List of the best James Arness movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. James Arness'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 James Arness movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated James Arness movies will be at the top of the list. James Arness has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest James Arness movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining James Arness films to end the squabble once and for all.
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Directed by: John Farrow, John FordHondo is a 1953 Warnercolor 3D Western film starring John Wayne and directed by John Farrow. The screenplay is based on the July 5, 1952 Collier's short story "The Gift of Cochise" by Louis L'Amour.... more
Directed by: William A. WellmanIsland in the Sky is a 1953 American aviation adventure drama film written by Ernest K. Gann based on his 1944 novel Island in the Sky, directed by William A. Wellman, and starring and co-produced by... more
The MacahansEva Marie Saint, James Arness
Directed by: Bernard McEveetyThe Macahans is a 1976 western TV film written by Jim Byrnes and directed by Bernard McEveety....
Directed by: Gordon DouglasThem! is a 1954 American black-and-white science fiction film from Warner Bros. Pictures produced by David Weisbart, directed by Gordon Douglas, and starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan... more
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglenGun the Man Down is a 1956 western film distributed through United Artists and starring James Arness and Angie Dickinson in her first leading role. The movie was produced by John Wayne and his... more
Directed by: Charles CorrellGunsmoke: The Last Apache is a 1990 film directed by Charles Correll.... more
Gunsmoke: Return to DodgeJames Arness, Steve Forrest
Directed by: Vincent McEveetyWill Mannon, "product of the Devil's loins," is released from a frontier prison and promptly goes in search of the people who put him there some 12 years ago -- Matt Dillon and Kitty Russell.... more
Gunsmoke: To the Last ManJames Arness, Pat Hingle
Directed by: Jerry JamesonRetired marshal Matt Dillon tracks Arizona rustlers and lands in the middle of the 1880s Pleasant Valley War.... more
Directed by: Edward LudwigBig Jim McLain is a 1952 political thriller film starring John Wayne and James Arness as HUAC investigators hunting down communists in the post-war Hawaii organized labor scene. Edward Ludwig... more
Directed by: John FarrowThe Sea Chase is a 1955 World War II drama film starring John Wayne and Lana Turner, David Farrar, Lyle Bettger, and Tab Hunter. It was directed by John Farrow from a screenplay by James Warner... more
Gunsmoke: One Man's JusticeJames Arness, Bruce Boxleitner
Directed by: Jerry JamesonAfter his mother is killed in a wagoncoach robbery a young man pursues the gang responsible. Matt Dillon goes after him hoping to stop him before the gang can kill him. Dillon is joined by Davis...
Directed by: Jerry JamesonRetired marshal Matt Dillon must clear his name after mistaken identity makes him wanted: dead or alive.... more
The Alamo: 13 Days to GloryJames Arness
Directed by: Burt KennedyThe Alamo: 13 Days to Glory is a made-for-TV film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo written and directed by Burt Kennedy, starring James Arness as Jim Bowie, Brian Keith as Davy Crockett, Alec... more
Directed by: John SturgesThe Girl in White is a 1952 film drama directed by John Sturges. It is based on the memoirs of the pioneering female surgeon Emily Dunning Barringer.... more
Directed by: Joseph PevneyIron Man is a film directed by Joseph Pevney released on Aug 18, 1951.... more
Directed by: Roy RowlandMany Rivers to Cross is a 1955 American film starring Robert Taylor.... more
Directed by: Howard Hawks, Christian NybyThe Thing from Another World is a 1951 American black-and-white science fiction/horror film produced by Howard Hawks' Winchester Pictures Corporation, released by RKO Pictures, and directed by... more
Belle Le GrandJames Arness
Directed by: Allan DwanBelle Le Grand is a film directed by Allan Dwan released on January 27, 1951....
Directed by: Charles BartonDouble Crossbones is a 1951 comedy action film directed by Charles Barton.... more
Directed by: Arthur LubinThe First Traveling Saleslady was a 1956 American film, starring Ginger Rogers and Carol Channing. Commercially unsuccessful, it was among the films that helped to close RKO Pictures. Future western... more
The Veils of BagdadJames Arness, Victor Mature
Directed by: George ShermanThe Veils of Bagdad is a 1953 film starring Victor Mature.... more
SierraTony Curtis, Audie Murphy
Directed by: Alfred E. GreenSierra is a 1950 film directed by Alfred Green.... more
Directed by: Norman Z. McLeodAlias Jesse James is a 1959 American Western comedy film directed by Norman Z. McLeod and starring Bob Hope and Rhonda Fleming. Based on a story by Robert St. Aubrey and Bert Lawrence, the film is... more
Directed by: H. C. PotterThe Farmer's Daughter is a 1947 movie that tells the story of a farmgirl who ends up working as a maid for a Congressman and his politically powerful mother. It stars Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten,... more
Two Lost WorldsJames Arness, Kasey Rogers
Directed by: Norman DawnTwo Lost Worlds is a science fiction/adventure film, presenting James Arness in his first starring role and Laura Elliott. The film was produced independently by Boris Petroff from his original... more