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

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including The Sum of All Fears and Star Trek: First Contact.

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

Notable directors that have worked with James Cromwell include names like Clint Eastwood, Dennis Dugan and Joe Roth. If James Cromwell movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Tom Wilkinson and Ian Holm too.

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Babe Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes Babe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith's 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the USA, ...more

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The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. The film is told in a flashback format and stars ...more

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Space Cowboys Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner as four older "ex-test ...more

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Secretariat Diane Lane, John Malkovich, James Cromwell Secretariat is a 2010 biographical sports drama film produced and released by Walt Disney Pictures and directed by Randall Wallace. The film chronicles the life of thoroughbred race horse ...more

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Revenge of the Nerds John Goodman, James Cromwell, Anthony Edwards Revenge of the Nerds is a 1984 American comedy film about social life on a college campus. The film stars Robert Carradine and Anthony Edwards, with Curtis Armstrong, Ted McGinley, Julia ...more

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Cromwell Movies
L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir crime film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same title, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series. Like the book, the film tells the story of a ...more

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Babe: Pig in the City Naomi Watts, Mickey Rooney, Hugo Weaving Babe: Pig in the City is a 1998 Australian-American comedy-drama film and the sequel to the 1995 film Babe. It is co-written, produced and directed by George Miller, who co-wrote and produced ...more

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Star Trek: First Contact Patrick Stewart, James Cromwell, Alfre Woodard Star Trek: First Contact is a 1996 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the eighth feature film based on Star Trek, and the first film to feature no cast members ...more

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I, Robot Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf, Bridget Moynahan I, Robot is a 2004 American dystopian science fiction action film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Jeff Vintar and Akiva Goldsman, and is inspired by Isaac Asimov's ...more

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Cromwell Movies
Spider-Man 3 Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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The Longest Yard Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock The Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Adam Sandler plays the protagonist, Paul Crewe, a disgraced former professional quarterback ...more

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The People vs. Larry Flynt Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton. It chronicles the rise of ...more

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Memorial Day James Cromwell, Jonathan Bennett, Jackson Bond Memorial Day is a 2012 war film starring James Cromwell, Jonathan Bennett and John Cromwell, directed by Sam Fischer and written by Marc Conklin.

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The Education of Little Tree James Cromwell, Graham Greene, Christopher Heyerdahl The Education of Little Tree is a 1997 drama film directed by Richard Friedenberg.

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Deep Impact Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, ...more

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The Sum of All Fears Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Liev Schreiber The Sum of All Fears is a 2002 American action political thriller film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. The motion picture, which is set in the Jack ...more

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The Cheap Detective Ann-Margret, James Cromwell, Madeline Kahn The Cheap Detective is a 1978 American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore as a follow-up to their successful Murder by Death. It stars Peter Falk as Lou ...more

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The Queen Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell The Queen is a 2006 British historical drama film depicting the British Royal Family's response to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales on 31 August 1997. The film was directed by Stephen ...more

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Salem's Lot Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell Salem's Lot is a 2004 American 2 part tv mini-series which first aired on TNT from June 20–21, 2004. It is the second television adaptation of Stephen King's 1975 vampire novel of the same name. ...more

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Murder by Death Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness Murder by Death is a 1976 American mystery comedy film with a cast featuring Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, David Niven, Peter Sellers, ...more

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Eraser 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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Snow Falling on Cedars Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, James Cromwell Snow Falling on Cedars is a film directed by Scott Hicks. It is based on David Guterson's award-winning novel of the same title. It was released in 1999 and was nominated for an Academy Award ...more

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W. Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin W. is a 2008 American biographical drama film loosely based on the life and presidency of George W. Bush. It was produced and directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stanley Weiser, and stars Josh ...more

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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Matt Damon, James Cromwell, Charles Napier Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a 2002 American animated western drama film that that was produced by DreamWorks Animation and released by DreamWorks Pictures. It follows the adventures of a ...more

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Cowgirls n' Angels Alicia Witt, James Cromwell, Jackson Rathbone Cowgirls 'N Angels is a 2012 American family film starring Young Artist Award winner Bailee Madison, Oscar nominee James Cromwell, and Jackson Rathbone. The film was directed by Timothy ...more

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Explorers Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell Explorers is a 1985 family-oriented science-fiction fantasy film written by Eric Luke and directed by Joe Dante. The film stars Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix as teenage schoolboys who build a ...more

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The Bachelor Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields, Sarah Silverman The Bachelor is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Gary Sinyor and written by Steve Cohen. It is a remake of the 1925 film Seven Chances and stars Chris O'Donnell and Renée ...more

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Becoming Jane Anne Hathaway, Maggie Smith, James McAvoy Becoming Jane is a 2007 British-Irish historical biographical film directed by Julian Jarrold. It depicts the early life of the English author Jane Austen and her perpetual love and regret with ...more

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The Artist John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell The Artist is a 2011 French romantic comedy-drama in the style of a black-and-white silent film. It was written, directed, and co-edited by Michel Hazanavicius, produced by Thomas Langmann and ...more

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Fail Safe George Clooney, Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle Fail Safe is a 2000 televised broadcast play, based on Fail-Safe, the Cold War novel by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler. The play, broadcast live in black and white on CBS, starred George ...more

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The Man with Two Brains Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, Sissy Spacek The Man with Two Brains is a 1983 American science fiction comedy film directed by Carl Reiner and starring Steve Martin and Kathleen Turner. Written by Martin, Reiner and George Gipe, the film ...more

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The Seventh Victim Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Evelyn Brent The Seventh Victim is a 1943 horror and film noir starring Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell, Kim Hunter, and Hugh Beaumont, directed by Mark Robson, and produced by Val Lewton for RKO ...more

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The Snow Walker Michael Bublé, James Cromwell, Barry Pepper The Snow Walker is a 2003 Canadian adventure film written and directed by Charles Martin Smith and starring Barry Pepper. Based on the short story Walk Well, My Brother by Farley Mowat, the film ...more

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The General's Daughter John Travolta, James Woods, Madeleine Stowe The General's Daughter is a 1999 crime film directed by Simon West starring John Travolta. The plot concerns the mysterious death of the daughter of a prominent general. The movie is based on ...more

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Species II Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger, James Cromwell Species II is a 1998 American science fiction horror film, sequel to the 1995 film Species and the second installment in the Species series. The film was directed by Peter Medak and starring ...more

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RKO 281 Liev Schreiber, John Malkovich, Melanie Griffith RKO 281 is a 1999 historical drama film directed by Benjamin Ross. It stars Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Roy Scheider and Liam Cunningham. The film depicts ...more

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RFK James Cromwell, Ving Rhames, David Paymer RFK is a 2002 drama history film written by Hank Steinberg and directed by Robert Dornhelm.

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The Wall Eli Wallach, James Cromwell, Rosanna Arquette The Wall is a  television film directed by Robert Markowitz.  The Wall is about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising during World War II.

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The Babe John Goodman, James Cromwell, Kelly McGillis The Babe is a 1992 biographical drama film about the life of famed baseball player Babe Ruth, who is portrayed by John Goodman.

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Surrogates Bruce Willis, Rosamund Pike, Taylor Cole Surrogates is a 2009 American science fiction action film, based on the 2005–2006 comic book series The Surrogates. Directed by Jonathan Mostow, it stars Bruce Willis as Tom Greer, an FBI agent ...more

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A Christmas Without Snow James Cromwell, John Houseman, Michael Learned A Christmas Without Snow is a 1980 American TV movie directed by John Korty and starring Michael Learned of The Waltons and John Houseman. It was televised December 9, 1980 on CBS.

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A Year in Mooring James Cromwell, Josh Lucas, Ayelet Zurer A Year in Mooring is a film directed by Chris Eyre. "Disarming in its subtly, A YEAR IN MOORING is the quiet cinematic journey about the inevitability of change. Starring Josh Lucas in his ...more

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Pink Cadillac Clint Eastwood, Jim Carrey, Bernadette Peters Pink Cadillac is a 1989 American action-comedy film about a bounty hunter and a group of white supremacists chasing after an innocent woman who tries to outrun everyone in her husband's prized ...more

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Tank James Garner, James Cromwell, Shirley Jones Tank is a 1984 comedy, drama, and action movie starring James Garner, Jenilee Harrison, and C. Thomas Howell. The film was written by Dan Gordon and directed by Marvin J. Chomsky. It was ...more

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A Death in the Family James Cromwell, John Slattery, Annabeth Gish A Death in the Family is a 2002 film directed by Gilbert Cates.

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The Girl in the Empty Grave Andy Griffith, James Cromwell The Girl in the Empty Grave is a 1977 television film directed by Lou Antonio.

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Blackball Vince Vaughn, James Cromwell, Imelda Staunton Blackball is a 2003 British sports comedy film. Tim Firth wrote the screenplay, and it was directed by Mel Smith. Its fictional plot is based on the real-life bowls player Griff Sanders.

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The Rescue James Cromwell, Charles Haid, Kevin Dillon The Rescue is a 1988 adventure film about a group of teenagers who infiltrate a North Korean prison to rescue their Navy SEAL fathers. It was written by Michael J. Henderson, Jim Thomas, and ...more

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A Lonely Place for Dying James Cromwell, Michael Wincott, Brad Culver A Lonely Place for Dying is a 2012 American independent drama-thriller film directed by Justin Eugene Evans and produced by James Cromwell. Starring Ross Marquand, Michael Wincott, Michael ...more

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Starz Inside: Unforgettably Evil Daryl Hannah, Kristanna Loken, Stan Lee