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The Best Timothy Bottoms Movies

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

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

List is made up of films like Diamondbacks and Murder Seen.

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    Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

    Maggie Smith, Timothy Bottoms

    Released1973

    Directed byAlan J. Pakula

    Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing is a 1973 American film directed by Alan J. Pakula. It is often categorized as a drama, but contains many comic elements. Maggie Smith and Timothy Bottoms star....  more
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    Johnny Got His Gun

    Donald Sutherland, Jason Robards Jr.

    Released1971

    Directed byDalton Trumbo

    Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 drama anti-war film written and directed by Dalton Trumbo based on his novel of the same name and starring Timothy Bottoms, Jason Robards and Donald Sutherland, with...  more
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    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Set in a small town in north...  more

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    The Paper Chase

    Lindsay Wagner, Edward Herrmann

    Released1973

    Directed byJames Bridges

    The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman, directed by James Bridges. Based on John Jay Osborn, Jr.'s 1970 novel, The Paper Chase, it tells the story...  more

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    A Small Town in Texas

    Timothy Bottoms, Bo Hopkins

    Released1976

    Directed byJack Starrett

    A Small Town in Texas is a 1976 movie directed by Jack Starrett starring Bo Hopkins, Susan George, and Timothy Bottoms. It was filmed in Lockhart, Texas....  more
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    The Girl Next Door

    Olivia Wilde, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2004

    Directed byLuke Greenfield

    The Girl Next Door is a 2004 American romantic comedy film directed by Luke Greenfield. A teenager's dreams come true when a former porn star moves in next door and they fall in love....  more

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    Texasville

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1990

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Texasville is a 1990 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich. It is a sequel to The Last Picture Show, and based on the novel Texasville by Larry McMurtry. Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd,...  more
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    Blue Sky

    Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1994

    Directed byTony Richardson

    Blue Sky is a 1994 drama, and the last film by veteran film maker Tony Richardson. It was adapted by Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner and Jerry Leichtling from a story by Rama Laurie Stagner. It...  more

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    Invaders from Mars

    Karen Black, Laraine Newman

    Released1986

    Directed byTobe Hooper

    Invaders from Mars is a 1986 science fiction horror film, directed by Tobe Hooper from a screenplay by Dan O'Bannon and Don Jakoby. It is a remake of the 1953 science fiction film Invaders from Mars,...  more
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    Elephant

    Timothy Bottoms, Matt Malloy

    Released2003

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    Elephant is a 2003 drama film edited, written and directed by Gus Van Sant. It takes place in the fictional Watt High School, in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, and chronicles the events surrounding...  more

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    Rollercoaster

    Helen Hunt, Henry Fonda

    Released1977

    Directed byJames Goldstone

    Rollercoaster is a 1977 disaster-suspense film starring George Segal, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda and Timothy Bottoms, and directed by James Goldstone. It was one of the few films to be shown in...  more
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    The Story of David

    Jane Seymour, Anthony Quayle

    Released1976

    Directed byAlex Segal, David Lowell Rich

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    Operation Daybreak

    Timothy Bottoms, Joss Ackland

    Released1975

    Directed byLewis Gilbert

    Operation Daybreak is a 1975 Second World War film based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. Starring Anthony Andrews, Timothy...  more
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    The White Dawn

    Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms

    Released1974

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    The White Dawn is a Canadian film, released in 1974, directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Warren Oates, Timothy Bottoms, and Louis Gossett, Jr. It portrays the conflict between aboriginal peoples'...  more
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    Released2002

    Directed byJohn Stainton

    The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course is a 2002 Australian family comedy-adventure film based on the nature documentary series The Crocodile Hunter, starring Steve Irwin and his wife Terri Irwin and...  more
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    Vampire Bats

    Lucy Lawless, Craig Ferguson

    Released2005

    Directed byEric Bross

    Vampire Bats is a 2005 film directed by Eric Bross and starring Lucy Lawless....  more
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    Tin Man

    Troy Donahue, Timothy Bottoms

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn G. Thomas

    Tin Man is a 1983 American dramatic film starring Timothy Bottoms, John Phillip Law, Deana Jurgens, Troy Donahue, Richard Stahl and directed by John G. Thomas....  more
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    Paradise, Texas

    Meredith Baxter, Polly Bergen

    Released2005

    Directed byLorraine Senna

    Paradise, Texas is a 2006 family drama film directed by Lorraine Senna and starring Timothy Bottoms, Ben Estus, and Meredith Baxter. Premiering at the 2006 WorldFest Film Festival, Paradise, Texas...  more
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    Holiday in Handcuffs

    Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez

    Released2007

    Directed byRon Underwood

    Holiday in Handcuffs is an American crime comedy television movie that originally aired on ABC Family on December 9, 2007, as a part of the network's 25 Days of Christmas programming block. The film...  more
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    The Gift of Love

    James Woods, Marie Osmond

    Released1978

    Directed byDon Chaffey

    The Gift of Love is a 1978 film directed by Don Chaffey....  more
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    Call of the Wild

    Christopher Lloyd, Aimee Teegarden

    Released2009

    Directed byRichard Gabai

    Call of the Wild is an American film starring Christopher Lloyd, Timothy Bottoms, Veronica Cartwright, Christopher Dempsey, Joyce DeWitt, Ariel Gade, Devon Graye, Devon Iott, Kameron Knox, Russell...  more
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    Return from the River Kwai

    Denholm Elliott, Chris Penn

    Released1989

    Directed byAndrew V. McLaglen

    Return from the River Kwai is a British 1989 film directed by Andrew McLaglen. It stars Edward Fox, Chris Penn and Timothy Bottoms. The film is based on a 1979 factual book with the same name, about...  more
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    Hurricane

    Mia Farrow, Max von Sydow

    Released1979

    Directed byJan Troell

    Hurricane is a 1979 romance and adventure film featuring Mia Farrow, Jason Robards and impressive special effects, produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Lorenzo Semple, Jr., and directed by Jan Troell....  more

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    Mio in the Land of Faraway

    Christian Bale, Christopher Lee

    Released1987

    Directed byVladimir Grammatikov

    Mio in the Land of Faraway is a 1987 fantasy film directed by Vladimir Grammatikov and starring Christopher Lee, Christian Bale, Nicholas Pickard, Timothy Bottoms and Susannah York. Based on the 1954...  more
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    A Case of Honor

    Timothy Bottoms, John Phillip Law

    Released1991

    Directed byEddie Romero

    Filipino actor Eddie Romero directs this arresting drama set during the Vietnam War. A handful of prisoners escape their captors but have to make their way through the thicket of the Vietnamese...  more