Best Steve McQueen movies

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Best Steve McQueen movies
If you love cinema, you will share this ranking of the best Steve McQueen 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 Steve McQueen.

TOP 22:
Never So Few
Never So Few
Steve McQueen as: Bill Ringa
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Release: 1959
A U.S. military troop takes command of a band of Burmese guerillas during World War II.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best George Takei movies?

TOP 21:
The Blob
The Blob
Steve McQueen as: Steve Andrews
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Release: 1958
A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man and grow to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Erika Eleniak movies?


TOP 20:
The Hunter
The Hunter
Steve McQueen as: Ralph "Papa" Thorson
Genre: Action
Release: 1980
During his long career, bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson has caught over 5,000 criminals. Now, while he is working on apprehending fugitives in Illinois, Texas and Nebraska, he himself is being hunted by a psychotic killer.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Callan Mulvey movies?

TOP 19:
Junior Bonner
Junior Bonner
Steve McQueen as: Junior Bonner
Genre: Drama
Release: 1972
McQueen is Junior Bonner, an aging rodeo champ who returns to his home town to participate in the annual rodeo. He finds his family estranged, does what he can to help, and then moves on ... after some good rodeo riding and a few brawls.

TOP 18:
Love with the Proper Stranger
Love with the Proper Stranger
Steve McQueen as: Rocky Papasano
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1963
Angie Rossini, an innocent New York City sales clerk from a repressive Italian-American family, engages in a short-lived affair with a handsome jazz musician named Rocky Papasano. When Angie becomes pregnant, she tracks down Rocky hoping he'll pay for her abortion. Rocky agrees to help, but after seeing the unsanitary abortion facility, he refuses to let Angie go through with the procedure and attempts to make her an honest woman.


TOP 17:
Hell Is for Heroes
Hell Is for Heroes
Steve McQueen as: John Reese
Genre: Action, War
Release: 1962
World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While most of the men withdraw from their positions facing a German pillbox at the far side of a mine-field, half a dozen men are left to protect a wide front. By various ruses, they manage to convince the Germans that a large force is still holding the position. Then Reese leads two of the men in an unauthorized and unsuccessful attack on the pillbox, in which the other two are killed; and when the main platoon returns, he is threatened with court-martial. Rather that face the disgrace, and in an attempt to show he was right, he makes a one-man attack on the pillbox.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best James Coburn movies?

TOP 16:
Tom Horn
Tom Horn
Steve McQueen as: Tom Horn
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Release: 1980
A renowned former army scout is hired by ranchers to hunt down rustlers but finds himself on trial for the murder of a boy when he carries out his job too well. Tom Horn finds that the simple skills he knows are of no help in dealing with the ambitions of ranchers and corrupt officials as progress marches over him and the old west.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Geoffrey Lewis movies?

TOP 15:

Le Mans

Le Mans
Steve McQueen as: Michael Delaney
Genre: Action, Drama
Release: 1971
Filmed during the annual 24-hour endurance race at Le Mans, Michael Delaney is a Porsche driver haunted by the memory of an accident at the previous year's race in which a competing driver was killed. Delaney also finds himself increasingly infatuated with the man's widow.


TOP 14:

The Thomas Crown Affair

The Thomas Crown Affair
Steve McQueen as: Thomas Crown
Genre: Crime, Romance
Release: 1968
Young businessman, Thomas Crown is bored and decides to plan a robbery and assigns a professional agent with the right information to the job. However, Crown is soon betrayed yet cannot blow his cover because he鈥檚 in love.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Frankie Faison movies?

TOP 13:

Nevada Smith

Nevada Smith
Steve McQueen as: Max Sand
Genre: Action, Western
Release: 1966
Nevada Smith is the young son of an Indian mother and white father. When his father is killed by three men over gold, Nevada sets out to find them and kill them. The boy is taken in by a gun merchant. The gun merchant shows him how to shoot and to shoot on time and correct.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Martin Landau movies?

TOP 12:

The Kid Stays in the Picture

The Kid Stays in the Picture
Steve McQueen as: Himself (archive footage)
Genre: Documentary
Release: 2002
Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans, based on his famous 1994 autobiography.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tyrone Power movies?


TOP 11:

The Cincinnati Kid

The Cincinnati Kid
Steve McQueen as: Eric Stoner ("The Cincinnati Kid")
Genre: Drama
Release: 1965
An up-and-coming poker player tries to prove himself in a high-stakes match against a long-time master of the game.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ann-Margret movies?

TOP 10:

The Getaway

The Getaway
Steve McQueen as: Doc McCoy
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Release: 1972
A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kim Basinger movies?

TOP 9:

The Towering Inferno

The Towering Inferno
Steve McQueen as: Chief O'Hallorhan
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Release: 1974
At the opening party of a colossal鈥攂ut poorly constructed鈥攐ffice 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 Paul Newman movies?

TOP 8:

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.


TOP 7:

Bullitt

Bullitt
Steve McQueen as: Lt. Frank Bullitt
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1968
Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a pair of mob hitmen enter the scene, Bullitt follows their trail through a maze of complications and double-crosses. This thriller includes one of the most famous car chases ever filmed.

TOP 6:

The Sand Pebbles

The Sand Pebbles
Steve McQueen as: Jake Holman
Genre: Romance, War
Release: 1966
Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

TOP 5:

Somebody Up There Likes Me

Somebody Up There Likes Me
Steve McQueen as: Fidel
Genre: Drama
Release: 1956
The story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.

TOP 4:

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven
Steve McQueen as: Vin
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Release: 1960
An oppressed Mexican peasant village hires seven gunfighters to help defend their homes.

TOP 3:

Papillon

Papillon
Steve McQueen as: Henri "Papillon" Charriere
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1973
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.


TOP 2:

The Great Escape

The Great Escape
Steve McQueen as: Captain Hilts
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Release: 1963
The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

TOP 1:

Bruce Lee: The Legend

Bruce Lee: The Legend
Steve McQueen as: Himself
Genre: Documentary
Release: 1984
The Official Golden Harvest tribute to the Master of the Martial Arts Film, Bruce Lee.


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