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The Best Ernest Borgnine Movies

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

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

This list below has a variety of films in it, from 11'09"01 September 11 to A Bullet for Sandoval.

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


  • 1

    Escape from New York

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell
    Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and...  more

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  • 2

    The Vikings

    Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh
    The Vikings is a 1958 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer and filmed in Technicolor....  more
  • 3

    Demetrius and the Gladiators

    Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar
    Demetrius and the Gladiators is a fictional 1954 sword-and-sandal drama film and a sequel to...  more
  • 4


    Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell
    Marty is a 1953 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky. It was telecast live May 24, 1953, on The Philco...  more

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  • 5

    The Poseidon Adventure

    Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens
    The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald...  more

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  • 6

    Bad Day at Black Rock

    Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine
    Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 thriller film directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer...  more

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  • 7

    From Here to Eternity

    Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster
    From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel...  more

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  • 8

    The Wild Bunch

    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine
    The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging...  more

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  • 9

    Hannie Caulder

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee
    Hannie Caulder is a 1971 British Western film directed by Burt Kennedy and starring Raquel...  more

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  • 10

    The Last Command

    Ernest Borgnine, Sterling Hayden
    The Last Command is a 1955 Trucolor film about Jim Bowie and the fall of the Alamo during the...  more
  • 11

    The Dirty Dozen

    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland
    The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee...  more

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  • 12

    The Black Hole

    Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Perkins
    The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson and produced by...  more

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  • 13


    Uma Thurman, Jude Law
    Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It...  more

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  • 14

    The Flight of the Phoenix

    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough
    The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and...  more

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  • 15


    Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine
    Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali...  more
  • 16

    Emperor of the North

    Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin
    Emperor of the North Pole is a 1973 American film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee...  more
  • 17

    Small Soldiers

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst
    Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film...  more

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  • 18

    When Time Ran Out

    Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bissett
    When Time Ran Out is a disaster film released in 1980, starring Paul Newman, Jacqueline...  more

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  • 19

    Super Fuzz

    Ernest Borgnine, Terence Hill
    Super Fuzz or Poliziotto superpiù is an Italian comedy film about Dave Speed, a bumbling Miami...  more
  • 20


    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman
    Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic...  more

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  • 21

    An All Dogs Christmas Carol

    Ashley Tisdale, Ernest Borgnine
    An All Dogs Christmas Carol is a 1998 animated TV movie which was originally aired on ABC. To...  more
  • 22


    Jenny McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    BASEketball is a 1998 American sports comedy film by David Zucker starring South Park creators...  more

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  • 23

    All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

    Charlie Sheen, Ernest Borgnine
    All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 is a 1996 animated musical adventure film, and a sequel to Goldcrest...  more

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  • 24


    Juliette Lewis, Eddie Izzard
    Blueberry is a 2004 French film directed by Jan Kounen. It is an adaptation of the...  more
  • 25


    Sharon Tate, Ernest Borgnine
    Barabbas is a 1961 religious epic film expanding on the career of Barabbas, from the Christian...  more

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