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The Best Edward James Olmos Movies

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

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

Examples of films on this list include Evening in Byzantium and Aloha, Bobby and Rose.

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    American Me

    Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe
    American Me is a 1992 biographical drama film produced and directed by Edward James Olmos, his...  more

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    Zoot Suit

    Edward James Olmos, Tyne Daly
    Zoot Suit is a 1981 film adaptation of the Broadway play Zoot Suit. Both the play and film...  more
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    Stand and Deliver

    Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos
    Stand and Deliver is a 1988 American drama film based on the true story of high school math...  more

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    Selena

    Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie
    Selena is a 1997 American biographical musical drama film about the life and career of the...  more

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    Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a 2008 American adventure comedy film produced by Walt Disney...  more
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    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah
    Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley...  more

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    Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer
    Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is a television film set in the reimagined version of the...  more
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    The Green Hornet

    Cameron Diaz, James Franco
    The Green Hornet is a 2011 American superhero action comedy film based on the character of the...  more

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    The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit

    Joe Mantegna, Edward James Olmos
    The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit is a 1998 film set in East Los Angeles directed by Stuart Gordon,...  more
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    Battlestar Galactica: Razor

    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer
    Battlestar Galactica: Razor is a television film of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica...  more
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    My Family

    Jennifer Lopez, Mary Steenburgen
    My Family is a 1995 independent American drama film directed by Gregory Nava, written by Nava...  more

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    Walkout

    Alexa Vega, Laura Harring
    Walkout is a 2006 HBO film based on a true story of the 1968 East L.A. walkouts. It premiered...  more
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    Triumph of the Spirit

    Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos
    Triumph of the Spirit is a 1989 American film directed by Robert M. Young and starring Willem...  more

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    Talent for the Game

    Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco
    Talent for the Game was a 1991 film about a baseball scout, directed by Robert M. Young. It...  more
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    A Million to Juan

    Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos
    A Million to Juan is a 1994 romantic comedy film starring comedian Paul Rodriguez. This was...  more
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    Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

    Uma Thurman, Heather Graham
    Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1993 American comedy-drama-romance film based on Tom Robbins'...  more

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    Gossip

    Kate Hudson, Lena Headey
    Gossip is a 2000 American teen drama film directed by Davis Guggenheim and featuring an...  more

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    Caught

    María Conchita Alonso, Edward James Olmos
    Caught is a 1996 drama, thriller film directed by Robert M. Young....  more
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    In the Time of the Butterflies

    Salma Hayek, Marc Anthony
    In the Time of the Butterflies is a 2001 feature film, produced for the Showtime television...  more
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    Wolfen

    Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos
    Wolfen is a 1981 American horror film directed by Michael Wadleigh and starring Albert Finney,...  more

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    Filly Brown

    Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips
    Filly Brown is a 2012 film written by Youssef Delara and directed by Michael D. Olmos and...  more
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    Saving Grace

    Edward James Olmos, Giancarlo Giannini
    Saving Grace is a 1986 film produced by Herbert F. Solow, directed by Robert M. Young and...  more
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    A Dog's Way Home

    Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos
    A Dog's Way Home is a 2019 American family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith, based...  more
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    Hollywood Confidential

    Charlize Theron, Edward James Olmos
    Hollywood Confidential is a 1997 television film directed by Reynaldo Villalobos. It won an...  more