Best Movies of Walter Matthau

JFK (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 164 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $70.41M

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.


The Bad News Bears (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: null

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.


The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 147 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 68 | Earnings: null

In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?


I.Q. (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 129 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $26.37M

A mechanic romances the mathematician niece of physicist Albert Einstein, with help from Einstein and his friends.


Grumpy Old Men (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 126 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $70.17M

A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street.


Grumpier Old Men (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $69.87M

John and Max resolve to save their beloved bait shop from turning into an Italian restaurant, just as its new female owner catches Max's attention.


Charade (1963)

Aggregate Rating: 110 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust?


Fail-Safe (1964)

Aggregate Rating: 84 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?


The Odd Couple (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 83 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Two friends try sharing an apartment, but their ideas of housekeeping and lifestyles are as different as night and day.


Hanging Up (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 82 | Imdb: 4 | Metascore: 33 | Earnings: $36.04M

A trio of sisters bond over their ambivalence toward the approaching death of their curmudgeonly father, to whom none of them was particularly close.


Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A fiercely independent cowboy arranges to have himself locked up in jail in order to then escape with an old friend who has been sentenced to the penitentiary.


Hello, Dolly! (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 79 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $9.00M

Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for "half-a-millionaire" Horace Vandergelder, convincing his niece, his niece's intended, and his two clerks to travel to New York City along the way.


Charley Varrick (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 78 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A man, his wife, and their friend, stage a bloody bank robbery, unaware they are stealing money from the Mob.


Cactus Flower (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A dentist pretends to be married to avoid commitment, but when he falls for his girlfriend and proposes, he must recruit his lovelorn nurse to pose as his wife.


The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A crooked lawyer persuades his brother-in-law to feign a serious injury.


Mirage (1965)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A New York man suffers amnesia. He soon learns that he's mixed up in a life-and-death situation, but what exactly is it?


The Front Page (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

As a tabloid newspaper editor tries to prevent his top reporter from retiring, an escaped death row convict shows up at the office trying to convey his innocence.


A New Leaf (1971)

Aggregate Rating: 75 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder. So he intends to marry a rich woman and - murder her.


Hopscotch (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Grounded with a desk job by incompetent superiors, a clever CIA agent retires and writes a tell all memoir that will embarrass his bosses, prompting him to go on the run and elude them.


The Sunshine Boys (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 73 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A vaudeville duo agree to reunite for a TV special, but it turns out that they can't stand each other.



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