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The Best Sammy Davis, Jr. Movies

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

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

With films ranging from Convicts 4 to Sweet and Low, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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    Sergeants 3

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

    Released1962

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Sergeants 3 is a 1962 remake of Gunga Din set in the American West, directed by John Sturges and featuring Rat Pack icons Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop....  more
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    Ocean's 11

    Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine

    Released1960

    Directed byLewis Milestone

    Ocean's 11 is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five Rat Packers: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop. Centered on a series of Las...  more
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    The Cannonball Run

    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw

    Released1981

    Directed byHal Needham

    The Cannonball Run is a 1981 comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, and an all-star supporting cast. It was directed by Hal Needham, produced by Hong Kong's...  more

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    #120 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#54 of 305 The Funniest '80s Movies

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    Convicts 4

    Vincent Price, Sammy Davis

    Released1962

    Directed byMillard Kaufman

    Convicts 4 is a 1962 prison film drama starring Ben Gazzara and directed by Millard Kaufman. The film is a fictionalized version of the life of death row convict John Resko, who wrote his...  more
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    Salt and Pepper

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Released1968

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Salt and Pepper is a 1968 comedy film starring Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford, Michael Bates, Ilona Rodgers and John Le Mesurier. The film was directed by Richard Donner, who later would direct such...  more
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    Tap

    Etta James, Sammy Davis

    Released1989

    Directed byNick Castle

    Tap is a 1989 drama film written and directed by Nick Castle. It stars Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr....  more
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    Porgy and Bess

    Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis

    Released1959

    Directed byOtto Preminger

    Porgy and Bess is a 1959 American musical film directed by Otto Preminger. It is based on the 1935 opera of the same name by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, which is in turn based...  more

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    #808 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#500 of 672 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked

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    Alice in Wonderland

    Ringo Starr, John Stamos

    Released1985

    Directed byHarry Harris

    Alice in Wonderland is a two-part film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice books. An Irwin Allen production, it was a special made for television and used a huge all-star cast of notable actors and...  more
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    Robin and the Seven Hoods

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

    Released1964

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Robin and the 7 Hoods is a 1964 American musical film directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Bing Crosby. The picture features Peter Falk, Barbara...  more
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    A Man Called Adam

    Morgan Freeman, Louis Armstrong

    Released1966

    Directed byLeo Penn

    A Man Called Adam is a 1966 dramatic film starring Sammy Davis, Jr., Ossie Davis and Cicely Tyson. Directed by Leo Penn, it tells the story of a self-destructive jazz musician, played by Davis, and...  more
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    One More Time

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Released1970

    Directed byJerry Lewis

    One More Time is a comedy film, directed by Jerry Lewis and starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and Peter Lawford. It was filmed in 1969 and released in May, 1970 by United Artists. It is a sequel to the 1968...  more
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    Gone with the West

    James Caan, Sammy Davis

    Released1975

    Directed byBernard Girard

    Gone with the West is a 1975 American film starring James Caan and Stefanie Powers, directed by Bernard Girard. The film is also known as Little Moon & Jud McGraw in Australia and Little Moon and Jud...  more
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    Sammy Davis Jr.: Best of Live

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Released1985

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    Heidi's Song

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Released1982

    Directed byRobert Taylor

    Heidi's Song is a 1982 American animated musical feature film produced by Hanna-Barbera. The film is based on the novel Heidi by Johanna Spyri. Among the voice cast of the film are Lorne Greene as...  more
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    Nightmare in the Sun

    Robert Duvall, Ursula Andress

    Released1965

    Directed byJohn Derek, Marc Lawrence

    Nightmare in the Sun is a film drama directed by John Derek and Marc Lawrence, and written by George Fass and Fanya Foss, about a murderous affair. Derek starred along with Ursula Andress and Aldo...  more
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    Seasoned Greetings

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Released1933

    Directed byRoy Mack

    Seasoned Greetings is a 1933 musical film written by A. Dorian Otvos and Cyrus Wood; directed by Roy Mack....
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    That's Dancing!

    Liza Minnelli, Gene Kelly

    Released1985

    Directed byJack Haley, Jr.

    That's Dancing! is a 1985 retrospective documentary produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that looked back at the history of dancing in film. Unlike the That's Entertainment! series, this film did not...  more
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    Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection

    Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin

    Released1965

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    The Perils of P.K.

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Released1986

    Directed byJoseph Green

    The Perils of P.K. is a 1986 comedy film written by Naura Hayden and directed by Joseph Green....
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    Sweet and Low

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Released1947

    Directed byJerry Hopper

    Sweet and Low is a 1947 musical and short film written by Jack Roberts and directed by Jerry Hopper....
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    Anna Lucasta

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Released1958

    Directed byArnold Laven

    Anna Lucasta is a 1959 film directed by Arnold Laven and written by Philip Yordan. It stars Eartha Kitt, Sammy Davis Jr., and Henry Scott. It is a remake of the 1949 version, which itself was an...  more
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    James Dean: The First American Teenager

    Elizabeth Taylor, Dennis Hopper

    Released1975

    Directed byRay Connolly

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    Remembering Nat King Cole

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Released1991

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    Sweet Charity

    Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis

    Released1969

    Directed byBob Fosse

    Sweet Charity, full title of which is Sweet Charity: The Adventures of a Girl Who Wanted to Be Loved, is a 1969 American musical film directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, written by Neil Simon,...  more
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    The Mama Cass Television Program

    Joni Mitchell, Sammy Davis

    Released1969