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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Edward James Olmos movies?" and "What are the greatest Edward James Olmos roles of all time?"

Edward James Olmos is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ridley Scott, Raja Gosnell and Robert Rodriguez.

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Jōji Yanami, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Ichirō Nagai
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is a 1984 Japanese animated post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, based on his own 1982 manga of the same name. ...more

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George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Glenn Ford
Virus — literally "Day of Resurrection" — is a 1980 post-apocalyptic science fiction movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on a 1964 novel written by Sakyo Komatsu. It starred ...more

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Vincent D'Onofrio, Donnie Wahlberg, Edward James Olmos
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three is a 1998 American/Canadian television movie directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá and starring Edward James Olmos. It is a television ...more
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Edward James Olmos, Ned Beatty, Jerry Hardin
Alambrista! is a 1977 film directed by Robert M. Young. It stars Domingo Ambriz and Trinidad Silva. It won four awards in 1977.
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Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos, Giancarlo Giannini
The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca is a 1997 Spanish-American drama-biographical film directed by Marcos Zurinaga. It is based on a book by Ian Gibson about the life and murder of Spanish poet ...more
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Bonanno: A Godfather's Story Jessica Paré, Martin Landau, Edward James Olmos
Bonanno: A Godfather's Story is a 1999 crime drama directed by Michel Poulette and written by Bill Bonanno.
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The Burning Season is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Edward James Olmos Movies
The Burning Season Edward James Olmos, Sônia Braga, Luis Guzmán
The Burning Season is a 1994 television movie directed by John Frankenheimer. The film chronicles Chico Mendes' fight to protect the rainforest. This was the last film released in Raúl ...more
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A Dog's Way Home is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Edward James Olmos Movies
Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos, Alexandra Shipp
A Dog's Way Home is a 2019 American family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith, based on the book by W. Bruce Cameron. A dog (Bryce Dallas Howard) embarks on a 400-mile journey home ...more
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Erin Gray, Shirley Jones, Glenn Ford
Evening in Byzantium is a two-part 1978 made-for-television film produced by Glen A. Larson Productions and Universal Television, and directed by Jerry London, about the Cannes Film Festival ...more
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Hollywood Confidential Charlize Theron, Edward James Olmos, Brendan Kelly
Hollywood Confidential is a 1997 television film directed by Reynaldo Villalobos. It won an ALMA Award in 1998.
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Edward James Olmos, Robert Carradine, Noble Willingham
Aloha, Bobby and Rose is a 1975 American road drama film, written and directed by Floyd Mutrux, and starring Paul Le Mat and Dianne Hull, in addition to Robert Carradine in an early role.
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Steve Martini's The Judg... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Edward James Olmos Movies
Steve Martini's The Judge Edward James Olmos, Charles Durning, Sônia Braga
Steve Martini's The Judge is the 2001 TV Movie written by Christopher Lofton and directed by Mick Garris.
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Roosters María Conchita Alonso, Edward James Olmos, Sônia Braga
Roosters is a 1993 American dramatic film with a screenplay by Milcha Sanchez-Scott that is adapted from her play of the same name. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival ...more
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Splinter Tom Sizemore, Diamond Dallas Page, Edward James Olmos
Splinter is a 2006 American police-action film set in Los Angeles directed by Michael D. Olmos and starring Tom Sizemore, Noel Gugliemi and Edward James Olmos. The movie's concept originated ...more
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The Princess and the Barrio Boy Pauly Shore, María Conchita Alonso, Edward James Olmos
The Princess and the Barrio Boy is a 2000 romance film written by Julie Chambers and directed by Tony Plana.
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America Edward James Olmos, Rachel Ticotin, Tony Plana
America is a 2011 Puerto Rican drama film directed by Sonia Fritz based on a published fiction novel El Sueño de America (1996) by Puerto Rican author Esmeralda Santiago.
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Sherilyn Fenn, Edward James Olmos, Adrian Pasdar
Slave of Dreams is a 1995 TV film based on the story of Joseph in the Bible, directed by Robert M. Young, produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Martha De Laurentiis and written by Ron Hutchinson. ...more
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Edward James Olmos, Dabney Coleman, Philip Michael Thomas
Black Fist is an obscure 1974 blaxploitation film about a streetfighter who goes to work for a white gangster and a corrupt cop. The film is in public domain. The film stars Richard Lawson, ...more
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Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara
This film is a 2013 American action-comedy film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is a sequel to Machete and the third film based on Grindhouse fake trailers. Danny Trejo, Michelle ...more
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Disturbing the Peace is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Edward James Olmos Movies
Disturbing the Peace Edward James Olmos, Lawrence Gaughan, James Healy
Disturbing the Peace is a 1996 drama film written by Laura McCorkindale and directed by Thomas Patrick Smith.
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Edward James Olmos, Ruby Dee, Dean McDermott
The Wall is a 1998 film directed by Joseph Sargent.
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A Class Apart Edward James Olmos
A Class Apart is a 2007 TV film directed by Nick Hurran.