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The Best Red Buttons Movies  

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

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

Examples include The Story of Us and A Ticklish Affair.

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

Red Buttons was no stranger to working with popular directors, including John Ford, Rob Reiner and Billy Wilder.

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Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton
The Longest Day is a 1962 film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during WWII. The film was produced by Darryl ...more
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John Wayne, John Carradine, Claire Trevor
Stagecoach is a 1939 American Western film directed by John Ford, starring Claire Trevor and John Wayne in his breakthrough role. The screenplay, written by Dudley Nichols, is an adaptation of ...more
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Gene Hackman, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine
The Poseidon Adventure is a 1972 American action-adventure disaster film, directed by Ronald Neame, produced by Irwin Allen, and based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. The film features ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons
Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions. It is a live-action film but one of its title characters, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story ...more
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John Wayne, Red Buttons, Hardy Krüger
Hatari! is a 1962 American action/adventure romantic drama film directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne. It portrays a group of professional wildlife catchers in Africa. The film ...more
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Marlon Brando, James Garner, Red Buttons
Sayonara is a 1957 color American film starring Marlon Brando. The picture tells the story of an American Air Force flier who was an ace fighter pilot during the Korean War. Sayonara won four ...more
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Jane Fonda, Bruce Dern, Red Buttons
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by James Poe and Robert E. Thompson is based on the 1935 novel of the same name by Horace ...more
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Eli Wallach, George Burns, George C. Scott
Movie Movie is a 1978 American double bill directed by Stanley Donen. It consists of two films, Dynamite Hands, a boxing ring morality play, and Baxter's Beauties of 1933, a musical comedy, both ...more
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James Cagney, Red Buttons, Pamela Tiffin
One, Two, Three is a 1961 American comedy film directed by Billy Wilder and written by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond. It is based on the 1929 Hungarian one-act play Egy, kettő, három by ...more
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Ann-Margret, Bing Crosby, Stefanie Powers
Stagecoach is a 1966 American film, directed by Gordon Douglas as a remake of the John Ford classic black-and-white western Stagecoach, which won two Academy Awards and received five other ...more
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Vincent Price, Red Buttons, Rhonda Fleming
The Big Circus is a 1959 film starring Victor Mature as a circus owner struggling with financial trouble and a murderous unknown saboteur.
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Ringo Starr, John Stamos, Sammy Davis
Alice in Wonderland is a two-part film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice books. An Irwin Allen production, it was a special made for television and used a huge all-star cast of notable actors ...more
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Pauly Shore, George Burns, Red Buttons
18 Again! is a 1988 comedy film starring George Burns and Charlie Schlatter. The plot involves a grandson switching souls with his grandfather by means of an accident. This was one of a series ...more
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Angela Lansbury, Ginger Rogers, Leslie Nielsen
Harlow is a 1965 American biographical film directed by Gordon Douglas about the life of film star Jean Harlow. It stars Carroll Baker in the title role, and Raf Vallone, Red Buttons, Angela ...more
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Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bissett, William Holden
When Time Ran Out is a disaster film released in 1980, starring Paul Newman, Jacqueline Bisset, William Holden, James Franciscus, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Burgess Meredith, Valentina ...more
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, Betty White
The Story of Us is a 1999 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer as a couple married for 15 years. The depiction of the ...more
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Judy Garland, Mel Blanc, Red Buttons
Gay Purr-ee is an animated film musical produced by United Productions of America and released by Warner Bros. in 1962. It features the voice talent of Judy Garland in her only animated-film ...more
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Gene Kelly, Leslie Nielsen, Lauren Hutton
Viva Knievel! is a 1977 action film starring Evel Knievel, Gene Kelly, and Lauren Hutton.
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Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July is a 90-minute crossover television film by Rankin Bass filmed in stop-motion animation in the style of its 1964 Christmas special Rudolph the Red-Nosed ...more
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Shirley Jones, Red Buttons, Gig Young
A Ticklish Affair is a 1963 film directed by George Sidney.
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Valerie Bertinelli, Red Buttons, Conrad Bain
C.H.O.M.P.S. is a 1979 film directed by Don Chaffey and was his final feature film.
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Barbara Eden, Peter Lorre, Red Buttons
Five Weeks in a Balloon is a 1962 film directed by Irwin Allen.
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James Earl Jones, Stan Lee, Eric Roberts
The Ambulance is a 1990 thriller film written and directed by Larry Cohen. It stars Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Janine Turner, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons, and Eric Braeden as the Doctor. ...more
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Up from the Beach Red Buttons, Cliff Robertson, Slim Pickens
Up from the Beach is a 1965 French-American international co-production war film directed by Robert Parrish and starring Cliff Robertson, Red Buttons and James Robertson Justice. It was based on ...more
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Your Cheatin' Heart Red Buttons, George Hamilton, Susan Oliver
Your Cheatin' Heart is a film directed by Gene Nelson released on December 1964.