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

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

This list features films like Bolero and Cats Don't Dance.

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

George Kennedy is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Stanley Kubrick, Clint Eastwood and Peter Segal.

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Cool Hand Luke Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Paul Newman and featuring George Kennedy in an Oscar-winning performance. Newman stars in the title ...more

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The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee Marvin. The picture was filmed in England and features an ensemble supporting cast including ...more

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The Sons of Katie Elder John Wayne, Dean Martin, Dennis Hopper The Sons of Katie Elder is a 1965 Technicolor Western film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. The movie was filmed principally in Mexico. The film Four Brothers ...more

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The Flight of the Phoenix James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Ernest Borgnine The Flight of the Phoenix is a 1965 American drama film starring James Stewart, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, and based on the 1964 novel The Flight of the Phoenix by Elleston Trevor. ...more

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The Boston Strangler Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis, George Kennedy The Boston Strangler is a 1968 American film based on the true story of the Boston Strangler and the book by Gerold Frank. It was directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Tony Curtis as Albert ...more

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Cahill U.S. Marshal John Wayne, George Kennedy, Scott Walker Cahill U.S. Marshal is a 1973 American Western film in Technicolor starring John Wayne as a driven lawman in a black hat. The film was directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and filmed on location in ...more

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 American crime film written and directed by Michael Cimino and starring Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, and Geoffrey Lewis.

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Airport Jacqueline Bissett, Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster Airport is a 1970 American drama film starring Burt Lancaster and Dean Martin, directed and written by George Seaton, and based on Arthur Hailey's 1968 novel of the same name. It originated the ...more

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The Eiger Sanction Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Vonetta McGee The Eiger Sanction is a 1975 American action thriller directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. Based on the novel The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian, the film is about an art history professor and ...more

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Airport '77 Christopher Lee, James Stewart, Olivia de Havilland Airport '77 is a 1977 disaster film and third movie in the Airport franchise. The film stars a number of veteran actors, including Jack Lemmon, James Stewart, Joseph Cotten, Christopher Lee and ...more

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Airport 1975 Charlton Heston, Myrna Loy, Linda Blair Airport 1975 is a 1974 disaster film and the first sequel to the successful 1970 film Airport. It stars Charlton Heston and Karen Black and is directed by Jack Smight.

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Earthquake Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, Victoria Principal Earthquake is a 1974 American ensemble disaster film directed and produced by Mark Robson. The plot concerns the struggle for survival after a catastrophic earthquake destroys most of the city ...more

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In Harm's Way John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda In Harm's Way is a 1965 American epic war film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway, Burgess ...more

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Charade Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also ...more

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The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! O. J. Simpson, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Reggie Jackson The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! is a 1988 American comedy film. It is the first in The Naked Gun series of films starring Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, and O. ...more

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Shenandoah James Stewart, Katharine Ross, George Kennedy Shenandoah is a 1965 American Civil War film starring James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, and, in her film debut, Katharine Ross. The picture was directed by Andrew V. ...more

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Death on the Nile Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury Death on the Nile is a 1978 British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name, directed by John Guillermin and adapted by Anthony Shaffer. The film features the Belgian ...more

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Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte is a 1964 American thriller film directed and produced by Robert Aldrich, and starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, and Agnes Moorehead, as well ...more

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The Concorde...Airport '79 Alain Delon, Robert Wagner, George Kennedy The Concorde ... Airport '79 is a 1979 American disaster film. The film was the fourth and final installment of the Airport series. Panned by critics, the film also flopped at the box office. ...more

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Guns of the Magnificent Seven George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Fernando Rey Guns of the Magnificent Seven is a Zapata Western and the second sequel to the 1960 western film, The Magnificent Seven. The picture was directed by Paul Wendkos and stars George Kennedy as ...more

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Small Soldiers Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst, Christina Ricci Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film revolves around two adolescents, who get caught in the middle of a war between two factions of ...more

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Lonely Are the Brave Kirk Douglas, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau Lonely Are the Brave is a 1962 film adaptation of the Edward Abbey novel The Brave Cowboy. The film was directed by David Miller from a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. It stars Kirk Douglas as ...more

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Bandolero! Raquel Welch, James Stewart, Dean Martin Bandolero! is a 1968 western directed by Andrew V. McLaglen starring James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch and George Kennedy. The story centers on two brothers on a run from the posse, led ...more

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The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear O. J. Simpson, Leslie Nielsen, Zsa Zsa Gábor The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear is a 1991 comedy film starring Leslie Nielsen as the comically bumbling Police Lt. Frank Drebin of Police Squad!. Priscilla Presley plays the role of ...more

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Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult O. J. Simpson, Raquel Welch, Anna Nicole Smith Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult is a 1994 comedy film, the third and final film in the Naked Gun series, which was based on the Police Squad! television series. It was marketed with the tagline: ...more

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The Good Guys and the Bad Guys Robert Mitchum, Tina Louise, David Carradine The Good Guys and the Bad Guys is a 1969 American film directed by Burt Kennedy. It stars Robert Mitchum and George Kennedy.

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The Delta Force Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters The Delta Force is a 1986 American action film starring Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin as leaders of an elite squad of Special Forces troops based on the real life U.S. Army Delta Force unit. It ...more

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...tick...tick...tick... Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Fredric March ...tick...tick...tick... is an American crime drama movie made in 1970 directed by Ralph Nelson. Racially provocative for its time, it stars Jim Brown in the role of an African-American man ...more

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Men in White Jennifer Coolidge, Ben Stein, Donna D'Errico National Lampoon's Men in White is a straight-to-television satirical parody of contemporary science fiction movies, mainly spoofing Men in Black and Independence Day. It debuted in 1998 on the ...more

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Strait-Jacket Joan Crawford, George Kennedy, Lee Majors Strait-Jacket is a 1964 American thriller film starring Joan Crawford and Diane Baker in a macabre mother and daughter tale about a series of axe-murders. Released by Columbia Pictures, the film ...more

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Mirage Gregory Peck, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau Mirage is a 1965 thriller directed by Edward Dmytryk from a screenplay by Peter Stone, based on the novel "Fallen Angel" written by Howard Fast under the pseudonym Walter Ericson; the ...more

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The 'Human' Factor George Kennedy, John Mills, Raf Vallone The 'Human' Factor is a 1975 film directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring George Kennedy and John Mills. It was Dmytryk's final film. The soundtrack is by composer Ennio Morricone.

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Brass Target Sophia Loren, Max von Sydow, George Kennedy Brass Target is a 1978 American post war suspense film, based on the novel The Algonquin Project by Frederick Nolan and directed by John Hough. It stars John Cassavetes, Robert Vaughn, George ...more

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Virus George Kennedy, Robert Vaughn, Glenn Ford Virus — literally "Day of Resurrection" — is a 1980 post-apocalyptic science fiction movie directed by Kinji Fukasaku and based on a 1964 novel written by Sakyo Komatsu. It starred ...more

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Cats Don't Dance Natalie Cole, Don Knotts, George Kennedy Cats Don't Dance is a 1997 American animated musical comedy film, distributed by Warner Bros. Family Entertainment and notable as the only fully animated feature produced by Turner Feature ...more

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Uninvited George Kennedy, Clu Gulager, Clare Carey Uninvited is a 1988 American horror film written and directed by Greydon Clark.

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The Ballad of Josie Doris Day, George Kennedy, Peter Graves The Ballad of Josie is a 1967 Technicolor American comedy western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and starring Doris Day, Peter Graves and George Kennedy. It attempted to humorously tackle ...more

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Hurry Sundown Jane Fonda, Michael Caine, Faye Dunaway Hurry Sundown is a 1967 American drama film produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Jane Fonda and Michael Caine. The screenplay by Horton Foote and Thomas C. Ryan is based on the 1965 ...more

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Creepshow 2 Stephen King, George Kennedy, Dorothy Lamour Creepshow 2 is a 1987 American live-action/animated horror comedy anthology film directed by Michael Gornick and the sequel to Creepshow. Gornick was George A. Romero's cinematographer on the ...more

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Bolero Bo Derek, George Kennedy, Olivia d'Abo Bolero is a 1984 American romantic drama film starring Bo Derek, and written and directed by her husband John Derek. The film centers on the protagonist's sexual awakening and her journey around ...more

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Lost Horizon John Gielgud, George Kennedy, Liv Ullmann Lost Horizon is a 1973 American musical film directed by Charles Jarrott and starring Peter Finch, John Gielgud, Liv Ullmann, Michael York, Sally Kellerman, Bobby Van, George Kennedy, Olivia ...more

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Steel George Kennedy, Lee Majors, Jennifer O'Neill Steel is a 1979 film directed by Steve Carver.

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Nightmare at Noon George Kennedy, Bo Hopkins, Brion James

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Good Cops, Bad Cops Ed Asner, George Kennedy, James Morrison Good Cops, Bad Cops is a film directed by Paul Wendkos released on December 9, 1990.

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Three Bad Men George Kennedy, June Wilkinson, Peter Brown Three Bad Men is a 2005 Western film written and directed by Jeff Hathcock.

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Death Ship George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Nick Mancuso Death Ship is a 1980 British-Canadian horror film directed by Alvin Rakoff. The cast includes Academy Award winner George Kennedy, Richard Crenna, Sally Ann Howes, and Black Christmas actor Nick ...more

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Intensive Care George Kennedy, Dolf de Vries, Koen Wauters Intensive Care is a 1991 Dutch action horror film directed by Dorna van Rouveroy.

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The Man Who Came Back Carol Alt, Sean Young, Billy Zane The Man Who Came Back is a 2008 western film directed by Glen Pitre. It stars Eric Braeden, Billy Zane, George Kennedy, and Armand Assante.

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Savage Dawn Sam Kinison, George Kennedy, Karen Black Savage Dawn is a 1985 action and drama film. The film was directed by Simon Nuchtern, the film stars Lance Henriksen, George Kennedy, Karen Black, and William Forsythe

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Chattanooga Choo Choo Joe Namath, Barbara Eden, George Kennedy Chattanooga Choo Choo is a 1984 film released as a light summer comedy featuring the eponymous train, starring Barbara Eden and George Kennedy. The film follows the story of football team owner ...more