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