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The Best Richard Conte Movies 

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

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

Everything from Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? to Whirlpool is included on this list.

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

Richard Conte worked with many famous directors, including big names like Fritz Lang and Francis Ford Coppola.

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Susan Hayward, Edward G. Robinson, Debra Paget

Released: 1949

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

House of Strangers is a 1949 American film noir directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, and Richard Conte. It is the first of three film versions of ...more

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Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

Released: 1972

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo. The aging patriarch (Marlon Brando) of an organized crime dynasty transfers ...more

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James Stewart, Thelma Ritter, Lee J. Cobb

Released: 1948

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

Call Northside 777 is a 1948 documentary-style film noir directed by Henry Hathaway. It is based on the true story of a Chicago reporter who proved that a man in prison for murder was wrongly ...more
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Lloyd Bridges, Dana Andrews, John Ireland

Released: 1945

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

A Walk in the Sun is a World War II war film released in 1945, based on the novel by Harry Brown, who was a writer for Yank, the Army Weekly based in England. The book was serialized in Liberty ...more

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James Cagney, Karl Malden, E. G. Marshall

Released: 1947

Directed by: Henry Hathaway

13 Rue Madeleine is a 1947 World War II spy film starring James Cagney, Annabella and Richard Conte. The title refers to the Le Havre address where a Gestapo headquarters is located.
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Lee J. Cobb, William Bendix, Valentina Cortese

Released: 1949

Directed by: Jules Dassin

Thieves' Highway is a 1949 film noir directed by Jules Dassin. The screenplay was written by A. I. Bezzerides, based on his novel Thieves' Market.
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John Wayne, Charlton Heston, Angela Lansbury

Released: 1965

Directed by: George Stevens, Jean Negulesco, David Lean

The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by George Stevens. It is a retelling of the story of Jesus Christ, from the Nativity through the Resurrection. ...more

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Lee Van Cleef, Brian Donlevy, Earl Holliman

Released: 1955

Directed by: Joseph H. Lewis

The Big Combo is a 1955 American film noir directed by Joseph H. Lewis and photographed by cinematographer John Alton, with music by David Raksin.
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Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin

Released: 1960

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Ocean's 11 is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop. Centered on a series of ...more

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Nat King Cole, Anne Baxter, Raymond Burr

Released: 1953

Directed by: Fritz Lang

The Blue Gardenia is a 1953 black-and-white film noir directed by Fritz Lang and based on a story by Vera Caspary. It stars Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern and Raymond Burr. The first ...more
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Gene Tierney, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

Released: 1949

Directed by: Otto Preminger

Whirlpool is a 1949 thriller film noir directed by Otto Preminger and written by Ben Hecht and Andrew Solt, adapted from Guy Endore's novel Methinks the Lady. The film stars Gene Tierney, ...more
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Rita Hayworth, Gary Cooper, Tab Hunter

Released: 1959

Directed by: Robert Rossen

They Came to Cordura is a 1959 Western film co-written and directed by Robert Rossen, starring Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth, and featuring Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Richard Conte, Michael Callan, ...more
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Anthony Quinn, William Bendix, Richard Jaeckel

Released: 1943

Directed by: Lewis Seiler

Guadalcanal Diary is a 1943 World War II war film directed by Lewis Seiler, featuring Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte, Anthony Quinn and the film debut of Richard ...more

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Shelley Winters, Debra Paget, Victor Mature

Released: 1948

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

Cry of the City is a 1948 black-and-white film noir directed by Robert Siodmak based on the novel by Henry Edward Helseth, The Chair for Martin Rome. Veteran film noir-writer Ben Hecht worked on ...more
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Susan Hayward, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

Released: 1955

Directed by: Daniel Mann

I'll Cry Tomorrow is a biopic which tells the story of Lillian Roth, a Broadway star who rebels against the pressure of her domineering mother and reacts to the death of her fiancé by ...more
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Harry Morgan, Sheldon Leonard, Lou Nova

Released: 1946

Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Somewhere in the Night is a 1946 psychological thriller, directed and co-written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
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Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Nestor Paiva

Released: 1944

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

The Purple Heart is a 1944 American war film directed by Lewis Milestone. The film stars Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, Kevin O'Shea, Don "Red" Barry and Trudy Marshall. ...more
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James Darren, Lamont Johnson, Richard Conte

Released: 1957

Directed by: Phil Karlson

The Brothers Rico is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Phil Karlson and written by Lewis Meltzer, Ben Perry, and Dalton Trumbo. The film is based on a story written by Georges Simenon, ...more
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Coleen Gray, Richard Conte, Richard Taber

Released: 1950

Directed by: George Sherman

The Sleeping City is a 1950 film noir, shot in semidocumentary style set in and shot at New York's Bellevue Hospital. It was directed by George Sherman and features Richard Conte, Coleen Gray ...more
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Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Howard Ross

Released: 1973

Directed by: Fernando Di Leo

Il Boss, aka The Boss, Murder Inferno or Wipeout! is a poliziottesco film written and directed by the Italian crime film specialist Fernando Di Leo in 1973. It is the final part of Di Leo's ...more
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Joan Bennett, Mary Beth Hughes, Iris Adrian

Released: 1954

Directed by: Nathan H. Juran

Highway Dragnet is a 1954 American crime drama film noir directed by Nathan Juran, based on story by U.S. Anderson and Roger Corman. The film stars Richard Conte, Joan Bennett and Wanda
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Edward Arnold, Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main

Released: 1949

Directed by: Richard Thorpe

Big Jack is a 1949 film starring Wallace Beery, Richard Conte, and Marjorie Main. The movie was directed by Richard Thorpe and the screenplay was written by Gene Fowler and Otto Eis from the ...more
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This Angry Age Anthony Perkins, Alida Valli, Silvana Mangano

Released: 1957

Directed by: René Clément

This Angry Age is a 1958 drama film directed by René Clément.
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Richard Conte, Russell Napier

Directed by: Ken Hughes

Little Red Monkey, released in the United States as Case of the Red Monkey, is a 1955 British spy film directed by Ken Hughes and starring Richard Conte, Rona Anderson and Russell Napier. ...more
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Lionel Stander, Adolfo Celi, Irene Papas

Released: 1972

Directed by: Luigi Vanzi

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