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List of the best Sam Elliott movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Sam Elliott's low baritone voice proved to provide the perfect narration to the 1998 film The Big Lebowski and many other films. Sam Elliott'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 Sam Elliott movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Sam Elliott movies will be at the top of the list. Sam Elliott has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Sam Elliott movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Sam Elliott films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list has a variety of films, like Tombstone and The Shadow Riders, in it.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sam Elliott movies?" and "What are the greatest Sam Elliott roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Elliott's cowboy characters, you might also enjoy our list of best Kurt Russell movies and best Clint Eastwood movies.

Sam Elliott has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Tom Selleck and Timothy Olyphant in terms of fame and success.

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Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sam Elliott Movies
Tombstone Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

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Road House Sam Elliott, Terry Funk, Kelly Lynch

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The Shadow Riders Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross

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We Were Soldiers Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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Conagher Sam Elliott, Katharine Ross, Ken Curtis

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The Quick and the Dead Sam Elliott, Kate Capshaw, Tom Conti

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The Sacketts Tom Selleck, Sam Elliott, Glenn Ford

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Mask Cher, Laura Dern, Sam Elliott

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Rough Riders Gary Busey, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sam Elliott Movies
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman

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Gettysburg Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott

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Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

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The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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November Christmas Sam Elliott, Sarah Paulson, Karen Allen

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Prancer Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott, Johnny Galecki

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Lifeguard Sam Elliott, Anne Archer, Kathleen Quinlan

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Gone to Texas Sam Elliott, Donald Moffat, Bo Hopkins

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The Desperate Trail Sam Elliott, Linda Fiorentino, Bradley Whitford

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The Golden Compass Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen

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Hulk Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, Eric Bana

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Fatal Beauty Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Cheech Marin

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I Will Fight No More Forever Sam Elliott, James Whitmore, Emilio Delgado

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Shakedown Sam Elliott, Peter Weller, Kelly Rutherford

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Rush Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Gregg Allman

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Avenger Sam Elliott, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

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Blue River Sam Elliott, Susan Dey, Jerry O'Connell

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The Ranger, the Cook, and a Ho... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sam Elliott Movies
The Ranger, the Cook, and a Hole in the Sky Sam Elliott, Jerry O'Connell, Callum Keith Rennie

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Buffalo Girls Liev Schreiber, Melanie Griffith, Anjelica Huston

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The Hi-Lo Country Penélope Cruz, Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette

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The Legacy Sam Elliott, Roger Daltrey, Katharine Ross

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Did You Hear About the Morgans? Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Sam Elliott

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Thank You for Smoking Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall, Maria Bello

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The Contender Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

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Frogs Sam Elliott, Ray Milland, Joan Van Ark

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Off The Map Sam Elliott, J.K. Simmons, Amy Brenneman

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Barnyard Courteney Cox, Andie MacDowell, Wanda Sykes

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The Alibi Rebecca Romijn, Jaime King, Sam Elliott

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The Final Cut Sam Elliott, Ray Baker, Matt Craven

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Murder in Texas Farrah Fawcett, Sam Elliott, Andy Griffith

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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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You Know My Name Sam Elliott, R. Lee Ermey, James Gammon

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Marmaduke Emma Stone, Fergie, Kiefer Sutherland

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The Big Bang Snoop Dogg, Antonio Banderas, Sam Elliott

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Up in the Air is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sam Elliott Movies
Up in the Air George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Zach Galifianakis

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Dog Watch Sam Elliott, Paul Sorvino, Jessica Steen

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The Games Sam Elliott, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour

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The Blue Knight Sam Elliott, Anne Archer

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Fail Safe George Clooney, Hank Azaria, Don Cheadle

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Molly and Lawless John Sam Elliott, Vera Miles, Cynthia Myers

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Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert Sam Elliott