The Best Wilford Brimley Movies

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

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

List films include Heaven Sent, Cocoon and more.

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  • Cocoon
    Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Brian Dennehy
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Absence of Malice
    Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban
    • Released: 1981
    • Directed by: Sydney Pollack
  • The Natural
    Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Barry Levinson
  • The Firm
    Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Sydney Pollack
  • The Electric Horseman
    Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Willie Nelson
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: Sydney Pollack
  • The China Syndrome
    Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas
    • Released: 1979
    • Directed by: James Bridges
  • The Thing
    Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter
    • Released: 1982
    • Directed by: John Carpenter
  • Tender Mercies
    Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Bruce Beresford
  • Brubaker
    Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Alexander
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
  • Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
    Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Kate Mulgrew
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Guy Hamilton
  • Cocoon: The Return
    Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Daniel Petrie
  • My Fellow Americans
    Jack Lemmon, James Garner, Dan Aykroyd
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Peter Segal
  • Harry & Son
    Morgan Freeman, Paul Newman, Ellen Barkin
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Paul Newman
  • Crossfire Trail
    Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, Wilford Brimley
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Simon Wincer
  • Hard Target
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Arnold Vosloo
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: John Woo
  • In & Out
    Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Frank Oz
  • Where the Red Fern Grows 2
    Lisa Whelchel, Wilford Brimley, Chad McQueen
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Jim McCullough Sr.
  • 10 to Midnight
    Charles Bronson, Andrew Stevens, Lisa Eilbacher
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: J. Lee Thompson
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
    Warwick Davis, Wilford Brimley, Carel Struycken
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Ken Wheat, Jim Wheat
  • High Road to China
    Tom Selleck, Bess Armstrong, Jack Weston
    • Released: 1983
    • Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
  • Country
    Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Richard Pearce
  • Did You Hear About the Morgans?
    Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Marc Lawrence
  • End of the Line
    Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen
    • Released: 1987
    • Directed by: Jay Russell
  • The Hotel New Hampshire
    Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, Rob Lowe
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Tony Richardson
  • A Place to Grow
    Wilford Brimley, John Beck, Boxcar Willie
    • Directed by: Merlin Miller