Best Paul Newman movies

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Best Paul Newman movies
We present our ranking of the best Paul Newman 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 Paul Newman.

TOP 25:
Exodus
Exodus
Paul Newman as: Ari Ben Canaan
Genre: History, War
Release: 1960
The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part deals with declaring independence and the resulting warring.

TOP 24:
Absence of Malice
Absence of Malice
Paul Newman as: Michael Colin Gallagher
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Release: 1981
Megan Carter is a reporter duped into running an untrue story on Michael Gallagher, a suspected racketeer. He has an alibi for the time his supposed crime was committed but it involves an innocent party. When she tells Carter the truth and the newspaper runs it, tragedy follows, forcing Carter to face up to the responsibilities of her job when she is confronted by Gallagher.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Wilford Brimley movies?


TOP 23:
Nobody's Fool
Nobody's Fool
Paul Newman as: Sully Sullivan
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1994
Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother's life.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mehcad Brooks movies?

TOP 22:
Sweet Bird of Youth
Sweet Bird of Youth
Paul Newman as: Chance Wayne
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1962
Gigolo and drifter, Chance Wayne, returns to his home town as the accompaniment of a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, whom he hopes to use to help him break into the movies. Chance runs into trouble when he finds his ex-girlfriend, the daughter of the local politician Tom 'Boss' Finley, who more or less forced him to leave his daughter and the town many years ago.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Rip Torn movies?

TOP 21:
The Hudsucker Proxy
The Hudsucker Proxy
Paul Newman as: Sidney J. Mussburger
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1994
A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Peter Gallagher movies?


TOP 20:
Slap Shot
Slap Shot
Paul Newman as: Reggie 'Reg' Dunlop
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1977
To build up attendance at their games, the management of a struggling minor-league hockey team signs up the Hanson Brothers, three hard-charging players whose job is to demolish the opposition.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Swoosie Kurtz movies?

TOP 19:
Sometimes a Great Notion
Sometimes a Great Notion
Paul Newman as: Hank Stamper
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Release: 1971
Hank Stamper and his father, Henry, own and operate the family business by cutting and shipping logs in Oregon. The town is furious when they continue working despite the town going broke and the other loggers go on strike ordering the Stampers to stop, however Hank continues to push his family on cutting more trees. Hank's wife wishes he would stop and hopes that they can spend more time together. When Hank's half brother Leland comes to work for them, more trouble starts.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Henry Fonda movies?

TOP 18:
The Towering Inferno
The Towering Inferno
Paul Newman as: Doug Roberts
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Release: 1974
At the opening party of a colossal—but poorly constructed—office building, a massive fire breaks out, threatening to destroy the tower and everyone in it.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Steve McQueen movies?


TOP 17:
The Prize
The Prize
Paul Newman as: Andrew Craig
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release: 1963
For some reason, this year's Nobel prize in literature has been awarded to the young author Andrew Craig, who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing. Another laureate is Dr. Max Stratman, the famous German-American physicist who comes to Stockholm with his young and beautiful niece Emily. The Foreign Department also gives him an assistant during his stay, Miss Andersson. Craig soon notices that Dr. Stratman is acting strangely. The second time they meet, Dr. Stratman does not even recognize him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Laura Dern movies?

TOP 16:
And the Oscar Goes To...
And the Oscar Goes To...
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2014
The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar," and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charlie Chaplin movies?

TOP 15:

Hombre

Hombre
Paul Newman as: John Russell
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 Martin Balsam movies?


TOP 14:

The Long, Hot Summer

The Long, Hot Summer
Paul Newman as: Ben Quick
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1958
Ben Quick arrives in Frenchman's Bend, MS after being kicked out of another town for allegedly burning a barn for revenge. Will Varner owns just about everything in Frenchman's Bend and he hires Ben to work in his store. Will thinks his own son, Jody, who manages the store, lacks ambition and despairs of him getting his wife, Eula, pregnant. Will thinks his daughter, Clara, a schoolteacher, will never get married. He decides that Ben Quick might make a good husband for Clara to bring some new blood into the family

TOP 13:

Somebody Up There Likes Me

Somebody Up There Likes Me
Paul Newman as: Rocky
Genre: Drama
Release: 1956
The story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robert Loggia movies?

TOP 12:

Road to Perdition

Road to Perdition
Paul Newman as: John Rooney
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2002
Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tyler Hoechlin movies?

TOP 11:

What a Way to Go!

What a Way to Go!
Paul Newman as: Larry Flint
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1964
A four-time widow discusses her four marriages, in which all of her husbands became incredibly rich and died prematurely because of their drive to be rich.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shirley MacLaine movies?


TOP 10:

The Verdict

The Verdict
Paul Newman as: Frank Galvin
Genre: Drama
Release: 1982
Frank Galvin is a down-on-his luck lawyer, reduced to drinking and ambulance chasing. Former associate Mickey Morrissey reminds him of his obligations in a medical malpractice suit that he himself served to Galvin on a silver platter: all parties willing to settle out of court. Blundering his way through the preliminaries, he suddenly realizes that perhaps after all the case should go to court; to punish the guilty, to get a decent settlement for his clients, and to restore his standing as a lawyer.

TOP 9:

Hud

Hud
Paul Newman as: Hud Bannon
Genre: Drama, Western
Release: 1963
Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes too aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains, "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner."

TOP 8:

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Paul Newman as: Butch Cassidy
Genre: Western
Release: 1969
In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy is the affable, clever and talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot 'Sundance Kid'. As the west rapidly becomes civilized, the law finally catches up to Butch, Sundance and their gang. Chased doggedly by a special posse, the two decide to make their way to South America in hopes of evading their pursuers once and for all.

TOP 7:

The Celluloid Closet

The Celluloid Closet
Paul Newman as: Archive Footage
Genre: History, Documentary
Release: 1996
This documentary highlights the historical contexts that gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have occupied in cinema history, and shows the evolution of the entertainment industry's role in shaping perceptions of LGBT figures. The issues addressed include secrecy – which initially defined homosexuality – as well as the demonization of the homosexual community with the advent of AIDS, and finally the shift toward acceptance and positivity in the modern era.

TOP 6:

Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke
Paul Newman as: Luke Jackson
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1967
When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.


TOP 5:

Tab Hunter Confidential

Tab Hunter Confidential
Paul Newman as: Himself (archive footage)
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2015
In the 1950s, Tab Hunter was number one at the box office and number one on the music charts and was Hollywood’s most sought-after young star. Natalie Wood, Debbie Reynolds and Sophia Loren were just a few of the actresses he was romantically linked to. He was America’s Boy Next Door and nothing, it seemed, could damage Tab Hunter’s career. Nothing, that is, except for the fact that Tab Hunter was secretly gay. Now, the secret is out.

TOP 4:

The Hustler

The Hustler
Paul Newman as: Eddie Felson
Genre: Drama
Release: 1961
Fast Eddie Felson is a small-time pool hustler with a lot of talent but a self-destructive attitude. His bravado causes him to challenge the legendary Minnesota Fats to a high-stakes match.

TOP 3:

La Classe américaine

La Classe américaine
Paul Newman as: Dave (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 2:

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Paul Newman as: Brick
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1958
An alcoholic ex-football player drinks his days away, having failed to come to terms with his sexuality and his real feelings for his football buddy who died after an ambiguous accident. His wife is crucified by her desperation to make him desire her: but he resists the affections of his wife. His reunion with his father—who is dying of cancer—jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

TOP 1:

The Sting

The Sting
Paul Newman as: Henry Gondorff
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Release: 1973
Set in the 1930s this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.



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