The Best Ed Asner Movies

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

If you think the best Ed Asner role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ed Asner 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 The Animal and Sleeping Dogs Lie.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ed Asner movies?" and "What are the greatest Ed Asner roles of all time?"

Movie fans who love Ed Asner have also been known to enjoy films starring Tina Fey and Eli Wallach.

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  • Up
    Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
  • The Christmas Card
    Ed Asner, Peter Jason, Alice Evans
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Stephen Bridgewater
  • Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show
    Betty White, Ed Asner, Gavin MacLeod
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Jack Haley, Jr.
  • The Gathering
    Ed Asner, Maureen Stapleton, Rebecca Balding
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Randal Kleiser
  • Out of the Woods
    Ed Asner, Jason London, Meredith Salenger
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Stephen Bridgewater
  • Elf
    Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • El Dorado
    John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • JFK
    Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, Joe Pesci
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Oliver Stone
  • Christmas Cottage
    Jared Padalecki, Peter O'Toole, Ed Asner
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Michael Campus
  • Hey, I'm Alive
    Ed Asner, Sally Struthers, Milton Selzer
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Lawrence Schiller
  • Fort Apache, The Bronx
    Paul Newman, Ed Asner, Ken Wahl
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Daniel Petrie
  • Cruel Doubt
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ed Asner, David Arquette
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Yves Simoneau
  • The Christmas Star
    Ed Asner, Fred Gwynne, Rene Auberjonois
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Alan Shapiro
  • Skin Game
    James Garner, Ed Asner, Louis Gossett
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas
  • They call me MISTER Tibbs
    Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Gordon Douglas
  • Gus
    Ed Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Vincent McEveety
  • Death Scream
    Helen Hunt, Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
  • The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay
    Kristen Bell, Sean Young, Ed Asner
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Sam Pillsbury
  • Gunn
    Ed Asner, Sherry Jackson, Craig Stevens
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Bob Dumas
  • Common Ground
    Brittany Murphy, Ed Asner, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Donna Deitch
  • Dug's Special Mission
    Ed Asner, Delroy Lindo, Bob Peterson
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Ronnie del Carmen
  • Our Friend, Martin
    John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Robert Brousseau, Vincenzo Trippetti
  • The Long Way Home
    Morgan Freeman, Sean Astin, Ed Asner
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Mark Jonathan Harris
  • Christmas Is Here Again
    Ed Asner, Kathy Bates, Madison Davenport
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Robert Zappia