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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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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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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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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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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 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 among ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. In real life, it was vindicated in a ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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