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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.

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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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If Sammy Davis, Jr. movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by George Burns and Bob Hope too.

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Sidney Poitier, Sammy Davis, Jr.
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 ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis
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 ...more
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Vincent Price, Sammy Davis, Jr.
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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A Man Called Adam Morgan Freeman, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis
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, ...more
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Sammy Davis, Jr., Eartha Kitt
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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Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Dean Martin
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 ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby
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, ...more
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Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds
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 ...more
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Etta James, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Tap is a 1989 drama film written and directed by Nick Castle. It stars Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.
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Sammy Davis, Jr., John Le Mesurier
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 ...more
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Ringo Starr, John Stamos, Sammy Davis
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 ...more
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Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis, Jr.
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 ...more
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Gone with the West James Caan, Sammy Davis, Jr.
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 ...more
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Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford
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 ...more
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Liza Minnelli, Gene Kelly, Sammy Davis
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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Rufus Jones for President Sammy Davis, Jr., Ethel Waters
Rufus Jones for President is a satirical musical-comedy short subject directed by Roy Mack, and starring Ethel Waters. The film also stars Sammy Davis, Jr., in his first onscreen appearance, as ...more
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Robert Duvall, Ursula Andress, Sammy Davis
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 ...more
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Sammy Davis, Jr., Lorne Greene ... Marshall Cole
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 ...more
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Sammy Davis Jr.: Best of Live Sammy Davis, Jr.
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Seasoned Greetings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sammy Davis, Jr. Movies
Seasoned Greetings Sammy Davis, Jr., Robert Cummings
Seasoned Greetings is a 1933 musical film written by A. Dorian Otvos and Cyrus Wood; directed by Roy Mack.
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Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis
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Frank Sinatra, Burt Reynolds, Jackie Chan
Cannonball Run II is a 1984 American comedy film featuring Burt Reynolds and an all-star cast, released by Warner Bros. and Golden Harvest. Like the original Cannonball Run, it is a set around ...more
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Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Bull
Licensed to Kill is an Eastmancolor 1965 superspy imitation James Bond film starring Tom Adams as British secret agent Charles Vine. It was directed and co-written by Lindsay Shonteff. Producer ...more
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Elizabeth Montgomery, Sammy Davis, Jr.
Johnny Cool is a darkly violent 1963 crime film directed by William Asher based on the novel The Kingdom of Johnny Cool by John McPartland and starring Henry Silva and Elizabeth Montgomery. ...more
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The Perils of P.K. Sammy Davis, Jr., Anne Meara
The Perils of P.K. is a 1986 comedy film written by Naura Hayden and directed by Joseph Green.