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The Best John Huston Movies

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

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

Items on this list include Candy and Chinatown.

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

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    The Black Cauldron

    John Hurt, John Huston
    The Black Cauldron is a 1985 American animated dark fantasy adventure film released by Walt...  more

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    #160 of 534 The Best Animated Films Ever#328 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked

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    The Wind and the Lion

    Sean Connery, Candice Bergen
    The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 adventure film written and directed by John Milius. It starred...  more
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    The List of Adrian Messenger

    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas
    The List of Adrian Messenger is a 1963 black and white crime thriller about a retired British...  more
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    The Bible: In the Beginning...

    Peter O'Toole, Ava Gardner
    The Bible: In the Beginning... is a 1966 American-Italian religious epic film produced by Dino...  more

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    #13 of 39 The Greatest Biblical Movies Ever Made#51 of 67 The Best Peter O'Toole Movies

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    Wise Blood

    John Huston, Ned Beatty
    Wise Blood is an American 1979 drama film directed by John Huston and based on the 1952 novel...  more
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    Winter Kills

    Elizabeth Taylor, Jeff Bridges
    This film is a 1979 film, directed by William Richert, based on the novel by Richard Condon....  more
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    Chinatown

    Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway
    Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a...  more

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    #658 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#90 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time

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    The Other Side of the Wind

    John Huston, Bob Random
    The Other Side of the Wind is a 2018 film directed by Orson Welles, shot between 1970 and...  more
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    Candy

    Marlon Brando, Ringo Starr
    Candy is a 1968 farce film directed by Christian Marquand based on the 1958 novel by Terry...  more

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    Casino Royale

    Woody Allen, Ursula Andress
    Casino Royale is a 1967 spy comedy film originally produced by Columbia Pictures starring an...  more

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    #159 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s#389 of 451 The Best Movies For Guys

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    Breakout

    Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid
    Breakout is a 1975 action film starring Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Robert Duvall, John...  more
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    A Walk with Love and Death

    Anjelica Huston, John Huston
    A Walk with Love and Death is a 1969 romantic/drama film directed by John Huston....  more
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    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

    Paul Newman, Ava Gardner
    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 American western film written by John Milius,...  more

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    #88 of 400 The Best Western Movies Ever Made#12 of 44 The Best Western Movies of the '70s

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    The Cardinal

    Burgess Meredith, John Huston
    The Cardinal is a 1963 American drama film which was produced independently and directed by...  more
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    Cannery Row

    Nick Nolte, Debra Winger
    Cannery Row is the title of a 1982 film directed by David S. Ward. It stars Nick Nolte and...  more
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    Myra Breckinridge

    Raquel Welch, Farrah Fawcett
    Myra Breckinridge is a 1970 American comedy film based on Gore Vidal's 1968 novel of the same...  more

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    #473 of 552 The Best '70s Movies#23 of 44 The Best Tom Selleck Movies

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    Rocky Road to Dublin

    John Huston, Conor Cruise O'Brien
    Rocky Road to Dublin is a 1967 documentary film by Irish-born journalist Peter Lennon and...  more
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    Lovesick

    Alec Guinness, Dudley Moore
    Lovesick is a 1983 romantic comedy film. It was written and directed by Marshall Brickman. It...  more

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    #363 of 386 The Greatest Romantic Comedies Of All Time#52 of 52 The Best Alec Guinness Movies

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    The Visitor

    Shelley Winters, John Huston
    The Visitor is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Giulio Paradisi, based on a...  more
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    Man in the Wilderness

    Richard Harris, John Huston
    Man in the Wilderness is a 1971 American action film about a scout for a group of mountain men...  more
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    The Bermuda Triangle

    John Huston, Claudine Auger
    The Bermuda Triangle is a 1978 horror, sci-fi, mystery film written by René Cardona Jr.,...  more
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    Tentacles

    Henry Fonda, Shelley Winters
    Tentacles is a 1977 Italian-American horror film directed by Ovidio G. Assonitis and starring...  more
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    The Deserter

    John Huston, Ricardo Montalbán
    The Deserter is a 1971 Italian-American Western film by Dino De Laurentiis. It was directed by...  more
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    The Greatest Battle

    Orson Welles, Henry Fonda
    The Greatest Battle, also known as Battle Force and The Biggest Battle, is a 1978 Italian...  more
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    Hell's Heroes

    John Huston, Charles Bickford
    Hells Heroes (stumme Version) is a 1929 drama film written by Tom Reed and C. Gardner Sullivan...  more