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The Best James Gandolfini Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 948 votes 162 voters 22.1k views42 items

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

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

Items here include everything from The Incredible Burt Wonderstone to New World.

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

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    The Last Castle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    The Last Castle

    Robert Redford, Mark Ruffalo

    Released2001

    Directed byRod Lurie

    The Last Castle is a 2001 American action drama film directed by Rod Lurie, starring Robert... more on Wikipedia

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    The Mexican is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    The Mexican

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Released2001

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    The Mexican is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt... more on Wikipedia

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    Down the Shore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Down the Shore

    Famke Janssen, James Gandolfini

    Released2011

    Directed byHarold Guskin

    Down the Shore is a 2011 film directed by Harold Guskin starring James Gandolfini and Famke... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Man Who Wasn't There is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    The Man Who Wasn't There

    Scarlett Johansson, Billy Bob Thornton

    Released2001

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    The Man Who Wasn't There is a 2001 British-American neo-noir film written, produced and... more on Wikipedia
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    Romance & Cigarettes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Romance & Cigarettes

    Kate Winslet, Mandy Moore

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Turturro

    Romance & Cigarettes is a 2005 American musical romantic comedy film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Juror is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    The Juror

    Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin

    Released1996

    Directed byBrian Gibson

    The Juror is a 1996 American romantic thriller film based on the 1995 novel by George Dawes... more on Wikipedia
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    All the King's Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    All the King's Men

    Kate Winslet, Sean Penn

    Released2006

    Directed bySteven Zaillian

    All the King's Men is a 2006 film adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the... more on Wikipedia
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    True Romance is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Scott

    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino.... more on Wikipedia

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    Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Where the Wild Things Are

    Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker

    Released2009

    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Where the Wild Things Are is a 2009 fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze. Written by... more on Wikipedia

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    In the Loop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    In the Loop

    James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky

    Released2009

    Directed byArmando Iannucci

    In the Loop is a 2009 British satirical black comedy directed by Armando Iannucci as a... more on Wikipedia

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    Night Falls on Manhattan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Night Falls on Manhattan

    Richard Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini

    Released1996

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    Night Falls on Manhattan is a 1997 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, set and... more on Wikipedia
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    Surviving Christmas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Surviving Christmas

    Ben Affleck, Jennifer Morrison

    Released2004

    Directed byMike Mitchell

    Surviving Christmas is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Mike Mitchell and starring Ben Affleck,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    The Taking of Pelham 123

    John Travolta, Denzel Washington

    Released2009

    Directed byTony Scott

    The Taking of Pelham 123 is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Welcome to the Rileys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Welcome to the Rileys

    Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini

    Released2010

    Directed byJake Scott

    "Trauma transforms us. Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an... more on Wikipedia

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    Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Crimson Tide

    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1995

    Directed byTony Scott

    Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine film directed by Tony Scott. On a U.S. nuclear... more on Wikipedia

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    Killing Them Softly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Killing Them Softly

    Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini

    Released2012

    Directed byAndrew Dominik

    This film is a 2012 American neo-noir film directed by Andrew Dominik and starring Brad Pitt,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Mighty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    The Mighty

    Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    The Mighty is a 1998 drama film directed by Peter Chelsom and based on the book Freak the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Incredible Burt Wonderston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

    Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey

    Released2013

    Directed byDon Scardino

    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a 2013 American comedy film directed by Don Scardino and... more on Wikipedia
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    Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Zero Dark Thirty

    Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt

    Released2012

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

    Untitled International Thriller is a 2012 thriller film written by Mark Boal and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Cleaver

    James Gandolfini, Drea de Matteo

    Released2007

    Cleaver is a metafictional film within a TV-series that serves as an important plot element... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Perdita Durango is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Perdita Durango

    Javier Bardem, James Gandolfini

    Released1997

    Directed byÁlex de la Iglesia

    Perdita Durango, released as Dance with the Devil in the United States, is a 1997 Spanish... more on Wikipedia
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    Cinema Verite is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Cinema Verite

    Diane Lane, Tim Robbins

    Released2011

    Directed byRobert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman

    Cinema Verite is a 2011 HBO drama film directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.... more on Wikipedia
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    Stories of Lost Souls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Stories of Lost Souls

    Keira Knightley, Hugh Jackman

    Directed byDeborra-Lee Furness, Illeana Douglas, Mark Palansky, Andrew Upton

    Stories of Lost Souls is a compilation of eight cinematic stories of lonely souls in... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    New World is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    New World

    Alicia Silverstone, James Gandolfini

    Released1995

    Directed byAlain Corneau

    Le Nouveau monde is a 1995 French drama film directed by Alain Corneau about post-World War II... more on Wikipedia
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    Alive Day Memories: Home from  is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
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    Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq

    James Gandolfini

    Released2007

    Directed byEllen Goosenberg Kent, Jon Alpert

    Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq is a 2007 documentary television film featuring interviews... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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