The Best Sterling Hayden Movies  

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

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

Examples of films on this list include A Carol for Another Christmas and So Big.

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

Sterling Hayden was no stranger to working with popular directors, including Stanley Kubrick, Robert Altman and Francis Ford Coppola. Sterling Hayden was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Ray Milland and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. in terms of fame and success.

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Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards
This film is a 1956 film noir produced by James B. Harris and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It was written by Kubrick and Jim Thompson and based on the novel Clean Break by Lionel White. The ...more
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sterling Hayden Movies
James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, more commonly known as Dr. Strangelove, is a 1964 political satire black comedy film that satirizes fears of a nuclear ...more
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Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall
The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel by Mario Puzo. The aging patriarch (Marlon Brando) of an organized crime dynasty transfers ...more
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Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore
The Asphalt Jungle is a 1950 film noir directed by John Huston. The caper film is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by W. R. Burnett and stars an ensemble cast including Sterling Hayden, ...more
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Charles Bronson, Sterling Hayden, James Bell
Crime Wave is a 1954 film noir, directed by André De Toth. It was adapted from a short story which originally appeared in The Saturday Evening Post - Criminal Mark by John and Ward
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Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Royal Dano
Johnny Guitar is a 1954 American Republic Pictures western drama film starring Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, and Scott Brady. The screenplay was based upon a novel by Roy ...more
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Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, Paul Frees
Suddenly is a 1954 American film noir thriller directed by Lewis Allen with a screenplay written by Richard Sale. The drama features Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason and Nancy ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elliott Gould, Henry Gibson
The Long Goodbye is a 1973 neo-noir film directed by Robert Altman and based on Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Leigh Brackett, who cowrote the ...more
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Sterling Hayden, Sebastian Cabot, Frank Ferguson
Terror in a Texas Town is a 1958 American Western film, directed by Joseph Lewis and starring Sterling Hayden. The script of Terror in a Texas Town was written by Dalton Trumbo one of the ...more
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Barbara Stanwyck, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray
Crime of Passion is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Jo Eisinger. The drama features Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden and Raymond Burr.
The Iron Sheriff is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sterling Hayden Movies
The Iron Sheriff Sterling Hayden, Constance Ford, John Dehner
The Iron Sheriff is a 1957 Western.
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Edmond O'Brien, Sterling Hayden, Dean Jagger
Denver and Rio Grande is a western film, directed by Byron Haskin and released by Paramount Pictures in 1952. The film is a dramatization of the building of the Denver and Rio Grande railway, ...more
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Chuck Connors, Gene Barry, Sterling Hayden
Naked Alibi is a 1954 black-and-white film noir crime drama starring Sterling Hayden, Gloria Grahame and Gene Barry. Portions of the film were shot in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.
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Ernest Borgnine, Sterling Hayden, Arthur Hunnicutt
The Last Command is a 1955 Trucolor film about Jim Bowie and the fall of the Alamo during the Texas War of Independence in 1836. Filmed by Republic Pictures, the picture was an unusually ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, Jeff Bridges, Eli Wallach
This film is a 1979 film, directed by William Richert, based on the novel by Richard Condon. Its cast includes Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Richard Boone, ToshirĊ ...more
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Hellgate James Arness, Joan Leslie, Sterling Hayden
Hellgate is a 1952 film directed by Charles Marquis Warren.
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Sterling Hayden, William Schallert, Richard Carlson
Flat Top is a 1952 American drama film directed by Lesley Selander and starring Sterling Hayden, with early appearances from Phyllis Coates, Jack Larson, Richard Carlson, and William Schallert. ...more
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Adolphe Menjou, Sterling Hayden, Jim Davis
Timberjack is a film directed by Joseph Kane that was released in 1955.
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Robert De Niro, Donald Sutherland, Burt Lancaster
1900 is a 1976 Italian epic film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Donald Sutherland, Alida Valli, and Burt Lancaster. Set in ...more
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Top Gun Sterling Hayden, William Bishop
Top Gun is a 1955 film directed by Ray Nazarro.
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Sterling Hayden, Clayton Moore, Barton MacLane
Kansas Pacific is a 1953 U.S. Cinecolor western film released by Allied Artists Pictures and directed by Ray Nazarro. It stars Sterling Hayden and Eve Miller. The film offers a fictionalized ...more
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Janet Leigh, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget
Prince Valiant is a 1954 adventure film in Technicolor and Cinemascope, based on the comic strip of the same name by Hal Foster. A young man seeks to join the Knights of the Round Table in order ...more
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Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden, Steve Forrest
So Big is a 1953 American drama film that stars Jane Wyman, Sterling Hayden and Steve Forrest, directed by Robert Wise. The screenplay by John Twist is based on the 1924 novel by Edna Ferber. It ...more
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Flaming Feather Forrest Tucker, Edgar Buchanan, Sterling Hayden
Flaming Feather is a 1952 Western film directed by Ray Enright and starring Sterling Hayden.
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El Paso Gail Russell, Sterling Hayden, George "Gabby" Hayes
El Paso is a 1949 American Western film directed by Lewis R. Foster.