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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    1
    Ed Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
  • The Christmas Card
    2
    Ed Asner, Peter Jason, Alice Evans
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Stephen Bridgewater
  • Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show
    3
    Betty White, Ed Asner, Gavin MacLeod
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Jack Haley, Jr.
  • The Gathering
    4
    Ed Asner, Maureen Stapleton, Rebecca Balding
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Randal Kleiser
  • Out of the Woods
    5
    Ed Asner, Jason London, Meredith Salenger
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Stephen Bridgewater
  • Elf
    6
    Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • El Dorado
    7
    John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks
  • JFK
    8
    Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, Joe Pesci
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Oliver Stone
  • Christmas Cottage
    9
    Jared Padalecki, Peter O'Toole, Ed Asner
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Michael Campus
  • Hey, I'm Alive
    10
    Ed Asner, Sally Struthers, Milton Selzer
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Lawrence Schiller
  • Fort Apache, The Bronx
    11
    Paul Newman, Ed Asner, Ken Wahl
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Daniel Petrie
  • Cruel Doubt
    12
    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ed Asner, David Arquette
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Yves Simoneau
  • The Christmas Star
    13
    Ed Asner, Fred Gwynne, Rene Auberjonois
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Alan Shapiro
  • Skin Game
    14
    James Garner, Ed Asner, Louis Gossett
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Paul Bogart, Gordon Douglas
  • They call me MISTER Tibbs
    15
    Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Gordon Douglas
  • Gus
    16
    Ed Asner, Don Knotts, Gary Grimes
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Vincent McEveety
  • Death Scream
    17
    Helen Hunt, Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Richard T. Heffron
  • The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay
    18
    Kristen Bell, Sean Young, Ed Asner
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Sam Pillsbury
  • Gunn
    19
    Ed Asner, Sherry Jackson, Craig Stevens
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Bob Dumas
  • Common Ground
    21
    Brittany Murphy, Ed Asner, Jonathan Taylor Thomas
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Donna Deitch
  • Dug's Special Mission
    22
    Ed Asner, Delroy Lindo, Bob Peterson
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Ronnie del Carmen
  • Our Friend, Martin
    23
    John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Robert Brousseau, Vincenzo Trippetti
  • The Long Way Home
    24
    Morgan Freeman, Sean Astin, Ed Asner
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Mark Jonathan Harris
  • Christmas Is Here Again
    25
    Ed Asner, Kathy Bates, Madison Davenport
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Robert Zappia