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List of James Dean Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. East of Eden (1955)
49
7
East of Eden
TV-PG
49
7

East of Eden is a drama film, which tells the story of two brothers who compete for the approval of their strict father, as well as for the affection of the woman whom they both are attracted to. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cal Trask
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Julie Harris, Burl Ives, Raymond Massey, Richard Davalos
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for
2. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
50
7
Rebel Without a Cause
TV-PG
50
7

This 1955 American drama revolves around a troubled but sensitive teenager named Jim, who rejected his elder’s values, and also wanted to have a purpose in life. The film is known as a groundbreaking attempt to portray the moral decay of the American youth of the time, as well as to explore the conflicts between generations. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Stark
Director:
Nicholas Ray
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Dennis Hopper, Jim Backus, Ann Doran
4. Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)
5
1
Deadline - U.S.A.
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Brooks
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Ethel Barrymore, Humphrey Bogart, Ed Begley, Kim Hunter, Warren Stevens, Humphrey Bogart
5. Has Anybody Seen My Gal (1952)
4
4
Has Anybody Seen My Gal
4
4

Samuel Fulton, an aging millionaire without an heir, decides to leave his fortune to the family of the late Millicent Blaisdell, who had once dumped him for his lack of money, thereby inspiring him to pursue wealth. However, he also wants to test the family beforehand, in order to ensure that the money would not be misused.

As:
Cast
Director:
Douglas Sirk
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Rock Hudson, Charles Coburn, Piper Laurie, William Reynolds
6. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
6
5
Fixed Bayonets!
6
5
As:
Cast
Director:
Samuel Fuller
Genres:
Action, Drama, War
Star Cast:
Skip Homeier, Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea
7. Trouble Along the Way (1953)
4
2
Trouble Along the Way
4
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Sport, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donna Reed, John Wayne, Sherry Jackson, Charles Coburn, Tom Tully, Donna Reed
8. The James Dean Story (1957)
9
1
The James Dean Story
9
1

This documentary film narrates the life of late American actor James Dean. It looks at his life through the use of still photos as well as narration. The documentary also involves several interviews taken with many of the people involved in his life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
Martin Gabel, Lew Bracker, Marvin Carter, Patsy D'Amore
9. Sailor Beware (1952)
3
2
Sailor Beware
3
2

Melvin Jones, who is allergic to cosmetics, applies for the Navy to travel in the ocean as prescribed by a doctor and befriends Al Crowthers, who has a bad knee. After they are accepted, his friends make a bet prompting Melvin to kiss the star Corinne Calvet, enraging his new girlfriend Hilda and Al, who is courting Corinne.

As:
Cast
Director:
Hal Walker
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Corinne Calvet, Leif Erickson

TV Movie(s)

1. Forgotten Children (1952)
4
2
Forgotten Children
4
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bradford
Director:
William Corrigan
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Nancy Malone, Barbara Bolton, Lee Lindsey

TV Shows and Videos

The Stu Erwin Show (1950)
The Stu Erwin Show
As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Barton, Howard Bretherton, James Tinling, Frank R. Strayer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Stuart Erwin, June Collyer, Ann E. Todd
The Kate Smith Hour (1950)
The Kate Smith Hour
As:
Cast
Director:
Greg Garrison
Genres:
Music, Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Carradine, Kate Smith

James Dean Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Winner World Film Favorite - Male 1957