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

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of films, like Paths of Glory and The Vikings, in it.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kirk Douglas movies?" and "What are the greatest Kirk Douglas roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Douglas' classic films, you might also enjoy our list of best Burt Lancaster movies and best Michael Douglas movies.

Kirk Douglas is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Stanley Kubrick, Brian De Palma and Billy Wilder. Movie fans who love Kirk Douglas have also been known to enjoy films starring Burt Lancaster and Gary Cooper.

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Spartacus Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Tony Curtis

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The Vikings Kirk Douglas, Janet Leigh, Ernest Borgnine

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Lust for Life Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Marion Ross

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre, Paul Lukas

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster

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Detective Story Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, Lee Grant

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Paths of Glory Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

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The Bad and the Beautiful Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon

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Lonely Are the Brave Kirk Douglas, George Kennedy, Walter Matthau

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Seven Days in May Kirk Douglas, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster

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Out of the Past Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Rhonda Fleming

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In Harm's Way John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda

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The War Wagon Sean Connery, John Wayne, Donald Sutherland

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Ace in the Hole Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Iron Eyes Cody

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Champion Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Ruth Roman

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Last Train from Gun Hill Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Carolyn Jones

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A Letter to Three Wives Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Thelma Ritter

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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Kirk Douglas, Barbara Stanwyck, Judith Anderson

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The Final Countdown Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross

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The Big Sky Kirk Douglas, Jim Davis, Iron Eyes Cody

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The Man from Snowy River Kirk Douglas, Jack Thompson, Gus Mercurio

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Young Man with a Horn Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, Doris Day

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Ulysses Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Silvana Mangano

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The Indian Fighter Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, Alan Hale

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The Heroes of Telemark Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Michael Redgrave

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Tough Guys Kirk Douglas, Anthony Kiedis, Burt Lancaster

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The Glass Menagerie Kirk Douglas, Jane Wyman, Arthur Kennedy

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The List of Adrian Messenger Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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Man Without a Star Kirk Douglas, Jeanne Crain, Mara Corday

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Town Without Pity Kirk Douglas, E. G. Marshall, Christine Kaufmann

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Inherit the Wind Kirk Douglas, Jean Simmons, Jason Robards Jr.

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The Big Trees Kirk Douglas, Alan Hale, Jr.

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Along the Great Divide Kirk Douglas, Walter Brennan, Virginia Mayo

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Cast a Giant Shadow Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Michael Douglas

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There Was a Crooked Man... Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith

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The Devil's Disciple Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Burt Lancaster

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The Villain Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ann-Margret, Kirk Douglas

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The Last Sunset Kirk Douglas, Rock Hudson, Piper Laurie

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Strangers When We Meet Kirk Douglas, Kim Novak, Walter Matthau

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The Light at the Edge of the World Kirk Douglas, Yul Brynner, Samantha Eggar

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The Way West Sally Field, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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Victory at Entebbe Elizabeth Taylor, Anthony Hopkins, Kirk Douglas

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

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Greedy Kirsten Dunst, Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas

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I Walk Alone Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott

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Posse Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern, Bo Hopkins

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Is Paris Burning? Kirk Douglas, Orson Welles, Anthony Perkins

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The Fury Kirk Douglas, Daryl Hannah, Jim Belushi

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The Arrangement Kirk Douglas, Faye Dunaway, Deborah Kerr