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The Best Movies With Great in the Title

Updated July 23, 2019 627 votes 68 voters 12.2k views

List RulesVote up your favorite movie with "great" in the name

Since it's such a common word, it's not surprising there are many movies with great in the name. This list ranks the best movies with great in the title, regardless of what genre it is. Do you have a favorite movie with great in the name? This isn't a common way to categorize films, but that's part of the fun. There are probably one or two movies with great in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with great in the title includes movies like The Great Escape, Oz the Great and Powerful, and The Great Gatsby. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word great in it.

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  • The Great Escape1
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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Debaters2
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    The Great Debaters

    Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker

    Released2007

    Directed byDenzel Washington

    The Great Debaters is a 2007 American biopic period drama film directed by and starring Denzel... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Raid3
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    The Great Raid

    James Franco, Sam Worthington

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Dahl

    The Great Raid is a 2005 film about the Raid at Cabanatuan on the island of Luzon, Philippines... more on Wikipedia

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  • Great Balls of Fire!4
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    Great Balls of Fire!

    Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder

    Released1989

    Directed byJim McBride

    Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film directed by Jim McBride and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Dictator5
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    The Great Dictator

    Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard

    Released1940

    Directed byCharlie Chaplin

    The Great Dictator is a 1940 American satirical political comedy-drama film starring, written,... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle6
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    The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

    Sid Vicious, John Lydon

    Released1980

    Directed byJulien Temple

    The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle is a mockumentary film directed by Julien Temple and produced... more on Wikipedia
  • Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?7
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    Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

    Jacqueline Bissett, George Segal

    Released1978

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? is a 1978 comedy mystery film starring George Segal,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Great Yokai War

    Chiaki Kuriyama, Bunta Sugawara

    Released2005

    Directed byTakashi Miike

    The Great Yokai War is a 2005 Japanese fantasy children's film directed by Takashi Miike and... more on Wikipedia
  • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown9
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    It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

    Lisa DeFaria, Christopher Shea

    Released1966

    Directed byBill Melendez

    It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown is a 1966 American prime time animated television... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Gatsby10
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    The Great Gatsby

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire

    Released2013

    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    The Great Gatsby is a 2013 romantic drama film directed by Baz Luhrmann, based on the 1925... more on Wikipedia
  • The First Great Train Robbery11
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    The First Great Train Robbery

    Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland

    Released1979

    Directed byMichael Crichton

    The First Great Train Robbery – known in the U.S. as The Great Train Robbery – is a 1979 film... more on Wikipedia
  • The Great Race12
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    The Great Race

    Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon

    Released1965

    Directed byBlake Edwards

    The Great Race is a 1965 American slapstick comedy Technicolor film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony... more on Wikipedia
  • The Great Train Robbery13
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    The Great Train Robbery

    Broncho Billy Anderson, Alfred C. Abadie

    Released1903

    Directed byEdwin S. Porter

    The Great Train Robbery is a 1903 American silent short Western film written, produced, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Mouse Detective14
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    The Great Mouse Detective

    Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Michener, Burny Mattinson, Ron Clements, John Musker

    The Great Mouse Detective is a 1986 American animated mystery film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Waldo Pepper15
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    The Great Waldo Pepper

    Susan Sarandon, Robert Redford

    Released1975

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    The Great Waldo Pepper is a 1975 drama film directed, produced, and co-written by George Roy... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Outdoors16
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    The Great Outdoors

    Annette Bening, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1988

    Directed byHoward Deutch

    The Great Outdoors is a 1988 American comedy film starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. Annette... more on Wikipedia
  • The Great Gatsby17
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    The Great Gatsby

    Robert Redford, Mia Farrow

    Released1974

    Directed byJack Clayton

    The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and... more on Wikipedia
  • The Great Beauty18
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    The Great Beauty

    Sabrina Ferilli, Serena Grandi

    Released2013

    Directed byPaolo Sorrentino

    The Great Beauty is a 2013 Italian film directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Jep Gambardella has... more on Wikipedia
  • The Great Lie19
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    The Great Lie

    Bette Davis, Hattie McDaniel

    Released1941

    Directed byEdmund Goulding

    The Great Lie is a 1941 American drama film directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Bette... more on Wikipedia
  • The Great Challenge20
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    The Great Challenge

    Elodie Yung, Burt Kwouk

    Released2004

    Directed byJulien Seri

    The Great Challenge is a 2004 action adventure film written by Bruno Guiblet and Philippe Lyon... more on Wikipedia
  • The Great Muppet Caper21
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    The Great Muppet Caper

    John Cleese, Diana Rigg

    Released1981

    Directed byJim Henson

    The Great Muppet Caper is a 1981 mystery musical comedy film directed by Jim Henson. It is the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Great Expectations22
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    Great Expectations

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro

    Released1998

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Great Expectations is a 1998 contemporary film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Great Expectations23
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    Great Expectations

    Alec Guinness, Jean Simmons

    Released1946

    Directed byDavid Lean

    Great Expectations is a 1946 British film directed by David Lean, based on the novel by... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Great Locomotive Chase24
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    The Great Locomotive Chase

    Fess Parker, Slim Pickens

    Released1956

    Directed byFrancis D. Lyon

    The Great Locomotive Chase is a 1956 Walt Disney Productions CinemaScope adventure film based... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oz the Great and Powerful25
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    Oz the Great and Powerful

    Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz

    Released2013

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Oz the Great and Powerful is a 2013 American 3D live action and computer animated fantasy... more on Wikipedia

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