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The Best Ned Beatty Movies 

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

If you think the best Ned Beatty role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ned Beatty 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 a variety of different films, including Promises in the Dark and Angel Square.

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

Steven Spielberg and Joel Schumacher are among those who have directed Ned Beatty at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty

Released: 1972

Directed by: John Boorman

Deliverance is a 1972 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by John Boorman, and starring Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox, with the latter two making their ...more

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Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden

Released: 1976

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Network is a 1976 American satirical film written by Paddy Chayefsky and directed by Sidney Lumet, about a fictional television network, UBS, and its struggle with poor ratings. The film stars ...more

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Vince Vaughn, Sean Astin, Jon Favreau filmography

Released: 1993

Directed by: David Anspaugh

Rudy is a 1993 American sports film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger, who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of ...more

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Superman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ned Beatty Movies
Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

Released: 1978

Directed by: Richard Donner

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All the President's Men ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ned Beatty Movies
Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

Released: 1976

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl ...more

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Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp

Released: 1980

Directed by: Richard Lester, Richard Donner

Superman II is a 1980 British-American superhero film directed by Richard Lester. It is a sequel to the 1978 film Superman and stars Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty, ...more

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Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lee Unkrich

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Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

Released: 2007

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Shooter is a 2007 American conspiracy action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The film concerns a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper, ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1979

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John ...more

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Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve

Released: 2006

Directed by: Richard Lester, Richard Donner

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Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison

Released: 1986

Directed by: Alan Metter

Back to School is a 1986 comedy film starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, Terry Farrell, William Zabka, Ned Beatty, Sam Kinison, and Robert Downey, Jr. It was ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence

Released: 1999

Directed by: Ted Demme

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James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Boorman, Rospo Pallenberg

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Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Released: 1982

Directed by: Richard Donner

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Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

Released: 2007

Directed by: Mike Nichols

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Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

Released: 1998

Directed by: Spike Lee

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Charlton Heston, Christopher Reeve, David Carradine

Released: 1978

Directed by: David Greene

Gray Lady Down is a 1978 disaster film by Universal Studios starring Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, and is the feature film debut of Christopher Reeve. It ...more

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Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin, Julie Christie

Released: 1975

Directed by: Robert Altman

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Walter Matthau, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty

Released: 1980

Directed by: Ronald Neame

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Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty

Released: 1976

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

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Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

Released: 1995

Directed by: Arne Glimcher

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Burt Reynolds, Laura Dern, Ned Beatty

Released: 1973

Directed by: Joseph Sargent

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Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty

Released: 1987

Directed by: John Mackenzie

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Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty

Released: 1990

Directed by: Bob Logan

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