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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.

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

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

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jason Robards movies?" and "What are the greatest Jason Robards roles of all time?"

Ron Howard and Stephen Sommers both worked with Jason Robards Jr. over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If Jason Robards Jr. movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Rod Steiger and Martin Landau too.

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Once Upon a Time in the West Henry Fonda, Claudia Cardinale, Charles Bronson Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 Italian/American epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone for Paramount Pictures. It stars Henry Fonda cast against type as the villain, ...more

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All the President's Men Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl ...more

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Max Dugan Returns Kiefer Sutherland, Matthew Broderick, Donald Sutherland Max Dugan Returns is a 1983 American comedy-drama film starring Jason Robards as the titular Max Dugan, Marsha Mason as his daughter Nora, Donald Sutherland, Kiefer Sutherland, and Matthew ...more

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The Ballad of Cable Hogue Stella Stevens, Jason Robards Jr., David Warner The Ballad of Cable Hogue is a 1970 Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Jason Robards, Stella Stevens and David Warner. Set in the Arizona desert during a period when the ...more

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Something Wicked This Way Comes Pam Grier, Jason Robards Jr., Diane Ladd Something Wicked This Way Comes is a 1983 American horror fantasy film directed by Jack Clayton and produced by Walt Disney Productions from a screenplay written by Ray Bradbury based on his ...more

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A Thousand Clowns Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Barbara Harris A Thousand Clowns is a 1965 film adaptation from a 1962 play by Herb Gardner, and directed by Fred Coe. It tells the story of an eccentric comedy writer who is forced to conform to society to ...more

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Tora! Tora! Tora! 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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Long Day's Journey Into Night Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards Jr., Dean Stockwell Long Day's Journey into Night is a film by Canadian director David Wellington, released in 1996. An adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey into Night, the film starred William ...more

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Little Big League Jason Robards Jr., Jeff Garlin, Jonathan Silverman Little Big League is a 1994 family sports film about a 12 year-old who suddenly becomes the owner and then manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. It stars Luke Edwards, Timothy Busfield, ...more

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Julia Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave Julia is a 1977 drama film directed by Fred Zinnemann, from a screenplay by Alvin Sargent. It is based on Lillian Hellman's book Pentimento, a chapter of which purports to tell the story of her ...more

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Magnolia Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman Magnolia is a 1999 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Jeremy Blackman, Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Jay, ...more

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Parenthood Keanu Reeves, Steve Martin, Bryce Dallas Howard Parenthood is a 1989 comedy-drama film with an ensemble cast that includes Steve Martin, Tom Hulce, Rick Moranis, Martha Plimpton, Joaquin Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, ...more

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Philadelphia Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving Philadelphia is a 1993 American drama film and one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to acknowledge HIV/AIDS, homosexuality, and homophobia. It was written by Ron Nyswaner, directed by ...more

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Reunion Jason Robards Jr., Samuel West, Françoise Fabian Reunion is a 1989 dramatic film based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Fred Uhlman, directed by Jerry Schatzberg from a screenplay by Harold Pinter. It stars Jason Robards. The film was ...more

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Johnny Got His Gun Donald Sutherland, Jason Robards Jr., Timothy Bottoms Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 drama anti-war film written and directed by Dalton Trumbo based on his novel of the same name and starring Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards and Donald Sutherland, with ...more

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A Big Hand for the Little Lady Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, Joanne Woodward A Big Hand for the Little Lady is a 1966 Technicolor western film, made by Eden Productions Inc. and released by Warner Bros. The movie was produced and directed by Fielder Cook from a ...more

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Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is a 1973 American Western drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan, and written by Rudy Wurlitzer. The ...more

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Hour of the Gun Jon Voight, James Garner, Jason Robards Jr. Hour of the Gun is a 1967 Western film depicting Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday during their 1881 battles against Ike Clanton and his brothers in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and the gunfight's ...more

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The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, George Segal The St. Valentine's Day Massacre is a 1967 gangster film based on the 1929 Chicago mass murder of seven members of the Northside Gang on orders from Al Capone. It was directed by Roger Corman ...more

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The Paper Marisa Tomei, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close The Paper is a 1994 American comedy-drama film directed by Ron Howard and starring Michael Keaton, Glenn Close, Marisa Tomei, Randy Quaid and Robert Duvall. It received an Academy Award ...more

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The Day After John Lithgow, Steve Guttenberg, JoBeth Williams The Day After is a 1983 American television film that aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. It was seen by more than 100 million people during its initial broadcast. It is ...more

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

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Divorce American Style Debbie Reynolds, Dick Van Dyke, Jean Simmons Divorce American Style is a 1967 American satirical comedy film directed by Bud Yorkin and starring Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards and Van Johnson. Norman Lear ...more

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Quick Change Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Phil Hartman Quick Change is a 1990 comedy film written by Howard Franklin, produced by and starring Bill Murray, and directed by both. Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, and Jason Robards co-star. Other cast members ...more

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Melvin and Howard Mary Steenburgen, Jason Robards Jr., Dabney Coleman Melvin and Howard is a 1980 American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Demme. The screenplay by Bo Goldman was inspired by real-life Utah service station owner Melvin Dummar, who was listed ...more

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

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Julius Caesar Charlton Heston, Christopher Lee, Diana Rigg Julius Caesar is a 1970 British independent film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play, directed by Stuart Burge from a screenplay by Robert Furnival. The film stars Charlton Heston, Jason ...more

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A Thousand Acres Michelle Pfeiffer, Michelle Williams, Jessica Lange A Thousand Acres is an American motion picture drama directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, and starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Robards. It is an adaptation of ...more

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The Adventures of Huck Finn Elijah Wood, Anne Heche, Ron Perlman The Adventures of Huck Finn is a 1993 American adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers, distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and Buena Vista Pictures, and starring ...more

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The Night They Raided Minsky's Britt Ekland, Elliott Gould, Denholm Elliott The Night They Raided Minsky's is a 1968 musical comedy film directed by William Friedkin and produced by Norman Lear. It is a fictional account of the invention of the striptease at Minsky's ...more

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Going Home Jason Robards Jr., Clint Black, Sherry Stringfield

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The Legend of the Lone Ranger Christopher Lloyd, Jason Robards Jr., Richard Farnsworth The Legend of the Lone Ranger is a 1981 American western film directed by William A. Fraker and starring Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse and Christopher Lloyd. It is based on the story of The ...more

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Burden of Dreams Mick Jagger, Claudia Cardinale, Werner Herzog Burden of Dreams is a feature-length documentary and making-of directed by Les Blank, shot during and about the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's 1982 film Fitzcarraldo, filmed in the ...more

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Dream a Little Dream Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Victoria Jackson Dream a Little Dream is a 1989 teen film directed by Marc Rocco and stars Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Meredith Salenger, Jason Robards, Piper Laurie and Harry Dean Stanton. It was filmed in ...more

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Tender Is the Night Joan Fontaine, Jennifer Jones, Jason Robards Jr. Tender Is the Night is a 1962 film directed by Henry King, based on the novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It stars Jennifer Jones and Jason Robards. The soundtrack featured a song, ...more

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Any Wednesday Jane Fonda, Jason Robards Jr., Dean Jones Any Wednesday is a 1966 romance/comedy film starring Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, and Dean Jones. It was directed by Robert Ellis Miller from a screenplay by producer Julius J. Epstein based on ...more

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The Fighting Marines Ann Rutherford, Grant Withers, Frank Reicher The Fighting Marines is a Mascot movie serial. It was the last serial ever produced by Mascot. The studio was bought out and merged with others to become Republic Pictures. This new company went ...more

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Inherit the Wind Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards Jr. Inherit the Wind is a 1988 television film adaptation of the play of the same name. The original 1955 play was written as a parable which fictionalized the 1925 Scopes "Monkey" Trial ...more

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Murders in the Rue Morgue Jason Robards Jr., Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann Murders in the Rue Morgue is a 1971 American horror film directed by Gordon Hessler, starring Jason Robards and Herbert Lom. It is ostensibly an adaptation of the Edgar Allan Poe story of the ...more

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Isadora Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards Jr., Bessie Love Isadora is a 1968 biographical film which tells the story of celebrated American dancer Isadora Duncan. It stars Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, and Jason Robards. The film was adapted by Melvyn ...more

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The Civil War Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi The Civil War is a documentary film created by Ken Burns about the American Civil War. It was first broadcast on PBS on five consecutive nights from September 23 to 27, 1990. Approximately 40 ...more

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By Love Possessed Lana Turner, Jason Robards Jr., George Hamilton By Love Possessed is a 1961 drama film distributed by United Artists. The movie was directed by John Sturges, and written by Charles Schnee, based on the novel by James Gould Cozzens. Lana ...more

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The Good Mother Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, Diane Keaton The Good Mother is a 1988 American drama film and an adaptation of Sue Miller's novel of the same name. Directed by Leonard Nimoy, the film stars Diane Keaton and Liam Neeson in the leading ...more

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My Best Fiend - Klaus Kinski Mick Jagger, Jason Robards Jr. My Best Fiend is a 1999 German documentary film written and directed by Werner Herzog, about his tumultuous yet productive relationship with German actor Klaus Kinski. It was released on DVD in ...more

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Beloved Oprah Winfrey, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover Beloved is a 1998 American horror-drama film based on Toni Morrison's 1987 novel of the same name, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and Thandie Newton. The ...more

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A Boy and His Dog Don Johnson, Jason Robards Jr., Michael Rupert A young man and his telepathic dog roam a post-nuclear holocaust land searching for food and sex. He encounters an underground community that has survived apparently unscathed from the ...more

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The Trial Anthony Hopkins, Alfred Molina, Kyle MacLachlan The Trial is a 1993 film made by the British Broadcasting Corporation based on Harold Pinter's screenplay adaptation of Franz Kafka's 1925 novel The Trial. Directed by David Jones and produced ...more

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Man Friday Peter O'Toole, Jason Robards Jr., Richard Roundtree Man Friday is a 1975 British/American film. It is adapted from the 1973 play by Adrian Mitchell based on Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe, but reverses the roles, portraying Crusoe as a ...more

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Rosolino Paternò, soldato... Martin Landau, Peter Falk, Jason Robards Jr. Rosolino Paternò, soldato... is a 1970 Italian comedy film. The film stars Martin Landau, Jason Robards, and Peter Falk. In the title role is Nino Manfredi.

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Raise the Titanic Alec Guinness, Anne Archer, Jason Robards Jr. Raise the Titanic is a 1980 adventure film by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment and directed by Jerry Jameson. The film, which was written by Eric Hughes and Adam Kennedy, was based on the book of ...more