton

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The Brave Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Frederic Forrest

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Always Brando Marlon Brando, Khaled Abol Naga, Christian Erickson

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Big Bug Man Marlon Brando, Brendan Fraser

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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Catherine Zeta-Jones, Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck

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Free Money Charlie Sheen, Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen