Best James Best movies

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Best James Best movies
We present our ranking of the best James Best movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about James Best.

TOP 15:

The Killer Shrews

The Killer Shrews
James Best as: Thorne Sherman
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1959
Trapped on a remote island by a hurricane, a group discover a doctor has been experimenting on creating half sized humans. Unfortunately, his experiments have also created giant shrews, who when they have run out of small animals to eat, turn on the humans....

TOP 14:

The Sweeter Side of Life

The Sweeter Side of Life
James Best as: Paddy Kerrigan
Genre: TV Movie, Comedy
Release: 2013
Pampered Manhattan housewife Desiree Harper has it all. That is until her husband unexpectedly dumps her for his acupuncturist. Faced with an airtight prenup, Desiree reluctantly lands a job making cupcakes at her father's bakery in Flemington, NJ. She soon discovers there's more to life than 5th Avenue and true love can be even sweeter in small town America.


TOP 13:

Moondance Alexander

Moondance Alexander
James Best as: McClancy
Genre: Drama, Family
Release: 2007
The curiously named, Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance returns the horse to his rightful owner, the gruff and mysterious Dante Longpre, she is convinced that Checkers is a champion jumper in disguise and is determined to help him realize his full potential. Moondance manages to talk Dante into training her and Checkers for the Bow Valley Classic and despite the criticism of her peers; discovers that perseverance, loyalty and individuality can land you in the winner's circle.

TOP 12:

Firecreek

Firecreek
James Best as: Drew
Genre: Western
Release: 1968
A peace-loving, part-time sheriff in the small town of Firecreek must take a stand when a gang of vicious outlaws takes over his town.

TOP 11:

The Left Handed Gun

The Left Handed Gun
James Best as: Tom Folliard
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Release: 1958
When a crooked sheriff murder his employer, William "Billy the Kid" Bonney decides to avenge the death by killing the man responsible, throwing the lives of everyone around him into turmoil, and endangering the General Amnesty set up by Governor Wallace to bring peace to the New Mexico Territory.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Denver Pyle movies?


TOP 10:

Hooper

Hooper
James Best as: Cully
Genre: Action, Comedy
Release: 1978
Legendary stunt man, Sonny Hooper remains one of the top men in his field, but due to too many stressful impacts to the spine and the need to pop pain killers several times a day, he knows he should get out of the industry before he ends up permanently disabled.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sally Field movies?

TOP 9:

Ride Lonesome

Ride Lonesome
James Best as: Billy John
Genre: Action, Western
Release: 1959
A wanted murderer, Billy John, is captured by Ben Brigade, a bounty hunter, who intends to take him to Santa Cruz to be hanged. Brigade stops at a staging post, where he saves the manager's wife from an Indian attack, and enlists the help of two outlaws to continue his journey more safely.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lee Van Cleef movies?

TOP 8:

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
James Best as: Charlie - Radar Man
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1953
An atomic bomb test in the Arctic Circle unfreezes a hibernating fictional dinosaur, a Rhedosaurus, that begins to wreak havoc in New York City.


TOP 7:

Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder
James Best as: Texan
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1977
A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane survives and becomes obsessed with getting revenge. Aided by his loyal friend Johnny Vohden, Rane, now wielding a hook for a hand, sets out on his mission of vengeance.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sharon Stone movies?

TOP 6:

Shock Corridor

Shock Corridor
James Best as: Stuart
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Release: 1963
Determined to pull in the Pulitzer Prize, reporter Johnny Barrett will go to any length necessary to win the coveted award. When he learns of an unsolved murder committed at a mental institution, Barrett devises a scheme to solve it and earn himself recognition. With the assistance of a psychiatrist and his girlfriend, Barrett convinces the doctors at the institution to commit him. Once inside, he begins his investigation -- and gradually loses his mind.

TOP 5:

Shenandoah

Shenandoah
James Best as: Carter, Rebel Soldier
Genre: Western, War
Release: 1965
Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Katharine Ross movies?


TOP 4:

The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny
James Best as: Lt. JG Jorgensen
Genre: War
Release: 1954
When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

TOP 3:

Sounder

Sounder
James Best as: Sheriff Charlie Young
Genre: Drama
Release: 1972
The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. The trip becomes something of an odyssey for the boy. During the journey he stays a little while with a dedicated Black schoolteacher.

TOP 2:

Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet
James Best as: Crewman (uncredited)
Genre: Science Fiction
Release: 1956
Starship C57D travels to planet Altair 4 in search of the crew of spaceship "Bellerophon," a scientific expedition that has been missing for 20 years, only to find themselves unwelcome by the expedition's lone survivor and warned of destruction by an invisible force if they don't turn back immediately.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Leslie Nielsen movies?

TOP 1:

Winchester '73

Winchester '73
James Best as: Crater
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Release: 1950
Lin McAdam rides into town on the trail of Dutch Henry Brown, only to find himself in a shooting competition against him. McAdam wins the prize, a one-in-a-thousand Winchester rifle, but Dutch steals it and leaves town. McAdam follows, intent on settling his old quarrel, while the rifle keeps changing hands and touching a number of lives.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shelley Winters movies?



If you like the best James Best movies, then you will also like the best Lee Van Cleef movies, where many of their films coincide.