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List of the best Lee Marvin movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Lee Marvin may best be known for playing Detective Lt. Frank Ballinger on the TV series M Squad, but he also has an impressive filmography under his belt. Lee Marvin'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 Lee Marvin movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Lee Marvin movies will be at the top of the list. Lee Marvin has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Lee Marvin movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Lee Marvin films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of different films like The Dirty Dozen and Point Blank.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Lee Marvin movies?" and "What are the greatest Lee Marvin roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Marvin's no-nonsense characters, you might also enjoy our list of best Charles Bronson movies and best John Wayne movies.

Lee Marvin was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Fritz Lang, John Ford and John Frankenheimer. Lee Marvin was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like James Coburn and Rod Steiger in terms of fame and success.

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John Wayne, James Stewart, Lee Marvin The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a 1962 American Western film directed by John Ford starring James Stewart and John Wayne. The black-and-white film was released by Paramount Pictures. The ...more

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Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee Marvin. The picture was filmed in England and features an ensemble supporting cast including ...more

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Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole, Lee Marvin Cat Ballou is a 1965 comedy Western film, the story of a woman who hires a notorious gunman to protect her father's ranch, and later to avenge his murder, but finds that the gunman is not what ...more

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Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin The Professionals is a 1966 American western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, and Woody Strode. The supporting cast includes Jack Palance and Ralph Bellamy ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 thriller film directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan that combines elements of Westerns and film noir. The supporting cast includes ...more

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Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin, Robert Carradine The Big Red One is a World War II war film starring Lee Marvin and Mark Hamill, released in 1980. It was written and directed by Samuel Fuller. It was heavily cut on its original release, but a ...more

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Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Keith Carradine Emperor of the North Pole is a 1973 American film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Keith Carradine. It was re-released under the shorter title Emperor of ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin Point Blank is a 1967 American neo noir crime film directed by John Boorman, starring Lee Marvin and featuring Angie Dickinson, adapted from the crime noir pulp novel The Hunter by Donald E. ...more

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Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune Hell in the Pacific is a 1968 World War II film starring Lee Marvin and Toshirō Mifune, the only two actors in the entire film. It was directed by John Boorman.

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Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg Paint Your Wagon is a 1969 Western musical film starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg. The film was adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from the 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon by Lerner and ...more

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John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Cesar Romero Donovan's Reef is a 1963 American film starring John Wayne. It was directed by John Ford and filmed on location on Kauai, Hawaii. The cast included Elizabeth Allen, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, ...more

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John Wayne, Lee Marvin, Jack Elam The Comancheros is a 1961 Western Deluxe CinemaScope color film directed by Michael Curtiz, based on a 1952 novel of the same name by Paul Wellman, and starring John Wayne and Stuart Whitman. ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin The Killers, released in the UK as Ernest Hemingway's "The Killers", is a 1964 crime film directed by Don Siegel, starring Lee Marvin, John Cassavetes, Angie Dickinson and Ronald ...more

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Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Jeanne Moreau Monte Walsh is taken from the title of a 1963 western novel by Jack Schaefer. The movie has little to do with the plot of Schaefer's book. It was directed in 1970 by cinematographer William A. ...more

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Humphrey Bogart, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer The Caine Mutiny is a 1954 American drama film set during World War II, directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Stanley Kramer. It stars Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson and ...more

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Charles Bronson, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin Death Hunt is a 1981 action film directed by Peter R. Hunt. The film stars Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Carl Weathers, Maury Chaykin, Ed Lauter and Andrew Stevens. Death Hunt ...more

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Lee Marvin, Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones The Big Heat is a 1953 film noir directed by Fritz Lang, starring Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin. It is about a cop who takes on the crime syndicate that controls his city, after the ...more

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Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin, Ray Teal The Wild One is a 1953 American film directed by László Benedek and produced by Stanley Kramer. It is famed for Marlon Brando's iconic portrayal of a motorcycle gang leader Johnny ...more

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Vivien Leigh, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer Ship of Fools is a 1965 drama directed by Stanley Kramer, which recounts the overlapping stories of several passengers aboard an ocean liner bound to Germany from Mexico in 1933. It stars Vivien ...more

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Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Lee Marvin Prime Cut is a 1972 American film produced by Joe Wizan and directed by Michael Ritchie, with a screenplay written by Robert Dillon. The movie stars Lee Marvin as a mob enforcer from Chicago ...more

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William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy Gorky Park is a 1983 film based on the novel Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith. It was directed by Michael Apted from a screenplay by Dennis Potter. The main stars of the film are William Hurt as ...more

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Oliver Reed, Lee Marvin, Strother Martin The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday is a 1976 Comedy film directed by Don Taylor starring Lee Marvin, Oliver Reed, Sylvia Miles and Kay Lenz.

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Roger Moore, Ian Holm, Lee Marvin Shout at the Devil is a 1976 British war adventure film directed by Peter R. Hunt and starring Lee Marvin and Roger Moore. The film, set in Zanzibar and German East Africa in 1913–1915, is based ...more

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Lee Marvin, Gail Russell, Randolph Scott Seven Men from Now is a 1956 Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, and Lee Marvin. The film was written by Burt Kennedy and produced by John Wayne's ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan The Iceman Cometh is a 1973 film directed by John Frankenheimer. The screenplay was written by Thomas Quinn Curtiss, based on Eugene O'Neill's 1939 play of the same name. The film was screened ...more

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Sergeant Ryker Lee Marvin, Vera Miles, Peter Graves Sergeant Ryker is a 1968 film directed by Buzz Kulik.

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Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Lee Marvin Raintree County is a 1957 American Technicolor melodramatic film set during the American Civil War, directed by Edward Dmytryk. It stars Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, and ...more

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Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Eddie Albert Attack, also known as Attack!, is a 1956 American war film. It was directed by Robert Aldrich and starred Jack Palance, Eddie Albert, Lee Marvin, William Smithers, Robert Strauss, Richard ...more

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Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters The Delta Force is a 1986 American action film starring Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin as leaders of an elite squad of Special Forces troops based on the real life U.S. Army Delta Force unit. It ...more

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Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Héctor Elizondo Pocket Money is a 1972 film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, from a screenplay written by Terrence Malick and based on the novel Jim Kane by Joseph P. Brown. The movie stars Paul Newman and Lee ...more

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Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Ken Wahl The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission is a made-for-TV film and sequel to the original Dirty Dozen, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and reuntiting Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Jaeckel 18 years ...more

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Eight Iron Men Lee Marvin, Richard Kiley, Bonar Colleano Eight Iron Men is a 1952 American World War II drama film directed by Edward Dmytryk and featuring Lee Marvin in a supporting role. The screenplay was adapted by Harry Brown from his 1945 play A ...more

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Dog Day Tina Louise, Lee Marvin, Juliet Mills Dog Day is a 1984 film starring Lee Marvin. A criminal shows up at a farmhouse with the law on his heels and several million dollars in his possession. The supporting cast includes Tina Louise ...more

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Lee Marvin, Donna Reed, Randolph Scott Hangman's Knot is a 1952 American Western film written and directed by Roy Huggins and starring Randolph Scott, Donna Reed, and Claude Jarman, Jr. The film is about a group of Confederate ...more

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Rock Hudson, Lee Marvin, Donna Reed Gun Fury is a 1953 3-D western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Rock Hudson and Donna Reed, with major supporting roles for Philip Carey and Leo Gordon. The film is based on the novel ...more

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Lee Marvin, Linda Evans, Robert Shaw Avalanche Express is a 1979 cold war adventure thriller film produced and directed by Mark Robson, about the struggle over a defecting Russian general. It starred Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, ...more

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Lee Marvin, Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue The Duel at Silver Creek is a 1952 Western film directed by Don Siegel and starring Audie Murphy. It was the first time Murphy had appeared in a film where he played a character who was good ...more

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Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin, Claire Trevor The Stranger Wore a Gun is a 1953 film directed by Randolph Scott and Claire Trevor.

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Jayne Mansfield, Ella Fitzgerald, Janet Leigh Pete Kelly's Blues is a 1955 film based on the 1951 original radio series. It was directed by and starred Jack Webb in the title role of a bandleader and musician. Janet Leigh is featured as ...more

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Lee Marvin, Brandon deWilde, Paul Ford The Missouri Traveler is a 1958 American coming-of-age period piece comedy-drama film directed by Jerry Hopper starring Brandon deWilde and Lee Marvin. It is based on the novel of the same name ...more

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Ron Howard, Lee Marvin, Noah Beery The Spikes Gang is a 1974 Mirisch Company motion picture adaptation of the Giles Tippette novel The Bank Robber. It was directed by Richard Fleischer and starred Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes, Charles ...more

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Anne Bancroft, Lee Marvin, Peter Graves The Raid is a 1954 Technicolor American film set during the American Civil War. It stars Van Heflin, Anne Bancroft, Richard Boone and Lee Marvin. It is loosely based on a true incident, the St. ...more

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Paul Newman, Cloris Leachman, Lee Marvin The Rack is a film directed by Arnold Laven released on November 2, 1956.

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Lee Marvin, Sylvia Sidney, Victor Mature Violent Saturday is a 1955 American crime drama directed by Richard Fleischer and starring Victor Mature, Lee Marvin, Richard Egan and Stephen McNally. The film, set in a mining town, depicts ...more

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A Life in the Balance Anne Bancroft, Lee Marvin, Ricardo Montalbán A Life in the Balance is a 1955 thriller drama film written by Robert Presnell Jr. and Leo Townsend and directed by Harry Horner and Rafael Portillo; with writing credits by Georges Simenon.

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Anne Bancroft, Lee Marvin, Raymond Burr Gorilla at Large is a 1954 horror mystery B-movie made in 3-D. The film stars Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb and Raymond Burr, with Lee Marvin and Warren Stevens in supporting ...more

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O. J. Simpson, Richard Burton, Lee Marvin The Klansman is a 1974 American motion picture drama based on the book of the same name by William Bradford Huie. It was directed by Terence Young and starred Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, O.J. ...more