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The Best William Devane Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 425 votes 103 voters 10.6k views47 items

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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.

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  • 1
    Space Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Space Cowboys

    Clint Eastwood, Jon Hamm

    Released2000

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    Rolling Thunder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Rolling Thunder

    Tommy Lee Jones, Dabney Coleman

    Released1977

    Directed byJohn Flynn

    Rolling Thunder is a 1977 film starring William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was... more on Wikipedia

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    Marathon Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Marathon Man

    Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    Marathon Man is a 1976 suspense/thriller film directed by John Schlesinger. It was adapted by... more on Wikipedia

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    Payback is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Payback

    Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu

    Released1999

    Directed byBrian Helgeland

    Payback is a 1999 American action film directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Missiles of October is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    The Missiles of October

    Martin Sheen, Ralph Bellamy

    Released1974

    Directed byAnthony Page

    The Missiles of October is a 1974 docudrama made-for-television play about the Cuban Missile... more on Wikipedia
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    McCabe & Mrs. Miller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    McCabe & Mrs. Miller

    Warren Beatty, Julie Christie

    Released1971

    Directed byRobert Altman

    McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a 1971 American Western film starring Warren Beatty and Julie... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Jesse Stone: Sea Change is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Jesse Stone: Sea Change

    Tom Selleck, Viola Davis

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Harmon

    Jesse Stone: Sea Change is a 2007 American television mystery film directed by Robert Harmon... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Family Plot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Family Plot

    Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Dern

    Released1976

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

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    Monte Walsh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Monte Walsh

    Lee Marvin, Jack Palance

    Released1970

    Directed byWilliam A. Fraker

    Monte Walsh is taken from the title of a 1963 western novel by Jack Schaefer. The movie has... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Yanks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Yanks

    Richard Gere, Vanessa Redgrave

    Released1979

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    Yanks is a 1979 period drama film set during World War II in Northern England. The film was... more on Wikipedia

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    Falling from the Sky: Flight 1 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Falling from the Sky: Flight 174

    Shelley Hack, William Devane

    Released1995

    Directed byJorge Montesi

    Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 is a 1995 made-for-television film based on the real-life... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    A Christmas Visitor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    A Christmas Visitor

    Meredith Baxter, Lindy Booth

    Released2002

    Directed byChristopher Leitch

    A Christmas Visitor is a 2002 American television film starring William Devane, Meredith... more on Wikipedia
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    Timestalkers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Timestalkers

    Lauren Hutton, Klaus Kinski

    Released1987

    Directed byMichael Schultz

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    Hollow Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Hollow Man

    Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue

    Released2000

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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    The Bad News Bears in Breaking is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training

    Jackie Earle Haley, William Devane

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Pressman

    The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training is the 1977 sequel to the feature film The Bad News... more on Wikipedia
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    Honky Tonk Freeway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Honky Tonk Freeway

    Teri Garr, Beverly DAngelo

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Schlesinger

    Honky Tonk Freeway is a 1981 comedy film directed by John Schlesinger. The film, conceived and... more on Wikipedia
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    Jesse Stone: No Remorse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Jesse Stone: No Remorse

    Tom Selleck, Krista Allen

    Released2010

    Directed byRobert Harmon

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    Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

    Tom Selleck, Viola Davis

    Released2006

    Directed byRobert Harmon

    Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise is a 2006 American television mystery film directed by Robert... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost

    Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker

    Released2011

    Directed byRobert Harmon

    Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost is a 2011 American television mystery film directed by Dick Lowry... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    Testament is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Testament

    Kevin Costner, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1983

    Directed byLynne Littman

    Testament is a drama film based on The Last Testament by Carol Amen, directed by Lynne Littman... more on Wikipedia

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    Race to Space is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Race to Space

    James Woods, Jake Lloyd

    Released2002

    Directed bySean McNamara

    Race to Space is a 2001 American family drama film. The film was shot on location at Cape... more on Wikipedia
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    Nightwatch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Nightwatch

    Pierce Brosnan, Michael Shannon

    Released1991

    Directed byDavid Jackson, Peter Snell

    Pierce Brosnan plays a United Nations espionage expert who leads an elite team out to recover... more on Wikipedia

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    A Woman Named Jackie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    A Woman Named Jackie

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Stephen Collins

    Released1991

    Directed byLarry Peerce

    A Woman Named Jackie is a 1991 American made for television miniseries chronicling the life of... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    The Least Among You is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    The Least Among You

    Lauren Holly, Louis Gossett

    Released2009

    Directed byMark Young

    The Least Among You is a film based on the true story of Rev. Dr. Charles Marks' formative... more on Wikipedia
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    Chasing the Green is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best William Devane Movies
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    Chasing the Green

    Ryan Hurst, Robert Picardo

    Released2009

    Directed byRuss Emanuel

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