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The Best Lee Van Cleef Movies  

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

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

List contains films like Captain Apache, When the West Was Fun.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Lee Van Cleef movies?" and "What are the greatest Lee Van Cleef roles of all time?"

Movie fans who love Lee Van Cleef have also been known to enjoy films starring Lee Marvin and Rod Steiger.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lee Van Cleef Movies
Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach. The screenplay was written by Age ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, Sergio Leone
For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian spaghetti western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volonté. German actor Klaus Kinski also ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, John Phillip Law, Mario Brega
This film is a 1967 Spaghetti Western directed by Giulio Petroni, written by Luciano Vincenzoni, and starring Lee Van Cleef and John Phillip Law.
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Lee Van Cleef, Tomas Milian, Walter Barnes
The Big Gundown is a 1966 spaghetti western, written by long-time Sergio Leone collaborator Sergio Donati and directed by Sergio Sollima. The film stars Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian. It was ...more
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Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef
High Noon is a 1952 American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Gary Cooper. In nearly real time, the film tells the story of a town marshal forced to face a gang of killers by ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Ignazio Spalla, William Berger
Sabata, is a 1969 Italian Spaghetti Western directed by Gianfranco Parolini. It is the first film in The Sabata Trilogy by Parolini, and stars Lee Van Cleef as the title character. Parolini had ...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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Lee Van Cleef, Giuliano Gemma, Walter Rilla
Day of Anger, also known by its UK video title Gunlaw, is a 1967 spaghetti western film directed by Tonino Valerii. The film stars Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma, and features a musical score ...more
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Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine
Escape from New York is a 1981 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter. The film is set in a then near-future 1997 in a distopian United States ...more
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Gary Busey, Stefanie Powers, Lee Van Cleef
The Magnificent Seven Ride is a 1972 western film and is the third and last sequel of the 1960 western, The Magnificent Seven. It stars Lee Van Cleef as Chris Adams, succeeding Yul Brynner and ...more
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Yul Brynner, Lee Van Cleef
The Sabata Trilogy is a series of Spaghetti Western films released between 1969 and 1971, directed by Gianfranco Parolini, and starring Lee Van Cleef in the first, Sabata, Yul Brynner in the ...more
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Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Lee Van Cleef
The Bravados is a 1958 western film, directed by Henry King starring Gregory Peck and Joan Collins. The CinemaScope film was based on a novel of the same name written by Frank O'Rourke.
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Lee Van Cleef, Brian Donlevy, Earl Holliman
The Big Combo is a 1955 American film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis and photographed by cinematographer John Alton, with music by David Raksin.
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Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Coleen Gray
Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 film noir crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam. The film was ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Klaus Grünberg, Jess Hahn
The Grand Duel, aka Storm Rider and The Big Showdown is a Spaghetti Western directed by Giancarlo Santi, who had previously worked as Sergio Leone's assistant director on The Good, the Bad and ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Bud Spencer, Lionel Stander
Beyond the Law, aka, The Good Die First, is a 1968 Spaghetti Western feature film directed by Giorgio Stegani and starring Lee Van Cleef as Cudlip, Antonio Sabàto Sr. as Ben Novack and ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Ignazio Spalla, Reiner Schöne
Return of Sabata is a 1971 Spaghetti Western film directed by Gianfranco Parolini. The third film in The Sabata Trilogy, it features the return of Lee Van Cleef as the title character, which he ...more
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James Coburn, Lee Van Cleef, Randolph Scott
Ride Lonesome is a 1959 Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, Lee Van Cleef, and James Coburn in his film debut. This Eastmancolor ...more
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Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Lee Van Cleef
The Tin Star was first a short story then a 1957 American western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Henry Fonda and Anthony Perkins, in one of Perkins' first roles. The film became one ...more
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Jack Palance, Lee Van Cleef, Leif Garrett
Priest turned vigilante Father John (Van Cleef) hunts down a gang of criminals, led by Sam Clayton (Palance), who killed a man in a local bar. On the gang's return to the town, they kill the ...more
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Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Fred Williamson
Take a Hard Ride is a 1975 Italian-American Western film directed by Antonio Margheriti. It stars Lee Van Cleef, Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly. Pike, a stone faced cowboy, meets up ...more
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Jim Brown, Lee Van Cleef, Patrick O'Neal
El Condor is a 1970 western war film directed by John Guillermin. Jim Brown and Lee Van Cleef lead a band of Apaches against a fortress commanded by Patrick O'Neal. The fortress is said to ...more
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Lee Van Cleef, Shen Chan, Lo Lieh
The Stranger and the Gunfighter is a 1974 kung fu Spaghetti Western comedy film produced by the Shaw Brothers in collaboration with an Italian company, and filmed on location in Hong Kong and ...more
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Rock Hudson, Lee Van Cleef, Dennis Weaver
The Lawless Breed is a 1953 western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Rock Hudson. The film is based on the life of outlaw John Wesley Hardin.
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Gina Lollobrigida, Lee Van Cleef, Aldo Sambrell
Bad Man's River is a 1971 European Comedy Western film directed by Eugenio Martín and starring Lee Van Cleef, James Mason, Gina Lollobrigida and Simón Andreu.