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The Best James Whitmore Movies  

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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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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 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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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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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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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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Ossie Davis, Eric McCormack, James Whitmore
Here's to Life is a 2000 film directed by Arne Olsen.
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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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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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Mrs. O'Malley and Mr. Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Anne Bancroft, James Whitmore, Robert Preston
The Last Frontier is a 1956 weatern film directed by Anthony Mann.
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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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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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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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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) 41 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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Henry Fonda, Teresa Wright, James Whitmore
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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.