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The Best Hume Cronyn Movies 

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

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

A list made up of films like Foxfire and The Parallax View.

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Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, John Garfield

Released: 1946

Directed by: Tay Garnett

The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 drama-film noir based on the 1934 novel of the same name by James M. Cain. This adaptation of the novel features Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil ...more

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Jessica Tandy, Luis Guzmán, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1987

Directed by: Matthew Robbins

Batteries Not Included is a 1987 family-comic science fiction film directed by Matthew Robbins about small extraterrestrial living machines that save an apartment block under threat from ...more

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Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1985

Directed by: Ron Howard

Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens. The movie stars Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten

Released: 1943

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. Written by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, and Alma ...more

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Christine Baranski, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1993

Directed by: Glenn Jordan

Adaptation of the book by Terry Kay. Robert Samuel (""Mr. Sam"") Peek, a sagacious and seasoned pecan tree grower from rural Georgia, has been married for the last 57 years ...more
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Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, John Lithgow

Released: 1993

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal thriller based on the novel of the same name by John Grisham. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film stars Julia Roberts in the role of young law student Darby ...more

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Courteney Cox, Steve Guttenberg, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1988

Directed by: Daniel Petrie

Cocoon: The Return is a 1988 science fiction film that is the sequel to the 1985 film Cocoon. All of the starring actors from the first film reprised their roles in this film, although Brian ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Martin Landau

Released: 1963

Directed by: Darryl F. Zanuck, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Rouben Mamoulian

Cleopatra is a 1963 epic historical drama film chronicling the struggles of Cleopatra VII, the young Queen of Egypt, to resist the imperial ambitions of Rome. It was directed by Joseph L. ...more

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Tallulah Bankhead, Hume Cronyn, Heather Angel

Released: 1944

Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

This film is an American drama thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock from a story by John Steinbeck. The film stars Tallulah Bankhead with William Bendix. Also in the cast are Walter ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Jessica Tandy, Agnes Moorehead

Released: 1944

Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

The Seventh Cross is a 1944 film starring Spencer Tracy, Hume Cronyn, Ray Collins and Jessica Tandy. Cronyn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. It was the first film ...more
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Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1947

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Brute Force is a 1947 film noir starring Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn and Charles Bickford. It was directed by Jules Dassin, with a screenplay by Richard Brooks and the cinematography by William ...more
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John Denver, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1987

Directed by: Jud Taylor

Foxfire is a 1987 Hallmark Hall of Fame TV movie starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, and John Denver, based on the play of the same name. The movie aired on CBS on December 13, 1987. Tandy won ...more
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Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1951

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

People Will Talk is a romantic comedy/drama directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck from a screenplay by Mankiewicz, based on the German play by Curt Goetz, which had ...more
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Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

Released: 1945

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Roy Del Ruth, Lemuel Ayers, Merrill Pye, + more

Ziegfeld Follies is a 1946 Hollywood musical comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, Merrill Pye, George Sidney ...more
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Robin Williams, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

Released: 1982

Directed by: George Roy Hill

The World According to Garp is 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Robin Williams in the title role. It is based on the novel of the same title by John ...more

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Claude Rains, Hume Cronyn, Nelson Eddy

Released: 1943

Directed by: Arthur Lubin

David and Jade, a young couple, are consumed by their feelings for each other.  With the toll its taking on her schoolwork, Jade's father eventually bans David from seeing her.  This ...more

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Teri Garr, Beverly DAngelo, Jessica Tandy

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Honky Tonk Freeway is a 1981 comedy film directed by John Schlesinger. The film, conceived and co-produced by Don Boyd, was one of the most expensive box office flops in history, losing its ...more
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Jessica Tandy, Dean Stockwell, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1946

Directed by: Victor Saville

The Green Years is a 1946 American comedy-drama film featuring Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler and Hume Cronyn, based on A. J. Cronin's novel of the same name. It tells the story of the ...more
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Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith

Released: 1970

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

This film is a 1970 western starring Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. It was written by David Newman and Robert Benton, their first script to be produced after ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr

Released: 1967

Directed by: Elia Kazan

THE ARRANGEMENT a documentary by Nathalie Borgers shows the portraits of several young people sharing a similar background -- they are all descending from Turkish families but have been growing ...more
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Warren Beatty, Paula Prentiss, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1974

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

The Parallax View is a 1974 American political thriller film directed and produced by Alan J. Pakula, and starring Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels and Paula Prentiss. The film was ...more

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Bridget Fonda, Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn

Released: 1994

Directed by: Deepa Mehta

Camilla is a 1994 film directed by Deepa Mehta and Jessica Tandy's penultimate movie appearance.
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Richard Pryor, John Candy, Rick Moranis

Released: 1985

Directed by: Walter Hill

Brewster's Millions is a 1985 comedy film starring Richard Pryor and John Candy based on the 1902 novel of the same name by George Barr McCutcheon. It is the seventh film based on the story, ...more

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Richard Burton, William Redfield, Eileen Herlie

Released: 1964

Directed by: John Gielgud, Bill Colleran

Richard Burton’s Hamlet is a common name for both the Broadway production of William Shakespeare's tragedy that played from April 9 to August 8, 1964 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, and for the ...more

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Hume Cronyn, Dan Duryea, Edward Arnold

Released: 1945

Directed by: Edward L. Cahn

Main Street After Dark is a 1945 film directed by Edward Cahn.