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The Best Cliff Robertson Movies 

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

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

List ranges from Brainstorm to The Life and Times of John F. Kennedy and more.

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

Notable directors that worked with Cliff Robertson include names like Brian De Palma, John Carpenter and Sam Raimi.

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Dick Van Patten, Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom

Released: 1968

Directed by: Ralph Nelson

Charly is a 1968 American film directed by Ralph Nelson. The drama stars Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney and Dick Van Patten and tells the story of a intellectually ...more
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Robert Blake, Cliff Robertson, Robert Culp

Released: 1963

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

PT 109 is a 1963 biographical war film which depicts the actions of John F. Kennedy as an officer of the United States Navy in command of Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 during the Pacific War of ...more
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Cliff Robertson, Harry Andrews, George Chakiris

Released: 1964

Directed by: Walter Grauman

633 Squadron is a 1964 British film, which depicts the exploits of a fictional Second World War British fighter-bomber squadron and stars Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris and Maria Perschy. The ...more

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The Devil's Brigade William Holden, Richard Dawson, Richard Jaeckel

Released: 1968

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen, Terry Morse, Jr.

The Devil's Brigade is a 1968 American war film based on the 1966 book of the same name co-written by American novelist and historian Robert H. Adleman and Col. George Walton, a member of the ...more

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John Lithgow, Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold

Released: 1976

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Obsession is a 1976 psychological thriller/mystery directed by Brian De Palma, starring Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, and Stocker Fontelieu. The screenplay was by Paul ...more

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Kim Novak, William Holden, Rosalind Russell

Released: 1955

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Picnic is a 1955 American Technicolor romantic comedy-drama film in Cinemascope, which was adapted for the screen by Daniel Taradash from William Inge's 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning play. Joshua ...more

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Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda

Released: 1976

Directed by: Jack Smight

Midway, released in the United Kingdom as Battle of Midway and in the US on video as The Battle of Midway, is a 1976 Technicolor film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Walter Mirisch from ...more

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Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow

Released: 1975

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Three Days of the Condor is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow. The screenplay by ...more

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Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst

Released: 2002

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a nerdy, ...more

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Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Denholm Elliott

Released: 1970

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Too Late the Hero is a 1970 Anglo-American war film directed by Robert Aldrich, and starring Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Ken Takakura, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen, Lance ...more

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Joan Crawford, Vera Miles, Cliff Robertson

Released: 1956

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Autumn Leaves is a 1956 Columbia Pictures drama film starring Joan Crawford and Cliff Robertson in an older woman/younger man tale of mental illness. The screenplay was written by Jean Rouverol ...more
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Yvonne Craig, Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson

Released: 1959

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Gidget is a 1959 Columbia Pictures CinemaScope feature film. It stars Sandra Dee, Cliff Robertson, and James Darren in a story about a teenager's initiation into the California surf culture and ...more
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Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Shelley Berman

Released: 1964

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

The Best Man is a 1964 political drama film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner with a screenplay by Gore Vidal based on his play of the same title. Starring Henry Fonda, Cliff Robertson, and Lee ...more
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Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco

Released: 2004

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more

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Mark Wahlberg, Danny DeVito, Stacey Dash

Released: 1994

Directed by: Penny Marshall

Renaissance Man is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar, Cliff Robertson and Mark Wahlberg in his film debut. In Australia, ...more

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Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Carpenter

Escape from L.A. is a 1996 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter, co-written and produced by Debra Hill and Kurt Russell, with Russell also ...more

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Battle of the Coral Sea Cliff Robertson, Tom Laughlin, Gia Scala

Released: 1959

Directed by: Paul Wendkos

Battle of the Coral Sea is a 1959 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Cliff Robertson and Gia Scala.
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Cliff Robertson, Diane Baker, Judy Wilson

Released: 1980

Directed by: Cliff Robertson

The Pilot is a 1980 film by director and star Cliff Robertson and is based on the novel of the same name by Robert P. Davis.
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Rob Lowe, John Cusack, Jacqueline Bissett

Released: 1983

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

Class is a 1983 American romantic comedy-drama film, directed by Lewis John Carlino, starring Jacqueline Bisset, Rob Lowe and Cliff Robertson, and is also the film debut of Andrew McCarthy, John ...more

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Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco

Released: 2007

Directed by: Sam Raimi

Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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Jean Simmons, Jenny Agutter, Cliff Robertson

Released: 1979

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Dominique is a 1978 British film directed by Michael Anderson. The film is based on the 1948 short story What Beckoning Ghost by Harold Lawlor. The film is also known as Dominique Is Dead.
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Jane Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Rod Taylor

Released: 1963

Directed by: Peter Tewksbury

Sunday in New York, filmed in Metrocolor, is a 1963 American romantic comedy film directed by Peter Tewksbury and starring Jane Fonda, Rod Taylor and Cliff Robertson. The soundtrack score was ...more
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Cliff Robertson, Samuel Fuller, Tom London

Released: 1961

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

Underworld U.S.A. is a 1961 American neo-noir film produced, written and directed by Samuel Fuller. It tells the story of a fourteen-year-old boy who goes to enormous lengths to get revenge ...more
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Cliff Robertson, Geraldine Page, Cristina Ferrare

Released: 1972

Directed by: Cliff Robertson

J. W. Coop is a 1972 Western film set in the world of the modern American rodeo circuit. It stars and was directed by Cliff Robertson who also co-scripted the film. Featuring footage from actual ...more
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Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher

Released: 1983

Directed by: Douglas Trumbull

Brainstorm is a 1983 science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher and Cliff Robertson. It was Wood's final film appearance, as ...more