The Best John Saxon Movies 

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

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

List features films like Night Caller from Outer Space and Joe Kidd.

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

John Saxon is no stranger to working with popular directors, including David Cronenberg, Blake Edwards and Otto Preminger.

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Released: 1973

Directed by: Robert Clouse

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Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp

Released: 1984

Directed by: Wes Craven

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Joe Kidd Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon

Released: 1972

Directed by: John Sturges

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Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

Released: 1974

Directed by: Bob Clark

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Marlon Brando, John Saxon, Larry D. Mann

Released: 1966

Directed by: Sidney J. Furie

The Appaloosa is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and John Saxon, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting ...more
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The Unforgiven Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish

Released: 1960

Directed by: John Huston

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John Saxon, Ted Cassidy, Majel Barrett

Released: 1974

Directed by: Marc Daniels

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James Woods, Charles Bronson, Kim Richards

Released: 1977

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

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John Saxon, Eva Robin's, Giuliano Gemma

Released: 1982

Directed by: Dario Argento

Tenebrae is a 1982 Italian horror thriller film written and directed by Dario Argento. The film stars Anthony Franciosa, John Saxon and Daria Nicolodi. After having experimented with two ...more

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John Saxon, Valentina Cortese, Letícia Román

Released: 1963

Directed by: Mario Bava

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Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor

Released: 1987

Directed by: Chuck Russell

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Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Willie Nelson

Released: 1979

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

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Released: 1962

Directed by: Henry Koster

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Released: 1994

Directed by: Wes Craven

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Released: 1980

Directed by: Jimmy T. Murakami

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Released: 1963

Directed by: Otto Preminger

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Released: 1958

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

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Released: 1994

Directed by: John Landis

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Released: 1982

Directed by: Richard Brooks

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John Saxon, Kay Lenz, Richard Hatch

Released: 1983

Directed by: Terry Marcel

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Released: 2006

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Catherine Bach, John Saxon, Keene Curtis

Released: 1975

Directed by: Robert Butler

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Merlin Olsen, Linda Evans, Martin Balsam

Released: 1975

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

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Dennis Hopper, Basil Rathbone, John Saxon

Released: 1966

Directed by: Curtis Harrington

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John Saxon, Elizabeth Kaitan, Gerald Okamura

Released: 1990

Directed by: Frank Harris

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