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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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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    Grease is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing

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


    Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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    Face/Off is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Face/Off John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon

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


    Urban Cowboy 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


    Look Who's Talking 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


    Get Shorty John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito

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

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    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick

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


    John Travolta, Marisa Tomei, Martin Lawrence

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


    Swordfish Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman

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


    Ladder 49 John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin O'Malley

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

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    John Travolta, Carla Gugino, Andie MacDowell

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


    Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie

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


    The Taking of Pelham 123 John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini

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    The General's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    The General's Daughter John Travolta, James Woods, Madeleine Stowe

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    The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    The Punisher John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash

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    Bolt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Bolt Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz

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


    John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Janet Jones

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    The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy

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    Look Who's Talking Now is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Charles Barkley

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    A Civil Action is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates

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    From Paris with Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    From Paris with Love John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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


    Blow Out John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

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    Basic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Basic John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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

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    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes

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    Austin Powers: Goldmember is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    Austin Powers: Goldmember Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise

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    Domestic Disturbance is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Steve Buscemi

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    Look Who's Talking Too is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Look Who's Talking Too John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Kirstie Alley

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


    Primary Colors John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher

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


    Old Dogs John Travolta, Robin Williams, Ann-Margret

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    Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Be Cool John Travolta, Dwayne Johnson, Uma Thurman

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


    Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, John Travolta

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    The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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    Killing Season is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Robert De Niro, Milo Ventimiglia

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    A Love Song for Bobby Long is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht

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


    John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Brian Doyle-Murray

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    Perfect is listed (or ranked) 38 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) 39 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) 40 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Jeffrey DeMunn, Tito Larriva

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    Lonely Hearts is listed (or ranked) 41 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) 42 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    White Man's Burden John Travolta, Seth Green, Kelly Lynch

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    GOTTI: In The Shadow Of My Fat... is listed (or ranked) 43 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) 44 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, John Travolta, Heather Graham

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    Two of a Kind is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Gene Hackman

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    Chains of Gold is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Marilu Henner, Joey Lawrence

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    Dream Jets is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    Dream Jets John Travolta, Carly Simon, Hugh Hefner

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    Magnificent Desolation: Walkin... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman

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    Hollywood Singing and Dancing:... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies


    John Travolta, Liza Minnelli, Mel Brooks

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    Battlefield Earth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies

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    Battlefield Earth John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Forest Whitaker

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