The Best Chuck Connors Movies

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

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

List is made up of films like Target Zero and Nightmare in Badham County.

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

Movie fans who love Chuck Connors have also been known to enjoy films starring Michael Landon and James Arness.

Most divisive: The Lady Takes a Flyer
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  • The Big Country
    1
    Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker
    27 votes
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: William Wyler
    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 (Charles Bickford), and the rough and lawless Hannassey family, led by Rufus (Burl Ives). McKay prefers peace between himself and the Hannasseys, who repeatedly attempt to provoke violence. But his steadfast demeanor only angers his fiancé and Major Terrill, who won't settle for truces.

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  • Flipper
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    Chuck Connors, Luke Halpin, Kathleen Maguire
    25 votes
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: James B. Clark
    In the Florida Keys, local 12-year-old boy Sandy Ricks (Luke Halpin) comes across a dolphin that has been pierced by a harpoon. Rushing to help the poor animal, Ricks saves the dolphin's life, cares for it until it regains its health and names it Flipper. Having grown close to Flipper through the healing process, Sandy is disheartened when his fisherman father (Chuck Connors) wants Flipper to return to the ocean. However, their bond proves itself once more in another life-saving moment.

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  • Support Your Local Gunfighter
    3
    James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam
    19 votes
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Burt Kennedy
    When traveling con man Latigo Smith (James Garner) drifts into a small Western town, he decides to take advantage of a local rivalry between gold-mining factions. Recruiting the shifty Jug May (Jack Elam) to pose as a notorious gunfighter, Smith sets his scheme in motion, while also taking time to romance the lovely Patience Barton (Suzanne Pleshette). However, after his ruse is uncovered, Smith incurs the wrath of the real hired gun, among others, leading to a big shoot-out.

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  • Soylent Green
    4
    Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young
    19 votes
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Richard Fleischer
    Soylent Green is a dystopian thriller, set in an overpopulated 2022 New York City. The story follows police detective Frank Thorn (Charlton Heston) and his elderly roommate Sol Roth (Edward G. Robinson), as they navigate the scarcity-ridden world where Soylent Green, a high-protein food product, is humanity's main sustenance. As Thorn investigates the murder of a wealthy businessman, he uncovers a shocking secret about Soylent Green. Directed by Richard Fleischer, this movie is well-known for its commentary on environmentalism and overpopulation. Despite its bleak depiction, it won the Nebula Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1974.

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  • Geronimo
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    Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi, Ross Martin
    14 votes
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Arnold Laven
    Apache leader Geronimo (Chuck Connors) tires of battling American and Mexican troops, and decides to surrender his meager tribe. However, life on the San Carlos reservation is difficult, and the Apaches do not adjust well to becoming farmers. Geronimo is befriended by a schoolteacher (Kamala Devi), who tries to broaden his horizons, but corruption on the reservation forces him to take his band and head for the mountains, where the Apaches wage a doomed war against the white man.

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  • The Proud and the Damned
    6
    Cesar Romero, Chuck Connors, Aron Kincaid
    34 votes
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Ferde Grofé, Jr.
    Five Confederate veterans, led by Sgt. Will Hansen (Chuck Connors), head south of the border to ply their trade as mercenaries. Soon, they find themselves caught in a violent struggle between a dictator and the helpless people of a small village.