The Best Warren Oates Movies

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

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

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  • Kid Blue
    Dennis Hopper, Warren Oates, Peter Boyle
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: James Frawley
  • In the Heat of the Night
    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Norman Jewison
  • Race with the Devil
    Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Jack Starrett
  • Two-Lane Blacktop
    James Taylor, Warren Oates, Laurie Bird
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Monte Hellman
  • Cockfighter
    Ed Begley, Jr., Harry Dean Stanton
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Monte Hellman
  • Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Gig Young
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • The Wild Bunch
    William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan
    • Released: 1969
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • Stripes
    Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Warren Oates
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Ivan Reitman
  • Badlands
    Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Terrence Malick
  • Dillinger
    Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: John Milius
  • Ride the High Country
    Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, Mariette Hartley
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • The Hired Hand
    Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Severn Darden
    • Released: 1971
    • Directed by: Peter Fonda
  • Return of the Seven
    Yul Brynner, Robert Fuller, Warren Oates
    • Released: 1966
    • Directed by: Burt Kennedy
  • The Thief Who Came to Dinner
    Ryan O'Neal, Jacqueline Bisset, Warren Oates
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Bud Yorkin
  • China 9 Liberty 37
    Jenny Agutter, Warren Oates, Sam Peckinpah
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Monte Hellman, Tony Brandt
  • Tom Sawyer
    Johnny Whitaker, Celeste Holm, Warren Oates
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Don Taylor
  • The Shooting
    Millie Perkins, Jack Nicholson, Will Hutchins
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Monte Hellman
  • My Old Man
    Kristy McNichol, Eileen Brennan, Warren Oates
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: John Erman
  • Rancho Deluxe
    Jeff Bridges, Sam Waterston, Elizabeth Ashley
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Frank Perry
  • Welcome to Hard Times
    Henry Fonda, Janice Rule, Aldo Ray
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Burt Kennedy
  • The Border
    Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Valerie Perrine
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: Tony Richardson
  • Dixie Dynamite
    Steve McQueen, Warren Oates, Christopher George
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Lee Frost
  • Major Dundee
    Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton
    • Released: 1965
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • 1941
    John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Lorraine Gary
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Steven Spielberg
  • There Was a Crooked Man...
    Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Hume Cronyn
    • Released: 1970
    • Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz