Greatest Movie Casts of All Time

The greatest collections of talent in a single movie. Does not include actors who played themselves.

The Top Ten

1 The Departed - Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen

Best gangster movie and cast ever. Jack Nicholson was the best part of the movie, he's just so amazing! This should be number 1! Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon are also awesome but no one comes close to Jack Nicholson.

This is my favorite Scorsese movie. He is maybe the greatest director to ever live, and this movie really went above and beyond. Leo and Nicholson are two of the all time greats, and Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg aren't as good, but they are still both amazing actors who deserve and Oscar.

all the charactrs rocks... n the movie was awesome...

I knew it'd be on top 5. All the legendary actors were here. - zxm

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2 The Return of the King - Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Elijah Wood, Ian Holm, Hugo Weaving, Miranda Otto, Dominic Monaghan

The best cast ever. They fit together so well. You really could believe that they were saving the world together. - LadyLioness

They are my favourite cast ever and I think all the actors played their parts so well even though there were so many expectations for them to do well! My favorite cast and also my favourite movies too! They are all awesome and amazing!

When you have viggo mortenson, orlando bloom, hugo weaving, ian mckellen, cate blanchett, elijah wood, and liv tyler, it is incomparable

This cast is absolutely perfect. They do such a good job, and if you watched the movies after reading the books, you would notice that each cast member fits so perfectly into their roles it's shocking. This would be a good movie without this cast... but with this cast it's the best movie in the world.

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3 Pirates of The Caribbean - Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightely, Geoffrey Rush

Its just gotta be the best cast of any movie ever in the history of movies! - theTwister

How is this #4?! There's 20 movies below that are better casts

4 The Outsiders - Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, C. Thomas Howell, Leif Garrett

The amazing thing about this cast is that they were able to find so many big name actors before they were famous.

It is laughable that any cast is placed above this... Although we have very short memories. Oceans eleven is the closest.

this is possibly one of the best movies ever!

While Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, and Tom Cruise were good, the rest were rather bad itle meh. I'll probably post a review of this movie soon. - RalphBob

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5 The Dark Knight - Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cain, Eric Roberts

The superhero movie with no cheese, amazing acting and the imperfect villain and imperfect hero

Great film with some really great actors - ChelseaSmile

God rest your soul Heath Ledger, that posthumous Oscar was so deserved!

Cheesy movie. Magge couldn't act her way out of this movie.

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6 The Avengers - Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L Jackson

Why the hell is Tom hiddleston not here

Number 11! This one has the biggest stars ever! Come on Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johanssen!

Josh Brolin?

Some might also add Cobie Smulders, Stan Lee and Gwyneth Paltrow to the ensemble

7 Ocean's Twelve - Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, Carl Reiner, Bernie Mac, Don Cheadle

gu everyone who has ever seen this movie knows that this cast is so freakin unbelivable entertaining! there is nothig like them! even though the return is my favorite movie, I gotta say that this cast is a little bit better, sorry

I like Ocean's Eleven with Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack - beatles5

Clooney, Pitt, Julia Roberts, Damon, beta Jones... Wow

8 The Expendables - Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gary Daniels, Eric Roberts, Charisma Carpenter, David Zayaz, Giselle Itie

you have some of the best action movie actors ever in one film - jared5

Cast may be good but the movie wasn't that great. - zxm

Rambo, Terminator and John Mclane all in one film

9 A Bridge Too Far - James Caan, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Elliot Gould, Ryan O'Neal, Maximilian Schell

"Not as many stars as some other movies" -what planet are you living on? THIS IS A PROPER ALL STAR CAST - ONLY TOWERING INFERNO MATCHES IT

Michael Caine? When I watched this I didn't know most of these actors. But after few years I realized I had seen one of the best casts of all time. - zxm

Not as many stars as some other movies, but it definitely makes up for it with the quality of the individual actors.

You forgot Michael Caine - FredTheGooner

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10 Pulp Fiction - John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Eric Stoltz, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Phil Lamarr, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken

Not a single weak link. Everyone does their character complete justice. Pulp Fiction is the type of movie that's almost impossible to pull off, but everyone gives their character humanism, complexion, and the appropriate amount of mystery. It's one of those movies where you can barely tell that the cast is acting, as they practically live the role. The fact that Samuel L. didn't get an oscar for that role is still a travesty.

What a great cast this is. - Bman23

how can no one see that this is the best cast. - Mcbabe

Best cast ever, love 'em all!

The Contenders

11 The Italian Job - Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Seth Green, Jason Statham, Mos Def, Donald Sutherland
12 Black Hawk Down -Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, Sam Shepard, Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana, Jeremy Piven, Ron Eldard, William Fitchner, Ewan Bremmer

You forgot Tom Hardy

And Orlando bloom he's not in for long but he's still in it

13 The Hunger Games - Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Alexander Ludwig

This should be in the top ten. As Jen, Josh and Liam said, very dark movie but very light set. The cast are really bonding with each other. Definitely a great movie, great casting, awesome director, awesome friendship. Name it all!

A cast of young up and coming hot talent including Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence Isabelle Furhman, Amanda Stenberg, Leven Rambin and Alexander Ludwig among others.

14 The Godfather - Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda

How is this not higher? Three nominations for best supporting actor and brando winning best actor. Definitely should be top 10.

Marlon Brando, Al pacino, Robert Deniro these three alone best combo of all time - preachinpreach

Marlon Brando and Al Pacino is enough for this movie. - zxm

Easily number one. The teenbeat top tens strike again

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15 Mars Attacks - Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Natalie Portman, Jack Black, Christina Applegate, Pam Grier

And Paul Winfield (1973 Academy Award Nomination), Joe Don Baker, Sylvia Sidney ( Academy Award nomination for her supporting role in Summer Wishes Winter Dreams)

this movie has all these awesome stars but 1 problem...
THIS MOVIE IS COMPLETE CRAP! - sillywalks

Give me one reason why anythings better

Why ten this is the best one

16 Tropic Thunder - Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr, and Tom Cruise.

Dope

It also stars Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Nick Nolte, Bill Hader, Matthew McConagheh (I can't spell his name), Brandon so Hoo, Steve Coogan, and Danny McBride. - BeatlesFan1964

17 Saving Private Ryan - Tom Hanks,Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam Goldberg, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon

Young actors who grew famous. Similar situation as The Outsiders, where there were a slew of great actors today, who were not yet famous at the time.

Also Bryan Cranston, but totally agree with this

Should be higher. Though many of them are't that much of famous. But the acted very good. - zxm

18 The Boondock Saints II:all Saints Day - Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly, Clifton Collins Jr., Judd Nelson, Julie Benz, Peter Fonda and William Dafoe
19 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Hugo Weaving, John Rhys-Davies, Elijah Wood

It's already on the list!

So good it couldn't settle for first I guess.

20 Iron Man - Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrance Howard, Jeff Bridges, Paul Bettany
21 Reservoir Dogs - Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn, Lawrence Tierney

Excellent cast. Maybe not the best, but definitely one of the best.

22 Seven - Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gweneth Paltrow

Don't forget Richard Schiff. - Beatlesboy9

23 The Longest Day - John Wayne, Paul Anka, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Roddy McDowall, Sal Mineo, Robert Mitchum, George Segal, Rod Steiger, Robert Wagner, Richard Dawson

How can this film not have the best cast ever? Everyone in the movie was a star!

Just seen this film on T.V..
Every scene in it's near three hour playing time had someone famous.
From the mega stars of movies to the familiar faces of TVs shows.
Stars from the USA, U.K., France & Germany.
This has to be the biggest "A" list star studded film...ever..!

24 Apocalypse Now - Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Laurence Fishburne, Albert Hall, Harrison Ford, Dennis Hopper, Scott Glen, James Keane, Kerry Rossall

The acting gave me goosebumps. The oceans movies just have the hottest cast. This movie has the cast full of amazing actors. - logblobo

25 Inception - Leo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Ken Wanatabe, Michael Caine

Best casting I have ever seen, amazing movie

26 The Great Escape - Steve McQueen, James Garner, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson, James Donald, Richard Attenborough, John Leyton, Nigel Stock

Best collection of great actors ever top to bottom

Great movie with s good cast - Razor79

27 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman, Michael Gambon, David Thewlis, Timothy Spall, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson

I know it sounds prejudiced but so many of the successful English actors are classically trained in theater and the quality of their performances are truly impressive. None more so than in the entire Harry Potter series.

28 Boogie Nights - Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, Julianne Moore, John C. Reilly, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Heather Graham, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, Philip Baker Hall, Ricky Jay
29 Glengarry Glen Ross - Al Pacino, Kevin Spacey, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris, Jonathan Pryce
30 The World's End - Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike
31 It?s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World - Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Jonathan Winters, Edie Adams, Dorothy Provine, Eddie ?Rochester? Anderson, Jim Backus

With such a massive amount of comedians to fill every role (other than Captain Cullpepper played by Spencer Tracy) and each one of them a great this is a very deserving cast.

How do top this? All legendary stars, #21? Please! How bout #1

And don't forget Peter Falk, Buster Keaton, Don Knotts, Carl Reiner, The Three Stooges, Jimmy Durante, Jack Benny and Jerry Lewis

32 Jackass 3D - Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Wee Man, Bam Margera, Danger Ehren, Ryan Dunn, Dave England, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Manny Puig, Sean William Scott

These guys are complete lunatics, but that's why we love them. With the Jackass crew there's no limit as to what can happen.

33 How the West Was Won - Henry Fonda, James Stewart, John Wayne, Gregory Peck, Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Debbie Reynolds, Eli Wallach, Walter Brennan, Carol Baker

Not even close... look up all the other actors not mentioned here and it is by far the best cast ever assembled

The Greatest Film Ensemble Ever. Period.
Nothing can ever come close!

Karl Malden, spencer Tracy

34 JFK - Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Sissy Spacek, Jack Lemmon, Joe Pesci, Edward Asner, Walter Matthau, John Candy, Donald Sutherland, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jay O. Sanders

You forgot martin sheen and jodi foster.

Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Joe Pesci, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Bacon, Edward Asner, Jack Lemon, Walter Mathau, John Candy, Sissy Spacek, Donald Sutherland, Michael Rooker, etc.

35 True Romance - Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Val Kilmer, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, James Gandolfini, Conchata Ferrell and Chris Penn.

Not only the #1 best cast EVER but also an all-time great movie

Plus Tom Sizemore, how is this at 45? One of the best films ever and Def. The best cast

This movie should be in the top ten.

Top 5. Brad Pitt smokin honey bear bong? Hopper calling Walken an eggplant? Gary Oldman as a gangster!?!?! Getboutta here

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36 The Expendables 2 - Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Got to be biggest action movie cast ever, Any one off Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris, VanDamme, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li could star on there own to cast themselves all together you have the biggest cast since the Towering Inferno got to be in top five on all time list. Must not forget The Magnificent Seven and The Great Escape.

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger on the same side with Jean-Claude Damme as the lead villain and Scott Adkins as his right hand man

37 Anchorman - Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Danny Trejo, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Neil Flynn, David Koechner

Some of the best in the biz.. these are the go to guys for comedy. add seth rogen, danny mcbride, romany malco, craig robinson and a cameo by jim carrey and itd be perfect

38 The Thin Red Line - Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, James Caviezel, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Jared Lito, Nick Nolte, John Travolta, Ben Chaplin, Elias Koteas
39 Zombieland - Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray
40 Nine - Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren
41 Skyfall - Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Albert Finney
42 Titanic- Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Frances Fisher, Kathy Bates, Bill Paxton, Victor Garber, Bernard Hill, Bernard Fox, Johnathon Hyde, Danny Nucci

The greatest movie I have ever seen with an all-star cast!

43 The Dirty Dozen - Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Clint Walker

Umm... I think Lee Marvin had a role... Ernest Borgnine, too - Billyv

44 A Few Good Men - Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Bacon, Demi Moore, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kevin Pollak, Christopher Guest, Kiefer Sutherland

Tom Cruise, and Jack Nicholson can both carry movies on there own. Add Kevin Bacon, Demi Moore, and Cuba Gooding who have had some years on top of carrying a movie. Then throw in Keifer a former A list movie actor who headlined one of the best T.V. shows for 9 years or so... All Star cast - tacitus23

There's like a million oscar winners right there

45 Interview with the Vampire - Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Slater, Thandie Newton
46 Fast Five - Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Matt Schulze, Michael Irby, Joaquim de Almeida, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Gal Gadot, Don Omar, Tego Calderon, Sung Kang, Elsa Pataky

A great cast of mixed races..

Best Movie Ever! Can't wait for the next one.

The best can't wait til fast &furios 6

47 Black Panther - Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, Martin Freeman, Andy Serkis, Michael B. Jordan, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker
48 Crash - Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Esposito, Ryan Philippe, Matt Dillon, Thandie Newton, Terrance Howard, Ludacris, Tony Danza

Luda and Tony Danza! Because when I think amazing cast, I think Tony Danza. Ha! Good cast but you could leave those last 2 off even though they were ok in their parts for this movie. You should include the soundtrack as a cast member for this movie because it was very powerful

49 Midway - Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, Pat Morita, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner
50 Troy - Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Brian Cox, Diane Kruger, Sean Bean, Julie Christie, Peter O'toole

It surely has a place in the Top 10.

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Top Remixes (8)

1. The Departed - Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Alan Rickman, Gary Oldman, Michael Gambon, David Thewlis, Timothy Spall, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Emma Thompson
3. The Hunger Games - Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Lenny Kravitz, Toby Jones, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Alexander Ludwig
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1. The Departed - Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen
2. Mars Attacks - Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Annette Bening, Pierce Brosnan, Danny DeVito, Martin Short, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michael J. Fox, Natalie Portman, Jack Black, Christina Applegate, Pam Grier
3. Pirates of The Caribbean - Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Kiera Knightely, Geoffrey Rush
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1. The Godfather - Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Abe Vigoda
2. Pulp Fiction - John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Uma Thurman, Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer, Eric Stoltz, Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Phil Lamarr, Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Walken
3. A Bridge Too Far - James Caan, Sean Connery, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Elliot Gould, Ryan O'Neal, Maximilian Schell
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