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List of James Garner Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Great Escape (1963)
81
17
The Great Escape
81
17

Frustrated with escape attempts, the German army moves a large group of Allied prisoners of war to a high-security POW camp. The film portrays a fictional account of how over 200 prisoners, led by RAF Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett, dug a deep, long tunnel to execute an even greater mass escape plan to further harass the enemy.

Role:
Hendley 'The Scrounger'
Directed By:
John Sturges
2. The Notebook (2004)
162
45
The Notebook
PG-13
162
45

Adapted from the 1996 novel by Nicholas Sparks, the movie begins with an elderly man narrating a romance story from his notebook to a woman suffering from dementia. The story revolves around the love of a young couple in 1940s, who get separated due to the differences in social status but eventually find their way to each other

Role:
Duke
Directed By:
Nick Cassavetes
3. The Children's Hour (1961)
15
5
The Children's Hour
15
5

Mary is a rebellious student studying at a girl’s school who is known to be a spoiled child, who bullies her classmates. When she loses interest in going back to school, she accuses two of her teachers of being lesbians.  

Role:
Dr. Joe Cardin
Starring:
Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, Veronica Cartwright, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter
Directed By:
4. Victor Victoria (1982)
17
4
Victor Victoria
PG
17
4

Victor/Victoria is a musical comedy film which tells the story of a woman who has to be pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman, for a show. However, this leads to various complications in her life.  

Role:
King Marchand
Starring:
Julie Andrews, Lesley Ann Warren, John Rhys-Davies, Robert Preston, Alex Karras
Directed By:
5. Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
16
3
Support Your Local Sheriff!
G
16
3

After treasure is found in a grave, a small-scale gold rush erupts in a small town in Colorado. Over some time, the area becomes a magnet for thieves and criminals, but no one pays attention to law and order, because they are all busy hunting for gold. Eventually, a gunslinger named Jason McCullough, who is clever but laid-back, is hired to bring things under control.

Role:
Jason
Starring:
Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan, Joan Hackett, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan
Directed By:
Burt Kennedy
6. The Long Summer of George Adams (1982)
11
4
The Long Summer of George Adams
11
4
Role:
George Adams
Starring:
Joan Hackett, Anjanette Comer, Alex Harvey, Juanin Clay
Directed By:
Stuart Margolin
7. The Ultimate Gift (2006)
18
5
The Ultimate Gift
PG
18
5

The Ultimate Gift is a drama film which tells the story of a spoiled grandson, who receives some tasks to perform from his grandfather, after the latter passes away. Completing the tasks will get him ‘The Ultimate Gift’ which he himself doesn’t know what might be.

Role:
Howard 'Red' Stevens
Starring:
Abigail Breslin, Brian Dennehy, Lee Meriwether, Bill Cobbs, Brett Rice, George Lee
Directed By:
Michael O. Sajbel
8. The Americanization of Emily (1964)
13
3
The Americanization of Emily
13
3

American Naval Officer Charles Edward Edison does whatever he can to live life smooth and risk-free during the Second World War, but things get complicated for him after he falls for an English woman named Emily. Soon, his commanding officer suffers a nervous breakdown, which leads to Edison being sent on a dangerous mission.

Role:
Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison
Starring:
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
10. Heartsounds (1984)
9
3
Heartsounds
PG
9
3
Role:
Harold Lear
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, Sam Wanamaker, David Gardner, Wendy Crewson
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
11. Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
9
3
Barbarians at the Gate
R
9
3
Role:
F. Ross Johnson
Starring:
Jonathan Pryce, Joanna Cassidy, Peter Riegert, Fred Dalton Thompson
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
12. Grand Prix (1966)
12
4
Grand Prix
12
4

The most courageous drivers in the world have gathered to compete for the 1966 Formula One championship. However, due a wreck in the first race, Pete Aron, an American race car driver is dropped by his sponsor.  As he does not want to quit, he decides to join a Japanese racing team. Meanwhile, he is also having problems in his personal life, as he is having a love affair with the wife of an ex-teammate.

Role:
Pete Aron
Starring:
Toshiro Mifune, Yves Montand, Eva Marie Saint, Toshirô Mifune, Brian Bedford
Directed By:
John Frankenheimer
13. Sayonara (1957)
10
3
Sayonara
TV-PG
10
3
Role:
Captain Bailey
Starring:
Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Owens, Martha Scott, Miiko Taka
Directed By:
Joshua Logan
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male
14. Maverick (1994)
39
14
Maverick
PG
39
14

Gambler Brett Maverick wants to participate in a poker tournament on a steamer, to prove that he is the best card player of his time. Unfortunately, he makes enemies out of the bad-tempered gambler Angel, con artist Bransford, and lawman Copper, on his way to earning the entry fee. 

Role:
Marshal Zane Cooper
Starring:
Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman, Danny Glover, Linda Hunt, Alfred Molina, Margot Kidder
Directed By:
Richard Donner
15. Murphy's Romance (1985)
18
3
Murphy's Romance
PG-13
18
3

Emma Moriarty is a divorced mother who moves to a rural town in Arizona to make a living by training and boarding horses. Soon, she befriends the town’s pharmacist, Murphy Jones, who is a widower. Emma struggles to make ends meet, but she is aided by Murphy. When her husband Bobby Jack moves back in with her, Murphy helps him find a job. However, when Emma takes a liking to Murphy, it leads to a rivalry between the two men.     

Role:
Murphy Jones
Starring:
Sally Field, Corey Haim, Brian Kerwin, Dennis Burkley
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
16. Skin Game (1971)
10
4
Skin Game
PG
10
4
Role:
Quincy
Starring:
Ed Asner, Edward Asner, Susan Clark, Louis Gossett Jr., Brenda Sykes
Directed By:
Gordon Douglas, Paul Bogart
17. Move Over, Darling (1963)
11
3
Move Over, Darling
11
3

Three years after their loving marriage, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff happen to be on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Most of the passengers do manage to survive, but unfortunately Ellen is presumed dead after she is swept off her lifeboat. She is eventually declared legally dead, and Nicholas gets remarried to another woman named Bianca Steele. However, things get complicated when it seems that Ellen is still alive, and it is revealed that she was actually stranded in an island for the past five years.

Role:
Nicholas Arden
Starring:
Don Knotts, Doris Day, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter
Directed By:
Michael Gordon
18. The Thrill of It All (1963)
13
3
The Thrill of It All
13
3
Role:
Dr. Gerald Boyer
Starring:
Doris Day, Carl Reiner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Reginald Owen
Directed By:
Norman Jewison
19. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
13
4
Support Your Local Gunfighter
G
13
4

Latigo Smith is a con man who arrives at a small Western town and decides to take advantage of the rivalry between the gold-mining factions. However, things get ugly when his schemes are discovered.    

Role:
Latigo
Starring:
Joan Blondell, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan
Directed By:
Burt Kennedy
20. Hour of the Gun (1967)
9
3
Hour of the Gun
9
3
Role:
Wyatt Earp
Starring:
Jason Robards, Jon Voight, Robert Ryan, Charles Aidman
Directed By:
John Sturges
21. The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
6
4
The Wheeler Dealers
6
4

Male chauvinist boss Bullard Bear makes Molly Thatcher, the only female broker, the sacrificial lamb for firing after his firm does poorly. He assigns her some worthless stock shares to improve. But Molly convinces Texan Henry Tyroon to invest and turns the stocks around, unfortunately attracting the attention of Federal Securities Commission. 

Role:
Henry Tyroon
Starring:
Lee Remick, James Doohan, Phil Harris, Jim Backus, Chill Wills
Directed By:
Arthur Hiller
22. Space Cowboys (2000)
25
13
Space Cowboys
PG-13
25
13

Frank, Hawk, Tank, and Jerry were top Air force test pilots belonging to Team Daedalus. Trained to become America’s first space travelers, they were later replaced by chimpanzees. Years later, when a failing Soviet communications satellite is in danger of crashing down on earth, NASA approaches Frank for help. He agrees on the condition that the he has the full Daedalus team to help him. 

Role:
Tank Sullivan
Starring:
Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, Courtney B. Vance, William Devane, James Cromwell, Jay Leno
Directed By:
23. Toward the Unknown (1956)
6
4
Toward the Unknown
6
4

Toward the Unknown is a drama film which tells the story of a dishonored pilot, who is no longer allowed to fly. However, in order to clear his name, he takes part in an experimental aircraft test. 

Starring:
William Holden, Paul Fix, Murray Hamilton, Charles McGraw
Directed By:
Mervyn LeRoy
24. Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend (1957)
8
4
Shoot-Out at Medicine Bend
8
4

This Western action film tells the story of Army veterans who are on a mission to find out who sold faulty ammunition to a cavalry troop. 

Role:
Sgt. John Maitland
Starring:
Angie Dickinson, James Craig, Dani Crayne, Randolph Scott
Directed By:
Richard L. Bare
25. Fire in the Sky (1993)
11
7
Fire in the Sky
PG-13
11
7

Based on real events, this drama film tells the story of five men, who are driving home, when they see a mysterious light. They see something resembling a flying saucer, and one of them is sucked into it. The other four men report this event, but they are met with disbelief. Instead the police begin to suspect that they may have murdered the fifth guy.  

Starring:
Robert Patrick, Henry Thomas, Peter Berg, Bradley Gregg
Directed By:
Robert Lieberman
26. My Fellow Americans (1996)
15
5
My Fellow Americans
PG-13
15
5

Kramer and Douglas are two former US Presidents who are well-known for their rivalry. However, when they uncover a conspiracy against them by the current corrupt president, they join forces to expose him and clear their names.

Role:
President Matt Douglas
Starring:
Jack Lemmon, Ann Cusack, Esther Rolle, Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, John Heard
Directed By:
Peter Segal
27. Duel at Diablo (1966)
9
3
Duel at Diablo
9
3
Role:
Jess Remsberg
Starring:
Sidney Poitier, Bibi Andersson, Dennis Weaver, Bill Travers
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson
28. Boys' Night Out (1962)
8
3
Boys' Night Out
8
3
Role:
Fred Williams
Starring:
Zsa Zsa Gabor, Tony Randall, Kim Novak, Howard Duff, Janet Blair
Directed By:
Michael Gordon
29. Alias Jesse James (1959)
6
3
Alias Jesse James
6
3

Foolish insurance agent Milford Farnsworth unwittingly sells life insurance worth US $100000 to notorious outlaw Jesse James. Farnsworth is then sent to the West to protect James, to protect the investment. But Jesse plans on killing Farnsworth and he must survive while falling in love with the beautiful Cora Lee Collins. 

Starring:
Gary Cooper, Roy Rogers, James Arness, Bob Hope, Gene Autry, Scatman Crothers, Bing Crosby
Directed By:
Norman Z. McLeod
30. Marlowe (1969)
8
4
Marlowe
PG
8
4
Role:
Philip Marlowe
Starring:
Rita Moreno, Bruce Lee, Gayle Hunnicutt, Carroll O'Connor
Directed By:
Paul Bogart
31. Up Periscope (1959)
8
4
Up Periscope
8
4
Role:
Lt. J.G. Kenneth M. Braden
Starring:
Edd Byrnes, Edmond O'Brien, Alan Hale Jr., Carleton Carpenter, Andra Martin
Directed By:
Gordon Douglas
32. The New Maverick (1978)
8
3
The New Maverick
8
3
Role:
Bret Maverick
Starring:
Eugene Roche, Jack Kelly, Susan Blanchard, Charles Frank
Directed By:
Hy Averback
33. Darby's Rangers (1958)
7
3
Darby's Rangers
7
3

Released in the UK as The Young Invaders, the film is based on the 1945 book by Major James J. Altieri. It begins with the formation of the First Battalion Rangers, an elite strike force similar to the British Commandos and then goes on to depict their training in Scotland, their romances with British lasses and finally their battles.  

Role:
Col. William Orlando Darby
Starring:
Edd Byrnes, Jack Warden, Etchika Choureau, Venetia Stevenson
Directed By:
William A. Wellman
34. Cash McCall (1960)
9
3
Cash McCall
9
3

Cash McCall is a cunning businessman who makes his profit by purchasing unsuccessful businesses and turning them around. When Austen Plastics becomes available for sale, Cash buys the company to not only run it but win the heart of Lory Austen, his former flame. 

Role:
Cash McCall
Starring:
Natalie Wood, E.G. Marshall, Dean Jagger, Nina Foch
Directed By:
Joseph Pevney
35. They Only Kill Their Masters (1972)
6
4
They Only Kill Their Masters
PG
6
4

Police chief, Abel Marsh, returns from a holiday to find divorcée Jenny Campbell having been killed by her pet Doberman, Murphy. But further investigations that Murphy is innocent and Jenny was drowned. As Jenny’s multiple affairs are revealed more people in the town become suspects. 

Role:
Abel Marsh
Starring:
Hal Holbrook, Katharine Ross, Harry Guardino, June Allyson
Directed By:
James Goldstone
36. The Art of Love (1965)
7
3
The Art of Love
7
3

Struggling American artist Paul Sloane tries unsuccessfully to earn money in Paris, but wishes to return home and marry fiancée Laurie. Hatching a plan with his friend Casey, he fakes his death to boost the worth of his paintings, which leads to Casey amassing wealth. Not only that, when Laurie comes to Paris, Casey starts courting her thus infuriating Paul into taking revenge.  

Role:
Casey Barnett
Starring:
Dick Van Dyke, Angie Dickinson, Ethel Merman, Elke Sommer, Carl Reiner
Directed By:
Norman Jewison
37. Twilight (1998)
8
5
Twilight
R
8
5

Twilight is a mystery thriller film which tells the story of Harry Ross, a private detective, who lives with two former movie stars named Jack and Catherine Ames. When Jack assigns a simple task to Harry, which involves delivering a package, things get confusing as when Harry arrives at the address, he encounters a wounded man named Ivar, who starts shooting at him.  

Starring:
Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Jason Clarke, Liev Schreiber, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon, Stockard Channing
Directed By:
Robert Benton
38. One Little Indian (1973)
6
3
One Little Indian
G
6
3

One Little Indian is a Western comedy film which tells the story of a deserter who is on the run from the Cavalry, while being accompanied by two camels and a white boy raised by Indians. His escape, however, becomes complicated, when he meets a widow and her daughter, who may turn him in. 

Role:
Keyes
Starring:
Jodie Foster, Vera Miles, Pat Hingle, John Doucette
Directed By:
Bernard McEveety
39. Mister Buddwing (1966)
5
3
Mister Buddwing
5
3

Mister Buddwing, an Oscar nominated film based on Evan Hunter’s eponymous novel, tells the story of a man in search of his forgotten identity. Unable to remember who he is, the protagonist wanders through the streets of Manhattan, calling himself Buddwing, meeting many women he thinks he knows. Will he be able to regain his memory?.

Role:
Mister Buddwing
Starring:
Nichelle Nichols, Jean Simmons, Angela Lansbury, Katharine Ross, Suzanne Pleshette
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
40. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
13
6
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
PG-13
13
6

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is an American comedy drama film which revolves around Siddalee, a well-known playwright, who openly admits to having an unhappy childhood. This leads to her mother getting infuriated, which leads to a fight between them.

Role:
Shep Walker
Starring:
Sandra Bullock, Maggie Smith, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, Cherry Jones
Directed By:
Callie Khouri
41. A Man Called Sledge (1970)
6
3
A Man Called Sledge
R
6
3

Luther Sledge, the ruthless leader of a gang of outlaws, learns about a vault deep inside the maximum-security prison of Rockville, where gold cache from the mines is kept overnight. Sledge plots to enter the prison as a captured outlaw, with the help of his gang members; but they have their own plans.

Role:
Luther Sledge
Starring:
Claude Akins, John Marley, Dennis Weaver, Laura Antonelli
Directed By:
Vic Morrow, Giorgio Gentili
42. How Sweet It Is! (1968)
5
3
How Sweet It Is!
5
3

When photographer Grif Henderson is assigned to accompany a group of students in France, he decides to take his wife Jenny and son Davey with him. But problem starts from the very beginning. On the ship, they are assigned bunk beds in separate rooms while in Paris, the hotel Jenny booked for herself turns out to be the home of a womanizing lawyer.  

Role:
Grif Henderson
Starring:
Debbie Reynolds, Paul Lynde, Garry Marshall, Maurice Ronet, Terry-Thomas
Directed By:
Jerry Paris
43. A Man Could Get Killed (1966)
5
3
A Man Could Get Killed
5
3

A Man Could Get Killed is a comedy thriller film, which tells the story of an American businessman who is mistaken for a British agent in Lisbon. This eventually leads to hilarious consequences.

Role:
William Beddoes
Starring:
Sandra Dee, Anthony Franciosa, Robert Coote, Melina Mercouri
Directed By:
Ronald Neame, Cliff Owen
44. The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
8
5
The Distinguished Gentleman
R
8
5

The Distinguished Gentleman is a crime comedy film which revolves around Thomas, a con artist, who shares a similar name with a politician, who has recently passed away. This becomes an advantage and Thomas decides to enter the political arena, and starts fooling people.

Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Della Reese, Joe Don Baker, Victoria Rowell, Lane Smith
Directed By:
Jonathan Lynn
45. The Castaway Cowboy (1974)
6
3
The Castaway Cowboy
G
6
3
Role:
Lincoln Costain
Starring:
Vera Miles, Robert Culp, Eric Shea, Elizabeth Smith
Directed By:
Vincent McEveety
46. The Pink Jungle (1968)
6
3
The Pink Jungle
6
3

The Pink Jungle is an adventure comedy film which tells us the story of an American photographer Ben Morris, and his model Alison, who finds a map showing the location of a mythical diamond mine. They join forces with two other men, but one of them turns out to be greedy who wants the treasure only for himself.

Role:
Ben Morris
Starring:
George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Eva Renzi, George Kennedy, Nigel Green, Michael Ansara
Directed By:
Delbert Mann
47. The Glitter Dome (1984)
5
3
The Glitter Dome
R
5
3
Role:
Sgt. Aloysius Mackey
Starring:
John Lithgow, Margot Kidder, Stuart Margolin, John Marley
Directed By:
Stuart Margolin
48. Tank (1984)
7
4
Tank
PG
7
4
Role:
Zack
Starring:
James Cromwell, C. Thomas Howell, Shirley Jones, Jenilee Harrison, Mark Herrier
Directed By:
Marvin J. Chomsky
49. The Fan (1981)
6
4
The Fan
R
6
4
Role:
Jake Berman
Starring:
Lauren Bacall, Michael Biehn, Maureen Stapleton, Hector Elizondo
Directed By:
Ed Bianchi
50. HealtH (1980)
4
3
HealtH
PG
4
3

The members of an organization called HealtH are trying to select their new President. The candidates are narcoleptic 83 years abstinence proponent Esther Brill, White House aide Gloria Burbank, Isabella Garnell, who hates materialism, and Dr. Harold Gainey, a salesperson. Soon scandals, underhanded tactics, and corruption threatens to undermine the whole operation. 

Role:
Harry Wolff
Starring:
Carol Burnett, Glenda Jackson, Lauren Bacall, Paul Dooley
Directed By:
51. Sunset (1988)
8
4
Sunset
R
8
4
Role:
Wyatt Earp
Starring:
Malcolm McDowell, Dermot Mulroney, Bruce Willis, Kathleen Quinlan, Mariel Hemingway
Directed By:
52. The Girl He Left Behind (1956)
4
3
The Girl He Left Behind
4
3

Collegian Andy Schaeffer, indulged by mother, leads a privileged life, whereas his girlfriend, Susan, works hard for her education, and wonders whether their relationship has any future. When their break-up worsens Andy’s grades, he is drafted in the army, but makes his sullen reluctance clear at the Fort Ord basic training camp. However, his superiors decide to turn him into a man. 

Starring:
Natalie Wood, Henry Jones, Jessie Royce Landis, Jim Backus
Directed By:
David Butler
53. First Night (2007)
8
2
First Night
8
2
Role:
Dr. Curtis
Starring:
Billy Aaron Brown, Rome Brooks, Howard Alonzo, Mark Arnold
Directed By:
Martin Spanjers
54. Promise (1986)
12
3
Promise
12
3
Role:
Bob Beuhler
Starring:
James Woods, Piper Laurie, Peter Michael Goetz, Michael Alldredge
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special
55. The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (1996)
12
5
The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits...
TV-PG
12
5
Role:
Jim Rockford
Starring:
Joe Santos, Gretchen Corbett, Dyan Cannon, Tom Atkins
Directed By:
Jeannot Szwarc
56. The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play (1996)
11
3
The Rockford Files: Friends and Foul Play
TV-PG
11
3
Role:
Jim Rockford
Starring:
David Proval, Wendy Phillips, Joe Santos, Marcia Strassman
Directed By:
Stuart Margolin
57. The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (1994)
11
3
The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A.
TV-PG
11
3
Role:
Jim Rockford
Starring:
Joe Santos, Shannon Kenny, Joanna Cassidy, Geoffrey Nauffts
Directed By:
James Whitmore Jr.
58. My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
9
3
My Name Is Bill W.
9
3
Role:
Dr. Bob
Starring:
James Woods, Gary Sinise, George Coe, JoBeth Williams
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie
59. Decoration Day (1990)
10
3
Decoration Day
PG
10
3
Role:
Albert Sidney Finch
Starring:
Laurence Fishburne, Judith Ivey, Ruby Dee, Bill Cobbs
Directed By:
Robert Markowitz
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
60. The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (1995)
12
3
The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise
12
3
Role:
Jim Rockford
Starring:
Joe Santos, Richard Romanus, Renée O'Connor, Aharon Ipalé
Directed By:
Jeannot Szwarc
61. The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (1997)
9
3
The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda
9
3
Role:
Jim Rockford
Starring:
John Amos, Joe Santos, Conrad Janis, Isabel Glasser
Directed By:
Tony Wharmby
62. The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (1996)
9
3
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime
TV-PG
9
3
Role:
Jim Rockford
Starring:
Bryan Cranston, Joe Santos, Kathryn Harrold, Vladimir Skomarovsky
Directed By:
David Chase
63. One Special Night (1999)
13
3
One Special Night
PG
13
3
Role:
Robert Woodward
Starring:
Julie Andrews, Patricia Charbonneau, Stewart Bick, Stacy Grant
Directed By:
Roger Young
64. Roughing It (2002)
8
3
Roughing It
8
3
Role:
Samuel Clemens
Starring:
Eric Roberts, Adam Arkin, Ned Beatty, Robin Dunne
Directed By:
Charles Martin Smith
65. The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads (1999)
10
3
The Rockford Files: If It Bleeds... It Leads
10
3
Role:
Jim Rockford
Starring:
Hal Linden, Rita Moreno, Joe Santos, Gretchen Corbett, Tom Atkins
Directed By:
Stuart Margolin
66. The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996)
8
3
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best
TV-PG
8
3
Role:
Jim Rockford
Starring:
Joe Santos, Maxwell Caulfield, Damian Chapa, Pat Finley
Directed By:
Tony Wharmby
67. Breathing Lessons (1994)
7
3
Breathing Lessons
PG
7
3
Role:
Ira Moran
Starring:
Joanne Woodward, Paul Winfield, Joyce Van Patten, Eileen Heckart, Kathryn Erbe
Directed By:
John Erman
68. Legalese (1998)
6
3
Legalese
R
6
3
Role:
Norman Keane
Starring:
Mary-Louise Parker, Brian Doyle-Murray, Kathleen Turner, Gina Gershon
Directed By:
Glenn Jordan
69. Dead Silence (1997)
7
4
Dead Silence
R
7
4
Role:
John Potter
Starring:
Kim Coates, Marlee Matlin, Charles Martin Smith, Lolita Davidovich
Directed By:
Daniel Petrie Jr
70. The Last Debate (2000)
5
3
The Last Debate
R
5
3
Role:
Mike Howley
Starring:
Audra McDonald, Donna Murphy, Peter Gallagher, Marco Sanchez
Directed By:
John Badham

Narrator/Dubbing

The Racing Scene (1969)
12
4
The Racing Scene
G
12
4

The Racing Scene is a documentary film which revolves around the story of James Garner, a race car driver, starting from the purchase of his car to the assembly of his team, through Mexico, England, Florida and Canada.

Role:
Self - Narrator
Starring:
Chris Amon, Mario Andretti, Fred Baker, Larry Berquist
Directed By:
Andy Sidaris

Animation Movies

Al Roach: Private Insectigator (2004)
8
2
Al Roach: Private Insectigator
8
2
Role:
Al Roach
Starring:
Gregg Berger, Kathy Kinney, Freddy Rodríguez, Michelle Forbes
Directed By:
Obie Scott Wade
God, the Devil and Bob
7
2
God, the Devil and Bob
7
2
Role:
God
Starring:
Laurie Metcalf, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Elizabeth Taylor, Alan Young, Alan Cumming, Kath Soucie, French Stewart
Directed By:
Sherie Pollack, Dan Fausett, Swinton O. Scott III, Jeff DeGrandis, Steve Ressel
DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection (2010)
8
3
DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection
PG-13
8
3
Role:
Shazam (segment "The Return of Black Adam") (voice)
Starring:
Thomas Jane, Alyssa Milano, Linda Hamilton, Gary Cole, Ariel Winter, Danica McKellar, Malcolm McDowell
Directed By:
Joaquim Dos Santos
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam (2010)
8
3
Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam
PG-13
8
3
Role:
Shazam (voice)
Starring:
Linda Hamilton, Thomas Jane, Gary Cole, Ariel Winter, Danica McKellar, Alyssa Milano, Malcolm McDowell
Directed By:
Joaquim Dos Santos
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
30
13
Atlantis: The Lost Empire
TV-PG
30
13

One of Walt Disney’s best animated films, Atlantis: The Lost Empire is the story of a modest museum employee who sets out on an expedition to locate the submerged civilization with a diverse crew. But when they finally reach the continent he is forced to go against his companions, who plan to steal the mystery crystal from the aging king and his beautiful daughter. 

Role:
Rourke (voice)
Starring:
Jim Cummings, Michael J. Fox, Jim Varney, Corey Burton, Leonard Nimoy, Claudia Christian, John Mahoney
Directed By:
Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Terra (2007)
8
4
Terra
PG
8
4

A group of humans try to live in a new passive alien planet named Terra, but it only ends up in total destruction. Now it is up to Mala, a young alien, who is going to do everything in her power to prevent the annihilation of her planet.

Role:
Doron (voice)
Starring:
Evan Rachel Wood, Luke Wilson, Danny Trejo, David Cross, Justin Long, Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover
Directed By:
Aristomenis Tsirbas
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003)
5
3
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
G
5
3
Role:
Pat (voice)
Starring:
Kiefer Sutherland, Bernadette Peters, Jeff Bennett, Kenneth Mars
Directed By:
Charles Grosvenor

Special Appearance/Cameo

Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999)
10
5
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story
10
5
Role:
Audience Member (uncredited)
Starring:
Elinor Donahue, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Edd Byrnes, James Coburn, Bonnie Somerville, Brad Hawkins, Kathy Baker
Directed By:
Mike Robe

TV Shows

The Rockford Files
29
5
The Rockford Files
29
5
Role:
Jim Rockford
Starring:
Isaac Hayes, Abe Vigoda, Jill Clayburgh, Linda Evans, Sorrell Booke, Rob Reiner, Jackie Cooper
Directed By:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Conflict
9
2
Conflict
9
2
Role:
Jim Curtis / ...
Starring:
Inger Stevens, Jack Lord, Natalie Wood, John Banner, Dennis Hopper, Will Hutchins, Gig Young
Directed By:
John Rich, Leslie H. Martinson, Walter Doniger, Douglas Heyes, Roy Del Ruth
Maverick
18
3
Maverick
18
3
Role:
Bret Maverick / ...
Starring:
Roger Moore, Joel Grey, Werner Klemperer, John Carradine, Louise Fletcher, Martin Landau, Buddy Ebsen
Directed By:
Cheyenne
13
3
Cheyenne
13
3
Starring:
Adam West, Michael Landon, Slim Pickens, Connie Stevens, Dawn Wells, Ron Howard, Lorne Greene
Directed By:
Richard L. Bare, Leslie H. Martinson, Lee Sholem, Robert Sparr, George Waggner
Nichols
10
2
Nichols
10
2
Role:
Nichols / ...
Starring:
Alice Ghostley, Tom Skerritt, William Christopher, Scatman Crothers, Margot Kidder, Paul Winfield, Stuart Margolin
Directed By:
William Wiard, Ivan Dixon, John Badham, Paul Bogart, Frank Pierson
Angel
7
2
Angel
7
2
Starring:
Mel Blanc, Mary Wickes, Don Keefer, Annie Fargue, Marshall Thompson, Doris Singleton
Directed By:
James Sheldon, Ezra Stone, Lamont Johnson
Warner Brothers Presents
7
2
Warner Brothers Presents
7
2
Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Jerry Mathers, Charles Bronson, Natalie Wood, Gig Young, Charles McGraw
Directed By:
Don Weis, John Peyser, Paul Stewart
Zane Grey Theater
8
2
Zane Grey Theater
8
2
Starring:
Edward G. Robinson, Marion Ross, Joan Crawford, Danny Thomas, Hedy Lamarr, Jack Palance, Wayne Rogers
Directed By:
Sugarfoot
7
2
Sugarfoot
7
2
Role:
 Bret Maverick (uncredited) 1 episode, 1957
Starring:
Frances Bavier, Edd Byrnes, James Coburn, Adam West, John Carradine, Louise Fletcher, Dennis Hopper
Directed By:
Bret Maverick
12
3
Bret Maverick
12
3
Role:
Bret Maverick
Starring:
Kirk Cameron, Ramon Bieri, Richard Hamilton, Ed Bruce
Directed By:
First Monday
8
2
First Monday
8
2
Role:
Chief Justice Thomas Brankin
Starring:
James Lafferty, Charles Durning, Traylor Howard, Kaley Cuoco, Troian Bellisario, Debbie Reynolds, Joe Mantegna
Directed By:
Donald P. Bellisario, Alan J. Levi, Lou Antonio, Bradford May, James Whitmore Jr.
Streets of Laredo
11
4
Streets of Laredo
11
4
Role:
Captain Woodrow Call
Starring:
George Carlin, Randy Quaid, Sissy Spacek, Sam Shepard, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Joseph Sargent
Space
7
2
Space
7
2
Role:
Sen. Norman Grant
Starring:
Laurence Luckinbill, Michael York, Christina Pickles, Bruce Dern, David Dukes, Blair Brown
Directed By:
Lee Philips, Joseph Sargent
Man of the People
8
2
Man of the People
8
2
Role:
Councilman Jim Doyle
Starring:
Kate Mulgrew, George Wyner, Corinne Bohrer, Romy Windsor
Directed By:
Thomas Schlamme, Bill Bixby
8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter
45
19
8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage Daughter
TV-PG
45
19
Role:
Jim Egan / ...
Starring:
Raquel Welch, Cindy Williams, John Ratzenberger, David Spade, Paul Wesley, Sarah Rafferty, Leighton Meester
Directed By:
James Widdoes, Lynn M. McCracken, Robby Benson, Mark Cendrowski, Terry Hughes
Chicago Hope
12
6
Chicago Hope
12
6
Starring:
Haylie Duff, Mark Harmon, Alan Arkin, Ali Larter, Carroll Baker, Alexa Vega, Haley Joel Osment
Directed By:
Young Maverick
5
3
Young Maverick
5
3
Starring:
George Dzundza, Harry Dean Stanton, James Woods, John Dehner, Susan Blanchard, Charles Frank
Directed By:
Don McDougall, Hy Averback

James Garner Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Barbarians at the Gate Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 1994
Decoration Day Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 1991
Sayonara Most Promising Newcomer - Male 1958
Primetime Emmy Awards
Promise Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special 1987
The Rockford Files Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 1977
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program 1982
Winner Favorite Male TV Performer 1978