The Top 40 Films of Burt Lancaster.

Handsome, athletic, confident, and wildly talented, Burt Lancaster acted in some of the finest films and created many indelible characters over his 45 year film career. Lancaster
transitioned from leading man to mature character actor, to
senior roles flawlessly and always with excellence and style.
Here are 40 of his very best films.
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1.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
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In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
2.
Atlantic City (1980)
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In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer finds themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
3.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes. (186 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
4.
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
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Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. (96 mins.)
 
5.
The Train (1964)
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In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. (133 mins.)
 
6.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert. (147 mins.)
 
7.
Elmer Gantry (1960)
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A fast-talking traveling salesman with a charming, loquacious manner convinces a sincere evangelist that he can be an effective preacher for her cause. (146 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
8.
The Swimmer (1968)
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Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone... (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry
 
9.
Airport (1970)
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A bomber on board an airplane, an airport almost closed by snow, and various personal problems of the people involved. (137 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
10.
The Professionals (1966)
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An arrogant Texas millionaire hires four adventurers to rescue his kidnapped wife from a notorious Mexican bandit. (117 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
11.
The Killers (1946)
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins. (97 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
12.
Local Hero (1983)
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An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected. (111 mins.)
Director: Bill Forsyth
 
13.
The Rose Tattoo (1955)
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An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling... (117 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
14.
Seven Days in May (1964)
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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. (118 mins.)
 
15.
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger. (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Mann
 
16.
The Rainmaker (1956)
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Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as... (121 mins.)
Director: Joseph Anthony
 
17.
Valdez Is Coming (1971)
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A Mexican-American sheriff must resort to violence against a powerful rancher in order to get just compensation for the pregnant Indian widow of a wrongly killed black man. (90 mins.)
Director: Edwin Sherin
 
18.
Tough Guys (1986)
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Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone. (104 mins.)
Director: Jeff Kanew
 
19.
The Leopard (1963)
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The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily. (187 mins.)
 
20.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. (122 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
21.
Run Silent Run Deep (1958)
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A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
22.
The Unforgiven (1960)
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The neighbors of a frontier family turn on them when it is suspected that their adopted daughter was stolen from the local Kiowa tribe. (125 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
23.
Rocket Gibraltar (1988)
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An old patriarch unites for his birthday all members of his family. But the group of people is full of personal and social problems. (99 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
24.
Field of Dreams (1989)
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An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come. (107 mins.)
 
25.
Trapeze (1956)
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A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian. (105 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
26.
The Devil's Disciple (1959)
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War. (83 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
27.
All My Sons (1948)
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During WW2, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter. (94 mins.)
Director: Irving Reis
 
28.
Brute Force (1947)
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard. (98 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
29.
Ulzana's Raid (1972)
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After fierce war chief Ulzana and a small war party jump the reservation bent on murder and terror, an inexperienced young lieutenant is assigned to track him down. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
30.
Lawman (1971)
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A lawman from Bannock arrives in Sabbath to arrest all the cattlemen whose wild celebration the year before resulted in the accidental death of an old man. (99 mins.)
Director: Michael Winner
 
31.
Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
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The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality. (107 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
32.
Apache (1954)
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Refusing to let himself be re-settled on a Florida reservation,Massai,an Apache warrior,escapes his captors and returns to his homeland to become a peaceful farmer. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
33.
The Young Savages (1961)
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A district attorney investigates the racially charged case of three teenagers accused of the murder of a blind Puerto Rican boy... (103 mins.)
 
34.
The Gypsy Moths (1969)
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Three skydivers and their travelling thrill show barnstorm through a small midwestern town one Fourth of July weekend. (107 mins.)
 
35.
Executive Action (1973)
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Rogue intelligence agents, right-wing politicians, greedy capitalists, and free-lance assassins plot and carry out the JFK assassination in this speculative agitprop. (91 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
36.
The Crimson Pirate (1952)
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Burt Lancaster plays a pirate with a taste for intrigue and acrobatics who involves himself in the goings... (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
37.
Mister 880 (1950)
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Gentle romantic comedy about a Secret Service Agent trying to catch a cold case counterfeiter and a United Nations translator. (90 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
38.
Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
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A renegade USAF general, Lawrence Dell, escapes from a military prison and takes over an ICBM silo near... (146 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
39.
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
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Passengers on a European train have been exposed to a deadly disease. Nobody will let them off the train so what happens next? (129 mins.)
 
40.
Criss Cross (1949)
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An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak