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

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

Everything from A Ticket to Tomahawk to Tammy and the Bachelor is included on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Walter Brennan movies?" and "What are the greatest Walter Brennan roles of all time?"

Fritz Lang and John Ford both worked with Walter Brennan over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Walter Brennan was in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Jack Elam and Lee J. Cobb in terms of fame and success.

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Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Dana Andrews The Westerner is a 1940 American film directed by William Wyler and starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, and Doris Davenport. Written by Niven Busch, Stuart N. Lake, and Jo Swerling, the film ...more

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Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie Sergeant York is a 1941 biographical film about the life of Alvin York, one of the most-decorated American soldiers of World War I. It was directed by Howard Hawks and was the highest-grossing ...more

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John Wayne, Dean Martin, Angie Dickinson Rio Bravo is a 1959 American Western film produced and directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Walter Brennan, and Ward Bond. Written by ...more

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Henry Fonda, Walter Brennan, Linda Darnell My Darling Clementine, a 1946 film, regarded as one of the best Western movies made by Director John Ford, stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp during the period leading up to Gunfight at the OK ...more

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John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters Red River is a 1948 Western film directed and produced by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift, giving a fictional account of the first cattle drive from Texas to Kansas ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Walter Brennan, Robert Young Northwest Passage is a 1940 film in Technicolor, starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey, and others. The picture is based on a novel by Kenneth Roberts titled ...more

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James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by United Artists, directed by Burt Kennedy, written by William Bowers, and starring James Garner, ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 thriller film directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan that combines elements of Westerns and film noir. The supporting cast includes ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan To Have and Have Not is a 1944 American romance-war-adventure film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Brennan and Lauren Bacall in her film debut. Although it is ...more

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John Wayne, James Stewart, Debbie Reynolds How the West Was Won is a 1962 western film written by James R. Webb and John Gay and directed by John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall and Richard Thorpe.

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The Pride of the Yankees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Walter Brennan Movies
Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 American film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Walter Brennan. It is a tribute to the legendary New York Yankees first baseman ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan Meet John Doe is a 1941 American comedy drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra, and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The film is about a "grassroots" political ...more

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James Stewart, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan The Far Country is a 1954 American Western Technicolor romance film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Ruth Roman, and Walter Brennan. Written by Borden Chase, the film is ...more

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Spencer Tracy, Walter Brennan, Sylvia Sidney Fury is a 1936 American drama film directed by Fritz Lang which tells the story of an innocent man who narrowly escapes being lynched and the revenge he seeks. The picture was released by ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Walter Brennan, Virginia Mayo Along the Great Divide is a 1951 American western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, John Agar, and Walter Brennan.

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Walter Brennan, Lewis Stone, Irene Hervey Three Godfathers is a 1936 western film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Peter B. Kyne. Three bank robbers find a newborn baby and his dying mother in the desert. Director John Ford ...more

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Walter Brennan, Jack Elam, Edgar Buchanan The Over-the-Hill Gang is a 1969 TV-movie Western comedy about aging Texas Rangers starring Walter Brennan and Pat O'Brien. Chill Wills, Edgar Buchanan, Andy Devine, and Jack Elam play ...more

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Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan, Walter Huston Swamp Water is a 1941 film directed by Jean Renoir, starring Walter Brennan and Walter Huston, produced at 20th Century Fox, and based on the novel by Vereen Bell. The film was shot on location ...more

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Boris Karloff, Walter Brennan, Billy Barty Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror film, the first sequel to Frankenstein. Bride of Frankenstein was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester ...more

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Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Merle Oberon The Cowboy and the Lady is a 1938 American western romantic comedy film directed by H.C. Potter, and starring Gary Cooper and Merle Oberon. Written by S.N. Behrman and Sonya Levien, based on a ...more

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Walter Brennan, Gene Lockhart, Brian Donlevy Hangmen Also Die! is a 1943 noir war film directed by the Austrian director Fritz Lang and written by John Wexley from a story by Bertolt Brecht and Lang. The film stars Hans Heinrich von ...more

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Walter Brennan, Ed Wynn, Richard Deacon The Gnome-Mobile is a 1967 Disney film, directed by Robert Stevenson. It was one of the last films personally produced by Walt Disney. It was based on a 1936 book by Upton Sinclair titled The ...more

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Walter Brennan, Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo The Proud Ones is a 1956 western film directed by Robert D. Webb and starring Robert Ryan and Virginia Mayo.

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Walter Brennan, Geraldine Fitzgerald, John Garfield Nobody Lives Forever is a 1946 black-and-white crime film noir directed by Jean Negulesco and based on the novel I Wasn't Born Yesterday by W.R. Burnett. It starred John Garfield and Geraldine ...more

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John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond Dakota is a 1945 American Western film directed by Joseph Kane and starring John Wayne and Walter Brennan. The supporting cast features Ward Bond and Mike Mazurki. Wayne stars as John Devlin, ...more

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Loretta Young, Walter Brennan, Douglass Dumbrille Kentucky is a 1938 Technicolor film with Loretta Young, Richard Greene, and Walter Brennan. It was directed by David Butler. It is a Romeo and Juliet story of lovers Jack and Sally, set amidst ...more

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Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Walter Brennan A Stolen Life is a 1946 drama film starring Bette Davis, who also produced, and directed by Curtis Bernhardt. The supporting cast includes Glenn Ford, Dane Clark, Walter Brennan, Charles ...more

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Good-bye, My Lady Sidney Poitier, Walter Brennan, Louise Beavers Good-bye, My Lady is a 1956 American film adaptation of the novel Good-bye, My Lady by James H. Street. The book had been inspired by Street's original 1941 story which appeared in The Saturday ...more

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Anne Baxter, Lee Van Cleef, Klaus Kinski The North Star is a 1943 war film produced by Samuel Goldwyn Productions and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures. It was directed by Lewis Milestone, written by Lillian Hellman and featured ...more

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John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Tully Marshall Two-Fisted Law is a 1932 American romantic B-Western film directed by D. Ross Lederman and starring Tim McCoy and John Wayne. The picture also features Walter Brennan, Alice Day, Wheeler Oakman, ...more

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Walter Brennan, Joel McCrea, Edward Arnold Come and Get It is a 1936 American drama film directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler. The screenplay by Jane Murfin and Jules Furthman is based on the 1935 novel of the same title by Edna

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Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, June Haver Home in Indiana is a 1944 film directed by Henry Hathaway. The film, that stars Walter Brennan, Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, June Haver and Charlotte Greenwood, is based on the story The ...more

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Marilyn Monroe, Anne Baxter, Walter Brennan A Ticket to Tomahawk is a 1950 American western musical comedy film, released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Richard Sale and starring Dan Dailey and Anne Baxter.

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Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Dorothy Malone Law And Order is a 1932 film. The film starred Walter Huston, Harry Carey, Andy Devine, Russell Hopton and Russell Simpson. The film retells the story of the OK Corral shootout in Tombstone, AZ. ...more

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Fred Astaire, Walter Brennan, Edgar Buchanan The Over-the-Hill Gang Rides Again starring Walter Brennan and Fred Astaire is a 1970 ABC Movie of the Week sequel to the Western comedy The Over-the-Hill Gang. The supporting cast includes ...more

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Walter Brennan, Robert Ryan, Claire Trevor Best of Badmen is a 1951 western film based on the story by Robert Hardy Andrews, written by John Twist and Robert Hardy Andrews and directed by William D. Russell.

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Anthony Quinn, Walter Brennan, Fredric March The Buccaneer is a 1938 American adventure film made by Paramount Pictures based on Jean Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. It was produced and directed by Cecil B. ...more

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Walter Brennan, Forrest Tucker, Jim Davis Brimstone is a film directed by Joseph Kane released on Aug 15, 1949.

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Bob Hope, Walter Brennan, Virginia Mayo The Princess and the Pirate is a 1944 American comedy film directed by David Butler and starring Bob Hope and Virginia Mayo. Based on a story by Sy Bartlett, the film is about a princess who ...more

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Walter Brennan, Merle Oberon, Joel McCrea These Three is a 1936 American drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Lillian Hellman is based on her 1934 play The Children's Hour. A 1961 remake of the film directed by Wyler ...more

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Walter Brennan, Jay Silverheels, Rory Calhoun Four Guns to the Border is a 1954 western film directed by Richard Carlson.

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The Green Promise Natalie Wood, Walter Brennan, Milburn Stone The Green Promise is a 1948 American film directed by William D. Russell. It is currently in the public domain. The film highlights farming issues such as soil erosion, government programs, and ...more

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Driftwood Natalie Wood, Walter Brennan, Margaret Hamilton Driftwood is a film directed by Allan Dwan released on September 15, 1947.

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Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire, Walter Brennan The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle is an American biographical musical comedy, released in 1939 and directed by H.C. Potter. The film stars Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Edna May Oliver, and ...more

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Debbie Reynolds, Leslie Nielsen, Adam West Tammy and the Bachelor is a 1957 romantic comedy film and is the first of the four Tammy films. It stars Debbie Reynolds as Tambrey "Tammy" Tyree, Walter Brennan as Grandpa Dinwitty ...more

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Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Lesley Ann Warren The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band is a 1968 musical film from Walt Disney Productions based on a biography by Laura Bower Van Nuys, directed by Michael O'Herlihy, with original ...more

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John Wayne, Walter Brennan, Vernon Dent Texas Cyclone is a 1932 American Western film directed by D. Ross Lederman. The film stars Tim McCoy as "Texas Grant", Shirley Grey, Wheeler Oakman and John Wayne, and features an ...more

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Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Brennan, Buddy Ebsen Banjo on My Knee is a 1936 American musical comedy-drama film directed by John Cromwell. The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Sound Recording.

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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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Milton Berle, Walter Brennan, Paul Winfield Who's Minding the Mint? is a comedy movie from 1967 with elements of a caper film. Howard Morris directed an ensemble cast that included Jim Hutton, Dorothy Provine, Walter Brennan and Milton ...more