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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.

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    Escape from New York

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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    The Vikings

    Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh

    Released1958

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

    The Vikings is a 1958 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer and filmed in Technicolor....  more
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    Demetrius and the Gladiators

    Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar

    Released1954

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    Demetrius and the Gladiators is a fictional 1954 sword-and-sandal drama film and a sequel to...  more
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    Marty

    Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell

    Released1955

    Directed byDelbert Mann

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    The Poseidon Adventure

    Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens

    Released1972

    Directed byIrwin Allen, Ronald Neame

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    Bad Day at Black Rock

    Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1955

    Directed byJohn Sturges

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

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    From Here to Eternity

    Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster

    Released1953

    Directed byFred Zinnemann

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

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    The Wild Bunch

    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1969

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging...  more

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    Hannie Caulder

    Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee

    Released1971

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

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    The Last Command

    Ernest Borgnine, Sterling Hayden

    Released1955

    Directed byFrank Lloyd

    The Last Command is a 1955 Trucolor film about Jim Bowie and the fall of the Alamo during the...  more
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    The Dirty Dozen

    Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland

    Released1967

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

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    The Black Hole

    Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Perkins

    Released1979

    Directed byGary Nelson

    The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson and produced by...  more

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    The Flight of the Phoenix

    James Stewart, Richard Attenborough

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

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

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    Gattaca

    Uma Thurman, Jude Law

    Released1997

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

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    Emperor of the North

    Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin

    Released1973

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

    Emperor of the North Pole is a 1973 American film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee...  more
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    Convoy

    Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1978

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali...  more
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    Small Soldiers

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst

    Released1998

    Directed byJoe Dante

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    When Time Ran Out

    Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bissett

    Released1980

    Directed byJames Goldstone

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    All Dogs Go to Heaven 2

    Charlie Sheen, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1996

    Directed byLarry Leker, Paul Sabella

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

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    Super Fuzz

    Ernest Borgnine, Terence Hill

    Released1980

    Directed bySergio Corbucci

    Super Fuzz or Poliziotto superpiù is an Italian comedy film about Dave Speed, a bumbling Miami...  more
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    An All Dogs Christmas Carol

    Ashley Tisdale, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1998

    Directed byPaul Sabella

    An All Dogs Christmas Carol is a 1998 animated TV movie which was originally aired on ABC. To...  more
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    BASEketball

    Jenny McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    Released1998

    Directed byDavid Zucker

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    Red

    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman

    Released2010

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

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    Blueberry

    Juliette Lewis, Eddie Izzard

    Released2004

    Directed byJan Kounen

    Blueberry is a 2004 French film directed by Jan Kounen. It is an adaptation of the...  more
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    Barabbas

    Sharon Tate, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1961

    Directed byRichard Fleischer

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

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