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The Best Ed Harris Movies

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List of the best Ed Harris movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ed Harris'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 Harris movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ed Harris movies will be at the top of the list. Ed Harris has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ed Harris movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ed Harris films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Ed Harris role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ed Harris performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List is made up of many different films from Ed Harris' filmography, including Apollo 13, The Truman Show, and Pollock.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ed Harris movies?" and "What are the greatest Ed Harris roles of all time?"


  • 1
    A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe


    Directed byRon Howard

    A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    The Rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    The Rock

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery


    Directed byMichael Bay

    The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    The Right Stuff

    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris


    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Pollock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies


    Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer


    Directed byEd Harris

    Pollock is a 2000 biography drama film written by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, Barbara... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard


    Directed byRon Howard

    Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Enemy at the Gates is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    Enemy at the Gates

    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law


    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film's title is taken... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    The Abyss is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    The Abyss

    Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio


    Directed byJames Cameron

    The Abyss is a 1989 American science fiction-adventure film written and directed by James... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Glengarry Glen Ross is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    Glengarry Glen Ross

    Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin


    Directed byJames Foley

    Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 American drama, adapted by David Mamet from his 1984 Pulitzer... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Places in the Heart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    Places in the Heart

    Sally Field, John Malkovich


    Directed byRobert Benton

    Places in the Heart is a 1984 American drama film written and directed by Robert Benton about... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    The Truman Show

    Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti


    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Sweet Dreams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    Sweet Dreams

    Jessica Lange, John Goodman


    Directed byKarel Reisz

    Sweet Dreams is a 1985 biographical film which tells the life story of country music singer... more on Wikipedia


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  • 12
    A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    A History of Violence

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello


    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Creepshow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies


    Stephen King, Ed Harris


    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

    Creepshow is a 1982 horror anthology film with elements of black comedy directed by George A.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Appaloosa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies


    Renée Zellweger, Viggo Mortensen


    Directed byEd Harris

    Appaloosa is an American western based on the 2005 novel, Appaloosa, by writer Robert B.... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Gone Baby Gone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    Gone Baby Gone

    Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan


    Directed byBen Affleck

    Gone Baby Gone is a 2007 American neo-noir mystery thriller film directed by Ben Affleck,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    The Firm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    The Firm

    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman


    Directed bySydney Pollack

    The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    The Hours is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    The Hours

    Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep


    Directed byStephen Daldry

    The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Milk Money is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    Milk Money

    Melanie Griffith, Ed Harris


    Directed byRichard Benjamin

    Milk Money is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Copying Beethoven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    Copying Beethoven

    Diane Kruger, Ed Harris


    Directed byAgnieszka Holland

    Copying Beethoven is a 2006 dramatic film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    National Treasure: Book of Sec is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    National Treasure: Book of Secrets

    Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger


    Directed byJon Turteltaub

    National Treasure: Book of Secrets is a 2007 mystery/adventure film. It is a sequel to the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Radio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies


    Cuba Gooding Jr., Ed Harris


    Directed byMichael Tollin

    Radio is a 2003 film inspired by the 1996 Sports Illustrated article "Someone to Lean On" by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    State of Grace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    State of Grace

    Sean Penn, Gary Oldman


    Directed byPhil Joanou

    State of Grace is a 1990 neo-noir film starring Sean Penn, Ed Harris and Gary Oldman, also... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Just Cause is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies

    Just Cause

    Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery


    Directed byArne Glimcher

    Just Cause is a 1995 suspense thriller film directed by Arne Glimcher and starring Sean... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Stepmom is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies


    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byChris Columbus

    Stepmom is a 1998 comedy-drama directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ed Harris Movies


    Ed Harris, Joe Strummer


    Directed byAlex Cox

    Walker is a 1987 American-Mexican Acid Western film directed by Alex Cox and starring Ed... more on Wikipedia
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