The Best Joseph Cotten Movies

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

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  • The Third Man
    Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Carol Reed
  • Shadow of a Doubt
    Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Hume Cronyn
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Gaslight
    Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: George Cukor
  • Portrait of Jennie
    Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore
    • Released: 1948
    • Directed by: William Dieterle
  • Niagara
    Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Henry Hathaway
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
    Joseph Cotten, Tim Holt, Dolores Costello
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Citizen Kane
    Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Ruth Warrick
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • The Farmer's Daughter
    Loretta Young, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore
    • Released: 1947
    • Directed by: H. C. Potter
  • Under Capricorn
    Ingrid Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
  • Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte
    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland
    • Released: 1964
    • Directed by: Robert Aldrich
  • I'll Be Seeing You
    Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: William Dieterle
  • Since You Went Away
    Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten
    • Released: 1944
    • Directed by: John Cromwell
  • Journey into Fear
    Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Dolores del Río
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Norman Foster
  • Duel in the Sun
    Jennifer Jones, Gregory Peck, Joseph Cotten
    • Released: 1946
    • Directed by: King Vidor
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes
    Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Terry-Thomas
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Robert Fuest
  • Touch of Evil
    Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh
    • Released: 1958
    • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Othello
    Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Suzanne Cloutier
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • The Man with a Cloak
    Joseph Cotten, Barbara Stanwyck, Louis Calhern
    • Released: 1951
    • Directed by: Fletcher Markle
  • Love Letters
    Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards
    • Released: 1945
    • Directed by: William Dieterle
  • A Blueprint for Murder
    Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Gary Merrill
    • Released: 1953
    • Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
  • Walk Softly, Stranger
    Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Spring Byington
    • Released: 1950
    • Directed by: Robert Stevenson
  • F for Fake
    Oja Kodar, Joseph Cotten, Francois Reichenbach
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Orson Welles
  • Beyond the Forest
    Bette Davis, Joseph Cotten, Frances Charles
    • Released: 1949
    • Directed by: King Vidor
  • The Steel Trap
    Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten
    • Directed by: Andrew L. Stone
  • Airport '77
    Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, George Kennedy
    • Released: 1977
    • Directed by: Jerry Jameson