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List of George C. Scott Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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Undoubtedly one of the greatest dark comedies of all time, Dr. Strangelove, is a Stanley Kubrick masterpiece. A Cold War satire, the movie depicts what would happen if an unhinged powerful figure like Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper unleashes nuclear holocaust on the world. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson
Director:
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
2. Patton (1970)
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Patton
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The drama follows the life of controversial World War II General George S. Patton, whose brilliant leadership led the U.S Forces to many a victories during the War. But his outspoken nature and lack of kindness towards soldiers suffering from the trauma of war eventually leads him to lose his command. 

As:
Cast
Role:
General George S. Patton Jr.
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres:
War, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong, Carey Loftin
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
3. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
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Anatomy of a Murder
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This courtroom-drama film revolves around a Michigan lawyer, Paul Biegler, who takes the case of Army Lt. Manion who murders a local innkeeper after his wife claimed that he had raped her. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Otto Preminger
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden
4. The Hustler (1961)
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The Hustler
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Small-time pool hustler, Fast Eddie Felson, enters the crooked and perverted world of major league professional pool-hustling and high-stakes winnings. He eventually ends up losing against the legendary player, Minnesota Fats, and getting involved with corrupt manager Bert Gordon. He does return to beat Fats but after paying a horrible personal price. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bert Gordon
Director:
Robert Rossen
Genres:
Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Myron McCormick, Piper Laurie
5. The Changeling (1980)
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The Changeling
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
John Russell
Director:
Peter Medak
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Melvyn Douglas, John Colicos, Trish Van Devere, Jean Marsh
6. Petulia (1968)
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2
Petulia
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Archie Bollen
Director:
Richard Lester
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Chamberlain, Julie Christie, Shirley Knight, Arthur Hill
7. The Hanging Tree (1959)
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The Hanging Tree
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
George Grubb
Director:
Vincent Sherman, Karl Malden, Delmer Daves
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Karl Malden, Maria Schell, Karl Swenson, Gary Cooper
8. The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
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The Flim-Flam Man
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As:
Cast
Role:
Mordecai
Director:
Irvin Kershner
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Alice Ghostley, Slim Pickens, Harry Morgan, Jack Albertson
9. Hardcore (1979)
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Hardcore
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As:
Cast
Role:
Jake VanDorn
Director:
Paul Schrader
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Season Hubley, Ed Begley Jr., Dick Sargent, Peter Boyle
10. The Hospital (1971)
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The Hospital
TV-MA
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As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Herbert Bock
Director:
Arthur Hiller
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Christopher Guest, Stephen Elliott, Diana Rigg, Barnard Hughes
11. They Might Be Giants (1971)
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They Might Be Giants
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As:
Cast
Role:
Justin
Director:
Anthony Harvey
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Comedy
Star Cast:
F. Murray Abraham, Joanne Woodward, Jack Gilford, Al Lewis, Lester Rawlins
12. The New Centurions (1972)
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The New Centurions
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As:
Cast
Role:
Kilvinski
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Erik Estrada, Scott Wilson, Stacy Keach, Jane Alexander, Rosalind Cash
14. Taps (1981)
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Taps
PG
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2

Cadets at a military school receive the news that their academy will be sold to real estate developers after one year. Upset with this news, all the cadets start an uprising hoping that the school can be saved.   

As:
Cast
Role:
General Harlan Bache
Director:
Harold Becker
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Sean Penn, Timothy Hutton, Ronny Cox
15. The Prince and the Pauper (1977)
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The Prince and the Pauper
PG
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ruffler
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Family, Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Raquel Welch, Ernest Borgnine, Charlton Heston, Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch
16. Islands in the Stream (1977)
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2
Islands in the Stream
PG
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas Hudson
Director:
Franklin J. Schaffner
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Gilbert Roland, David Hemmings, Susan Tyrrell, Hart Bochner
18. The Last Run (1971)
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The Last Run
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As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Garmes
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Colleen Dewhurst, Aldo Sambrell, Tony Musante, Trish Van Devere
19. Movie Movie (1978)
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Movie Movie
PG
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2

The double bill features two movies. The first Dynamite Hands tells the story of Joey Popchik who becomes a famous boxer to cure his sister’s eyesight and sprouts corny dialogues. The second, Baxter's Beauties of 1933 follows dying theatrical producer, Baxter, creating a Broadway hit for his never-before-known daughter Kitty. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Gloves Malloy (segment "Dynamite Hands") / Spats Baxter (segment "Baxter's Beauties of 1933")
Director:
Stanley Donen
Genres:
Comedy, Sport, Musical
Star Cast:
Eli Wallach, Barbara Harris, Art Carney, Red Buttons
20. Oklahoma Crude (1973)
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2
Oklahoma Crude
PG
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2

In 1913 Oklahoma, young woman Lena Doyle is being pressured by tough businessmen to give up her land, which has crude oil underneath. She decides to fight them with the help of her father, Cleon, and a hired gun Noble Mason, who has his own interests in helping her. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mase
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
Western, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Faye Dunaway, Jack Palance, Sir John Mills, John Mills, William Lucking
21. Rage (1972)
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Rage
PG
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Sheep rancher, Dan Logan, and his son are accidentally exposed to military nerve gas and are taken to the hospital. Logan later finds out that his son died from the exposure and is stonewalled while trying to seek justice. Enraged he seeks to destroy the company and army responsible. 

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Dan Logan
Director:
George C. Scott
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Martin Sheen, Richard Basehart, Barnard Hughes, Nicolas Beauvy
23. Angus (1995)
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Angus
PG-13
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Patrick Read Johnson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Rita Moreno, Kathy Bates, Kevin Connolly, Perry Anzilotti, Tony Denman
24. The Hindenburg (1975)
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The Hindenburg
PG
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3
As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Franz Ritter
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
History, Thriller, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Anne Bancroft, William Atherton, Roy Thinnes, Gig Young
25. The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
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2
The Day of the Dolphin
PG
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake Terrell
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Paul Sorvino, John Dehner, Severn Darden, Trish Van Devere
26. Not with My Wife, You Don't! (1966)
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Not with My Wife, You Don't!
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Italian nurse, Julie Perodi, falls in love with U.S. Air Force pilots, Tom Ferris and Tank Martin, at the same time. Ferris manages to convince Julie that Tank died in a crash and she marries him. Although she soon discovers Tank is alive, she remains happily married. Years later, Tank re-enters their lives and throws their marriage into topsy-turvy. 

As:
Cast
Role:
'Tank' Martin
Director:
Norman Panama
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Tony Curtis, Virna Lisi, Carroll O'Connor, Richard Eastham
27. Firestarter (1984)
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Firestarter
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A couple takes part in a mysterious medical experiment as guinea pigs. Eventually, they get married and have a child. When their child shows strange abilities, they start to think that it may be a result of the experiment.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark L. Lester
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
28. Malice (1993)
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Malice
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Andy and Tracy are a happily married couple, who are looking forward to having kids. However, due to an illness, Tracy is operated on by Dr Jed Pill, a friend, but the surgery leaves her unable to have children. She leaves her husband, but eventually Andy realizes that Tracy is a con-woman and together with Jed, she had faked her illness to claim the insurance money.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Kessler
Director:
Harold Becker
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Mystery
29. The Savage Is Loose (1974)
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The Savage Is Loose
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The Savage is Loose is a drama film, which tells the story of a scientist who is stranded with his wife and son on a remote island with no way to reach civilization.  However, as the son grows older, he is unable to control his sexual impulses, and therefore he lusts for his mother, the only woman on the island.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
John
Director:
George C. Scott
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
John David Carson, Trish Van Devere, Lee Montgomery
30. The Exorcist III (1990)
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The Exorcist III
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4

The Exorcist is a psychological horror film which tells the story of Police Lt. Kinderman who finds certain similarities between his current murder investigation and the methods which were used by a serial killer who was executed 15 years ago. Things get interesting when he discovers a psychiatric patient who claims to be the dead serial killer.

As:
Cast
Role:
Kinderman
Director:
William Peter Blatty
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Mystery
Star Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, Nicol Williamson, Brad Dourif, Scott Wilson, Ed Flanders
31. Bank Shot (1974)
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Bank Shot
PG
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2

Bank Shot is a crime comedy film which revolves around a robber named Walter, and his gang, who decide to rob a bank, after it is moved into a mobile home temporarily during renovation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Walter Upjohn Ballentine
Director:
Gower Champion
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sorrell Booke, Clifton James, Joanna Cassidy, G. Wood
33. Gloria (1999)
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Gloria
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1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ruby
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Bobby Cannavale, Bonnie Bedelia, Sharon Stone, Cathy Moriarty, Jeremy Northam, Jean-Luke Figueroa
34. Legion (2016)
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2
Legion
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kinderman
Director:
William Peter Blatty
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Scott Wilson, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Nancy Fish

TV Movie(s)

1. The Price (1971)
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The Price
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As:
Cast
Role:
Victor Franz
Director:
George Schaefer
Star Cast:
Barry Sullivan, David Burns, Colleen Dewhurst
2. A Christmas Carol (1984)
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2
A Christmas Carol
PG
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ebenezer Scrooge
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Frank Finlay, Edward Woodward, Angela Pleasence, Michael Carter
3. The Andersonville Trial (1970)
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2
The Andersonville Trial
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2
As:
Director
Director:
George C. Scott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Buddy Ebsen, William Shatner, Martin Sheen, Cameron Mitchell, Jack Cassidy, Woodrow Parfrey, Wright King
4. Fear on Trial (1975)
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2
Fear on Trial
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Louis Nizer
Director:
Lamont Johnson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Devane, William Redfield, Dorothy Tristan, Milt Kogan
5. The Crucible (1967)
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2
The Crucible
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
John Proctor
Director:
Alex Segal
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Melvyn Douglas, Tuesday Weld, Colleen Dewhurst, Fritz Weaver
6. Beauty and the Beast (1976)
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2
Beauty and the Beast
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Beast
Director:
Fielder Cook
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Romance
Star Cast:
Bernard Lee, Virginia McKenna, Trish Van Devere, Patricia Quinn
7. 12 Angry Men (1997)
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12 Angry Men
PG-13
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Juror #3
Director:
William Friedkin
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
8. The Power and the Glory (1961)
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2
The Power and the Glory
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Police lieutenant
Director:
Marc Daniels
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Laurence Olivier, Keenan Wynn, Roddy McDowall, Julie Harris, Martin Gabel
9. Oliver Twist (1982)
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2
Oliver Twist
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Fagin
Director:
Clive Donner
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Tim Curry, Timothy West, Eileen Atkins, Michael Hordern, Tim Curry
10. Inherit the Wind (1999)
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2
Inherit the Wind
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Matthew Harrison Brady
Director:
Daniel Petrie
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Lemmon, Lane Smith, Kathryn Morris, Tom Everett Scott
11. Jane Eyre (1970)
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2
Jane Eyre
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Rochester
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Hawkins, Ian Bannen, Susannah York, Nyree Dawn Porter
12. This Savage Land (1969)
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2
This Savage Land
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Vincent McEveety
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
John Drew Barrymore, Barry Sullivan, Glenn Corbett, Andrew Prine
13. China Rose (1983)
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2
China Rose
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Burton Allen
Director:
Robert Day
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Ali MacGraw, Michael Biehn, Denis Lill, David Snell
14. Tyson (1995)
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2
Tyson
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cus D'Amato
Director:
Uli Edel
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Michael Jai White, Clark Gregg, Paul Winfield, James Sikking
15. The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1958)
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2
The Outcasts of Poker Flat
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Stanley
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Larry Hagman, Lane Bradbury, Burton Mallory, Janet Ward
16. Don Juan in Hell (1960)
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2
Don Juan in Hell
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Devil
Director:
Don Richardson
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Dennis King, Marc Connelly, Hurd Hatfield, Siobhan McKenna
17. Mister Lincoln (1981)
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2
Mister Lincoln
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Host
Director:
Gordon Rigsby
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
Roy Dotrice
18. The Searchers (1997)
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2
The Searchers
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator
Star Cast:
Kinna Lindahl, Mike Madden
19. Casey Stengel (1981)
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2
Casey Stengel
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Host
Director:
Nick Havinga
Genres:
Biography, Sport
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, William Duell
20. The Ryan White Story (1989)
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2
The Ryan White Story
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Herzfeld
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
George Dzundza, Sarah Jessica Parker, Judith Light, Lukas Haas
21. Finding the Way Home (1991)
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2
Finding the Way Home
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Max Mittelmann
Director:
Rod Holcomb
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Julie Carmen, Jose Alcala, Christina Baumann, Joe Berryman
22. Rocky Marciano (1999)
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2
Rocky Marciano
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Winkler
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Sport
Star Cast:
Jon Favreau, Tony Lo Bianco, Judd Hirsch, Penelope Ann Miller
23. The Whipping Boy (1994)
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2
The Whipping Boy
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Syd Macartney
Genres:
Fantasy, Family
Star Cast:
Mathilda May, Christoph M. Ohrt, Andrew Bicknell, Truan Munro
24. The Last Days of Patton (1986)
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3
The Last Days of Patton
TV-PG
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
General George S. Patton Jr.
Director:
Delbert Mann
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Eva Marie Saint, Frank Dux, Murray Hamilton, Richard Dysart
25. Country Justice (1996)
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2
Country Justice
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Clayton Hayes
Director:
Graeme Campbell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ally Sheedy, Rachael Leigh Cook, Don Diamont, Trenton McDevitt
26. Descending Angel (1990)
8
2
Descending Angel
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Florian Stroia
Director:
Jeremy Kagan
Genres:
War, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Eric Roberts, Diane Lane, Mark Margolis, Vyto Ruginis
27. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986)
9
2
The Murders in the Rue Morgue
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Auguste Dupin
Director:
Jeannot Szwarc
Genres:
Horror, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Val Edward Kilmer, Ian McShane, Rebecca De Mornay, Val Kilmer, Neil Dickson
28. Choices (1986)
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2
Choices
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Evan Granger
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jacqueline Bisset, Melissa Gilbert, Laurie Kennedy, Steven Flynn
29. Pals (1987)
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2
Pals
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Stobbs
Director:
Lou Antonio
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Don Ameche, Sylvia Sidney, Susan Rinell, James Greene
30. Curacao (1993)
6
1
Curacao
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Cornelius Wettering
Director:
Carl Schultz
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Trish Van Devere, Julie Carmen, Alexei Sayle, William Petersen

Animation(s)

The Rescuers Down Under (1990)
The Rescuers Down Under
G
Plot:

The Rescuers Down Under is an animation adventure drama film, which tells the story of two agents, Blanca and Bernard, working for the Rescue Aid Society. They need to race to Australia to save a little boy and a rare golden eagle from a dangerous poacher. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Mike Gabriel, Hendel Butoy
Genres:
Family, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Adventure, Fantasy, Animation
Star Cast:
John Candy, Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, Tristan Rogers
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue (1990)
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue
As:
Cast
Director:
Milton Gray, Marsh Lamore, Robert Shellhorn
Genres:
Short, Drama, Fantasy, Comedy, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Jim Cummings, Don Messick, Lorenzo Music, Ross Bagdasarian Jr.

TV Shows and Videos

Monitor (1958)
Monitor
As:
Cast
Director:
John Schlesinger, Ken Russell, Michael Gill, Melvyn Bragg, Peter Newington
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
James Earl Jones, Oliver Reed, Huw Wheldon, John Berger
Traps (1994)
Traps
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Trapchek (5 episodes, 1994)
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Piper Laurie, Lindsay Crouse, Dan Cortese, Ron Sauvé
Brute Force (1991)
Brute Force
As:
Cast
Star Cast:
Tom Diamond, John E. Ford III, Ken Hackman, Greg Krager
Mussolini: The Untold Story (1985)
Mussolini: The Untold Story
As:
Cast
Role:
Benito Mussolini (2 episodes, 1985)
Director:
William A. Graham
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mr. President (1987)
Mr. President
As:
Cast
Role:
President Samuel Arthur Tresch (24 episodes, 1987-1988)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Madeline Kahn, Conrad Bain, Alley Mills, Maddie Corman
Titanic (1996)
Titanic
PG-13
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Edward J. Smith (2 episodes, 1996)
Director:
Robert Lieberman
Genres:
Drama, Romance, History, Action
Star Cast:
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tim Curry, Eva Marie Saint, Peter Gallagher, Tim Curry

George C. Scott Awards

Academy Awards
Patton Best Actor in a Leading Role 1971
Golden Globe Awards
12 Angry Men Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television 1998
Patton Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1971
Primetime Emmy Awards
12 Angry Men Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 1998
ITV Saturday Night Theatre Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 1971