James Cagney Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

White Heat

White Heat

(1949)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Cody Jarrett
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Film-Noir, Crime, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Margaret Wycherly, Edmond O'Brien, Virginia Mayo, Steve Cochran
2
0
Angels with Dirty Faces

Angels with Dirty Faces

(1938)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Rocky Sullivan
Director:
Michael Curtiz
Genres:
Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan, Pat O'Brien, George Bancroft
2
0
One, Two, Three

One, Two, Three

(1961)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
C.R. MacNamara
Director:
Billy Wilder
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Arlene Francis, Howard St. John, Leon Askin, Horst Buchholz
2
0
Mister Roberts

Mister Roberts

(1955)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
The Captain
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy, John Ford, Joshua Logan
Genres:
War, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Lemmon, Betsy Palmer, Henry Fonda, William Powell
3
0
Yankee Doodle Dandy

Yankee Doodle Dandy

(1942)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
George M. Cohan
Director:
Michael Curtiz
Genres:
Musical, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Walter Huston, Irene Manning, Joan Leslie, S.Z. Sakall
3
0
The Roaring Twenties

The Roaring Twenties

(1939)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie Bartlett
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir, Drama
Star Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, Jeffrey Lynn, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George
1
0
The Public Enemy

The Public Enemy

(1931)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Powers
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Blondell, Jean Harlow, Donald Cook, Edward Woods
3
0
Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

(1935)
1
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Lloyd
Genres:
Romance, Biography, Drama, History, Adventure
Star Cast:
Clark Gable, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Herbert Mundin, Eddie Quillan
1
1
Footlight Parade
TV-G

Footlight Parade

(1933)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Chester Kent
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Blondell, Frank McHugh, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler
2
0
The Strawberry Blonde

The Strawberry Blonde

(1941)
3
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Biff Grimes
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Olivia de Havilland, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, Rita Hayworth
3
0
Each Dawn I Die

Each Dawn I Die

(1939)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank Ross
Director:
William Keighley
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
George Bancroft, George Raft, Jane Bryan, Maxie Rosenbloom
1
0
Ragtime
PG

Ragtime

(1981)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
New York Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo
Director:
Milos Forman
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth McGovern, Pat O'Brien, Brad Dourif
2
0
City for Conquest

City for Conquest

(1940)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny Kenny
Director:
Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco
Genres:
Music, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Quinn, Donald Crisp, Frank McHugh, Frank Craven
2
0
Love Me or Leave Me

Love Me or Leave Me

(1955)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Martin Snyder
Director:
Charles Vidor
Genres:
Music, Biography, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Cameron Mitchell, Doris Day, Tom Tully, Robert Keith
2
0
Man of a Thousand Faces

Man of a Thousand Faces

(1957)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Lon Chaney
Director:
Joseph Pevney
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Marjorie Rambeau, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Jim Backus
2
0
The Gallant Hours
TV-PG

The Gallant Hours

(1960)
4
0
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Fleet Adm. William F. Halsey Jr.
Director:
Robert Montgomery
Genres:
War, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Vaughn Taylor, Richard Jaeckel, Ward Costello, Dennis Weaver
4
0
The Millionaire

The Millionaire

(1931)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Schofield
Director:
John G. Adolfi
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
David Manners, Evalyn Knapp, George Arliss, Florence Arliss
1
0
'G' Men

'G' Men

(1935)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
'Brick' Davis
Director:
William Keighley
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Robert Armstrong, Ann Dvorak, Barton MacLane, Margaret Lindsay
1
0
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

(1950)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ralph Cotter
Director:
Gordon Douglas
Genres:
Thriller, Film-Noir, Crime
Star Cast:
Ward Bond, William Frawley, Luther Adler, Helena Carter
1
0
Shake Hands with the Devil

Shake Hands with the Devil

(1959)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Sean Lenihan
Director:
Michael Anderson
Genres:
History, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Richard Harris, Sybil Thorndike, Glynis Johns, Michael Redgrave, James Cagney
2
0
The Bride Came C.O.D.

The Bride Came C.O.D.

(1941)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Collins
Director:
William Keighley
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Biography
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Stuart Erwin, Eugene Pallette, Jack Carson
2
0
Picture Snatcher

Picture Snatcher

(1933)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Alice White, Ralf Harolde, Ralph Bellamy, Patricia Ellis
2
0
Blonde Crazy
TV-G

Blonde Crazy

(1931)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Bert Harris
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy, Crime
Star Cast:
Joan Blondell, Noel Francis, Ray Milland, Louis Calhern
1
0
Jimmy the Gent

Jimmy the Gent

(1934)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Corrigan
Director:
Michael Curtiz
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Bette Davis, Allen Jenkins, Alan Dinehart, Alice White
1
0
13 Rue Madeleine

13 Rue Madeleine

(1946)
2
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Emmett 'Bob' Sharkey
Director:
Henry Hathaway
Genres:
War, Adventure, Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Walter Abel, Annabella, Richard Conte, Frank Latimore
2
0
Come Fill the Cup

Come Fill the Cup

(1951)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Lew Marsh
Director:
Gordon Douglas
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
James Gleason, Raymond Massey, Gig Young, Phyllis Thaxter
1
0
A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

(1935)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mickey Rooney, Olivia de Havilland, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale
1
0
Lady Killer
TV-G

Lady Killer

(1933)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dan Quigley
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Leslie Fenton, Mae Clarke, Douglass Dumbrille, Margaret Lindsay
1
0
The Mayor of Hell

The Mayor of Hell

(1933)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Patsy
Director:
Michael Curtiz, Archie Mayo
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Madge Evans, Dudley Digges, Arthur Byron, Allen Jenkins
1
0
Ceiling Zero

Ceiling Zero

(1936)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dizzy Davis
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Stuart Erwin, Pat O'Brien, Barton MacLane, June Travis
1
0
Hard to Handle

Hard to Handle

(1933)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Lefty Merrill
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins, Ruth Donnelly, Claire Dodd
1
0
Smart Money

Smart Money

(1931)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack
Director:
Alfred E. Green
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Edward G. Robinson, Noel Francis, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde
1
0
These Wilder Years

These Wilder Years

(1956)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Bradford
Director:
Roy Rowland
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Stanwyck, Walter Pidgeon, Betty Lou Keim, Don Dubbins
1
0
The St. Louis Kid

The St. Louis Kid

(1934)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie Kennedy
Director:
Ray Enright
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Allen Jenkins, Robert Barrat, Patricia Ellis, Hobart Cavanaugh
1
0
Johnny Come Lately

Johnny Come Lately

(1943)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Richards
Director:
William K. Howard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hattie McDaniel, Marjorie Main, Grace George, Marjorie Lord
1
0
The Fighting 69th
TV-PG

The Fighting 69th

(1940)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry Plunkett
Director:
William Keighley
Genres:
War, Action, Drama, Biography, Adventure, History
Star Cast:
George Reeves, Alan Hale, Pat O'Brien, George Brent
1
0
The Seven Little Foys

The Seven Little Foys

(1955)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Melville Shavelson
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Biography, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Bob Hope, Jerry Mathers, Herbert Heyes, George Tobias
1
0
Torrid Zone

Torrid Zone

(1940)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Butler
Director:
William Keighley
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Action
Star Cast:
George Reeves, Pat O'Brien, Andy Devine, Helen Vinson
1
0
Taxi!

Taxi!

(1932)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Matt Nolan
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Loretta Young, Guy Kibbee, George E. Stone, Leila Bennett
1
0
Tribute to a Bad Man

Tribute to a Bad Man

(1956)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeremy Rodock
Director:
Robert Wise
Genres:
Western, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lee Van Cleef, Stephen McNally, Irene Papas, Don Dubbins
1
0
Run for Cover

Run for Cover

(1955)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Matt Dow
Director:
Nicholas Ray
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Ernest Borgnine, Jean Hersholt, Grant Withers, Viveca Lindfors
1
0
Other Men's Women

Other Men's Women

(1931)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Ed
Director:
William A. Wellman
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Mary Astor, Fred Kohler, Grant Withers, Regis Toomey
1
0
The Doorway to Hell

The Doorway to Hell

(1930)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Archie Mayo
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert Elliott, Lew Ayres, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews
1
0
You, John Jones!

You, John Jones!

(1943)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
John Jones
Director:
Mervyn LeRoy
Genres:
Drama, Short, War
Star Cast:
Ann Sothern, Carey Wilson, Margaret O'Brien, Beal Wong
1
0
Captains of the Clouds

Captains of the Clouds

(1942)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Brian MacLean
Director:
Michael Curtiz
Genres:
War, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Alan Hale, Brenda Marshall, Dennis Morgan, George Tobias
1
0
The Time of Your Life

The Time of Your Life

(1948)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph T. (who observes people)
Director:
H.C. Potter
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Wayne Morris, Broderick Crawford, William Bendix, Jeanne Cagney
1
0
The Crowd Roars

The Crowd Roars

(1932)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Greer
Director:
Howard Hawks
Genres:
Sport, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee, Eric Linden, Ann Dvorak
1
0
Here Comes the Navy

Here Comes the Navy

(1934)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Chesty
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Pat O'Brien, Gloria Stuart, Frank McHugh, Dorothy Tree
1
0
Sinners' Holiday

Sinners' Holiday

(1930)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Delano
Director:
John G. Adolfi
Genres:
Crime, Romance
Star Cast:
Lucille La Verne, Grant Withers, Warren Hymer, Joan Blondell
1
0
The Oklahoma Kid

The Oklahoma Kid

(1939)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Kincaid
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Western, History
Star Cast:
Humphrey Bogart, Donald Crisp, Harvey Stephens, Rosemary Lane
1
0
What Price Glory

What Price Glory

(1952)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Flagg
Director:
John Ford
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Wagner, William Demarest, Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet
1
0
Great Guy

Great Guy

(1936)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny Cave
Director:
John G. Blystone
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Mystery, Film-Noir
Star Cast:
Henry Kolker, Edward Brophy, Mae Clarke, James Burke
1
0
Something to Sing About

Something to Sing About

(1937)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Thadeus McGillicuddy aka Terry Rooney
Director:
Victor Schertzinger
Genres:
Comedy, Musical
Star Cast:
William Frawley, Gene Lockhart, Mona Barrie, Evelyn Daw
1
0
A Lion Is in the Streets

A Lion Is in the Streets

(1953)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Hank Martin
Director:
Raoul Walsh
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Barbara Hale, Warner Anderson, John McIntire, Anne Francis
1
0
He Was Her Man

He Was Her Man

(1934)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Flicker Hayes, aka Jerry Allen
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Romance, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Joan Blondell, Victor Jory, Sarah Padden, Frank Craven
1
0
The West Point Story

The West Point Story

(1950)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Elwin 'Bix' Bixby
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Gene Nelson, Doris Day, Virginia Mayo, Gordon MacRae
1
0
The Irish in Us
TV-G

The Irish in Us

(1935)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny O'Hara
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Olivia de Havilland, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh, Pat O'Brien
1
0
Frisco Kid

Frisco Kid

(1935)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Bat Morgan
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Adventure, Romance
Star Cast:
Ricardo Cortez, Lili Damita, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay
1
0
Winner Take All

Winner Take All

(1932)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim 'Jimmy' Kane
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Marian Nixon, Guy Kibbee, Dickie Moore, Virginia Bruce
1
0
Blood on the Sun

Blood on the Sun

(1945)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Nick Condon
Director:
Frank Lloyd
Genres:
Drama, Romance, War, Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Armstrong, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery
1
0
Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

(1938)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Law
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Pat O'Brien, Ralph Bellamy, Frank McHugh, Marie Wilson
1
0
Devil Dogs of the Air

Devil Dogs of the Air

(1935)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy O'Toole
Director:
Lloyd Bacon
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Pat O'Brien, Frank McHugh, Margaret Lindsay, John Arledge
1
0
Never Steal Anything Small

Never Steal Anything Small

(1959)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jake MacIllaney
Director:
Charles Lederer
Genres:
Musical, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Cara Williams, Shirley Jones, Roger Smith, Nehemiah Persoff
1
0
Starlift

Starlift

(1951)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Roy Del Ruth
Genres:
Musical
Star Cast:
Gene Nelson, Ruth Roman, Doris Day, Janice Rule, James Cagney
1
0
Short Cut to Hell

Short Cut to Hell

(1957)
1
0
As:
Director
Director:
James Cagney
Genres:
Film-Noir, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Murvyn Vye, William Bishop, Georgann Johnson, Robert Ivers, Yvette Vickers
1
0
How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots'

How I Play Golf by Bobby Jones No. 11: 'Practice Shots'

(1931)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
James Cagney (uncredited)
Director:
George Marshall
Genres:
Sport, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Donald Cook, Anthony Bushell, Bobby Jones, O.B. Keeler
1
0
Arizona Bushwhackers

Arizona Bushwhackers

(1968)
1
0
As:
Cast
Director:
Lesley Selander
Genres:
Western, Romance
Star Cast:
Marilyn Maxwell, John Ireland, Yvonne De Carlo, Scott Brady
1
0

TV Movie(s)

Terrible Joe Moran

Terrible Joe Moran

(1984)
1
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Joe Moran
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Art Carney, Joseph Sirola, Peter Gallagher, Ellen Barkin
1
0

Animation(s)

The Ballad of Smokey the Bear

The Ballad of Smokey the Bear (1966)

As:
Cast
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Director:
Larry Roemer
Genres:
Musical, Animation, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Barry Pearl, Herb Duncan, Rose Marie Jun, William Marine

TV Shows and Videos

Robert Montgomery Presents

Robert Montgomery Presents (1950)

As:
Cast
Director:
John Newland, James Sheldon, Norman Felton, James P. Yarbrough, Vincent J. Donehue
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Don Knotts, Elizabeth Montgomery, David Niven, Jack Lemmon, Leslie Nielsen
The Christophers

The Christophers (1952)

As:
Cast
Director:
Charles Bennett
Star Cast:
Joe E. Brown, Bing Crosby, Dean Jagger, Jack Haley
Phil Collins: I Wish It Would Rain Down

Phil Collins: I Wish It Would Rain Down (1990)

As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (archiveFootage)
Director:
James Yukich
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Phil Collins, Jeffrey Tambor, Groucho Marx, Eric Clapton

James Cagney Awards

Academy Awards
Yankee Doodle Dandy Best Actor in a Leading Role 1943