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The Best Burl Ives Movies

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

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

List includes The Spiral Road, So Dear to My Heart, more.

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  • Retiring to the American West to marry his fiancée, Patricia Terrill (Carroll Baker), Captain James McKay (Gregory Peck) enters a land-and-water feud between his future father-in-law, Major Terrill ...more
  • After Brick Pollitt (Paul Newman) injures himself while drunkenly revisiting his high school sports-star days, he and his tempestuous wife, Maggie (Elizabeth Taylor), visit his family's Mississippi ...more
  • Ensign Pulver is a 1964 American Technicolor film in Panavision and a sequel to the 1955 film Mister Roberts. The movie stars Robert Walker, Jr., Burl Ives, Walter Matthau and Tommy Sands and ...more
  • In this film based on John Steinbeck's epic novel, Cal Trask (James Dean), the son of a California farmer (Raymond Massey), feels that his father cares only about his brother, Aron (Richard Davalos). ...more
  • British expatriate Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness) runs a vacuum cleaner store in Havana, Cuba. He has promised his vain daughter, Milly (Jo Morrow), a horse and a country club membership, which leaves ...more
  • When widowed Margaret Carey (Dorothy McGuire) gets into money trouble, her teenage daughter, Nancy (Hayley Mills), devises a plan to cut costs. She writes to Osh (Burl Ives), the caretaker of an ...more
  • The Brass Bottle is a 1964 American fantasy film about a modern man who accidentally acquires the friendship of a long-out-of-circulation djinn. The film starred Tony Randall, Burl Ives and Barbara ...more
  • Desire Under the Elms is a 1958 American film version of the 1924 play Desire Under the Elms written by Eugene O'Neill. The film was directed by Delbert Mann from a screenplay by O'Neill and Irwin ...more
  • A sunny young girl, Heidi (Katy Kurtzman), lives with her grandfather (Burl Ives) in the scenic Swiss Alps. Heidi's relaxed and bucolic existence is shaken, however, when her beloved grandfather ...more
  • Ambitious young radio producer Marcia Jeffries (Patricia Neal) finds a charming rogue named Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes (Andy Griffith) in an Arkansas drunk tank and puts him on the air. Soon, Rhodes' ...more
  • White Dog is a 1982 American drama film directed by Samuel Fuller using a screenplay written by Fuller and Curtis Hanson loosely based on Romain Gary's 1970 novel of the same title. The film depicts ...more
  • Wind Across the Everglades is a 1958 film directed by Nicholas Ray. Ray was fired from the film before production was finished, and several scenes were completed by screenwriter Budd Schulberg, who ...more
  • This musical mix of live action and animation centers on a young farm boy, Jeremiah (Bobby Driscoll), who raises a rascally black lamb named Danny and works to enter the animal in a county fair ...more
  • In the quiet frontier town of Bitters, Wyo., a dispute between cattleman Blaise Starrett (Robert Ryan) and farmer Hal Crane (Alan Marshal) is about to boil over into a bloody feud. But the fighting ...more
  • The Spiral Road is a 1962 American drama starring Rock Hudson, Burl Ives, Gena Rowlands, Geoffrey Keen, Reggie Nalder and Neva Patterson. It was directed by Robert Mulligan with a screenplay by John ...more
  • Earthbound is a 1981 American science fiction film.
  • Just You and Me, Kid is a 1979 comedy film that stars Brooke Shields, George Burns, Lorraine Gary, Christopher Knight, and Burl Ives. It was directed by Leonard Stern and was released in July 1979 by ...more
  • Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon is a 1967 British science fiction comedy film directed by Don Sharp and starring Burl Ives, Troy Donahue, Gert Fröbe and Terry-Thomas. It was released in the US as ...more
  • When a family's spacecraft crashes on the forest moon of planet Endor, teenage son Mace (Eric Walker) and his little sister, Cindel (Aubree Miller), find themselves separated from their parents. Soon ...more
  • Baker's Hawk is a 1976 western film written by Dan Greer and Hal Harrison and directed by Lyman Dayton.
  • The Daydreamer is a 1966 Rankin/Bass stop-motion puppet animation and live-action musical fantasy film. Directed by Jules Bass, it was written by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Romeo Muller, based on the ...more
  • Hugo the Hippo is a 1975 animated film produced by the Pannónia Filmstúdió of Hungary and co-produced in the United States by Brut Productions, a division of French perfume company Faberge. It was ...more
  • Uphill All The Way is a 1986 motion picture starring Roy Clark, Mel Tillis, Glen Campbell, Burl Ives and Trish Van Devere.
  • The Bermuda Depths is a Japanese / American co-production 1978 fantasy film originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie written by Arthur Rankin Jr. of Rankin/Bass fame. Special effects and creature ...more