Best James Coburn movies

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Best James Coburn movies
We present our ranking of the best James Coburn 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 Coburn.

TOP 25:
Bite the Bullet
Bite the Bullet
James Coburn as: Luke Matthews
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Release: 1975
At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, Sam Clayton and Luke Matthews. All those individualists will learn to respect each other.

TOP 24:
In Like Flint
In Like Flint
James Coburn as: Derek Flint
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Release: 1967
Flint is again called out of retirement when his old boss finds that he seems to have missed 90 seconds while golfing with the president. Flint finds that the president has been replaced by an actor (Flint's line [with a wistful look] is "An Actor as President?") Flint finds that a group of women have banded together to take over the world through subliminal brainwashing in beauty salons they own.


TOP 23:
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die
A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die
Original Title: Una ragione per vivere e una per morire
James Coburn as: Colonel Pembroke
Genre: Western
Release: 1972
A dishonored Union Army officer (James Coburn) leads a group of convicts to retake Fort Holman from the Confederate Army.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bud Spencer movies?

TOP 22:
Ride Lonesome
Ride Lonesome
James Coburn as: Whitt
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.

TOP 21:
Major Dundee
Major Dundee
James Coburn as: Samuel Potts
Genre: Western, War
Release: 1965
During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charlton Heston movies?


TOP 20:
Young Guns II
Young Guns II
James Coburn as: John Simpson Chisum
Genre: Adventure, Western
Release: 1990
Three of the original five "young guns" — Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) — return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his race to safety in Old Mexico while being trailed by a group of government agents led by Pat Garrett.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bradley Whitford movies?

TOP 19:
Midway
Midway
James Coburn as: Capt. Vinton Maddox
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Release: 1976
This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best David Hewlett movies?

TOP 18:
Hard Times
Hard Times
James Coburn as: Spencer 'Speed' Weed
Genre: Drama
Release: 1975
In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charles Bronson movies?


TOP 17:
Our Man Flint
Our Man Flint
James Coburn as: Derek Flint
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction
Release: 1966
When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, Intelligence Chief Cramden calls in top agent Derek Flint.

TOP 16:
Payback
Payback
James Coburn as: Justin Fairfax
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Release: 1999
With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bill Duke movies?

TOP 15:

Hell Is for Heroes

Hell Is for Heroes
James Coburn as: Cpl. Henshaw
Genre: Action, War
Release: 1962
World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While most of the men withdraw from their positions facing a German pillbox at the far side of a mine-field, half a dozen men are left to protect a wide front. By various ruses, they manage to convince the Germans that a large force is still holding the position. Then Reese leads two of the men in an unauthorized and unsuccessful attack on the pillbox, in which the other two are killed; and when the main platoon returns, he is threatened with court-martial. Rather that face the disgrace, and in an attempt to show he was right, he makes a one-man attack on the pillbox.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Steve McQueen movies?


TOP 14:

Maverick

Maverick
James Coburn as: Commodore Duvall
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Western
Release: 1994
Maverick is a gambler who would rather con someone than fight them, and needs an additional three thousand dollars in order to enter a winner-takes-all poker game that begins in a few days, so he joins forces with a woman gambler with a marvellous southern accent, and the two try and enter the game.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dan Hedaya movies?

TOP 13:

Cross of Iron

Cross of Iron
James Coburn as: Unteroffizier / Feldwebel Rolf Steiner
Genre: Drama, Action, History, War
Release: 1977
It is 1943, and the German army—ravaged and demoralised—is hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of the madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is the only man who believes that the Third Reich is still vastly superior to the Russian army. However, within his pompous persona lies a quivering coward who longs for the Iron Cross so that he can return to Berlin a hero. Steiner, on the other hand is cynical, defiantly non-conformist and more concerned with the safety of his own men rather than the horde of military decorations offered to him by his superiors.

TOP 12:

The Americanization of Emily

The Americanization of Emily
James Coburn as: Lt. Cmdr. Paul 'Bus' Cummings
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1964
During the build-up to D-Day in 1944, the British found their island hosting many thousands of American soldiers who were "oversexed, overpaid, and over here". That's Charlie Madison exactly; he knows all the angles to make life as smooth and risk-free as possible for himself. But things become complicated when he falls for an English woman, and his commanding officer's nervous breakdown leads to Charlie being sent on a senseless and dangerous mission.

TOP 11:

The Muppet Movie

The Muppet Movie
James Coburn as: El Sleezo Cafe Owner
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Music, Family
Release: 1979
A Hollywood agent persuades Kermit the Frog to pursue a career in Hollywood. On his way there he meets his future muppet crew while being chased by the desperate owner of a frog-leg restaurant!
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Cloris Leachman movies?


TOP 10:

The Last of Sheila

The Last of Sheila
James Coburn as: Clinton Green
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1973
A year after Sheila is killed in a hit-and-run, her multimillionaire husband invites a group of friends to spend a week on his yacht playing a scavenger hunt-style mystery game. The game turns out to be all too real and all too deadly.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ian McShane movies?

TOP 9:

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
James Coburn as: Sheriff Pat Garrett
Genre: Western
Release: 1973
An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

TOP 8:

The Player

The Player
James Coburn as: James Coburn
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1992
A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lily Tomlin movies?

TOP 7:

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven
James Coburn as: Britt
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Release: 1960
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Gary Busey movies?

TOP 6:

Charade

Charade
James Coburn as: Tex Panthollow
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1963
After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World War II cronies, Tex, Scobie and Gideon, who are after a quarter of a million dollars the quartet stole while behind enemy lines. But why does Peter keep changing his name?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Cary Grant movies?


TOP 5:

I Am Bruce Lee

I Am Bruce Lee
James Coburn as: Self (archive footage)
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2012
Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this documentary will reveal why Bruce Lee's flame burns brighter now than the day he died over three decades ago. The greatest martial artists, athletes, actors, directors, and producers in the entertainment business today will share their feelings about the one who started it all. We will interview the people whose lives, careers, and belief systems were forever altered by the legendary "Father of Martial Arts Cinema". Rarely seen archival footage and classic photos will punctuate the personal testimonials. Prepare to be inspired.

TOP 4:

Duck, You Sucker

Duck, You Sucker
Original Title: Giù la testa
James Coburn as: John H. Mallory
Genre: Western
Release: 1971
At the beginning of the 1913 Mexican Revolution, greedy bandit Juan Miranda and idealist John H. Mallory, an Irish Republican Army explosives expert on the lam from the British, fall in with a band of revolutionaries plotting to strike a national bank. When it turns out that the government has been using the bank as a hiding place for illegally detained political prisoners -- who are freed by the blast -- Miranda becomes a revolutionary hero against his will.

TOP 3:

Monsters, Inc.

Monsters, Inc.
James Coburn as: Henry J. Waternoose III (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Release: 2001
James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski are monsters, they earn their living scaring children and are the best in the business... even though they're more afraid of the children than they are of them. When a child accidentally enters their world, James and Mike suddenly find that kids are not to be afraid of and they uncover a conspiracy that could threaten all children across the world.

TOP 2:

The Great Escape

The Great Escape
James Coburn as: Flying Officer Louis Sedgwick "The Manufacturer"
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Release: 1963
The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

TOP 1:

Bruce Lee: The Legend

Bruce Lee: The Legend
James Coburn as: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 1984
The Official Golden Harvest tribute to the Master of the Martial Arts Film, Bruce Lee.



If you like the best James Coburn movies, then you will also like the best Steve McQueen movies, where many of their films coincide.