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

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

This list below has a variety of famous Paul Newman films, like The Color of Money, Cool Hand Luke, and Road to Perdition, in it. Paul Newman's filmography is quite extensive, but this list has them all! 

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

Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Altman both worked with Paul Newman over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Paul Newman your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly films lists too.

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Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring Paul Newman and featuring George Kennedy in an Oscar-winning performance. Newman stars in the title ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters to con a mob boss. The film was directed by George Roy Hill, who had ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West ...more

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Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, George C. Scott The Hustler is a 1961 American drama film directed by Robert Rossen from the Walter Tevis's 1959 novel of the same name Rossen and Sidney Carroll adapted for the screen. It tells the story of ...more

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Paul Newman, Yvette Vickers, Patricia Neal Hud is a 1963 Western film directed by Martin Ritt and starring Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas and Patricia Neal. It was produced by Ritt and Newman's recently founded company, Salem Productions, ...more

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Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling The Verdict is a 1982 courtroom drama film that tells the story of a down-on-his-luck alcoholic lawyer who takes a medical malpractice case to improve his own situation, but discovers along the ...more

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Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a 1958 American drama film directed by Richard Brooks. It is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by Tennessee Williams adapted by Richard Brooks ...more

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Tom Cruise, Paul Newman, Martin Scorsese The Color of Money is a 1986 drama film directed by Martin Scorsese from a screenplay by Richard Price, based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Walter Tevis. The film stars Paul Newman and ...more

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Paul Newman, M. Emmet Walsh, Swoosie Kurtz Slap Shot is a 1977 comedy film directed by George Roy Hill, written by Nancy Dowd and starring Paul Newman and Michael Ontkean. It depicts a minor league hockey team that resorts to violent ...more

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Paul Newman, Martin Balsam, Fredric March Hombre is a 1967 revisionist western film directed by Martin Ritt, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and starring Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Martin Balsam, ...more

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Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith Nobody's Fool is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Richard Russo. It stars Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, ...more

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Paul Newman, Angela Lansbury, Orson Welles The Long, Hot Summer is a 1958 film directed by Martin Ritt. The screenplay was written by Irving Ravetch and Harriet Frank, Jr., based in part on three works by William Faulkner: the 1931 ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen Somebody Up There Likes Me is a 1956 American drama film based on the life of middleweight boxing legend Rocky Graziano. Joseph Ruttenberg was awarded a 1956 Oscar in the category of Best ...more

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Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban Absence of Malice is a 1981 American drama film starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, and Bob Balaban, directed by Sydney Pollack. The title refers to the legal definition of libel defamation, and ...more

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Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman Road to Perdition is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay was adapted by David Self, from the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The film stars ...more

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Paul Newman, Rip Torn, Shirley Knight A 1962 film adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play featuring many actors from of the play's original 1959 New York production.

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Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Lee J. Cobb Exodus is a 1960 epic war film made by Alpha and Carlyle Productions and distributed by United Artists. Produced and directed by Otto Preminger, the film was based on the 1958 novel Exodus, by ...more

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Paul Newman, Henry Fonda, Lee Remick Sometimes A Great Notion is a 1971 American drama film directed by Paul Newman and starring Newman, Henry Fonda and Lee Remick. The screenplay by John Gay is based on the 1964 novel of the same ...more

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Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh Harper, released in the UK as The Moving Target, is a 1966 film based on Ross Macdonald's novel The Moving Target and adapted for the screen by novelist William Goldman, who admired MacDonald's ...more

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Paul Newman, Ava Gardner, Jacqueline Bissett The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 American western film written by John Milius, directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman. It was loosely based on the real-life, ...more

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Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith, Joanne Woodward The Drowning Pool is a 1975 American thriller film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, and based upon Ross Macdonald's novel The Drowning Pool. The film stars Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, and Anthony ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward Winning is a 1969 American motion picture starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The film is about a racecar driver who aspires to win the Indianapolis 500. A number of racecar drivers and ...more

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O. J. Simpson, Paul Newman, Faye Dunaway The Towering Inferno is a 1974 American action drama disaster film produced by Irwin Allen featuring an all-star cast led by Steve McQueen and Paul Newman. The picture was directed by John ...more

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Paul Newman, Kyra Sedgwick, Blythe Danner Mr. & Mrs. Bridge is a 1990 Merchant Ivory film based on the novels by Evan S. Connell of the same name. It is directed by James Ivory, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and produced ...more

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Paul Newman, Pam Grier, Ed Asner Fort Apache, The Bronx is a 1981 crime drama film made by Producers Circle and Time-Life Films, and distributed by 20th Century Fox. Filmed on locations in the Bronx, New York City, New York, ...more

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Paul Newman, John Cusack, Laura Dern Fat Man and Little Boy is a 1989 film that reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret Allied endeavor to develop the first nuclear weapons during World War II. The film is named after the ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Vaughn, Adam West The Young Philadelphians is a 1959 drama film starring Paul Newman, Barbara Rush and Alexis Smith, and directed by Vincent Sherman. Robert Vaughn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best ...more

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Paul Newman, Julie Andrews, Alfred Hitchcock Torn Curtain is a 1966 American political thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, starring Paul Newman and Julie Andrews. Written by Brian Moore, the film is about an American scientist who ...more

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Paul Newman, Barbara Eden, Myrna Loy From the Terrace is a 1960 American drama film directed by Mark Robson and starring Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Myrna Loy, Barbara Eden, Ina Balin, and Leon Ames. The screenplay was written by ...more

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Paul Newman, Harry Andrews, Dominique Sanda The Mackintosh Man is a 1973 British-American cold war spy thriller film, directed by John Huston and starring Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda and James Mason.

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Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Louis Armstrong Paris Blues is an American feature film made on location in Paris, starring Sidney Poitier as expatriate jazz musician Eddie Cook, and Paul Newman as trombone-playing Ram Bowen. The two men ...more

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Paul Newman, Denver Pyle, James Best The Left Handed Gun is a 1958 American western film and the film directorial debut of Arthur Penn, starring Paul Newman as Billy the Kid and John Dehner as Pat Garrett. The screenplay was ...more

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Paul Newman, Britt Ekland, Elke Sommer The Prize is a 1963 spy film starring Paul Newman, Elke Sommer and Edward G. Robinson. It was directed by Mark Robson, produced by Pandro S. Berman and adapted for the screen by Ernest Lehman ...more

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Paul Newman, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi The Hudsucker Proxy is a 1994 screwball comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Sam Raimi co-wrote the script and served as second unit director. The film stars ...more

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Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow Cars is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy-adventure sports film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed and co-written by John Lasseter, it is ...more

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Paul Newman, Richard Jenkins, Lolita Davidovich Blaze is a 1989 film written and directed by Ron Shelton. Based on the 1974 memoir Blaze Starr: My Life as Told to Huey Perry by Blaze Starr and Huey Perry, the film stars Paul Newman as Earl ...more

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Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina The Secret War of Harry Frigg is a 1968 comedy film set in World War II. It was directed by Jack Smight and starred Paul Newman.

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Morgan Freeman, Paul Newman, Ellen Barkin Harry & Son is a 1984 American drama film directed by Paul Newman, who also stars. The screenplay by Newman and Ronald Buck focuses on the relationship between a blue-collar worker and his ...more

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Paul Newman, Helen Hunt, Robin Wright Empire Falls is a two-part mini-series that aired on HBO in 2005. It was based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name which was written by Richard Russo. It was nominated for and ...more

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Paul Newman, Jane Curtin, Jeffrey DeMunn Our Town is a 2003 television film adaptation of the play of the same name by Thornton Wilder. It stars Paul Newman, who was nominated for both an Emmy and a SAG award for outstanding acting. It ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Paul Newman Twilight is a 1998 thriller/Neo-noir film directed by Robert Benton. It stars Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon, Stockard Channing, and James Garner. The screenplay ...more

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Paul Newman, Joan Fontaine, Jean Simmons Until They Sail is a 1957 American black and white CinemaScope drama film directed by Robert Wise. The screenplay by Robert Anderson, based on a story by James A. Michener included in his 1951 ...more

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Liza Minnelli, Paul Newman, Mel Brooks Silent Movie is a 1976 satirical comedy film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks, and released by 20th Century Fox on June 17, 1976. The ensemble cast includes Dom DeLuise, Marty ...more

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Paul Newman, Lee Marvin, Héctor Elizondo Pocket Money is a 1972 film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, from a screenplay written by Terrence Malick and based on the novel Jim Kane by Joseph P. Brown. The movie stars Paul Newman and Lee ...more

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Paul Newman, Burt Lancaster, Harvey Keitel Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson is a 1976 revisionist Western directed by Robert Altman and based on the play Indians by Arthur Kopit. It stars Paul Newman as ...more

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Paul Newman, Joan Collins, Tuesday Weld Rally Round the Flag, Boys! is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Max Shulman, directed by Leo McCarey, starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, and released by 20th ...more

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Paul Newman: Hollywood's Cool Hand Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint

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Paul Newman, Cloris Leachman, Anthony Perkins WUSA is a 1970 American drama film, directed by Stuart Rosenberg. It was written by Robert Stone, based on his novel A Hall of Mirrors. The story involves a radio station in New Orleans with the ...more

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Paul Newman, Linda Fiorentino, Dermot Mulroney Where the Money Is is a 2000 film directed by Marek Kanievska, written by E. Max Frye, and starring Paul Newman, Linda Fiorentino, and Dermot Mulroney.

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Paul Newman, William Shatner, Edward G. Robinson The Outrage is a remake of the 1950 Japanese film Rashomon, reformulated as a Western. It was directed by Martin Ritt and is based on stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. Like the original Akira ...more