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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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Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips
Stand and Deliver is a 1988 American drama film based on the true story of high school math teacher Jaime Escalante. Edward James Olmos portrayed Escalante in the film and received a nomination ...more
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Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie, Edward James Olmos
Selena is a 1997 American biographical musical drama film about the life and career of the late Tejano music star Selena, a recording artist well known in the Mexican-American and Hispanic ...more
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Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
American Me is a 1992 biographical drama film produced and directed by Edward James Olmos, his first film as a director, and written by Floyd Mutrux and Desmond Nakano. Olmos also stars as the ...more
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Jennifer Lopez, Mary Steenburgen, Constance Marie
My Family is a 1995 independent American drama film directed by Gregory Nava, written by Nava and Anna Thomas, and starring Jimmy Smits, Edward James Olmos, and Esai Morales. The film depicts ...more
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Edward James Olmos, Tyne Daly, Kurtwood Smith
Zoot Suit is a 1981 film adaptation of the Broadway play Zoot Suit. Both the play and film were written and directed by Luis Valdez. The film stars Daniel Valdez, Edward James Olmos — both ...more
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Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis, Piper Perabo
Beverly Hills Chihuahua is a 2008 American adventure comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the first in the Beverly Hills Chihuaha series. It is directed by Raja Gosnell and was released ...more
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Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines
Wolfen is a 1981 American horror film directed by Michael Wadleigh and starring Albert Finney, Diane Venora, Gregory Hines and Edward James Olmos. It is an adaptation of Whitley Strieber's 1978 ...more
Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Edward James Olmos Movies
Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young
Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, ...more
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Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Edward James Olmos
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan is a television film set in the reimagined version of the fictional Battlestar Galactica universe. It consists of newly filmed material as well as a compilation of ...more
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Edward James Olmos Movies
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The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez is a 1982 tv film directed by Robert M. Young.
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Jack Lemmon, James Gandolfini, Tony Danza
12 Angry Men is a 1997 television film directed by William Friedkin, adapted from the Reginald Rose teleplay of the same title. It is a remake of the film of 1957.
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Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen
The Green Hornet is a 2011 American superhero action comedy film based on the character of the same name that had originated in a 1930s radio program and has appeared in movie serials, a ...more
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Elton John, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh
The Road to El Dorado is a 2000 American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul, with additional sequences by Will Finn and David ...more
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Joe Mantegna, Edward James Olmos, Clifton Collins
The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit is a 1998 film set in East Los Angeles directed by Stuart Gordon, written by Ray Bradbury and starring Edward James Olmos, Joe Mantegna, Esai Morales, Clifton ...more
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Alexa Vega, Laura Harring, Edward James Olmos
Walkout is a 2006 HBO film based on a true story of the 1968 East L.A. walkouts. It premiered March 18, 2006 on HBO. Starring Alexa Vega, Efren Ramirez and Michael Peña, the film was ...more
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Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff
Battlestar Galactica: Razor is a television film of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series. It premiered in the United States on Sci-Fi, in Canada on the Space channel and in the ...more
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Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco, Jamey Sheridan
Talent for the Game was a 1991 film about a baseball scout, directed by Robert M. Young. It starred Edward James Olmos and Lorraine Bracco, in her first film after Goodfellas, with Terry Kinney, ...more
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Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia
Triumph of the Spirit is a 1989 American film directed by Robert M. Young and starring Willem Dafoe and Edward James Olmos. It is a remake of the Slovak film The Boxer and Death directed by ...more
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Edward James Olmos, Giancarlo Giannini, Erland Josephson
Saving Grace is a 1986 film produced by Herbert F. Solow, directed by Robert M. Young and starring Tom Conti, Giancarlo Giannini and Edward James Olmos. It is based on a novel by Celia Gittelson ...more
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Filly Brown Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gina Rodriguez
Filly Brown is a 2012 film written by Youssef Delara and directed by Michael D. Olmos and Youssef Delara.
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Salma Hayek, Marc Anthony, Edward James Olmos
In the Time of the Butterflies is a 2001 feature film, produced for the Showtime television network, directed by Mariano Barroso based on the Julia Álvarez book of the same name. The ...more
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Kate Hudson, Lena Headey, Joshua Jackson
Gossip is a 2000 American teen drama film directed by Davis Guggenheim and featuring an ensemble cast including James Marsden, Lena Headey, Norman Reedus, and Kate Hudson.
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Uma Thurman, Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1993 American comedy-drama-romance film based on Tom Robbins' 1976 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Gus Van Sant and starred an ensemble cast led ...more
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Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos, David Rasche
A Million to Juan is a 1994 romantic comedy film starring comedian Paul Rodriguez. This was also his directorial debut. The story is a modern spin on Mark Twain's story "The Million Pound
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María Conchita Alonso, Edward James Olmos, Bitty Schram
Caught is a 1996 drama, thriller film directed by Robert M. Young.