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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.

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

Ron Howard and Simon Wincer have both worked with Wilford Brimley over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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The Natural Kim Basinger, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball novel of the same name, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Redford, Glenn Close, and ...more

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Absence of Malice Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban Absence of Malice is a 1981 American drama film starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, and Bob Balaban, directed by Sydney Pollack. The title refers to the legal definition of libel defamation, and ...more

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Cocoon Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard, Brian Dennehy Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people rejuvenated by aliens. The movie stars Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy, Jack ...more

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The Electric Horseman Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Willie Nelson The Electric Horseman is a 1979 adventure-romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda and directed by Sydney Pollack. The film is about a former rodeo champion who is hired by a cereal ...more

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The Thing Kurt Russell, Keith David, John Carpenter The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell. The film's title refers to its primary antagonist: a ...more

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The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, and David Strathairn. ...more

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In & Out Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, and Wilford Brimley. It is an original ...more

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The China Syndrome Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon The China Syndrome is a 1979 American thriller film that tells the story of a television reporter and her cameraman who discover safety coverups at a nuclear power plant. It stars Jane Fonda, ...more

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Tender Mercies Robert Duvall, Ellen Barkin, Wilford Brimley Tender Mercies is a 1983 American drama film directed by Bruce Beresford. The screenplay by Horton Foote focuses on Mac Sledge, a recovering alcoholic country music singer who seeks to turn his ...more

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Brubaker Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford Brubaker is a 1980 American prison drama film starring Robert Redford, Yaphet Kotto and David Keith. The film, which was directed by Stuart Rosenberg, is a fictionalized account of a 1967 prison ...more

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Crossfire Trail Tom Selleck, Mark Harmon, Christian Kane Crossfire Trail is a 2001 Western film directed by Simon Wincer and starring Tom Selleck, Virginia Madsen, and Wilford Brimley. Based on the 1954 Louis L'Amour Western novel of the same name, ...more

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Hard Target Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Wilford Brimley Hard Target is a 1993 American action film directed by Chinese film director John Woo in his American directorial debut. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Chance Boudreaux, an out-of-work ...more

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My Fellow Americans Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon My Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, Esther Rolle, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Bradley ...more

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Anthony Hopkins, Kate Mulgrew, Wilford Brimley Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, also released as Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous, is a 1985 American action-adventure-thriller film directed by Guy Hamilton. The film featured Fred Ward, Joel ...more

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Cocoon: The Return Courteney Cox, Steve Guttenberg, Brian Dennehy Cocoon: The Return is a 1988 science fiction film that is the sequel to the 1985 film Cocoon. All of the starring actors from the first film reprised their roles in this film, although Brian ...more

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Did You Hear About the Morgans? Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Sam Elliott Did You Hear About the Morgans? is a 2009 American romantic comedy film directed and written by Marc Lawrence. Golden Globe winners Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker portray the film's ...more

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Ewoks: The Battle for Endor Warwick Davis, Wilford Brimley, Carel Struycken Ewoks: The Battle for Endor is a 1985 made-for-TV movie set in the Star Wars galaxy co-written and directed by Jim and Ken Wheat who wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the story. A ...more

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A Place to Grow Wilford Brimley, John Beck, Boxcar Willie A Place to Grow is a 1998 television drama film written and directed by Merlin Miller.

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Harry & Son Morgan Freeman, Paul Newman, Ellen Barkin Harry & Son is a 1984 American drama film directed by Paul Newman, who also stars. The screenplay by Newman and Ronald Buck focuses on the relationship between a blue-collar worker and his ...more

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Billy the Kid Val Kilmer, Wilford Brimley, Duncan Regehr Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid, also known as Billy the Kid, is a 1989 American western film about famed gunman Billy the Kid. One of many depicting the events surrounding the outlaw during his ...more

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Where the Red Fern Grows 2 Lisa Whelchel, Wilford Brimley, Chad McQueen This sequel to the 1974 family film Where the Red Fern Grows tells the story of a man named Billy Coleman (Doug McKeon), who returns from duty in WWII to the home of his crotchety grandfather ...more

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The Hotel New Hampshire Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe, Seth Green The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film based on John Irving's 1981 novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Tony Richardson and stars Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, ...more

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High Road to China Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley, Brian Blessed High Road to China is a 1983 adventure-romance film, set in the 1920s, starring Tom Selleck as a hard-drinking biplane pilot hired by society heiress Eve "Evie" Tozer to find her ...more

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10 to Midnight Kelly Preston, Charles Bronson, Wilford Brimley 10 to Midnight is an action-crime-thriller film directed by J. Lee Thompson from a screenplay originally written by William Roberts. The film stars Charles Bronson in the lead role with a ...more

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Summer of the Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Wilford Brimley Movies
Summer of the Monkeys Wilford Brimley, Leslie Hope, Michael Ontkean Summer of the Monkeys is a 1998 family drama film written by Greg Taylor and Jim Strain and directed by Michael Anderson.

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Act of Vengeance Keanu Reeves, Ellen Barkin, Charles Bronson Act of Vengeance is a 1986 television movie starring Charles Bronson, Ellen Burstyn, and Keanu Reeves.

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Progeny Brad Dourif, Wilford Brimley, Arnold Vosloo Progeny is an American science fiction film released in 1999. It was directed by Brian Yuzna and written by Aubrey Solomon and Stuart Gordon. The film stars Arnold Vosloo as Dr. Craig Burton, ...more

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The Stone Boy Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Tom Waits The Stone Boy is a 1984 film directed by Christopher Cain, and is based on the 1957 short story, "The Stone Boy," by the American author Gina Berriault. The film is about a family ...more

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Country Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley Country is a 1984 American film which follows the trials and tribulations of a rural family as they struggle to hold on to their farm during the trying economic times experienced by family farms ...more

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Tough Enough Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier, Wilford Brimley Tough Enough is a 1983 film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier, Warren Oates and Stan Shaw. This was the final film role for Warren Oates. Filmed in late 1981, it ...more

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The Road Home Marisol Nichols, Wilford Brimley, John Saxon The Road Home is the classic Americana love story. It is about unconditional love and fate. It also shows how baseball is not only a metaphor for America but for our story's hero, Danny Foster, ...more

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The Ballad of Lucy Whipple is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Wilford Brimley Movies
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Glenn Close, Meat Loaf, Jena Malone

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Brigham City Wilford Brimley, Eric Peterson, Richard Dutcher Brigham City is a 2001 murder mystery film. It was written, directed by and starring Richard Dutcher in the main role. It is an independent film and was financed by private investors. Because of ...more

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Rodeo Girl Katharine Ross, Wilford Brimley, Bo Hopkins

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Heaven Sent Wilford Brimley, Vincent Kartheiser, Mary Elizabeth McDonough Heaven Sent is a 1994 drama film directed by Craig Clyde.

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Eternity Jon Voight, Frankie Valli, Wilford Brimley Eternity is a 1990 American drama film directed by Steven Paul and written by Jon Voight with Paul and his mother Dorothy Koster Paul. The theme of the movie is reincarnation.

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End of the Line Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen End of the Line is a 1987 drama film directed by Jay Russell. Leo Pickett and Will Haney, railroad workers in Little Rock, Arkansas, find out the parent company of the Southland railroad is ...more

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Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill JoBeth Williams, Bubba Smith, Wilford Brimley Joe Dancer: The Big Black Pill is a 1981 crime, drama and mystery TV movie written by Michael Butler, Les Alexander, Allan Cole, Richard Parks and Richard Smith, and directed by Reza Badiyi.