The Best John Travolta Movies

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This list of the best John Travolta movies is ranked best to worst, with movie trailers when available. Whether he is dancing, fighting or joking around, John Travolta is always an entertaining actor.  The list includes famous films like Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty, but it's up to you and other fans to decide upon the best. The order of these top John Travolta movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated movies from John Travolta's filmography will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Travolta movies?" and "What are the greatest John Travolta roles of all time?" The greatest John Travolta performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. John Travolta has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest John Travolta movie of all time is. If you think the best John Travolta role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Travolta's action films, you might also like our list of the best Tom Cruise movies or best Nicolas Cage movies.

Quentin Tarantino and Brian De Palma are among those who have directed John Travolta at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of John Travolta, then check out our lists of the best Steven Seagal and David Caruso movies as well.

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    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Face/Off is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon

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    Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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    Grease is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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    Urban Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Bonnie Raitt, Debra Winger

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    Broken Arrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Christian Slater, Howie Long

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    Look Who's Talking is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Joan Rivers

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    Get Shorty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito

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    Wild Hogs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Marisa Tomei, Martin Lawrence

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    Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

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    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    Ladder 49 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin O'Malley

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    Carrie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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    Phenomenon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

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    The Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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    Bolt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy

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    From Paris with Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    Michael is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    John Travolta, Carla Gugino, Andie MacDowell

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    Staying Alive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Janet Jones

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    A Civil Action is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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    Look Who's Talking Now is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Charles Barkley

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    The General's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    John Travolta, James Woods, Madeleine Stowe

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    Blow Out is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

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    Look Who's Talking Too is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Kirstie Alley

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    Old Dogs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Robin Williams, Ann-Margret

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    Basic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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    Austin Powers: Goldmember is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

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    Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    John Travolta, Dwayne Johnson, Uma Thurman

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    Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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    Savages is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, John Travolta

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    Domestic Disturbance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Steve Buscemi

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    Primary Colors is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher

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    Criminal Activities is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Criminal Activities John Travolta, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Pitt

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    Life on the Line is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Life on the Line

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    The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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    The Forger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    The Forger John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Abigail Spencer

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    I Am Wrath

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    The Experts is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Brian Doyle-Murray

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    Killing Season is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    John Travolta, Robert De Niro, Milo Ventimiglia

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    A Love Song for Bobby Long is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht

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    Perfect is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carly Simon

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    Mad City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Jay Leno

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    Eyes of an Angel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Jeffrey DeMunn, Tito Larriva

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    Lonely Hearts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Jared Leto

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    White Man's Burden is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Seth Green, Kelly Lynch

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    GOTTI: In The Shadow Of My Fat... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    GOTTI: In The Shadow Of My Father John Travolta, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci

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    Shout is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, John Travolta, Heather Graham

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    Chains of Gold is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Marilu Henner, Joey Lawrence

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    Dream Jets is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Dream Jets John Travolta, Carly Simon, Hugh Hefner

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