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The Best Tom Skerritt Movies

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

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

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    MASH

    Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland
    MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by...  more

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    Contact

    Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster
    Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a...  more

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    Steel Magnolias

    Sally Field, Dolly Parton
    Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the...  more

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    The Rookie

    Charlie Sheen, Clint Eastwood
    The Rookie is a 1990 buddy cop film directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Howard G....  more
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    Top Gun

    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan
    Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don...  more

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    Harold and Maude

    Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt
    Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by...  more

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    The Parent Trap II

    Hayley Mills, Brian Keith
    The Parent Trap II is a 1986 television film. It is a continuation to the Walt Disney Pictures...  more
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    Whiteout

    Kate Beckinsale, Alex O'Loughlin
    Whiteout is a 2009 thriller film based on the 1998 comic book of the same name by Greg Rucka...  more
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    The Other Sister

    Diane Keaton, Poppy Montgomery
    The Other Sister is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall and stars...  more
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    A River Runs Through It

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig...  more

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    Path to War

    Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland
    Path to War is a 2002 American biographical television film, produced by HBO and directed by...  more
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    SpaceCamp

    Joaquin Phoenix, Kelly Preston
    SpaceCamp is a 1986 American space adventure film based on a book by Patrick Bailey and Larry...  more

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    Aftershock: Earthquake in New York

    Jennifer Garner, Erika Eleniak
    Aftershock: Earthquake in New York is a 1999 miniseries that was broadcast in the United...  more

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    The Heist

    Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt
    The Heist is a 1989 HBO made-for-TV movie, starring Pierce Brosnan....  more
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    Wild Rovers

    William Holden, Ryan O'Neal
    Wild Rovers is a 1971 American Western film directed by Blake Edwards and starring William...  more
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    Wisdom

    Demi Moore, Charlie Sheen
    Wisdom is a 1986 American romantic crime film written and directed by its star Emilio Estevez...  more
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    Alien

    Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt
    Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The crew of the...  more

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    Maid to Order

    Ally Sheedy, Beverly DAngelo
    Maid to Order is an American 1987 comedy/fantasy film starring Ally Sheedy....  more

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    Fuzz

    Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds
    Fuzz is a 1972 film directed by Richard A. Colla....  more
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    The Dead Zone

    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen
    This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay...  more

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    The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer

    Naomi Watts, Tom Skerritt
    The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer is a thriller/drama TV film that first aired in 1999 in two...  more
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    The Devil's Rain

    John Travolta, William Shatner
    The Devil's Rain is a 1975 low-budget horror film, directed by Robert Fuest. It was one of...  more
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    Shannen Doherty, Gina Gershon
    Category 7: The End of the World is a 2005 four-hour television film miniseries that was...  more
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    Thieves Like Us

    Louise Fletcher, Shelley Duvall
    Thieves Like Us is a 1974 film directed by Robert Altman and starring Keith Carradine and...  more
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    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Dougray Scott, Tom Skerritt
    Dougray Scott essays the role of author Robert Louis Stevenson's maniacal medico in director...  more