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List of Richard Widmark Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
23
3
Judgment at Nuremberg
TV-14
23
3

This is a dramatized version of 3rd Nuremberg trial for war crimes held by the US authorities after WWII. Four German judges, who officiated during the Nazi regime, are tried before Chief Trial Judge Dan Haywood for crimes against humanity. Haywood has the most challenging task of deciding whether they are guilty of international crimes or were observing the orders of their government. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Tad Lawson
Director:
Stanley Kramer
Genres:
War, Drama
2. Night and the City (1950)
16
2
Night and the City
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Fabian
Director:
Jules Dassin
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Film-Noir, Sport
Star Cast:
Gene Tierney, Francis L. Sullivan, Herbert Lom, Hugh Marlowe, Googie Withers
3. Pickup on South Street (1953)
17
3
Pickup on South Street
17
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Skip McCoy
Director:
Samuel Fuller
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Murvyn Vye, Thelma Ritter, Richard Kiley, Jean Peters
4. Kiss of Death (1947)
20
2
Kiss of Death
20
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy Udo
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Victor Mature, Taylor Holmes, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer - Male
5. The Bedford Incident (1965)
22
2
The Bedford Incident
22
2
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Captain Eric Finlander U.S.N.
Director:
James B. Harris
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Sidney Poitier, Donald Sutherland, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam, Wally Cox
6. Down to the Sea in Ships (1949)
17
2
Down to the Sea in Ships
17
2

Aging Captain Bering Joy is about to be replaced by First Mate, Dan Lunceford. In order to prove the ship’s owners wrong, Bering goes on one last whaling mission and brings his grandson Jed along with him. Though he initially resents Dan, disaster during the voyage forces the rivals to unite.  

As:
Cast
Role:
First Mate Dan Lunceford
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Action, Family
Star Cast:
Lionel Barrymore, Gene Lockhart, Cecil Kellaway, Dean Stockwell
7. Yellow Sky (1948)
14
2
Yellow Sky
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dude
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Western, Crime
Star Cast:
Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, John Russell, Robert Arthur
8. Warlock (1959)
17
2
Warlock
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Gannon
Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn, Dorothy Malone, Dolores Michaels
12. Road House (1948)
13
2
Road House
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jefferson T. 'Jefty' Robbins
Director:
Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Romance, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ida Lupino, Cornel Wilde, Celeste Holm, O.Z. Whitehead
14. Time Limit (1957)
11
3
Time Limit
11
3

Military investigator, Colonel Edwards, is assigned to investigate into a case that involves Major Cargill, a Korean War POW, accused of treason. Cargill has not only admitted to his guilt, but has also placed all the evidences against him during the inquest, making it an open-and-shut case. What bothers Colonel Edwards is Cargill’s baffling refusal to defend himself.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Col. William Edwards
Director:
Karl Malden
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Basehart, Carl Benton Reid, June Lockhart, Dolores Michaels
16. The Last Wagon (1956)
16
2
The Last Wagon
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Comanche Todd
Director:
Delmer Daves
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
Tommy Rettig, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Stephanie Griffin
17. The Alamo (1960)
17
3
The Alamo
17
3

The Alamo is a Western historical war drama film which takes to the middle of the 19th century, where Mexican forces are invading Texas. Though the Mexican forces are stronger in number and have better arms and training, the Texans are not willing to give up, and their morale still remains high.

As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Jim Bowie
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, War, Western, History
18. The Street with No Name (1948)
12
2
The Street with No Name
TV-PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alec Stiles
Director:
William Keighley
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Lloyd Nolan, Mark Stevens, Barbara Lawrence, Ed Begley
21. Two Rode Together (1961)
16
2
Two Rode Together
16
2
As:
Cast
Role:
First Lt. Jim Gary
Director:
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
James Stewart, Andy Devine, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal
22. Garden of Evil (1954)
15
2
Garden of Evil
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Fiske
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
Romance, Western, Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Rita Moreno, Cameron Mitchell, Hugh Marlowe
23. The Sell-Out (1976)
9
2
The Sell-Out
PG
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Lucas
Director:
Peter Collinson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Oliver Reed, Sam Wanamaker, Vladek Sheybal, Gayle Hunnicutt
24. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
14
2
The Law and Jake Wade
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Clint Hollister
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Adventure, Western, Action
Star Cast:
Robert Taylor, Robert Middleton, Patricia Owens, Henry Silva
25. Coma (1978)
11
2
Coma
PG
11
2

Based on a novel of the same name, Coma is a mystery thriller film which tells the story of a young female doctor who notices that there has been an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital. She soon starts sensing that there might be a conspiracy.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Harris
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Tom Selleck, Lois Chiles, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley, Rip Torn, Lois Chiles
26. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
11
2
Don't Bother to Knock
TV-14
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jed Towers
Director:
Roy Ward Baker
Genres:
Film-Noir, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Anne Bancroft, Marilyn Monroe, Donna Corcoran, Jeanne Cagney
27. My Pal Gus (1952)
10
3
My Pal Gus
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dave Jennings
Director:
Robert Parrish
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Joanne Dru, Audrey Totter, Joan Banks, George Winslow
29. Halls of Montezuma (1951)
15
3
Halls of Montezuma
15
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Anderson
Director:
Lewis Milestone
Genres:
Action, War, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Palance, Robert Wagner, Reginald Gardiner, Karl Malden
30. The Frogmen (1951)
13
2
The Frogmen
13
2

During World War II, strict by the book disciplinarian Navy Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence is put in charge of an elite Underwater Demolition Team 4. Lawrence becomes increasingly unpopular with the men. When a Japanese torpedo hits the ship, Lawrence risks his life to save his crew and earns their respect. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
War, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter
32. When the Legends Die (1972)
11
2
When the Legends Die
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Red Dillon
Director:
Stuart Millar
Genres:
Drama, Western
Star Cast:
Vito Scotti, Luana Anders, Frederic Forrest, Herbert Nelson
33. Slattery's Hurricane (1949)
11
2
Slattery's Hurricane
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Will Slattery USNR
Director:
André De Toth
Genres:
Drama, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
John Russell, Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake, Gary Merrill
34. Backlash (1956)
12
2
Backlash
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Slater
Director:
John Sturges
Genres:
Western, Romance, Mystery
Star Cast:
Donna Reed, Barton MacLane, John McIntire, William Campbell
35. The Trap (1959)
10
3
The Trap
10
3

After spending most of his youth in a reform home for his brother's crime, Ralph is returning to his remote hometown in California as an adult lawyer and meeting his estranged father and brother after many years.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ralph Anderson
Director:
Norman Panama
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Tina Louise, Lorne Greene, Lee J. Cobb, Carl Benton Reid, Earl Holliman
36. Run for the Sun (1956)
11
2
Run for the Sun
11
2

Katie Connors journeys to San Marcos, Mexico to interview reclusive novelist and adventurer Mike Latimer. When she reaches there, the two fall in love. Mike offers to fly her back to Mexico City but their plane crashes. They are rescued by three men but their rescuers turn out to be Nazi war criminals who want to kill them. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Michael 'Mike' Latimer
Director:
Roy Boulting
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure
Star Cast:
Trevor Howard, Peter van Eyck, Jane Greer, Juan García
37. Red Skies of Montana (1952)
9
2
Red Skies of Montana
9
2

Red Skies of Montana is a drama film which portrays the hazardous work of the US Forest Service’s paratroop fire-fighters in Montana. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cliff Mason
Director:
Joseph M. Newman
Genres:
Romance, Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Charles Bronson, Warren Stevens, Jeffrey Hunter, Richard Boone
38. Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
12
2
Death of a Gunfighter
PG
12
2

Set in the turn of the nineteenth century Texas, Death of a Gunfighter is the story of a traditional Old West style lawman struggling to keep a firm grip over the town in defiance of the community leaders’ verdict that he should resign.

As:
Cast
Role:
Marshal Frank Patch
Director:
Don Siegel, Alan Smithee, Robert Totten
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Lena Horne, Kent Smith, David Opatoshu, Carroll O'Connor
39. Alvarez Kelly (1966)
12
2
Alvarez Kelly
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Tom Rossiter
Director:
Edward Dmytryk
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
William Holden, Scatman Crothers, Janice Rule, Patrick O'Neal
40. Saint Joan (1957)
9
2
Saint Joan
9
2

Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw, the movie tells the story of Joan of Arc. The French saint and heroine led the French army in many successful battles against the English until she was tragically betrayed and burnt at the stake for her connection to God.  

As:
Cast
Role:
The Dauphin, Charles VII
Director:
Otto Preminger
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
John Gielgud, Richard Todd, Jean Seberg, Felix Aylmer, Anton Walbrook
42. The Long Ships (1964)
15
2
The Long Ships
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rolfe
Director:
Jack Cardiff
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, History
Star Cast:
Sidney Poitier, Oskar Homolka, Rosanna Schiaffino, Russ Tamblyn
43. Destination Gobi (1953)
10
2
Destination Gobi
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
CPO Samuel T. McHale
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
War, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Darryl Hickman, Murvyn Vye, Don Taylor, Max Showalter
44. The Final Option (1982)
9
2
The Final Option
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Secretary of State
Director:
Ian Sharp
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Webber, Edward Woodward, Lewis Collins, Judy Davis
45. A Prize of Gold (1955)
8
2
A Prize of Gold
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sergeant Joe Lawrence
Director:
Mark Robson
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir, Crime
Star Cast:
Mai Zetterling, Nigel Patrick, George Cole, Donald Wolfit
46. Take the High Ground! (1953)
9
3
Take the High Ground!
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Thorne Ryan
Director:
Richard Brooks
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Karl Malden, Carleton Carpenter, Russ Tamblyn, Elaine Stewart
47. Rollercoaster (1977)
8
2
Rollercoaster
PG
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Hoyt
Director:
James Goldstone
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Helen Hunt, Henry Fonda, Harry Guardino, George Segal, Timothy Bottoms
49. Hell and High Water (1954)
9
2
Hell and High Water
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Adam Jones
Director:
Samuel Fuller
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Victor Francen, Cameron Mitchell, Gene Evans, Bella Darvi
50. The Moonshine War (1970)
8
2
The Moonshine War
GP
8
2

This crime drama film tells the story of a federal agent who attempts to make some money before the ban on alcohol is lifted. Therefore, he plans to steal the whiskey cache of his old army friend.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Emmett Taulbee
Director:
Richard Quine
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Alan Alda, Teri Garr, Patrick McGoohan, Will Geer, Teri Garr
51. The Secret Ways (1961)
9
2
The Secret Ways
9
2

The Secret Ways is an American thriller film which tells the story of an American adventurer Michael Reynolds, who is hired by an international espionage ring to smuggle a noted scholar and resistance leader, named Professor Jansci, out of Hungary.  He decides to see the professor’s daughter and persuades her to help him in his mission.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Michael Reynolds
Director:
Phil Karlson, Richard Widmark
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Adventure, History
Star Cast:
Walter Rilla, Sonja Ziemann, Charles Regnier, Senta Berger
52. The Tunnel of Love (1958)
8
2
The Tunnel of Love
8
2

Augie and Isolde Poole turn in an application to an adoption agency, after failing to have a baby. Unfortunately, misunderstandings alienate Estelle Novick, a representative of the agency and later a drugged Augie starts believing he has impregnated Estelle. Augie must prove his innocence and save his marriage. 

As:
Cast
Role:
August 'Augie' Poole
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Doris Day, Gig Young, Gia Scala, Elisabeth Fraser
53. Against All Odds (1984)
10
2
Against All Odds
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Taylor Hackford
Genres:
Crime, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Swoosie Kurtz, Rachel Ward, Jane Greer, Alex Karras
54. To the Devil a Daughter (1976)
9
2
To the Devil a Daughter
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
John Verney
Director:
Peter Sykes
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
Nastassja Kinski, Christopher Lee, Honor Blackman, Denholm Elliott, Michael Goodliffe
58. Hanky Panky (1982)
7
1
Hanky Panky
PG
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ransom
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Crime, Comedy, Mystery
Star Cast:
Gene Wilder, Kathleen Quinlan, Robert Prosky, Gilda Radner
59. Flight from Ashiya (1964)
8
1
Flight from Ashiya
8
1

Set in the 1960s, this film revolves around a flight crew’s mission to rescue the survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Japan, during a typhoon. 

As:
Cast
Role:
L:t. Col. Glenn Stevenson
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
Adventure, War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
George Chakiris, Yul Brynner, Paul Frees, Suzy Parker, Shirley Knight
60. A Talent for Loving (1969)
6
1
A Talent for Loving
R
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Major Patten
Director:
Richard Quine
Genres:
Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Chaim Topol, Cesar Romero, Geneviève Page, Topol, Fran Jeffries
62. Movie Madness (1982)
4
1
Movie Madness
R
4
1

A combination of three short segments, the spoof satirizes personal growth movies, soap operas, and other popular genres. The first segment, Growing Yourself ,satirizes family movies, the second, Success Wanters focuses on movies showing women looking for success and the third, Municipalians mocks law and order dramas.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Bob Giraldi, Henry Jaglom
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:

TV Movie(s)

2. Mr. Horn (1979)
11
2
Mr. Horn
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Al Sieber
Director:
Jack Starrett
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
David Carradine, Karen Black, Richard Masur, Clay Tanner
3. A Whale for the Killing (1981)
9
2
A Whale for the Killing
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard T. Heffron
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Strauss, Kathryn Walker, Bruce McGill, Ken James
4. The Last Day (1975)
11
2
The Last Day
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Will Spence
Director:
Vincent McEveety
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Tom Skerritt, Richard Jaeckel, Barbara Rush, Robert Conrad
5. All God's Children (1980)
9
3
All God's Children
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Judge Parke Denison
Director:
Jerry Thorpe
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Mariclare Costello, Ned Beatty
6. Brock's Last Case (1973)
8
2
Brock's Last Case
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lieutenant Max Brock
Director:
David Lowell Rich
Genres:
Mystery
Star Cast:
Pat Morita, Henry Beckman, Beth Brickell, Henry Darrow
8. A Gathering of Old Men (1987)
10
2
A Gathering of Old Men
PG
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff Mapes
Director:
Volker Schlöndorff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Holly Hunter, Louis Gossett Jr., Joe Seneca, Will Patton
9. Blackout (1985)
8
2
Blackout
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Steiner
Director:
Douglas Hickox
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Crime, Horror
Star Cast:
Gerald Hiken, Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Beck
10. Cold Sassy Tree (1989)
9
2
Cold Sassy Tree
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Enoch Rucker Blakeslee
Director:
Joan Tewkesbury
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Neil Patrick Harris, Faye Dunaway, Frances Fisher, Jay O. Sanders, John M. Jackson
11. Once Upon a Texas Train (1988)
9
1
Once Upon a Texas Train
PG
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Owen Hayes
Director:
Burt Kennedy
Genres:
Action, Romance, Western, Comedy
Star Cast:
Shaun Cassidy, Angie Dickinson, Willie Nelson, Chuck Connors, Ken Curtis

TV Shows and Videos

Madigan (1972)
Madigan
As:
Cast
Role:
Sgt. Dan Madigan (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Durning, Rossano Brazzi, George Cole, Peter Vaughan, Fiona Lewis

Richard Widmark Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Kiss of Death Most Promising Newcomer - Male 1948