The Best John Houseman Movies  

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

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

List films range from Ghost Story to John Carpenter's The Fog.

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

Notable directors that worked with John Houseman include names like Orson Welles, Woody Allen and Fritz Lang.

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Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow
Three Days of the Condor is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow. The screenplay by ...more
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tom Welling
The Fog is a 1980 American horror film directed by John Carpenter, who also co-wrote the screenplay and composed the music for the film. It stars Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Atkins, ...more
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Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann, John Houseman
The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman, directed by James Bridges. Based on John Jay Osborn, Jr.'s 1970 novel, The Paper Chase, it tells the ...more
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James Caan, Maud Adams, Ralph Richardson
Rollerball is a 1975 dystopian sports action science fiction film, which Norman Jewison directed from a screenplay dramatized by William Harrison, who adapted his own short story which had first ...more
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Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack
My Bodyguard is a 1980 comedy-drama film released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Tony Bill, and written by Alan Ormsby. The film stars Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Martin Mull, ...more
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Ann-Margret, James Cromwell, Madeline Kahn
The Cheap Detective is a 1978 American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore. It stars Peter Falk as Lou Peckinpaugh, a detective in the Humphrey Bogart mold. ...more
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Joseph Cotten, Mary Wickes, Arlene Francis
Too Much Johnson is a 1938 American silent comedy film written and directed by Orson Welles. The film was made three years before Welles directed Citizen Kane, but it was never publicly ...more
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Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Ghost Story is a 1981 American horror film directed by John Irvin and based on the 1979 book of the same name by Peter Straub. It stars Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., John ...more
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Gene Hackman, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm
Another Woman is a 1988 American film written and directed by Woody Allen. The drama stars Gena Rowlands as a philosophy professor who accidentally overhears the private analysis of a stranger ...more
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Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, Fay Wray
Gideon's Trumpet is a 1980 television movie directed by Robert E. Collins.
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Richard Pryor, Dudley Moore, John Ritter
Wholly Moses! is a 1980 Biblical spoof similar to that of Monty Python's Life of Brian. Dudley Moore, between performances in 10 and Arthur, plays Old Testament-era idol maker Herschel, whose ...more
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Jeff Goldblum, Jacqueline Bissett, Charles Bronson
St. Ives is a 1976 American action film directed by J. Lee Thompson and starring Charles Bronson.
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John Houseman, Colleen Dewhurst, Studs Terkel
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Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Waterston, Ruby Dee
Gore Vidal's Lincoln is a 1988 drama film directed by Lamont Johnson. PLOT: The progress of the war is seen through Lincoln's eyes, a very human figure as he contends with Generals who won't ...more
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Beyond the Horizon Geraldine Fitzgerald, John Houseman, John Randolph
Beyond the Horizon is a 1975 drama and music film written by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Rick Hauser and Michael Kahn.
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Rue McClanahan, John Houseman, Jeffrey Combs
The Skin of Our Teeth is the 1983 biographical drama TV episode of American Playhouse TV Series.
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Pierce Brosnan, Tia Carrere, Denholm Elliott
Noble House is an American television miniseries that was produced and broadcast by NBC in 1988. Based on the novel Noble House by James Clavell, it features a large cast headlined by Pierce ...more
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Samuel L. Jackson, John Houseman, Lane Smith
The Displaced Person is a 1977 drama film directed by Glenn Jordan and written by Horton Foote and Flannery O'Connor.
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James Cromwell, John Houseman, Michael Learned
A Christmas Without Snow is a 1980 American TV movie directed by John Korty and starring Michael Learned of The Waltons and John Houseman. It was televised December 9, 1980 on CBS.