Best John Saxon movies

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Best John Saxon movies
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TOP 40:
Blood Beach
Blood Beach
John Saxon as: Captain Pearson
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1980
Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? And is there any chance of it reproducing? Meanwhile, David Huffman and Mariana Hill are once-almost-married old friends, reunited over the death of her mother on the beach, and searching for clues in the abandoned buildings where they used to play when they were young.

TOP 39:
Blood Beach
Blood Beach
John Saxon as: Captain Pearson
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1980
Something or someone is attacking people one by one on the beach. Some of them are mutilated, but most of them are sucked into the sand, disappearing without a trace. What is the creature responsible? Where does it live, and where did it come from? And is there any chance of it reproducing? Meanwhile, David Huffman and Mariana Hill are once-almost-married old friends, reunited over the death of her mother on the beach, and searching for clues in the abandoned buildings where they used to play when they were young.


TOP 38:
Battle Beyond the Stars
Battle Beyond the Stars
John Saxon as: Sador
Genre: Science Fiction
Release: 1980
A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.

TOP 37:
Battle Beyond the Stars
Battle Beyond the Stars
John Saxon as: Sador
Genre: Science Fiction
Release: 1980
A young farmer assembles a band of diverse mercenaries to defend his peaceful planet from an evil tyrant.

TOP 36:
Hands of Steel
Hands of Steel
Original Title: Vendetta dal futuro
John Saxon as: Francis Turner
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Release: 1986
A story about a cyborg who is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands.


TOP 35:
Hands of Steel
Hands of Steel
Original Title: Vendetta dal futuro
John Saxon as: Francis Turner
Genre: Action, Science Fiction
Release: 1986
A story about a cyborg who is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands.

TOP 34:
Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
Original Title: Apocalypse Domani
John Saxon as: Norman Hopper
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 1980
Released from captivity in Vietnam, two American Army officers return to civilian life and discover they have acquired an insatiable taste for human flesh. A city is terrorised... as they stalk the inhabitants to satisfy their primitive appetites.

TOP 33:
Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
Invasion of the Flesh Hunters
Original Title: Apocalypse Domani
John Saxon as: Norman Hopper
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 1980
Released from captivity in Vietnam, two American Army officers return to civilian life and discover they have acquired an insatiable taste for human flesh. A city is terrorised... as they stalk the inhabitants to satisfy their primitive appetites.


TOP 32:
Wrong Is Right
Wrong Is Right
John Saxon as: Homer Hubbard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1982
Political double-talk, dirty tricks, hidden microphones, spy satellites, bugging the Oval Office and a nuclear bomb for sale are all ingredients in this swift, funny and frightening look at the possibilities in today's political arenas. Sean Connery stars as TV Newsman Patrick Hale on an international chase to track two suitcase sized nuclear weapons and to uncover the twisting maze of apparent involvement of US Government agencies.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Katharine Ross movies?

TOP 31:
Wrong Is Right
Wrong Is Right
John Saxon as: Homer Hubbard
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1982
Political double-talk, dirty tricks, hidden microphones, spy satellites, bugging the Oval Office and a nuclear bomb for sale are all ingredients in this swift, funny and frightening look at the possibilities in today's political arenas. Sean Connery stars as TV Newsman Patrick Hale on an international chase to track two suitcase sized nuclear weapons and to uncover the twisting maze of apparent involvement of US Government agencies.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Hardy Krüger movies?

TOP 30:
Beverly Hills Cop III
Beverly Hills Cop III
John Saxon as: Orrin Sanderson
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Release: 1994
Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by the same gang that shot Billy's boss.


TOP 29:
Beverly Hills Cop III
Beverly Hills Cop III
John Saxon as: Orrin Sanderson
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Release: 1994
Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by the same gang that shot Billy's boss.

TOP 28:
Raid on Entebbe
Raid on Entebbe
John Saxon as: Maj. Gen. Benny Peled
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1976
Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually flew so far and rescued the passengers in one of the most successful Military operations in history. The only casualty for Israeli soldiers was Lt. Col. Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu..
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robert Loggia movies?

TOP 27:
Raid on Entebbe
Raid on Entebbe
John Saxon as: Maj. Gen. Benny Peled
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1976
Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually flew so far and rescued the passengers in one of the most successful Military operations in history. The only casualty for Israeli soldiers was Lt. Col. Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu..

TOP 26:
Pelts
Pelts
John Saxon as: Jeb 'Pa' Jameson
Genre: Horror
Release: 2006
Meat Loaf Aday plays Jake Feldman, a furrier struggling to build a business while being tormented by his obsession for a stripper. When a sadistic backwoods trapper kills a strange group of pet raccoons, Jake knows their luxurious hides could make a coat that will change his fortunes forever. Only these are no ordinary pelts: the cursed furs will wreak vengeance on anyone who touches them.


TOP 25:
Pelts
Pelts
John Saxon as: Jeb 'Pa' Jameson
Genre: Horror
Release: 2006
Meat Loaf Aday plays Jake Feldman, a furrier struggling to build a business while being tormented by his obsession for a stripper. When a sadistic backwoods trapper kills a strange group of pet raccoons, Jake knows their luxurious hides could make a coat that will change his fortunes forever. Only these are no ordinary pelts: the cursed furs will wreak vengeance on anyone who touches them.

TOP 24:
Fast Company
Fast Company
John Saxon as: Phil Adamson
Genre: Drama
Release: 1979
An early departure from director David Cronenberg's canon of visceral horror, 1979's Fast Company profiles one of his personal passions, racecars, in a gritty melodrama that also features exciting racetrack footage. Veteran toughguy William Smith is top-billed as a champion drag racer who clashes with the unscrupulous oil-company executive (John Saxon) who sponsors his team.

TOP 23:
Fast Company
Fast Company
John Saxon as: Phil Adamson
Genre: Drama
Release: 1979
An early departure from director David Cronenberg's canon of visceral horror, 1979's Fast Company profiles one of his personal passions, racecars, in a gritty melodrama that also features exciting racetrack footage. Veteran toughguy William Smith is top-billed as a champion drag racer who clashes with the unscrupulous oil-company executive (John Saxon) who sponsors his team.

TOP 22:
The Unforgiven
The Unforgiven
John Saxon as: Johnny Portugal
Genre: Drama, Western, Romance
Release: 1960
The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiawa tribe.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Audrey Hepburn movies?

TOP 21:
The Unforgiven
The Unforgiven
John Saxon as: Johnny Portugal
Genre: Drama, Western, Romance
Release: 1960
The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiawa tribe.


TOP 20:
The Electric Horseman
The Electric Horseman
John Saxon as: Hunt Sears
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Western, Romance
Release: 1979
Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into the desert...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Wilford Brimley movies?

TOP 19:
The Electric Horseman
The Electric Horseman
John Saxon as: Hunt Sears
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Western, Romance
Release: 1979
Sonny Steele used to be a rodeo star, but his next appearance is to be on a Las Vegas stage, wearing a suit covered in lights, advertising a breakfast cereal. When he finds out they are going drug the horse in case its too frisky, he rides off into the desert...

TOP 18:
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
John Saxon as: Luis Chama
Genre: Western
Release: 1972
A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of killers with Joe Kidd to track Chama.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Don Stroud movies?

TOP 17:
Joe Kidd
Joe Kidd
John Saxon as: Luis Chama
Genre: Western
Release: 1972
A band of Mexicans find their U. S. land claims denied and all the records destroyed in a courthouse fire. Their leader, Louis Chama, encourages them to use force to regain their land. A wealthy landowner wanting the same decides to hire a gang of killers with Joe Kidd to track Chama.

TOP 16:
New Nightmare
New Nightmare
John Saxon as: Donald Thompson
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1994
In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional character of Freddy Krueger to enter the real world and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her family.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Lin Shaye movies?


TOP 15:

New Nightmare

New Nightmare
John Saxon as: Donald Thompson
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1994
In this meta horror film, a demonic entity uses the fictional character of Freddy Krueger to enter the real world and torment "Elm Street" heroine Heather Langenkamp and her family.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robert Englund movies?

TOP 14:

The Appaloosa

The Appaloosa
John Saxon as: Chuy
Genre: Western
Release: 1966
Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit. The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora) is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor (set in the 1870s) from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and John Saxon, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a Mexican bandit. The film was directed by Sidney J. Furie, shot in Mexico. The 2008 Appaloosa film (starring Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen) is not related nor a remake of this film, although it has almost the same title.

TOP 13:

The Appaloosa

The Appaloosa
John Saxon as: Chuy
Genre: Western
Release: 1966
Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit. The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora) is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor (set in the 1870s) from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and John Saxon, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of a Mexican bandit. The film was directed by Sidney J. Furie, shot in Mexico. The 2008 Appaloosa film (starring Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen) is not related nor a remake of this film, although it has almost the same title.

TOP 12:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
John Saxon as: Lieutenant Thompson
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 1987
It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's decided to herald his return by invading the kids' dreams and scaring them into committing suicide.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patricia Arquette movies?

TOP 11:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
John Saxon as: Lieutenant Thompson
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release: 1987
It's been many years since Freddy Krueger's first victim, Nancy, came face-to-face with Freddy and his sadistic, evil ways. Now, Nancy's all grown up; she's put her frightening nightmares behind her and is helping teens cope with their dreams. Too bad Freddy's decided to herald his return by invading the kids' dreams and scaring them into committing suicide.


TOP 10:

The Cardinal

The Cardinal
John Saxon as: Benny Rampell
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release: 1963
A young Catholic priest from Boston confronts bigotry, Naziism, and his own personal conflicts as he rises to the office of cardinal.

TOP 9:

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
John Saxon as: Byron Grant
Genre: Family, Comedy
Release: 1962
Banker Roger Hobbs wants to spend his vacation alone with his wife, Peggy, but she insists on a family vacation at a California beach house that turns out to be ugly and broken down. Daughter Katey, embarrassed by her braces, refuses to go to the beach, as does TV-addicted son Danny. When the family is joined by Hobbs' two unhappily married daughters and their husbands, he must help everyone with their problems to get some peace.

TOP 8:

Black Christmas

Black Christmas
John Saxon as: Lieutenant Kenneth Fuller
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1974
A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Michelle Trachtenberg movies?

TOP 7:

Tenebre

Tenebre
John Saxon as: Bullmer
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1982
An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

TOP 6:

The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist

The Cynic, the Rat & the Fist
Original Title: Il cinico, l'infame, il violento
John Saxon as: Frank Di Maggio
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1977
Luigi "Chinaman" Maietto escapes from prison. As soon as he is free he assigns immediately two henchman to murder the inspector whose testimonial once led to his prison sentence. Inspector Tanzi is left for dead but survives. The local newspapers cover up for him and pretend the assassination had succeeded. When Tanzi gets better, his superior wants him to hide in Switzerland. But Tanzi defies him because he intends to make sure himself that Maietto is put back in prison. He goes for it.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tomás Milián movies?


TOP 5:

From Dusk Till Dawn

From Dusk Till Dawn
John Saxon as: FBI Agent
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Release: 1996
Seth Gecko and his younger brother Richard are on the run after a bloody bank robbery in Texas. They escape across the border into Mexico and will be home-free the next morning, when they pay off the local kingpin. They just have to survive 'from dusk till dawn' at the rendezvous point, which turns out to be a Hell of a strip joint.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kelly Preston movies?

TOP 4:

The Girl Who Knew Too Much

The Girl Who Knew Too Much
Original Title: La ragazza che sapeva troppo
John Saxon as: Dr. Marcello Bassi
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Release: 1963
A tourist witnesses a murder and finds herself caught up in a series of bloody killings.

TOP 3:

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A Nightmare on Elm Street
John Saxon as: Lieutenant Thompson
Genre: Horror
Release: 1984
Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson, traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger, who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen, must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Rooney Mara movies?

TOP 2:

Enter the Dragon

Enter the Dragon
John Saxon as: Roper
Genre: Action
Release: 1973
A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bolo Yeung movies?

TOP 1:

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy
John Saxon as: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2010
For decades, Freddy Krueger has slashed his way through the dreams of countless youngsters, scaring up over half a billion dollars at the box office across eight terrifying, spectacular films.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bruce Campbell movies?



If you like the best John Saxon movies, then you will also like the best Robert Englund movies, where many of their films coincide.