film The 25+ Best Kurt Russell Movies of All Time, Ranked  

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List Rules The best Kurt Russell movie roles, regardless of box office success or critic reviews.

The best Kurt Russell movies of all time prove that he is one of the most versatile actors currently working. Since he started as a child actor in the late ‘50s, Russell has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning awards and accolades along the way. His highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office and his lifetime box office total exceeds $1.5 billion.

Kurt Russell started his acting career at the age of 11 with an uncredited role in Elvis Presley’s It Happened at the World's Fair followed by a series of small credited roles in TV and film in the ‘60s. In the 1970s, Kurt Russell starred in a series of films for Disney and several TV series for ABC and NBC.

In the 1980s, Kurt Russell’s career started taking off with high profile roles in movies—often partnering with director John Carpenter. It was with Carpenter that he became well-known as the anti-hero Snake Plissken. From the ‘80s onwards, Kurt Russell has starred in a variety of action, comedy, and even dramatic movies. Some of the best Kurt Russell movies from his era include Backdraft, Stargate, and Tango & Cash.

Kurt Russell is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ron HowardQuentin Tarantino and Garry Marshall. Kurt Russell has been in plenty of blockbusters and has surpassed many of his contemporary peers such as David Caruso and Steven Seagal in terms of fame and success.

So what are the best Kurt Russell movies of all time? Is it Escape From L.A. or Tombstone? See what fans have ranked as their favorites in the Kurt Russell filmography below. Movie trailers have been included below if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Kurt Russell role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Kurt Russell movies should be as comprehensive as possible. 

Kurt Russell is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ron Howard, Quentin Tarantino and Garry Marshall. Kurt Russell has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like David Caruso and Steven Seagal in terms of fame and success.

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Guns in the Heather Kurt Russell, Glenn Corbett

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It Happened at the World's Fair Elvis Presley, Kurt Russell, Yvonne Craig

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The Longest Drive Kurt Russell, Erik Estrada, Keenan Wynn

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The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Lesley Ann Warren

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Furious 7 Dwayne Johnson, Iggy Azalea, Vin Diesel

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Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

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Charley and the Angel Kurt Russell, Cloris Leachman, Ed Begley

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Waco Sharon Stone, Kurt Russell, Adrien Brody

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The Captive: The Longest Drive 2 Kurt Russell, Susan Dey, Tim Matheson

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Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. Kurt Russell, Melissa Gilbert

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Elvis Rose McGowan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Randy Quaid

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The Art of the Steal Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp

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Fools' Parade Kurt Russell, James Stewart, George Kennedy

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Cutlass Kristen Stewart, Chevy Chase, Dakota Fanning

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The Fate of the Furious Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

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