Best Ed Lauter movies

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Best Ed Lauter movies
If you love cinema, you will share this ranking of the best Ed Lauter movies, although you may have ordered them differently. In any case, we hope you love it and with a little luck discovering a movie that you still don't know about Ed Lauter.

TOP 25:
King Kong
King Kong
Ed Lauter as: Carnahan
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Release: 1976
In this remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape, an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jamie Bell movies?

TOP 24:
Camille
Camille
Ed Lauter as: Sheriff Steiner
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2008
A twisted honeymoon adventure about a young couple on their way to Niagara Falls.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Carradine movies?


TOP 23:
Youngblood
Youngblood
Ed Lauter as: Murray Chadwick
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1986
A skilled young hockey prospect hoping to attract the attention of professional scouts is pressured to show that he can fight if challenged during his stay in a Canadian minor hockey town. His on-ice activities are complicated by his relationship with the coach's daughter.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patrick Swayze movies?

TOP 22:
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Ed Lauter as: John Hanafin
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2006
The fastest man on four wheels, Ricky Bobby is one of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history. A big, hairy American winning machine, Ricky has everything a dimwitted daredevil could want, a luxurious mansion, a smokin' hot wife and all the fast food he can eat. But Ricky's turbo-charged lifestyle hits an unexpected speed bump when he's bested by flamboyant Euro-idiot Jean Girard and reduced to a fear-ridden wreck.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Rob Riggle movies?

TOP 21:
Fat Man and Little Boy
Fat Man and Little Boy
Ed Lauter as: Whitney Ashbridge
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release: 1989
This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bonnie Bedelia movies?


TOP 20:
Seraphim Falls
Seraphim Falls
Ed Lauter as: Parsons
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Release: 2006
The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and arid deserts, far from the comforts and codes of civilisation, into the bloodiest recesses of their own souls.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Boots Southerland movies?

TOP 19:
Bad Company
Bad Company
Ed Lauter as: Orin
Genre: Drama, Western
Release: 1972
After Drew Dixon, an upright young man, is sent west by his religious family to avoid being drafted into the Civil War, he drifts across the land with a loose confederation of young vagrants.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charlie Day movies?

TOP 18:
Death Hunt
Death Hunt
Ed Lauter as: Hazel
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Release: 1981
Yukon Territory, Canada, November 1931. Albert Johnson, a trapper who lives alone in the mountains, buys a dog almost dead after a brutal dogfight, a good deed that will put him in trouble.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charles Bronson movies?


TOP 17:
The Rocketeer
The Rocketeer
Ed Lauter as: Fitch
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Family
Release: 1991
Young pilot Cliff Secord stumbles on a top secret rocket-pack and with the help of his mechanic/mentor, he attempts to save his girl and stop the Nazis as 'The Rocketeer'.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Melora Hardin movies?

TOP 16:
The Number 23
The Number 23
Ed Lauter as: Father Sebastian
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2007
Walter Sparrow is an animal control officer that becomes obsessed with a mysterious book that seems to be based on his own life. As soon as he opens the book, he notices strange parallels between what he reads and what he's experienced. But now he's worried that a fictional murder might materialize.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Virginia Madsen movies?

TOP 15:

School Ties

School Ties
Ed Lauter as: Alan Greene
Genre: Drama
Release: 1992
When David Greene receives a football scholarship to a prestigious prep school in the 1950s, he feels pressure to hide the fact that he is Jewish from his classmates and teachers, fearing that they may be anti-Semitic. He quickly becomes the big man on campus thanks to his football skills, but when his Jewish background is discovered, his worst fears are realized and his friends turn on him with violent threats and public ridicule.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Brendan Fraser movies?


TOP 14:

The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard
Ed Lauter as: Duane
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2005
Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game 'fixed' to turn out quite another way.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best William Fichtner movies?

TOP 13:

Breakheart Pass

Breakheart Pass
Ed Lauter as: Major Claremont
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Western
Release: 1975
At the height of the frontier era, a train races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote army post. But one by one the passengers are being murdered, and their only hope is the mysterious John Deakin, who's being transported to face trial for murder.

TOP 12:

Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve
Ed Lauter as: Max
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2012
Slowed by age and failing eyesight, crack baseball scout Gus Lobel takes his grown daughter along as he checks out the final prospect of his career. Along the way, the two renew their bond, and she catches the eye of a young player-turned-scout.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Justin Timberlake movies?

TOP 11:

The New Centurions

The New Centurions
Ed Lauter as: Galloway
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 1972
An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.


TOP 10:

Real Genius

Real Genius
Ed Lauter as: David Decker
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction, Romance
Release: 1985
Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun.

TOP 9:

The Longest Yard

The Longest Yard
Ed Lauter as: Captain Knauer
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Release: 1974
In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' semi-pro football team to a national championship.

TOP 8:

Family Plot

Family Plot
Ed Lauter as: Maloney
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1976
Spiritualist Blanche Tyler is asked to locate a missing heir, whom she pursues with her cab driver boyfriend George Lumley, an unemployed actor. The man they seek, Arthur Adamson, is posing as a legitimate jeweler while kidnapping wealthy people for a ransom in diamonds, and is assisted by his girlfriend, Fran.

TOP 7:

French Connection II

French Connection II
Ed Lauter as: General Brian
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1975
"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseilles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.

TOP 6:

Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July
Ed Lauter as: Legion Commander
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 1989
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.


TOP 5:

Thirteen Days

Thirteen Days
Ed Lauter as: Gen. Marshall Carter
Genre: Thriller
Release: 2000
The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of Cuba.

TOP 4:

Magic

Magic
Ed Lauter as: Duke
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Release: 1978
A ventriloquist is at the mercy of his vicious dummy while he tries to renew a romance with his high school sweetheart.

TOP 3:

Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas
Ed Lauter as: Mobster 3
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1995
Ben Sanderson, an alcoholic Hollywood screenwriter who lost everything because of his drinking, arrives in Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and forms an uneasy friendship and non-interference pact with prostitute Sera.

TOP 2:

The Artist

The Artist
Ed Lauter as: Peppy's Butler
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Release: 2011
Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.

TOP 1:

True Romance

True Romance
Ed Lauter as: Police Captain Quiggle
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Release: 1993
Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.



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