15 the Best Lee Marvin Movies



Marvin took up acting after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and in 1949 he began appearing in Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The following year he had guest parts in several television shows, which led to his film debut in 1951. For the better part of 14 years, he appeared in smaller roles. His tall, lean, brutal, stone-faced appearance made him an excellent choice for the role of villain in Hollywood action movies and westerns.


15.Death Hunt

Charles Bronson, Angie Dickinson

Released: 1981

Directed by: Peter R. Hunt

Death Hunt is a 1981 action film directed by Peter R. Hunt. The film stars Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Carl Weathers, Maury Chaykin, Ed Lauter and Andrew Stevens. Death Hunt was a..

14.The Comancheros

John Wayne, Lee Marvin

Released: 1961

Directed by: John Wayne, Michael Curtiz

The Comancheros is a 1961 Western Deluxe CinemaScope color film directed by Michael Curtiz, based on a 1952 novel of the same name by Paul Wellman, and starring John Wayne and Stuart Whitman. 

13.The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission

Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin

Released: 1985

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission is a made-for-TV film and sequel to the original Dirty Dozen, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and reuntiting Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Richard Jaeckel 18 years…

12.Monte Walsh

Lee Marvin, Jack Palance

Released: 1970

Directed by: William A. Fraker

Monte Walsh is taken from the title of a 1963 western novel by Jack Schaefer. The movie has little to do with the plot of Schaefer’s book. It was directed in 1970 by cinematographer William A. Fraker..

11.Seven Men from Now

Lee Marvin, Gail Russell

Released: 1956

Directed by: Budd Boetticher

Seven Men from Now is a 1956 Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, and Lee Marvin. The film was written by Burt Kennedy and produced by John Wayne’s..

10.Donovan’s Reef

John Wayne, Lee Marvin

Released: 1963

Directed by: John Ford

Donovan’s Reef is a 1963 American film starring John Wayne. It was directed by John Ford and filmed on location on Kauai, Hawaii. The cast included Elizabeth Allen, Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, Dorothy..

9.The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

John Wayne, James Stewart

Released: 1962

Directed by: John Ford

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a 1962 American Western film directed by John Ford starring James Stewart and John Wayne. The black-and-white film was released by Paramount Pictures

8.Paint Your Wagon

Clint Eastwood, Lee Marvin

Released: 1969

Directed by: Joshua Logan

Paint Your Wagon is a 1969 Western musical film starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, and Jean Seberg. The film was adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from the 1951 musical Paint Your Wagon by Lerner and..

7.Hell in the Pacific

Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune

Released: 1968

Directed by: John Boorman

Hell in the Pacific is a 1968 World War II film starring Lee Marvin and Toshirō Mifune, the only two actors in the entire film. It was directed by John Boorman.

6.Emperor of the North

Ernest Borgnine, Lee Marvin

Released: 1973

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

Emperor of the North Pole is a 1973 American film directed by Robert Aldrich and starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Keith Carradine. It was re-released under the shorter title Emperor of the…

5.The Big Red One

Mark Hamill, Lee Marvin

Released: 1980

Directed by: Samuel Fuller

The Big Red One is a WWII film starring Lee Marvin and Mark Hamill, released in 1980. It was written and directed by Samuel Fuller. It was heavily cut on its original release, but a restored version,..

4. Point Blank

Lauren Bacall, Angie Dickinson

Released: 1967

Directed by: John Boorman

Point Blank is a 1967 American neo noir film directed by John Boorman, starring Lee Marvin and featuring Angie Dickinson, adapted from the noir pulp novel The Hunter by Donald E. Westlake, writing as..

3.The Professionals

Claudia Cardinale, Burt Lancaster

Released: 1966

Directed by: Richard Brooks

The Professionals is a 1966 American western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, and Woody Strode. The supporting cast includes Jack Palance and Ralph Bellamy and the..

2.Cat Ballou

Jane Fonda, Nat King Cole

Released: 1965

Directed by: Elliot Silverstein

Cat Ballou is a 1965 comedy Western film, the story of a woman who hires a notorious gunman to protect her father’s ranch, but finds that the gunman is not what she expected. The movie stars Jane.


The Dirty Dozen

Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1967

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee Marvin. The picture was filmed in England and features an ensemble supporting cast including Ernest.




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