Best Martin Balsam movies

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Best Martin Balsam movies
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TOP 25:
The Sentinel
The Sentinel
Martin Balsam as: Prof. Ruzinsky
Genre: Horror, Drama, Mystery
Release: 1977
A commitment-shy New York fashion model moves into an old brownstone apartment, meets her weird neighbours and discovers she’s sitting on the gateway to Hell.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Paul Calderon movies?

TOP 24:
Two-Minute Warning
Two-Minute Warning
Martin Balsam as: Sam McKeever
Genre: Action, Thriller
Release: 1976
A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and rush to the scene. Still, they may be too late, as an all-star cast finds itself lined up in the sights of a gun-toting madman.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Gena Rowlands movies?


TOP 23:
St. Elmo's Fire
St. Elmo's Fire
Martin Balsam as: Mr. Beamish
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Release: 1985
A group of friends graduate from the halls of Georgetown University into lives that revolve around sex, paychecks, and career aspirations. Kirby waits tables to pay for law school. His roommate Kevin struggles at a D.C. newspaper as he lusts after the stylish Jules. Jules may be an object of adoration and envy, but secretly she has problems of her own. Demure Wendy is in love with Billy—a sax player and an irresponsible drunk. Alex wants it all: a career in politics and the appearance of a traditional home life. Alex's girlfriend, Leslie, is an ambitious architect who doesn't know about his infidelity, but his new allegiance to the Republican Party is already enough to put her off marriage.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Rob Lowe movies?

TOP 22:
The Anderson Tapes
The Anderson Tapes
Martin Balsam as: Haskins
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1971
Thief Duke Anderson—just released from ten years in jail—takes up with his old girlfriend in her posh apartment block, and makes plans to rob the entire building. What he doesn't know is that his every move is being recorded on audio and video, although he is not the subject of any surveillance.

TOP 21:
Death Wish 3
Death Wish 3
Martin Balsam as: Bennett Cross
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1985
Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police chief to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Marina Sirtis movies?


TOP 20:
The Stone Killer
The Stone Killer
Martin Balsam as: Al Vescari
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Release: 1973
A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shelley Winters movies?

TOP 19:
Al Capone
Al Capone
Martin Balsam as: Mac Keeley, reporter
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Release: 1959
In this unusually accurate biography, small-time hood Al Capone comes to Chicago at the dawn of Prohibition to be the bodyguard of racketeer Johnny Torrio. Capone's rise in Chicago gangdom is followed through murder, extortion, and political fraud. He becomes head of Chicago's biggest "business," but moves inexorably toward his downfall and ignominious end.

TOP 18:
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Six Million Dollar Man
Martin Balsam as: Dr. Rudy Wells
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, TV Movie
Release: 1973
Colonel Steve Austin, astronaut and test pilot, is badly injured when he crashes while testing an experimental aircraft. A covert government agency (OSI) is willing to pay for special prosthetics to replace the eye, arm and both legs he lost in the crash. Highly advanced technology (Bionics) built into them will make him faster, stronger and better than normal. In return they want him to become a covert agent for the OSI. It will cost $6,000,000 to rebuild Steve Austin.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Darren McGavin movies?


TOP 17:
Catch-22
Catch-22
Martin Balsam as: Col. Cathcart
Genre: War, Comedy, Drama
Release: 1970
A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Martin Sheen movies?

TOP 16:
The Bedford Incident
The Bedford Incident
Martin Balsam as: Lieut Cmdr. Chester Potter, M.D., U.S.N.
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Release: 1965
During a routine patrol, a reporter is given permission to interview a a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. The reporter gets more than he bargained for when the Bedford discovers a Soviet sub and the captain begins a relentless pursuit, pushing his crew to breaking point.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Donald Sutherland movies?

TOP 15:

Hombre

Hombre
Martin Balsam as: Henry Mendez
Genre: Western
Release: 1967
John Russell, disdained by his "respectable" fellow stagecoach passengers because he was raised by Indians, becomes their only hope for survival when they are set upon by outlaws.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Cameron Mitchell movies?


TOP 14:

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Tora! Tora! Tora!
Martin Balsam as: Admiral Husband E. Kimmel
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release: 1970
In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Edward Andrews movies?

TOP 13:

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express
Martin Balsam as: Signor Bianchi
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Release: 1974
In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jacqueline Bisset movies?

TOP 12:

Seven Days in May

Seven Days in May
Martin Balsam as: Paul Girard
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1964
A U.S. Army colonel alerts the president of a planned military coup against him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kirk Douglas movies?

TOP 11:

Cape Fear

Cape Fear
Martin Balsam as: Judge
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Release: 1991
Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, Bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a serious error: he hid a document from his illiterate client that could have gotten him acquitted. Now, the cagey Cady has been released, and he intends to teach Sam Bowden and his family a thing or two about loss.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Illeana Douglas movies?


TOP 10:

Everybody Go Home!

Everybody Go Home!
Original Title: Tutti a casa
Martin Balsam as: Sergente Quintino Fornaciari
Genre: Drama, War
Release: 1960
When Italy surrenders to the Allies, part of the Italian army is dispersed and soldiers begin to return to their homes.

TOP 9:

Cape Fear

Cape Fear
Martin Balsam as: Police Chief Mark Dutton
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Release: 1962
Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.

TOP 8:

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Martin Balsam as: Mr. Green
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Release: 1974
In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?

TOP 7:

Little Big Man

Little Big Man
Martin Balsam as: Mr. Merriweather
Genre: Adventure, Western, Comedy, Drama
Release: 1970
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

TOP 6:

Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Martin Balsam as: O.J. Berman
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1961
The names Audrey Hepburn and Holly Golightly have become synonymous since this dazzling romantic comedy was translated to the screen from Truman Capote’s best-selling novella. Holly is a deliciously eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. George Peppard plays her next-door neighbour, a writer who is “sponsored” by a wealthy Patricia Neal. Guessing who’s the right man for Holly is easy. Seeing just how that romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of this gem-like treat set to Henry Mancini’s Oscar®-winning score and the Oscar®-winning Mancini-Johnny Mercer song “Moon River.”


TOP 5:

All the President's Men

All the President's Men
Martin Balsam as: Howard Simons
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1976
During the 1972 elections, two reporters' investigation sheds light on the controversial Watergate scandal that compels President Richard Nixon to resign from his post.

TOP 4:

La Classe américaine

La Classe américaine
Martin Balsam as: Callaghan (archive footage)
Genre: Comedy, TV Movie
Release: 1993
George Abitbol, the classiest man in the world, dies tragically during a cruise. With his last breath, he whispers: “Shitty world.” The director of an American newspaper, wondering about the meaning of these intriguing final words, asks his three best investigators, Dave, Peter and Steven, to solve the mystery… (16 French actors dub scenes from various Warner Bros. films to create a parody of Citizen Kane, 1941.)

TOP 3:

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront
Martin Balsam as: Gillette
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1954
Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

TOP 2:

Psycho

Psycho
Martin Balsam as: Det. Milton Arbogast
Genre: Horror, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1960
When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.

TOP 1:

12 Angry Men

12 Angry Men
Martin Balsam as: Juror 1
Genre: Drama
Release: 1957
The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.



If you like the best Martin Balsam movies, then you will also like the best Robert Mitchum movies, where many of their films coincide.