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

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

The Adventures of Mark Twain and Give 'em Hell, Harry! are included in this list.

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Whitmore Movies
Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. Adapted from the Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and ...more

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Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert Oklahoma! is a 1955 musical film based on the 1943 stage musical Oklahoma!, written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley ...more

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Jim Carrey, Matt Damon, Rob Reiner The Majestic is a 2001 American drama film directed and produced by Frank Darabont, written by Michael Sloane, and starring Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Jeffrey DeMunn, David Ogden Stiers, James ...more

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Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten Tora! Tora! Tora! is a 1970 American–Japanese war film that dramatizes the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The film was directed by Richard Fleischer and stars an ensemble cast, including ...more

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Charlton Heston, Linda Harrison, James Whitmore Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American science fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring Charlton Heston. Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, and James ...more

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Leonard Nimoy, James Arness, Fess Parker Them! is a 1954 American black-and-white science fiction film from Warner Bros. Pictures produced by David Weisbart, directed by Gordon Douglas, and starring James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan ...more

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David Carradine, Liv Ullmann, James Whitmore The Serpent's Egg is a 1977 American-West German drama film directed by Ingmar Bergman and starring David Carradine and Liv Ullmann. The story is set in 1920s Berlin and features English and ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Richard Dreyfuss, Eli Wallach Nuts is a 1987 American drama film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Barbra Streisand and Richard Dreyfuss. The screenplay by Tom Topor, Darryl Ponicsan, and Alvin Sargent is based on Topor's ...more

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Ricardo Montalbán, James Arness, James Whitmore Battleground is a 1949 American war film that follows a company in the 327th Glider Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division as they cope with the Siege of Bastogne during the Battle of the ...more

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Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir directed by John Huston. The caper film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, ...more

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Clark Gable, Ricardo Montalbán, Adolphe Menjou Across the Wide Missouri is a 1951 American Technicolor film based on historian Bernard DeVoto's book, Across the Wide Missouri. The film dramatizes an account of several fur traders and their ...more

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Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore Chato's Land is a 1972 western Technicolor film directed by Michael Winner, starring Charles Bronson and Jack Palance. It falls more closely into the revisionist Western genre, which was at its ...more

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Dean Martin, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis Who Was That Lady? is a 1960 comedy film starring Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, and Janet Leigh. The movie was made by Ansark-Sidney, distributed by Columbia Pictures, directed by George Sidney, and ...more

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James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Lonny Chapman Where the Red Fern Grows is a 1974 film directed by Norman Tokar, based on the 1961 novel of the same name. It stars James Whitmore, Beverly Garland, Stewart Petersen and Jack Ging.

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Eleanor Parker, Robert Taylor, James Whitmore Above and Beyond is a 1952 American war film about Lt. Col. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., the pilot of the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945. It stars Robert Taylor as ...more

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Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, Penelope Ann Miller The Relic is a 1997 science fiction/horror film directed by Peter Hyams and based on the best-selling novel Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The film stars Penelope Ann Miller, Tom ...more

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Robert Taylor, Keenan Wynn, Stewart Granger All the Brothers Were Valiant is a 1953 adventure drama film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, based on the 1919 novel All the Brothers Were Valiant by Ben Ames Williams. The 1953 MGM film is a ...more

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Give 'em Hell, Harry! James Whitmore Give 'em Hell, Harry! is a 1975 comedy film written by Samuel Gallu and directed by Steve Binder.

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Kim Novak, Tyrone Power, James Whitmore The Eddy Duchin Story is a 1956 Technicolor film biopic of band leader and pianist Eddy Duchin. It was directed by George Sidney, written by Samuel A. Taylor, and starred Tyrone Power and Kim ...more

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Anne Francis, Fess Parker, Tab Hunter Battle Cry is a 1955 CinemaScope film, starring Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, James Whitmore, Tab Hunter, Anne Francis, Dorothy Malone, Raymond Massey, and Mona Freeman. The movie is based on the novel ...more

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Glenn Ford, James Whitmore, Nina Foch The Undercover Man is a 2005 action drama film written by Kenya Cagle and Sheila G. Wheeler and directed by Kenya Cagle, Sherman Jones and Gail Rorant.

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George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Fernando Rey Guns of the Magnificent Seven is a Zapata Western and the second sequel to the 1960 western film, The Magnificent Seven. The picture was directed by Paul Wendkos and stars George Kennedy as ...more

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Bruce Willis, Frank Sinatra, Faye Dunaway The First Deadly Sin is a book written by Lawrence Sanders in 1973 and a 1980 movie produced by and starring Frank Sinatra. The film also features Faye Dunaway, David Dukes, Brenda Vaccaro, ...more

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Henry Fonda, Richard Widmark, Inger Stevens Madigan is a 1968 American dramatic thriller film directed by Don Siegel and starring Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda. The screenplay—originally titled Friday, Saturday, Sunday—was adapted by ...more

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Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Kathryn Grayson Kiss Me Kate is the 1953 MGM film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. Inspired by The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli ...more

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Sam Elliott, James Whitmore, Emilio Delgado I Will Fight No More Forever is a 1975 made-for-television movie starring James Whitmore as General Oliver O. Howard and Ned Romero as Chief Joseph. It is a dramatization of Chief Joseph's ...more

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James Whitmore, Craig Bartlett, Dallas McKennon The Adventures of Mark Twain, released in the UK as Comet Quest, is a 1985 American stop motion animated fantasy film directed by Will Vinton. It received a wider theatrical release, still ...more

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Nancy Reagan, James Whitmore The Next Voice You Hear... is a drama film in which a voice claiming to be that of God preempts all radio programs for days all over the world. It stars James Whitmore and Nancy Davis as Joe and ...more

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James Garner, Nancy Kwan, James Whitmore Nobody's Perfect is a naval comedy film about the fictional USS Bustard and the antics of her crew. It is based on the novel The Crows of Edwina Hill, written by author of western novels and ...more

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Ernest Borgnine, John Mills, Luciana Paluzzi Chuka is a 1967 American western film starring Rod Taylor who also produced and worked on the screenplay. The film began a series of tough guy roles for Taylor. A story of honor, debt, and ...more

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Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Whitmore Movies
Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone James Whitmore, Marjorie Main Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone is a 1950 comedy/murder mystery film set on board a train. It stars Marjorie Main and James Whitmore. It is based on the short story "Once Upon a Train" by ...more

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John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore Crime in the Streets is a 1956 film about juvenile delinquency, directed by Don Siegel and based on a television play written by Reginald Rose. The play first appeared on the Elgin Hour and was ...more

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Ossie Davis, Eric McCormack, James Whitmore Here's to Life is a 2000 film directed by Arne Olsen.

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Anne Bancroft, James Whitmore, Robert Preston The Last Frontier is a 1956 weatern film directed by Anthony Mann.

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James Whitmore, Mario Lanza, Bobby Van Because You're Mine is a 1952 musical comedy film starring Mario Lanza. Directed by Alexander Hall, the film also stars Doretta Morrow, James Whitmore, and Dean Miller.

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James Coburn, Bruce Dern, Joan Blondell Waterhole #3 is a 1967 Western comedy film directed by William A. Graham. It is considered to be a comic remake of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. The film stars James Coburn, Carroll O'Connor ...more

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Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, Tippi Hedren The Harrad Experiment is a film about a fictional school called Harrad College where the students learn about sexuality and experiment with each other. Based on the 1962 book of the same name by ...more

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James Whitmore, Will Geer, Roscoe Lee Browne Black Like Me is a 1964 American drama film co-written and directed by Carl Lerner, based on the book Black Like Me. The film stars James Whitmore, Sorrell Booke, and Roscoe Lee Browne. The DVD ...more

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The Restless Years Sandra Dee, Teresa Wright, James Whitmore The Restless Years is a 1958 American film drama. It was Sandra Dee's first leading role.

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The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best James Whitmore Movies
The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America James Whitmore The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America is a 1982 American short documentary film directed by Werner Schumann. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.

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Natasha Richardson, Franco Nero, James Whitmore High Crime, also known by its UK video title The Marseilles Connection, is a 1973 poliziottesco film directed by Enzo G. Castellari. The film stars Franco Nero, James Whitmore, Delia Boccardo ...more

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Nancy Reagan, James Whitmore, Jean Hagen Shadow in the Sky is a 1952 drama film written by Ben Maddow and Edward Newhouse, and directed by Fred M. Wilcox.