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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.

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George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

Released: 1970

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Patton is a 1970 American epic biographical film about U.S. General George S. Patton during WWII. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Karl Michael Vogler. It was directed by ...more

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James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

Released: 1964

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes fears of a nuclear ...more

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George C. Scott, Susannah York, David Warner

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 ...more
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Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott

Released: 1961

Directed by: Robert Rossen

The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from the Walter Tevis's 1959 novel of the same name Rossen and Sidney Carroll adapted for the screen. It tells the story of ...more

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George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse

Released: 1980

Directed by: Peter Medak

The Changeling is a 1980 Canadian/American horror film directed by Peter Medak. Its plot follows an esteemed New York City composer who relocates to Seattle, where he moves into a mansion he ...more

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James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick

Released: 1959

Directed by: Otto Preminger

This film is a 1959 American courtroom drama film. It was directed by Otto Preminger and adapted by Wendell Mayes from the best-selling novel of the same name written by Michigan Supreme Court ...more

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Jack Lemmon, James Gandolfini, Tony Danza

Released: 1997

Directed by: William Friedkin

12 Angry Men is a 1997 television film directed by William Friedkin, adapted from the Reginald Rose teleplay of the same title. It is a remake of the film of 1957.
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George C. Scott, Harry Morgan, Sue Lyon

Released: 1967

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

The Flim-Flam Man is a 1967 American comedy film directed by Irvin Kershner, starring George C. Scott, Michael Sarrazin and Sue Lyon, based on the novel The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man by Guy ...more
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George C. Scott, Ed Begley, Jr.

Released: 1979

Directed by: Paul Schrader

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George C. Scott, Claire Bloom, Gilbert Roland

Released: 1977

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Islands in the Stream is a 1977 American drama film, an adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel of the same name. The film was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starred George C. Scott, Hart ...more
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Diana Rigg, Stockard Channing, Christopher Guest

Released: 1971

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

The Hospital is a 1971 satirical film directed by Arthur Hiller. It stars George C. Scott as Dr. Herbert Bock and was written by Paddy Chayefsky, who was awarded the 1972 Academy Award for Best ...more

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George C. Scott, Paul Sorvino, Edward Herrmann

Released: 1973

Directed by: Mike Nichols

The Day of the Dolphin is a 1973 American science-fiction thriller film directed by Mike Nichols and starring George C. Scott. Loosely based on the 1967 novel, Un animal doué de raison, ...more

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George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward, Rue McClanahan

Released: 1971

Directed by: Anthony Harvey

They Might Be Giants is a 1971 film based on the play of the same name starring George C. Scott and Joanne Woodward. Occasionally cited mistakenly as a Broadway play, it never in fact opened in ...more

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George C. Scott Ed Flanders Jason Miller Scott Wilson Nicol Williamson Brad Dourif

Released: 1990

Directed by: William Peter Blatty

The Exorcist III is a 1990 American supernatural horror film written and directed by William Peter Blatty. It is the third installment of The Exorcist series and a film adaptation of Blatty's ...more

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George C. Scott, Erik Estrada, Stacy Keach

Released: 1972

Directed by: Richard Fleischer

The New Centurions is a 1972 crime drama film based on the novel by policeman turned author Joseph Wambaugh. It stars George C. Scott, Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jane Alexander, Rosalind Cash, ...more
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Anne Bancroft, Burgess Meredith, George C. Scott

Released: 1975

Directed by: Robert Wise

The Hindenburg is a 1975 American Technicolor film based on the disaster of the German airship Hindenburg. The film stars George C. Scott. It was produced and directed by Robert Wise, and was ...more

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Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain

Released: 1968

Directed by: Richard Lester

Petulia is an American drama film directed by Richard Lester. The screenplay by Lawrence B. Marcus is based on the novel Me and the Arch Kook Petulia by John Haase. The film stars Julie ...more

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Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, George C. Scott

Released: 1981

Directed by: Harold Becker

Taps is a 1981 drama film starring George C. Scott and Timothy Hutton, with Ronny Cox, Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, and Evan Handler in supporting roles. Hutton was nominated for a Golden Globe award ...more

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Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

Released: 1963

Directed by: John Huston

The List of Adrian Messenger is a 1963 black and white crime thriller about a retired British intelligence officer investigating a series of apparently unrelated deaths. It was directed by John ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris

Released: 1966

Directed by: John Huston

The Bible: In the Beginning... is a 1966 American-Italian religious epic film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Huston. It recounts the first 22 chapters of the biblical Book ...more

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best George C. Scott Movies
Beauty and the Beast
A beautiful girl agrees to marry a hideous, deformed beast and live in his castle in order to save her father's life.
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Oklahoma Crude is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best George C. Scott Movies
Faye Dunaway, Jack Palance, George C. Scott

Released: 1973

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Oklahoma Crude is a 1973 American drama film directed by Stanley Kramer. It stars George C. Scott and Faye Dunaway. It was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival where Kramer ...more
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Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn

Directed by: William Friedkin, John Boorman, William Peter Blatty, Paul Schrader, Renny Harlin

The Exorcist is an American horror film series consisting of five installments based on the fictional story from the novel The Exorcist, created by William Blatty. The films have been ...more
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Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen

Released: 1984

Directed by: Mark L. Lester

Firestarter is a 1984 American science fiction thriller film based on Stephen King's 1980 Firestarter. The plot concerns a young girl who develops pyrokinesis and the secret government agency ...more
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Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif, Shirley MacLaine

Released: 1964

Directed by: Anthony Asquith

The Yellow Rolls-Royce is a 1964 dramatic composite film written by Terence Rattigan, produced by Anatole de Grunwald and directed by Anthony Asquith, the trio responsible for The V.I.P.s. ...more