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List of Steven McQueen Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Great Escape (1963)
29
2
The Great Escape
29
2

Frustrated with escape attempts, the German army moves a large group of Allied prisoners of war to a high-security POW camp. The film portrays a fictional account of how over 200 prisoners, led by RAF Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett, dug a deep, long tunnel to execute an even greater mass escape plan to further harass the enemy.

Role:
Hilts 'The Cooler King'
Directed By:
John Sturges
2. Papillon (1973)
26
3
Papillon
R
26
3

Henri is sent to prison after being wrongfully convicted of murdering a pimp. He faces the harsh prison life and its brutal conditions as well as solitary confinement, and eventually decides to make a daring escape attempt.  

Role:
Henri 'Papillon' Charriere
Starring:
Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe, Victor Jory
Directed By:
Franklin J. Schaffner
3. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
22
3
The Magnificent Seven
TV-PG
22
3

After repeated terrorizing attacks from pillaging bandits led by Calvera, farmers of an oppressed Mexican village hire seven master gunmen to defend their village. The gunslingers train the villagers and help them fight off the goons. The next time, Calvera’s men capture and drive the gunmen away. The seven men decide not to run off, but to return and confront the outlaws. 

Role:
Vin Tanner
Starring:
Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz
Directed By:
John Sturges
4. The Sand Pebbles (1966)
23
4
The Sand Pebbles
23
4

The Sand Pebbles is a war adventure film which revolves around Jake Holman, an American naval engineer in a war-torn China, whose life turns upside down when he is framed for the murder of a friend. He needs to not only prove his innocence, but also save the lives of a few American missionaries.

Role:
Jake Holman
Starring:
Gavin MacLeod, Gus Trikonis, Mako Iwamatsu, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen, Steve McQueen, Richard Crenna
Directed By:
Robert Wise
5. Bullitt (1968)
22
3
Bullitt
M/PG
22
3

Walter Chalmers is a senator who wants to take down Pete Ross, a mob boss, with the help of a testimony from Johnny, Ross's brother, who is in protective custody. However, things get quite complicated when a pair of mob hitmen enters the scene.

Role:
Bullitt
Starring:
Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Duvall, Simon Oakland, Robert Vaughn, Norman Fell, Steve McQueen
Directed By:
Peter Yates
6. The Getaway (1972)
21
4
The Getaway
PG
21
4

Carter McCoy, a genius mastermind robber, is serving a ten year sentence for armed robbery. He is denied parole after four years. However, upon his request, his wife makes a deal with a corrupt businessman who uses his influence to get him parole. But he puts a condition that McCoy must partake in a bank robbery with two of his henchman.   

Role:
Doc McCoy
Starring:
Slim Pickens, Steve McQueen, Ben Johnson, Ali MacGraw, Sally Struthers
Directed By:
Sam Peckinpah
7. The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
23
3
The Cincinnati Kid
TV-14
23
3

Eric Stoner is a young poker player who is also known as the Cincinnati Kid. Since he wants to establish his reputation as the best, he eventually finds himself playing against Lancey Howard, an older player who is considered to be among the best players worldwide.

Role:
The Cincinnati Kid
Starring:
Edward G. Robinson, Ann-Margret, Steve McQueen, Karl Malden, Tuesday Weld
Directed By:
Norman Jewison
8. On Any Sunday (1971)
15
8
On Any Sunday
G
15
8
Role:
Steve
Starring:
Steve McQueen, Bruce Brown, David Evans, Mert Lawwill, Malcolm Smith
Directed By:
Bruce Brown
9. Love with the Proper Stranger (1963)
17
5
Love with the Proper Stranger
17
5
Role:
Rocky Papasano
Starring:
Natalie Wood, Tom Bosley, John Aniston, Steve McQueen, Edie Adams, Herschel Bernardi, Anne Hegira
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan
10. Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
23
3
Hell Is for Heroes
23
3

Hell is For Heroes is a war drama film which takes us to the time of the Second World War, and revolves around a small squad of Allied Forces soldiers, who need to hold off a German attack. Although they are only a few in number, they try to convince the Germans that a large force is holding the position.

Role:
Reese
Starring:
Bob Newhart, Bobby Darin, James Coburn, Harry Guardino, Steve McQueen, Fess Parker
Directed By:
Don Siegel
11. The Towering Inferno (1974)
24
3
The Towering Inferno
PG
24
3

A massive fire breaks out during the opening ceremony of the world’s biggest skyscraper, and it threatens to destroy not only the tower but also everyone inside. The city’s rescue teams try their best to fight the fire and save the people trapped inside. 

Role:
Chief O'Hallorhan
Starring:
Richard Chamberlain, Mike Lookinland, William Holden, O. J. Simpson, Robert Wagner, Fred Astaire, Paul Newman
Directed By:
John Guillermin
12. The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
22
3
The Thomas Crown Affair
TV-14
22
3

Thomas Crown is a bored millionaire who executes a brilliant bank heist without having to do any of the work himself. He soon finds himself matching wits against a beautiful insurance investigator named Vicki Anderson, who is from the bank’s insurance company. In order to understand Vicki’s agenda, he devises another robbery, similar to his first, although he is not sure if he will be able to get away a second time.

Role:
Thomas Crown
Starring:
Faye Dunaway, Steve McQueen, Paul Burke, Jack Weston, Biff McGuire
Directed By:
Norman Jewison
13. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
16
8
Somebody Up There Likes Me
16
8

Rocky Graziano, who had a difficult childhood, makes a career in crime. He frequently run in prisons and detention centres, and there too he is unruly. Once out, he takes up boxing to earn quick money. He quickly realises his potential in the ring and fights odds to become a champion.

Starring:
Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Sal Mineo, Robert Duvall, Harold J. Stone, Eileen Heckart, Everett Sloane
Directed By:
Robert Wise
14. An Enemy of the People (1978)
19
4
An Enemy of the People
G
19
4

Thomas Stockmann is a doctor and amateur scientist who lives in a small town in Norway. The town receives a lot of tourists due to its nearby springs, which have therapeutic healing powers. However, Stockmann discovers that they are being polluted by waste from the tannery of the town, and decides to take steps to stop this contamination.

Role:
Dr. Thomas Stockmann
Starring:
Charles Durning, Steve McQueen, Bibi Andersson, Richard Dysart, Michael Cristofer
Directed By:
George Schaefer
15. Tom Horn (1980)
22
4
Tom Horn
R
22
4
Role:
Tom Horn
Starring:
Linda Evans, Slim Pickens, Steve McQueen, Billy Green Bush, Richard Farnsworth
Directed By:
William Wiard
16. Le Mans (1971)
19
3
Le Mans
G
19
3

Filmed in France in 1970, at the 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans that takes place annually, the fast-paced story revolves around Michael Delaney, a Porche driver who is yet to overcome the memory of an accident that took place at the same event, previous year, when a competing driver lost his life. Not just this, Delaney also finds himself infatuated to Elga Andersen, the man's widow. The story also gives a glimpse of the race-long rivalry of Delaney with Erich, his Ferrari-driving archnemesis.

Role:
Michael Delaney
Starring:
Steve McQueen, Ronald Leigh-Hunt, Elga Andersen, Siegfried Rauch, Fred Haltiner
Directed By:
Lee H. Katzin
17. Nevada Smith (1966)
18
7
Nevada Smith
TV-14
18
7

In the American West during the 1890s, a young man named Max Sand witnesses his parents being brutally murdered by outlaws. He vows to track down and kill the entire gang of men. On his quest, he meets a gunsmith named Jonas, who teaches him to shoot. Although Jonas tries to convince him to give up his vendetta, Max begins to track down the killers one by one.

Role:
Nevada Smith
Starring:
Martin Landau, Steve McQueen, Arthur Kennedy, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Suzanne Pleshette
Directed By:
Henry Hathaway
18. The Reivers (1969)
19
4
The Reivers
PG-13
19
4

At the turn of the 20th century in Mississippi, Lucius McCaslin, an 11-year old boy embarks on a journey that will stay with him forever. His grandfather, Boss, buys a car and Boon, a local handyman, is hell-bent on getting behind the wheels. As soon as Boss goes out of town on a trip, Boon approaches pliable Lucius and takes him on a road trip along with Ned. While on the road  that not only face the hazards of driving but also a surge of guilt.

Role:
Boon Hogganbeck
Starring:
Diane Ladd, Steve McQueen, Michael Constantine, Ruth White, Sharon Farrell
Directed By:
Mark Rydell
19. The War Lover (1962)
21
4
The War Lover
21
4
Role:
'Buzz' / Buzz Rickson
Starring:
Michael Crawford, Robert Wagner, Steve McQueen, Shirley Anne Field, Gary Cockrell
Directed By:
Philip Leacock
20. Junior Bonner (1972)
17
4
Junior Bonner
PG
17
4
Role:
Junior 'JR' Bonner
Starring:
Steve McQueen, Ida Lupino, Robert Preston, Ben Johnson, Joe Don Baker
Directed By:
Sam Peckinpah
21. The Hunter (1980)
21
4
The Hunter
PG
21
4
Role:
Papa Thorson
Starring:
Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Ben Johnson, Kevin Hagen, LeVar Burton
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik
22. Soldier in the Rain (1963)
12
5
Soldier in the Rain
12
5
Role:
Sgt. Eustis Clay
Starring:
Jackie Gleason, Adam West, Steve McQueen, Tuesday Weld, Tony Bill
Directed By:
Ralph Nelson
23. The Blob (1958)
16
2
The Blob
16
2

The Blob is a science fiction horror film which tells the story of a young teen, who discovers that a monster has arrived in his town from outer space, that consumes everything in its path, as it continues to grow and grow.  

Role:
Steve Andrews (as Steven McQueen)
Starring:
Steve McQueen, Olin Howland, Aneta Corsaut, Earl Rowe, Stephen Chase
Directed By:
Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr., Russell S. Doughten Jr.
24. Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
15
5
Baby the Rain Must Fall
15
5
Role:
Henry Thomas
Starring:
Lee Remick, Steve McQueen, Paul Fix, Josephine Hutchinson, Don Murray
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan
25. Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans (2015)
12
6
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans
TV-MA
12
6
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Roman Polanski, Sharon Tate, Steve McQueen, Neile Adams, Chad McQueen
Directed By:
Gabriel Clarke, John McKenna
26. The Honeymoon Machine (1961)
12
6
The Honeymoon Machine
12
6
Role:
Lt. Ferguson 'Fergie' Howard
Starring:
Steve McQueen, Dean Jagger, Jim Hutton, Paula Prentiss, Brigid Bazlen
Directed By:
Richard Thorpe
27. The St. Louis Bank Robbery (1959)
15
5
The St. Louis Bank Robbery
15
5
Role:
George Fowler
Starring:
Steve McQueen, Crahan Denton, David Clarke, James Dukas, Molly McCarthy
Directed By:
Charles Guggenheim, John Stix
28. Never So Few (1959)
14
5
Never So Few
14
5
Role:
Bill Ringa
Starring:
Frank Sinatra, Gina Lollobrigida, George Takei, Charles Bronson, Mako Iwamatsu, Peter Lawford, Steve McQueen
Directed By:
John Sturges
29. Girl on the Run (1953)
10
4
Girl on the Run
10
4

Bill Martin is a newspaper reporter who is assigned to investigate a crime ring that is working out of a carnival. However, things get complicated when Martin’s boss is killed and Martin is framed for the murder. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Janet goes undercover to find out more about the gangster’s criminal activities.

Starring:
Steve McQueen, Frank Albertson, Harry Bannister, Richard Coogan, Rosemary Pettit
Directed By:
Arthur J. Beckhard, Joseph Lee
30. Never Love a Stranger (1958)
11
4
Never Love a Stranger
11
4

Never Love a Stranger is a romantic drama crime film which tells the story of an orphan who was raised in the Catholic faith, in an orphanage. He soon gets romantically involved with the maid of his Jewish friend. He comes to know that he is Jewish as well. However, when he learns that due to this, he will be removed from the orphanage, he decides to run away and turns to a life of crime.  

Role:
Martin Cabell
Starring:
John Drew Barrymore, Steve McQueen, Robert Bray, Lita Milan, Salem Ludwig
Directed By:
Robert Stevens
31. Dixie Dynamite (1976)
9
4
Dixie Dynamite
PG
9
4

Dixie Dynamite is an action drama film which tells the story of an illegal liquor seller, who is shot dead by a sheriff’s deputy, after the sheriff decides to double-cross him. His daughters decide to take over the family business, and avenge his death.

Starring:
Steve McQueen, Stanley Adams, Warren Oates, Christopher George, Jane Anne Johnstone
Directed By:
Lee Frost
32. I Am Steve McQueen (2014)
15
3
I Am Steve McQueen
15
3
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Kristin Kreuk, Robert Downey Jr., Pierce Brosnan, Steve McQueen, Zoë Bell
Directed By:
Jeff Renfroe

TV Shows and Videos

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955)
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
TV-14
Starring:
Wayne Rogers, Leslie Nielsen, Mel Blanc, Clint Eastwood, Robert Redford, Werner Klemperer, Sydney Pollack
Directed By:
Robert Stevens, Paul Henreid, Herschel Daugherty, Norman Lloyd, Alfred Hitchcock
Trackdown (1957)
Trackdown
Starring:
Michael Landon, Rita Moreno, James Coburn, Lee Van Cleef, Steve McQueen
The 20th Century-Fox Hour (1955)
The 20th Century-Fox Hour
Starring:
Alexis Smith, Claude Akins, Joan Fontaine, Merle Oberon, Elsa Lanchester, Raymond Burr, Bette Davis
Directed By:
Lewis Allen, Jules Bricken, Albert S. Rogell, Robert Stevenson, Ted Post
The United States Steel Hour (1953)
The United States Steel Hour
Starring:
Telly Savalas, Carol Burnett, Lee Marvin, James Dean, William Shatner, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price
Directed By:
Alex Segal, Paul Bogart, Tom Donovan, Daniel Petrie, Bruce Minnix
Armstrong Circle Theatre (1950)
Armstrong Circle Theatre
Starring:
Gena Rowlands, Anthony Perkins, Walter Matthau, Charles Grodin, Jack Klugman, Cloris Leachman, Inger Stevens
Directed By:
William Corrigan, Paul Bogart, Ted Post, Garry Simpson, James Sheldon
Matinee Theatre (1955)
Matinee Theatre
Starring:
Roger Moore, Jack Nicholson, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Bea Benaderet, Elinor Donahue, Mary Wickes, Elaine Stritch
Directed By:
Lamont Johnson, Walter Grauman, Boris Sagal, Allan A. Buckhantz, Sherman Marks
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1958)
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Role:
Josh Randall (94 episodes, 1958-1961)
Starring:
Mary Tyler Moore, John Carradine, Cloris Leachman, Martin Landau, James Coburn, Michael Landon, Claude Akins
Directed By:
Harry Harris, Don McDougall, Richard Donner, Murray Golden, Thomas Carr
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1951)
Goodyear Television Playhouse
Starring:
Jack Lord, Don Ameche, Joanne Woodward, Jessica Tandy, Rod Steiger, Eva Gabor, Jason Robards
Directed By:
Paul Stanley, Robert Mulligan, Jack Smight, Herbert Hirschman, Delbert Mann
Tales of Wells Fargo (1957)
Tales of Wells Fargo
Starring:
Leonard Nimoy, Buddy Ebsen, George Harris Kennedy, Jr, Eddie Albert, James Franciscus, Tina Louise, Denver Pyle
Directed By:
Earl Bellamy, Sidney Salkow, R.G. Springsteen, William Witney, Lewis R. Foster
Studio One (1948)
Studio One
Starring:
Elizabeth Montgomery, Charlton Heston, Abe Vigoda, Jerry Stiller, Anne Bancroft, Warren Beatty, Grace Kelly
Directed By:
Paul Nickell, Franklin J. Schaffner, Tom Donovan, Allen Reisner, Robert Mulligan
West Point (1956)
West Point
Starring:
Larry Hagman, Barbara Eden, Leonard Nimoy, Clint Eastwood, Donald May
Directed By:
James Sheldon, Leon Benson, Eddie Davis, Norman Foster, Don Weis
The Big Story (1949)
The Big Story
Starring:
Diane Ladd, Jerry Stiller, Jack Klugman, Leslie Nielsen, Jason Robards, James Dean, Martin Landau
Directed By:
Lawrence Doheny, Robert Gordon, David Lowell Rich, Stuart Rosenberg, Leonard Valenta
Climax! (1954)
Climax!
Starring:
Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lorre, Hume Cronyn, Lorne Greene, Red Skelton, Rory Calhoun, Art Carney
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik, Allen Reisner, John Frankenheimer, Paul Nickell, Jack Smight
Playwrights '56 (1955)
Playwrights '56
Starring:
James Whitmore, Jane Wyatt, Lillian Gish, Lee Grant, John Forsythe, Alice Ghostley, Dina Merrill
Directed By:
Delbert Mann, Vincent J. Donehue, Arthur Penn

Steven McQueen Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Winner World Film Favorite - Male 1970
Winner World Film Favorite - Male 1967