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

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

Items on this list include Goodbye, Raggedy Ann and Sorry, Wrong Number.

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

Steven Spielberg and Sidney Lumet have both worked with Hal Holbrook over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hal Holbrook Movies
Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Suzanne Somers, Hal Holbrook Magnum Force is a 1973 American action film and the second to feature Clint Eastwood as maverick cop Harry Callahan after the 1971 film Dirty Harry. Ted Post, who also directed Eastwood in the ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen Wall Street is a 1987 American drama film, directed and co-written by Oliver Stone, which stars Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah and Martin Sheen. The film tells the story of Bud ...more

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Kristen Stewart, Vince Vaughn, Zach Galifianakis Into the Wild is a 2007 American biographical drama survival film written and directed by Sean Penn. It is an adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction book of the same name by Jon Krakauer based on ...more

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Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, and David Strathairn. ...more

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Charlize Theron, Robert De Niro, Cuba Gooding Jr. Men of Honor is a 2000 drama film, starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. The film was directed by George Tillman, Jr. It is inspired by the true story of Master chief petty officer Carl ...more

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Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more

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Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda Midway, released in the United Kingdom as Battle of Midway and in the US on video as The Battle of Midway, is a 1976 Technicolor film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Walter Mirisch from ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Hal Holbrook Hush is a 1998 American thriller starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech, and Jessica Lange.

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tom Welling The Fog is a 1980 American horror film directed by John Carpenter, who also co-wrote the screenplay and composed the music for the film. It stars Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, ...more

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Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave Julia is a 1977 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann, from a screenplay by Alvin Sargent. It is based on Lillian Hellman's book Pentimento, a chapter of which purports to tell the story of her ...more

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The ...more

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Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto The Star Chamber is a 1983 American thriller film written by Roderick Taylor and directed by Peter Hyams. It stars Michael Douglas and Hal Holbrook. Its title is taken from the name of the ...more

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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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Jim Carrey, Matt Damon, Rob Reiner The Majestic is a 2001 American drama film directed and produced by Frank Darabont, written by Michael Sloane, and starring Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Ogden Stiers, James ...more

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Chevy Chase, Phil Hartman, Hal Holbrook Fletch Lives is a 1989 comedy film starring Chevy Chase. It was directed by Michael Ritchie with a screenplay by Leon Capetanos based on the character created by Gregory Mcdonald. Fletch Lives ...more

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Stephen King, Ed Harris, Ted Danson Creepshow is a 1982 horror anthology film with elements of black comedy directed by George A. Romero and written by Stephen King. The film's ensemble cast included Hal Holbrook, Adrienne ...more

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O. J. Simpson, James Brolin, Elliott Gould Capricorn One is a 1978 government conspiracy thriller film about a Mars landing hoax. It was written and directed by Peter Hyams and produced by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment. It stars Elliott ...more

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Matthew Broderick, Sam Waterston, Hal Holbrook Lewis Clark - The Journey of the Corps of Discovery is a 1997 film directed by Ken Burns.

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Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Killshot is a 2008 American thriller film directed by John Madden and starring Diane Lane, Thomas Jane, Mickey Rourke and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It is based on Elmore Leonard's 1989 novel of the ...more

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Hal Holbrook, Frances Conroy, Rue McClanahan

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James Garner, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook They Only Kill Their Masters is a 1972 mystery film starring James Garner and Katharine Ross, with a supporting cast featuring Hal Holbrook, June Allyson, Tom Ewell, Peter Lawford, Edmond ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith Shade is a 2003 neo-noir crime drama starring Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Jamie Foxx, Roger Guenveur Smith, Melanie Griffith and Sylvester Stallone. The film follows a trio ...more

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Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields, Sarah Silverman The Bachelor is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Gary Sinyor and written by Steve Cohen. It is a remake of the 1925 film Seven Chances and stars Chris O'Donnell and Renée ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz Water for Elephants is a 2011 American romantic drama film directed by Francis Lawrence. Richard LaGravenese wrote the screenplay, which was based on Sara Gruen's 2006 novel of the same name. It ...more

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Richard Pryor, Shelley Winters, Hal Holbrook Wild in the Streets is a 1968 film featuring Christopher Jones, Hal Holbrook, and Shelley Winters. It was produced by American International Pictures and based on a short story by writer Robert ...more

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Gary Busey, Dennis Hopper, Hal Holbrook Carried Away is a 1996 American English language film directed by Brazilian Bruno Barreto. It is based on the novel Farmer by Jim Harrison. The film stars Dennis Hopper, Amy Irving, Gary Busey, ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Sandra Oh, Ed Harris Waking the Dead is a 2000 drama film directed by Keith Gordon, and starring Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly. The screenplay by Robert Dillon is based on the 1986 novel of the same name by ...more

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Hal Holbrook, Richard Crenna, Dorothy McGuire Jonathan Livingston Seagull is 1973 film directed by Hall Bartlett.

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Mia Wasikowska, Hal Holbrook, Walton Goggins That Evening Sun is a 2009 film based on a 2002 short story I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down by William Gay. The movie, produced by Dogwood Entertainment, stars Hal Holbrook as Abner ...more

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Candice Bergen, Larry Hagman, Richard Mulligan The Group is a 1966 ensemble film directed by Sidney Lumet based on the novel of the same name by Mary McCarthy about a group of female graduates from a Vassar-like college during the early ...more

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I'll Be Home for Christmas Courteney Cox, Eva Marie Saint, Hal Holbrook I'll Be Home for Christmas is a 1988 drama film directed by Marvin J. Chomsky.

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Goldie Hawn, Anthony Hopkins, Hal Holbrook The Girl from Petrovka is a 1974 feature film starring Goldie Hawn and Hal Holbrook, based on the novel by George Feifer.

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The Awakening Land Jane Seymour, Elizabeth Montgomery, Hal Holbrook The Awakening Land is a 1978 television miniseries based on Conrad Richter's trilogy of novels: The Trees; The Fields; and The Town, published from 1940 to 1950. The series originally aired on ...more

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Hal Holbrook, Kelly McGillis, Treat Williams

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Emma Thompson, Carla Gugino, Alan Rickman Judas Kiss is a 1998 American crime thriller film that starred Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Roscoe Lee Browne, Carla Gugino, Simon Baker-Denny, Gil Bellows, Richard Riehle, and Til Schweiger. It ...more

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A Killing in a Small Town Brian Dennehy, Barbara Hershey, Hal Holbrook A Killing in a Small Town is a 1990 CBS television movie directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring Barbara Hershey and Brian Dennehy. Co-star Barbara Hershey won a 1990 Primetime Emmy Award ...more

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Richard Chamberlain, Karen Allen, Hal Holbrook

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The People Next Door Cloris Leachman, Eli Wallach, Hal Holbrook The People Next Door is a 1970 film directed by David Greene. It stars Eli Wallach and Julie Harris.

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James Earl Jones, Hal Holbrook, Jane Alexander The Great White Hope is a 1970 biographical romantic drama film written and adapted from the Howard Sackler play of the same name. The film was directed by Martin Ritt, starring James Earl ...more

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Suddenly Single Cloris Leachman, Margot Kidder, Harvey Korman Suddenly Single is a 1971 comedy film written by Elinor Karpf, Steven Karpf, Arnold Peyser and Lois Peyser and directed by Jud Taylor .

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William Shatner, Ava Gardner, Hal Holbrook The Kidnapping of the President is a 1980 political thriller film made by Presidential Films and Sefel Films and distributed by Crown International Pictures. It was produced and directed by ...more

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Country Music: The Spirit of America Hal Holbrook, Pam Tillis, Benton Jennings Country Music: The Spirit of America is a 2003 documentary film, in the IMAX format, written and co-produced by Tom Neff and co-directed by Neff, Steven Goldmann and Keith Melton. Randy Scruggs ...more

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Purpose is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hal Holbrook Movies
Purpose Mia Farrow, Jeffrey Donovan, Hal Holbrook Purpose is a 2002 drama film directed by Alan Ari Lazar.

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Tom Sizemore, Jim Belushi, Mary Stuart Masterson The Florentine is a 1999 film directed Nick Stagliano and produced by Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope. It stars Jeremy Davies, Virginia Madsen, Luke Perry, Mary Stuart Masterson, ...more

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Ned Beatty, Hal Holbrook, Trevor Howard The Unholy is a 1988 horror film directed by Camilo Vila and starring Ben Cross and Ned Beatty. It also features Trevor Howard in his final role.

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Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook Day One is a made-for-TV documentary-drama movie about The Manhattan Project, the research and development of the atomic bomb during World War II. It is based on the book by Peter Wyden. The ...more

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Annabella Sciorra, John Turturro, Sophia Loren The Fortunate Pilgrim is a 1988 mini-series written by John McGreevey and directed by Stuart Cooper.

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Hal Holbrook, Julia Montgomery, Lauren-Marie Taylor Girls Nite Out is a 1982 American slasher film written and produced by Anthony N. Gurvis, directed by Robert Deubel and stars Julia Montgomery, Suzanne Barnes, Rutanya Alda, and Hal Holbrook. ...more

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Nick Stahl, Richard Jenkins, Hal Holbrook Eye of God is a 1997 crime film directed by Tim Blake Nelson. It stars Mary Kay Place and Nick Stahl. Nelson won best director in the American Independent Award for the Seattle International ...more