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The Best Eli Wallach Movies

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

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

This list features films like The Impossible Spy and Tough Guys.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Eli Wallach movies?" and "What are the greatest Eli Wallach roles of all time?"


  • 1

    The Misfits

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    The Misfits is a 1961 American drama film with a screenplay by Arthur Miller which was...  more

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    The Godfather Part III

    Al Pacino, Diane Keaton
    The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola,...  more

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  • 3

    How the West Was Won

    John Wayne, James Stewart
    How the West Was Won is a 1962 western film written by James R. Webb and John Gay and directed...  more

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  • 4

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by...  more

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  • 5

    The Holiday

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz
    The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and...  more

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  • 6

    Mystic River

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn
    Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It...  more

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  • 7

    Mackenna's Gold

    Omar Sharif, Gregory Peck
    Mackenna's Gold is a 1969 western film directed by J. Lee Thompson, starring Gregory Peck,...  more
  • 8

    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson
    The Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul...  more

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  • 9

    Lord Jim

    Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach
    Lord Jim is a 1965 adventure film made by Columbia Pictures. The picture was produced and...  more
  • 10

    The Two Jakes

    Jack Nicholson, Tom Waits
    The Two Jakes is a 1990 American Neo-noir mystery film, and the sequel to the 1974 film...  more
  • 11

    Genghis Khan

    Omar Sharif, Eli Wallach
    Genghis Khan is a 1965 film depicting the life and conquests of the Mongol emperor Genghis...  more
  • 12

    How to Steal a Million

    Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole
    This film is a 1966 comedy film, directed by William Wyler and starring Audrey Hepburn, Peter...  more
  • 13

    Tough Guys

    Kirk Douglas, Anthony Kiedis
    Tough Guys is a 1986 action comedy film starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Eli Wallach,...  more
  • 14

    The Deep

    Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bissett
    The Deep is a 1977 adventure film directed by Peter Yates and based on Peter Benchley's novel...  more

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    The Sentinel

    Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum
    The Sentinel is a 1977 American horror film directed by Michael Winner and starring Cristina...  more

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  • 16

    Baby Doll

    Eli Wallach, Rip Torn
    Baby Doll is a 1956 American black comedy and drama film directed by Elia Kazan, and starring...  more
  • 17

    Cinderella Liberty

    James Caan, Eli Wallach
    Cinderella Liberty is a 1973 film drama which tells the story of a sailor who falls in love...  more
  • 18

    Seven Thieves

    Joan Collins, Eli Wallach
    Seven Thieves is a 1960 20th Century Fox film noir crime drama motion picture shot in...  more
  • 19

    Winter Kills

    Elizabeth Taylor, Jeff Bridges
    This film is a 1979 film, directed by William Richert, based on the novel by Richard Condon....  more
  • 20

    The Moon-Spinners

    Eli Wallach, Hayley Mills
    The Moon-Spinners is a 1964 American Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley...  more

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  • 21

    The Ghost Writer

    Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor
    The Ghost Writer is 2010 thriller film written by Robert Harris and Roman Polanski and...  more

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  • 22

    Night and the City

    Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange
    Night and the City is a 1992 remake of the 1950 film noir of the same name, itself an...  more
  • 23

    The Executioner's Song

    Tommy Lee Jones, Eli Wallach
    The Executioner's Song was a 1982 made-for-television film adaptation Norman Mailer's 1979...  more
  • 24

    The Hunter

    Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach
    The Hunter is a 1980 American thriller film based on the exploits of real-life bounty hunter...  more
  • 25

    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

    Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf
    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a 2010 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone, a...  more


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