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The Best George C. Scott Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 2.2k votes 326 voters 20.4k views57 items

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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.

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    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as...  more

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    #68 of 376 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#661 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Patton

    George C. Scott, Karl Malden
    Patton is a 1970 American epic biographical film about U.S. General George S. Patton during...  more

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    #48 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#24 of 93 The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies For Best Picture

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    The New Centurions

    George C. Scott, Erik Estrada
    The New Centurions is a 1972 crime drama film based on the novel by policeman turned author...  more
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    Taps

    Tom Cruise, Sean Penn
    Taps is a 1981 drama film starring George C. Scott and Timothy Hutton, with Ronny Cox, Tom...  more

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    #91 of 174 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#287 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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    The List of Adrian Messenger

    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas
    The List of Adrian Messenger is a 1963 black and white crime thriller about a retired British...  more
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    The Bible: In the Beginning...

    Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner
    The Bible: In the Beginning... is a 1966 American-Italian religious epic film produced by Dino...  more
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    Petulia

    Julie Christie, George C. Scott
    Petulia is an American drama film directed by Richard Lester. The screenplay by Lawrence B....  more
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    Beauty and the Beast

    A beautiful girl agrees to marry a hideous, deformed beast and live in his castle in order to...
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    Islands in the Stream

    George C. Scott, Claire Bloom
    Islands in the Stream is a 1977 American drama film, an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel...  more
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    The Exorcist series

    Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller
    The Exorcist is an American horror film series consisting of five installments based on the...  more
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    Mussolini: The Untold Story

    Robert Downey Jr., Lee Grant
    Mussolini: The Untold Story is an epic television biographical miniseries drama that aired in...  more
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    The Changeling

    George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas
    The Changeling is a 1980 Canadian/American horror film directed by Peter Medak. Its plot...  more

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    12 Angry Men

    Jack Lemmon, James Gandolfini
    12 Angry Men is a 1997 television film directed by William Friedkin, adapted from the Reginald...  more
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    Malice

    Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow
    Malice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron...  more

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    #172 of 247 The Best Whodunit Movies#49 of 84 The Best Thriller Movies Of The 1990s

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    A Christmas Carol

    George C. Scott, Susannah York
    A Christmas Carol is a 1984 television film adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous 1843 holiday...  more
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    Anatomy of a Murder

    James Stewart, George C. Scott
    This film is a 1959 American courtroom drama film. It was directed by Otto Preminger and...  more

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    #200 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies#73 of 90 The Best Movies That Are Super Long

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    Movie Movie

    Eli Wallach, George Burns
    Movie Movie is a 1978 American double bill directed by Stanley Donen. It consists of two...  more

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    #384 of 552 The Best '70s Movies#105 of 135 The Best Movies About Movies

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    The Day of the Dolphin

    George C. Scott, Paul Sorvino
    The Day of the Dolphin is a 1973 American science-fiction thriller film directed by Mike...  more
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    The Hustler

    Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason
    The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from the Walter Tevis's...  more

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    #182 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#24 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s

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    Crossed Swords

    Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston
    Crossed Swords is a 1977 action adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, based on The...  more
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    They Might Be Giants

    George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward
    They Might Be Giants is a 1971 film based on the play of the same name starring George C....  more
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    Angus

    Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek
    Angus is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Patrick Read Johnson and written by Jill Gordon....  more

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    #235 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#289 of 291 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time

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    China Rose

    George C. Scott, Ali MacGraw
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    The Rescuers Down Under

    John Candy, Bob Newhart
    The Rescuers Down Under is a 1990 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney...  more

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    #52 of 534 The Best Animated Films Ever#274 of 440 Your Favorite Movies of the 1990s

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    Country Justice

    Rachael Leigh Cook, Ally Sheedy
    Country Justice is a 1997 American made for TV crime drama film....  more