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The Best Gene Hackman Movies  

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List of the best Gene Hackman movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Throughout his over 50-year career,  Gene Hackman has proven to be a talented and versatile actor appearing in blockbusters like Superman and westerns like Unforgiven. Gene Hackman'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 Gene Hackman movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Gene Hackman movies will be at the top of the list. Gene Hackman has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Gene Hackman movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Gene Hackman films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List features films like The Conversation, The French Connection, and many more

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Gene Hackman movies?" and "What are the greatest Gene Hackman roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Hackman's dramatic work, you might also enjoy our list of best Clint Eastwood movies and best Christopher Reeve movies.

Woody Allen and Clint Eastwood are among those who have directed Gene Hackman at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Gene Hackman has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Rod Steiger and Robert Duvall in terms of fame and success.

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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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Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris
Under Fire is a 1983 political film set during the last days of the Nicaraguan revolution that ended the Somoza regime in 1979 Nicaragua. It stars Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman and Joanna Cassidy. ...more
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Tommy Lee Jones, Gene Hackman, Pam Grier
The Package is 1989 Action, Crime, Drama film written by John Bishop and directed by Andrew Davis.
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Gene Hackman, Laurence Fishburne, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Class Action is a 1991 American drama thriller film directed by Michael Apted. Gene Hackman and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio star; Laurence Fishburne, Colin Friels, Fred Dalton Thompson, and ...more
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Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Téa Leoni
Wyatt Earp is a 1994 American semi-biographical Western film, written by Dan Gordon and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Kasdan. It stars Kevin Costner in the title role as lawman Wyatt Earp, and ...more
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Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, M. Emmet Walsh
Narrow Margin is a 1990 film directed by Peter Hyams and released by TriStar Pictures, loosely based on the 1952 film noir The Narrow Margin. The film stars Gene Hackman and Anne Archer.
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Al Pacino, Gene Hackman, Eileen Brennan
Scarecrow is a 1973 road movie starring Gene Hackman and Al Pacino.
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Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed
Bat*21 is a 1988 war film directed by Peter Markle, and adapted from the book by William C.. Anderson, novelist and retired United States Air Force colonel. Set during the Vietnam War, the film ...more
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Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone
Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It features the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Gene Hackman
Reds is a 1981 epic film that was co-written, produced, and directed by Warren Beatty. The picture centers on the life and career of John Reed, the journalist and writer who chronicled the ...more
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Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman
Extreme Measures is a 1996 thriller film based on Michael Palmer's 1991 novel of the same name, dealing with the ethics of medical sacrifices.
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Monica Bellucci, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman
Under Suspicion is a 2000 American thriller film directed by Stephen Hopkins. It stars Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Monica Bellucci and Thomas Jane. The film is based on the 1981 French film ...more
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Matt Damon, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman
Geronimo: An American Legend is a 1993 film, directed by Walter Hill from a screenplay by John Milius and starring Wes Studi, Jason Patric, Gene Hackman, Robert Duvall and Matt Damon. It was ...more
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Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut is an unfinished superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is a re-edited director's cut of the 1980 film Superman II by restoring a significant amount of ...more
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Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith
Night Moves is a 1975 mystery thriller film directed by Arthur Penn. It stars Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, and features early career appearances by Melanie Griffith and James ...more
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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Silverman, Carrie Fisher
Heartbreakers is a 2001 caper-romantic comedy film directed by David Mirkin. It stars Sigourney Weaver, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Ray Liotta, Jason Lee, and Gene Hackman. Weaver was nominated for a ...more
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Meryl Streep, Annette Bening, Gene Hackman
Postcards from the Edge is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The screenplay by Carrie Fisher is based on her 1987 semi-autobiographical novel of the same title. The ...more
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Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Paul Newman
Twilight is a 1998 thriller/Neo-noir film directed by Robert Benton. It stars Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon, Stockard Channing, and James Garner. The screenplay ...more
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Gene Hackman, Fred Savage, Ray Romano
Welcome to Mooseport is a 2004 American comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and starring Ray Romano, in his first full-length live-action film, and Gene Hackman. It was filmed in Jackson's ...more
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Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Dabney Coleman
Downhill Racer is a 1969 American drama film the directorial debut of Michael Ritchie and starring Robert Redford, Gene Hackman and Camilla Sparv. Written by James Salter, based on the 1963 ...more
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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Gene Hackman
The Mexican is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, with a plot that is a mixture of romantic comedy, thriller and road movie. The ...more
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Gene Hackman, Terry O'Quinn, Kurtwood Smith
Company Business is a 1991 spy film, written and directed by Nicholas Meyer and starring Gene Hackman and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
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Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Melvyn Douglas
I Never Sang for My Father is a 1970 American film, based on a play by the same name, which tells the story of a widowed college professor who wants to get out from under the thumb of his aging ...more
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Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn
Bite the Bullet is a 1975 American Western film written and directed by Richard Brooks and starring Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent and ...more
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Gene Hackman, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm
Another Woman is a 1988 American film written and directed by Woody Allen. The drama stars Gena Rowlands as a philosophy professor who accidentally overhears the private analysis of a stranger ...more