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The Best James Gandolfini Movies  

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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.

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James Gandolfini was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Joel Schumacher, Tony Scott and Joel Coen. If James Gandolfini movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Rod Steiger and Kevin Pollak too.

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Robert Redford, Mark Ruffalo, Robin Wright
The Last Castle is a 2001 American action drama film directed by Rod Lurie, starring Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo and Delroy Lindo. The film portrays a struggle between inmates ...more
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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Gandolfini Movies
Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson
True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast featuring Dennis ...more

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John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito
Get Shorty is a 1995 comedy-thriller film based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito, ...more

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Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini
Where the Wild Things Are is a 2009 fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze. Written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, it is adapted from Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book of the same name. It ...more

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Down the Shore Famke Janssen, James Gandolfini, Maria Dizzia
Down the Shore is a 2011 film directed by Harold Guskin starring James Gandolfini and Famke Janssen. It has a 55% on Rotten Tomatoes based on 11 reviews.
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Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman
Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine film directed by Tony Scott. On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer (Denzel Washington) stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy ...more

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John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini
The Taking of Pelham 123 is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. It is a film adaptation of the novel by Morton Freedgood, and ...more

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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Gene Hackman
The Mexican is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, with a plot that is a mixture of romantic comedy, thriller and road movie. The ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Billy Bob Thornton, Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Man Who Wasn't There is a 2001 British-American neo-noir film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Billy Bob Thornton stars in the title role. Also featured are Tony ...more

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Kate Winslet, Mandy Moore, Susan Sarandon
Romance & Cigarettes is a 2005 American musical romantic comedy film written and directed by John Turturro. The film stars an ensemble cast which includes James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, ...more

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Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland
Fallen is a 1998 American fantasy action film directed by Gregory Hoblit, and starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman and Donald Sutherland. It was the only Turner Pictures film to receive an R ...more

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Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta
This film is a 2012 American neo-noir film directed by Andrew Dominik and starring Brad Pitt, based on the 1974 novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins. On May 22, 2012, the film premiered in ...more
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Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Juror is a 1996 American romantic thriller film based on the 1995 novel by George Dawes Green. It was directed by Brian Gibson and stars Demi Moore as a single mother picked for jury duty ...more
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Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Jude Law
All the King's Men is a 2006 film adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren. It was directed by Steven Zaillian, who also produced and ...more
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John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates
A Civil Action is a 1998 American drama film that was directed by Steven Zaillian, that stars John Travolta and Robert Duvall, and that is based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Harr. ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini
8mm is a 1999 American-German mystery thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. The film stars Nicolas Cage as a private investigator who delves into the ...more

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James Gandolfini, Anna Chlumsky, Peter Capaldi
In the Loop is a 2009 British satirical black comedy directed by Armando Iannucci as a spin-off from the BBC Television series The Thick of It. The film satirizes Anglo-American politics in the ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, James Gandolfini, Andy Garcia
Night Falls on Manhattan is a 1997 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, set and filmed on location in New York City. Its screenplay is by Lumet, based on a novel by Robert Daley ...more
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Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini, Ally Sheedy
"Trauma transforms us. Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. She isolates herself in their ...more

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Surviving Christmas Ben Affleck, Jennifer Morrison, Christina Applegate
Surviving Christmas is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Mike Mitchell and starring Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate and Catherine O'Hara. Despite being a Christmas movie, ...more

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Alicia Silverstone, James Gandolfini, Roger Dumas
Le Nouveau monde is a 1995 French drama film directed by Alain Corneau about post-World War II France, starring Nicolas Chatel and Sarah Grappin. It also features American actors including James ...more
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Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Jared Leto
Lonely Hearts is a 2006 American film directed and written by Todd Robinson. It is based on the true story of the notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers" of the 1940s, Martha Beck and ...more
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Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini
Cinema Verite is a 2011 HBO drama film directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. The film's main ensemble cast starred Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini and Kathleen Quinlan. ...more
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Javier Bardem, James Gandolfini, Rosie Perez
Perdita Durango, released as Dance with the Devil in the United States, is a 1997 Spanish crime-drama film directed by Álex de la Iglesia, based on Barry Gifford's novel 59° and ...more
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Jack Lemmon, James Gandolfini, Tony Danza
12 Angry Men is a 1997 television film directed by William Friedkin, adapted from the Reginald Rose teleplay of the same title. It is a remake of the film of 1957.