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The Best James Caan Movies  

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

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James Caan has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Robert Altman. Movie fans who love James Caan have also been known to enjoy films starring Ed Harris and Ray Liotta.

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Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo. The aging patriarch (Marlon Brando) of an organized crime dynasty transfers ...more
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Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan
Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances ...more
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Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld
This film is a 1981 neo-noir film written and directed by Michael Mann and based on the 1975 novel by "Frank Hohimer". The film stars James Caan as the titular thief and Tuesday Weld ...more
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Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall
The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. ...more
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Dick Butkus, James Caan, Billy Dee Williams
Brian's Song is a 1971 ABC Movie of the Week that recounts the details of the life of Brian Piccolo, a Wake Forest University football player stricken with terminal cancer after turning pro, ...more
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John Wayne, James Caan, Robert Mitchum
El Dorado is a 1966 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Robert Mitchum. Written by Leigh Brackett and loosely based on the novel The Stars in ...more
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James Caan, Maud Adams, Ralph Richardson
Rollerball is a 1975 dystopian sports action science fiction film, which Norman Jewison directed from a screenplay dramatized by William Harrison, who adapted his own short story which had first ...more
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Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage
Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more
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Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford
A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine and directed ...more
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James Woods, James Caan, Lauren Hutton
The Gambler is a 1974 drama film written by James Toback and directed by Karel Reisz. It stars James Caan, Paul Sorvino and Lauren Hutton. Toback wrote it as a fictional story using his own ...more
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James Earl Jones, James Caan, Laurence Fishburne
Gardens of Stone is a 1987 American drama film directed by Francis Coppola, based on the novel of the same title by Nicholas Proffitt. It stars James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones and ...more
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James Caan, Eli Wallach, Dabney Coleman
Cinderella Liberty is a 1973 film drama which tells the story of a sailor who falls in love with a prostitute and becomes a surrogate father for her 11-year-old mixed race son. It stars James ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruno Mars
Honeymoon in Vegas is a 1992 comedy film directed by Andrew Bergman and starring Nicolas Cage, James Caan and Sarah Jessica Parker.
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James Caan, Terence Stamp, Mandy Patinkin
Alien Nation is a 1988 American science fiction action film directed by Graham Baker. The ensemble cast features James Caan, Mandy Patinkin and Terence Stamp. The film depicts the assimilation ...more
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Robert Duvall, James Caan, Gig Young
The Killer Elite is a 1975 American action thriller film starring James Caan and Robert Duvall and directed by Sam Peckinpah. The screenplay was written by Marc Norman and Stirling Silliphant ...more
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Barbra Streisand, Omar Sharif, James Caan
Funny Lady is a 1975 American biographical musical comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross and starring Barbra Streisand, James Caan, Omar Sharif, Roddy McDowall and Ben Vereen. A sequel to ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan, James Coburn
Eraser is a 1996 American action film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Caan and Vanessa L. Williams. The film was released in the United States on June 21, 1996. ...more
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Jeff Bridges, Sally Field, James Caan
Kiss Me Goodbye is a 1982 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Sally Field, James Caan and Jeff Bridges. It is a remake of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, a ...more
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Jennifer Tilly, James Caan, Geneviève Bujold
Jericho Mansions is an independent film directed by Alberto Sciamma. It stars Jennifer Tilly, James Caan and Geneviève Bujold. It was released in 2003 to very little success. It was ...more
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Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Mickey Blue Eyes is a 1999 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Kelly Makin. Hugh Grant stars as Michael Felgate, an English auctioneer living in New York City who becomes entangled ...more
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James Caan, Alan Arkin, Valerie Harper
Freebie and the Bean is a 1974 action-comedy film about two San Francisco police detectives who attempt to bring down a local hijacking boss. The picture, a precursor to the buddy cop film genre ...more
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James Caan, Marianna Hill, Laura Devon
Red Line 7000 is a 1965 American motion picture released by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Howard Hawks, who also co-wrote the screenplay. It stars James Caan, Laura Devon and Marianna ...more
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James Caan, Johnathon Schaech, Lisa Lackey
Blood Crime is a 2002 film directed by William A. Graham.
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Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman
Dick Tracy is a 1990 American action film based on the 1930s comic strip character of the same name created by Chester Gould. Warren Beatty produced, directed, and starred in the film, which ...more
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Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Mel Brooks
Silent Movie is a 1976 satirical comedy film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks, and released by 20th Century Fox on June 17, 1976. The ensemble cast includes Dom DeLuise, Marty ...more