The Best Martin Landau Movies

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

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The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including The Greatest Story Ever Told and Bonanno: A Godfather's Story.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Martin Landau movies?" and "What are the greatest Martin Landau roles of all time?"

Martin Landau is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Tim Burton. Martin Landau has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Rod Steiger and Jason Robards Jr. in terms of fame and success.

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  • Ed Wood
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    Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker
    19 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Tim Burton
    Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) is a passionate but troubled filmmaker, struggling in Hollywood's golden age. This biographical comedy-drama, directed by Tim Burton, chronicles Wood's life and his unconventional friendship with horror film legend Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau), whose career was in decline. The movie explores the production of Wood's infamous B-movie classics like Plan 9 from Outer Space and Glen or Glenda. Landau's exceptional portrayal of Lugosi earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Despite its humorous tone, Ed Wood remains a poignant tribute to one of cinema's most eccentric figures.

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  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
    2
    Martin Landau, Woody Allen, Mia Farrow
    18 votes
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Woody Allen
    Judah (Martin Landau) is a philandering eye doctor who wants to preserve his marriage, and his dangerous brother Jack (Jerry Orbach) comes up with what appears to be the only viable solution. Certain that his mistress (Anjelica Huston) is about to tell his wife (Claire Bloom) about his affair, Judah agrees to Jack's murderous plan. Twinned with Judah's tale is that of Cliff Stern (Woody Allen), a documentary filmmaker whose problems, which involve love and art, are tame but funny.

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  • North by Northwest
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    Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason
    18 votes
    • Released: 1959
    • Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
    In the classic suspense film North by Northwest, Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant), an unsuspecting New York advertising executive, becomes entangled in a web of espionage. Mistaken for a government agent by foreign spies, he's thrust into a perilous cross-country chase. Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint), a mysterious and alluring woman, aids him in his desperate struggle for survival. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this thrilling masterpiece of intrigue and mistaken identity is filled with iconic scenes, including the famous crop-duster sequence and the climactic Mount Rushmore showdown. It's a testament to Hitchcock's mastery over tension and suspense.

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  • The X-Files
    4
    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau
    10 votes
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Rob Bowman
    In The X-Files, FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) probe into the unexplained, the paranormal. They delve into mysteries shrouded in government conspiracies, alien encounters, and inexplicable phenomena. The film, an offshoot of the acclaimed TV series, intensifies their pursuit for truth. Their quest is fraught with danger, deception, and disbelief. Unveiling disturbing secrets, they grapple with increasingly bizarre cases that challenge their skepticism and faith. Wrapped in a cloak of sci-fi thriller genre, it's a testament to the adage - the truth is out there.

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  • Rounders
    5
    Matt Damon, Ed Norton, John Turturro
    14 votes
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: John Dahl
    Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) loses his money in a poker game against Russian gangster Teddy "KGB" (John Malkovich). Under pressure from his girlfriend, Jo (Gretchen Mol), he promises to quit gambling. This lasts until his friend, Lester "Worm" Murphy (Edward Norton), gets out of prison and needs to pay off an old debt. The pair come close to earning the money back but are caught cheating. Then Mike finds out the debt is owed to Teddy and makes one last-ditch effort to beat the Russian.

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  • The Adventures of Pinocchio
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    Martin Landau, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Geneviève Bujold
    13 votes
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Steve Barron
    A fairy answers a wish, bringing to life the puppet of woodcarver Geppetto (Martin Landau), who names him Pinocchio (Jonathan Taylor Thomas).

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