The best movies with Jason Robards

List of the 10 best movies starring Jason Robards, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Melvin and Howard
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Melvin and Howard

Role in movie: Howard Hughes
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he story of hard-luck Melvin Dummar, who claimed to have received a will naming him an heir to the fortune of Howard Hughes.

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Philadelphia
9

Philadelphia

Role in movie: Charles Wheeler
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o one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.

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Johnny Got His Gun
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Johnny Got His Gun

Role in movie: Joe's Father
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oe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death - a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories and unable to distinguish whether he is awake or dreaming. He remains frustrated by his situation, until one day when Joe discovers a unique way to communicate with his caregivers.

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My Best Fiend (Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski)
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My Best Fiend (Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski)

Role in movie: Fitzcarraldo (archive footage)
A

look at the tumultuous yet productive relationship between German director Werner Herzog and actor Klaus Kinski.

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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid
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Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Role in movie: Governor Wallace
A

n aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

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Magnolia
5

Magnolia

Role in movie: Earl Partridge
A

n epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

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Burden of Dreams
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Burden of Dreams

Role in movie: Fitzcarraldo
F

or nearly five years, acclaimed German filmmaker Werner Herzog desperately tried to complete one of the most ambitious and difficult films of his career, Fitzcarraldo, the story of one man’s attempt to build an opera house deep in the Amazon jungle. Documentary filmmaker Les Blank captured the unfolding of this production, made more perilous by Herzog’s determination to shoot the most daunting scenes without models or special effects, including a sequence requiring hundreds of native Indians to pull a full-size, 320-ton steamship over a small mountain. The result is an extraordinary document of the filmmaking process and a unique look into the single-minded mission of one of cinema’s most fearless directors.

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The House Without a Christmas Tree
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The House Without a Christmas Tree

Role in movie: Jamie Mills
A

young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946 wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father, is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.

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All the President's Men
2

All the President's Men

Role in movie: Ben Bradlee
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n the run-up to the 1972 elections, Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward covers what seems to be a minor break-in at the Democratic Party National headquarters. He is surprised to find top lawyers already on the defense case, and the discovery of names and addresses of Republican fund organizers on the accused further arouses his suspicions. The editor of the Post is prepared to run with the story and assigns Woodward and Carl Bernstein to it. They find the trail leading higher and higher in the Republican Party, and eventually into the White House itself.

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Once Upon a Time in the West
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Once Upon a Time in the West

Role in movie: Cheyenne
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his classic western masterpiece is an epic film about a widow whose land and life are in danger as the railroad is getting closer and closer to taking them over. A mysterious harmonica player joins forces with a desperado to protect the woman and her land.

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Jason Robards

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Jason Nelson Robards, Jr. (July 26, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American actor on stage and in film and television and a winner of the Tony Award (theatre), two Academy Awards (film) and the Emmy Award (television). He was also a United States Navy combat veteran of World War II. He became famous playing works of Eugene O'Neill, an American playwright, and regularly performed in O'Neill's works throughout his career. Robards was cast in both common-man roles and as well-known historical figures. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jason Robards, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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