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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 The Killing 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

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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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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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Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as ...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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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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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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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.

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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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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 Winter Kills 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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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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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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Top Gun Sterling Hayden, William Bishop Top Gun is a 1955 film directed by Ray Nazarro.

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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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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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Natalie Wood, Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden The Star is a 1952 film directed by Stuart Heisler and starring Bette Davis, Sterling Hayden and Natalie Wood. The plot tells the story of a washed up actress who is desperate to restart her ...more

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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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Sterling Hayden, Werner Klemperer, Ruth Roman 5 Steps to Danger is a 1957 American Cold War spy film. It was directed by Henry S. Kesler, and starred Ruth Roman and Sterling Hayden, with a cast that also included Werner Klemperer, Richard ...more

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Linda Darnell, Sterling Hayden, Dana Andrews Zero Hour! is a 1957 drama film directed by Hall Bartlett from a screenplay by Arthur Hailey, Hall Bartlett and John Champion. It stars Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell and Sterling Hayden and ...more

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Peter Sellers, Britt Ekland, Eva Marie Saint A Carol for Another Christmas is a 1964 American television movie, scripted by Rod Serling as a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and a plea for global cooperation between ...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.

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Valerie Anita Ekberg, Sterling Hayden, Anthony Steel Valerie is a 1957 Western film starring Sterling Hayden, and Anita Ekberg and Anthony Steel, who were married at the time. It was their only film together

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Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden, Irene Hervey Manhandled is a 1949 film noir directed by Lewis R. Foster, and starring Dorothy Lamour, Dan Duryea, and Sterling Hayden, and based on the 1945 novel The Man Who Stole a Dream by L. S.

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Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin 9 to 5 is a 1980 American comedy film written by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins, directed by Higgins, and starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Dabney Coleman. The film ...more

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Harry Andrews, Sterling Hayden, Hugh Griffith The Final Programme is a 1973 British fantasy science fiction-thriller film directed by Robert Fuest, and starring Jon Finch and Jenny Runacre. It was based on the first Jerry Cornelius novel by ...more

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Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Shelley Winters King of the Gypsies is a 1978 Paramount motion picture drama starring Eric Roberts, Sterling Hayden, Shelley Winters, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields, Annette O'Toole, and Judd Hirsch. Directed ...more

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Oliver Reed, Klaus Kinski, Michael Gough Venom is a 1981 horror film directed by Piers Haggard and starring Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson and Sarah Miles.

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Gabriel Byrne, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn The Outsider is a 1980 film thriller set largely in Belfast during The Troubles; it was the first film directed by Italian-American Tony Luraschi. The film is based on the book The Heritage of ...more

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Eva Marie Saint, Roy Scheider, George Segal Loving is a 1970 American comedy film released by Columbia Pictures and directed by Irvin Kershner. It is based on the novel Brooks Wilson Ltd. written by pulp magazine illustrator John ...more

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Lighthouse of Chaos Sterling Hayden, Hanns Zischler Leuchtturm des Chaos is a 1983 documentary profile of the American actor Sterling Hayden. The film features discussions with Hayden concerning his life and career, intercut with clips and stills ...more

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Gas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sterling Hayden Movies
Gas Donald Sutherland, Howie Mandel, Sterling Hayden Gas is a 1981 Canadian comedy film released by Paramount Pictures, the plot of which was inspired by the 1979 energy crisis.