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The Best Pat O'Brien Movies  

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

If you think the best Pat O'Brien role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Pat O'Brien 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 many different films, like The Boy with Green Hair and Hell's House.

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Adolphe Menjou, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton
The Front Page is a 1931 American comedy film, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Adolphe Menjou and Pat O'Brien. Based on a Broadway play of the same name, the film was produced by Howard ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Ann Sheridan
Angels with Dirty Faces is a 1938 American gangster film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring James Cagney, the Dead End Kids and Humphrey Bogart, along with Ann Sheridan and George Bancroft. ...more
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Jean Harlow, Frank Morgan, Franchot Tone
Bombshell is a 1933 American Pre-Code romantic comedy-drama film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Jean Harlow, Lee Tracy, Frank Morgan, C. Aubrey Smith, Mary Forbes and Franchot Tone. The ...more
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Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis
Some Like It Hot is a 1959 American comedy film set in 1929, directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. The film is about two musicians who dress in drag in ...more
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James Cagney, George Reeves, Joseph Crehan
The Fighting 69th is an American war film starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, and George Brent. The plot is based upon the actual exploits of New York City's 69th Infantry Regiment during World ...more
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Ronald Reagan, Brian Keith, George Reeves
Knute Rockne, All American is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of Knute Rockne, Notre Dame football coach. It stars Pat O'Brien portraying the role of Rockne and Ronald Reagan as ...more
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Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Carl Reiner
The End is a 1978 black comedy-buddy film, directed by and starring Burt Reynolds. The cast also features Dom DeLuise, Sally Field, Strother Martin, David Steinberg, Joanne Woodward, Norman ...more
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James Cagney, Gloria Stuart, Pat O'Brien
Here Comes the Navy is a 1934 American romantic comedy film starring James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Gloria Stuart and Frank McHugh. The movie was written by Earl Baldwin and Ben Markson, and ...more
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Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Pat O'Brien
Marine Raiders is a 1944 RKO war film showing a fictional depiction of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion and 1st Marine Parachute Battalion on Guadalcanal, R&R in Australia, retraining in Camp ...more
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Mary Astor, Marion Davies, Dick Powell
Page Miss Glory is a 1935 romantic comedy film starring Marion Davies, Pat O'Brien, and Dick Powell. It was based on the play of the same name by Joseph Schrank and Philip Dunning.
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Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Pat O'Brien
Flirtation Walk is a 1934 romantic musical film written by Delmer Daves and Lou Edelman, and directed by Frank Borzage. It focuses on a soldier who falls in love with a general's daughter during ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Barton MacLane
San Quentin is a 1937 Warner Bros. drama film directed by Lloyd Bacon and starring Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart and Ann Sheridan. It was shot on location at San Quentin State Prison.
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Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, Ray Collins
Crack-Up is a 1946 film noir directed by Irving Reis, remembered for directing many "Falcon" movies of the early 1940s including The Falcon Takes Over. The drama is based on ...more
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Burgess Meredith, Ann Sheridan, John Garfield
Castle on the Hudson is a 1940 American drama film directed by Anatole Litvak and starring John Garfield, Ann Sheridan, and Pat O'Brien. A thief gets sent to Sing Sing Prison, where he is ...more
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Spencer Tracy, Basil Rathbone, Jeffrey Hunter
The Last Hurrah is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor. The picture was directed by John Ford and stars Spencer Tracy as a veteran mayor preparing for yet ...more
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George Raft, Ella Raines, Pat O'Brien
A Dangerous Profession is a 1949 American film noir directed by Ted Tetzlaff, written by Warren Duff and Martin Rackin, and starring George Raft, Ella Raines, and Pat O'Brien. The supporting ...more
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Walter Brennan, Jack Elam, Edgar Buchanan
The Over-the-Hill Gang is a 1969 TV-movie Western comedy about aging Texas Rangers starring Walter Brennan and Pat O'Brien. Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, and Jack Elam play ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Samuel L. Jackson, Fran Drescher
Ragtime is a 1981 American drama film, directed by Milo¬ö Forman, based on 1975 historical novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow. The action takes place in and around New York City, New Rochelle, and ...more
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Merle Oberon, Geraldine Fitzgerald, George Brent
'Til We Meet Again is a 1940 romance film starring Merle Oberon and George Brent as two doomed, star-crossed lovers. It is a remake of the 1932 film One Way Passage and itself was remade into ...more
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Joan Blondell, Pat O'Brien
I've Got Your Number is a 1934 Warner Bros. Pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Ray Enright and starring Joan Blondell and Pat O'Brien.
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Robert Ryan, Ruth Warrick, Leon Ames
The Iron Major is a 1943 drama film written by Florence E. Cavanaugh, Aben Kandel, and Warren Duff and directed by Ray Enright.
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Robert Ryan, Eddie Albert, Randolph Scott
Bombardier is a 1943 war drama written by John Twist and directed by Richard Wallace.
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Harold Lloyd, Margaret Hamilton, Adolphe Menjou
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock is a 1947 comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges, starring the silent film comic icon Harold Lloyd, and featuring Jimmy Conlin, Raymond Walburn, Rudy ...more
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Max Baer, Desi Arnaz, Jackie Cooper
The Navy Comes Through is a 1942 American World War II film directed by A. Edward Sutherland. It stars Pat O'Brien, George Murphy and Jane Wyatt. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best ...more
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Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien
Twenty Million Sweethearts is a 1934 American musical comedy film directed by Ray Enright. The film stars Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers. It also featured the Negro quartet The Mills ...more