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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.

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Notable directors that have worked with Tom Skerritt include names like Robert Altman, Ridley Scott and Garry Marshall.

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Steel Magnolias Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross, based on the 1987 play by Robert Harling. A young beautician (Daryl Hannah), newly arrived in a small Louisiana ...more

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Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm Alien is a 1979 science-fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm and Yaphet Kotto. ...more

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Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim ...more

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A River Runs Through It Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the ...more

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Contact Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the ...more

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MASH Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould MASH is a 1970 American satirical black comedy film directed by Robert Altman and written by Ring Lardner, Jr., based on Richard Hooker's novel MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The ...more

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The Dead Zone Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt The Dead Zone is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay by Jeffrey Boam was based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars ...more

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The Turning Point Shirley MacLaine, Anne Bancroft, Tom Skerritt The Turning Point is a 1977 drama film centered on the world of ballet in New York City, written by Arthur Laurents and directed by Herbert Ross. The film stars Shirley MacLaine and Anne ...more

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The Rookie Charlie Sheen, Clint Eastwood, Lara Flynn Boyle The Rookie is a 1990 buddy cop film directed by Clint Eastwood and produced by Howard G. Kazanjian, Steven Siebert and David Valdes. It was written from a screenplay conceived by Boaz Yakin and ...more

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Calendar Girl Murders Sharon Stone, Alan Thicke, Tom Skerritt Calendar Girl Murders is a 1984 television movie directed by William A. Graham and starred Tom Skerritt and Sharon Stone, who played the part of photographer Cassie Bascomb.

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Ice Castles Robby Benson, Tom Skerritt, Michelle McLean Ice Castles is a 1978 American romantic drama film directed by Donald Wrye and starring Lynn-Holly Johnson and Robby Benson. A paperback novelization of the screenplay, by Leonore Fleischer, was ...more

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Whiteout Kate Beckinsale, Alex O'Loughlin, Gabriel Macht Whiteout is a 2009 thriller film based on the 1998 comic book of the same name by Greg Rucka and Steve Lieber. Directed by Dominic Sena, with uncredited reshoots by Stuart Baird and Len Wiseman, ...more

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Savage Harvest Michelle Phillips, Tom Skerritt, Anne-Marie Martin Savage Harvest is a 1981 American/Brazilian/Kenyan action-adventure natural horror film directed by Robert Collins. It stars Tom Skerritt, Michelle Phillips, Shawn Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin, ...more

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Wild Rovers William Holden, Ryan O'Neal, Karl Malden Wild Rovers is a 1971 American Western film directed by Blake Edwards and starring William Holden and Ryan O'Neal. Originally intended as a three-hour epic, it was heavily edited and changed by ...more

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The Other Sister Diane Keaton, Poppy Montgomery, Juliette Lewis The Other Sister is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall and stars Juliette Lewis, Giovanni Ribisi, Diane Keaton, and Tom Skerritt. It was filmed in Long Beach, ...more

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The Heist Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Robert Prosky The Heist is a 1989 HBO made-for-TV movie, starring Pierce Brosnan.

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Path to War Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, Gary Sinise Path to War is a 2002 American biographical television film, produced by HBO and directed by John Frankenheimer that deals directly with the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of United States ...more

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Tears of the Sun Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action war drama film depicting a U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria. LT A.K. Waters commands the team sent to rescue U.S. ...more

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Harold and Maude Ruth Gordon, Tom Skerritt, Bud Cort Harold and Maude is a 1971 American romantic dark comedy directed by Hal Ashby and released by Paramount Pictures. It incorporates elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot ...more

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Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke Ellen Barkin, Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong Up in Smoke, directed by Lou Adler, is Cheech & Chong's first feature-length film, released in 1978 by Paramount Pictures. It stars Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Edie Adams, Strother Martin, ...more

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The Parent Trap II Hayley Mills, Brian Keith, Tom Skerritt The Parent Trap II is a 1986 television film. It is a continuation to the Walt Disney Pictures 1961 film, The Parent Trap. It aired on July 26, 1986 on The Disney Channel as a part of the ...more

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The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer Naomi Watts, Tom Skerritt, Brian Kerwin The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer is a thriller/drama TV film that first aired in 1999 in two parts. It starred Kevin Anderson, Naomi Watts and Tom Skerritt. Anderson plays 1970s activist and ...more

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Fuzz Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Yul Brynner Fuzz is a 1972 film directed by Richard A. Colla.

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

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Silence of the North Ellen Burstyn, Tom Skerritt, Gordon Pinsent Silence of the North is a 1981 semi-autobiographical Canadian film of author Olive Frederickson, taken from the book of the same name. The film stars Tom Skerritt as her first husband Walter ...more

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Stephen King's Desperation Ron Perlman, Charles Durning, Annabeth Gish Stephen King's Desperation is a 2006 television movie that Stephen King adapted from his novel of the same name. The film was directed by frequent King collaborator Mick Garris and stars Ron ...more

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Wisdom Demi Moore, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez Wisdom is a 1986 American romantic crime film written and directed by its star Emilio Estevez in his filmmaking debut. The film also stars Demi Moore, along with Tom Skeritt and Veronica ...more

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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Jennifer Garner, Erika Eleniak, Cicely Tyson Aftershock: Earthquake in New York is a 1999 miniseries that was broadcast in the United States on CBS in two parts, with the first part aired on November 14 and the second on November 16. It ...more

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Singles Paul Giamatti, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell Singles is a 1992 American romantic comedy film written, co-produced, and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film stars Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, and Matt Dillon.

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Category 7: The End of the World Shannen Doherty, Gina Gershon, Randy Quaid Category 7: The End of the World is a 2005 four-hour television film miniseries that was broadcast in the United States on CBS in two parts, the first part aired on November 6 and the second on ...more

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Nightmare at Bittercreek Lindsay Wagner, Joanna Cassidy, Tom Skerritt Nightmare at Bittercreek is a 1988 film directed by Tim Burstall. Phoenix Entertainment Group and Swanton Films produced the film. The VHS version was distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment, ...more

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Poltergeist III Lara Flynn Boyle, Heather O'Rourke, Nancy Allen Poltergeist III is a 1988 American horror film. It is the third and final entry in the Poltergeist film series. Writers Michael Grais and Mark Victor, who wrote the screenplay for the first two ...more

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dougray Scott, Tom Skerritt, Vlasta Vrána Dougray Scott essays the role of author Robert Louis Stevenson's maniacal medico in director Paolo Barzman's retelling of the classic gothic tale. A highly regarded physician who dedicates all ...more

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Texas Rangers Ashton Kutcher, Usher, Alfred Molina Texas Rangers is a 2001 United States drama/western film directed by Steve Miner. It is about a group of Texas Rangers set in the post-American Civil War era.

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Thieves Like Us Louise Fletcher, Shelley Duvall, Keith Carradine Thieves Like Us is a 1974 film directed by Robert Altman and starring Keith Carradine and Shelley Duvall. The film was based on the novel Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson, which was also the ...more

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Fallen Bryan Cranston, Paul Wesley, Ivana Miličević Fallen is a 2006 ABC Family miniseries based on the four-book series of novels by Thomas Sniegoski The Fallen, and broken into three parts. The first part was originally advertised as an ...more

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Those Calloways Linda Evans, Vera Miles, Walter Brennan Those Calloways is a 1965 American family drama film, adapted from the 1950 children's novel Swiftwater by Paul Annixter. The film was produced by Disney and directed by Norman Tokar. It was the ...more

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SpaceCamp Joaquin Phoenix, Kelly Preston, Lea Thompson SpaceCamp is a 1986 American space adventure film based on a book by Patrick Bailey and Larry B. Williams and inspired by the U.S. Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Directed by Harry Winer from ...more

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What the Deaf Man Heard Bernadette Peters, James Earl Jones, Frankie Muniz A boy en route to a quiet Georgia town with his mother is taken in by two employees of the local bus depot after his mother disappears. He grows up in the community pretending to be deaf and ...more

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Two for Texas Kris Kristofferson, Tom Skerritt, Peter Coyote Two for Texas is a 1998 television movie written by James Lee Burke and directed by Rod Hardy.

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War Hunt Robert Redford, Francis Ford Coppola, Sydney Pollack War Hunt is a 1962 war film starring John Saxon, Robert Redford and Charles Aidman. The film was directed by Denis Sanders, produced by his brother, Terry Sanders for T-D Enterprises, and ...more

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Swing Jacqueline Bissett, Jonathan Winters, Nell Carter Swing is an American romantic comedy film starring Constance Brenneman, Innis Casey, Tom Skerritt, Jacqueline Bisset, Jonathan Winters, Nell Carter, Dahlia Waingort, Adam Tomei, Barry Bostwick, ...more

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Fighting Back Patti LuPone, Yaphet Kotto, Tom Skerritt Fighting Back is a 1982 vigilante film written by Thomas Hedley Jr and David Zelag Goodman. The film was directed by Lewis Teague and takes place on the streets of Philadelphia starring Tom ...more

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The China Lake Murders Tom Skerritt, Michael Parks, Lonny Chapman The China Lake Murders is a television movie starring Tom Skerritt. This 1990 film is about a small desert town that experiences a series of murders. The film was rated PG-13 and first aired on ...more

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Child in the Night Elijah Wood, JoBeth Williams, Darren McGavin Child In The Night is a motion picture made for television broadcast during the 1990 May Sweeps. It aired on the CBS Network before a subsequent release to home video and syndication. The ...more

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Redemption Road Michael Clarke Duncan, Taryn Manning, Luke Perry Black, White and Blues is a 2010 drama film directed by Mario Van Peebles.

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Moving Target Jason Bateman, Linda Blair, Tom Skerritt Moving Target is a 1988 crime film directed by Chris Thomson.

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The Devil's Rain John Travolta, William Shatner, Ernest Borgnine The Devil's Rain is a 1975 low-budget horror film, directed by Robert Fuest. It was one of several B-films in which William Shatner starred in between the original Star Trek television series ...more

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Knight Moves Diane Lane, Katharine Isabelle, Daniel Baldwin Knight Moves is a 1992 American thriller film, directed by Carl Schenkel and written by Brad Mirman, about a chess grandmaster who is accused of several grisly murders.

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The Big Town Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Matt Dillon The Big Town is a 1987 film drama about a young man who comes to the big city to work as a professional gambler, in the process becoming romantically involved with two women—one of whom is ...more