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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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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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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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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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Bette Midler, Lacey Chabert, Elisabeth Moss
Gypsy is a 1993 film directed by Emile Ardolino.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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Ed Asner, Olivia Hussey, Don Murray
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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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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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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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Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search for America's POWs Ed Asner, Bob Doman
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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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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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Helen Hunt, Cloris Leachman, Ed Asner
Death Scream is a made-for-television film first aired in the USA on September 26, 1975. The film is loosely based on an actual event concerning the real-life account of "a young woman ...more