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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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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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jason Robards Movies
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn
This film 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 film is about an aging ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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.