The Best David Janssen Movies 

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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.

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Dir. by Mervyn LeRoy and John Wayne (1968), starring John Wayne, George Takei & Vera Miles
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, ...more

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Dir. by William A. Graham (1973), starring David Janssen, Ralph Meeker & Don Wilbanks
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 ...more
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Dir. by Larry Peerce (1976), starring Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes & Gena Rowlands
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 ...more

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Dir. by Daniel Petrie (1972), starring Geoffrey Lewis, Bradford Dillman & David Janssen
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

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Dir. by Buzz Kulik (1967), starring Joan Collins, Stefanie Powers & Lillian Gish
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
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Dir. by Jesse Hibbs (1955), starring Audie Murphy, Denver Pyle & David Janssen
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

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Dir. by William Hale (1979), starring Helen Mirren, Cloris Leachman & Ian Holm
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 ...more

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Dir. by Jack Arnold (1976), starring Elke Sommer, Ray Milland & Senta Berger
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.
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Dir. by John Sturges (1969), starring Gene Hackman, Gregory Peck & Lee Grant
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 ...more
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Macho Callahan Dir. by Bernard L. Kowalski (1970), starring David Carradine, Jean Seberg & Joan Lunden
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
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Dir. by Phil Karlson (1961), starring George Takei, Vic Damone & Jeffrey Hunter
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 ...more
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Dir. by Edmond O'Brien (1961), starring Stella Stevens, Bob Crane & Jeffrey Hunter
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 ...more
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Dir. by Guy Green (1975), starring Kirk Douglas, George Hamilton & Brenda Vaccaro
Once Is Not Enough is a 1975 drama film directed by Guy Green.
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Dir. by William A. Wellman (1958), starring Clint Eastwood, Tab Hunter & Tom Laughlin
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
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Dir. by George Schaefer (1969), starring Carl Reiner, Sam Waterston & James Coco
Generation is a 1969 comedy film directed by George Schaefer.
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Dir. by Buzz Kulik (1973), starring Helen Hunt, William Shatner & David Janssen
Pioneer Woman is a 1973 western film written by Suzanne Clauser and directed by Buzz Kulik.
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The Girl He Left Behind Dir. by David Butler (1956), starring Natalie Wood, James Garner & Jim Backus
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 ...more
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Hijack! Dir. by Leonard Horn (1973), starring Keenan Wynn, William Schallert & David Janssen
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.
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Dir. by George Sherman (1955), starring Victor Mature, David Janssen & Ray Danton
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 ...more
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Dir. by Gower Champion (1963), starring Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson & Jim Backus
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 ...more
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Dir. by Jerry Jameson (1978), starring Tom Selleck, Dick Butkus & Donna Mills
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 ...more
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Dir. by Romolo Guerrieri (1978), starring Arthur Kennedy, David Janssen & Corinne Cléry
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
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Dir. by Jack Smight (1972), starring Mike Farrell and David Janssen
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
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Dir. by Michael Anderson (1968), starring Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud & Anthony Quinn
The Shoes of the Fisherman is a 1968 drama film directed by Michael Anderson.
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Dir. by Terence Young (1981), starring Omar Sharif, Laurence Olivier & Jacqueline Bissett
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 ...more