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The Best Eli Wallach Movies

Updated November 5, 2019 2.1k votes 192 voters 17.2k views88 items

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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.

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach

    Released1966

    Directed bySergio Leone

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    Mystic River

    Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn

    Released2003

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Lord Jim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    Lord Jim

    Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach

    Released1965

    Directed byRichard Brooks

    Lord Jim is a 1965 adventure film made by Columbia Pictures. The picture was produced and... more on Wikipedia
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    The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Magnificent Seven

    Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson

    Released1960

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul... more on Wikipedia

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    The Misfits is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Misfits

    Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable

    Released1961

    Directed byJohn Huston

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

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    How the West Was Won is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    How the West Was Won

    John Wayne, James Stewart

    Released1962

    Directed byHenry Hathaway, George Marshall, John Ford, Richard Thorpe

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

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    Cinderella Liberty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    Cinderella Liberty

    James Caan, Eli Wallach

    Released1973

    Directed byMark Rydell

    Cinderella Liberty is a 1973 film drama which tells the story of a sailor who falls in love... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Winter Kills is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    Winter Kills

    Elizabeth Taylor, Jeff Bridges

    Released1979

    Directed byWilliam Richert

    This film is a 1979 film, directed by William Richert, based on the novel by Richard Condon.... more on Wikipedia
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    Baby Doll is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    Baby Doll

    Eli Wallach, Rip Torn

    Released1956

    Directed byElia Kazan

    Baby Doll is a 1956 American black comedy and drama film directed by Elia Kazan, and starring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Moon-Spinners is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Moon-Spinners

    Eli Wallach, Hayley Mills

    Released1964

    Directed byJames Neilson

    The Moon-Spinners is a 1964 American Walt Disney Productions feature film starring Hayley... more on Wikipedia

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    Seven Thieves is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    Seven Thieves

    Joan Collins, Eli Wallach

    Released1960

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    Seven Thieves is a 1960 20th Century Fox film noir crime drama motion picture shot in... more on Wikipedia
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    The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Godfather Part III

    Al Pacino, Diane Keaton

    Released1990

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola,... more on Wikipedia

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    Night and the City is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    Night and the City

    Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange

    Released1992

    Directed byIrwin Winkler

    Night and the City is a 1992 remake of the 1950 film noir of the same name, itself an... more on Wikipedia
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    The Ghost Writer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Ghost Writer

    Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor

    Released2010

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    The Ghost Writer is 2010 thriller film written by Robert Harris and Roman Polanski and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Hunter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Hunter

    Steve McQueen, Eli Wallach

    Released1980

    Directed byBuzz Kulik

    The Hunter is a 1980 American thriller film based on the exploits of real-life bounty hunter... more on Wikipedia
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    Wall Street: Money Never Sleep is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

    Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2010

    Directed byOliver Stone

    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a 2010 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone, a... more on Wikipedia

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    The Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Sentinel

    Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Winner

    The Sentinel is a 1977 American horror film directed by Michael Winner and starring Cristina... more on Wikipedia

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    The Hoax is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Hoax

    Richard Gere, Alfred Molina

    Released2006

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    The Hoax is a 2006 American drama film starring Richard Gere, directed by Lasse Hallström. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Keeping the Faith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    Keeping the Faith

    Ben Stiller, Edward Norton

    Released2000

    Directed byEdward Norton

    Keeping the Faith is a 2000 American romantic comedy film written by Stuart Blumberg, and... more on Wikipedia
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    The People Next Door is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The People Next Door

    Cloris Leachman, Eli Wallach

    Released1970

    Directed byDavid Greene

    The People Next Door is a 1970 film directed by David Greene. It stars Eli Wallach and Julie... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Movie Movie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    Movie Movie

    Eli Wallach, George Burns

    Released1978

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Movie Movie is a 1978 American double bill directed by Stanley Donen. It consists of two... more on Wikipedia

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    New York, I Love You is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    New York, I Love You

    Natalie Portman, Blake Lively

    Released2008

    Directed byBrett Ratner, Shekhar Kapur, Shunji Twai, Natalie Portman, Randall Balsmeyer

    New York, I Love You is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama anthology consisting of eleven... more on Wikipedia

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    The Associate is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Associate

    Whoopi Goldberg, Allison Janney

    Released1996

    Directed byDonald Petrie

    The Associate is a 1996 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Timothy... more on Wikipedia

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    The Holiday is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Holiday

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz

    Released2006

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Poppy Is Also a Flower is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Eli Wallach Movies
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    The Poppy Is Also a Flower

    Omar Sharif, Eli Wallach

    Released1966

    Directed byTerence Young

    The Poppy Is Also a Flower is an ABC made-for-television spy and anti-drug film. The film was... more on Wikipedia
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