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

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

This list contains films like Anzio and The Professionals.

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The Set-Up Robert Ryan, Wallace Ford, Darryl Hickman The Set-Up is a 1949 American film noir boxing drama directed by Robert Wise and featuring Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter. The screenplay was adapted by Art Cohn from a 1928 poem written by ...more

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The Wild Bunch William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan The Wild Bunch is a 1969 American epic Western film directed by Sam Peckinpah about an aging outlaw gang on the Texas–Mexico border, trying to exist in the changing "modern" world of ...more

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Act of Violence Janet Leigh, Ricardo Montalbán, Robert Ryan Act of Violence is a 1948 American film noir directed by Fred Zinnemann and adapted for the screen by Robert L. Richards from a story by Collier Young, featuring performances by Van Heflin, ...more

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Bad Day at Black Rock Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 thriller film directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan that combines elements of Westerns and film noir. The supporting cast includes ...more

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The Iceman Cometh Jeff Bridges, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan The Iceman Cometh is a 1973 film directed by John Frankenheimer. The screenplay was written by Thomas Quinn Curtiss, based on Eugene O'Neill's 1939 play of the same name. The film was screened ...more

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The Naked Spur James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan The Naked Spur is a 1953 Technicolor American western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Janet Leigh, and Robert Ryan. Written by Sam Rolfe and Harold Jack Bloom, the film ...more

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The Professionals Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin The Professionals is a 1966 American western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, and Woody Strode. The supporting cast includes Jack Palance and Ralph Bellamy ...more

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Crossfire Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Robert Young Crossfire is a 1947 film noir drama film which deals with the theme of anti-Semitism, as did that year's Academy Award for Best Picture winner, Gentleman's Agreement. The film was directed by ...more

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Lonelyhearts Myrna Loy, Montgomery Clift, Robert Ryan Lonelyhearts is a 1958 drama film directed by Vincent J. Donehue. It is based on the 1957 play by Howard Teichmann, which in turn is based on the 1933 novel Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathanael West, ...more

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Clash by Night Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan Clash by Night is a 1952 American drama film with some film noir aspects, directed by Fritz Lang and starring Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe and Keith Andes. The ...more

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Battle of the Bulge Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw Battle of the Bulge is an American widescreen epic war film produced in Spain that was released in 1965. It was directed by Ken Annakin. It starred Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas, ...more

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On Dangerous Ground Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond On Dangerous Ground is a 1951 film noir directed by Nicholas Ray and produced by John Houseman. The screenplay was written by A. I. Bezzerides based on the novel Mad with Much Heart, by Gerald ...more

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The Dirty Dozen Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 war film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee Marvin. The picture was filmed in England and features an ensemble supporting cast including ...more

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King of Kings Orson Welles, Rip Torn, Robert Ryan King of Kings is a 1961 American biblical epic film made by Samuel Bronston Productions and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed by Nicholas Ray, the film is a dramatization of the story ...more

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Odds Against Tomorrow Shelley Winters, Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan Odds Against Tomorrow is a 1959 film noir produced and directed by Robert Wise for HarBel Productions, a company founded by the film's star, Harry Belafonte. Belafonte selected Abraham Polonsky ...more

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The Longest Day Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton The Longest Day is a 1962 war film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. The film was ...more

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The Tall Men Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan The Tall Men is a 1955 American western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Clark Gable, Jane Russell, and Robert Ryan. The 20th Century Fox film was produced by William A. Bacher and ...more

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Caught Robert Ryan, Barbara Bel Geddes, Natalie Schafer Caught is a 1949 American film noir directed by Max Ophüls, and starring James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes and Robert Ryan. Caught was based on a novel by Libbie Block. Child actor Jimmy ...more

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Billy Budd Terence Stamp, Peter Ustinov, David McCallum Billy Budd is a 1962 CinemaScope film produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov. Adapted from the stage play version of Herman Melville's short novel Billy Budd, it starred Terence ...more

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Men in War Robert Ryan, Vic Morrow, Nehemiah Persoff Men in War is a war film about the Korean War directed by Anthony Mann. It stars Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray as the leaders of a small detachment of American soldiers cut off and desperately trying ...more

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Executive Action Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Will Geer Executive Action is a 1973 film about the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, written by Dalton Trumbo, Donald Freed and Mark Lane, and directed by David Miller. Miller had ...more

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The Walls Came Tumbling Down Edgar Buchanan, Marguerite Chapman, George Macready The Walls Came Tumbling Down is a 1946 action adventure crime mystery romance film based on the story by Jo Eisinger, written by Wilfred H. Petitt and directed by Lothar Mendes.

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House of Bamboo DeForest Kelley, Robert Ryan, Robert Stack House of Bamboo is a 1955 American film noir shot in CinemaScope and DeLuxe Color. It was directed and co-written by Samuel Fuller. The film is a loose remake of The Street with No Name, using ...more

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God's Little Acre Tina Louise, Michael Landon, Buddy Hackett God's Little Acre is a 1958 American film of Erskine Caldwell's 1933 novel of the same name. It was directed by Anthony Mann and shot in black and white by master cinematographer Ernest Haller. ...more

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The Racket Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Lizabeth Scott The Racket is a 1951 is a black-and-white film noir drama directed by John Cromwell with uncredited directing help from Nicholas Ray, Tay Garnett, Sherman Todd and Mel Ferrer. The production ...more

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City Beneath the Sea Anthony Quinn, Robert Ryan City Beneath the Sea is a 1953 adventure film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Robert Ryan and Anthony Quinn. The film is based on the book Port Royal: The Ghost City Beneath the Sea by ...more

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Back from Eternity Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Robert Ryan Back from Eternity is a 1956 drama film about a planeload of people stranded in the South American jungle and subsequently menaced by headhunters. It is a remake of an earlier 1939 film, Five ...more

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About Mrs. Leslie Robert Ryan, Harry Morgan, Shirley Booth About Mrs. Leslie is a 1954 film directed by Daniel Mann.

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Beware, My Lovely Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Taylor Holmes Beware, My Lovely is a 1952 American suspense film starring Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan and Taylor Holmes. Directed by Harry Horner, the film is based on the 1950 play The Man by Mel Dinelli who ...more

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Lawman Robert Duvall, Burt Lancaster, Lee J. Cobb Lawman is a 1971 American Western film starring Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan, Lee J. Cobb, and Robert Duvall. The film is about the quest of a lone peace officer, Marshal Jared Maddox, to bring ...more

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Behind the Rising Sun Robert Ryan, J. Carrol Naish, Tom Neal Behind the Rising Sun is a 1943 American war film based on the 1941 book Behind the Rising Sun written by James R. Young. Later-blacklisted Edward Dmytryk directed the film, and it stars Margo, ...more

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Hour of the Gun Jon Voight, James Garner, Jason Robards Jr. Hour of the Gun is a 1967 Western film depicting Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday during their 1881 battles against Ike Clanton and his brothers in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and the gunfight's ...more

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Day of the Outlaw Tina Louise, Burl Ives, Robert Ryan Day of the Outlaw is a 1959 Western film starring Robert Ryan, Burl Ives, and Tina Louise. It was directed by André De Toth; this was his last Western feature film.

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The Love Machine Dyan Cannon, Robert Ryan, Jackie Cooper The Love Machine is a 1971 film adaptation of the Jacqueline Susann novel The Love Machine. Written by Samuel A. Taylor and directed by Jack Haley, Jr., it starred John Phillip Law, Dyan Cannon, ...more

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Marine Raiders Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Pat O'Brien Marine Raiders is a 1944 RKO war film showing a fictional depiction of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion and 1st Marine Parachute Battalion on Guadalcanal, R&R in Australia, retraining in Camp ...more

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Custer of the West Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Jeffrey Hunter Custer of the West is a 1967 American Western film directed by Robert Siodmak. It tells a highly fictionalised version of the life and death of George Armstrong Custer. It starred Robert Shaw as ...more

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Best of the Badmen Walter Brennan, Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor Best of Badmen is a 1951 western film based on the story by Robert Hardy Andrews, written by John Twist and Robert Hardy Andrews and directed by William D. Russell.

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Born to Be Bad Joan Fontaine, Joan Leslie, Robert Ryan Born to Be Bad is a 1950 melodrama film noir directed by Nicholas Ray, starring Joan Fontaine as a manipulative young woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. It is based on the ...more

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Berlin Express Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin Berlin Express is a 1948 American drama film directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Robert Ryan, Merle Oberon and Paul Lukas. Thrown together by chance, a group of people search a city for a ...more

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The Woman on Pier 13 Robert Ryan, Laraine Day, John Agar The Woman on Pier 13 is a 1949 American film noir drama directed by Robert Stevenson, and featuring Laraine Day, Robert Ryan and John Agar. It had previewed in Los Angeles and San Francisco in ...more

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Lolly-Madonna XXX Jeff Bridges, Randy Quaid, Rod Steiger Lolly-Madonna XXX is a 1973 film directed by Richard C. Sarafian. The film was co-written by Rodney Carr-Smith and Sue Grafton, based on the novel The Lolly-Madonna War by Grafton.

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Horizons West Rock Hudson, Raymond Burr, James Arness Horizons West is a 1952 American Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Robert Ryan.

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Tender Comrade Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan, Kim Hunter Tender Comrade is a black-and-white film released by RKO Radio Pictures, showing women on the home front living communally while their husbands are away at war. The film starred Ginger Rogers, ...more

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The Proud Ones Walter Brennan, Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo The Proud Ones is a 1956 western film directed by Robert D. Webb and starring Robert Ryan and Virginia Mayo.

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Ice Palace Richard Burton, George Takei, Robert Ryan Ice Palace is a 1960 motion picture adapted from Edna Ferber's 1958 novel of the same name. The film, directed by Vincent Sherman and starring Richard Burton, dramatized the debate over Alaska ...more

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Anzio Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan Anzio, also known as Lo sbarco di Anzio or The Battle for Anzio, is a 1968 war film, an Italian and American co-production, about Operation Shingle, the 1944 Allied seaborne assault on the ...more

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The Crooked Road Robert Ryan, Stewart Granger, Janet Munro The Crooked Road is a 1965 British film directed by Don Chaffey. It stars Robert Ryan and Janet Munro.

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The Canadians Robert Ryan, John Dehner, Torin Thatcher The Canadians is a 1961 Anglo-Canadian CinemaScope Western film written and directed by Burt Kennedy. It starred Robert Ryan, John Dehner and Torin Thatcher.

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A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die Robert Ryan, Arthur Kennedy, Alex Cord A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die is a 1968 Italian spaghetti western. It is the fourth and last western directed by Franco Giraldi. It was originally intended as being directed by Sergio ...more

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The Sky's the Limit Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Ryan The Sky's The Limit is a romantic musical comedy film starring Fred Astaire and Joan Leslie, with music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Johnny Mercer. The film was directed by Edward H. Griffith, ...more