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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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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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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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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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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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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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Judy Garland, William Shatner, Marlene Dietrich 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Charlie Sheen, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson 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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Broken Angel William Shatner, Erika Eleniak, Susan Blakely

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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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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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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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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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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

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The Canadian Conspiracy William Shatner, John Candy, Martin Short The Canadian Conspiracy is a 1985 HBO/CBC mockumentary, co-written and directed by Robert Boyd, about the way the Canadian government is subverting the United States by taking over its ...more