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The Best Lee Marvin Movies  

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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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The Dirty Dozen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lee Marvin Movies
Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson
The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 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 Ernest ...more
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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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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, but finds that the gunman is not what she expected. The movie stars ...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 WWII 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 restored ...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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Lauren Bacall, Angie Dickinson, Lee Marvin
Point Blank is a 1967 American neo noir film directed by John Boorman, starring Lee Marvin and featuring Angie Dickinson, adapted from the noir pulp novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake, ...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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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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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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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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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. The film was written by former reporter Sydney Boehm, based on a serial by William P. ...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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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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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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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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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