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The Best Dean Stockwell Movies 

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Updated September 22, 2019 627 votes 110 voters 9.8k views

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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.

"This list 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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Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Released: 1986

Directed by: David Lynch

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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Michelle Pfeiffer, Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow

Released: 1988

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

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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Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Gavin MacLeod

Released: 1959

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

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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Nastassja Kinski, Sam Shepard, Dean Stockwell

Released: 1984

Directed by: Wim Wenders

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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Dean Stockwell, Margaret O'Brien, Herbert Marshall

Released: 1949

Directed by: Fred M. Wilcox

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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Dean Stockwell, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale

Released: 1948

Directed by: Joseph Losey

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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Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Vera Farmiga

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

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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Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly, Dean Stockwell

Released: 1945

Directed by: George Sidney

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Gregory Peck, Dean Stockwell, Celeste Holm

Released: 1947

Directed by: Elia Kazan

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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Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Joan Allen

Released: 1988

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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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Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos

Released: 2009

Directed by: 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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Sting, Patrick Stewart, Alicia Witt

Released: 1984

Directed by: David Lynch

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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Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell, Paul Lukas

Released: 1950

Directed by: Victor Saville

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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Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Gilbert Gottfried

Released: 1987

Directed by: Tony Scott

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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Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards Jr., Dean Stockwell

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 ...more
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Angie Harmon, Mark Hamill, Melissa Joan Hart

Released: 2000

Directed by: Curt Geda

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Donald Pleasence, Dean Stockwell, Trevor Howard

Released: 1960

Directed by: Jack Cardiff

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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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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Christian Slater, Helen Slater, Dean Stockwell

Released: 1985

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

The Legend of Billie Jean is a 1985 American drama film, directed by Matthew Robbins.

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Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg

Released: 1992

Directed by: Robert Altman

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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Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Talia Shire

Released: 1970

Directed by: Daniel Haller

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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Jessica Tandy, Dean Stockwell, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1946

Directed by: Victor Saville

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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Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

Released: 1997

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

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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Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

Released: 1985

Directed by: William Friedkin

This film 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 screenplay with ...more

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Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

Released: 1997

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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