List of the best James Garner movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. James Garner may be best known for his roles in great TV series like Maverick and The Rockford Files, but his filmography is equally as impressive. James Garner'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 Garner movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated James Garner movies will be at the top of the list. James Garner has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest James Garner movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining James Garner films to end the squabble once and for all.
If you think the best James Garner role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest James Garner performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.
List films range from The Great Escape to The Notebook.
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Directed by: John SturgesThe Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Nick CassavetesThe Notebook is a 2004 American romantic drama film directed by Nick Cassavetes and based on... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Michael GordonMove Over, Darling is a 1963 comedy film starring Doris Day, James Garner, and Polly Bergen... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Richard DonnerMaverick is a 1994 Western comedy film directed by Richard Donner and written by William... more on Wikipedia
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Directed by: Peter SegalMy Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Gordon DouglasUp Periscope is a 1959 World War II drama starring James Garner as a U.S. Navy Frogman... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Paul Bogart, Gordon DouglasSkin Game is a 1971 American independent comedy western starring James Garner and Louis... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Michael O. SajbelThe Ultimate Gift is a 2006 American drama film directed by Michael O. Sajbel from a... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Catherine HardwickeTwilight is a 2008 American vampire romance film based on Stephenie Meyer's popular novel of... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: William A. WellmanDarby's Rangers is a 1958 war film starring James Garner as William Orlando Darby, who... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Marvin J. ChomskyTank is a 1984 comedy, drama, and action movie starring James Garner, Jenilee Harrison, and C.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Ralph NelsonDuel at Diablo is a 1966 western film starring James Garner in his first Western since leaving... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Norman JewisonThe Thrill of It All is a romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison starring Doris Day,... more on Wikipedia
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