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List of Lee Marvin Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
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4
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
34
4

While visiting frontier town Shinbone for old friend Tom Doniphon’s funeral, Senator Ransom Stoddard tells local journalist that years ago he had arrived there as a lawyer, and was assaulted by outlaw Liberty valance, but Doniphon had saved him. Later, Stoddard gets elected as representative while Valance continues to harass, so Stoddard confronts him with gun and becomes a legend. But what’s truth?

As:
Cast
Role:
Liberty Valance
Director:
Genres:
Western, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
James Stewart, John Wayne, Denver Pyle, John Carradine, Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles
2. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
38
3
The Dirty Dozen
38
3

In 1944, an American intelligence officer is assigned to train a bunch of hardened criminals and turn them into commandos to be sent to France on an important, but a near suicide mission. He eventually recruits twelve, five of whom are on death row and proceeds to turn them into a courageous and cohesive unit.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. Reisman
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, War
5. The Big Heat (1953)
12
1
The Big Heat
12
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Vince Stone
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Glenn Ford, Carolyn Jones, Alexander Scourby, Gloria Grahame
6. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
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2
Bad Day at Black Rock
18
2

Bad Day at Black Rock is a mystery crime thriller drama film which tells the story of a one-armed stranger who comes to a small town. He knows about their terrible past which they want to keep hidden, even by violent means, is required.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis
7. Point Blank (1967)
24
2
Point Blank
24
2

Point Blank is a crime thriller film which revolves around a gangster who is seeking revenge against the people who double-crossed him and left him to die.

As:
Cast
Role:
Walker
Director:
John Boorman
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Angie Dickinson, Keenan Wynn, Lloyd Bochner, Carroll O'Connor
8. Paint Your Wagon (1969)
37
2
Paint Your Wagon
TV-14
37
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Rumson
Director:
Joshua Logan
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Romance, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
9. Emperor of the North Pole (1973)
23
2
Emperor of the North Pole
PG
23
2
As:
Cast
Role:
A No. 1
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Action, Drama, Adventure, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Keith Carradine, Malcolm Atterbury, Charles Tyner
10. Hell in the Pacific (1968)
25
3
Hell in the Pacific
G
25
3
As:
Cast
Role:
American Pilot
Director:
John Boorman
Genres:
War, Adventure
Star Cast:
Toshiro Mifune, Toshirô Mifune
11. The Big Red One (1980)
22
2
The Big Red One
R
22
2

The film follows the story of an unnamed sergeant who had previously fought in the First World War, and is now leading soldiers of the US in the World War II.  The film portrays how along with the four core members of his unit, he tries to move from battle to battle across Europe.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Sergeant
Director:
Samuel Fuller
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Carradine, Mark Hamill, Bobby Di Cicco, Kelly Ward
12. Cat Ballou (1965)
29
4
Cat Ballou
29
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Shelleen / Strawn
Director:
Elliot Silverstein
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Western
Star Cast:
Jane Fonda, Dwayne Hickman, Michael Callan, Nat 'King' Cole
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Comedy or Musical, BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
13. Death Hunt (1981)
23
1
Death Hunt
R
23
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Millen
Director:
Peter R. Hunt
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Western, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Carl Weathers, Charles Bronson, Angie Dickinson, Ed Lauter, Andrew Stevens
14. Attack (1956)
13
2
Attack
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
White Battalion Lt. Col. Clyde Bartlett - CO
Director:
Robert Aldrich
Genres:
Drama, War, Action
Star Cast:
Eddie Albert, Buddy Ebsen, Jack Palance, Richard Jaeckel, Robert Strauss
15. Monte Walsh (1970)
20
3
Monte Walsh
PG-13
20
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Monte Walsh
Director:
William A. Fraker
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Jack Palance, Jim Davis, Mitchell Ryan, Jeanne Moreau
17. Donovan's Reef (1963)
21
1
Donovan's Reef
21
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas Aloysius 'Boats' Gilhooley
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Cesar Romero, Jack Warden, Elizabeth Allen
18. 7 Men from Now (1956)
9
1
7 Men from Now
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bill Masters
Director:
Budd Boetticher
Genres:
Western, Action
Star Cast:
John Larch, Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Don 'Red' Barry
19. The Killers (1964)
15
1
The Killers
15
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Strom
Director:
Don Siegel
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Angie Dickinson, Claude Akins, Clu Gulager, John Cassavetes
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actor
20. Ship of Fools (1965)
12
2
Ship of Fools
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bill Tenny
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Vivien Leigh, Werner Klemperer, José Ferrer, Oskar Werner, Simone Signoret
21. The Iceman Cometh (1973)
9
3
The Iceman Cometh
PG
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Hickey
Director:
John Frankenheimer
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sorrell Booke, Fredric March, Jeff Bridges, Bradford Dillman, Robert Ryan, Fredric March
22. Gorky Park (1983)
18
2
Gorky Park
R
18
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Osborne
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Star Cast:
Brian Dennehy, Ian McDiarmid, William Hurt, Ian Bannen, Joanna Pacula
23. The Wild One (1953)
11
2
The Wild One
TV-14
11
2

Johnny and his motorcycle gang rides into Carbonville, California, for a biker competition. But they cause too much trouble and end up getting thrown out of the town. They move to another nearby town, and continue their reign of terror. The local sheriff is too helpless to do something to stop this.

As:
Cast
Role:
Chino
Director:
Laslo Benedek
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Jay C. Flippen
24. Prime Cut (1972)
14
3
Prime Cut
R
14
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Devlin
Director:
Michael Ritchie
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Sissy Spacek, Gene Hackman, Angel Tompkins, Gregory Walcott
25. The Raid (1954)
7
1
The Raid
7
1

Set during the American Civil War, the story follows a group of Confederate prisoners escaping to Canada; but intending to return to America to rob banks for replenishing their finance and to take revenge. Later, they move to St. Alabama under various guises, where they wait for the appointed day, meanwhile developing relationship with the town folks.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Keating
Director:
Hugo Fregonese
Genres:
Western, Action, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Graves, Anne Bancroft, Claude Akins, Van Heflin, Richard Boone, Tommy Rettig
26. Violent Saturday (1955)
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1
Violent Saturday
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bank Robber Dill
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Victor Mature, Ernest Borgnine, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally
27. The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (1976)
14
2
The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday
PG
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Longwood
Director:
Don Taylor
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Elizabeth Ashley, Oliver Reed, Robert Culp, Strother Martin
28. The Rack (1956)
7
1
The Rack
7
1

Capt. Edward Hall Jr., who had been a POW in Korea for 2 years, returns home where he faces court-martial for collaborating with the enemy. His father, a distinguished officer, renounces his son, so a disheartened Hall decides to plead guilty. But his attorney encourages him to recount his experiences. Will he succeed in convincing the court; more specifically, his father?   

As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. John R. Miller
Director:
Arnold Laven
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Cloris Leachman, Rod Taylor, Paul Newman, Wendell Corey, Walter Pidgeon, Edmond O'Brien, Anne Francis
29. Diplomatic Courier (1952)
7
1
Diplomatic Courier
7
1

U.S. Diplomat, Mike Kells, travels to Salzburg to meet his friend, Sam Carew, to retrieve some top-secret documents from him. When Sam ends up getting murdered, Mike finds himself trying to retrieve the documents, survive assassination attempts, and find out which of the two mysterious women, Joan Ross or Janine Betki is a spy. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Film-Noir, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Patricia Neal, Charles Bronson, Karl Malden, Stephen McNally
31. Hangman's Knot (1952)
8
1
Hangman's Knot
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Huggins
Genres:
Romance, Western
Star Cast:
Donna Reed, Richard Denning, Frank Faylen, Randolph Scott
32. Teresa (1951)
7
1
Teresa
7
1

While stationed in Italy during WWII, American soldier Phillip Cass meets and marries Italian Teresa Russo. When his bride arrives in America, the newlyweds share apartment with Phillip’s family, which challenges the bond between the couple. Besides, Phillip’s overbearing and possessive mother refuses to make things easier for Teresa. Consequently, the couple drifts apart, but arrival of a baby brings back happiness. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Fred Zinnemann
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Pier Angeli, Rod Steiger, Robert Wagner, Peggy Ann Garner, Ralph Meeker
33. Eight Iron Men (1952)
8
1
Eight Iron Men
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Joe Mooney
Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Kiley, Bonar Colleano, Nick Dennis, Arthur Franz
34. You're in the Navy Now (1951)
11
1
You're in the Navy Now
11
1

You’re in the Navy Now is a 1951 comedy film, which tells us the story of a newly commissioned Navy officer during the World War II, who wants duty at sea, but is instead assigned to an experimental project. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Comedy, War
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Charles Bronson, Eddie Albert, Jane Greer, John McIntire
36. Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)
6
1
Pete Kelly's Blues
6
1

Pete Kelly, the leader of a jazz band in Kansas City Speakeasy, unexpectedly finds himself paying protection money to a local gangster Fran McCarg. He also has to accept Fran McCarg’s girl Rose Hopkins as a singer. However, when things go beyond a limit, Pete decides to stand up and take action.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jack Webb
Genres:
Music, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Jayne Mansfield, Janet Leigh, Peggy Lee, Jack Webb, Edmond O'Brien, Andy Devine
37. Shack Out on 101 (1955)
6
1
Shack Out on 101
6
1

This thriller film tells the story of an isolated diner on California’s 101 highway who provides the backdrop of a story that involves nuclear secrets, foreign spies as well as federal agents. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Slob / Mr. Gregory
Director:
Edward Dein
Genres:
Film-Noir, Romance, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Keenan Wynn, Whit Bissell, Frank Lovejoy, Terry Moore
38. The Missouri Traveler (1958)
8
1
The Missouri Traveler
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tobias Brown
Director:
Jerry Hopper
Genres:
Family, Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Gary Merrill, Paul Ford, Brandon De Wilde, Mary Hosford
39. Shout at the Devil (1976)
11
2
Shout at the Devil
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Colonel Flynn O'Flynn
Director:
Peter R. Hunt
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy, Adventure, War, Action
Star Cast:
Roger Moore, Ian Holm, Barbara Parkins, Reinhard Kolldehoff
40. The Spikes Gang (1974)
8
2
The Spikes Gang
PG
8
2

Three teenagers – Will, Les and Tod – help an injured bank robber - Harry Spikes – hide from police and also tend to his wounds. Later, the boys decide to turn their mundane life into more adventurous one and flee from their homes to become outlaws themselves. After an unsuccessful robbery attempt, they take Spikes as their leader to learn the trade.

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Spikes
Director:
Richard Fleischer
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Ron Howard, Charles Martin Smith, Arthur Hunnicutt, Gary Grimes
41. I Died a Thousand Times (1955)
6
1
I Died a Thousand Times
6
1

This 1955 crime film revolves around bank robber Roy Earle. After escaping from prison, he plans one final heist before retiring and giving up his life or crime.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Babe Kossuck
Director:
Stuart Heisler
Genres:
Crime, Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dennis Hopper, Shelley Winters, Jack Palance, Lori Nelson, Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez
42. Seminole (1953)
8
1
Seminole
8
1

Set in the backdrop of a conflict between the settlers and the Native Seminole tribe, the story focuses on how a cavalry lieutenant goes against his superior to ensure peace between the two warring group. It all starts when the Seminole chief, Osceola, comes to the fort under a flag of truce, but is arrested by the fort commander, who wants to rid the area of the Native Indians. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Budd Boetticher
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Rock Hudson, Anthony Quinn, Barbara Hale, Richard Carlson
43. Pillars of the Sky (1956)
7
1
Pillars of the Sky
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Lloyd Carracart
Director:
George Marshall
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Ward Bond, Jeff Chandler, Keith Andes, Dorothy Malone
44. The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
6
2
The Duel at Silver Creek
6
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Don Siegel
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Stephen McNally, Faith Domergue, Gerald Mohr, Audie Murphy
45. A Life in the Balance (1955)
6
1
A Life in the Balance
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
The Killer
Director:
Harry Horner, Rafael Portillo
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Anne Bancroft, Ricardo Montalban, Rodolfo Acosta, José Pérez
47. Gun Fury (1953)
7
1
Gun Fury
7
1

In this 3D Western, a notorious ex-Confederate outlaw Frank Slayton and his gang raid a California-bound stagecoach carrying rancher Ben Warren and his fiancée Jennifer, whom they abduct and leave Ben for dead. As he recovers, Ben, with the help of two men who have a grudge against the outlaw, pursues Slayton and his men to Mexican border to rescue his fiancée.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Western, Romance, Action, Crime, Adventure
Star Cast:
Donna Reed, Rock Hudson, Philip Carey, Leo Gordon
48. The Glory Brigade (1953)
8
1
The Glory Brigade
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Cpl. Bowman
Director:
Robert D. Webb
Genres:
Action, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Victor Mature, Alexander Scourby, Richard Egan, Nick Dennis
49. The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953)
8
1
The Stranger Wore a Gun
8
1

Jeff Travis, a spy manages to escape to Prescott Arizona, thanks to Josie, to start a new life. But his reputation precedes him and he finds himself working as a robber. However, when a man dies during a robbery, Jeff experiences a change of heart and vows revenge. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dan Kurth
Director:
André De Toth
Genres:
War, Western
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Claire Trevor, Randolph Scott, George Macready
50. Canicule (1984)
7
2
Canicule
7
2

A fugitive who is on the run from the law, carrying several millions of dollars, seeks a place for hiding in the house of a family of farmers. However, things take a turn when the family turns out to be more criminally oriented than he is.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Cobb
Director:
Yves Boisset
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Tina Louise, David Bennent, Victor Lanoux, Jean Carmet
51. Pocket Money (1972)
8
1
Pocket Money
PG
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Leonard
Director:
Stuart Rosenberg
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Wayne Rogers, Terrence Malick, Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Hector Elizondo
52. The Delta Force (1986)
14
1
The Delta Force
R
14
1

The Delta Force is an action film which takes us to 1985 when Lebanese terrorists hijack an American Flight, which was flying from Cairo to New York City. After all the 144 passengers and crew are taken hostage, the terrorists start making demands from the US government. Soon the Delta Force is sent in to resolve the crisis.

As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Nick Alexander
Director:
Menahem Golan
Genres:
War, Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Chuck Norris, Kevin Dillon, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Shelley Winters, Robert Forster, Martin Balsam, Chuck Norris
53. Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1953)
5
1
Down Among the Sheltering Palms
5
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Edmund Goulding
Genres:
Comedy, Musical, Romance
Star Cast:
Mitzi Gaynor, Jane Greer, David Wayne, Gene Lockhart, William Lundigan
54. Gorilla at Large (1954)
5
2
Gorilla at Large
5
2

Gorilla at Large is a horror mystery film, which tells the story of Detective Garrison, as he is investigating a vicious murder committed at a theme park.  Initially, it appears that the show gorilla Goliath is the culprit. However, as he digs deeper, Garrison realizes that many of the entertainers and staff at the park are probably involved in the crime. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Harmon Jones
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft
55. Klansman (1974)
7
1
Klansman
R
7
1

In a small town in the south of USA, violent rapes and assaults on black and white women by opposite races instigate racial tensions and violence between the whites and the blacks. Sheriff Track Bascomb and liberal landowner Breck Stencil try to stop the violence as the Klu Klax Clan gets involved. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Track Bascomb
Director:
Terence Young
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
O. J. Simpson, Richard Burton, Lola Falana, O.J. Simpson, Cameron Mitchell
56. Avalanche Express (1979)
6
2
Avalanche Express
PG
6
2

Avalanche Express is an action thriller film which tells the story of a CIA agent who is planning to use the defection of a Soviet official as an opportunity to assassinate a Soviet expert on germ-warfare.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Harry Wargrave
Director:
Mark Robson, Monte Hellman
Genres:
Thriller, Action
Star Cast:
Maximilian Schell, Linda Evans, Robert Shaw, Joe Namath

TV Movie(s)

1. The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)
9
4
The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Maj. John Reisman
Director:
Andrew V. McLaglen
Genres:
War, Action
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Ken Wahl, Larry Wilcox, Sonny Landham

TV Shows and Videos

The Lawbreakers (1963)
The Lawbreakers
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Host / ...
Director:
Kenneth Gilbert, Eddie Davis, Jack Herzberg, Babe Unger
Biff Baker, U.S.A. (1952)
Biff Baker, U.S.A.
As:
Cast
Director:
Herschel Daugherty, Richard Irving, John English, Robert G. Walker
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Peter Graves, Charles Bronson, Alan Hale Jr., Randy Stuart
Rebound (1952)
Rebound
As:
Cast
Director:
Bernard Girard, Harve Foster
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Raymond Burr, John Doucette, Ned Glass, Elisabeth Fraser, Russ Conway
The Doctor (1952)
The Doctor
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Aldrich, Don Siegel
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Warner Anderson, Charles Bronson
Center Stage (1954)
Center Stage
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Matthau, Luther Adler, Robert Barrat, Vivian Blaine, Alonzo Bozan, Joseph Buloff

Lee Marvin Awards

Academy Awards
Cat Ballou Best Actor in a Leading Role 1966
Golden Globe Awards
Cat Ballou Best Actor - Comedy or Musical 1966
BAFTA Awards
Cat Ballou Best Foreign Actor 1966
The Killers Best Foreign Actor 1966