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List of the best William Shatner movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. 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.

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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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Kirstie Alley, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy 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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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei 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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Star Trek III: The Search for Spock William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd, 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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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country William Shatner, Kim Cattrall, Leonard Nimoy 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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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei 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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Star Trek: The Motion Picture William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, George Takei 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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Judgment at Nuremberg Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust, with non-combatant war crimes against a civilian population, and with the post-World War II geo-political ...more

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Star Trek Generations Patrick Stewart, William Shatner, Malcolm McDowell 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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Incubus William Shatner, Eloise Hardt, Allyson Ames 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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DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Ben Stiller, Chuck Norris, Vince Vaughn 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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Big Bad Mama William Shatner, Angie Dickinson, Tom Skerritt 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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The Intruder William Shatner, Jeanne Cooper, Leo Gordon 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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Kingdom of the Spiders William Shatner, Woody Strode, Altovise Davis 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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Loaded Weapon 1 Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 is a 1993 crime-comedy film, directed by Gene Quintano and starring Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson and William Shatner. The film mainly spoofs the first ...more

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Over the Hedge Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell 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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Dead Man's Island William Shatner, Barbara Eden, Morgan Fairchild Dead Man's Island is a 1996 made-for-television mystery/thriller film starring Barbara Eden, William Shatner, Roddy McDowall, Morgan Fairchild, Traci Lords, David Faustino, Christopher Atkins, ...more

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Miss Congeniality Sandra Bullock, William Shatner, Michael Caine 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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The Devil's Rain John Travolta, William Shatner, Ernest Borgnine 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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The Outrage Paul Newman, William Shatner, Edward G. Robinson 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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Free Enterprise William Shatner, Eric McCormack, Phil LaMarr 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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Star Trek: Of Gods and Men William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, Grace Lee Whitney 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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The Horror at 37,000 Feet William Shatner, Chuck Connors, Buddy Ebsen 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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Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner Clint Howard, Debra 'Debbie' Clark 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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The Brothers Karamazov William Shatner, Yul Brynner, Lee J. Cobb 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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Little Women William Shatner, Susan Dey, Greer Garson 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

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The Kidnapping of the President William Shatner, Ava Gardner, Hal Holbrook The Kidnapping of the President is a 1980 political thriller film made by Presidential Films and Sefel Films and distributed by Crown International Pictures. It was produced and directed by ...more

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Pray for the Wildcats William Shatner, Andy Griffith, Angie Dickinson Pray for the Wildcats is a 1974 U.S. television film that originally aired as an ABC Movie of the Week. It is a thriller-drama about a psychopathic business executive chasing his workers on ...more

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Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Hamill, William Shatner Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey is a 2010 animated educational sci-fi adventure film, written by Harry 'Doc' Kloor and directed by Kloor and Dan St. Pierre, as a science fiction film that ...more

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Pioneer Woman Helen Hunt, William Shatner, David Janssen Pioneer Woman is a 1973 western film written by Suzanne Clauser and directed by Buzz Kulik.

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Disaster on the Coastliner William Shatner, Yvette Mimieux, Raymond Burr Disaster on the Coastliner is 1979 television film about a disgruntled railroad employee who attempts to cause a collision between two passenger trains. It was directed by Richard C. Sarafian ...more

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Sole Survivor William Shatner, Richard Basehart, Vince Edwards Sole Survivor is an ABC Movie of the Week starring Richard Basehart, William Shatner, and Vince Edwards. The film, which was written by Hollywood screenwriter Guerdon Trueblood, was directed by ...more

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The Wild William Shatner, Kiefer Sutherland, Miss Coco Peru The Wild is a 2006 Canadian-American computer animated adventure comedy film directed by animator Steve "Spaz" Williams, written by Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Mark Gibson and Philip ...more

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The Andersonville Trial William Shatner, Martin Sheen, Alan Hale The Andersonville Trial is a 1970 drama TV movie directed by George C. Scott and written by Saul Levitt.

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Land of the Free William Shatner, Jeff Speakman, Charles Robinson Land of the Free is a film released in 1998, directed by Jerry Jameson and starring Jeff Speakman and William Shatner.

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Groom Lake William Shatner, Amy Acker, Dick Van Patten Groom Lake, also called The Visitor, is a 2002 film directed by William Shatner and starring Amy Acker.

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Sandra Bullock, Dolly Parton, William Shatner Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is a 2005 comedy film directed by John Pasquin, starring Sandra Bullock. It is a sequel to the 2000 film Miss Congeniality. Bullock, who also produced the ...more

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Osmosis Jones Kirsten Dunst, Bill Murray, Chris Rock Osmosis Jones is a 2001 live-action/animated buddy cop comedy film directed by Tom Sito and Piet Kroon for the animated segments and the Farrelly brothers for the live-action ones. Unusual in ...more

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Visiting Hours William Shatner, Michael Ironside, Lee Grant Visiting Hours is a 1982 slasher film directed by Jean-Claude Lord and starring Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner and Lenore Zann. The plot focuses on a feminist ...more

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Operation Bikini William Shatner, Frankie Avalon, Jim Backus Operation Bikini also released as The Seafighter is a film released in 1963 by American International Pictures. It was directed by Anthony Carras and starred Tab Hunter, Frankie Avalon, and ...more

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Fanboys Kristen Bell, Carrie Fisher, Seth Rogen 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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Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie William Shatner Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie is a 1995 American documentary film directed by Peter Kuran and narrated by William Shatner. Using restored archive footage, the film traces the ...more

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Everest '82 William Shatner, Jason Priestley, Leslie Hope Everest '82 is a Canadian drama film miniseries directed by Graeme Campbell and written by Keith Ross Leckie. It aired in the fall of 2008 on CBC television and was produced by Alberta ...more

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Crash William Shatner, Adrienne Barbeau, Ron Glass Crash is a made-for-TV docudrama released in 1978, based on the true story of the first crash of a wide-body aircraft, that of Eastern Airlines Flight 401, a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar which ...more

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Broken Angel William Shatner, Erika Eleniak, Susan Blakely

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The True Story of Puss 'n Boots William Shatner, Yolande Moreau A free adaptation of Charles Perrault's famous Puss'n Boots, "The True Story of Puss'n Boots" is a story for young and old for the first time on cinema screens.

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Land of No Return William Shatner, Mel Tormé, Donald Moffat Land of No Return is a 1978 thriller film written, directed, and produced by Kent Bateman, father of Jason and Justine Bateman. The film stars Mel Torme and William Shatner. The film was shot in ...more

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American Psycho 2 Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Lindy Booth American Psycho 2 is a 2002 direct-to-video stand-alone sequel-spin-off of Mary Harron's 2000 film adaptation of American Psycho. It is directed by Morgan J. Freeman and stars Mila Kunis as ...more

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The Explosive Generation William Shatner, Patty McCormack, Stephen Dunne The Explosive Generation is a 1961 film directed by Buzz Kulik. It stars William Shatner and Patty McCormack.

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William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet William Shatner, Henry Rollins, Ben Folds William Shatner's Gonzo Ballet is a feature-length documentary film about a ballet by Margo Sappington called "Common People", which was set to the music of William Shatner and Ben ...more

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Prisoner of Zenda, Inc. William Shatner, Katharine Isabelle, Jonathan Jackson The Prisoner of Zenda, Inc is a 1996 made for cable movie starring William Shatner and Jonathan Jackson. It was produced for Showtime Networks under their family division, and first aired ...more