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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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  • 1
    Clint Eastwood, Beverly DAngelo
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    Released1978

    Directed byJames Fargo

    Every Which Way but Loose is a 1978 American adventure comedy film, released by Warner Brothers, produced by Robert Daley and directed by James Fargo. It stars Clint Eastwood in an uncharacteristic...  more
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    Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell
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    4

    Released1980

    Directed byBuddy Van Horn

    Any Which Way You Can is a 1980 American action comedy film, starring Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis, William Smith, and Ruth Gordon. It is directed by Buddy Van Horn. The film is the...  more

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  • 3
    Ruth Gordon, Geraldine Page
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    12

    Released1969

    Directed byBernard Girard, Lee H. Katzin

    What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? is a 1969 American thriller film directed by Lee H. Katzin with Bernard Girard, and starring Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller and Mildred...  more
  • 4
    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt
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    14

    Released1971

    Directed byHal Ashby

    Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot that...  more

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  • 5
    Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals
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    4

    Released1980

    Directed byTony Bill

    My Bodyguard is a 1980 comedy-drama film released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Tony Bill, and written by Alan Ormsby. The film stars Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Martin Mull, and...  more

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  • 6
    George Segal, Ruth Gordon
    17
    5

    Released1970

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    Where's Poppa? is a 1970 black comedy film; it is based on the novel by Robert Klane and stars George Segal, Ron Leibman and Ruth Gordon. The plot revolves around the troubled relationship between a...  more
  • 7
    Robert Redford, Natalie Wood
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    9

    Released1965

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Inside Daisy Clover is a 1965 American drama film based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert. It stars Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Roddy McDowall and Ruth Gordon. It was directed...  more
  • 8
    Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis
    16
    6

    Released1968

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel of the same name by Ira Levin. The cast includes Mia Farrow,...  more

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  • 9
    Greta Garbo, Ruth Gordon
    13
    7

    Released1948

    Directed byKeisuke Kinoshita, George Cukor

    Two-Faced Woman is a romantic comedy starring Greta Garbo and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer....  more
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  • 10
    Stockard Channing, José Ferrer
    12
    7

    Released1976

    Directed byJames Frawley

    The Big Bus is a 1976 American comedy film starring Stockard Channing and Joseph Bologna, and directed by James Frawley. A spoof of the disaster movie genre, it follows the maiden cross-country trip...  more
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  • 11
    Tuesday Weld, Harvey Korman
    4
    2

    Released1966

    Directed byGeorge Axelrod

    Lord Love a Duck is a 1966 black comedy starring Roddy McDowall and Tuesday Weld. The film was a satire of popular culture at the time, its targets ranging from progressive education to Beach Party...  more
  • 12
    Humphrey Bogart, Ruth Gordon
    6
    5

    Released1943

    Directed byByron Haskin, Raoul Walsh, Lloyd Bacon

    Action in the North Atlantic is a 1943 American war film directed by Lloyd Bacon, featuring Humphrey Bogart and Raymond Massey as sailors in the U.S. Merchant Marine in World War II....  more
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  • 13
    Peter Cushing, Adrienne Barbeau
    6
    5

    Released1976

    Directed byMelville Shavelson

    The Great Houdinis aka The Great Houdini is an American made-for-television film which originally aired on ABC on October 8, 1976. The film was written and directed by Melville Shavelson and features...  more
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  • 14
    Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon
    4
    2

    Released1940

    Directed byWilliam Dieterle

    Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet is a 1940 biographical film directed by William Dieterle and starring Edward G. Robinson, based on the true story of the German doctor and scientist Dr. Paul Ehrlich. The...  more
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  • 15
    4
    4

    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 Rosemary's Baby. It has little connection to the novel by Ira Levin, on which the first film was based. It is...  more
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  • 16
    Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan
    2
    2

    Released1943

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Edge of Darkness is a 1943 World War II film directed by Lewis Milestone that features Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan and Walter Huston. The feature is based on a script written by Robert Rossen which was...  more
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  • 17
    Helen Hayes, Ruth Gordon
    2
    2

    Released1987

    Directed byAviva Slesin

    The Ten-Year Lunch: The Wit and Legend of the Algonquin Round Table is a 1987 American documentary film about the Algonquin Round Table, a floating group of writers and actors in the "Roaring...  more
  • 18
    Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon
    2
    2

    Released1982

    Directed byRichard Lang

    Don't Go To Sleep is a 1982 made-for-TV movie that was produced by Aaron Spelling and Douglas S. Cramer. The movie featured Dennis Weaver, Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon, Robert Webber, and youngsters...  more
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  • 19
    Jermaine Jackson, Ruth Gordon
    2
    2

    Released1984

    Directed byBob Giraldi, James Fargo

    Voyage of the Rock Aliens is a 1984 film directed by James Fargo. It stars Pia Zadora and Craig Sheffer....  more
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  • 20
    Charles Bronson, Judy Holliday
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    2

    Released1952

    Directed byGeorge Cukor

    The Marrying Kind is a film directed by George Cukor, starring Aldo Ray and Judy Holliday. Other cast members include John Alexander, Charles Bronson, Peggy Cass, Barry Curtis, Tom Farrell, Frank...  more
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  • 21
    Janet Leigh, Ruth Gordon
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    2

    Released1979

    Directed byStephen F. Verona

    Boardwalk is a 1979 American drama film written by Stephen Verona and Leigh Chapman and directed by Verona. It stars Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg and Janet Leigh. The film is about the Rosen family and...  more
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  • 22
    Brooke Shields, Ruth Gordon
    6
    5

    Released1977

    Directed byHarvey Hart

    Prince of Central Park is 1977 drama and family film written by Evan Rhodes and Jeb Rosebrook and directed by Harvey Hart....  more
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  • 23
    Donald Sutherland, Ned Beatty
    0
    2

    Released1987

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    The Trouble with Spies is a 1987 film directed by Burt Kennedy. A spy spoof comedy, it stars Donald Sutherland and Ned Beatty. The film was shot in 1984, but not released until three years later. It...  more
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