Best Fred Ward movies

by Bleues | last updated - 14 Dec 2011 | Public

Here are (in my opinion) the best Fred Ward movies and/or movie appereances. You know good or bad movie - he always does a unique performance.

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1. Tremors (1990)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

7.1
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65 Metascore

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross

Votes: 99,265 | Gross: $16.67M

Funny, terrific and matchless acting. Same for the other actors/actresses.

2. Southern Comfort (1981)

R | 106 min | Action, Thriller

7.2
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During a routine exercise, a team of National Guards are threatened by angry and violent locals.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Franklyn Seales

Votes: 13,111 | Gross: $5.00M

Very great performance of a sadistical guardsman.

3. Henry & June (1990)

NC-17 | 136 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 10,869 | Gross: $11.57M

Very authentic and true potray of Henry Miller.

4. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston

Votes: 9,382

Great and unusual.

5. The Right Stuff (1983)

PG | 193 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.9
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 48,657 | Gross: $21.50M

Outstanding portray.

6. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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Battling a life depression, Earl Bassett is offered a job as a mercenary to help a Mexican oil company with a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only ones with a new battle plan..

Director: S.S. Wilson | Stars: Fred Ward, Chris Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross

Votes: 21,176

Absolutely hilarious performance.

7. Miami Blues (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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An ex-con's first act of freedom is moving to Miami where he restarts his old criminal ways with even more potency.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: Fred Ward, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Cecilia Pérez-Cervera

Votes: 6,576 | Gross: $9.89M

Stunning and excellent.

8. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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In a fantastical 40's where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Fred Ward, David Warner, Julianne Moore, Clancy Brown

Votes: 1,972

Unusual potray of H.P. Lovecraft.

9. Short Cuts (1993)

R | 188 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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79 Metascore

The day-to-day lives of several suburban Los Angeles residents.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 37,411 | Gross: $6.11M

All-cast-gloriousness.

10. Best Men (1997)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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51 Metascore

The film opens with 4 tuxedo clad men showing up at a penitentiary to meet a friend who has just been released after three years in prison and is going straight from the jail to marry his ... See full summary »

Director: Tamra Davis | Stars: Dean Cain, Andy Dick, Sean Patrick Flanery, Mitchell Whitfield

Votes: 2,452

Very good mix of a comedic and dramatic performance.

11. Equinox (1992)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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Twins, separated at birth and living opposite lives, are about to learn of each other- and the substantial inheritance they are entitled to.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Matthew Modine, Lara Flynn Boyle, Fred Ward, Tyra Ferrell

Votes: 1,039 | Gross: $0.28M

Dark performance.

12. The Player (1992)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

A Hollywood studio executive is being sent death threats by a writer whose script he rejected - but which one?

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg

Votes: 45,701 | Gross: $21.71M

13. Dangerous Beauty (1998)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward

Votes: 13,618 | Gross: $4.53M

14. Uncommon Valor (1983)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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38 Metascore

Ten years after his son went MIA in Vietnam, U.S.Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in POW camps in Laos.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze, Robert Stack, Fred Ward

Votes: 7,612 | Gross: $30.50M

15. L'affaire Farewell (2009)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.0
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74 Metascore

The French intelligence service alerts the U.S. about a Soviet spy operation during the height of the Cold War, which sets off an unfortunate chain of events.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Emir Kusturica, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ingeborga Dapkunaite

Votes: 5,788

16. ...First Do No Harm (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama

6.9
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The story of one woman's struggle against a narrow-minded medical establishment.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Meryl Streep, Fred Ward, Seth Adkins, Margo Martindale

Votes: 1,440

17. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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64 Metascore

A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 15,344 | Gross: $35.62M

18. Full Disclosure (2001 Video)

R | 97 min | Thriller

5.3
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A reporter discovers a woman who is a suspected terrorist.

Director: John Bradshaw | Stars: Fred Ward, Christopher Plummer, Rachel Ticotin, Kim Coates

Votes: 321

19. Thunderheart (1992)

R | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young mixed-blood FBI agent is assigned to work with a cynical veteran investigator on a murder on a poverty-stricken Sioux reservation.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Val Kilmer, Sam Shepard, Graham Greene, Fred Ward

Votes: 12,167 | Gross: $22.66M

20. UFOria (1985)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Sheldon Bart is a drifter, and a small-time con man. He meets his old friend, Brother Bud, a big-time con man into faith healing and fencing stolen cars, at his revival tent outside a small... See full summary »

Director: John Binder | Stars: Cindy Williams, Harry Dean Stanton, Fred Ward, Beverly Hope Atkinson

Votes: 348

21. Secret Admirer (1985)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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An anonymous love letter left in Michael's locker on the last day of school wreaks havoc on his life, and the lives of everyone who come in contact with it.

Director: David Greenwalt | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Lori Loughlin, Kelly Preston, Dee Wallace

Votes: 5,247 | Gross: $8.62M

22. The Prince of Pennsylvania (1988)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.7
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There's nothing wrong with the Marshetta family that a little felony can't cure. Rupert doesn't want to follow in his father's blue-collar footsteps, so he and his quirky friend kidnap his ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Nyswaner | Stars: Fred Ward, Keanu Reeves, Bonnie Bedelia, Amy Madigan

Votes: 897

23. Two Small Bodies (1993)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.3
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Eileen Maloney, a hostess at a strip joint, has woken up to find her two children are missing. Lieutenant Bramm suspects that she killed them herself. He questions her for days about her ... See full summary »

Director: Beth B | Stars: Fred Ward, Suzy Amis

Votes: 112

24. Road Trip (2000)

R | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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55 Metascore

Four college buddies embark on a road trip to retrieve an illicit tape mistakenly mailed to a female friend.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Seann William Scott, Amy Smart, Paulo Costanzo

Votes: 141,384 | Gross: $68.54M

25. Off Limits (1988)

R | 102 min | Action, Thriller, War

6.2
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McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Crowe | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward, Amanda Pays

Votes: 2,172 | Gross: $7.24M

26. Exit Speed (2008)

R | 91 min | Thriller

5.3
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On Christmas Eve, ten strangers board a bus traveling across Texas. Far out in the wilds they collide with a meth-addicted biker. Forced off the road by other members of the gang, the ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Ziehl | Stars: Desmond Harrington, Lea Thompson, Julie Mond, Alice Greczyn

Votes: 1,901

27. Feast of Love (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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51 Metascore

A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. and is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Radha Mitchell, Alexa Davalos, Greg Kinnear

Votes: 14,864 | Gross: $3.50M

28. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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63 Metascore

Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 83,150 | Gross: $51.13M