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The Best Ray Walston Movies  

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

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

List includes Kiss Them for Me, Paint Your Wagon and 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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Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin, Jean Seberg
Paint Your Wagon is a 1969 Western musical film starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg. The film was adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from the 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon by Lerner and ...more
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Doris Day, Richard Harris, Ray Walston
Caprice is a 1967 comedy crime thriller film written by Jay Jayson, Frank Tashlin, Martin Hale and Bob Kane and directed by Frank Tashlin.
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France Nuyen, Doug McClure, Mitzi Gaynor
South Pacific is a 1958 American romantic musical film adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific, and based on James A. Michener's Tales of the South Pacific. The film, ...more
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Elizabeth Hurley, Christopher Lloyd, Daryl Hannah
My Favorite Martian is a 1999 comic science fiction film starring Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Daniels, Daryl Hannah, Elizabeth Hurley, Wallace Shawn and Ray Walston, based on the 1960s television ...more
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Danny DeVito, Dick Butkus, Michael Keaton
Johnny Dangerously is a 1984 American parody of 1930s' movies. It was directed by Amy Heckerling; its four screenwriters included Bernie Kukoff and Jeff Harris. The film stars Michael Keaton as ...more
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Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray
The Apartment is a 1960 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, which stars Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray. It was Wilder's next movie after Some ...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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Robin Williams, Linda Hunt, Dennis Franz
Popeye is a 1980 American musical comedy film, directed by Robert Altman and is a live-action film adaptation of E. C. Segar's Thimble Theatre aka Popeye comic strip. It stars Robin Williams as ...more
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Kim Novak, Dean Martin, Henry Gibson
Kiss Me, Stupid is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Dean Martin, Kim Novak, and Ray Walston. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is based on the play ...more
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John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Sherilyn Fenn
Of Mice and Men is a 1992 film based on John Steinbeck's novella of the same name. Directed and produced by Gary Sinise, the film features Sinise as George Milton alongside John Malkovich as ...more
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Phoebe Cates, Betsy Russell, Sylvia Kristel
Private School is a 1983 teen oriented sex comedy film, directed by Noel Black. Starring Phoebe Cates and Matthew Modine, it follows a teenage couple attempting to have sex for the first time.
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Stephen King, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald
The Stand is a 1994 American television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay, and has a cameo role in the series. It was directed by Mick ...more
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Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle, Jean Stapleton
Damn Yankees is a 1958 musical film made by Warner Bros., a modern version of the Faust story involving the New York Yankees and Washington Senators baseball teams. The film is based on the 1955 ...more
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Lana Turner, Burgess Meredith, Anthony Quinn
Portrait in Black is a 1960 American neo-noir crime drama/thriller film directed by Michael Gordon and starring Lana Turner and Anthony Quinn. Produced by Ross Hunter, the film was based on the ...more
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Lori Loughlin, Talia Shire, Bart Conner
Rad is a 1986 film about BMX racing. The film was written by Sam Bernard and Geoffrey Edwards and directed by Hal Needham. It stars Bill Allen and Lori Loughlin. Parts of this movie were filmed ...more
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Vincent Price, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Convicts 4 is a 1962 prison film drama starring Ben Gazzara and directed by Millard Kaufman. The film is a fictionalized version of the life of death row convict John Resko, who wrote his ...more
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Tim Curry, Daryl Hannah, Haylie Duff
Addams Family Reunion is a 1998 film based on The Addams Family television series. While created mainly for the direct-to-video market, it did premiere first on television on Fox Family. It is ...more
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John Hurt, Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins
From the Hip, is a 1987 courtroom dramedy film directed by Bob Clark from a screenplay by Bob Clark and David E. Kelley. The film stars Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt and Beatrice
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Gary Coleman, June Allyson, Robert Guillaume
The Kid with the Broken Halo is a 1982 made-for-television movie starring Gary Coleman, Robert Guillaume, June Allyson, Mason Adams and Ray Walston about a wise-cracking ...more
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Joey Heatherton, George Hamilton, David White
The Happy Hooker goes to Washington is a 1977 comedy film directed by William A. Levey. It was the sequel to The Happy Hooker, which was released in 1975. Joey Heatherton replaced Lynn Redgrave ...more
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This Girl for Hire José Ferrer, Roddy McDowall, Celeste Holm
This Girl for Hire is a 1983 comedy film directed by Jerry Jameson.
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Debbie Reynolds, Bing Crosby, Stella Stevens
Say One for Me is a film directed by Frank Tashlin that was released in 1959.
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Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, Agnes Moorehead
Who's Minding the Store? is a comedy film directed by Frank Tashlin and starring Jerry Lewis. It was released on November 28, 1963, by Paramount Pictures.