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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 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 WWI, and is ...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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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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Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton The Longest Day is a 1962 film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during WWII. The film was produced by Darryl ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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