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The Very Best Robert Redford Movies  

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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.

Notable directors that have worked with Robert Redford include names like Tony Scott, Phil Alden Robinson and Sidney Lumet. Is Robert Redford your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Peter Fonda and Paul Newman films lists too.

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The Sting is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
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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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West ...more
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Jeremiah Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Robert Redford, Tanya Tucker, Will Geer
Jeremiah Johnson is a 1972 western film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford as the title character and Will Geer as "Bear Claw" Chris Lapp. The film has been said to ...more
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Three Days of the Condor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Max von Sydow
Three Days of the Condor is a 1975 American political thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, and Max von Sydow. The screenplay by ...more
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All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford
All the President's Men is a 1976 American political thriller film directed by Alan J. Pakula. The screenplay by William Goldman is based on the 1974 non-fiction book of the same name by Carl ...more
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The Way We Were is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods
The Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, and directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by Arthur Laurents was based on his college ...more
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The Natural is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
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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Barefoot in the Park is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Doris Roberts
Barefoot in the Park is a 1967 American comedy film. The film stars Jane Fonda as Corie and Robert Redford as Paul. Based on Neil Simon's 1963 play of the same title, it focuses on newlyweds ...more
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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern
The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by David Merrick, from a screenplay ...more
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Out of Africa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Iman Abdulmajid
Out of Africa is a 1985 American epic romantic drama film directed and produced by Sydney Pollack and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. The film is based loosely on the autobiographical ...more
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The Horse Whisperer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, Robert Redford
The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. Redford plays the title role, a talented ...more
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The Electric Horseman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Willie Nelson
The Electric Horseman is a 1979 adventure-romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda and directed by Sydney Pollack. The film is about a former rodeo champion who is hired by a cereal ...more
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An Unfinished Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford
An Unfinished Life is a 2005 drama film directed by Swedish director Lasse Hallström, and based on the Mark Spragg novel of the same name. The film stars Robert Redford, Jennifer Lopez, and ...more
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Brubaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford
Brubaker is a 1980 American prison drama film starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto and David Keith. The film, which was directed by Stuart Rosenberg, is a fictionalized account of a 1967 prison ...more
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A River Runs Through It is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford
A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the ...more
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The Candidate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Peter Boyle
The Candidate is a 1972 American satirical comedy-drama film starring Robert Redford and Peter Boyle, and directed by Michael Ritchie. The screenplay, which examines the various facets and ...more
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This Property Is Condemned is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Charles Bronson
This Property Is Condemned is a 1966 American drama film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford, Kate Reid, Charles Bronson, Robert Blake, and Mary Badham. The ...more
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All Is Lost is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Robert Redford
All Is Lost is a 2013 survival drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Robert Redford as a man lost at sea. Redford is the only cast member, and the film has very few ...more
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Sneakers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley
Sneakers is a 1992 caper film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, written by Robinson, Walter Parkes, and Lawrence Lasker and starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Mary McDonnell, ...more
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Up Close & Personal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Redford, Stockard Channing
Up Close & Personal is a 1996 American romantic drama film directed by Jon Avnet, and starring Robert Redford as a news director and Michelle Pfeiffer as his protegée, with Stockard ...more
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Spy Game is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling
Spy Game is a 2001 American spy film directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. The film grossed $62 million in the United States and $143 million worldwide and received ...more
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Inside Daisy Clover is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer
Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It stars Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon. It was ...more
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The Last Castle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Robert Redford, Mark Ruffalo, Robin Wright
The Last Castle is a 2001 American action drama film directed by Rod Lurie, starring Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo and Delroy Lindo. The film portrays a struggle between inmates ...more
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The Great Waldo Pepper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford, Margot Kidder
The Great Waldo Pepper is a 1975 drama film directed, produced, and co-written by George Roy Hill. Set during 1926–1931, the film stars Robert Redford as a disaffected World War I veteran pilot ...more
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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Robert Redford Movies
Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland, Adam Baldwin
Ordinary People is a 1980 American drama film that marked the directorial debut of actor Robert Redford. It stars Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch and Timothy Hutton. The story ...more