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The Best William Devane Movies  

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 14 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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