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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?"

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  • American Me1
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    American Me

    Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe

    Released1992

    Directed byEdward James Olmos

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  • Zoot Suit2
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    Zoot Suit

    Edward James Olmos, Tyne Daly

    Released1981

    Directed byLuis Valdez

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  • Stand and Deliver3
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    Stand and Deliver

    Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos

    Released1988

    Directed byRamón Menéndez

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  • Selena4
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    Selena

    Jennifer Lopez, Constance Marie

    Released1997

    Directed byGregory Nava

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  • Beverly Hills Chihuahua5
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    Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    Drew Barrymore, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released2008

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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  • Blade Runner6
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    Blade Runner

    Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah

    Released1982

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez7
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    Released1982

    Directed byRobert M. Young

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    23
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    Battlestar Galactica: The Plan

    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer

    Released2009

    Directed byEdward James Olmos

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  • The Green Hornet9
    20
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    The Green Hornet

    Cameron Diaz, James Franco

    Released2011

    Directed byMichel Gondry

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  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit10
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    The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit

    Joe Mantegna, Edward James Olmos

    Released1998

    Directed byStuart Gordon

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  • Battlestar Galactica: Razor11
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    Battlestar Galactica: Razor

    Grace Park, Tricia Helfer

    Released2007

    Directed byFélix Enríquez Alcalá

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  • My Family12
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    My Family

    Jennifer Lopez, Mary Steenburgen

    Released1995

    Directed byGregory Nava

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  • Walkout13
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    Walkout

    Alexa Vega, Laura Harring

    Released2006

    Directed byEdward James Olmos

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  • Triumph of the Spirit14
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    Triumph of the Spirit

    Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos

    Released1989

    Directed byRobert M. Young

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  • Talent for the Game15
    14
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    Talent for the Game

    Edward James Olmos, Lorraine Bracco

    Released1991

    Directed byRobert M. Young

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  • A Million to Juan16
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    A Million to Juan

    Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos

    Released1994

    Directed byTony Plana, Paul Rodriguez

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    Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

    Uma Thurman, Heather Graham

    Released1994

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • Gossip18
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    Gossip

    Kate Hudson, Lena Headey

    Released2000

    Directed byTerry Kinney, Davis Guggenheim

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  • Caught19
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    Caught

    María Conchita Alonso, Edward James Olmos

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert M. Young

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  • In the Time of the Butterflies20
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    In the Time of the Butterflies

    Salma Hayek, Marc Anthony

    Released2001

    Directed byMariano Barroso

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    Wolfen

    Albert Finney, Edward James Olmos

    Released1981

    Directed byMichael Wadleigh

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    Filly Brown

    Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips

    Released2012

    Directed byYoussef Delara, Michael D. Olmos

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    Saving Grace

    Edward James Olmos, Giancarlo Giannini

    Released1985

    Directed byRobert M. Young

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    A Dog's Way Home

    Ashley Judd, Edward James Olmos

    Released2019

    Directed byCharles Martin Smith

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    Hollywood Confidential

    Charlize Theron, Edward James Olmos

    Released1997

    Directed byReynaldo Villalobos

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