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The Best Harry Dean Stanton Movies  

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

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

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Robert Altman and Martin Scorsese are among those who have directed Harry Dean Stanton at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel
The Last Temptation of Christ is a 1988 American-Canadian epic drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. The film is a film adaptation of Nikos Kazantzakis' controversial 1953 novel of the same ...more
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Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Gary Busey
Straight Time is a 1978 film directed by Ulu Grosbard, starring Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, M. Emmet Walsh, and Kathy Bates.
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Gregory Peck, Martin Landau, George Peppard
Pork Chop Hill is a 1959 American Korean War film starring Gregory Peck, Rip Torn and George Peppard. The film, which was the final war film directed by Lewis Milestone, is based upon the book ...more
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Kim Basinger, Randy Quaid, Sam Shepard
Fool for Love is a 1985 drama directed by Robert Altman. The film stars Sam Shepard, who also wrote both the original play and the adaptation's screenplay, alongside Kim Basinger, Harry Dean ...more
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Lauren Bacall, Anjelica Huston, Robert Mitchum
Mr. North is a 1988 American comedy-drama film starring Anthony Edwards, based on the 1973 novel Theophilus North by Thornton Wilder. Directed by Danny Huston, the film became a family project; ...more
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Goldie Hawn, Albert Brooks, Craig T. Nelson
Private Benjamin is a 1980 American comedy film starring Goldie Hawn. The film was one of the biggest box office hits of 1980, and also spawned a short-lived television series. The film is ...more
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Kelsey Grammer, Rob Schneider, William H. Macy
Down Periscope is a 1996 20th Century Fox comedy film produced by Robert Lawrence and directed by David S. Ward, starring Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly and Rob Schneider and co-starring Bruce ...more
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Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina
Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Verbinski, Graham King and John B. Carls. Rango was a critical and commercial ...more
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Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard
Alpha Dog is a 2006 American crime drama film written and directed by Nick Cassavetes, first screened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 27, 2006, with a wide release the following year on ...more
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Susan Lucci, Sean Young, Michael Richards
Young Doctors in Love is a 1982 comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. Similar in tone to the Airplane! movies, it spoofs a variety of medical shows and has many guest stars from ABC soap ...more
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John Huston, Ned Beatty, Brad Dourif
Wise Blood is an American 1979 drama film directed by John Huston and based on the 1952 novel Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor. It was filmed mostly in and around Macon, Georgia, near O'Connor's ...more
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Gene Hackman, Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black
Cisco Pike is a 1972 drama written and directed by Bill L. Norton. It stars Kris Kristofferson as a musician fallen on hard luck who turns to dealing marijuana as a means of income. The film ...more
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Mackenzie Phillips, Alan Arkin, Harry Dean Stanton
Rafferty and the Gold Dust Twins is a 1975 film directed by Dick Richards and written by John Kaye. The film was the second film produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, for which he received an associate ...more
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Jan Smithers, Harry Dean Stanton, Rance Howard
Where the Lilies Bloom is a 1974 film adaptation of the novel by the same name, written by Bill and Vera Cleaver. The film was produced by Robert B. Radnitz and directed by William A. Graham in ...more
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James Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton
Two-Lane Blacktop is a 1971 road movie directed by Monte Hellman, starring singer-songwriter James Taylor, the Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, Warren Oates, and Laurie Bird. Esquire magazine ...more
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John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates
A Civil Action is a 1998 American drama film that was directed by Steven Zaillian, that stars John Travolta and Robert Duvall, and that is based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Harr. ...more
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Harvey Keitel, Max von Sydow, Bill Nighy
Death Watch is a 1980 science fiction film directed by Bertrand Tavernier. It is based on the novel The Unsleeping Eye by David G. Compton, also known as The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe. The ...more
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John Travolta, Sean Penn, Robin Wright
She's So Lovely is a 1997 film directed by Nick Cassavetes, written by John Cassavetes. At the time of its release, it received special attention because, eight years after his death, it was the ...more
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Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett
The Man Who Cried is a 2000 Anglo-French film, written and directed by Sally Potter. The film stars Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp, Harry Dean Stanton, and John Turturro. The film ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Heather Graham
Anger Management is a 2003 American slapstick comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by David S. Dorfman, and starring Adam Sandler, Jack Nicholson, and Marisa Tomei . It was produced by ...more
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Charlie Sheen, Morgan Freeman, Willie Nelson
The Big Bounce is a 2004 comedy heist film starring Owen Wilson, Charlie Sheen, Sara Foster and Morgan Freeman. It was directed by George Armitage and based on a novel of the same name by Elmore ...more
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Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson, James Gandolfini
The Mighty is a 1998 drama film directed by Peter Chelsom and based on the book Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick.
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Jack Nicholson, Harry Dean Stanton, Cameron Mitchell
Ride in the Whirlwind is a 1966 western directed by Monte Hellman, starring Jack Nicholson, Millie Perkins, and Harry Dean Stanton. Nicholson also wrote and co-produced the film.
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Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Victoria Jackson
Dream a Little Dream is a 1989 teen film directed by Marc Rocco and stars Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Meredith Salenger, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie and Harry Dean Stanton. It was filmed in ...more
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James Woods, Christopher Lloyd, Judy Landers
The Black Marble is a 1980 mystery/comedy film directed by Harold Becker, based on a novel by Joseph Wambaugh. It stars Robert Foxworth, Paula Prentiss and Harry Dean Stanton.