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The Best Stacy Keach Movies

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

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

This list below has a variety of films in it, from The Man With the Screaming Brain to Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return.

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    Fat City

    Jeff Bridges, Stacy Keach

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Fat City is a 1972 American neo-noir boxing drama film directed by John Huston. The picture stars Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, and Susan Tyrrell. One of Huston's later films, it is based on the boxing...  more
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    The Ninth Configuration

    Stacy Keach, Robert Loggia

    Released1980

    Directed byWilliam Peter Blatty

    The Ninth Configuration is a 1980 American film directed by William Peter Blatty. The film is based on Blatty's novel The Ninth Configuration, which was itself a reworking of an earlier version of...  more

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    Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke

    Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin

    Released1978

    Directed byLou Adler, Tommy Chong

    Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech & Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, Stacy...  more

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    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean

    Paul Newman, Ava Gardner

    Released1972

    Directed byJohn Huston

    The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean is a 1972 American western film written by John Milius, directed by John Huston, and starring Paul Newman. It was loosely based on the real-life, self-appointed...  more

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    Luther

    Judi Dench, Stacy Keach

    Released1973

    Directed byGuy Green

    Luther is the 1973 film of John Osborne's biographical play, presenting the life of Martin Luther. It was one of eight in the first season of the American Film Theater's series of plays made into...  more
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    American History X

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Kaye

    American History X is a 1998 American drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David McKenna. It stars Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, and co-stars Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott Gould,...  more

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    The Bourne Legacy

    Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton

    Released2012

    Directed byTony Gilroy

    The Bourne Legacy is a 2012 American action thriller film directed by Tony Gilroy, and is the fourth installment in the series of films adapted from the novels originated by Robert Ludlum, and...  more

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    Gray Lady Down

    Charlton Heston, Christopher Reeve

    Released1978

    Directed byDavid Greene

    Gray Lady Down is a 1978 disaster film by Universal Studios starring Charlton Heston, David Carradine, Stacy Keach, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox, and is the feature film debut of Christopher Reeve. It is...  more

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    That Championship Season

    Martin Sheen, Robert Mitchum

    Released1982

    Directed byJason Miller

    That Championship Season is Jason Miller's 1982 film version of his 1973 Pulitzer Prize winning Broadway play of the same name. It stars Robert Mitchum, Martin Sheen, Bruce Dern, Stacy Keach and Paul...  more
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    Conduct Unbecoming

    Christopher Plummer, Richard Attenborough

    Released1975

    Directed byMichael Anderson

    Conduct Unbecoming is a 1975 British drama film, an adaptation of the Barry England play Conduct Unbecoming first staged in 1969. It was directed by Michael Anderson and starred an ensemble cast of...  more
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    Butterfly

    Orson Welles, Stacy Keach

    Released1982

    Directed byMatt Cimber

    Butterfly is a 1982 film directed by Matt Cimber, based on the 1947 novel The Butterfly by James M. Cain. The starring cast includes Stacy Keach, Pia Zadora, Ed McMahon, and Orson Welles. The...  more
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    John Carpenter presents Body Bags

    Mark Hamill, Debbie Harry

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, Larry Sulkis

    Body Bags is a 1993 American horror sci-fi anthology film, originally made for television, featuring three unconnected stories, with bookend segments featuring John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper as...  more
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    Doc

    Faye Dunaway, Stacy Keach

    Released1971

    Directed byFrank Perry

    Doc is a 1971 American western film, which tells the story of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral and of one of its protagonists, Doc Holliday. It stars Stacy Keach, Faye Dunaway and Harris Yulin. It was...  more
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    Escape from L.A.

    Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Escape from L.A. is a 1996 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter, co-written and produced by Debra Hill and Kurt Russell, with Russell also...  more

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    The Traveling Executioner

    Stacy Keach, Bud Cort

    Released1970

    Directed byJack Smight

    The Traveling Executioner is a 1970 American film starring Stacy Keach, Bud Cort, Stefan Gierasch and Marianna Hill and directed by Jack Smight....  more
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    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

    Alan Arkin, Cicely Tyson

    Released1968

    Directed byRobert Ellis Miller

    The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is a 1968 American film adaptation of the Carson McCullers novel of the same name. It was directed by Robert Ellis Miller. It stars Alan Arkin and introduced Sondra...  more
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    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    Mark Hamill, Dana Delany

    Released1993

    Directed byBruce Timm, Eric Radomski

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is a 1993 American animated superhero mystery film featuring the DC Comics character Batman, and is based on the 1990s Batman: The Animated Series. Produced by Warner...  more

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    More Than Murder

    Kirk Cameron, Stacy Keach

    Released1984

    Directed byGary Nelson

    More Than Murder is a 1984 action crime drama directed by Gary Nelson....  more
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    The Hollow

    Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter

    Released2004

    Directed byKyle Newman

    The Hollow is a 2004 teen horror film, starring Kevin Zegers, Kaley Cuoco, Nick Carter and Stacy Keach. The film premiered on the ABC Family Channel, on October 24, 2004....  more
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    Raw Justice

    Pamela Anderson, Stacy Keach

    Released1994

    Directed byDavid A. Prior

    Raw Justice also known as Good Cop, Bad Cop or Strip Girl is a 1994 film starring Stacy Keach, David Keith, Airplane! star Robert Hays and Pamela Anderson....  more
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    The Killer Inside Me

    Stacy Keach, Keenan Wynn

    Released1976

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    The Killer Inside Me is a 1976 American crime drama film directed by Burt Kennedy and based on Jim Thompson's novel of the same name. In this adaption, the action was shifted from the west Texas...  more
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    Honeydripper

    Danny Glover, Mary Steenburgen

    Released2007

    Directed byJohn Sayles

    Honeydripper is a 2007 American musical drama film written and directed by John Sayles....  more
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    Class of 1999 II: The Substitute

    Malcolm McDowell, Pam Grier

    Released1990

    Directed byMark L. Lester, Spiro Razatos

    Class of 1999 II: The Substitute is a 1994 Direct-to-video film about a new teacher at a troubled inner city school, where students all are affiliated with gangs, drugs, and violence. It was directed...  more
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    Meteor

    Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach

    Released2009

    Directed byErnie Barbarash

    Meteor is a 2009 disaster television miniseries about the asteroid 114 Kassandra on a collision course with the Earth. Its surrounding meteorites crash into various locations worldwide, including the...  more
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    Released1991

    Directed byRobert Iscove

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