The Best Sal Mineo Movies

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

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

A list made up of films like The Private War of Major Benson and The Young Don't Cry.

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

Sal Mineo was no stranger to working with popular directors, including John Ford, Otto Preminger and David Lean.

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  • Rebel Without a Cause
    James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo
    • Released: 1955
    • Directed by: Nicholas Ray
  • Exodus
    Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson
    • Released: 1960
    • Directed by: Otto Preminger
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told
    Max von Sydow, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: George Stevens
  • The Longest Day
    John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki
  • Crime in the Streets
    John Cassavetes, Sal Mineo, James Whitmore
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Don Siegel
    • Tonka
      Sal Mineo, Slim Pickens, Joy Page
      • Released: 1958
      • Directed by: Lewis R. Foster
    • Giant
      Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean
      • Released: 1956
      • Directed by: George Stevens
    • Escape from Zahrain
      Yul Brynner, Sal Mineo, Jack Warden
      • Released: 1962
      • Directed by: Ronald Neame
    • Krakatoa, East of Java
      Brian Keith, Sal Mineo, Maximilian Schell
      • Released: 1969
      • Directed by: Bernard L. Kowalski
    • Somebody Up There Likes Me
      Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane
      • Released: 1956
      • Directed by: Robert Wise
    • Cheyenne Autumn
      Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart
      • Released: 1964
      • Directed by: John Ford
    • Escape from the Planet of the Apes
      Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman
      • Released: 1971
      • Directed by: Don Taylor
    • The Gene Krupa Story
      Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner, James Darren
      • Released: 1959
      • Directed by: Don Weis
    • The Private War of Major Benson
      Charlton Heston, Sal Mineo, William Demarest
      • Released: 1955
      • Directed by: Jerry Hopper
    • Rock, Pretty Baby
      Shelley Fabares, Fay Wray, Sal Mineo
      • Released: 1956
      • Directed by: Richard Bartlett
      • Released: 1966
      • Directed by: Alex March
    • Six Bridges to Cross
      Tony Curtis, Julie Adams, George Nader
      • Released: 1955
      • Directed by: Joseph Pevney
    • A Private's Affair
      Sal Mineo, Barbara Eden, Barry Coe
      • Released: 1959
      • Directed by: Raoul Walsh
    • Stranger on the Run
      Henry Fonda, Anne Baxter, Sal Mineo
      • Released: 1967
      • Directed by: Don Siegel
    • 80 Steps to Jonah
      • Released: 1969
      • Directed by: Gerd Oswald
    • Sonic Boom
      Jonathan Winters, Sal Mineo, Johnny Crawford
      • Released: 1974