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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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Ed Asner, Peter Jason, Alice Evans The Christmas Card is a Hallmark Channel original movie produced by RHI Entertainment. It was released December 2, 2006, and was written by Joany Kane and directed by Stephen Bridgewater. The ...more

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Ed Asner, Stephanie Zimbalist, Bruce Davison The Gathering is a 1977 ABC made for television drama film. A rare live-action drama film from the Hanna-Barbera studios, it was directed by Randal Kleiser and starring Edward Asner and Maureen ...more

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Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by Pete Docter, the film centers on an ...more

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James Garner, Ed Asner, Louis Gossett Skin Game is a 1971 American independent comedy western starring James Garner and Louis Gossett, Jr. and directed by Paul Bogart and Gordon Douglas, The supporting cast features Susan Clark, ...more

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John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum El Dorado is a 1966 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Written by Leigh Brackett and loosely based on the novel The Stars in ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more

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Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent ...more

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Betty White, Ed Asner, Gavin MacLeod Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show is a retrospective television special commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 1970-77 sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show which aired on CBS on ...more

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Out of the Woods Ed Asner, Jason London, Meredith Salenger

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Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner Change of Habit is a 1969 American musical drama film directed by William A. Graham and starring Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore. Written by James Lee, S.S. Schweitzer, and Eric Bercovici, ...more

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Jared Padalecki, Peter O'Toole, Ed Asner Thomas Kinkade's Home for Christmas, also known as Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage, is a 2008 direct-to-video Christmas biopic directed by Michael Campus. It stars Jared Padalecki as painter ...more

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Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner, Martin Landau They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, stylized with emphasis on "Mister", is a 1970 film, a sequel to 1967's In the Heat of the Night. The title was taken from a line in the first film. Sidney ...more

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Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields, Sarah Silverman The Bachelor is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Gary Sinyor and written by Steve Cohen. It is a remake of the 1925 film Seven Chances and stars Chris O'Donnell and Renée ...more

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Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus, Ed Asner Gus is a 1976 American film by Walt Disney Productions. Its center character is Gus, a football-playing mule.

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Summer Glau, Ed Asner, Andre Braugher Superman/Batman: Apocalypse is a 2010 direct-to-video animated superhero film based on the Superman/Batman comic storyline "The Supergirl from Krypton" and is a sequel to ...more

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Jason Alexander, Ed Asner, Kelly Rowan The Man Who Saved Christmas is a film based on the true story about the efforts of toymaker Alfred Carlton Gilbert of the A. C. Gilbert Company to continue making toys during World War I. First ...more

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Paul Newman, Pam Grier, Ed Asner Fort Apache, The Bronx is a 1981 crime drama film made by Producers Circle and Time-Life Films, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Filmed on locations in the Bronx, New York City, New York, ...more

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Malcolm McDowell, Carol Channing, Ed Asner Happily Ever After is a 1990 American animated film written by Robby London and Martha Moran and directed by John Howley. The film stars Irene Cara, Malcolm McDowell, Edward Asner, Carol ...more

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Ed Asner, Sally Struthers, Milton Selzer Hey, I'm Alive is a 1975 American television movie. It premiered on ABC on November 7, 1975. The film is based on the true story of two plane crash survivors who spent 49 days of winter in the ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Betty White, Minnie Driver Hard Rain is a 1998 American/British action thriller film, produced by Mark Gordon, written by Graham Yost and directed by former cinematographer turned director Mikael Salomon. It stars ...more

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Ed Asner, Mackenzie Phillips, Meredith Baxter Kate's Secret is a 1986 television film starring Meredith Baxter Birney, Ben Masters, Tracy Nelson, and Edward Asner. The film's plot, about a seemingly "perfect" suburban housewife ...more

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Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Ed Asner The Animal is a 2001 comedy film, starring Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, Ed Asner, and John C. McGinley. Schneider plays Marvin Mange, a man who is critically injured but unknown to him he is ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Sean Astin, Ed Asner The Long Way Home is a 1997 documentary film directed by Mark Jonathan Harris. It depicts the plight of Jewish refugees after World War II that contributed to the creation of the State of ...more

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Kristen Bell, Sean Young, Ed Asner The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay is a 2003 drama film written by Michael De Guzman and directed by Sam Pillsbury.

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The Home Cloris Leachman, Brian Cox, Ed Asner The Home is a 2011 horror-thriller film directed by Kristoffer Aaron Morgan.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Ed Asner, David Arquette Cruel Doubt is a 1992 miniseries starring Blythe Danner and Matt McGrath, as well as Danner's daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow. The film was broadcast in two parts on NBC in the United States and on ...more

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Ed Asner, Delroy Lindo, Bob Peterson Dug's Special Mission is a Pixar short CGI film, directed by Ronnie del Carmen. It is tied into and included on the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of Up, and Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume ...more

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Bette Midler, Lacey Chabert, Elisabeth Moss Gypsy is a 1993 film directed by Emile Ardolino.

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Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, Ed Asner A Christmas Carol is a 1997 animated musical film version of the book of the same name by Charles Dickens. It features eight new songs and a voice line-up including Tim Curry, Whoopi Goldberg, ...more

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Jay Leno, Kathy Bates, Ed Asner Christmas Is Here Again is a 2007 animated Christmas film released on DVD by Screen Media Films. The first feature production from the Renegade Animation studio, it was co-written, co-produced ...more

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John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg Our Friend, Martin is a 1999 animated children's educational film about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the American civil rights movement. Two friends travel through time, meeting Dr. King at ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Zach Galifianakis Gigantic is a 2008 independent comedy film directed by Matt Aselton and starring Paul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman, Edward Asner and Jane Alexander. The script, written by Aselton and his ...more

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Christina Hendricks, Ed Asner, Linda Cardellini All-Star Superman is a direct-to-video animated superhero film based on the acclaimed comic book series of the same name by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely. The film is the tenth in the DC ...more

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Anne Bancroft, Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner The Slender Thread is a 1965 film starring Anne Bancroft and Sidney Poitier. It was the first feature length film directed by Academy Award-winning director, producer and actor Sydney Pollack. ...more

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Sara Paxton, Ed Asner, Drake Bell Perfect Game is a 2000 comedy-drama television film about an eleven-year-old boy who loves baseball and yearns to play on his local Little League team. It was produced for the Disney Channel, ...more

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Brittany Murphy, Ed Asner, Jonathan Taylor Thomas Common Ground is a 2000 Showtime television movie directed by Donna Deitch and written by Paula Vogel, Terrence McNally and Harvey Fierstein. It stars Brittany Murphy, Jason Priestley, Steven ...more

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Ellen Barkin, Ed Asner, Mandy Patinkin Daniel is a 1983 film which was adapted by E. L. Doctorow from his novel The Book of Daniel. It was directed by Sidney Lumet. The film was based on the life story of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, ...more

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Liza Minnelli, James Earl Jones, Ed Asner Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night is an American animated fantasy adventure film that was released on December 25, 1987 by New World Pictures and is an unofficial sequel to the 1940 Disney ...more

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Ed Asner, Olivia Hussey, Don Murray

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Ed Asner, Sherry Jackson, Craig Stevens Gunn is an American 1967 mystery film directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Craig Stevens. It featured the same lead role and actor from the 1958-1961 television series Peter Gunn, and a ...more

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The Christmas Star Ed Asner, Fred Gwynne, Rene Auberjonois The Christmas Star is a 1986 family film written by Carol Dysinger and directed by Alan Shapiro.

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Drew Barrymore, Ed Asner, Michael Stipe Olive, the Other Reindeer is a CGI animated Christmas television special written by Steve Young, and directed by Oscar Moore. The feature was produced by Matt Groening's The Curiosity Company, ...more

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London Fog Bryan Cranston, Ed Asner, Callum Blue London Fog is a 2011 comedy fantasy romance film written by Tasha Hardy, Indy Feige and directed by Stuart Orme.

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Betty White, Ed Asner, Gavin MacLeod The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion is a retrospective television special of the 1970-77 comedy series The Mary Tyler Moore Show which aired on CBS on May 13, 2002. Mary Tyler Moore hosted the special ...more

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Ed Asner, Stockard Channing, Annette O'Toole The Girl Most Likely to... is a black comedy with slight psychological thriller elements written by Joan Rivers and Agnes Gallin and starring Stockard Channing and Edward Asner. The film was ...more

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Kevin Hart, Gillian Jacobs, Ed Asner Let Go is a 2011 comedy film written and directed by Brian Jett.

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The Real Story of Happy Birthday to You Roger Daltrey, Ed Asner, Sonja Ball The Real Story of Happy Birthday to You is a Canadian children's animated short film directed by Gerald Potterton as part of The Real Story of... / Favorite Songs animated anthology series. The ...more

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Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search for America's POWs Ed Asner, Bob Doman

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Randy Quaid, Ed Asner, Eric Idle National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure is an American made-for-TV comedy film. It premiered December 20, 2003 on NBC and stars Randy Quaid and Miriam Flynn, ...more

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Ed Asner, Anne Francis, Dana Andrews The Satan Bug is a 1965 American science fiction suspense film produced and directed by John Sturges. The screenplay by James Clavell and Edward Anhalt was loosely based on the 1962 novel of the ...more