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The Best Wilford Brimley Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 593 votes 95 voters 8.9k views38 items

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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.

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    The Thing

    Kurt Russell, Keith David
    The Thing is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter, written...  more

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    The Electric Horseman

    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford
    The Electric Horseman is a 1979 adventure-romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda...  more

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    The Natural

    Kim Basinger, Robert Redford
    The Natural is a 1984 sports drama. It is a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's 1952 baseball...  more

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    Tender Mercies

    Robert Duvall, Ellen Barkin
    Tender Mercies is a 1983 American drama film directed by Bruce Beresford. The screenplay by...  more

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    In & Out

    Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close
    In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin...  more

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    Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins

    Anthony Hopkins, Kate Mulgrew
    Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, also released as Remo: Unarmed and Dangerous, is a 1985...  more

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    Cocoon

    Steve Guttenberg, Clint Howard
    Cocoon is a 1985 science fiction film directed by Ron Howard about a group of elderly people...  more

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    Absence of Malice

    Paul Newman, Sally Field
    Absence of Malice is a 1981 American drama film starring Paul Newman, Sally Field, and Bob...  more

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    #1474 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#110 of 248 The Best Whodunit Movies

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    High Road to China

    Tom Selleck, Wilford Brimley
    High Road to China is a 1983 adventure-romance film, set in the 1920s, starring Tom Selleck as...  more
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    Ewoks: The Battle for Endor

    Warwick Davis, Wilford Brimley
    Ewoks: The Battle for Endor is a 1985 made-for-TV movie set in the Star Wars galaxy co-written...  more
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    Harry & Son

    Morgan Freeman, Paul Newman
    Harry & Son is a 1984 American drama film directed by Paul Newman, who also stars. The...  more
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    Country

    Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard
    Country is a 1984 American film which follows the trials and tribulations of a rural family as...  more
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    The Firm

    Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman
    The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom...  more
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    Crossfire Trail

    Tom Selleck, Mark Harmon
    Crossfire Trail is a 2001 Western film directed by Simon Wincer and starring Tom Selleck,...  more
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    Did You Hear About the Morgans?

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant
    Did You Hear About the Morgans? is a 2009 American romantic comedy film directed and written...  more

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    The Hotel New Hampshire

    Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe
    The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film based on John Irving's 1981 novel of the...  more

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    Tough Enough

    Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier
    Tough Enough is a 1983 film directed by Richard Fleischer, starring Dennis Quaid, Pam Grier,...  more
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    10 to Midnight

    Kelly Preston, Charles Bronson
    10 to Midnight is an action-crime-thriller film directed by J. Lee Thompson from a screenplay...  more
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    Where the Red Fern Grows 2

    Lisa Whelchel, Wilford Brimley
    This sequel to the 1974 family film Where the Red Fern Grows tells the story of a man named...  more
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    A Place to Grow

    Wilford Brimley, John Beck
    A Place to Grow is a 1998 television drama film written and directed by Merlin Miller....  more
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    Billy the Kid

    Val Kilmer, Wilford Brimley
    Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid, also known as Billy the Kid, is a 1989 American western film about...  more
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    The China Syndrome

    Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas
    The China Syndrome is a 1979 American thriller film that tells the story of a television...  more

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    The Stone Boy

    Robert Duvall, Glenn Close
    The Stone Boy is a 1984 film directed by Christopher Cain, and is based on the 1957 short...  more
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    Act of Vengeance

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

    Brad Dourif, Wilford Brimley
    Progeny is an American science fiction film released in 1999. It was directed by Brian Yuzna...  more