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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  • John Carpenter's The Fog
    1
    Adrienne Barbeau, Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Three Days of the Condor
    2
    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Sydney Pollack
  • Rollerball
    3
    James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Norman Jewison
  • The Paper Chase
    4
    Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, Lindsay Wagner
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: James Bridges
  • My Bodyguard
    5
    Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Martin Mull
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Tony Bill
  • The Cheap Detective
    6
    Peter Falk, Ann-Margret, Eileen Brennan
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Robert Moore
  • Too Much Johnson
    7
    Joseph Cotten, Mary Wickes, Arlene Francis
    • Released: 1938
    • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Another Woman
    8
    Gena Rowlands, Mia Farrow, Ian Holm
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Woody Allen
  • Wholly Moses!
    9
    Dudley Moore, Laraine Newman, James Coco
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Gary Weis
  • Gideon's Trumpet
    10
    Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, John Houseman
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Robert Collins
  • Ghost Story
    11
    Fred Astaire, Melvyn Douglas, Douglas Fairbanks
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: John Irvin
  • Beyond the Horizon
    12
    Geraldine Fitzgerald, John Houseman, John Randolph
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Michael Kahn, Rick Hauser
  • St. Ives
    13
    Jeff Goldblum, Jacqueline Bissett, Charles Bronson
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
  • The Good Fight
    14
    John Houseman, Colleen Dewhurst, Studs Terkel
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Mary Dore, Sam Sills, Noel Buckner
  • The Skin of Our Teeth
    15
    Rue McClanahan, John Houseman, Jeffrey Combs
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Jack O'Brien
  • Gore Vidal's Lincoln
    16
    Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Waterston, Ruby Dee
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Lamont Johnson
  • The Displaced Person
    17
    Samuel L. Jackson, John Houseman, Lane Smith
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Glenn Jordan
  • Noble House
    18
    Pierce Brosnan, Tia Carrere, Denholm Elliott
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Gary Nelson
  • A Christmas Without Snow
    19
    James Cromwell, John Houseman, Michael Learned
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: John Korty