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The Best Ed Asner Movies

Updated January 21, 2020 770 votes 153 voters 13.7k views77 items

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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?"

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  • 1
    Elf
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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  • 2
    The Christmas Card
    34
    4

    The Christmas Card

    Ed Asner, Peter Jason

    Released2006

    Directed byStephen Bridgewater

    The Christmas Card is a Hallmark Channel original movie produced by RHI Entertainment. It was... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    The Gathering
    28
    5

    The Gathering

    Ed Asner, Stephanie Zimbalist

    Released1977

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    The Gathering is a 1977 ABC made for television drama film. A rare live-action drama film from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 4
    Up
    26
    4

    Up

    Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner

    Released2009

    Directed byPete Docter

    Up is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy-drama film produced by Pixar... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 5
    Gus
    25
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    Gus

    Johnny Unitas, Dick Butkus

    Released1976

    Directed byVincent McEveety

    Gus is a 1976 American film by Walt Disney Productions. Its center character is Gus, a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 6
    The Bachelor
    22
    4

    The Bachelor

    Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields

    Released1999

    Directed byGary Sinyor

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  • 7
    Skin Game
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    Skin Game

    James Garner, Ed Asner

    Released1971

    Directed byPaul Bogart, Gordon Douglas

    Skin Game is a 1971 American independent comedy western starring James Garner and Louis... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 8
    They call me MISTER Tibbs
    20
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    They call me MISTER Tibbs

    Sidney Poitier, Ed Asner

    Released1970

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, stylized with emphasis on "Mister", is a 1970 film, a sequel to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    Change of Habit
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    Change of Habit

    Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore

    Released1969

    Directed byWilliam A. Graham

    Change of Habit is a 1969 American musical drama film directed by William A. Graham and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    The Animal
    14
    4

    The Animal

    Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider

    Released2001

    Directed byLuke Greenfield

    The Animal is a 2001 comedy film, starring Rob Schneider, Colleen Haskell, Ed Asner, and John... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 11
    The Home
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    The Home

    Cloris Leachman, Brian Cox

    Released2011

    Directed byKristoffer Aaron Morgan

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  • 12
    El Dorado
    11
    2

    El Dorado

    John Wayne, James Caan

    Released1966

    Directed byHoward Hawks

    El Dorado is a 1966 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 13
    The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion
    11
    2

    The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion

    Betty White, Ed Asner

    Released2002

    The Mary Tyler Moore Reunion is a retrospective television special of the 1970-77 comedy... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Out of the Woods
    16
    9

    Out of the Woods

    Ed Asner, Jason London

    Released2002

    Directed byStephen Bridgewater

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  • 15
    Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show

    Released1991

    Directed byJack Haley, Jr.

    Mary Tyler Moore: The 20th Anniversary Show is a retrospective television special... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    Christmas Cottage
    12
    6

    Christmas Cottage

    Jared Padalecki, Peter O'Toole

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Campus

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  • 17
    Let Go
    8
    2

    Let Go

    Kevin Hart, Gillian Jacobs

    Released2011

    Directed byBrian Jett

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  • 18
    JFK
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    JFK

    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

    Released1991

    Directed byOliver Stone

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  • 19
    The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay
    5
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    The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay

    Kristen Bell, Sean Young

    Released2003

    Directed bySam Pillsbury

    The King and Queen of Moonlight Bay is a 2003 drama film written by Michael De Guzman and...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    Dug's Special Mission
    6
    2

    Dug's Special Mission

    Ed Asner, Delroy Lindo

    Released2009

    Directed byRonnie del Carmen

    Dug's Special Mission is a Pixar short CGI film, directed by Ronnie del Carmen. It is tied... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    The Long Way Home
    6
    2

    The Long Way Home

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Astin

    Released1997

    Directed byMark Jonathan Harris

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  • 22
    The Man Who Saved Christmas
    7
    4

    The Man Who Saved Christmas

    Jason Alexander, Ed Asner

    Released2002

    Directed bySturla Gunnarsson

    The Man Who Saved Christmas is a film based on the true story about the efforts of toymaker... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    Perfect Game
    4
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    Perfect Game

    Sara Paxton, Ed Asner

    Released2000

    Directed byDan Guntzelman

    Perfect Game is a 2000 comedy-drama television film about an eleven-year-old boy who loves... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Our Friend, Martin
    5
    2

    Our Friend, Martin

    John Travolta, Oprah Winfrey

    Released1999

    Directed byRobert Brousseau, Vincenzo Trippetti

    Our Friend, Martin is a 1999 animated children's educational film about Martin Luther King,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    Christmas Is Here Again
    5
    2

    Christmas Is Here Again

    Jay Leno, Kathy Bates

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Zappia

    Christmas Is Here Again is a 2007 animated Christmas film released on DVD by Screen Media... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button