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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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Stand and Deliver 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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American Me Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa American Me is a 1992 biographical crime 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 ...more

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Selena 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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Zoot Suit 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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My Family 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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Beverly Hills Chihuahua 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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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Edward James Olmos Movies
Blade Runner 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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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan 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

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Wolfen Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos, Gregory Hines Wolfen is a 1981 American crime 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 ...more

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The Green Hornet 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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The Road to El Dorado 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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The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit 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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The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Edward James Olmos Movies
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez Edward James Olmos The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez is a 1982 tv film directed by Robert M. Young.

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12 Angry Men 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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Walkout 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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Triumph of the Spirit 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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Battlestar Galactica: Razor 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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Talent for the Game 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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Caught María Conchita Alonso, Edward James Olmos, Bitty Schram Caught is a 1996 drama, thriller film directed by Robert M. Young.

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 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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Gossip 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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A Million to Juan 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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In the Time of the Butterflies 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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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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Saving Grace 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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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind 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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Virus 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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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three 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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Alambrista! 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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The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca 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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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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Aloha, Bobby and Rose 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 Judge is listed (or ranked) 33 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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The Burning Season is listed (or ranked) 34 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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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 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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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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America Edward James Olmos, Rachel Ticotin, Tony Plana Based on the acclaimed novel, this harrowing drama centers on a young woman’s quest to escape her troubled past and start a new life in America.

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Evening in Byzantium 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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Slave of Dreams 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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Black Fist 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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Machete Kills Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara Machete Kills 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, ...more

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The Wall Edward James Olmos, Ruby Dee, Dean McDermott The Wall is a 1998 film directed by Joseph Sargent.

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Disturbing the Peace is listed (or ranked) 46 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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A Class Apart Edward James Olmos A Class Apart is a 2007 TV film directed by Nick Hurran.