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

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

List contains films like Lady Liberty and Poor White Trash.

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

Alfred Hitchcock and Robert Altman are among those who have directed William Devane at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm, Jay Leno Space Cowboys is a 2000 American space adventure film directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. It stars Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland, and James Garner as four older "ex-test ...more

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Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman, William Devane Rolling Thunder is a 1977 film starring William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was directed by John Flynn. The screenplay was by Paul Schrader and Heywood Gould.

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Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider Marathon Man is a 1976 suspense/thriller film directed by John Schlesinger. It was adapted by William Goldman from his novel of the same name and stars Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy ...more

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Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello Payback is a 1999 American action film directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello and David Paymer. It was based on the novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake ...more

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Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Shelley Duvall McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a 1971 American Western film starring Warren Beatty and Julie Christie, and directed by Robert Altman. The screenplay is based on Edmund Naughton's 1959 novel McCabe. ...more

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Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, Sean Young Jesse Stone: Sea Change is a 2007 American television mystery film directed by Robert Harmon and starring Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, and Kohl Sudduth. Based on the novel Sea Change by Robert B. ...more

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Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave, Rachel Roberts Yanks is a 1979 period drama film set during World War II in Northern England. The film was directed by John Schlesinger and starred Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave, William Devane, Lisa Eichhorn ...more

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Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Dern, Karen Black Family Plot is a 1976 American dark comedy/thriller film that was the final film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film was based on Victor Canning's novel The Rainbird Pattern, which Ernest ...more

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Martin Sheen, Ralph Bellamy, William Devane The Missiles of October is a 1974 docudrama made-for-television play about the Cuban Missile Crisis. The title evokes the book The Guns of August by Barbara Tuchman about the missteps among the ...more

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Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Jeanne Moreau Monte Walsh is taken from the title of a 1963 western novel by Jack Schaefer. The movie has little to do with the plot of Schaefer's book. It was directed in 1970 by cinematographer William A. ...more

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Shelley Hack, William Devane, Gwynyth Walsh Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 is a 1995 made-for-television film based on the real-life events of Air Canada Flight 143, nicknamed the "Gimli Glider", starring William Devane, Scott ...more

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Lauren Hutton, Klaus Kinski, John Ratzenberger Timestalkers is a 1987 made for TV adventure film directed by Michael Schultz and starring William Devane. The film is based on Ray Brown's novel The Tintype.

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Teri Garr, Beverly DAngelo, Jessica Tandy Honky Tonk Freeway is a 1981 comedy film directed by John Schlesinger. The film, conceived and co-produced by Don Boyd, was one of the most expensive box office flops in history, losing its ...more

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Jackie Earle Haley, William Devane, Clifton James The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training is the 1977 sequel to the feature film The Bad News Bears. This film picks up the Bears' career a year after their infamous second-place finish in the ...more

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Pierce Brosnan, Michael Shannon, Alexandra Paul Pierce Brosnan plays a United Nations espionage expert who leads an elite team out to recover a stolen Rembrandt masterpiece in this action sequel based on Alistair MacLean's novel Night Watch. ...more

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Dean Norris, Bess Armstrong, William Devane Forgotten Sins was a 1996 television movie based on Lawrence Wright's New Yorker articles and his book Remembering Satan, which was in turn based on the actual case of Paul Ingram. It originally ...more

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James Woods, Jake Lloyd, Annabeth Gish Race to Space is a 2001 American family drama film. The film was shot on location at Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach and Edwards AFB CA in cooperation with NASA and the U.S. Air Force.

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Sandra Bullock, Lara Flynn Boyle, Danny Aiello The Preppie Murder is a TV movie directed by John Herzfeld, written by Herzfeld and Irv Roud, and starring William Baldwin as Robert Chambers and Lara Flynn Boyle as Jennifer Levin. The film ...more

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Kevin Costner, Rebecca De Mornay, Jane Alexander Testament is a drama film based on The Last Testament by Carol Amen, directed by Lynne Littman and written by John Sacret Young. The film tells the story of how one small suburban town near the ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin Hollow Man is a 2000 American-German science fiction-thriller-horror film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, and Josh Brolin. The film is about a scientist who ...more

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Amber Heard, William Hurt, Kathleen Quinlan The River Why is a 2010 American independent drama film directed by Matthew Leutwyler. It is an adaptation of the 1983 Sierra Club novel of the same name by David James Duncan and stars Zach ...more

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Tony Curtis, Jackie Earle Haley, Regis Philbin The Bad News Bears Go to Japan is a 1978 film release by Paramount Pictures and was the third and last of a series, following The Bad News Bears and The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training. It ...more

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Amanda Tapping, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black Stargate: Continuum is a 2008 Canadian-American military science fiction direct-to-video film in the Stargate franchise. It is the second sequel to television series Stargate SG-1 following The ...more

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A Christmas Visitor Meredith Baxter, Lindy Booth, Dean McDermott A Christmas Visitor is a 2002 American television film starring William Devane, Meredith Baxter and Dean McDermott. It was written by George Samerjan and David Saperstein, and directed by ...more

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Patrick Duffy, William Devane, Mariette Hartley Murder C.O.D. is a 1990 American TV-film directed by Alan Metzger starring Patrick Duffy and William Devane based on the Barbara Paul novel Kill Fee. The movie was filmed in Portland, Oregon in ...more

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Sophia Loren, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito Lady Liberty is a 1971 Italian-French comedy film directed by Mario Monicelli and starring Sophia Loren, William Devane, Gigi Proietti, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito and Edward Herrmann in his ...more

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Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Saul Rubinek Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost is a 2011 American television mystery film directed by Dick Lowry and starring Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, and Kohl Sudduth. Based on the characters from the Jesse ...more

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The Kane Files: Life of Trial is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
The Kane Files: Life of Trial William Devane, Ethan Embry, William Atherton The Kane Files: Life of Trial is a 2010 action film written and directed by Benjamin Gourley.

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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, Mae Whitman Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise is a 2006 American television mystery film directed by Robert Harmon and starring Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, and Kohl Sudduth. Based on the 2001 novel Death in ...more

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Tom Selleck, Krista Allen, Mae Whitman Jesse Stone: No Remorse is a 2010 American television mystery film directed by Robert Harmon and starring Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, and Kohl Sudduth. Written by Tom Selleck and Michael Brandman, ...more

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Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, Sela Ward The Badge is a 2002 mystery-thriller film, directed by Robby Henson and stars Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette and William Devane.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar, Stephen Collins, Roma Downey A Woman Named Jackie is a 1991 American made for television miniseries chronicling the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. It was based on C. David Heymann's 1989 book of the same title. The ...more

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Diane Lane, Jimmy Smits, Laura San Giacomo Vital Signs is a 1990 American comedy-drama film directed by Marisa Silver. A group of college students studying medicine has to come with terms with the tension that goes inside a surgery

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Casey Kasem, Keenan Wynn, William Devane

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Jaime Pressly, Sean Young, Danielle Harris Poor White Trash is a crime-comedy film directed by Michael Addis. The film was released on June 16. 2000 and was distributed by jointly by Hollywood Independents and Xenon Group. The film stars ...more

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Jane Doe Eva Marie Saint, Karen Valentine, William Devane Jane Doe is a 1983 thriller film written by Walter Halsey Davis and Cynthia Whitcomb and directed by Ivan Nagy.

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Lauren Holly, Louis Gossett, Jr. The Least Among You is a film based on the true story of Rev. Dr. Charles Marks' formative years, written and directed by first time writer/director Mark Young. It explores issues of ...more

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Control William Devane, Kevin Brief, Will Schaub

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Ryan Hurst, Robert Picardo, Jeremy London Based on a true story of the Frankel brothers, who in their 20’s started a business re-selling cell phones and then switched to selling credit card merchant accounts. They built up a built a ...more

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Barry Bostwick, Joan Van Ark, George Coe

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Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tracey Gold, Jill Clayburgh For the Love of Nancy is a 1994 television film directed by Paul Schneider. The film, based on a true story, deals with anorexia nervosa. Lead actress Tracey Gold was actually recovering from ...more

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Virus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
Nicollette Sheridan, William Devane, William Atherton Virus is a 1995 television film starring Nicollette Sheridan, William Devane, Stephen Caffrey, Dakin Matthews, Kurt Fuller, Barry Corbin and William Atherton. It was directed by Armand ...more

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History's Greatest Secrets William Devane

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Kim Cattrall, Sean Young, Eric McCormack Exception To The Rule is a 1997 Canadian thriller film directed by David Winning and stars Kim Cattrall, Eric McCormack, Sean Young and William Devane.

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The Fall William Devane, Erica Shaffer, Peter Cilella The Fall is a 2008 independent crime film written and directed by John Krueger, starring Benjamin Ciaramello, Scott Kinworthy, and Erica Shaffer.

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Nightmare in Columbia County Jeri Ryan, William Devane, Mark Thomas Miller Nightmare in Columbia County was inspired by a true-life crime which occurred in South Carolina in the 1980s. An elusive psychopath is stalking a beauty contest winner. He kidnaps the girl's ...more

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Deceit Marlo Thomas, William Devane, Brett Cullen Deceit is a 2004 American television movie adapted from the 2000 British television serial of the same name. Marlo Thomas, the film's leading actress, also served as executive producer. This ...more