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

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Peter Falk, Joan Blondell, John Cassavetes
Opening Night is a 1977 American drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes, and starring Gena Rowlands, Ben Gazzara, Joan Blondell, Paul Stewart, Zohra Lampert, and Cassavetes.

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John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel
Love Streams is a 1984 American film directed by John Cassavetes that tells the story of a middle-aged brother and sister who find themselves caring for one another after the other loves in ...more

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Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Cassavetes Movies
Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes
Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia ...more

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John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Seymour Cassel
Minnie and Moskowitz is a film by John Cassavetes, starring his wife, Gena Rowlands, and actor Seymour Cassel in the title roles of Minnie and Moskowitz, respectively.

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The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Cassavetes Movies
Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson
The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee Marvin. The picture was filmed in England and features an ensemble supporting cast including Ernest ...more

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Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara
Husbands is a 1970 film written and directed by John Cassavetes. This ensemble film, which describes three middle class men in the throes of a midlife crisis, stars Ben Gazzara, Peter Falk and ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Molly Ringwald, John Cassavetes
Tempest is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by Paul Mazursky. It is a loosely based, modern-day adaptation of the William Shakespeare play, The Tempest. The picture features John ...more

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Peter Falk, John Cassavetes, Ned Beatty
Mikey and Nicky is a 1976 film written and directed by Elaine May. Originally intended as a summer 1976 release, then moved to Christmas 1976 due to editing problems, Mikey and Nicky was ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin
The Killers, released in the UK as Ernest Hemingway's "The Killers", is a 1964 crime film directed by Don Siegel, starring Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson and Ronald ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Daryl Hannah, Jim Belushi
The Fury is a 1978 supernatural thriller film directed by Brian De Palma. The film was written by John Farris, based on his novel of the same name. It starred Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, ...more

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Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster, John Cassavetes
A Child Is Waiting is a 1963 American drama film written by Abby Mann and directed by John Cassavetes. Burt Lancaster portrays the director of a state institution for mentally handicapped and ...more

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Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands
Two-Minute Warning is a 1976 disaster film directed by Larry Peerce and starring Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam, Beau Bridges, Jack Klugman, Gena Rowlands, and David Janssen. It ...more

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Grace Kelly, John Cassavetes, Agnes Moorehead
Fourteen Hours is a 1951 drama film directed by Henry Hathaway, which tells the story of a New York police officer trying to stop a despondent man from jumping to his death from the fifteenth ...more

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Sophia Loren, Max von Sydow, George Kennedy
Brass Target is a 1978 American post war suspense film, based on the novel The Algonquin Project by Frederick Nolan and directed by John Hough. It stars John Cassavetes, Robert Vaughn, George ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, John Cassavetes, Bob Balaban
Whose Life Is It Anyway? is a 1981 film adapted by Brian Clark and Reginald Rose from a 1972 television movie and Clark's play of the same title. The film is directed by John Badham and stars ...more

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John Cassavetes, Gena Rowlands, Rupert Crosse
Shadows is an improvised film about interracial relations during the Beat Generation years in New York City, and was written and directed by John Cassavetes. The film stars Ben Carruthers, Lelia ...more

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Joan Collins, Ian McShane, Suzanne Pleshette
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium is a 1969 romantic comedy film made by Wolper Pictures and released by United Artists. It was directed by Mel Stuart, filmed on location throughout Europe, ...more

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John Cassavetes, Leo Gordon, Buck Taylor
Devil's Angels is a 1967 American biker movie written by Charles B. Griffith and directed by Daniel Haller. It stars John Cassavetes.

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John Cassavetes, John Ireland, Matt Birman
The Incubus is a 1982 horror film directed by John Hough. Screenplay by George Franklin, based on the novel by Ray Russell. Starring John Cassavetes, Kerrie Keane, John Ireland, Helen Hughes, ...more

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Stella Stevens, Bobby Darin, John Cassavetes
Too Late Blues is a black-and-white American film directed in 1961 by John Cassavetes, with stars Bobby Darin, Stella Stevens and Everett Chambers. It is the story of jazz musician ...more

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Sharon Tate, John Cassavetes
Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired is a 2008 documentary film directed by Marina Zenovich. It concerns film director Roman Polanski and his sexual abuse case. It examines the events that led to ...more

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John Cassavetes
The Fist of King Kong is a 1984 fantasy film written by Rolf Giesen, Heiner Stadler, Ulrich Enzensberger and Liliane Targownik and directed by Heiner Stadler.

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The Night Holds Terror John Cassavetes, Vince Edwards, Jack Kelly
The Night Holds Terror is a 1955 American crime film written and directed by Andrew L. Stone that stars Vince Edwards, John Cassavetes and Jack Kelly. It was originally shown on Z Channel, uncut ...more

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Saddle the Wind John Cassavetes, Robert Taylor, Julie London
Saddle the Wind is a 1958 film directed by Robert Parrish.

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Britt Ekland, Peter Falk, John Cassavetes
Machine Gun McCain is a 1969 Italian crime film directed by Giuliano Montaldo based on the 1961 novel Candyleg by Ovid Demaris.