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

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

Everything from Escape from Alcatraz to Masked and Anonymous is included on this list.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Fred Ward include names like Robert Altman, Peter Segal and Paul Mazursky.

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Kevin Bacon, Reba McEntire, Fred Ward Tremors is a 1990 American western monster film directed by Ron Underwood, written by Brent Maddock, S. S. Wilson and Underwood, and starring Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, ...more

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The Right Stuff is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fred Ward Movies
Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Kate Mulgrew, Wilford Brimley Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, also released as Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous, is a 1985 American action-adventure-thriller film directed by Guy Hamilton. The film featured Fred Ward, Joel ...more

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O. J. Simpson, Raquel Welch, Anna Nicole Smith Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult is a 1994 comedy film, the third and final film in the Naked Gun series, which was based on the Police Squad! television series. It was marketed with the tagline: ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Dakota Fanning Sweet Home Alabama is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen. The film was released by ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Patrick McGoohan Escape from Alcatraz is a 1979 American prison film, directed by Don Siegel and starring Clint Eastwood. It is based on true events. It dramatizes possibly the only successful escape attempt ...more

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Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Helen Shaver Tremors II: Aftershocks is a 1996 direct-to-video sequel to Tremors, in which the character of Earl Bassett, returning from the first film, is hired to deal with a subterranean ...more

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Amy Smart, Andy Dick, Jimmy Kimmel Road Trip is a 2000 American road-comedy film written by Todd Phillips and Scot Armstrong and directed by Phillips. The film, featuring an ensemble cast including Breckin Meyer, Seann William ...more

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Kelly Preston, Corey Haim, Lori Loughlin Secret Admirer is a 1985 American romantic comedy film directed by David Greenwalt, and starring C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston and Fred Ward. The screenplay was written by ...more

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Julianne Moore, Clancy Brown, David Warner Cast a Deadly Spell is a horror/detective HBO movie with Fred Ward, Julianne Moore, David Warner and Clancy Brown. It was directed by Martin Campbell and written by Joseph Dougherty. The ...more

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Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Michael Dudikoff Uncommon Valor is a 1983 action/war film written by Joe Gayton and directed by Ted Kotcheff, about a U.S. Marine officer who puts together a team to try to rescue his son, who he believes is ...more

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Peter Coyote, Fred Ward, Ed Lauter Timerider: The Adventure of Lyle Swann, directed by William Dear, is a 1982 time travel-influenced action film starring Fred Ward as Lyle Swann, a cross country dirt bike racer. The movie was ...more

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Jennifer Lopez, Juliette Lewis, Noah Wyle Enough is a 2002 American drama-thriller film directed by Michael Apted. The movie is based on the 1998 novel Black and Blue, by Anna Quindlen, which was a New York Times bestseller. It stars ...more

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Drew Barrymore, Andy Dick, Dean Cain Best Men is a 1997 film directed by Tamra Davis and starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Luke Wilson, Andy Dick, Mitchell Whitfield, Fred Ward, Drew Barrymore, and Dean Cain.

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Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins Short Cuts is a 1993 American drama film directed by Robert Altman. Filmed from a screenplay by Altman and Frank Barhydt, it is inspired by nine short stories and a poem by Raymond Carver. ...more

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Julia Roberts, Bruce Willis, Whoopi Goldberg The Player is a 1992 American satirical film directed by Robert Altman from a screenplay by Michael Tolkin based on his own 1988 novel of the same name. It is the story of Hollywood studio ...more

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Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Peter Coyote Southern Comfort is an American action/thriller film directed by Walter Hill and written by Michael Kane, and Hill and his longtime collaborator David Giler. It stars Keith Carradine, Powers ...more

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Val Kilmer, David Crosby, Sam Shepard Thunderheart is a 1992 contemporary western mystery film directed by Michael Apted from an original screenplay by John Fusco. The film is a loosely based fictional portrayal of events relating ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves Chain Reaction is a 1996 American action film directed by Andrew Davis, starring Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward, Kevin Dunn and Brian Cox. It presents a fictional account ...more

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Keanu Reeves, Bonnie Bedelia, Amy Madigan The Prince of Pennsylvania is a 1988 comedic drama starring Keanu Reeves, Bonnie Bedelia, Amy Madigan, and Fred Ward. The Academy Award–nominated composer Thomas Newman wrote the music. It was ...more

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Zooey Deschanel, Katie Holmes, Gabrielle Union Abandon is a 2002 American thriller film released by Paramount Pictures and Touchstone Pictures. It was written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, starring Katie Holmes as a college student whose ...more

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Meryl Streep, Cher, Kurt Russell Silkwood is a 1983 American drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen was inspired by the life of Karen Silkwood. Silkwood was a nuclear whistleblower ...more

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Jessica Biel, Brittany Murphy, Freddie Prinze Summer Catch is a 2001 romantic comedy film starring Freddie Prinze, Jr., Jessica Biel and Matthew Lillard. The film was directed by Mike Tollin, marking his feature film directorial debut. The ...more

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Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, Helen Hunt Management is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama directed by Stephen Belber and starring Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn. It premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival and ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Nora Dunn Miami Blues is a 1990 action-crime-thriller-film based on the novel of the same name by Charles Willeford. It stars Alec Baldwin, Fred Ward, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. It was directed by George ...more

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Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Seth Green Big Business is a 1988 American comedy film farce starring Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin. The movie revolves around two sets of identical female twins who were mismatched at birth, with one ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim Robbins. It tells the rise of Bob Roberts, a right-wing politician who is a candidate for an upcoming ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Walton Goggins The Crow: Salvation is a 2000 American supernatural action film directed by Bharat Nalluri. The film is the third in a series based on The Crow comic book by James O'Barr. After its distributor ...more

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Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Jean Reno Armored is a 2009 American crime thriller film directed by Nimród Antal, written by first-time screenwriter James V. Simpson, and starring Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, ...more

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Two Small Bodies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fred Ward Movies
Two Small Bodies Fred Ward, Suzy Amis Two Small Bodies is a 1993 thriller starring Fred Ward and Suzy Amis. It was directed by Beth B. The film is based on a 1977 stage play of the same name by Neal Bell.

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Willem Dafoe, David Soul, Alexandra Lara Farewell is a 2009 French film directed by Christian Carion, starring Guillaume Canet and Emir Kusturica. The film is an espionage thriller loosely based on actions of the high-ranking KGB ...more

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Famke Janssen, Eddie Izzard, Peter Stormare Circus is a 2000 British crime thriller movie directed by Rob Walker and written by David Logan. The movie stars John Hannah, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Brian Conley, and Eddie Izzard. It ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Stana Katic, Selma Blair Feast of Love is a 2007 American drama film directed by Robert Benton, starring Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Radha Mitchell, Billy Burke and Selma Blair. The film, based on the 2000 novel The ...more

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Christopher Plummer, Virginia Madsen, Penelope Ann Miller Full Disclosure is a 2001 thriller film starring Fred Ward, Christopher Plummer, Rachel Ticotin and Penelope Ann Miller. It was directed by John Bradshaw.

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Naomi Watts, Jacqueline Bissett, Oliver Platt Dangerous Beauty is a 1998 American biographical drama film directed by Marshall Herskovitz and starring Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, and Oliver Platt. Based on the non-fiction book The ...more

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Penélope Cruz, Bob Dylan, Mickey Rourke Masked and Anonymous is a 2003 comedy-drama film directed by Larry Charles. The film was written by Larry Charles and Bob Dylan, the latter under the pseudonym "Sergei Petrov". It ...more

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Zach Galifianakis, Peter Falk, Chris Kattan Corky Romano is a 2001 American mafia comedy film starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan. Also starring are Fred Ward, Vinessa Shaw, Chris Penn, and Peter Berg. The movie ...more

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Kaley Cuoco, Kim Delaney, Beau Bridges 10.5 is a 2004 disaster film directed by John Lafia which aired as a television miniseries in the United States on May 2, 2004 and May 3, 2004. The plot focuses on a series of catastrophic ...more

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Lea Thompson, Alice Greczyn, Fred Ward Exit Speed is an action-drama film by Sabbatical Pictures. The film was directed by Scott Ziehl, and stars Desmond Harrington, Julie Mond, Lea Thompson, Alice Greczyn, David Rees Snell and Fred ...more

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30 Minutes or Less is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fred Ward Movies
Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson 30 Minutes or Less is a 2011 American action comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson. It is produced by Columbia Pictures ...more

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Birdseye R. Lee Ermey, Fred Ward, Beth Grant A.K.A. Birdseye is a Swiss 2002 criminal comedy film starring Fred Ward and many other award-winning actors.

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Charlie Sheen, Bob Dylan, Jodie Foster Catchfire is a 1990 action thriller film starring Jodie Foster, Dennis Hopper, and Fred Ward. Several other notable actors have cameos. The film was disowned by its director, Hopper, before ...more

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Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Holly Hunter Swing Shift is a 1984 feature film directed by Jonathan Demme and produced by and starring Goldie Hawn with Kurt Russell. It also starred Christine Lahti, Fred Ward and Ed Harris. Lahti earned ...more

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Funky Monkey Gilbert Gottfried, Jeffrey Tambor, Matthew Modine Funky Monkey is a 2004 family film starring Matthew Modine and Roma Downey. It is written by Lance Kinsey and Peter Nelson. It is directed by Harry Basil. The tagline is "He's one high tech ...more

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Marisa Tomei, Lara Flynn Boyle, Matthew Modine Equinox is a 1992 film written and directed by Alan Rudolph. It stars Matthew Modine in dual roles, along with Lara Flynn Boyle, Marisa Tomei, Lori Singer and Fred Ward. The film was shot in ...more

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The Vivero Letter Robert Patrick, Fred Ward, Chiara Caselli The Vivero Letter is an adventure movie starring Robert Patrick, Fred Ward and Tom Poster. This movie is based on the 1968 novel The Vivero Letter by Desmond Bagley.

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Meryl Streep, Allison Janney, Margo Martindale ...First Do No Harm is a 1997 American television film, directed by Jim Abrahams, about a boy whose severe epilepsy, unresponsive to medications with terrible side effects, is controlled by the ...more

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R. Lee Ermey, Kelly Rutherford, Antonio Sabàto The Chaos Factor is a 2000 action-thriller film starring Antonio Sabato Jr. and Fred Ward.

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Cindy Williams, Harry Dean Stanton, Fred Ward UFOria is a science fiction/comedy movie starring Fred Ward, Harry Dean Stanton, Harry Carey, Jr. and Cindy Williams. It was directed and written by John Binder. The film includes small ...more

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Fred Ward, Arielle Dombasle, Dimitris Poulikakos The Blue Villa is a 1995 French crime thriller film, directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet and starring Fred Ward. It was entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.