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The Best John Garfield Movies  

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

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

List ranges from Between Two Worlds to The Postman Always Rings Twice, plus much more.

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

If John Garfield movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Ray Milland and William Powell too.

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Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn, John Garfield
The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1946 drama-film noir based on the 1934 novel of the same name by James M. Cain. This adaptation of the novel features Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil ...more
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John Garfield, William Conrad, Anne Revere
Body and Soul is a 1947 American film noir directed by Robert Rossen, and features John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere and William Conrad. The film, written by Abraham ...more
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Joan Crawford, John Garfield, Craig Stevens
Humoresque is a 1946 Warner Bros. feature film starring Joan Crawford and John Garfield in an older woman/younger man tale about a violinist and his patroness. The screenplay by Clifford Odets ...more
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Claude Rains, Ann Sheridan, John Garfield
They Made Me a Criminal is a 1939 American Warner Bros. drama crime film directed by Busby Berkeley and starring John Garfield, Claude Rains, and The Dead End Kids. It is a remake of the 1933 ...more
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Shelley Winters, John Garfield, Norman Lloyd
He Ran All the Way is a 1951 American crime drama film noir, directed by John Berry and featuring John Garfield, Shelley Winters and Wallace Ford. The film was Garfield's last, as accusations of ...more
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Gregory Peck, Dean Stockwell, Celeste Holm
Gentleman's Agreement is a 1947 drama film about a journalist who poses as a Jew to research an exposé on antisemitism in New York City and the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. ...more
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John Garfield, Paul Fix, Marie Windsor
Force of Evil is a 1948 American film noir directed by Abraham Polonsky who had already achieved a name for himself as a scriptwriter, most notably for the gritty boxing film Body and Soul. Like ...more
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Sherry Jackson, Patricia Neal, John Garfield
The Breaking Point is a 1950 American film noir directed by Michael Curtiz and the second film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel To Have and Have Not. It stars John Garfield and Patricia
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Claude Rains, John Garfield, Frank McHugh
Four Daughters is a 1938 musical drama film that tells the story of a happy musical family whose lives and loves are disrupted by the arrival of a cynical young composer who interjects himself ...more
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Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, John Garfield
The Sea Wolf is a 1941 American black-and-white film adaptation of Jack London's novel The Sea Wolf with Edward G. Robinson, Ida Lupino, and John Garfield. The film was written by Robert Rossen ...more
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Cary Grant, Eleanor Parker, John Forsythe
Destination Tokyo is a 1943 submarine war film. It was directed by Delmer Daves and written by Daves, former submariner Steve Fisher and Albert Maltz, and stars Cary Grant and John Garfield with ...more
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Jennifer Jones, John Garfield, Gilbert Roland
We Were Strangers is a 1949 adventure–drama film directed by John Huston and starring Jennifer Jones and John Garfield. The film, set in 1933, concerns a group of revolutionaries attempting to ...more
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Walter Brennan, Geraldine Fitzgerald, John Garfield
Nobody Lives Forever is a 1946 black-and-white crime film noir directed by Jean Negulesco and based on the novel I Wasn't Born Yesterday by W.R. Burnett. It starred John Garfield and Geraldine ...more
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Burgess Meredith, Ann Sheridan, John Garfield
Castle on the Hudson is a 1940 American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak and starring John Garfield, Ann Sheridan, and Pat O'Brien. A thief gets sent to Sing Sing Prison, where he is ...more
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John Garfield, Alan Hale, Sr.
Dust Be My Destiny is a drama film released in 1939. John Garfield stars as a man who gets into trouble after being sentenced to a work farm.
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Eleanor Parker, Paul Henreid, John Garfield
Between Two Worlds is a 1944 film set during World War II, featuring John Garfield, Paul Henreid, Sydney Greenstreet, and Eleanor Parker. It is a remake of the 1930 film, Outward Bound, itself ...more
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Eleanor Parker, John Garfield, Dane Clark
Pride of the Marines is a 1945 American biographical war film starring John Garfield and Eleanor Parker. It tells the story of U.S. Marine Al Schmid in World War II, his heroic stand against a ...more
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Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, John Garfield
Air Force is a 1943 American black-and-white war film from Warner Bros., produced by Hal B. Wallis and Jack Warner, directed by Howard Hawks, and starring John Garfield, John Ridgely, Harry ...more
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Claude Rains, John Garfield, Donald Crisp
Daughters Courageous is a 1939 drama film starring the three Lane Sisters, with the fourth sister being played by Gale Page. The movie also stars John Garfield and Claude Rains. Based on the ...more
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Bette Davis, Claude Rains, Paul Muni
Juarez is a 1939 American historical drama film directed by William Dieterle. The screenplay by Aeneas MacKenzie, John Huston, and Wolfgang Reinhardt is based on the novel The Phantom Crown by ...more
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Dangerously They Live is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Garfield Movies
Dangerously They Live Raymond Massey, John Garfield, Nancy Coleman
Dangerously They Live is a 1941 American World War II spy film directed by Robert Florey, and starring John Garfield, Nancy Coleman and Raymond Massey. Nazi spies try to pry information out of a ...more
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Claude Rains, John Garfield, Anne Shirley
Saturday's Children is a 1940 American drama film directed by Vincent Sherman and starring John Garfield, Anne Shirley, and Claude Rains. It is a third-time remake of the original Maxwell ...more
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Maureen O'Hara, John Garfield, Walter Slezake
The Fallen Sparrow is a 1943 spy film starring John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara, and Walter Slezak. It is based on the novel of the same name by Dorothy B. Hughes. Its plot concerns an American who ...more
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Claude Rains, Eddie Albert, John Garfield
Four Wives is a 1939 film starring Priscilla Lane and two of her sisters, features Gale Page, Claude Rains, Eddie Albert, and John Garfield, and was directed by Michael Curtiz. The movie is a ...more
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John Garfield, Micheline Presle
Under My Skin is a 1950 American film directed by Jean Negulesco, starring John Garfield and Micheline Presle. It is based on the short story "My Old Man", by Ernest Hemingway, about a ...more