The Best Rachel Ward Movies

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

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This list contains films like Blackbeard and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.

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  • Sharky's Machine

    Sharky's Machine

    Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward, Vittorio Gassman
    25 votes
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Burt Reynolds
    An Atlanta vice-squad detective (Burt Reynolds) loves a high-class call girl (Rachel Ward) linked to politics and a mob boss (Vittorio Gassman).

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  • Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
    Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Carl Reiner
    15 votes
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Carl Reiner
    When a famous cheese maker dies in a freak car crash, his daughter (Rachel Ward) is convinced that it was no accident. She thinks he was murdered for his top-secret cheese recipes. To prove her theory, she hires detective Roy Reardon (Steve Martin). His quest to find out what happened to the missing man brings him face-to-face with movie legends, actors such as Humphrey Bogart, Alan Ladd and Burt Lancaster, via footage from classic film noir and crime films.

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  • Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
    Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck, Georges Corraface
    7 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: John Glen
    Explorer Christopher Columbus (Georges Corraface) is determined to sail west from Europe to India. While his brother searches for funding for the expedition elsewhere, Columbus heads to Spain, where he is interrogated by Tomas de Torquemeda (Marlon Brando), the feared mastermind of the Spanish Inquisition. When Queen Isabella (Rachel Ward) agrees to finance his expedition as a way of spreading Christianity, Columbus embarks with a mutinous crew, destined for a surprising discovery.
  • On the Beach
    Rachel Ward, Bryan Brown, Armand Assante
    7 votes
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Russell Mulcahy
    On the Beach is a 2000 apocalyptic made-for-television film directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Armand Assante, Bryan Brown and Rachel Ward. It was originally aired on Showtime. The remake of the 1959 film, was also based on the 1957 novel by Nevil Shute but updates the setting of the story to the film's then-future of 2006, starting with placing the crew on the fictional Los Angeles-class USS Charleston submarine.)
  • The Final Terror
    Daryl Hannah, Rachel Ward, Joe Pantoliano
    7 votes
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Andrew Davis
    The Final Terror is a 1983 American horror film directed by Andrew Davis, and starring Rachel Ward, Daryl Hannah, Adrian Zmed, and Joe Pantoliano. Originally written under the working titles The Creeper and Three Blind Mice, the plot follows a group of forest rangers camping in the Northern California wilderness who find themselves fighting for their lives against a backwoods female killer hunting them as prey. It blends elements of slasher films and survival thrillers. The film was shot on location in 1981 in the Redwood forests, and was not released for two years, as the production searched for a distributor. It was eventually released in 1983 to capitalize on the rising fame of its young stars. Today the film has developed an underground following among slasher fans.
  • How to Get Ahead in Advertising
    Rachel Ward, Richard E. Grant, Richard Wilson
    9 votes
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Bruce Robinson
    How to Get Ahead in Advertising is a 1989 British film written and directed by Bruce Robinson and starring Richard E. Grant and Rachel Ward. The title is a pun and can be literally taken as "How to Get a Head in Advertising".