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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
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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Superman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ned Beatty Movies
Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve
Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, ...more

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Robert Duvall, Faye Dunaway, William Holden
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
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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Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp
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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All the President's Men ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ned Beatty Movies
Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford
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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Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra
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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Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Michael Keaton
Toy Story 3 is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, and the third film in the Toy Story series. It was produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. ...more

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Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut is an unfinished superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is a re-edited director's cut of the 1980 film Superman II by restoring a significant amount of ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd
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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Charlton Heston, Christopher Reeve, David Carradine
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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Robert Downey Jr., Rodney Dangerfield, Sam Kinison
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
Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. The supporting cast includes ...more

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Jeff Goldblum, Lily Tomlin, Julie Christie
Nashville is a 1975 American musical drama film directed by Robert Altman. A winner of numerous awards and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, Nashville is ...more

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Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina
Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Verbinski, Graham King and John B. Carls. Rango was a critical and commercial ...more

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Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks
Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American biographical comedy-drama film, recounting the true story of U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson who partnered with CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to launch ...more

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Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich
He Got Game is a 1998 American sports-drama film written and directed by Spike Lee. It stars Denzel Washington as Jake Shuttlesworth, a prison inmate convicted for an act against his wife. He is ...more

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Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Wilfrid Hyde-White
The Toy is a 1982 American comedy film directed by Richard Donner, and starring Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason, with Ned Beatty, Scott Schwartz, Teresa Ganzel, and Virginia Capers in ...more

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James Earl Jones, Richard Burton, Max von Sydow
Exorcist II: The Heretic is a 1977 horror film directed by John Boorman and written by William Goodhart. It stars Linda Blair, Richard Burton, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow, Kitty Winn, Paul ...more

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Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Ned Beatty
Silver Streak is a 1976 comedy-thriller film about an event on a Los Angeles-to-Chicago train journey. It was directed by Arthur Hiller and stars Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, and Richard Pryor, ...more

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Walter Matthau, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty
Hopscotch is a 1980 American film directed by Ronald Neame and produced by Edie Landau and Ely A. Landau. It was written by Bryan Forbes and Brian Garfield, based on Garfield's novel of the same ...more

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Burt Reynolds, Laura Dern, Ned Beatty
White Lightning is a 1973 American action film from United Artists starring Burt Reynolds as Gator McKlusky. The film, directed by Joseph Sargent and written by William W. Norton, also starred ...more
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Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris
Just Cause is a 1995 suspense thriller film directed by Arne Glimcher and starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne. It is based on John Katzenbach's novel of the same name.

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Pierce Brosnan, Michael Caine, Ned Beatty
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Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty
Repossessed is a 1990 comedy film that belatedly spoofs the 1973 horror film The Exorcist. It was written and directed by Bob Logan. The film features the original star of The Exorcist, Linda ...more