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?"

Ruth Gordon was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Lillian Gish and Lee Grant in terms of fame and success.

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Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort
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 ...more
Rosemary's Baby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ruth Gordon Movies
Mia Farrow, Tony Curtis, John Cassavetes
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 ...more
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Ruth Gordon, Geraldine Page, Robert Fuller
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 ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Glen Campbell, Ruth Gordon
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 ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Beverly DAngelo, Ruth Gordon
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 ...more
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George Segal, Ruth Gordon, Barnard Hughes
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 ...more
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Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer
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 ...more
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Greta Garbo, Ruth Gordon, Melvyn Douglas
Two-Faced Woman is a romantic comedy starring Greta Garbo and produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
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Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack
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, ...more
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Stockard Channing, José Ferrer, Larry Hagman
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 ...more
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Humphrey Bogart, Ruth Gordon, Raymond Massey
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.
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Peter Cushing, Adrienne Barbeau, Ruth Gordon
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 ...more
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Tuesday Weld, Harvey Korman, Roddy McDowall
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 ...more
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Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Donald Crisp
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. ...more
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Brooke Shields, Ruth Gordon, Dan Hedaya
Prince of Central Park is 1977 drama and family film written by Evan Rhodes and Jeb Rosebrook and directed by Harvey Hart.
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Tina Louise, Ray Milland, Patty Duke
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. ...more
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Helen Hayes, Ruth Gordon, Margalo Gillmore
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 ...more
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Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Ruth Gordon
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 ...more
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Valerie Harper, Ruth Gordon, Dennis Weaver
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 ...more
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Voyage of the Rock Aliens Jermaine Jackson, Ruth Gordon, Pia Zadora
Voyage of the Rock Aliens is a 1984 film directed by James Fargo. It stars Pia Zadora and Craig Sheffer.
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Charles Bronson, Judy Holliday, Aldo Ray
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, ...more
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Janet Leigh, Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg
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 ...more
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Donald Sutherland, Ned Beatty, Ruth Gordon
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 ...more