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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?"

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  • 1

    Three Days of the Condor

    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway
    26
    0

    Released1975

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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  • 2

    The Paper Chase

    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann
    31
    6

    Released1973

    Directed byJames Bridges

    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 story...  more

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  • 3

    John Carpenter's The Fog

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh
    23
    2

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    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, Janet...  more

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  • 4

    Rollerball

    James Caan, Maud Adams
    20
    2

    Released1975

    Directed byNorman Jewison

    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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  • 5

    My Bodyguard

    Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals
    20
    2

    Released1980

    Directed byTony Bill

    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, and...  more

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  • 6

    The Cheap Detective

    Ann-Margret, James Cromwell
    18
    4

    Released1978

    Directed byRobert Moore

    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. The...  more
  • 7

    Too Much Johnson

    Joseph Cotten, Mary Wickes
    14
    2

    Released1938

    Directed byOrson Welles

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  • 8

    Ghost Story

    Fred Astaire, Douglas Fairbanks
    12
    4

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Irvin

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  • 9

    Another Woman

    Gene Hackman, Mia Farrow
    10
    2

    Released1988

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 10

    Gore Vidal's Lincoln

    Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Waterston
    6
    0

    Released1988

    Directed byLamont Johnson

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  • 11

    The Skin of Our Teeth

    Rue McClanahan, John Houseman
    6
    2

    Released1983

    Directed byJack O'Brien

    The Skin of Our Teeth is the 1983 biographical drama TV episode of American Playhouse TV Series....  more
  • 12

    The Displaced Person

    Samuel L. Jackson, John Houseman
    4
    0

    Released1977

    Directed byGlenn Jordan

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  • 13

    Gideon's Trumpet

    Henry Fonda, José Ferrer
    8
    0

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert L. Collins

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  • 14

    Wholly Moses!

    Richard Pryor, Dudley Moore
    10
    4

    Released1980

    Directed byGary Weis

    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 life...  more
  • 15

    Noble House

    Pierce Brosnan, Tia Carrere
    4
    0

    Released1988

    Directed byGary Nelson

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  • 16

    St. Ives

    Jeff Goldblum, Jacqueline Bissett
    6
    0

    Released1976

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

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  • 17

    A Christmas Without Snow

    James Cromwell, John Houseman
    4
    0

    Released1980

    Directed byJohn Korty

    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....  more
  • 18

    The Good Fight

    John Houseman, Colleen Dewhurst
    6
    0

    Released1984

    Directed byNoel Buckner, Mary Dore, Sam Sills

  • 19

    Beyond the Horizon

    Geraldine Fitzgerald, John Houseman
    6
    0

    Released1975

    Directed byMichael Kahn, Rick Hauser

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