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The Best Ruth Gordon Movies

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

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

This is a list that includes films like The Prince of Central Park and Every Which Way but Loose.

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

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    Harold and Maude is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Harold and Maude

    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt

    Released1971

    Directed byHal Ashby

    Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by... more on Wikipedia

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    Inside Daisy Clover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Inside Daisy Clover

    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Where's Poppa? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Where's Poppa?

    George Segal, Ruth Gordon

    Released1970

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    Where's Poppa? is a 1970 black comedy film; it is based on the novel by Robert Klane and stars... more on Wikipedia
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    Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Rosemary's Baby

    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis

    Released1968

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman... more on Wikipedia

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    Onna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Onna

    Greta Garbo, Ruth Gordon

    Released1948

    Directed byKeisuke Kinoshita, George Cukor

    Two-Faced Woman is a romantic comedy starring Greta Garbo and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.amazon_watch buy button
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    The Big Bus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    The Big Bus

    Stockard Channing, José Ferrer

    Released1976

    Directed byJames Frawley

    The Big Bus is a 1976 American comedy film starring Stockard Channing and Joseph Bologna, and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    What Ever Happened to Aunt Ali is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?

    Ruth Gordon, Geraldine Page

    Released1969

    Directed byBernard Girard, Lee H. Katzin

    What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? is a 1969 American thriller film directed by Lee H. Katzin... more on Wikipedia

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    Any Which Way You Can is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Any Which Way You Can

    Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell

    Released1980

    Directed byBuddy Van Horn

    Any Which Way You Can is a 1980 American action comedy film, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra... more on Wikipedia
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    Every Which Way but Loose is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Every Which Way but Loose

    Clint Eastwood, Beverly DAngelo

    Released1978

    Directed byJames Fargo

    Every Which Way but Loose is a 1978 American adventure comedy film, released by Warner... more on Wikipedia

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    The Prince of Central Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    The Prince of Central Park

    Brooke Shields, Ruth Gordon

    Released1977

    Directed byHarvey Hart

    Prince of Central Park is 1977 drama and family film written by Evan Rhodes and Jeb Rosebrook...amazon_watch buy button
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    Action in the North Atlantic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Action in the North Atlantic

    Humphrey Bogart, Ruth Gordon

    Released1943

    Directed byByron Haskin, Raoul Walsh, Lloyd Bacon

    Action in the North Atlantic is a 1943 American war film directed by Lloyd Bacon, featuring... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 12
    The Great Houdini is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    The Great Houdini

    Peter Cushing, Adrienne Barbeau

    Released1976

    Directed byMelville Shavelson

    The Great Houdinis aka The Great Houdini is an American made-for-television film which... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 13
    Lord Love a Duck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Lord Love a Duck

    Tuesday Weld, Harvey Korman

    Released1966

    Directed byGeorge Axelrod

    Lord Love a Duck is a 1966 black comedy starring Roddy McDowall and Tuesday Weld. The film was... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

    Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon

    Released1940

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet is a 1940 biographical film directed by William Dieterle and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Look What's Happened to Rosema is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Released1976

    Directed bySam O'Steen

    Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby is a 1976 TV movie, and a sequel to the 1968 film... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    Edge of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Edge of Darkness

    Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan

    Released1943

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Edge of Darkness is a 1943 World War II film directed by Lewis Milestone that features Errol... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Ten-Year Lunch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    The Ten-Year Lunch

    Helen Hayes, Ruth Gordon

    Released1987

    Directed byAviva Slesin

    The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table is a 1987 American... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Don't Go to Sleep is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Don't Go to Sleep

    Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Lang

    Don't Go To Sleep is a 1982 made-for-TV movie that was produced by Aaron Spelling and Douglas... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    Voyage of the Rock Aliens is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Voyage of the Rock Aliens

    Jermaine Jackson, Ruth Gordon

    Released1984

    Directed byBob Giraldi, James Fargo

    Voyage of the Rock Aliens is a 1984 film directed by James Fargo. It stars Pia Zadora and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Marrying Kind is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    The Marrying Kind

    Charles Bronson, Judy Holliday

    Released1952

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    The Marrying Kind is a film directed by George Cukor, starring Aldo Ray and Judy Holliday.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Boardwalk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    Boardwalk

    Janet Leigh, Ruth Gordon

    Released1979

    Directed byStephen F. Verona

    Boardwalk is a 1979 American drama film written by Stephen Verona and Leigh Chapman and... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    My Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    My Bodyguard

    Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals

    Released1980

    Directed byTony Bill

    My Bodyguard is a 1980 comedy-drama film released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Tony Bill,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Trouble with Spies is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
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    The Trouble with Spies

    Donald Sutherland, Ned Beatty

    Released1987

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    The Trouble with Spies is a 1987 film directed by Burt Kennedy. A spy spoof comedy, it stars... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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