Entertainment
79 voters

The Best David Janssen Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 525 votes 79 voters 5.9k views27 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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

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

This is a list that features films like To Hell and Back and Generation.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best David Janssen movies?" and "What are the greatest David Janssen roles of all time?"
...more
  • 1
    37
    6

    Two-Minute Warning

    Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes

    Released1976

    Directed byLarry Peerce

    Two-Minute Warning is a 1976 disaster film directed by Larry Peerce and starring Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges, Jack Klugman, Gena Rowlands, and David Janssen. It was...  more

    More Two-Minute Warning 

    #233 of 318 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time#409 of 552 The Best '70s Movies

  • 2
    30
    2

    Moon of the Wolf

    Geoffrey Lewis, Bradford Dillman

    Released1972

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

    Moon of the Wolf is an American made-for-television Gothic horror film first broadcast on September 26, 1972, on ABC Movie of the Week. It starred David Janssen, Barbara Rush, Geoffrey Lewis and...  more
  • 3
    30
    4

    Warning Shot

    Joan Collins, Stefanie Powers

    Released1967

    Directed byBuzz Kulik

    Warning Shot is a 1967 film about a police sergeant who kills a man while on a stakeout, then must prove that it was self-defense. It is based on the novel 711 - Officer Needs Help by Whit...  more
  • 4
    24
    4

    To Hell and Back

    Audie Murphy, Denver Pyle

    Released1955

    Directed byJesse Hibbs

    To Hell and Back is a CinemaScope war film released in 1955. It was directed by Jesse Hibbs and starred Audie Murphy as himself. It is based on the 1949 autobiography of the same name and is an...  more

    More To Hell and Back 

    #92 of 376 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#23 of 223 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time

  • 5
    21
    2

    S.O.S. Titanic

    Helen Mirren, Cloris Leachman

    Released1979

    Directed byWilliam Hale

    S.O.S. Titanic is a 1979 television movie that depicts the doomed 1912 voyage from the perspective of three distinct groups of passengers in First, Second, and Third Class. The script was written by...  more

    More S.O.S. Titanic 

    #60 of 84 The Best Helen Mirren Movies#27 of 37 The Best '70s Disaster Movies

  • 6
    26
    8

    The Swiss Conspiracy

    Elke Sommer, Ray Milland

    Released1976

    Directed byJack Arnold

    The Swiss Conspiracy is a 1976 action film starring David Janssen, Senta Berger and Elke Sommer, and directed by Jack Arnold. It was co-produced between Germany and the United States....  more
  • 7
    23
    6

    Marooned

    Gene Hackman, Gregory Peck

    Released1969

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Marooned is a 1969 Eastmancolor American film directed by John Sturges and starring Gregory Peck, Richard Crenna, David Janssen, James Franciscus, and Gene Hackman. It was based on the 1964 novel...  more
  • 8
    15
    0

    Once Is Not Enough

    Kirk Douglas, George Hamilton

    Released1975

    Directed byGuy Green

    Once Is Not Enough is a 1975 drama film directed by Guy Green....  more
  • 9
    19
    4

    Hell to Eternity

    George Takei, Vic Damone

    Released1961

    Directed byPhil Karlson

    Hell to Eternity is a 1960 American World War II film starring Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone and directed by Phil Karlson. This film biopic is about the true experiences of Marine hero...  more
  • 10
    14
    0

    Hijack!

    Keenan Wynn, William Schallert

    Released1973

    Directed byLeonard Horn

    Hijack is a made-for-television dramatic movie that first aired on ABC in 1973 as a movie produced from the ABC Movie of the Week library. It was filmed in the Antelope Valley of California....  more
  • 11
    19
    6

    Generation

    Carl Reiner, Sam Waterston

    Released1969

    Directed byGeorge Schaefer

    Generation is a 1969 comedy film directed by George Schaefer....  more
  • 12
    20
    9

    Man-Trap

    Stella Stevens, Bob Crane

    Released1961

    Directed byEdmond O'Brien

    Man-Trap is a 1961 American drama film about a Korean War veteran who becomes involved in a scheme to steal $3.5 million from a Central American dictator. The film was directed by Edmond O'Brien, and...  more
  • 13
    9
    0

    Lafayette Escadrille

    Clint Eastwood, Tab Hunter

    Released1958

    Directed byWilliam A. Wellman

    Lafayette Escadrille, also known as C'est la Guerre, Hell Bent for Glory and With You in My Arms, is an American war film produced by Warner Brothers Pictures. It stars Tab Hunter and Etchika...  more
  • 14
    13
    2

    Covert Action

    Arthur Kennedy, David Janssen

    Released1978

    Directed byRomolo Guerrieri

    Covert Action is a 1978 Italian/Greek co-production Eurospy film starring the American actor David Janssen. The plot was based on the experiences of former CIA agent Philip Agee who initiated a...  more
  • 15
    6
    0

    Pioneer Woman

    Helen Hunt, William Shatner

    Released1973

    Directed byBuzz Kulik

    Pioneer Woman is a 1973 western film written by Suzanne Clauser and directed by Buzz Kulik....  more
  • 16
    4
    2

    The Girl He Left Behind

    Natalie Wood, James Garner

    Released1956

    Directed byDavid Butler

    The Girl He Left Behind is a 1956 romantic comedy film starring Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood. The supporting cast includes Jim Backus, Alan King, James Garner, and David Janssen. The film was written...  more
  • 17
    16
    7

    Birds of Prey

    David Janssen, Ralph Meeker

    Released1973

    Directed byWilliam A. Graham

    Birds of Prey is a 1973 television movie starring David Janssen, Ralph Meeker, and Elayne Heilveil. The screenplay was written by Robert Boris from a story by Boris and Rupert Hitzig, and directed by...  more
  • 18
    4
    4

    Chief Crazy Horse

    Victor Mature, David Janssen

    Released1955

    Directed byGeorge Sherman

    Chief Crazy Horse is a 1955 western film released by Universal-International and directed by George Sherman, starring Victor Mature. The film is a fictionalized biography of the Lakota Sioux Chief...  more
  • 19
    2
    5

    My Six Loves

    Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson

    Released1963

    Directed byGower Champion

    My Six Loves is a 1963 comedy film starring Debbie Reynolds as a Broadway star who takes a vacation and finds herself responsible for six abandoned children, in Gower Champion's directorial debut. It...  more
  • 20
    13
    4

    The Longest Night

    Mike Farrell, David Janssen

    Released1972

    Directed byJack Smight

    The Longest Night is a 1972 made-for-TV movie written by Merwin Gerard and directed by Jack Smight. The plot concerns the kidnapping of Karen Chambers, daughter of wealthy Alan Chambers. The...  more
  • 21
    13
    5

    The Green Berets

    John Wayne, George Takei

    Released1968

    Directed byMervyn LeRoy, John Wayne, Ray Kellogg

    The Green Berets is a 1968 American film set in Vietnam, featuring John Wayne, George Takei, David Janssen, Jim Hutton and Aldo Ray, nominally based on the eponymous 1965 book by Robin Moore, though...  more
  • 22
    2
    7

    Superdome

    Tom Selleck, Dick Butkus

    Released1978

    Directed byJerry Jameson

    Superdome is a 1978 made for TV drama movie. It premiered on ABC as part of The ABC Monday Night Movie series and was used to promote Super Bowl XII. The film featured an impressive cast of stars but...  more
  • 23
    12
    4

    The Shoes of the Fisherman

    Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud

    Released1968

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    The Shoes of the Fisherman is a 1968 drama film directed by Michael Anderson....  more
  • 24
    8
    2

    Macho Callahan

    David Carradine, Jean Seberg

    Released1970

    Directed byBernard L. Kowalski

    Macho Callahan is a 1970 American-Mexican Civil War film directed by Bernard L. Kowalski and starring David Janssen, Jean Seberg, Lee J. Cobb and James Booth. During the American Civil War, a...  more
  • 25
    14
    10

    Inchon

    Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier

    Released1981

    Directed byTerence Young

    Inchon is a 1981 South Korean-American film about the Battle of Inchon. The film was directed by Terence Young and financed by Unification Church founder Sun Myung Moon. It stars Laurence Olivier as...  more