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The Best William Shatner Movies 

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

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

This list features films like Prisoner of Zenda, Inc., Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie.

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

Movie fans who love William Shatner have also been known to enjoy films starring Leonard Nimoy and George Burns.

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Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1982

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a 1982 sci-fi film written by Jack B. Sowards and Nicholas Meyer adn directed by Nicholas Meyer.

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William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

Released: 1986

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home is a 1986 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the fourth feature film based on Star Trek, and is a sequel to Star Trek III: The ...more

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William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1991

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country is a 1991 American science fiction film. It is the sixth feature film based on Star Trek, is a sequel to Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and was the last ...more

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William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, Leonard Nimoy

Released: 1984

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock is a 1984 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. The film is the third feature film of the Star Trek science fiction franchise and is ...more

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William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

Released: 1989

Directed by: William Shatner

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is a 1989 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the fifth feature film based on Star Trek, and a sequel to the 1966–1969 Star Trek ...more

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William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei

Released: 1979

Directed by: Robert Wise

Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a 1979 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the first film based on Star Trek, the first Star Trek film to star the original cast ...more

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Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell

Released: 1994

Directed by: David Carson

Star Trek Generations is a 1994 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. Generations is the seventh feature film based on Star Trek, and is the first film in the series to ...more

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Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich

Released: 1961

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust and with the post-WWII geo-political complexity of the Nuremberg Trials. The picture was written by Abby Mann and ...more

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Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn

Released: 2004

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, commonly referred to as DodgeBall, is a 2004 American sports comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox and Red Hour Productions, written and directed by Rawson ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Gene Quintano

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 is a 1993 omedy film, directed by Gene Quintano and starring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson and William Shatner. The film mainly spoofs the first three ...more

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William Shatner, Eloise Hardt, Allyson Ames

Released: 1965

Directed by: Leslie Stevens

Incubus is a 1966 black-and-white American horror film filmed entirely in the constructed language Esperanto. It was directed by Leslie Stevens, creator of The Outer Limits, and stars William ...more
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Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick

Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, and ...more

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William Shatner, Jeanne Cooper, Leo Gordon

Released: 1962

Directed by: Roger Corman

The Intruder is a 1962 American film directed by Roger Corman, after a 1959 novel by Charles Beaumont, starring William Shatner. The story depicts the machinations of a racist named Adam Cramer, ...more
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William Shatner, Angie Dickinson, Tom Skerritt

Released: 1974

Directed by: Steve Carver

Big Bad Mama is a 1974 American film produced by Roger Corman, starring Angie Dickinson, William Shatner, and Tom Skerritt. It was followed by a sequel, Big Bad Mama II, in 1987.
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Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine

Released: 2000

Directed by: Donald Petrie

Miss Congeniality is a 2000 comedy film directed by Donald Petrie, written by Marc Lawrence, Katie Ford and Caryn Lucas, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and Candice

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William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen

Released: 1973

Directed by: David Lowell Rich

The Horror at 37,000 Feet is an American horror television movie made for CBS Television by David Lowell Rich. The film first aired in 1973. In the movie, demonic forces terrorize the passengers ...more
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William Shatner, Woody Strode, Altovise Davis

Released: 1977

Directed by: John Cardos

Kingdom of the Spiders is a 1977 horror science-fiction film directed by John "Bud" Cardos and produced by Igo Kantor, Jeffrey M. Sneller and James Bond Johnson. The screenplay is ...more
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Clint Howard, Debra 'Debbie' Clark

Released: 2006

Directed by: Joel Gallen

Roast of William Shatner: Uncensored is a 2006 television movie written by Michael Ferrucci, Mathew Harawitz, Joe Kelly, Aaron Matthew Lee, Michael Rowe, Chad Zumock and directed by Joel
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Paul Newman, William Shatner, Edward G. Robinson

Released: 1964

Directed by: Martin Ritt

The Outrage is a remake of the 1950 Japanese film Rashomon, reformulated as a Western. It was directed by Martin Ritt and is based on stories by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. Like the original Akira ...more
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William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Grace Lee Whitney

Directed by: Tim Russ

Star Trek: Of Gods and Men is a three-part unofficial Star Trek fan mini-series which contains many cast members from the Star Trek TV series and movies. It is described by its producers as a ...more
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John Travolta, William Shatner, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1975

Directed by: Robert Fuest

The Devil's Rain is a 1975 low-budget horror film, directed by Robert Fuest. It was one of several B-films in which William Shatner starred in between the original Star Trek television series ...more
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William Shatner, Eric McCormack, Phil LaMarr

Released: 1998

Directed by: Robert Meyer Burnett

Free Enterprise is a 1999 romantic comedy film starring Eric McCormack and Rafer Weigel, and featuring William Shatner, directed by Robert Meyer Burnett and written by Mark A. Altman and
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William Shatner, Yul Brynner, Lee J. Cobb

Released: 1958

Directed by: Richard Brooks

The Brothers Karamazov is a 1958 film made by MGM, based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel The Brothers Karamazov. It was directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Pandro S. Berman. The screenplay ...more
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Kristen Bell, Carrie Fisher, Seth Rogen

Released: 2009

Directed by: Kyle Newman

Fanboys is a 2009 comedy film directed by Kyle Newman and starring Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel and Kristen Bell. It was released in the United States on February 6, ...more

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William Shatner, Susan Dey, Greer Garson

Released: 1978

Directed by: David Lowell Rich

Little Women is a 1978 romantic family drama television film directed by David Lowell Rich and based upon Louisa May Alcott's novel of the same name. The screenplay was written by Suzanne ...more