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

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

Examples of films on this list: The Great Escape, Duck, You Sucker! and more.

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

James Coburn worked with many famous directors, including big names like Brian Levant and Blake Edwards. Movie fans who love James Coburn have also been known to enjoy films starring Rod Steiger and Lee Marvin.

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Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn The Magnificent Seven is an American western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach and Steve McQueen. The picture is an Old West-style remake of Akira Kurosawa's ...more

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The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Coburn Movies
Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth POW from a German POW camp during WWII, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard ...more

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James Coburn, David Warner, Senta Berger Cross of Iron is a British-German 1977 film directed by Sam Peckinpah, featuring James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason and David Warner. The film is set on the Eastern Front in World War ...more

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James Coburn, James Brolin, Lee J. Cobb Our Man Flint is a 1966 American action film that parodies the James Bond genre. The film was directed by Daniel Mann, written by Hal Fimberg and Ben Starr, and starring James Coburn as master ...more

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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 Coburn, Rod Steiger, David Warbeck Duck, You Sucker!, also known as A Fistful of Dynamite and Once Upon a Timeā€¦ the Revolution, is a 1971 Italian epic buddy Zapata Western film directed by Sergio Leone. The film stars Rod Steiger ...more

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James Coburn, Lee J. Cobb, Anna Lee In Like Flint is a film directed by Gordon Douglas, the sequel to the parody spy film Our Man Flint. It posits an international feminist conspiracy to depose the ruling American patriarchy with ...more

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Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Strother Martin Hard Times is a 1975 film starring Charles Bronson as Chaney, a drifter who travels to Louisiana during the Great Depression and begins competing in illegal bare-knuckled boxing matches. The ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Coburn Charade is a 1963 Technicolor American romantic comedy/mystery film directed by Stanley Donen, written by Peter Stone and Marc Behm, and starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The cast also ...more

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Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, James Coburn Major Dundee is a 1965 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, and James Coburn. Written by Harry Julian Fink, the film is about a Union ...more

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Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Bob Newhart Hell Is for Heroes is a 1962 American war film directed by Don Siegel and starring Steve McQueen. It tells the story of a squad of U.S. soldiers from the 95th Infantry Division who, in the fall ...more

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Raquel Welch, James Coburn, Ian McShane The Last of Sheila is a 1973 mystery film that was directed by Herbert Ross and written directly for the screen by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim, It starred Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon, ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek Affliction is an American drama film produced in 1997, written and directed by Paul Schrader from the novel by Russell Banks. It stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe. ...more

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Tom Selleck, Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda Midway, released in the United Kingdom as Battle of Midway and in the US on video as The Battle of Midway, is a 1976 Technicolor film directed by Jack Smight and produced by Walter Mirisch from ...more

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James Coburn, Arte Johnson, Will Geer The President's Analyst is an American satirical comedy film written and directed by Theodore J. Flicker, starring James Coburn. The cinematography was by William A. Fraker, and Lalo Schifrin ...more

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James Coburn, Lee Van Cleef, Randolph Scott Ride Lonesome is a 1959 Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, Lee Van Cleef, and James Coburn in his film debut. This Eastmancolor ...more

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Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, James Coburn Bite the Bullet is a 1975 American Western film written and directed by Richard Brooks and starring Gene Hackman, James Coburn, Candice Bergen, Ben Johnson, Ian Bannen, Jan-Michael Vincent and ...more

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Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello Payback is a 1999 American action film directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello and David Paymer. It was based on the novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake ...more

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James Coburn, Bruce Dern, Joan Blondell Waterhole #3 is a 1967 Western comedy film directed by William A. Graham. It is considered to be a comic remake of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The film stars James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor ...more

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James Coburn, Walter Pidgeon, Michael Sarrazin Harry in Your Pocket is a 1973 film, written by James Buchanan and Ronald Austin and directed by Bruce Geller, starring James Coburn, Michael Sarrazin, Trish Van Devere and Walter Pidgeon. The ...more

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James Coburn, Susan Dey, Albert Finney Looker is a 1981 science fiction film written and directed by Michael Crichton. It starred Albert Finney, Susan Dey, and James Coburn. Former NFL linebacker Tim Rossovich was featured as the ...more

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Bruce Willis, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn Hudson Hawk is a 1991 American action comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann. Bruce Willis stars in the title role and also co-wrote the story. Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, ...more

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James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor, Harry Morgan What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? is a 1966 comedy film written by William Peter Blatty and directed by Blake Edwards for the Mirisch Company. It stars James Coburn and Dick Shawn.

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Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi Monsters, Inc. is a 2001 American computer-animated comedy film directed by Pete Docter, produced by Pixar Animation Studios, and released by Walt Disney Pictures. John Lasseter and Andrew ...more

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Julie Andrews, James Garner, James Coburn The Americanization of Emily is an American comedy-drama war film written by Paddy Chayefsky, directed by Arthur Hiller, starring James Garner, Julie Andrews, Melvyn Douglas and James Coburn, ...more

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Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Barbara Hershey The Last Hard Men is a 1976 film directed by Andrew McLaglen.

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James Coburn, Lee Grant, Keenan Wynn The Internecine Project is a 1974 British espionage thriller film written by Mort W. Elkind, Barry Levinson, and Jonathan Lynn, directed by Ken Hughes and starring James Coburn and Lee Grant. ...more

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Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Richard Pryor The Muppet Movie is a 1979 American-British musical road comedy film and the first of a series of live-action feature films starring Jim Henson's Muppets. Directed by James Frawley, the film's ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dave Chappelle The Nutty Professor is a 1996 American science fiction comedy film starring Eddie Murphy. It is a remake of the 1963 film of the same name, which starred Jerry Lewis, and was itself based on ...more

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Kirk Douglas, James Coburn, Linda Sorenson Draw! is a 1984 American/Canadian comedy-western film by Steven Hilliard Stern

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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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Cuba Gooding Jr., James Coburn, Michael Bolton Snow Dogs is a 2002 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Coburn. The film was released in the United States on January 18, 2002 by Walt Disney ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater Young Guns II is a 1990 western film, and the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, and features William Petersen. It was ...more

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Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman Maverick is a 1994 Western comedy film directed by Richard Donner and written by William Goldman, based on the 1950s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. The film stars Mel ...more

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Mick Jagger, Julianna Margulies, Anjelica Huston The Man from Elysian Fields is a 2001 drama film directed by George Hickenlooper, and starring Andy Garcia, Mick Jagger, Olivia Williams, Julianna Margulies, and James Coburn.

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Harrison Ford, James Coburn, Vic Tayback Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round is a 1966 crime film written and directed by Bernard Girard, starring James Coburn, Camilla Sparv, Aldo Ray, Nina Wayne, Todd Armstrong, Robert Webber, Rose Marie, ...more

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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Lauryn Hill, Maggie Smith Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit is a 1993 American comedy film loosely based on the life of Crenshaw High School choir instructor Iris Stevenson, and starring Whoopi Goldberg. Directed by Bill ...more

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James Coburn, Virginia Madsen, Alexandra Holden American Gun is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Alan Jacobs. It stars James Coburn, Virginia Madsen, Barbara Bain and Alexandra Holden.

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James Coburn, Bill Hunter, Maurie Fields Death of a Soldier is a 1986 Australian film based on the life of American serial killer Eddie Leonski. The film was shot using locations around Melbourne, Victoria. The film is directed by ...more

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James Coburn, Anthony Quinn, Dennis Price A High Wind in Jamaica is a 1965 DeLuxe Color film, based on the novel of the same name, and directed by Alexander Mackendrick for the 20th Century-Fox studio. It starred Anthony Quinn and James ...more

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Marlon Brando, Ringo Starr, Richard Burton Candy is a 1968 sex farce film directed by Christian Marquand based on the 1958 novel by Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg, from a screenplay by Buck Henry. The film satirizes pornographic ...more

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Missing Pieces James Coburn Missing Pieces is a 2000 film directed by Carl Schenkel.

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Susan Sarandon, Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn Loving Couples is a 1980 American romantic comedy film written by Martin Donovan and directed by Jack Smight. It stars Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn, Susan Sarandon and Stephen Collins. The ...more

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Hard Contract James Coburn, Lee Remick Hard Contract is a 1969 film written and directed by S. Lee Pogostin and starring James Coburn and Lee Remick. It premiered on April 30, 1969.

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Sophia Loren, O. J. Simpson, James Coburn Firepower is a 1979 British thriller film directed by Michael Winner and starring Sophia Loren, James Coburn, O.J. Simpson and Eli Wallach. It was the final film in the career of actor Victor

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Charlie Sheen, Nicolas Cage, James Coburn Deadfall is a 1993 comedy-drama film directed by Christopher Coppola. Coppola co-wrote the script with Nick Vallelonga. The film stars Michael Biehn, Nicolas Cage, Charlie Sheen, James Coburn, ...more

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James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill The Carey Treatment is a 1972 film by Blake Edwards based on the novel A Case of Need credited to Jeffery Hudson, a pseudonym for Michael Crichton. Like Darling Lili and Wild Rovers before this, ...more

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James Coburn, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Hooks Last of the Mobile Hot Shots is an American drama film. The screenplay by Gore Vidal is based on the Tennessee Williams play The Seven Descents of Myrtle, which opened on Broadway in March 1968 ...more

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James Coburn, Telly Savalas, Bud Spencer A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die is a 1972 Technicolor Italian spaghetti western movie starring James Coburn. Many exterior scenes were filmed at the Fort Bowie set built in the Province of ...more

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Jon Voight, Emily Mortimer, James Coburn Noah's Ark is a 1999 miniseries directed by John Irvin and starring Jon Voight, Mary Steenburgen, F. Murray Abraham, Mark Bazeley, Jonathan Cake, Alexis Denisof, Emily Mortimer, Sydney Tamiia ...more