The Best Ethan Hawke Movies Films

The Best Ethan Hawke Movies

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List of the best Ethan Hawke movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ethan Hawke's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Ethan Hawke movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ethan Hawke movies will be at the top of the list. Ethan Hawke has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ethan Hawke movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ethan Hawke films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Ethan Hawke role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ethan Hawke performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list is made up of films like Training Day and Brooklyn's Finest.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ethan Hawke movies?" and "What are the greatest Ethan Hawke roles of all time?"


Natalie Portman and Frank Marshall have both worked with Ethan Hawke over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If you're a fan of Ethan Hawke, then check out our lists of the best Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Dern movies as well.



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    Gattaca

    Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke

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    Dead Poets Society

    Robin Williams, Ethan Hawke, Lara Flynn Boyle

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    Before Sunrise

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg

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    Before Sunset

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff

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    Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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    Boyhood

    Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane

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    Assault on Precinct 13

    Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne

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    White Fang

    Ethan Hawke, James Remar, Bill Moseley

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    Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

    Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Sinister

    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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    - 7
    Great Expectations

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke

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    - 6
    Tape

    Uma Thurman, Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard

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    Reality Bites

    Winona Ryder, Renée Zellweger, Ben Stiller

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    Alive

    John Malkovich, Ethan Hawke, Josh Lucas

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    Daybreakers

    Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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    The Hottest State

    Michelle Williams, Alexandra Daddario, Ethan Hawke

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    Dad

    Kevin Spacey, Ethan Hawke, Jack Lemmon

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    Brooklyn's Finest

    Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle

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    Lord of War

    Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke

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    Explorers

    Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, James Cromwell

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    Snow Falling on Cedars

    Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow, James Cromwell

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    New York, I Love You

    Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Christina Ricci

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    A Midnight Clear

    Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Peter Berg

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    Waking Life

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Steven Soderbergh

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    What Doesn't Kill You

    Amanda Peet, Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke

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    The Newton Boys

    Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson

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    Fast Food Nation

    Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Ethan Hawke

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    The Woman in the Fifth

    Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas, Joanna Kulig

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    Chelsea Walls

    Uma Thurman, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Hawke

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    - 1
    Staten Island

    Staten Island Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Julianne Nicholson

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    Hamlet

    Bill Murray, Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles

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    Quiz Show

    Ralph Fiennes, Martin Scorsese, Ethan Hawke

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    Waterland

    Lena Headey, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Irons

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    - 7
    Total Recall

    Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell

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    Rich in Love

    Ethan Hawke, Alfre Woodard, Albert Finney

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    - 1
    White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf

    Ethan Hawke, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Lewis

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    Joe the King

    Kate Mara, Val Kilmer, Ethan Hawke

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    One Last Thing...

    Ethan Hawke, Gina Gershon, Cynthia Nixon

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    Getaway

    Selena Gomez, Ethan Hawke, Jon Voight

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    The Velocity of Gary

    Salma Hayek, Ethan Hawke, Thomas Jane

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    Search and Destroy

    Christopher Walken, Martin Scorsese, Ethan Hawke

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    - 2
    The Jimmy Show

    The Jimmy Show Carla Gugino, Ethan Hawke, Frank Whaley

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    Floundering

    Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi, John Cusack

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    - 1

    Shoedog Heather Graham, Sean Combs, Ethan Hawke

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    Mystery Date

    Ethan Hawke, Teri Polo, B. D. Wong

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    Lion's Den

    Lion's Den Ethan Hawke, Dylan Kussman, Brandon Boyce

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