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List of the best Dean Stockwell movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Dean Stockwell'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 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.

Examples include Banzai Runner and In Pursuit.

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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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Compulsion Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Gavin MacLeod Compulsion is a 1959 American crime drama film directed by Richard Fleischer. The film is based on the 1956 novel of the same name by Meyer Levin, which in turn was a fictionalized account of ...more

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Blue Velvet Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery thriller flm, written and directed by David Lynch. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern. The title is taken ...more

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Married to the Mob Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow Married to the Mob is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine. Michelle Pfeiffer, in something of a departure from her previous ...more

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Paris, Texas Nastassja Kinski, Sam Shepard, Dean Stockwell Paris, Texas is a 1984 drama film directed by Wim Wenders and starring Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell, Nastassja Kinski, and Hunter Carson. The screenplay was written by L.M. Kit Carson and ...more

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Psych-Out Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Garry Marshall Psych-Out is a counterculture-era feature film about hippies, psychedelic music, and recreational drugs, produced and released by American International Pictures. Originally scripted as The Love ...more

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Tucker: The Man and His Dream Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Joan Allen Tucker: The Man and His Dream is a 1988 biographical drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges. The film recounts the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to ...more

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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is a television film set in the reimagined version of the fictional Battlestar Galactica universe. It consists of newly filmed material as well as a compilation of ...more

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The Boy with Green Hair Dean Stockwell, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale The Boy with Green Hair is a 1948 American comedy-drama film directed by Joseph Losey. It stars Dean Stockwell as Peter, a young war orphan who is subject to ridicule after he awakens one ...more

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Sons and Lovers Donald Pleasence, Dean Stockwell, Trevor Howard Sons and Lovers is a 1960 CinemaScope British film adaptation of the D. H. Lawrence 1913 novel of the same name. It was adapted by T. E. B. Clarke and Gavin Lambert, directed by Jack Cardiff. ...more

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Long Day's Journey Into Night Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards Jr., Dean Stockwell 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 ...more

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Gentleman's Agreement Gregory Peck, Dean Stockwell, Celeste Holm Gentleman's Agreement is a 1947 drama film about a journalist who poses as a Jew to research an exposé on antisemitism in New York City and the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ...more

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Dune Sting, Patrick Stewart, Alicia Witt Dune is a 1984 American science fiction film written and directed by David Lynch, based on the 1965 Frank Herbert novel of the same name. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan as Paul Atreides and ...more

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Beverly Hills Cop II Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried Beverly Hills Cop II is a 1987 action comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Tony Scott. It is the first sequel in the Beverly Hills Cop series. Murphy returns as Detroit police ...more

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Kim Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas Kim is a 1950 adventure film made in Technicolor by MGM. It was directed by Victor Saville and produced by Leon Gordon from a screenplay by Helen Deutsch, Leon Gordon and Richard Schayer, based ...more

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The Langoliers Stephen King The Langoliers is a miniseries consisting of 2 episodes of 2 hours each. It was directed and written by Tom Holland and based on the novella by Stephen King from the four part anthology book ...more

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Anchors Aweigh Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Dean Stockwell Anchors Aweigh is a 1945 American Technicolor musical comedy film directed by George Sidney and starring Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, and Gene Kelly, in which two sailors go on a four-day ...more

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Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is about a group of Russian terrorists that ...more

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The Secret Garden Dean Stockwell, Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall The Secret Garden is a 1949 US drama film. It is the second screen adaptation of the classic 1911 novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The screenplay by Robert Ardrey was directed by Fred M. ...more

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The Manchurian Candidate Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga The Manchurian Candidate is a 2004 American thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme. The film, based on Richard Condon's 1959 novel of the same name and a re-imagining of the previous 1962 ...more

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The Dunwich Horror Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Talia Shire The Dunwich Horror is a 1970 B-movie from American International Pictures directed by Daniel Haller and produced by Roger Corman. The film was based on the short story of the same name by H.P. ...more

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The Green Years Jessica Tandy, Dean Stockwell, Hume Cronyn The Green Years is a 1946 American comedy-drama film featuring Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler and Hume Cronyn, based on A. J. Cronin's novel of the same name. It tells the story of the ...more

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The Legend of Billie Jean Christian Slater, Helen Slater, Dean Stockwell The Legend of Billie Jean is a 1985 American drama film, directed by Matthew Robbins.

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The Rainmaker Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke The Rainmaker is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Matt Damon, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by John Grisham. Danny DeVito, Danny ...more

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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Angie Harmon, Mark Hamill, Melissa Joan Hart Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a 2000 direct-to-video animated film featuring the comic book superhero Batman and his archenemy, the Joker. It is set in the continuity of the animated ...more

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Stars in My Crown James Arness, Dean Stockwell, Joel McCrea Stars In My Crown is a 1950 western film starring Joel McCrea as a preacher who tames an unruly town. It was based on the novel of the same name by Joe David Brown.

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Wrong Is Right Sean Connery, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Leslie Nielsen Wrong Is Right, released in the UK as The Man With the Deadly Lens, is a 1982 thriller film directed by Richard Brooks from his own script based on Charles McCarry's novel The Better Angels. The ...more

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The Player Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg The Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Michael Tolkin based on his own 1988 novel of the same name. It is the story of Hollywood studio ...more

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Buffalo Soldiers Anna Paquin, Idris Elba, Joaquin Phoenix Buffalo Soldiers is a 2001 satire film, based on the 1993 novel by Robert O'Connor, which follows the rogue activities of a group of US soldiers based in West Germany during 1989 when the fall ...more

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McHale's Navy Tim Curry, Debra Messing, Ernest Borgnine McHale's Navy is a 1997 military comedy film starring Tom Arnold. The movie is based on the 1962-1966 television series of the same name. Ernest Borgnine was the only member of the original ...more

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The Quickie Jennifer Jason Leigh, Lesley Ann Warren, Dean Stockwell The Quickie is a 2001 crime drama film directed by Sergey Bodrov.

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Chasers Gary Busey, Tom Berenger, Dennis Hopper Chasers is a 1994 comedy film directed by Dennis Hopper, his last directorial effort before his death in 2010. It is about a pair of United States Navy shore patrollers who must escort a ...more

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Cattle Drive Dean Stockwell, Joel McCrea, Chill Wills Cattle Drive is a 1951 American western film directed by Kurt Neumann and starring Joel McCrea. Much of the film was shot in the Death Valley National Park, California and Paria, Utah.

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Gardens of Stone James Earl Jones, James Caan, Laurence Fishburne Gardens of Stone is a 1987 American drama film directed by Francis Coppola, based on the novel of the same title by Nicholas Proffitt. It stars James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones and ...more

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Mr. Wrong Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Cusack, Casey Kasem Mr. Wrong is a 1996 American romantic/black comedy film starring Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Pullman. Ellen DeGeneres still mentions this film occasionally in her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres ...more

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The Blue Iguana Dylan McDermott, Flea, Dean Stockwell The Blue Iguana is a 1988 crime film about a bounty hunter who is blackmailed into stopping the transfer of twenty million dollars from a Mexican tax paradise into the United States. The film ...more

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Song of the Thin Man Myrna Loy, Dean Stockwell, William Powell Song of the Thin Man is a 1947 comedy-crime film directed by Edward Buzzell, the last of the six Thin Man films. Like the others, it stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, ...more

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To Live and Die in L.A. Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves To Live and Die in L.A. is a 1985 American action thriller film directed by William Friedkin and based on the novel by former U.S. Secret Service agent Gerald Petievich, who co-wrote the ...more

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Tracks Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell, Frank McRae Tracks is a 1977 American drama film written and directed by Henry Jaglom. The film stars Dennis Hopper, Taryn Power and Dean Stockwell. The story involves a returned Vietnam veteran escorting a ...more

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Catchfire Charlie Sheen, Bob Dylan, Jodie Foster Catchfire is a 1990 action thriller film starring Jodie Foster, Dennis Hopper, and Fred Ward. Several other notable actors have cameos. The film was disowned by its director, Hopper, before ...more

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CQ Natalia Vodianova, Jason Schwartzman, GĂ©rard Depardieu CQ is a 2001 film written and directed by Roman Coppola. It was screened out of competition at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival. The film is an homage to 1960s European spy/sci-fi spoofs like ...more

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The Werewolf of Washington Cassandra Peterson, Dean Stockwell, Michael Dunn The Werewolf of Washington is a 1973 horror comedy film written and directed by Milton Moses Ginsberg, produced by Nina Schulman and starring Dean Stockwell. It satirises several individuals in ...more

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Rapture Dean Stockwell, Melvyn Douglas, Peter Sallis Rapture is a 1965 French-American film directed by John Guillermin, and starring Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Gozzi, and Dean Stockwell.

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Banzai Runner Dean Stockwell, Billy Drago, Charles Dierkop Banzai Runner is a 1987 American action film starring Dean Stockwell, John Shepherd, Charles Dierkop, Rick Fitts, Dawn Schneider and directed by John G. Thomas.

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Deep Waters Cesar Romero, Dean Stockwell, Dana Andrews Deep Waters is a 1948 drama film directed by Henry King. The film is based on the 1946 novel Spoonhandle written by Ruth Moore and was nominated for a 1949 Academy Award for Best Special ...more

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Citizen Soldier Dean Stockwell, Toni Basil, Virgil Frye Citizen Soldier is a 1976 drama film directed by Michael Elsey and starring Dean Stockwell. The film follows a suicidal Vietnam War veteran who finds happiness in a young actress. It was ...more

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Rites of Passage Jason Behr, Dean Stockwell, James Remar Rites of Passage is a 1999 thriller film written and directed by Victor Salva. It stars Dean Stockwell, James Remar, and Jason Behr.

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Human Highway Bernard Shakey, Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell Human Highway is a 1982 American comedy film starring and co-directed by Neil Young under his pseudonym Bernard Shakey. Dean Stockwell co-directed the film and acted along with Russ Tamblyn, ...more

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Naked Souls Pamela Anderson, David Warner, Dean Stockwell Naked Souls is a 1996 movie starring Brian Krause and Pamela Anderson. It was written by Frank Dietz and directed by Lyndon Chubbuck. While Pamela Anderson plays only a small role in the plot, ...more

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The Careless Years Dean Stockwell, Barbara Billingsley, John Stephenson The Careless Years is a 1957 film from United Artists directed by Arthur Hiller and produced by Edward Lewis. The film was the directorial debut for Hiller. The film stars Dean Stockwell and ...more

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The Shadow Men Sherilyn Fenn, Eric Roberts, Dean Stockwell The Shadow Men is a 1998 movie in which a married couple, Bob and Dez Wilson, and their 12-year old son Andy are being accosted by a blinding light when driving home from a daytrip. They wake up ...more