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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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
The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten
Tora! Tora! Tora! is a 1970 American–Japanese film directed by Richard Fleischer and stars an ensemble cast, including Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten, Sō Yamamura, E. G. Marshall, James Whitmore ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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