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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.

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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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Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm
Alien is a 1979 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott. The crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo encounter the eponymous Alien, a deadly and aggressive extraterrestrial set ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt
This film 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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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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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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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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Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Robert Prosky
The Heist is a 1989 HBO made-for-TV movie, starring Pierce Brosnan.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker
Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action 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. citizen ...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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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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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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Ally Sheedy, Beverly DAngelo, Valerie Perrine
Maid to Order is an American 1987 comedy/fantasy film starring Ally Sheedy.

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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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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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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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