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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn
This film 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 film is about an aging ...more

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

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Cloris Leachman, Nat King Cole, Jack Elam
This film 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 mystery ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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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