Best Robert Mitchum movies

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Best Robert Mitchum movies
We present our ranking of the best Robert Mitchum 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 Robert Mitchum.

TOP 25:
Farewell, My Lovely
Farewell, My Lovely
Robert Mitchum as: Philip Marlowe
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1975
LA private eye Philip Marlowe (Robert Mitchum) is hired by ex-con Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend. While also investigating the murder of a client and the theft of a jade necklace, Marlowe becomes entangled with seductress Helen Grayle (Charlotte Rampling) and discovers a web of dark secrets that are better left hidden. Soaked in 1940s period detail, Farewell, My Lovely is a neo noir remake of the 1944 film but it follows the original Raymond Chandler's novel more closely.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Charlotte Rampling movies?

TOP 24:
The Big Steal
The Big Steal
Robert Mitchum as: Lt. Duke Halliday
Genre: Romance, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Release: 1949
Army Lieutenant Halliday, accused of stealing the Army payroll, pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's ex-girlfriend and is in turn being chased by his accuser, Capt. Blake.


TOP 23:
The Lusty Men
The Lusty Men
Robert Mitchum as: Jeff McCloud
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Release: 1952
Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport.

TOP 22:
The Sundowners
The Sundowners
Robert Mitchum as: Paddy Carmody
Genre: Adventure
Release: 1960
In the Australian Outback, the Carmody family--Paddy, Ida and their teenage son Sean--are sheep drovers, always on the move. Ida and Sean want to settle down and buy a farm. Paddy wants to keep moving. A sheep-shearing contest, the birth of a child, drinking, gambling and a race horse will all have a part in the final decision.

TOP 21:
Scrooged
Scrooged
Robert Mitchum as: Preston Rhinelander
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Release: 1988
In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bobcat Goldthwait movies?


TOP 20:
Crossfire
Crossfire
Robert Mitchum as: Keeley
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1947
A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of soldiers just out of the army. But which one? And why?

TOP 19:
Pursued
Pursued
Robert Mitchum as: Jeb
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Western, Romance
Release: 1947
A hard-hitting western drama starring Mitchum as an orphan raised by a feuding family who wants to see him dead.

TOP 18:
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
Robert Mitchum as: Cpl. Allison, USMC
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Release: 1957
In 1944, in South Pacific, the castaway Marine Corporal Allison drifts in a raft to the Tuasiva Island, where he meets Sister Angela. She tells him that she is the only person in the island and was left behind by the runaway boat to Fiji Island while seeking the local priest. Stranded in the island, but with water, fish and fruits, their paradisiacal life ends when the Japanese arrive to build a base, forcing Allison and the nun to hide in a cave. The crude marine provides the necessary supply for their survival and falls in love for the nun.


TOP 17:
The List of Adrian Messenger
The List of Adrian Messenger
Robert Mitchum as: Slattery
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1963
Adrian Messenger, a famous writer, asks his friend Anthony Gethryn, a former British agent, to help him investigate the whereabouts of the people who appear on a list, without asking him the reason why he should do so.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Burt Lancaster movies?

TOP 16:
Holiday Affair
Holiday Affair
Robert Mitchum as: Steve Mason
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1949
Just before Christmas, department store clerk Steve Mason meets big spending customer Connie Ennis, who's actually a comparison shopper sent by another store. Steve lets her go, which gets him fired. They spend the afternoon together, which doesn't sit well with Connie's steady suitor, Carl, when he finds out, but delights her young son Timmy, who quickly takes to Steve.

TOP 15:

Angel Face

Angel Face
Robert Mitchum as: Frank Jessup
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Release: 1953
An ambulance driver gets involved with a rich girl that might have a darker side.


TOP 14:

The Enemy Below

The Enemy Below
Robert Mitchum as: Capt. Murrell
Genre: War
Release: 1957
The crew of the American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes, detects a German U-Boat—resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Theodore Bikel movies?

TOP 13:

Cape Fear

Cape Fear
Robert Mitchum as: Lieutenant Elgart
Genre: Crime, Thriller
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, bibliophile 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 Juliette Lewis movies?

TOP 12:

Dead Man

Dead Man
Robert Mitchum as: John Dickinson
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Western
Release: 1995
On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Peter Sarsgaard movies?

TOP 11:

El Dorado

El Dorado
Robert Mitchum as: Sheriff J.P. Harrah
Genre: Western, Adventure, Action
Release: 1967
Cole Thornton, a gunfighter for hire, joins forces with an old friend, Sheriff J.P. Hara. Together with an old indian fighter and a gambler, they help a rancher and his family fight a rival rancher that is trying to steal their water.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jim Cummings movies?


TOP 10:

What a Way to Go!

What a Way to Go!
Robert Mitchum as: Rod Anderson Jr.
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 Paul Newman movies?

TOP 9:

The Yakuza

The Yakuza
Robert Mitchum as: Harry Kilmer
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 1974
Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...

TOP 8:

Ryan's Daughter

Ryan's Daughter
Robert Mitchum as: Charles Shaughnessy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1970
An Irish lass is branded a traitor when she falls for a British soldier.

TOP 7:

Tombstone

Tombstone
Robert Mitchum as: Narrator (voice)
Genre: Western, Action
Release: 1993
Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Powers Boothe movies?

TOP 6:

Cape Fear

Cape Fear
Robert Mitchum as: Max Cady
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.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Nick Nolte movies?


TOP 5:

The Longest Day

The Longest Day
Robert Mitchum as: Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release: 1962
The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day"
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Roddy McDowall movies?

TOP 4:

La Classe américaine

La Classe américaine
Robert Mitchum as: Yves (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.)
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jack Warden movies?

TOP 3:

Out of the Past

Out of the Past
Robert Mitchum as: Jeff Markham aka Jeff Bailey
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Release: 1947
Jeff Bailey seems to be a mundane gas station owner in remote Bridgeport, CA. He is dating local girl Ann Miller and lives a quiet life. But Jeff has a secret past, and when a mysterious stranger arrives in town, Jeff is forced to return to the dark world he had tried to escape.

TOP 2:

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Robert Mitchum as: Eddie "Fingers" Coyle
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1973
An aging hood is about to go back to prison. Hoping to escape his fate, he supplies information on stolen guns to the feds, while simultaneously supplying arms to his bank robbing chums.

TOP 1:

The Night of the Hunter

The Night of the Hunter
Robert Mitchum as: Harry Powell
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Release: 1955
In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Don Beddoe movies?



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