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The Best James Cromwell Movies  

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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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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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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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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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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Cromwell Movies
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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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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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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James Cromwell, Frances Fisher
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price is a 2005 documentary film by director Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films. The film presents a negative picture of Wal-Mart's business practices through ...more
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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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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Cromwell Movies
Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger
L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir 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 group of ...more
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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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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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Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness
This film 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, Maggie ...more
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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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Courtney Love, Edward Norton, Woody Harrelson
The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Milo¬ö Forman and starring Woody Harrelson, Courtney Love, and Edward Norton. It chronicles the rise of magazine ...more
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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 Shaggy Dog James Cromwell, Ed Begley, Jr.
The Shaggy Dog is a comedy television movie. Released in 1994 for ABC's Saturday night Disney Family Movies series, it is the first remake of the original 1959 film.
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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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James Cromwell, Connie Sellecca, Nancy Kwan
Miracle Landing is a 1990 television film based on an in-flight accident aboard Aloha Airlines Flight 243 that occurred in April 1988. The Boeing 737-200 was flying from Hilo, Hawaii to ...more
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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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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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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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James Cromwell, Graham Greene, Christopher Heyerdahl
The Education of Little Tree is a 1997 drama film directed by Richard Friedenberg.
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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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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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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