The Best George C. Scott Movies

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

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

List films include The New Centurions, Rage and many more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best George C. Scott movies?" and "What are the greatest George C. Scott roles of all time?"

Notable directors that worked with George C. Scott include names like Stanley Kubrick, Sidney Lumet and Otto Preminger. If George C. Scott movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Rod Steiger and Lee Remick too.

Most divisive: The Last Run
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  • Patton
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    George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates
    85 votes
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
    Patton is a biographical war film that delves into the life of the audacious World War II General George S. Patton, portrayed by George C. Scott. The movie paints an incisive portrait of Patton's passionate and larger-than-life persona, his military genius, and his controversial methods. It explores his key operations during WWII, including the North Africa campaign and the Battle of the Bulge. Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, Patton bagged seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor for Scott. This epic film seamlessly blends historical drama with intense war sequences to provide a riveting viewing experience.

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  • The Changeling
    2
    George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas
    58 votes
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Peter Medak
    Composer John Russell (George C. Scott) is vacationing with his family when a car accident kills his wife and daughter. Distraught with grief, Russell leaves his home in New York City for a giant, secluded house near Seattle. Soon Russell starts to feel the presence of a ghost, a boy who drowned in the bathtub there. Russell seeks the assistance of Claire Norman (Trish Van Devere), who led him to the house initially, in uncovering the secrets of the boy's death.

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  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
    3
    70 votes
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
    In the satirical masterpiece Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, director Stanley Kubrick delves into the absurdity of nuclear warfare. U.S. Air Force General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) initiates a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, sending his bomber wing, including Major T.J. King Kong (Slim Pickens), towards their targets. Meanwhile, President Merkin Muffley (Peter Sellers) grapples with the impending crisis in the War Room alongside his advisors, including an eccentric ex-Nazi scientist, Dr. Strangelove (also Peter Sellers). This film, a potent mix of comedy and political commentary, won multiple awards for its unique take on a serious subject matter.

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  • Anatomy of a Murder
    4
    James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara
    59 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
    Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler (James Stewart) takes the case of Army Lt. Manion (Ben Gazzara), who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife (Lee Remick) claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick (Brooks West) and out-of-town prosecutor Claude Dancer (George C. Scott) to set his client free, but his case rests on the victim's mysterious business partner (Kathryn Grant), who's hiding a dark secret.

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  • A Christmas Carol
    5
    George C. Scott, Susannah York, David Warner
    62 votes
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Clive Donner
    A Christmas Carol is a 1984 television film adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous 1843 holiday novella of the same name. The film is directed by Clive Donner who had been an editor of the 1951 film Scrooge and stars George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge.

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  • The Day of the Dolphin
    6
    George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Paul Sorvino
    35 votes
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Mike Nichols
    Marine biologists Jake (George C. Scott) and Maggie Terrell (Trish Van Devere) have for many years been doing dolphin research in the Florida Keys, and have even coached some dolphins to speak primitive English. But when two of the dolphins are kidnapped, an investigation proves that the Terrells' financial backers, the Franklin Foundation, have had sinister intentions all along. The dolphins are to be used to deliver and detonate explosives beneath the president's yacht.