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The Best Richard Farnsworth Movies  

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

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The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, like Misery and Into the Night.

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Richard Farnsworth, Jackie Burroughs, Wayne Robson
The Grey Fox is a 1982 Canadian Biographical-Western film directed by Phillip Borsos and written by John Hunter. It is based on the true story of Bill Miner, an American stagecoach robber who ...more
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Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton, Richard Farnsworth
The Straight Story is a 1999 biographical drama film directed by David Lynch. The film was edited and produced by Mary Sweeney, Lynch's longtime partner and co-worker. She co-wrote the script ...more
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Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall
The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and ...more
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Lauren Bacall, Kathy Bates, James Caan
Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name and starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances ...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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Michelle Williams, Helen Slater, Richard Farnsworth
Lassie is a 1994 adventure family film directed by Daniel Petrie and featuring the fictional collie Lassie.
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Richard Farnsworth, Zack Ward, Colleen Dewhurst
Anne of Green Gables is a 1985 Canadian television drama film based on the novel of the same name by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. The film starred Megan Follows and was produced and ...more
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Steve McQueen, Linda Evans, Slim Pickens
Tom Horn is a 1980 Western film about the legendary lawman, outlaw, and gunfighter. It starred Steve McQueen as the title character and was based on Horn's own writings.
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Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Lee Van Cleef
The Tin Star was first a short story then a 1957 American western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Henry Fonda and Anthony Perkins, in one of Perkins' first roles. The film became one ...more
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Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, James Woods
The Getaway is a 1994 thriller directed by Roger Donaldson. It is based on the Jim Thompson novel of the same name and is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name. The film stars Alec Baldwin ...more
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Melissa Gilbert, Richard Farnsworth, Michael Schoeffling
Sylvester is a 1985 film directed by Tim Hunter. It stars Richard Farnsworth and Melissa Gilbert. The movie was nominated for a Young Artist Award in 1986.
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Jack Nicholson, Tom Waits, Madeleine Stowe
The Two Jakes is a 1990 American Neo-noir mystery film, and the sequel to the 1974 film Chinatown. Directed by and starring Jack Nicholson, it also features Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine ...more
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Ben Stiller, Gilbert Gottfried, Kristy Swanson
Highway to Hell is a 1992 American horror comedy film directed by Ate de Jong and starring Chad Lowe, Kristy Swanson, Patrick Bergin, and Jarrett Lennon. It was written by Brian Helgeland and ...more
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Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth
Resurrection is a 1980 film which tells the story of a woman who survives the car accident which kills her husband, but discovers that she has the power to heal other people. She becomes an ...more
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Anne Archer, Mary Kay Place, Richard Farnsworth
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Christopher Lloyd, Jason Robards Jr., Richard Farnsworth
The Legend of the Lone Ranger is a 1981 American western film directed by William A. Fraker and starring Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse and Christopher Lloyd. It is based on the story of The ...more
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Robert Redford, Alan Arkin, Lena Olin
Havana is a 1990 drama film starring Robert Redford, Lena Olin and Raúl Juliá, directed by Sydney Pollack with music by Dave Grusin. The film's plot concerns Jack Weil, an American ...more
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Jane Fonda, James Caan, Mark Harmon
Comes a Horseman is a 1978 film starring James Caan, Jane Fonda, Jason Robards, and Richard Farnsworth, directed by Alan J. Pakula. Set in the American West of the 1940s but not a typical ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Richard Farnsworth, Tim Thomerson
Rhinestone is a 1984 musical comedy film directed by Bob Clark with a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and Phil Alden Robinson; the film stars Stallone and Dolly Parton. The film is based on the ...more
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David Bowie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dan Aykroyd
Into the Night is a 1985 American comedy-thriller film directed by John Landis, starring Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer. The film is notable for a large number of cameo appearances made by ...more
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Ruckus Linda Blair, Ben Johnson, Richard Farnsworth
Ruckus is a 1980 comedy-drama film starring Dirk Benedict and Linda Blair.
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Paul Rudd, Craig T. Nelson, Ashley Jones
The Fire Next Time is a 1993 film written by James S. Henerson and directed by Tom McLoughlin.