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

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

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

If you're a fan of Jack Elam, then check out our lists of the best Bob Hope and Ernest Borgnine movies as well.

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Support Your Local Sheriff! James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by United Artists, directed by Burt Kennedy, written by William Bowers, and starring James Garner, ...more

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Support Your Local Gunfighter James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Joan Blondell Support Your Local Gunfighter is a 1971 comic western film starring James Garner, directed by Burt Kennedy, and written by James Edward Grant. The film shares many cast and crew members and plot ...more

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The Over-the-Hill Gang Walter Brennan, Jack Elam, Edgar Buchanan The Over-the-Hill Gang is a 1969 TV-movie Western comedy about aging Texas Rangers starring Walter Brennan and Pat O'Brien. Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, and Jack Elam play ...more

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Rio Lobo John Wayne, Jennifer O'Neill, Jack Elam Rio Lobo is a 1970 American Western film starring John Wayne. The film was the last film directed by Howard Hawks, from a script by Leigh Brackett. The film was shot in Technicolor with a ...more

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Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone for Paramount Pictures. It stars Henry Fonda cast against type as the villain, ...more

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The Man from Laramie James Stewart, Jack Elam, Arthur Kennedy The Man from Laramie is a 1955 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, and Cathy O'Donnell. Written by Philip Yordan and Frank ...more

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The Night of the Grizzly Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam, Clint Walker The Night of the Grizzly is a 1966 Western adventure film starring Clint Walker, Martha Hyer, Keenan Wynn, Jack Elam and Nancy Kulp. Directed by Joseph Pevney and written by Warren Douglas, the ...more

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The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Don Knotts, Tim Conway, Ruth Buzzi The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again is a 1979 sequel to the 1975 American family film The Apple Dumpling Gang starring the comedy duo of Tim Conway, and Don Knotts. Conway and Knotts reprise ...more

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The Cannonball Run Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds The Cannonball Run is a 1981 comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, and an all-star supporting cast. It was directed by Hal Needham, produced by Hong ...more

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The Comancheros John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Elam The Comancheros is a 1961 Western Deluxe CinemaScope color film directed by Michael Curtiz, based on a 1952 novel of the same name by Paul Wellman, and starring John Wayne and Stuart Whitman. ...more

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The Far Country James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan The Far Country is a 1954 American Western Technicolor romance film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Ruth Roman, and Walter Brennan. Written by Borden Chase, the film is ...more

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The Rare Breed James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith The Rare Breed is a 1966 American western film starring James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, Brian Keith, Juliet Mills and Ben Johnson and directed by Andrew V. McLaglen. Loosely based on the life of ...more

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Vera Cruz Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson Vera Cruz is a 1954 American Western theatrical film starring Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster, and featuring Denise Darcel, Sara Montiel, Cesar Romero, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Jack ...more

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Jubal Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, Glenn Ford Jubal is a 1956 western film written by Russell S. Hughes and Delmer Daves and directed by Delmer Daves. "Delmer Daves's intense, good looking Western based on Othello, in which Glenn Ford ...more

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Hannie Caulder Raquel Welch, Christopher Lee, Ernest Borgnine Hannie Caulder is a 1971 British Western film directed by Burt Kennedy and starring Raquel Welch, Robert Culp and Ernest Borgnine. The screenplay was rewritten by Kennedy, who wasn't credited.

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Night Passage James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Jack Elam Night Passage is a 1957 Western film starring James Stewart and Audie Murphy.

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Kiss Me Deadly Cloris Leachman, Nat King Cole, Jack Elam Kiss Me Deadly is a 1955 film noir drama produced and directed by Robert Aldrich starring Ralph Meeker. The screenplay was written by A.I. Bezzerides, based on the Mickey Spillane Mike Hammer ...more

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The Way West Sally Field, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum The Way West is a 1967 American epic western film based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by A. B. Guthrie, Jr.. The film stars Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, and Richard Widmark, and features ...more

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Huckleberry Finn Ron Howard, Jack Elam, Don Most Huckleberry Finn is a 1975 American television film adaptation of Mark Twain's famous boyhood novel, Huckleberry Finn. The film stars Ron Howard as the eponymous lead.

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Cattle Queen of Montana Ronald Reagan, Barbara Stanwyck, Jack Elam Cattle Queen of Montana is a 1954 American Western film directed by Allan Dwan and starring Barbara Stanwyck and Ronald Reagan. The supporting cast includes Jack Elam, Chubby Johnson, and Morris ...more

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Hot Lead and Cold Feet Don Knotts, Darren McGavin, Jack Elam Hot Lead and Cold Feet is a comedy western film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution Company, starring Jim Dale, Don Knotts, Karen Valentine, Darren ...more

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is a 1973 American Western drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan, and written by Rudy Wurlitzer. The ...more

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Kansas City Confidential Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Coleen Gray Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 film noir crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam. The film was ...more

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Once Upon a Texas Train Willie Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Richard Widmark Once Upon a Texas Train is 1988 made-for-TV movie directed by Burt Kennedy and starring Willie Nelson as John Henry Lee and Richard Widmark as Captain Oren Hayes. The movie opens with a train ...more

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High Lonesome Jack Elam, Chill Wills, John Drew Barrymore High Lonesome is a 1950 contemporary Western movie written and directed by Alan Le May, who is famous as the writer for the classic Westerns The Searchers and The Unforgiven. It is his only ...more

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Pony Express Rider Maureen McCormick, Jack Elam, Slim Pickens

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Tarzan's Hidden Jungle Vera Miles, Jack Elam, Gordon Scott Tarzan's Hidden Jungle is a 1955 RKO B&W movie starring Gordon Scott in his first film as Tarzan, taking over the role from Lex Barker, who had in turn followed Johnny Weismuller in the ...more

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The Sundowners Jack Elam, Robert Preston, Chill Wills The Sundowners is a 1950 American film directed by George Templeton. The film is also known as Thunder in the Dust in the United Kingdom.

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The Battle at Apache Pass Jack Elam, Hugh O'Brian, Jay Silverheels The Battle at Apache Pass is a 1952 Universal-International western film starring John Lund as United States Army Major Colton, and Jeff Chandler repeating the role of Apache chief Cochise, whom ...more

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The Gun Runners Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Jack Elam The Gun Runners, a 1958 film directed by Don Siegel, is the third adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's novel To Have and Have Not, starring Audie Murphy and Patricia Owens. Everett Sloane essays the ...more

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The Aurora Encounter Dottie West, Jack Elam, Peter Brown The Aurora Encounter is a 1986 American science fiction film directed by the Jim McCullough Sr., written by Melody Brooke and Jim McCullough, Jr., and starring Jack Elam, Peter Brown, Carol ...more

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Grayeagle Jack Elam, Ben Johnson, Lana Wood Grayeagle is a 1977 Western adventure film directed Charles B. Pierce, written by Brad White, Charles B. Pierce and Michael O. Sajbel, starring Ben Johnson, Iron Eyes Cody, and Lana Wood. The ...more

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She Shoulda Said No! Jack Elam, Don Harvey, Lyle Talbot "She Shoulda Said 'No'!" is a 1949 exploitation film that follows in the spirit of morality tales such as the 1936 films Reefer Madness and Marihuana. Directed by Sam Newfield and ...more

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Baby Face Nelson Mickey Rooney, Jack Elam, Carolyn Jones Baby Face Nelson is a 1957 crime film noir based on the real-life 1930s gangster, directed by Don Siegel, co-written by Daniel Mainwaring—who also wrote the screenplay for Siegel's 1956 sci-fi ...more

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Hawmps! Jack Elam, Slim Pickens, Denver Pyle Hawmps! is a 1976 American film about a United States Cavalry experiment to introduce camels into the service in the western United States, specifically Wyoming. It was written by William ...more

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Suburban Commando Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd, Elisabeth Moss Suburban Commando is a 1991 American science fiction/comedy film, starring Hulk Hogan, Christopher Lloyd and Shelley Duvall. Burt Kennedy directed the film based on a screenplay by Frank ...more

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The Villain Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Kirk Douglas The Villain is a 1979 American film. A parody blend of western films and Warner Bros.' Wile E. Coyote cartoon situations, it was directed by Hal Needham and starred Kirk Douglas, Arnold ...more

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Sacred Ground Jack Elam, L. Q. Jones, Tim McIntire Sacred Ground is a 1983 western adventure film that stars Tim McIntire, Jack Elam and L.Q. Jones. The film was shot in several outdoor locations in Oregon. The film was directed by Charles B.

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Never a Dull Moment Dick Van Dyke, Edward G. Robinson, Jack Elam Never a Dull Moment is a 1968 film from Walt Disney Productions. It stars Dick Van Dyke and Edward G. Robinson and was directed by Jerry Paris. The script by AJ Carothers was based on a novel by ...more

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Where the Hell's That Gold? Willie Nelson, Delta Burke, Jack Elam Where the Hell's That Gold? is a Western film starring Willie Nelson and Jack Elam.

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The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite Jack Elam, Lee Purcell, Gary Lockwood The Girl, the Gold Watch and Dynamite is a 1981 made for television film starring Lee Purcell, Philip MacHale, Jack Elam, Gary Lockwood and directed by Hy Averback. The film is a sequel to the ...more

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Thunder Over Arizona Jack Elam, George Macready, Francis McDonald Thunder Over Arizona is a 1956 film written by Sloan Nibley and directed by Joseph Kane.

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Dirty Dingus Magee Frank Sinatra, George Kennedy, Jack Elam Dirty Dingus Magee is a comic 1970 anti-western film starring Frank Sinatra as the title outlaw and George Kennedy as a sheriff out to capture him. The movie was based on the novel The Ballad of ...more

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The Norseman Deacon Jones, Lee Majors, Fred Biletnikoff The Norseman is a 1978 film about Vikings who arrive in North America.

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Bonanza: Under Attack Leonard Nimoy, Jack Elam, Ben Johnson Bonanza: Under Attack is a 1995 TV-movie sequel to the 1959-1973 television series Bonanza and television films Bonanza: The Next Generation and Bonanza: The Return. The movie was directed by ...more

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Bonanza: The Return Linda Gray, Dean Stockwell, Jack Elam Bonanza: The Return is a 1993 TV-movie sequel to both the 1959-1973 television series Bonanza and the 1988 made-for-television film Bonanza: The Next Generation . The movie was directed by Jerry ...more

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The Girl in Lovers Lane Jack Elam, Brett Halsey, Joyce Meadows The Girl in Lovers' Lane is a 1960 American film directed by Charles R. Rondeau following the adventures of two drifters who get involved with the residents of the little town of Sherman. It was ...more

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Uninvited Jack Elam, Jerry Rector, Christopher Boyer Uninvited is a 1993 horror western film written and directed by Michael Derek Bohusz.

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Jinxed! Bette Midler, Rip Torn, Jack Elam Jinxed! is a 1982 comedy-drama film starring Bette Midler, Rip Torn and Ken Wahl. Directed by Don Siegel, the veteran filmmaker would suffer a heart attack during the troubled production. This ...more

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Kismet Jack Elam, Vic Damone, Ann Blyth Kismet is an American musical film in Cinemascope and Eastman Color released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It is the fourth movie version of Kismet—the first was released in 1920 and the second in ...more