Best John Vernon movies

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Best John Vernon movies
If you love cinema, you will share this ranking of the best John Vernon 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 John Vernon.

TOP 23:
Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas
John Vernon as: Prindle
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Release: 1980
The adorable little VW helps its owners break up a counterfeiting ring in Mexico.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charles Martin Smith movies?

TOP 22:
Curtains
Curtains
John Vernon as: Jonathan Stryker
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Release: 1982
Six young actresses auditioning for a movie role at a remote mansion are targeted by a mysterious masked murderer.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shannon Tweed movies?


TOP 21:
Ernest Goes to Camp
Ernest Goes to Camp
John Vernon as: Sherman Krader
Genre: Comedy, Family
Release: 1987
Ernest, a lovable loser who works as a summer camp handyman and dreams of becoming a guidance councilor, must find a way to inspire a group of juvenile delinquents while stopping a shady strip mining company from closing the camp as well.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jim Varney movies?

TOP 20:
Chained Heat
Chained Heat
John Vernon as: Warden Bacman
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1983
Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after driving drunk and killing a man. The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where the other female inmates are sadistic crack-selling lesbian rapists and the guards and warden are no better.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Linda Blair movies?

TOP 19:
Fraternity Vacation
Fraternity Vacation
John Vernon as: Chief Ferret
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1985
A nerd gains the friendship of two of his frat brothers when his dad offers them his condo for the week in Palm Springs, and also offers the fraternity a hot tub and jacuzzi if they can help his son find a girl. They meet two guys from a rival fraternity, and make a bet on who can nail the Designated Babe first.


TOP 18:
Sweet Movie
Sweet Movie
John Vernon as: Aristote Alplanalpe, AKA M. Kapital
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Release: 1974
The winner of the Miss World Virginity contest marries, escapes from her masochistic husband and ends up involved in a world of debauchery.

TOP 17:
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here
John Vernon as: George Hacker
Genre: Western
Release: 1969
Based on true events that happened in Banning,California, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here, tells the story of one of the last Western manhunts, in 1909. Willie Boy, a Native American, kills his girlfriend's father in self defense, and the two go on the run, pursued by a search posse led by Sheriff Christopher Cooper.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Katharine Ross movies?

TOP 16:
Airplane II: The Sequel
Airplane II: The Sequel
John Vernon as: Dr. Stone
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1982
A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Leslie Nielsen movies?


TOP 15:

Brannigan

Brannigan
John Vernon as: Ben Larkin
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1975
Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of Scotland Yard in order to recapture this mobster with both a price tag on his head and a stuffy old London cop to contend with.

TOP 14:

Topaz

Topaz
John Vernon as: Rico Parra
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1969
Copenhagen, Denmark, 1962. When a high-ranking Soviet official decides to change sides, a French intelligence agent is caught up in a cold, silent and bloody spy war in which his own family will play a decisive role.

TOP 13:

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Killer Klowns from Outer Space
John Vernon as: Curtis Mooney
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1988
Aliens disguised as clowns crash land on Earth in a rural town to capture unsuspecting victims in cotton candy cocoons for later consumption.


TOP 12:

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka

I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
John Vernon as: Mr. Big
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1988
Jack Spade returns from the army in his old ghetto neighbourhood when his brother, June Bug, dies. Jack declares war on Mr. Big, powerful local crimelord. His army is led by John Slade, his childhood idol who used to fight bad guys in the 70s.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kadeem Hardison movies?

TOP 11:

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal
John Vernon as: Prosecutor (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Music, Science Fiction
Release: 1981
A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Eugene Levy movies?

TOP 10:

The Black Windmill

The Black Windmill
John Vernon as: McKee
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1974
A British agent's son is kidnapped and held for a ransom of diamonds. The agent finds out that he can't even count on the people he thought were on his side to help him, so he decides to track down the kidnappers himself.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Donald Pleasence movies?

TOP 9:

Savage Streets

Savage Streets
John Vernon as: Principal Underwood
Genre: Action
Release: 1984
A teenage vigilante seeks revenge on a group of violent thugs who raped her handicapped sister and murdered her best friend.


TOP 8:

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman

Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman
John Vernon as: Rupert Thorne
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Family
Release: 2003
A new vigilante, Batwoman, is wreaking havoc in Gotham City. The dynamic duo must discover her true identity.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Héctor Elizondo movies?

TOP 7:

1984

1984
John Vernon as: Big Brother (uncredited)
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Release: 1956
In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patrick Troughton movies?

TOP 6:

Animal House

Animal House
John Vernon as: Dean Vernon Wormer
Genre: Comedy
Release: 1978
At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Peter Riegert movies?

TOP 5:

Point Blank

Point Blank
John Vernon as: Mal Reese
Genre: Crime
Release: 1967
After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.

TOP 4:

Charley Varrick

Charley Varrick
John Vernon as: Maynard Boyle
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Release: 1973
Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends, but instead of obtaining a small amount of money, they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police but the mob as well.


TOP 3:

Dirty Harry

Dirty Harry
John Vernon as: The Mayor
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1971
When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in the process of rescuing a kidnap victim, only to see him walk on technicalities. Now, the maverick detective is determined to nail the maniac himself.

TOP 2:

The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales
John Vernon as: Fletcher
Genre: Western, Adventure, Action
Release: 1976
After avenging his family's brutal murder, Wales is pursued by a pack of soldiers. He prefers to travel alone, but ragtag outcasts are drawn to him - and Wales can't bring himself to leave them unprotected.

TOP 1:

A Special Day

A Special Day
Original Title: Una giornata particolare
John Vernon as: Emanuele
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1977
The film is set during the late 1930s: the occasion is the first meeting between Mussolini and Hitler. Left alone in her tenement home when her fascist husband runs off to attend the historic event, Antonietta strikes up a friendship with her homosexual neighbor Gabriele. As the day segues into night, Antonietta and Gabriele develop a very special relationship that will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.


If you like the best John Vernon movies, then you will also like the best Linda Blair movies, where many of their films coincide.