The Best Robert Wagner Movies

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

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

Examples include Crazy in Alabama and The Wild Stallion.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Robert Wagner include names like Rob Cohen, John Ford and Blake Edwards. Movie fans who love Robert Wagner have also been known to enjoy films starring Jill St. John and George Burns.

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  • The Affair

    The Affair

    Natalie Wood, Robert Wagner, Bruce Davison
    20 votes
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Gilbert Cates
    Courtney Patterson (Natalie Wood) is a beautiful young songwriter who is physically disabled due to polio. Her condition has made her emotionally guarded, but when she meets Marcus Simon (Robert Wagner), a handsome older attorney, she cautiously moves towards romance. Although Courtney remains wary of intimacy, Marcus slowly wins her over. Unfortunately, her family is not supportive of their relationship, providing yet another obstacle that the couple must overcome.
  • A Kiss Before Dying
    Robert Wagner, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward
    36 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Gerd Oswald
    Amoral Bud Corliss (Robert Wagner) pursues young heiress Dorie Kingship (Joanne Woodward) in the hopes of getting his hands on the fortune amassed by her father (George Macready). But after Dorie succumbs to Bud's charms and becomes pregnant as a result, he fears she'll be cut off by the family and murders her in a fashion that makes it look as if the poor girl committed suicide. When Bud tries to cozy up with Dorie's grieving sister, Ellen (Virginia Leith), she begins to suspect his intentions.

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  • The Mountain
    Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Claire Trevor
    22 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
    The Mountain is a 1956 dramatic film starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner. The supporting cast included Claire Trevor, Richard Arlen, William Demarest, and Anna Kashfi. It is based on La neige en deuil, a 1952 French novel by Henri Troyat, which was inspired by the crash of Air India Flight 245 in 1950.
  • The Towering Inferno
    Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden
    27 votes
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: John Guillermin, Irwin Allen
    The Towering Inferno, a disaster flick from 1974, weaves a tale of towering terror. The star-studded cast features architect Doug Roberts (Paul Newman) and fire chief Michael O'Hallorhan (Steve McQueen), who find themselves battling against time and flames in the world's tallest building, a skyscraper in San Francisco. An electrical fault sparks a small fire that rapidly expands into an unstoppable blaze, trapping guests at the opening celebration on the top floor. This film, which won three Academy Awards, is a suspenseful blend of drama and action that keeps viewers on edge till the last frame.

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  • Madame Sin
    Bette Davis, Robert Wagner
    19 votes
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: David Greene
    Madame Sin is a 1972 British thriller film directed by David Greene and starring Bette Davis, Robert Wagner, Denholm Elliott and Gordon Jackson. The screenplay was written by Greene and Barry Oringer.
  • The Pink Panther
    Peter Sellers, David Niven, Robert Wagner
    26 votes
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Blake Edwards
    In this first film of the beloved comic series, dashing European thief Sir Charles Lytton (David Niven) plans to steal a diamond, but he's not the only one with his eyes on the famous jewel known as the "Pink Panther." His nephew George (Robert Wagner) also aims to make off with the gem, and to frame Charles for the crime. Blundering French police inspector Jacques Clouseau (Peter Sellers) intercedes, but finds his career -- and his freedom -- jeopardized.

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