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

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

Items include everything from Love and Bullets to Modern Vampires.

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

Notable directors that worked with Rod Steiger include names like Tim Burton, Sidney Lumet and Otto Preminger. If Rod Steiger movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by John Garfield and Ray Milland too.

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Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on John Ball's 1965 novel of the same name which tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black ...more

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On the Waterfront is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rod Steiger Movies
Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger On the Waterfront is a 1954 American crime drama film about union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and written by Budd Schulberg. It stars Marlon ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald The Pawnbroker is a 1964 drama film, directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez and Morgan Freeman in his feature film debut. It was ...more

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Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Rod Steiger Waterloo is a 1970 Soviet-Italian film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It depicts the story of the preliminary events and the Battle of Waterloo, and is famous ...more

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Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness Doctor Zhivago is a British-American 1965 epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set in Russia between the years prior to World War I and ...more

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James Coburn, Rod Steiger, David Warbeck Duck, You Sucker!, also known as A Fistful of Dynamite and Once Upon a Time… the Revolution, is a 1971 Italian epic buddy Zapata Western film directed by Sergio Leone. The film stars Rod Steiger ...more

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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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Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jersey Joe Walcott The Harder They Fall is a 1956 film noir directed by Mark Robson, featuring Humphrey Bogart in his last film. It was written by Philip Yordan and based on the 1947 novel of the same name by Budd ...more

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Rod Steiger, George Segal, Lee Remick No Way to Treat a Lady is a darkly comic thriller directed by Jack Smight, with a screenplay by John Gay adapted from William Goldman's novel of the same name. The film starred Rod Steiger, Lee ...more

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Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Rod Steiger The Hurricane is a 1999 biographical film directed by Norman Jewison, and starring Denzel Washington. The script was adapted by Armyan Bernstein and Dan Gordon from the books Lazarus and the ...more

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Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine, Glenn Ford Jubal is a 1956 western film written by Russell S. Hughes and Delmer Daves and directed by Delmer Daves. "Delmer Daves's intense, good looking Western based on Othello, in which Glenn Ford ...more

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Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Rod Steiger The Big Knife is a 1955 film directed and produced by Robert Aldrich from a screenplay by James Poe based on the 1949 play by Clifford Odets. The film stars Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell ...more

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Shirley Jones, Rod Steiger, Eddie Albert Oklahoma! is a 1955 musical film based on the 1943 stage musical Oklahoma!, written by composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist/librettist Oscar Hammerstein II and starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley ...more

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Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Don Dubbins The Illustrated Man is a 1969 American science fiction film directed by Jack Smight and starring Rod Steiger. The film is based on three short stories from the 1951 collection The Illustrated ...more

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Rod Steiger, Bernard Lee, Faith Brook Across the Bridge is a 1957 British film directed by Ken Annakin. It is based on the sort story "Across the Bridge" by Graham Greene. It stars Rod Steiger and Bernard Lee.

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Rod Steiger, Memphis Slim, John Phillip Law The Sergeant is an American drama film starring Rod Steiger and John Phillip Law, directed by John Flynn, and released by Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.

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Oliver Reed, John Gielgud, Anthony Quinn Lion of the Desert is a 1981 Libyan historical action film starring Anthony Quinn as Libyan tribal leader Omar Mukhtar, a Bedouin leader fighting the Italian army in the years leading up to ...more

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James Brolin, Margot Kidder, Rod Steiger The Amityville Horror is a 1979 American supernatural horror film, directed by Stuart Rosenberg, based on Jay Anson's bestselling 1977 novel of the same name. It is the first film in the ...more

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Rod Steiger, Salvo Randone, Guido Alberti Hands over the City is a 1963 drama film directed by Francesco Rosi. It is a story of political corruption in post-World War II Italy.

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Melanie Griffith, Meat Loaf, Dakota Johnson Crazy in Alabama is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Antonio Banderas, written by Mark Childress, and starring Melanie Griffith as an abused wife who heads to California to become a movie ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Anthony Kiedis, Rod Steiger F.I.S.T. is a 1978 film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sylvester Stallone. Stallone plays Johnny Kovak, a Cleveland warehouse worker who becomes involved in the labor union leadership ...more

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Rod Steiger, Romy Schneider, Jean Rochefort Innocents with Dirty Hands aka Dirty Hands. is a 1975 film written and directed by Claude Chabrol. Its title in French is Les innocents aux mains sales. The film was based on the novel The ...more

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Elizabeth Montgomery, Gary Cooper, Rod Steiger The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell is a 1955 film directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gary Cooper as Billy Mitchell, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger and Elizabeth Montgomery in ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline, Alan Rickman The January Man is a 1989 comedy/thriller film, directed by Pat O'Connor from a screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. The film stars Kevin Kline as Nick Starkey, a smart ex-New York City police ...more

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Rod Steiger, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson Shiloh is a family drama film produced and directed by Dale Rosenbloom in 1996. It was shown at the Heartland Film Festival in 1996, but its general release came on April 27, 1997. The original ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney, Renee Olstead End of Days is a 1999 American action fantasy horror thriller film directed by Peter Hyams starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, Rod Steiger, CCH Pounder, ...more

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Rod Steiger, Robby Benson, Maximilian Schell The Chosen is a 1981 drama film directed by Jeremy Kagan, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Chaim Potok published in 1967. It stars Maximilian Schell and Rod Steiger. It won ...more

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James Coburn, Milton Berle, John Gielgud The Loved One is a 1965 black and white comedy film about the funeral business in Los Angeles, which is based on The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy, a short satirical novel by Evelyn ...more

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Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker Mars Attacks! is a 1996 American comic science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and written by Jonathan Gems. Based on the cult trading card series of the same name, the film features an ...more

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Rod Steiger, Edmond O'Brien, Gian Maria Volonté Lucky Luciano is a 1973 biographical film directed by Francesco Rosi.

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Rod Steiger, Tom Conti, Alun Armstrong That Summer of White Roses is a 1989 Yugoslav-British film directed by Rajko Grlić.

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Dana Delany, Jason Priestley, Rod Steiger Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story is an American television film about the controversial nurse Margaret Sanger who campaigned in the early 1900s in the United States for women's ...more

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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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Joan Collins, Eli Wallach, Rod Steiger Seven Thieves is a 1960 20th Century Fox film noir crime drama motion picture shot in CinemaScope. It stars Edward G. Robinson, Rod Steiger and Joan Collins. Directed by Henry Hathaway and ...more

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Vincent Price, Sammy Davis, Jr. Convicts 4 is a 1962 prison film drama starring Ben Gazzara and directed by Millard Kaufman. The film is a fictionalized version of the life of death row convict John Resko, who wrote his ...more

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Rod Steiger, Susannah York, George Grizzard Happy Birthday, Wanda June is a play by Kurt Vonnegut, and a 1971 film adaptation, directed by Mark Robson.

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Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods The Specialist is a 1994 American action film directed by Luis Llosa, starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone and James Woods.

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Rod Steiger, Stuart Whitman, Maria Schell The Mark is a 1961 film which tells the story of a convicted child molester, now out of prison, who is suspected in the molestation and beating of another child. The picture stars Stuart ...more

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Charles Bronson, Rod Steiger, Strother Martin Love and Bullets is a 1979 film directed by Stuart Rosenberg. Starring Charles Bronson, it is based on a screenplay by Wendell Mayes and John Melson. The film was originally to have been ...more

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Rachael Leigh Cook, Tom Arnold, Jewel Staite Carpool is a 1996 comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller and starring David Paymer and Tom Arnold.

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Ian Holm, Rod Steiger, Jason Patric Incognito is a 1998 American crime thriller directed by John Badham and starring Jason Patric and Irene Jacob. Written by Jordan Katz, the film is about a talented art forger who paints a fake ...more

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Rod Steiger, Yvonne De Carlo, Michael J. Pollard American Gothic is a 1988 horror film written by Burt Wetanson and Michael Vines and directed by John Hough. It stars Rod Steiger, Yvonne DeCarlo and Michael J. Pollard.

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Charles Bronson, Rod Steiger, Brian Keith Run of the Arrow is a 1957 western film written, directed and produced by Samuel Fuller and starring Rod Steiger, Brian Keith, Ralph Meeker, Jay C. Flippen and a young Charles Bronson. Set at ...more

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Rod Steiger, Diana Dors, Tom Tryon The Unholy Wife is an American 1957 color film noir drama film produced and directed by John Farrow at RKO Radio Pictures, but released by Universal-International as RKO was in the process of ...more

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Cattle Annie and Little Britch... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rod Steiger Movies
Diane Lane, Burt Lancaster, Rod Steiger Cattle Annie and Little Britches is a 1981 American film starring Burt Lancaster, Rod Steiger, Diane Lane, and Amanda Plummer, based on the lives of two adolescent girls in the late 19th century ...more

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Rod Steiger, Michael Moriarty, Scott Wilson Shiloh Season is a 1999 family/drama film about a boy trying to defend his dog from a man who is constantly under the influence. It is a sequel to the 1996 Shiloh.

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Patrick Stewart, Rod Steiger, Lee Remick Hennessy is a 1975 British thriller film directed by Don Sharp and starring Rod Steiger, Trevor Howard, Lee Remick, Richard Johnson, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor and Patrick Stewart.

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Henry Fonda, Rod Steiger, Franco Nero Last Days of Mussolini is a 1974 biography drama history film written by Fabio Pittorru and Carlo Lizzani and directed by Carlo Lizzani.

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Rod Steiger, Sally Struthers, Dee Wallace A Month of Sundays is a 2001 film directed by Stewart Raffill. It stars Rod Steiger and Sally Kirkland.

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Rod Steiger, Judy Geeson Three into Two Won't Go is a 1969 British drama film directed by Peter Hall, and starring Rod Steiger and Claire Bloom. The film was entered into the 19th Berlin International Film Festival.