The Best Dean Stockwell Movies

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Here is a list of all the best Dean Stockwell movies, ranked best to worst by movie fans just like you. Dean Stockwell's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years. He was born in Los Angeles, CA on March 5, 1936 and died in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico on November 7, 2021.  The order of these top Dean Stockwell movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Dean Stockwell movies will be at the top of the list. Dean Stockwell has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Dean Stockwell movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Dean Stockwell films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list includes Banzai Runner and In Pursuit and answers the questions, "What are the best Dean Stockwell movies?" and "What are the greatest Dean Stockwell roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Dean Stockwell include names like Robert Altman, David Lynch and Tony Scott. Is Dean Stockwell your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Ray Milland and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. films lists too.

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  • The Secret Garden
    Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall, Dean Stockwell
    15 votes
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox
    Orphaned Mary Lennox (Margaret O'Brien) arrives at the Yorkshire mansion of her mysterious Uncle Craven (Herbert Marshall). Bitter and confused after the death of her parents, she clashes with the ...more

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  • Paris, Texas
    Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell
    23 votes
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Wim Wenders
    A disheveled man who wanders out of the desert, Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton) seems to have no idea who he is. When a stranger manages to contact his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell), Travis is ...more

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  • Long Day's Journey Into Night
    Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards Jr., Dean Stockwell
    13 votes
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Sidney Lumet, David Wellington
    Long Day's Journey into Night is a film by Canadian director David Wellington, released in 1996. An adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey into Night, the film starred William Hutt as ...more
  • The Dunwich Horror
    Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley
    12 votes
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Daniel Haller
    Dr. Henry Armitage (Ed Begley), an expert in the occult, goes to the old Whateley manor in Dunwich looking for Nancy Wagner (Sandra Dee), a student who went missing the previous night. He and ...more

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  • Compulsion
    Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman
    19 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Richard Fleischer
    Sociopathic students Artie Straus (Bradford Dillman) and Judd Steiner (Dean Stockwell) murder a boy in a philosophical exercise to commit the flawless crime. Despite their precautions, one of them ...more

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  • Sons and Lovers
    Trevor Howard, Dean Stockwell, Wendy Hiller
    19 votes
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Jack Cardiff
    In a small English coal town, aspiring artist Paul Morel (Dean Stockwell) sets out to break free of the difficult mining life that has hardened his father, Walter (Trevor Howard), and killed his ...more

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