Film 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 Patton is a 1970 American epic biographical war film about U.S. General George S. Patton during World War II. It stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Michael Bates and Karl Michael Vogler. It was ...more

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best George C. Scott Movies
James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott 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 the cold war fears of a ...more

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James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 American courtroom crime 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 ...more

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Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott 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, Susannah York, David Warner 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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George C. Scott, Melvyn Douglas, Barry Morse The Changeling is a 1980 Canadian/American horror film directed by Peter Medak and starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere. The story is based upon events that writer Russell Hunter said ...more

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George C. Scott, Harry Morgan, Sue Lyon 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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Jack Lemmon, James Gandolfini, Tony Danza 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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Diana Rigg, Stockard Channing, Christopher Guest 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, Claire Bloom, Gilbert Roland 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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George C. Scott, Ed Begley, Jr. Hardcore is a 1979 American crime drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader and starring George C. Scott, Peter Boyle and Season Hubley. The story concerns a father searching for his ...more

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George C. Scott, Paul Sorvino, Edward Herrmann 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, Erik Estrada, Stacy Keach 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 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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Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum 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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Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, George C. Scott 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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Julie Christie, George C. Scott, Richard Chamberlain 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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George C. Scott, Joanne Woodward, Rue McClanahan 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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Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner, Richard Harris 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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Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear, Martin Sheen 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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Samuel L. Jackson, George C. Scott, Brad Dourif The Exorcist III is a 1989 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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Louise Fletcher, Jason Miller, Ellen Burstyn 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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Robert Downey Jr., Lee Grant, Anne Louise Lambert Mussolini: The Untold Story is an epic television biographical miniseries drama that aired in November 1985. The series followed the rise, rule, and downfall of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini ...more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tim Curry, Marilu Henner Titanic is a made-for-TV dramatization that premiered as a 2-part miniseries on CBS in 1996. Titanic follows several characters on board the RMS Titanic when she sinks on her maiden voyage in ...more

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Eva Marie Saint, George C. Scott, Ed Lauter The Last Days of Patton is a 1986 made-for-television film sequel to the 1970 film Patton, which portrays the last few months of the general's life. George C. Scott reprises the role of General ...more

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George C. Scott, Susannah York Jane Eyre is a 1970 television film directed by Delbert Mann starring George C. Scott and Susannah York. It is based on the 1847 novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. The film had its ...more

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Oklahoma Crude is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best George C. Scott Movies
Faye Dunaway, Jack Palance, George C. Scott 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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Ingrid Bergman, Omar Sharif, Shirley MacLaine 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

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Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Piper Laurie Inherit the Wind is a 1999 television film adaptation of the play of the same name. The original 1955 play was written as a parable which fictionalized the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin Malice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Scott Frank is based on a story by Jonas McCord. It stars Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and ...more

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Gary Cooper, George C. Scott, Karl Malden The Hanging Tree is a 1959 movie directed by Delmer Daves. Karl Malden took over directing duties for several days when Daves fell ill. The film stars Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, George C. Scott ...more

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Kathy Bates, James Van Der Beek, George C. Scott Angus is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Patrick Read Johnson and written by Jill Gordon. The majority of Angus was filmed in Owatonna, Minnesota at the Owatonna High School. The film stars ...more

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Val Kilmer, George C. Scott, Rebecca De Mornay "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a 1986 film adapted from American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe's short story of the same title. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc, the film stars Val ...more

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George C. Scott, Don Ameche, Sylvia Sidney Pals is a 1987 comedy and action film written by Andy Siegel and Michael Norell, and directed by Lou Antonio.

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Eli Wallach, George Burns, George C. Scott Movie Movie is a 1978 American double bill directed by Stanley Donen. It consists of two films, Dynamite Hands, a boxing ring morality play, and Baxter's Beauties of 1933, a musical comedy, both ...more

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Martin Sheen, George C. Scott, Lee Remick Rage is a 1972 film starring George C. Scott, Richard Basehart, Martin Sheen and Barnard Hughes. Scott also directed this drama about a sheep rancher who is fatally exposed to a military lab's ...more

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Marlon Brando, John Gielgud, George C. Scott The Formula is a mystery film directed by John G. Avildsen released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1980. It features a preeminent cast including Marlon Brando, George C. Scott, John Gielgud, and ...more

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Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston, Ernest Borgnine Crossed Swords is a 1977 action adventure film directed by Richard Fleischer, based on The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. It stars Mark Lester, Oliver Reed, Ernest Borgnine, Raquel Welch ...more

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Oliver Twist is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best George C. Scott Movies
Tim Curry, George C. Scott, Eileen Atkins Oliver Twist is a 1982 made-for-TV adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic of the same name, premiering on the CBS television network as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame. Stars include George ...more

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John Candy, Bob Newhart, George C. Scott The Rescuers Down Under is a 1990 American animated adventure film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on November 16, 1990. Set in the Australian ...more

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Finding the Way Home George C. Scott, H├ęctor Elizondo, Beverly Garland

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George C. Scott, Michael Jai White, Paul Winfield Tyson is a 1995 television film based on the life of American heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson. Directed by Uli Edel, it is an adaptation of the 1989 book Fire and Fear: The Inside Story of Mike ...more

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George C. Scott, Bob Balaban, Joanna Cassidy Bank Shot is a 1974 film directed by Gower Champion and written by Wendell Mayes. It was loosely based upon Donald E. Westlake's novel of the same name, and was the second book of his Dortmunder ...more

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

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Choices Jacqueline Bissett, Melissa Gilbert, George C. Scott Choices is a 1986 television film directed by David Lowell Rich.

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Sharon Stone, George C. Scott, Cathy Moriarty Gloria is a remake of the 1980 film of the same name written and directed by John Cassavetes. It was directed by Sidney Lumet and starred Sharon Stone as Gloria. It is also notable as George C. ...more

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Tony Curtis, George C. Scott, Virna Lisi Not with My Wife, You Don't! is a 1966 comedy film starred by Tony Curtis, Virna Lisi and George C. Scott. The film was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy. The ...more

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Diane Lane, George C. Scott, Eric Roberts Descending Angel is a 1990 television film that aired on HBO starring George C. Scott, Diane Lane and Eric Roberts.

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Vintage Movie Classics: It's War Eva Marie Saint, George C. Scott, Walter Huston