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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?"

If Ernest Borgnine movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Lee Remick and Rod Steiger too.

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Marty Betsy Blair, Joe Mantell, Jerry Paris Marty is a 1953 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky. It was telecast live May 24, 1953, on The Philco Television Playhouse with Rod Steiger in the title role and Nancy Marchand, in her television debut, ...more

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The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee Marvin. The picture was filmed in England and features an ensemble supporting cast including ...more

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Bad Day at Black Rock Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 thriller film directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan that combines elements of Westerns and film noir. The supporting cast includes ...more

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The Flight of the Phoenix James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. ...more

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The Poseidon Adventure Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald Neame, produced by Irwin Allen, and based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. The film features ...more

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From Here to Eternity Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine From Here to Eternity is a 1953 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the novel of the same name by James Jones. The picture deals with the tribulations of three soldiers, played by ...more

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The Wild Bunch William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging outlaw gang on the Texas–Mexico border, trying to exist in the changing "modern" world of ...more

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Emperor of the North Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Keith Carradine Emperor of the North Pole is a 1973 American film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Keith Carradine. It was re-released under the shorter title Emperor of ...more

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The Vikings Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine The Vikings is a 1958 adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer and filmed in Technicolor. It was produced by and stars Kirk Douglas. It is based on the novel The Viking by Edison Marshall, ...more

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Ice Station Zebra Jim Brown, Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine Ice Station Zebra is a 1968 cold-war era suspense and espionage film directed by John Sturges, starring Rock Hudson, Patrick McGoohan, Ernest Borgnine, and Jim Brown. The screenplay by Alistair ...more

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Barabbas Sharon Tate, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Palance Barabbas is a 1961 religious epic film expanding on the career of Barabbas, from the Christian Passion narrative in the Gospel of Mark and other gospels. The film stars Anthony Quinn as ...more

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All Quiet on the Western Front Ernest Borgnine, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence All Quiet on the Western Front is a television film produced by ITC Entertainment, released on November 14, 1979, starring actors Richard Thomas of The Waltons fame as Paul Baumer, and Ernest ...more

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Demetrius and the Gladiators Anne Bancroft, Julie Newmar, Ernest Borgnine Demetrius and the Gladiators is a fictional 1954 sword-and-sandal drama film and a sequel to The Robe. The picture was made by 20th Century Fox, directed by Delmer Daves and produced by Frank ...more

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Escape from New York Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in a then near-future 1997 in a crime-ridden United ...more

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The Badlanders Ernest Borgnine, Alan Ladd, Katy Jurado The Badlanders is a western caper film directed by Delmer Daves and starring Alan Ladd and Ernest Borgnine. It was written by Richard Collins, based upon the novel The Asphalt Jungle by W. R.

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Bunny O'Hare Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, John Astin Bunny O'Hare is a 1971 American comedy film directed by Gerd Oswald, starring Bette Davis and Ernest Borgnine. The screenplay by Coslough Johnson and Stanley Z. Cherry focuses on a pair of ...more

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The Catered Affair Bette Davis, Debbie Reynolds, Ernest Borgnine The Catered Affair, also known as Wedding Party, is a family drama film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Sam Zimbalist from a screenplay by Gore ...more

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Hannie Caulder Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Ernest Borgnine Hannie Caulder is a 1971 British Western film directed by Burt Kennedy and starring Raquel Welch, Robert Culp and Ernest Borgnine. The screenplay was rewritten by Kennedy, who wasn't credited.

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The Last Command Ernest Borgnine, Sterling Hayden, Arthur Hunnicutt The Last Command is a 1955 Trucolor film about Jim Bowie and the fall of the Alamo during the Texas War of Independence in 1836. Filmed by Republic Pictures, the picture was an unusually ...more

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Convoy Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young. The movie is based on the 1975 country and western novelty ...more

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Vera Cruz Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson Vera Cruz is a 1954 American Western theatrical film starring Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster, and featuring Denise Darcel, Sara Montiel, Cesar Romero, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Jack ...more

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Small Soldiers Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst, Christina Ricci Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film revolves around two adolescents, who get caught in the middle of a war between two factions of ...more

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The Black Hole Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Perkins, Yvette Mimieux The Black Hole is a 1979 American science fiction film directed by Gary Nelson and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars Maximilian Schell, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette ...more

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When Time Ran Out Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bissett, William Holden When Time Ran Out is a disaster film released in 1980, starring Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Burgess Meredith, Valentina ...more

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Gattaca Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan ...more

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Red Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech ...more

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Super Fuzz Ernest Borgnine, Terence Hill, Joanne Dru Super Fuzz or Poliziotto superpiù is an Italian comedy film about Dave Speed, a bumbling Miami police officer who gains super powers through accidental nuclear exposure. Directed by ...more

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Strange Wilderness Jonah Hill, Ernest Borgnine, Ashley Scott Strange Wilderness is a 2008 comedy-adventure film produced by Adam Sandler's production company, Happy Madison Productions for Paramount Pictures, and starring Steve Zahn, Allen Covert, Justin ...more

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A Grandpa for Christmas Ernest Borgnine, Katherine Helmond, Jamie Farr A Grandpa For Christmas is a 2007 Hallmark Channel original TV film starring Ernest Borgnine and Juliette Goglia.

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Jubal Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, Glenn Ford Jubal is a 1956 western film written by Russell S. Hughes and Delmer Daves and directed by Delmer Daves. "Delmer Daves's intense, good looking Western based on Othello, in which Glenn Ford ...more

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McHale's Navy Tim Curry, Debra Messing, Ernest Borgnine McHale's Navy is a 1997 military comedy film starring Tom Arnold. The movie is based on the 1962-1966 television series of the same name. Ernest Borgnine was the only member of the original ...more

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An All Dogs Christmas Carol Ashley Tisdale, Ernest Borgnine, Sheena Easton An All Dogs Christmas Carol is a 1998 animated TV movie which was originally aired on ABC. To date, it is the final installment in the All Dogs Go to Heaven film series and it also serves as the ...more

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BASEketball Jenny McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Victoria Silvstedt BASEketball is a 1998 American sports comedy film by David Zucker starring South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with Dian Bachar, Robert Vaughn, Ernest Borgnine, Yasmine Bleeth, ...more

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The Best Things in Life Are Free Ernest Borgnine, Sheree North, Dan Dailey The Best Things in Life Are Free is a 1956 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey and Ernest Borgnine as the real-life songwriting team of ...more

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All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 Charlie Sheen, Ernest Borgnine, Sheena Easton All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 is a 1996 animated musical adventure film, and a sequel to Goldcrest Films' 1989 animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven. Produced by MGM Animation It is directed by Larry ...more

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Willard Ernest Borgnine, Elsa Lanchester, Bruce Davison Willard is a 1971 horror film starring Bruce Davison and Ernest Borgnine, directed by Daniel Mann. The movie is based on the novel Ratman's Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert, and was nominated for an ...more

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The Last Judgement Ernest Borgnine, Jack Palance, Vittorio De Sica The Last Judgement is a 1961 commedia all'italiana film by Italian director Vittorio De Sica. It was coproduced with France. It has an all-star Italian and international cast, including ...more

Things You Should Stop Apologizing For

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Deadly Blessing Sharon Stone, Ernest Borgnine, Lisa Hartman Black A young woman's fiancee is murdered and is pursued by unknown forces.  She suspects that the strange religious cult he was a member of, the Hittites, is to blame.Focusing on the fears of ...more

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Blueberry Juliette Lewis, Eddie Izzard, Ernest Borgnine Blueberry is a 2004 French film directed by Jan Kounen. It is an adaptation of the Franco-Belgian comic book series Blueberry, illustrated by Jean Giraud and scripted by Jean-Michel Charlier. ...more

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The Greatest Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Ernest Borgnine The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The film follows Ali's life from the 1960 Olympics ...more

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11'09"01 September 11 Ernest Borgnine, Tanvi Azmi, Akira Emoto 11'09"1 September 11 is a 2002 international film composed of 11 contributions from different filmmakers, each from a different country. Each gave their own vision of the events in New York ...more

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New York Minute Jared Padalecki, Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen New York Minute is a 2004 American teen comedy film starring Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen and Eugene Levy. It was directed by Dennie Gordon and released on May 7, 2004. In the film Mary-Kate ...more

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The Adventurers Jaclyn Smith, Candice Bergen, Olivia de Havilland The Adventurers is a 1970 American film based on the novel by Harold Robbins. It is directed, produced and written by Lewis Gilbert. The American film stars Bekim Fehmiu, Candice Bergen, Charles ...more

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Merlin's Shop of Mystical Wonders Ernest Borgnine, Bunny Summers, Bob Mendelsohn Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders is a 1996 film starring Ernest Borgnine. In spite of what the title might imply, this is more of a horror film than a child-friendly fantasy movie. Borgnine ...more

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The Bounty Hunter Ernest Borgnine, Fess Parker, Randolph Scott The Bounty Hunter is a 1954 western film, the last of six Randolph Scott Westerns directed by André de Toth. It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures. It was filmed in 3-D but released in ...more

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Alice in Wonderland Ringo Starr, John Stamos, Sammy Davis Alice in Wonderland is a two-part film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice books. An Irwin Allen production, it was a special made for television and used a huge all-star cast of notable actors ...more

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Hustle Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Gregory Peck Hustle is a 1975 American neo-noir crime film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield, Eileen Brennan, Eddie Albert and Ernest ...more

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Go Naked in the World Ernest Borgnine, Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Franciosa Go Naked in the World is a 1961 American drama Metrocolor film in CinemaScope written and directed by Ranald MacDougall and co-directed by an uncredited Charles Walters, produced by Aaron ...more

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The Devil's Rain John Travolta, William Shatner, Ernest Borgnine The Devil's Rain is a 1975 low-budget horror film, directed by Robert Fuest. It was one of several B-films in which William Shatner starred in between the original Star Trek television series ...more

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Pest of the West Ernest Borgnine, Clancy Brown, Brian Doyle-Murray While researching his family tree, SpongeBob discovers he was related to a Western hero, SpongeBuck. Flashback to SpongeBuck arriving in Bikini Gulch around 1882 and going head-to-head against ...more