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The Best Cornel Wilde Movies

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

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

Items on this list include Road House and Omar Khayyam.

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  • "The Greatest Show on Earth" is a dazzling spectacle of life behind the scenes with Ringling Bros.-Barnum and Bailey Circus, the best three-ring circus in the land. Celebrates the extravagant ...more
  • At a seedy nightclub and bowling alley near the Canadian border, owner Jefty Robbins (Richard Widmark) is in love with his new cabaret singer, Lily Stevens (Ida Lupino), who only has eyes for Jefty's ...more
  • The Big Combo is a 1955 American film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis and photographed by cinematographer John Alton, with music by David Raksin.
  • A safari guide (Cornel Wilde) cautions the hunting party he is leading to respect the African natives they encounter. Instead of heeding this advice, one of the party actively insults the tribe, ...more
  • Beyond Mombasa is a 1956 Technicolor film directed by George Marshall filmed and set in Kenya. It stars Cornel Wilde and Donna Reed.
  • While on a train, writer Richard Harland (Cornel Wilde) strikes up a relationship with the gorgeous Ellen Berent (Gene Tierney). Ellen quickly becomes obsessed with Richard and abandons her fiancé, ...more
  • The Fifth Musketeer is a 1979 film adaptation of the last section of the novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas, père, which is itself based on the French legend of the Man in the Iron ...more
  • Aging mobster Big Mac (Donald MacBride) is looking to pull off one more heist before he retires. With his sights set on robbing a California casino, Big Mac breaks one of his former associates, Roy ...more
  • Widowed Les Martin (Cornel Wilde) is an ex-detective haunted by a case he left behind in Denver. Now, Martin is the deputy sheriff of a small Arizona town with nothing to do but pull over beautiful ...more
  • Omar Khayyam is an American movie directed by William Dieterle, filmed in 1956 and released in 1957. It starred Cornel Wilde as Omar Khayyám, the eponymous Persian poet, Michael Rennie as Hasani ...more
  • California Conquest is a 1952 American film, directed by Lew Landers, and starring Cornel Wilde and Teresa Wright. The film is set in the early 1840s, and deals with a conspiracy by native Spanish ...more
  • Left at a farmer's doorstep during the English Civil War, Amber St. Clair (Linda Darnell) -- a girl of noble birth -- grows up in a small village under the puritanical eye of her guardian. Wanting ...more
  • During the Revolutionary War, American General Benedict Arnold (Robert Douglas) conspires to abandon his defenses at West Point to the British for a large cash payout. Maj. John Boulton (Cornel ...more
  • Gargoyles is a 1972 horror film written by Steven Karpf and Elinor Karpf and directed by Bill L. Norton.
  • Ordered to help secure a heavily defended Japanese island during World War II, Captain MacDonald (Cornel Wilde) and his Marines land on "Beach Red" and proceed inland against stubborn, murderous ...more
  • After the death of Cardinal Richelieu, the aging Queen of France (Gladys Cooper) struggles against her archrival, the Duke of Lavalle (Robert Douglas). Seeking to protect Princess Henriette (Nancy ...more
  • The Bandit of Sherwood Forest is a 1946 film about the son of Robin Hood starring Cornel Wilde, Anita Louise and Edgar Buchanan. The sets built for the film were reused in the Three Stooges shorts ...more
  • Polish patriot and composer Frédéric Chopin (Cornel Wilde) is one of the 19th century's most famous musicians, whose love of country and devotion to his legendary music are threatened by his ...more
  • Constantine and the Cross is a 1961 historical drama film about the early career of the emperor Constantine, who first legalized and then adopted Christianity in the early 4th century. The ...more
  • Swindled out of his inheritance by his evil uncle, Jean-Paul (Cornel Wilde) absconds to Guatemala to find his fortune. Joining the Frenchman on his adventure is Scottish treasure-hunter MacDougal and ...more
  • Two Flags West is a 1950 Western drama set during the American Civil War, directed by Robert Wise and starring Joseph Cotten, Jeff Chandler, Linda Darnell, and Cornell Wilde. The opening credits ...more
  • Society girl Victoria Stafford (Ginger Rogers) garners a reputation for leaving men at the altar. Getting engaged for a fourth time, Victoria believes she's found the right man -- until on a train ...more
  • The Homestretch is a 1947 drama film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone.
  • Jenny Marsh (Patricia Knight) is a hard-luck dame who's just finished five years in the slammer for killing a man. Jenny's not exactly the murdering type -- she did the deed while defending her ...more
  • When Aladdin (Cornel Wilde) becomes smitten with Princess Armina (Adele Jergens), his attempts to woo her are met with threats from her father, a sinister sultan (Dennis Hoey). After finding a ...more