Entertainment The Best Burgess Meredith Movies  

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

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Twilight Zone: The Movie and Street of Chance are included on this list along with many more.

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

Burgess Meredith was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Ernst Lubitsch and Otto Preminger.

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Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith
Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion (Carl Weathers) in ...more
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Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah, Jack Lemmon
Grumpy Old Men is a 1993 American romantic comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret, with Burgess Meredith, Daryl Hannah, Kevin Pollak, Ossie Davis and Buck Henry. ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Rocky III is a 1982 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the third film in the series. After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky (Stallone) ...more
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Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, Lee Meriwether
Batman, often promoted as Batman: The Movie, is a 1966 film based on the Batman television series, and the first full-length theatrical adaptation of the DC Comics character Batman. Released by ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán
Rocky II is a 1979 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the second film in the series. Rocky (Stallone) struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed (Carl ...more
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Dan Aykroyd, John Lithgow, Burgess Meredith
Twilight Zone: The Movie is a 1983 American anthology science-fiction fantasy horror film produced by Steven Spielberg and John Landis as a theatrical version of the 1959–64 TV series The ...more
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Burgess Meredith, Lon Chaney, Jr.
Of Mice and Men is a 1939 drama film based on the 1937 play based on the novella of the same title by American author John Steinbeck. It stars Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Lon Chaney, Jr., ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Dolph Lundren
Rocky V is a 1990 American film. The fifth film in the Rocky series, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, and co-starring Talia Shire, Stallone's real life son Sage, and real life boxer ...more
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Sophia Loren, Ann-Margret, Daryl Hannah
Grumpier Old Men is a 1995 romantic comedy film, and a sequel to the 1993 film Grumpy Old Men. The film stars Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, and Sophia Loren, with Burgess Meredith, ...more
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John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda
In Harm's Way is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess ...more
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Robert Mitchum, Burgess Meredith, Wally Cassell
The Story of G.I. Joe, also credited in prints as Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe, is a 1945 American war film directed by William Wellman, starring Burgess Meredith and Robert Mitchum. The film ...more
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Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith, George C. Scott
The Hindenburg is a 1975 American Technicolor film based on the disaster of the German airship Hindenburg. The film stars George C. Scott. It was produced and directed by Robert Wise, and was ...more
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Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum, Ava Gardner
The Sentinel is a 1977 American horror film directed by Michael Winner and starring Cristina Raines, Chris Sarandon, Ava Gardner, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, and Eli Wallach. Christopher ...more
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Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier
Clash of the Titans is an 1981 British-American fantasy adventure film involving the Greek hero Perseus, and features the final work of stop motion visual effects artist, Ray Harryhausen. It was ...more
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Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Joanne Woodward
A Big Hand for the Little Lady is a 1966 Technicolor western film, made by Eden Productions Inc. and released by Warner Bros. The movie was produced and directed by Fielder Cook from a ...more
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Don Johnson, Burgess Meredith, Sgt. Slaughter
G.I. Joe: The Movie is a 1987 animated film spin-off from the animated series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the original Hasbro toyline. It was produced by Sunbow Productions and ...more
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Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith
Magic is a 1978 American psychological horror film directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, and Burgess Meredith. The screenplay was by William Goldman, who ...more
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Bette Davis, Burgess Meredith, Oliver Reed
Burnt Offerings is a 1976 mystery horror film based on the 1973 novel of the same name by Robert Marasco. Directed by Dan Curtis, the film stars Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Bette Davis, Lee H. ...more
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Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bissett, William Holden
When Time Ran Out is a disaster film released in 1980, starring Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Burgess Meredith, Valentina ...more
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Burgess Meredith, Bernard Miles, Leo Genn
Tunisian Victory is an Anglo-American propaganda film about the victories in the North Africa Campaign. The film follows both armies from the planning of Operation Torch / Operation Acrobat to ...more
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Donald Sutherland, Burgess Meredith, Jackie Earle Haley
The Day of the Locust is a 1975 American drama film directed by John Schlesinger, and starring William Atherton, Karen Black, and Donald Sutherland. The screenplay by Waldo Salt is based on the ...more
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Burgess Meredith, Eve Arden, Merle Oberon
That Uncertain Feeling is a 1941 comedy film directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Merle Oberon, Melvyn Douglas and Burgess Meredith. The film is about the bored wife of an insurance salesman ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Carol Channing, Burgess Meredith
Skidoo is an American comedy film directed by Otto Preminger, starring Jackie Gleason and Carol Channing, written by Doran William Cannon and released by Paramount Pictures on December 19, 1968.
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John Lithgow, Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith
Santa Claus: The Movie is a 1985 British/American Christmas film starring David Huddleston, Dudley Moore and John Lithgow. It is the last major fantasy film produced by the Paris-based ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Betty White, Henry Fonda
Advise & Consent is a 1962 American motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Allen Drury, published in 1959. The movie was adapted for the screen by ...more