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The Best Charles Bronson Movies

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List of the best Charles Bronson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Charles Bronson solidified his status as an iconic tough guy with his stand-out performances in films like The Great Escape and The Magnificent Seven. Charles Bronson'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 Charles Bronson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Charles Bronson movies will be at the top of the list. Charles Bronson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Charles Bronson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Charles Bronson films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Items here include everything from Hard Times to The Dirty Dozen.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Charles Bronson movies?" and "What are the greatest Charles Bronson roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Bronson's rugged style, you might also enjoy our list of best Clint Eastwood movies and best Steve McQueen movies.

If Charles Bronson movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Lee Marvin and Lee Van Cleef too.

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  • The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth POW from a German POW camp during WWII, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard ...more
  • As D-Day approaches, Colonel Breed hands the roguish Major Reisman (Lee Marvin) an important assignment: He must train a team of soldiers to parachute across enemy lines and assassinate German ...more
  • Mr. Majestyk is a 1974 American action film directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Charles Bronson. The film is from an original screenplay written by Elmore Leonard. The title character's last ...more
  • During the Great Depression, Chaney (Charles Bronson) bare-knuckle boxes to survive. Speed (James Coburn), an avid gambler, recognizes his talent and becomes his manager. They hire a cut man named ...more
  • The Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach and Steve McQueen. The picture is an Old West-style remake of Akira Kurosawa's ...more
  • Death Hunt is a 1981 action film directed by Peter R. Hunt. The film stars Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Carl Weathers, Maury Chaykin, Ed Lauter and Andrew Stevens. Death Hunt was a ...more
  • When diphtheria breaks out at Fort Humboldt, a train is dispatched with medical supplies and relief troops. Also on board are Utah's governor (Richard Crenna), his mistress (Jill Ireland), a marshal ...more
  • There's a single piece of land around Flagstone with water on it, and rail baron Morton (Gabriele Ferzetti) aims to have it, knowing the new railroad will have to stop there. He sends his henchman ...more
  • Once a mild-mannered liberal, New York City architect Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) snaps when intruders break into his home, murdering his wife (Hope Lange) and violently raping his daughter. A ...more
  • Arthur Bishop (Charles Bronson) is a veteran hit man who, owing to his penchant for making his targets' deaths seem like accidents, thinks himself an artist. It's made him very rich, but as he hits ...more
  • A train carrying a Japanese delegation with a ceremonial sword for President Grant is robbed by bandits led by Link (Charles Bronson) and Gauche (Alain Delon). When Gauche double-crosses him and ...more
  • Half-Apache Pardon Chato (Charles Bronson) finds himself in a bar fight with a bigoted sheriff and kills the man to save his own life. The locals won't accept this defense, though, and angry Civil ...more
  • When an aging Wild Bill Hickok (Charles Bronson) finds his dreams invaded by the image of a rampaging white buffalo, he decides the only remedy is to find and kill the creature. With the help of his ...more
  • Adieu l’ami is a 1968 French-Italian film directed by Jean Herman; producer Serge Silberman, screenplay by Sebastien Japrisot. The film was released in the United States in 1973 under the title ...more
  • The Valachi Papers is a 1972 crime movie starring Charles Bronson and Lino Ventura and directed by Terence Young. Adapted from the book The Valachi Papers by Peter Maas, it tells the true story of ...more
  • Wax sculptor Henry (Vincent Price) is horrified to learn that his business partner, Matthew (Roy Roberts), plans on torching their wax museum to collect on the insurance policy. Henry miraculously ...more
  • St. Ives is a 1976 American action film directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Charles Bronson.
  • Someone Behind the Door is a French film directed by Nicolas Gessner. The original French title was Quelqu'un derrière la porte, and in the UK it was twice retitled as Two Minds For Murder and ...more
  • In this film adaptation of a Tennessee Williams play, Alva (Natalie Wood) is a radiant Southern belle who clashes with her oppressive mother, Hazel (Kate Reid). Hazel is trying to force Alva to take ...more
  • A woman (Jill Ireland) hires a bush pilot (Charles Bronson) to free her husband (Robert Duvall), framed for a murder, from a Mexican prison.
  • Rider on the Rain is a 1970 French mystery thriller film starring Charles Bronson, directed by René Clément, produced by Serge Silberman, with film music composed by Francis Lai.
  • Chino is a 1973 Italian Western film starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marcel Bozzuffi and Vincent Van Patten. The original English language title shown at the beginning of the film was The ...more
  • Machine-Gun Kelly is a film directed by Roger Corman, chronicling the criminal activities of the real-life George "Machine Gun" Kelly. The film was considered low budget, but received good critical ...more
  • Villa Rides is a 1968 film starring Yul Brynner in toupee in the title role and Robert Mitchum as an American adventurer and pilot of fortune. The supporting cast includes Charles Bronson as Fierro, ...more
  • In this dramatization, members of the Revolutionary Cells and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine hijack an Air France flight, and the airplane makes its way to a Ugandan airport. The ...more