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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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Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung Enter the Dragon is a 1973 Hong Kong martial arts action film directed by Robert Clouse; starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon and Jim Kelly. This was Bruce Lee's final film appearance before his death ...more

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Marlon Brando, John Saxon, Larry D. Mann 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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Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, John Saxon Joe Kidd is a 1972 American western film starring Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall, written by Elmore Leonard and directed by John Sturges. The film is about an ex-bounty hunter hired by a ...more

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Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey Black Christmas is a 1974 Canadian independent horror film directed by Bob Clark and written by A. Roy Moore. It stars Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman ...more

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A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Saxon Movies
Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by Wes Craven, and the first film of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The film stars ...more

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Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Willie Nelson The Electric Horseman is a 1979 adventure-romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda and directed by Sydney Pollack. The film is about a former rodeo champion who is hired by a cereal ...more

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Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lillian Gish The Unforgiven is a 1960 American western film filmed in Durango, Mexico. It was directed by John Huston and stars Burt Lancaster, Audrey Hepburn, Audie Murphy, Charles Bickford and Lillian ...more

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John Saxon, Ted Cassidy, Majel Barrett Planet Earth is a science fiction television movie that was created by Gene Roddenberry, written by Roddenberry and Juanita Bartlett. It first aired on April 23, 1974 on the ABC network, and ...more

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James Woods, Charles Bronson, Kim Richards Raid on Entebbe is a 1977 TV film directed by Irvin Kershner. It is based on an actual event: Operation Entebbe and the freeing of hostages at Entebbe Airport in Entebbe, Uganda on 4 July 1976. ...more

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James Stewart, Maureen O'Hara, John Saxon Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation is a 1962 American comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara. The film is based on a novel by Edward Streeter and features a ...more

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Patricia Arquette, Laurence Fishburne, Zsa Zsa Gábor A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a 1987 American slasher fantasy film and the third film in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. The film was directed by Chuck Russell, written by ...more

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John Saxon, Eva Robin's, Giuliano Gemma 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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Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp Wes Craven's New Nightmare is a 1994 American slasher metafilm written and directed by original Nightmare on Elm Street creator Wes Craven. Although it is the seventh film in the franchise, it ...more

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Kathy Griffin, George Peppard, Robert Vaughn Battle Beyond the Stars is an American 1980 science fiction film directed by Jimmy T. Murakami and produced by Roger Corman. The film, intended as a "Magnificent Seven in outer space", ...more

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Merlin Olsen, Linda Evans, Martin Balsam Mitchell is a 1975 film starring Joe Don Baker as an abrasive, alcoholic police detective, released by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation in the USA on September 10, 1975. It was directed by ...more

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Eddie Murphy, George Lucas, Al Green Beverly Hills Cop III is a 1994 action-comedy film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by John Landis, who had previously worked with Murphy on Trading Places and Coming to America. It is the ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Rex Harrison, Sandra Dee The Reluctant Debutante is a 1958 Metrocolor comedy film in CinemaScope directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by Pandro S. Berman from a screenplay by Julius J. Epstein and William ...more

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Burgess Meredith, John Huston, Romy Schneider The Cardinal is a 1963 American drama film which was produced independently and directed by Otto Preminger, and distributed by Columbia Pictures. The screenplay was written by Robert Dozier, ...more

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Catherine Bach, John Saxon, Keene Curtis Strange New World was a TV pilot based on concepts envisioned by Gene Roddenberry which first aired on March 23, 1975. It starred John Saxon as Captain Anthony Vico, Kathleen Miller as Dr. ...more

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Elke Sommer, Ray Milland, Senta Berger The Swiss Conspiracy is a 1976 action film starring David Janssen, Senta Berger and Elke Sommer, and directed by Jack Arnold. It was co-produced between Germany and the United States.

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Dennis Hopper, Basil Rathbone, John Saxon Queen of Blood is a 1966 horror-science fiction film released by American International Pictures. The director, Curtis Harrington, crafted this B-movie with footage from the Soviet films Mechte ...more

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Robert Redford, Francis Ford Coppola, Sydney Pollack War Hunt is a 1962 war film starring John Saxon, Robert Redford and Charles Aidman. The film was directed by Denis Sanders, produced by his brother, Terry Sanders for T-D Enterprises, and ...more

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Rosey Grier, Keenan Wynn, Joanna Cassidy The Glove is a 1979 action film directed by cult actor Ross Hagen and starring John Saxon. Saxon plays a bounty hunter who's given a large sum to track down a vicious ex-convict who has been ...more

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Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Chad Everett Fever Pitch is a 1985 American film starring Ryan O'Neal, and written and directed by Richard Brooks. This turned out to be the final film for Brooks, director of such acclaimed pictures as ...more

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Sean Connery, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Leslie Nielsen Wrong Is Right, released in the UK as The Man With the Deadly Lens, is a 1982 thriller film directed by Richard Brooks from his own script based on Charles McCarry's novel The Better Angels. The ...more

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John Saxon, Kay Lenz, Richard Hatch Prisoners of the Lost Universe is a low budget 1983 film set in a parallel universe and filmed in South Africa. Three people are transported to another world when an earthquake occurs just as ...more

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Bottom Feeders John Saxon, Elizabeth Chambers, Richard Doone Bottom Feeders is a 1998 Action film written and directed by Thomas Baumann.

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John Saxon, Barry Sullivan, Guido Alberti Napoli violenta is a poliziottesco film directed by the Italian crime film specialist Umberto Lenzi in 1976. It was released on VHS in the US under the title Violent Protection and in the UK as ...more

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Claudia Jennings, John Saxon, William Smith Fast Company is a 1979 film by Canadian director David Cronenberg. It was written by Phil Savath, Courtney Smith, Alan Treen, and Cronenberg, and stars William Smith, John Saxon, Claudia ...more

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Rex Harrison, Dharmendra, Aruna Irani Shalimar is a 1978 Bollywood film. The movie starred Dharmendra, Zeenat Aman, Shammi Kapoor, Prem Nath and Aruna Irani. English actor Sir Rex Harrison and American actors John Saxon and Sylvia ...more

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Debbie Reynolds, John Saxon, Curd Jürgens This Happy Feeling is a 1958 film by Blake Edwards adapted from the F. Hugh Herbert play For Love or Money. Edwards regretted Universal-International's eleventh hour decision of a name change, ...more

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John Saxon, Burt Young, Marianna Hill Blood Beach is a 1981 horror B movie written and directed by Jeffrey Bloom. It starred David Huffman, John Saxon and Burt Young. The premise, conceived by Steven Nalevansky, involved a creature ...more

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John Saxon, Tetchie Agbayani, Judith Chapman Desire is a 1982 Filipino- American film directed by Eddie Romero and starred John Saxon, Judith Chapman and Tetchie Agbayani.

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John Saxon, Elizabeth Kaitan, Gerald Okamura Aftershock is a 1990 action/science fiction film directed by Frank Harris, written by Michael Standing, starring James Lew and Michael Standing. It was distributed through Universal Pictures.

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Lena Horne, Carroll O'Connor, Richard Widmark Death of a Gunfighter is a 1969 Western film. It is most notable for the first use of the pseudonymous Allen Smithee directorial credit. It stars Richard Widmark and Lena Horne, and features an ...more

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John Saxon, Robert Townsend, Angus Macfadyen Joseph's Gift is a 1998 feature film. It is a modern-day retelling of the biblical story of Joseph, son of Jacob.

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Bruce Lee: Path of the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best John Saxon Movies
Bruce Lee: Path of the Dragon James Coburn, George Lazenby, Cynthia Rothrock Bruce Lee: Path of the Dragon is a 1998 short documentary film written and directed by Walt Missingham.

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John Saxon, Lynda Day George, David Opatoshu Beyond Evil is a 1980 horror film directed by Herb Freed and starring John Saxon.

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Lee Van Cleef, Audie Murphy, Vic Morrow Posse from Hell is a 1961 western film directed by Herbert Coleman.

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Judge Reinhold, John Saxon, Pat Hingle Running Scared is a 1980 action film directed by Paul Glickler and starring Ken Wahl, Judge Reinhold and introducing Annie McEnroe.

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Lana Turner, Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quinn Portrait in Black is a 1960 American neo-noir crime drama/thriller film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Lana Turner and Anthony Quinn. Produced by Ross Hunter, the film was based on the ...more

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John Saxon, Michael Parks, Lance LeGault Nightmare Beach, released in the United States as Welcome to Spring Break, is an Italian-American slasher film released in 1988 co-directed by Harry Kirkpatrick and Umberto Lenzi, and starring ...more

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Ruth Buzzi, Susan Blakely, Marcia Wallace My Mom's a Werewolf is a 1989 comedy/horror film directed by Michael Fischa, written by Mark Pirro, starring Susan Blakely and John Saxon.

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John Saxon, Valentina Cortese, Letícia Román The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a 1963 Italian giallo film. Directed by Italian filmmaker Mario Bava, the film stars John Saxon as Dr. Marcello Bassi and Letícia Román as Nora Davis. ...more

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John Saxon, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Elizabeth Turner Cannibal Apocalypse is a 1980 zombie horror film directed by Antonio Margheriti, written by Margheriti and Dardano Sacchetti, and starring John Saxon.

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Monica Keena, Wes Craven, Heather Langenkamp Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy is a 2010 American four-hour direct-to-disc documentary film that chronicles the entire Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and the rise of New Line ...more

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John Saxon, Michael Nouri, Dustin Nguyen No Escape, No Return is a 1993 action and adventure film written and directed by Charles T. Kanganis.

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John Saxon, Fernando Poe, Jr. The Ravagers is a 1965 war drama film directed by Eddie Romero, written by Cesar Amigo, starring John Saxon and Fernando Poe Jr.. The film was set in Philippines during world war II. Filipino ...more

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Solomon Northup's Odyssey Avery Brooks, John Saxon, Art Evans Solomon Northrop is a black man in the mid 19th century before slavery was abolished. He's a born freeman who works as a carpenter and is also a part time musician. One day, some men who want ...more

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John Saxon, Linda Cristal, Perry Lopez Cry Tough is a 1959 film directed by Paul Stanley.