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This list of the best Mel Gibson movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Mel Gibson solidified his status as an action star early in his career after appearing in the 1979 film Mad Max. The order of these top Mel Gibson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Mel Gibson movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Mel Gibson movies?" and "What are the greatest Mel Gibson roles of all time?" The greatest Mel Gibson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks like BraveheartLethal Weapon, and more films appear on this Mel Gibson filmography, but its up to you to decide whether his action, comedy, military, warrior films are the best of the best. If you think the most impressive Mel Gibson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Mel Gibson's epic films, you might also enjoy our list of the best Kevin Costner movies and best Russell Crowe movies.

If you're a fan of Mel Gibson, then check out our lists of the best David Caruso and Hulk Hogan movies as well.

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Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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Lethal Weapon Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

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We Were Soldiers Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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Mad Max Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley

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Maverick Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Corey Feldman

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Lethal Weapon 2 Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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Payback Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello

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Conspiracy Theory Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Patrick Stewart

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Mad Max 2 Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Vernon Wells

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Signs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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Lethal Weapon 3 Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

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Lethal Weapon 4 Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci

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Ransom Mel Gibson, Liev Schreiber, Rene Russo

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What Women Want Mel Gibson, Marisa Tomei, Helen Hunt

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The Man Without a Face Mel Gibson, Nick Stahl, Gaby Hoffmann

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Forever Young Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood

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Edge of Darkness Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Denis O'Hare

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Gallipoli Mel Gibson, Bill Hunter, Robert Grubb

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Get the Gringo Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, Dean Norris

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The Passion of the Christ Monica Bellucci, Jim Caviezel, Claudia Gerini

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Tina Turner, Mel Gibson, Rebekah Elmaloglou

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The Expendables 3 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone

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Bird on a Wire Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn, David Carradine

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Air America Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis

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Apocalypto Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Israel Contreras

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Pocahontas Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

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Tequila Sunrise Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell

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Hamlet Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close

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The Bounty Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson, Daniel Day-Lewis

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The Year of Living Dangerously Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt

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Blood Father Mel Gibson, William H. Macy, Diego Luna

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The River Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek, Scott Glenn

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Casper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mel Gibson Movies
Casper Mel Gibson, Clint Eastwood, Christina Ricci

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The Beaver Jennifer Lawrence, Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster

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Tim Mel Gibson, Piper Laurie, Pat Evison

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Chicken Run Mel Gibson, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton

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Attack Force Z Mel Gibson, Sam Neill, Chris Haywood

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Hacksaw Ridge is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mel Gibson Movies
Hacksaw Ridge

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Mrs. Soffel Mel Gibson, Heather Graham, Diane Keaton

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Father's Day

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FairyTale: A True Story Mel Gibson, Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel

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Paparazzi Mel Gibson, Matthew McConaughey, Chris Rock

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Machete Kills Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga, Sofía Vergara

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The Singing Detective Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes

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Summer City Mel Gibson, John Jarratt, Steve Bisley

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The Million Dollar Hotel Mel Gibson, Milla Jovovich, Bono

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The Passion of the Christ: Res... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mel Gibson Movies
The Passion of the Christ: Resurrection

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The Face: Jesus in Art Mel Gibson, Ricardo Montalbán, Stacy Keach