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List of Cliff Robertson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Best Man (1964)
14
2
The Best Man
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Cantwell
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, Shelley Berman, Margaret Leighton, Edie Adams
2. Three Days of the Condor (1975)
13
2
Three Days of the Condor
R
13
2

When Condor, a bookish CIA analyst tasked with reading all kinds of publications from around the world, comes across an unusual thriller novel, he decides to file a report on it. Then one day he returns to the office to find all his coworkers dead. Rattled, he tries to contact the headquarters; but it results in more bloodshed and personal danger. 

As:
Cast
Role:
J. Higgins
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
3. Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
12
2
Underworld U.S.A.
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tolly Devlin
Director:
Samuel Fuller
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Beatrice Kay, Robert Emhardt, Dolores Dorn, Paul Dubov
4. Picnic (1956)
12
2
Picnic
TV-PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alan Benson
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
William Holden, Rosalind Russell, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg, Kim Novak
5. As the Sea Rages (1959)
12
3
As the Sea Rages
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Clements
Director:
Horst Hächler
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Cameron Mitchell, Peter Carsten, Maria Schell, Fritz Tillmann
6. Charly (1968)
15
5
Charly
PG
15
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Charly Gordon
Director:
Ralph Nelson
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dick Van Patten, Leon Janney, Claire Bloom, Ruth White, Lilia Skala
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
8. Spider-Man (2002)
13
2
Spider-Man
PG-13
13
2

Brilliant but socially awkward high school student Peter Parker gets bitten by a radioactive spider on a field trip and gains spider-like abilities and super strength. Following a family tragedy, he learns to use his superpowers only for good, as he faces an evil millionaire to save his aunt May and his crush Mary Jane Watson.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Parker
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action
9. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
13
2
Spider-Man 2
PG-13
13
2

Despite desperate attempts to balance his life as crime-fighting neighborhood hero Spider-Man, Peter Parker's grades are falling, he loses his jobs regularly, and his love interest is engaged to someone else. Dejected, he gives up his alter ego, but eccentric scientist Dr. Otto Octavius, now tentacled villain Doctor Octopus, holds him responsible for a botched nuclear experiment.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Action, Adventure
10. The Devil's Brigade (1968)
14
3
The Devil's Brigade
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Alan Crown
Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres:
Action, War, Drama
Star Cast:
11. My Six Loves (1963)
11
3
My Six Loves
11
3

My Six Loves is an American comedy film, which tells the story of Janice, a Broadway musical star, who arrives home and finds six runaway children. She decides to take them in, and eventually becomes close to them. However, when one of the children runs away, when she returns to Broadway, Janice faces a life-changing decision. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Reverend Jim Larkin
Director:
Gower Champion
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Debbie Reynolds, Alice Ghostley, Sterling Holloway, David Janssen, Eileen Heckart, Hans Conried
12. The Pilot (1980)
13
3
The Pilot
PG
13
3

This action drama film tells the story of Mike Hagan, who is a pilot in passenger service. He is a candidate for the ‘Best Pilot of the Year’ honor, but nobody knows that he is quite depressed with his life. On top of that, he is an alcoholic, and soon a stewardess gets suspicious of this.

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Mike Hagan
Director:
Cliff Robertson
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Dana Andrews, Diane Baker, Milo O'Shea, Frank Converse
13. Obsession (1976)
12
2
Obsession
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael Courtland
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Lithgow, Geneviève Bujold, Sylvia Kuumba Williams, Wanda Blackman
14. Too Late the Hero (1970)
12
2
Too Late the Hero
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Sam Lawson
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
War, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Henry Fonda, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen
15. Sunday in New York (1963)
12
2
Sunday in New York
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Adam Tyler
Director:
Peter Tewksbury
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rod Taylor, Jane Fonda, Robert Culp, Jo Morrow
16. Midway (1976)
12
3
Midway
PG
12
3

Midway is a historical war drama film which revolves around the Battle of Midway in the World War II, which was a major naval battle, and is considered as a turning point for the US in the Second World War. The film portrays how brave US seamen unite to defeat the Japanese forces.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Smight
Genres:
Drama, War, History, Action
17. Up from the Beach (1965)
12
3
Up from the Beach
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Edward Baxter
Director:
Robert Parrish
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Broderick Crawford, Slim Pickens, Marius Goring, Red Buttons, Slim Pickens
18. Gidget (1959)
14
3
Gidget
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Burt Vail aka The Big Kahuna
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sandra Dee, Arthur O'Connell, James Darren, Preps The Four
19. Autumn Leaves (1956)
13
2
Autumn Leaves
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Burt Hanson
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Crawford, Lorne Greene, Vera Miles, Ruth Donnelly
21. Corvette K-225 (1943)
10
2
Corvette K-225
10
2

This action war drama film takes us to the time of the Second World War. It revolves around the captain of a Canadian warship, who heads a convoy on a perilous voyage to Russia. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Barry Fitzgerald, Andy Devine, Randolph Scott
22. Out of Season (1975)
11
3
Out of Season
R
11
3

Ann and her teen daughter, Joanna, manage a failing hotel on an island off the British coast. One day, they receive an unexpected guest, a man named Joe, who had an affair with Ann years ago. They soon renew their relationship, but problem arises when Joanna starts taking a liking for Joe as well, despite the fact that he is much older.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Tanner
Director:
Alan Bridges
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Vanessa Redgrave, Frank Jarvis, Susan George, Edward Evans
23. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
10
2
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
G
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Doctor W.F. Carver
Director:
Steve Miner
Genres:
Drama, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
Gabrielle Anwar, Michael Schoeffling, Kathleen York, Dylan Kussman
24. J W Coop (1971)
12
3
J W Coop
GP
12
3

This American Western Drama film follows the story of its title character, a former rodeo star, who is released from jail after a decade. As he comes to terms with the huge cultural changes in the society around him, he strives to regain his former rodeo star glory.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
J W Coop
Director:
Cliff Robertson
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Geraldine Page, R.G. Armstrong, Cristina Ferrare, R.L. Armstrong
25. Man on a Swing (1974)
11
2
Man on a Swing
PG
11
2

Man on a Swing is a mystery drama film, which revolves around police chief, Lee Tucker, who investigates the death of a young schoolteacher Maggie Dawson after she was found dead in a parking lot. A young psychic offers to help in the case, but soon it seems that he might be the killer himself. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lee Tucker
Director:
Frank Perry
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Joel Grey, Elizabeth Wilson, George Voskovec, Dorothy Tristan
26. The Interns (1962)
10
2
The Interns
10
2

The Interns is a drama film which revolves around the lives and conflicts of the medical interns working under senior surgeons at a major hospital.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. John Paul Otis
Director:
David Swift
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Telly Savalas, Buddy Ebsen, John Banner, James MacArthur, Nick Adams, Michael Callan
27. PT 109 (1963)
12
2
PT 109
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. JG John F. Kennedy
Director:
Leslie H. Martinson
Genres:
Biography, War, Drama
Star Cast:
George Takei, James Gregory, Robert Culp, Ty Hardin
28. 633 Squadron (1964)
13
2
633 Squadron
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wing Cmdr. Roy Grant
Director:
Walter Grauman
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
George Chakiris, Donald Houston, Harry Andrews, Maria Perschy
29. The Naked and the Dead (1958)
10
2
The Naked and the Dead
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Robert Hearn
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Raymond Massey, Aldo Ray, Lili St. Cyr, Barbara Nichols
31. All in a Night's Work (1961)
11
2
All in a Night's Work
11
2

Tony Ryder inherits his uncle’s media empire after his uncle dies while on  avacation. Tony learns that his uncle was with a mysterious woman on the night he died. She is identified as Katie Robbins, a researcher working for their publication. Tony tries to get to know her and find out what she wants. But complications ensue as one thing leads to another.

As:
Cast
Role:
Warren Kingsley, Jr.
Director:
Joseph Anthony
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine, Charles Ruggles, Norma Crane
32. Fraternity Row (1977)
10
2
Fraternity Row
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Thomas J. Tobin
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Colleen Casey, Angela Aber, Scott Brown, Cher Chelton
33. We've Never Been Licked (1943)
10
2
We've Never Been Licked
10
2

Brad Craig is the son of a well-known Army Colonel, who starts his freshman year at a military school. He soon falls for the beautiful daughter of a professor but things get complicated after he finds out that she has feelings for his roommate.  He soon associates with Japanese spies who are trying to steal a secret chemical compound from the university.  

As:
Cast
Director:
John Rawlins
Genres:
Drama, Romance, War, Action
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Robert Mitchum, Noah Beery Jr., Richard Quine, Martha O'Driscoll
34. The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
11
2
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
PG
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Cole Younger
Director:
Philip Kaufman
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Dana Elcar, Luke Askew, R.G. Armstrong
35. Masquerade (1965)
11
2
Masquerade
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
David Frazer
Director:
Basil Dearden
Genres:
Crime, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Hawkins, Bill Fraser, Michel Piccoli, Marisa Mell
36. Wind (1992)
9
2
Wind
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Morgan Weld
Director:
Carroll Ballard
Genres:
Action, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Matthew Modine, Jennifer Grey, Rebecca Miller, Jack Thompson, Stellan Skarsgård
37. The Girl Most Likely (1958)
9
2
The Girl Most Likely
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pete
Director:
Mitchell Leisen
Genres:
Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jane Powell, Keith Andes, Tommy Noonan, Kaye Ballard
39. Shoot (1976)
9
2
Shoot
R
9
2

Military-veterans Rex, Lou and Zeke go hunting, where a shot is fired at them by another group of hunters across a river. Zeke fires back killing one of the opposite parties When there is no police investigation, Rex is convinced that those others are plotting revenge to target them. He organizes group of ex-army men and weapons to get the other hunters. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Rex
Director:
Harvey Hart
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Henry Silva, Larry Reynolds, James Blendick
40. Battle of the Coral Sea (1959)
10
2
Battle of the Coral Sea
10
2

In 1942, Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Conway’s submarine is on a mission to secretly photograph Japanese aircrafts and installations in Coral Sea through their periscope camera. The Japanese attack and damage their submarine, taking Conway and his crew to Japanese interrogation camp. But they take help of British and Australian prisoners, and plan their escape to reach the allies with critical intelligence information.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Cmdr. Jeff Conway
Director:
Paul Wendkos
Genres:
Romance, Action, War, Drama
Star Cast:
George Takei, Gia Scala, Teru Shimada, Patricia Cutts
41. Spider-Man 3 (2007)
10
2
Spider-Man 3
PG-13
10
2

Just as Peter Parker seems to have achieved a balance between school, love life, and his vigilante alter-ego, a new threat arises when his suit turns black, enhancing his powers and amplifying the dark side of his character. He also has to tackle his old-friend-turned-sworn-enemy Harry Osborn and bring to justice uncle Ben's real killer, the Sandman.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Action
42. The Big Show (1961)
10
2
The Big Show
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Josef Everard
Director:
James B. Clark
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Esther Williams, Margia Dean, Nehemiah Persoff, Robert Vaughn
43. Love Has Many Faces (1965)
9
2
Love Has Many Faces
9
2

Kit is vacationing with her husband Pete when they discover a body washed ashore. The body eventually turns out to be a man who was a friend of Pete and a former lover of Kit. Situations soon get complicated, and the stability of Kit’s and Pete’s marriage is put to the test.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Pete Jordon
Director:
Alexander Singer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lana Turner, Stefanie Powers, Ruth Roman, Hugh O'Brian
44. Renaissance Man (1994)
9
2
Renaissance Man
PG-13
9
2

Renaissance Man is a comedy drama film which tells the story of a failed advertisement executive who is offered a job by the US Army to teach a group of underachieving recruits, so that they can pass basic training.

As:
Cast
Director:
Penny Marshall
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
45. Escape from L.A. (1996)
9
2
Escape from L.A.
TV-MA
9
2

Cuban terrorist, Cuervo, manipulates President’s daughter, Utopia, into stealing a vital detonation device and fleeing to LA, which now is an autonomous island for deporting undesirables. The President appoints former-soldier, Snake Plissken, for this mission wherein he is injected with a virus that would kill him in 9 hours, before which he has to find Utopia, stop Cuervo, and retrieve the device.  

As:
Cast
Role:
President
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
46. Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies (1973)
9
2
Ace Eli and Rodger of the Skies
PG
9
2

Eli used to be a heroic flying ace who performed several important and risky missions over Europe during the First World War. However, his wife passes away after the war. Therefore, he decides to take his 11-year-old son on an adventure, flying around the countryside.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ace Eli Walford
Director:
John Erman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bernadette Peters, Alice Ghostley, Rosemary Murphy, Eric Shea, Pamela Franklin
47. Malone (1987)
8
2
Malone
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Delaney
Director:
Harley Cokeliss
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Burt Reynolds, Lauren Hutton, Scott Wilson, Cynthia Gibb, Kenneth McMillan
48. Dominique (1979)
8
2
Dominique
PG
8
2

This horror-thriller film tells the story of a millionaire who feels that his wife committed suicide due to him. He eventually also starts believing that her spirit is starting to haunt him. 

As:
Cast
Role:
David Ballard
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Ron Moody, Jenny Agutter, Simon Ward
49. Riding the Bullet (2004)
8
2
Riding the Bullet
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Farmer
Director:
Mick Garris
Genres:
Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Arquette, Barbara Hershey, Jonathan Jackson, Erika Christensen
50. Race (1998)
9
2
Race
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Durmann
Director:
Tom Musca
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Krause, Paul Rodriguez, CCH Pounder, Una Damon
51. Pakten (1995)
9
2
Pakten
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ted Roth
Director:
Leidulv Risan
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Mitchum, Hanna Schygulla, Erland Josephson, Espen Skjønberg
52. Family Tree (1999)
8
2
Family Tree
G
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Larry
Director:
Duane Clark
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Corbin Bleu, Robert Forster, Matthew Lawrence, Naomi Judd
53. Shaker Run (1985)
9
2
Shaker Run
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Judd Pierson
Director:
Bruce Morrison
Genres:
Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Leif Garrett, Shane Briant, Lisa Harrow, Peter Rowell
54. Assignment Berlin (1998)
5
1
Assignment Berlin
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Cliff Garret
Director:
Tony Randel
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Winfield, Jan Niklas, Dominic Raacke, Sammi Davis
55. Falcon Down (2001)
5
1
Falcon Down
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Buzz Thomas
Director:
Phillip J. Roth
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Judd Nelson, William Shatner, Jennifer Rubin, Dale Midkiff
56. 13th Child (2002)
4
1
13th Child
R
4
1
As:
Cast, Writer
Role:
Mr. Shroud
Director:
Thomas Ashley, Steven Stockage
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Horror
Star Cast:
Lesley-Anne Down, Robert Guillaume, Christopher Atkins, Gano Grills
57. Mach 2 (2000)
4
1
Mach 2
R
4
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Vice President Pike
Director:
Fred Olen Ray
Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Bruce Weitz, Brian Bosworth, Shannon Whirry, Michael Dorn

TV Movie(s)

1. My Father's House (1975)
13
2
My Father's House
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Lindholm Jr.
Director:
Alex Segal
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Preston, Rosemary Forsyth, Eileen Brennan, Ruth McDevitt
2. Two of a Kind (1982)
12
2
Two of a Kind
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Minor
Director:
Roger Young
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Burns, Frances Lee McCain, Robby Benson, Barbara Barrie
3. The Man Without a Country (1973)
14
2
The Man Without a Country
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Philip Nolan
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Abel, Robert Ryan, Beau Bridges, Peter Strauss
4. Overboard (1978)
11
2
Overboard
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mitch Garrison
Director:
John Newland
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Angie Dickinson, Acajou, Joan Cox, Coco Dexter
5. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1974)
12
2
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Nolan
Director:
Joseph Hardy
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nancy Malone, Diane Baker, Pamelyn Ferdin, James Olson
6. Return to Earth (1976)
11
2
Return to Earth
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Edwin A. 'Buzz' Aldrin Jr.
Director:
Jud Taylor
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Ralph Bellamy, Shirley Knight, Stefanie Powers, Charles Cioffi
7. The Sunshine Patriot (1968)
10
2
The Sunshine Patriot
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Christopher Ross / Arthur Selby
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Dina Merrill, Donald Sutherland, Luther Adler, Wilfrid Hyde-White
8. Dazzle (1995)
11
3
Dazzle
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Kilkullen
Director:
Richard A. Colla
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Greenwood, Linda Evans, James Farentino, Lisa Hartman
10. The Key to Rebecca (1985)
10
2
The Key to Rebecca
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. William Vandam
Director:
David Hemmings
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Season Hubley, Anthony Quayle, David Soul, Lina Raymond
11. Ford: The Man and the Machine (1987)
10
2
Ford: The Man and the Machine
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Ford
Director:
Allan Eastman
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Hope Lange, Michael Ironside, Heather Thomas, R.H. Thomson
12. Dead Reckoning (1990)
9
2
Dead Reckoning
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel Barnard
Director:
Robert Michael Lewis
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Susan Blakely, Linda Darlow, Rick Springfield, Michael MacRae
13. Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story (1986)
8
2
Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mel Fisher
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Loretta Swit, Jennifer Runyon, Ed O'Ross, Scott Paulin

Animation(s)

The Little Prince (1979)
The Little Prince
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator / Pilot (voice)
Director:
Will Vinton
Genres:
Animation, Family, Short
Star Cast:
Dal McKennon, Michele Mariana, Todd Oleson, Nell Suza

TV Shows and Videos

Washington: Behind Closed Doors (1977)
Washington: Behind Closed Doors
As:
Cast
Role:
William Martin (6 episodes, 1977)
Director:
Gary Nelson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Robards, Andy Griffith, Stefanie Powers, Robert Vaughn
Short Short Dramas (1952)
Short Short Dramas
As:
Cast
Director:
Daniel Petrie, Will Jason, George Petrie, Arthur Rosenblum, Bill Gillett
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Nielsen, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Klugman, Henry Jones, Frank Albertson
Suspense (1964)
Suspense
As:
Cast
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
James Whitmore, Arthur Kennedy, Neville Brand, Martin Balsam
Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers (1953)
Rod Brown of the Rocket Rangers
As:
Cast
Role:
Rod Brown (58 episodes, 1953-1954)
Genres:
Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Arthur Batanides, Jack Weston, Bruce Hall, John Boruff

Cliff Robertson Awards

Academy Awards
Charly Best Actor in a Leading Role 1969
Primetime Emmy Awards
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama 1966