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The Best Jason Robards Movies

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

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List below includes Fools, The Last Frontier and more films.

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  • 1

    Once Upon a Time in the West

    Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale
    Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed...  more

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    Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda
    Julia is a 1977 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann, from a screenplay by Alvin Sargent. It...  more

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    The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern
    The St. Valentine's Day Massacre is a 1967 gangster film based on the 1929 Chicago mass murder...  more
  • 4

    Johnny Got His Gun

    Donald Sutherland, Jason Robards Jr.
    Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 drama anti-war film written and directed by Dalton Trumbo based...  more
  • 5

    Divorce American Style

    Debbie Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke
    Divorce American Style is a 1967 American satirical comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin and...  more
  • 6

    All the President's Men

    Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman
    All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula....  more

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    The Christmas Wife

    Jason Robards Jr., Julie Harris
    The Christmas Wife is a 1988 drama film directed by David Hugh Jones....
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    The Paper

    Marisa Tomei, Robert Duvall
    The Paper is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael...  more
  • 9

    Quick Change

    Bill Murray, Geena Davis
    Quick Change is a 1990 comedy film written by Howard Franklin, produced by and starring Bill...  more
  • 10

    The Ballad of Cable Hogue

    Stella Stevens, Jason Robards Jr.
    The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a 1970 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Jason...  more

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  • 11

    A Thousand Clowns

    Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam
    A Thousand Clowns is a 1965 film adaptation from a 1962 play by Herb Gardner, and directed by...  more
  • 12


    Suzanne Somers, Katharine Ross
    Fools is a 1970 drama film directed by Tom Gries. It stars Jason Robards and Katharine Ross....  more
  • 13

    The Adventures of Huck Finn

    Elijah Wood, Anne Heche
    The Adventures of Huck Finn is a 1993 American adventure film written and directed by Stephen...  more
  • 14

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Pam Grier, Jason Robards Jr.
    Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1983 American horror fantasy film directed by Jack...  more

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  • 15

    Tender Is the Night

    Joan Fontaine, Jennifer Jones
    Tender Is the Night is a 1962 film directed by Henry King, based on the novel of the same name...  more
  • 16

    Tora! Tora! Tora!

    Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam
    Tora! Tora! Tora! is a 1970 American–Japanese film directed by Richard Fleischer and stars an...  more

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  • 17

    Going Home

    Jason Robards Jr., Clint Black
  • 18

    Max Dugan Returns

    Kiefer Sutherland, Matthew Broderick
    Max Dugan Returns is a 1983 American comedy-drama film starring Jason Robards as the titular...  more

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    A Thousand Acres

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Michelle Williams
    A Thousand Acres is an American motion picture drama directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, and...  more

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  • 20

    Murders in the Rue Morgue

    Jason Robards Jr., Herbert Lom
    Murders in the Rue Morgue is a 1971 American horror film directed by Gordon Hessler, starring...  more
  • 21

    Burden of Dreams

    Mick Jagger, Claudia Cardinale
    Burden of Dreams is a feature-length documentary and making-of directed by Les Blank, shot...  more
  • 22

    The Night They Raided Minsky's

    Britt Ekland, Elliott Gould
    The Night They Raided Minsky's is a 1968 musical comedy film directed by William Friedkin and...  more
  • 23

    Dream a Little Dream

    Corey Feldman, Corey Haim
    Dream a Little Dream is a 1989 teen film directed by Marc Rocco and stars Corey Feldman, Corey...  more

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    Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore
    Magnolia is a 1999 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson...  more

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    The Day After

    John Lithgow, Steve Guttenberg
    The Day After is a 1983 American television film that aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC...  more