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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
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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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 fears of a nuclear ...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, 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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James Stewart, George C. Scott, Lee Remick
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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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, 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, 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, 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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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