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The Very Best Robert Redford Movies

Updated November 5, 2019 10.4k votes 2.2k voters 122.8k views52 items

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This list of the best Robert Redford movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Robert Redford has appeared in some of the best films of all time, but in 1978, he took his love of movies to the next level by becoming the chairman to the newly founded Sundance Film Festival. Robert Redford'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 Robert Redford movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Robert Redford movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Robert Redford movies?" and "What are the greatest Robert Redford roles of all time?"  Do you prefer movies with a young Robert Redford, in which his undeniable good looks light up the silver screen, or the gracefully aging old Robert Redford (he's still one of the most handsome Hollywood stars around!)?  The greatest Robert Redford performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous movies like The StingOut of Africa, and The Last Castle appear on this Robert Redford filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the very best.  If you think the best Robert Redford role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Reford's buddy movies, you might also enjoy our list of best Paul Newman movies and best Dustin Hoffman movies.

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  • The Sting1
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    The Sting

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by... more on Wikipedia
  • Jeremiah Johnson2
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    Jeremiah Johnson

    Robert Redford, Tanya Tucker

    Released1972

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    Jeremiah Johnson is a 1972 western film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford... more on Wikipedia
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid3
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1969

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill... more on Wikipedia
  • Three Days of the Condor4
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    Three Days of the Condor

    Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway

    Released1975

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    Three Days of the Condor is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack... more on Wikipedia

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  • All the President's Men5
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    All the President's Men

    Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1976

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula.... more on Wikipedia
  • Barefoot in the Park6
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    Barefoot in the Park

    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

    Released1967

    Directed byGene Saks

    Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 American comedy film. The film stars Jane Fonda as Corie and... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Natural7
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    The Natural

    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford

    Released1984

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Way We Were8
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    The Way We Were

    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert... more on Wikipedia
  • An Unfinished Life9
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    An Unfinished Life

    Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    An Unfinished Life is a 2005 drama film directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Gatsby10
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    The Great Gatsby

    Robert Redford, Mia Farrow

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Clayton

    The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and... more on Wikipedia
  • The Electric Horseman11
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    The Electric Horseman

    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford

    Released1979

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    The Electric Horseman is a 1979 adventure-romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda... more on Wikipedia

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  • A River Runs Through It12
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    A River Runs Through It

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released1992

    Directed byRobert Redford

    A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig... more on Wikipedia

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  • Brubaker13
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    Brubaker

    Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman

    Released1980

    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

    Brubaker is a 1980 American prison drama film starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto and David... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Horse Whisperer14
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    The Horse Whisperer

    Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Redford

    The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford,... more on Wikipedia

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  • All Is Lost15
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    All Is Lost

    Robert Redford

    Released2013

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

    All Is Lost is a 2013 survival drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • The Candidate16
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    The Candidate

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood

    Released1972

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    The Candidate is a 1972 American satirical comedy-drama film starring Robert Redford and Peter... more on Wikipedia

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  • Out of Africa17
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    Out of Africa

    Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

    Released1985

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    Out of Africa is a 1985 American epic romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney... more on Wikipedia

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  • This Property Is Condemned18
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    This Property Is Condemned

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood

    Released1966

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    This Property Is Condemned is a 1966 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack and... more on Wikipedia
  • Lions for Lambs19
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    Lions for Lambs

    Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Redford

    Lions for Lambs is a 2007 American drama film directed by Robert Redford about the connection... more on Wikipedia
  • Sneakers20
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    Sneakers

    Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1992

    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

    Sneakers is a 1992 caper film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, written by Robinson, Walter... more on Wikipedia
  • Spy Game21
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    Spy Game

    Brad Pitt, Robert Redford

    Released2001

    Directed byTony Scott

    Spy Game is a 2001 American spy film directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert Redford and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ordinary People22
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    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

    Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Up Close & Personal23
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    Up Close & Personal

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Redford

    Released1996

    Directed byJon Avnet

    Up Close & Personal is a 1996 American romantic drama film directed by Jon Avnet, and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Waldo Pepper24
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    The Great Waldo Pepper

    Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford

    Released1975

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    The Great Waldo Pepper is a 1975 drama film directed, produced, and co-written by George Roy... more on Wikipedia

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  • Inside Daisy Clover25
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    Inside Daisy Clover

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It... more on Wikipedia