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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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  • Before he becomes commander-in-chief, John F. Kennedy (Cliff Robertson) is a lieutenant, junior grade, in command of a PT-109 boat during World War II. In Leslie H. Martinson's dramatization of the ...more
  • Norwegian resistance fighter Erik Bergman (George Chakiris) offers the British Royal Air Force an irresistible target when he reveals the location of a secret Nazi factory. American pilot Roy Grant ...more
  • Charly Gordon (Cliff Robertson), who has an IQ of 69, is constantly derided by his boss and fellow employees at the bakery where he works. His efforts to read and write prove fruitless. But when Dr. ...more
  • 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
  • Charming Hal Carter (William Holden) turned to wandering after a failed acting career left him loose in the wind. Interested in reuniting with an old college friend, Alan Benson (Cliff Robertson), ...more
  • Michael Courtland (Cliff Robertson) is a husband and father whose wife, Elizabeth (Geneviève Bujold), and daughter, Amy (Wanda Blackman), have been kidnapped. When a rescue attempt fails, Elizabeth ...more
  • In this dramatization of the Battle of Midway during World War II, U.S. Navy Adm. Chester Nimitz (Henry Fonda) leads an outnumbered unit in the Pacific to break Japanese encryption codes. They soon ...more
  • At the onset of World War II, American Lt. Col. Robert Frederick (William Holden) is put in charge of a unit called the 1st Special Service Force, composed of elite Canadian commandos and ...more
  • After lonely, middle-aged woman Millicent Weatherby (Joan Crawford) meets the vibrant and young Burt Hanson (Cliff Robertson) at a restaurant, they go out on a date. Although Millicent is wary of ...more
  • During World War II, Allied forces interpreter Sam Lawson (Cliff Robertson) is called on by his superior for a dangerous mission. Up to this point, Lawson has managed to completely avoid combat. But ...more
  • 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, shy, and ...more
  • When a failed nuclear fusion experiment results in an explosion that kills his wife, Dr. Otto Octavius (Alfred Molina) is transformed into Dr. Octopus, a cyborg with deadly metal tentacles. Doc Ock ...more
  • 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.
  • Battle of the Coral Sea is a 1959 film directed by Paul Wendkos. It stars Cliff Robertson and Gia Scala.
  • 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 against ...more
  • 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.
  • 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 her ...more
  • 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
  • After getting canned from his advertising job, down-and-out divorcé Bill Rago (Danny DeVito) gets a gig teaching English at a nearby army base. There, he takes on a group of underachieving students ...more
  • Naive Midwestern prep student Jonathan (Andrew McCarthy) bonds with his more worldly roommate, Skip (Rob Lowe), who takes the small-town boy under his wing. At Skip's urging, the inexperienced ...more
  • On a seemingly ordinary day, Joe Turner (Robert Redford), a quiet CIA codebreaker, walks into his workplace and finds that all of his coworkers have been murdered. Horrified, Joe flees the scene and ...more
  • Falcon Down is an action film from 2000 directed by Philip J. Roth and starring Dale Midkiff, William Shatner, Judd Nelson, Jennifer Rubin and Cliff Robertson.
  • The British government is in negotiations with the Middle Eastern oil-rich nation of Ramaut to allow in British drilling agencies, but Ramaut withdraws from the talks, leaving Britain desperate. ...more
  • Out of Season is a 1975 British drama film directed by Alan Bridges. It was entered into the 25th Berlin International Film Festival. It was filmed on the coastal section of Dorset, England, the film ...more
  • Up from the Beach is a 1965 French-American international co-production war film directed by Robert Parrish and starring Cliff Robertson, Red Buttons and James Robertson Justice. It was based on a ...more