michael douglas The Best Michael Douglas Movies

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Michael Douglas movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big his role was.

Here are the best Michael Douglas movies, ranked best to worst, with movie trailers and clips. Michael Douglas has acted in some amazing films, but he also worked behind the scenes on several award-winning movies including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Michael Douglas'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 Michael Douglas movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Michael Douglas movies will be at the top of the list. 

When Michael Douglas first started acting in Hollywood, he was not considered a great actor, but Douglas proved everyone wrong after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as the money-hungry corporate raider Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Douglas then went on to star in box office hits Basic Instinct with Sharon Stone and Disclosure with Demi Moore. Thanks to his hugely successful and prolific career, Michael Douglas received both the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and the AFI Life Achievement Award.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Michael Douglas movies?," "What are the greatest Michael Douglas roles of all time?,"  and "How do Michael Douglas's recent movies compare to his first?" The greatest Michael Douglas performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Everything from Falling Down to The Game is included on this Michael Douglas filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best. If you think the best Michael Douglas role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you love Michael Douglas's intensity, you might also enjoy our list of best Sean Penn movies and best Charlie Sheen movies.

Notable directors that have worked with Michael Douglas include names like Joel Schumacher, Ridley Scott and Steven Soderbergh. If you're a fan of Michael Douglas, then check out our lists of the best Kurt Russell and Richard Gere movies as well.

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Falling Down Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas Tuesday Weld

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The Game Sean Penn, Michael Douglas Spike Jonze

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Wall Street Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas Martin Sheen

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Romancing the Stone Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito Michael Douglas

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The War of the Roses Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito Michael Douglas

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The American President Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox Michael Douglas

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A Perfect Murder Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen Michael Douglas

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Traffic Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones Michael Douglas

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The Jewel of the Nile Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito Michael Douglas

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Black Rain Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia Luis Guzmán

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The Ghost and the Darkness Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas Emily Mortimer

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The China Syndrome Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas Jack Lemmon

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Wonder Boys Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes Michael Douglas

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Behind the Candelabra Matt Damon, Michael Douglas Dan Aykroyd

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Shining Through Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas Melanie Griffith

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Don't Say a Word Famke Janssen, Michael Douglas Brittany Murphy

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf Susan Sarandon

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The In-Laws Ryan Reynolds, Michael Douglas Candice Bergen

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Coma Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas Ed Harris

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The Star Chamber Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook Yaphet Kotto

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The Sentinel Eva Longoria, Kim Basinger Michael Douglas

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You, Me and Dupree Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen Michael Douglas

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Ant-Man Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas Paul Rudd

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Michael Douglas, Amber Tamblyn Jesse Metcalfe

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Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas Jeanne Tripplehorn

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It Runs in the Family Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas Bernadette Peters

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Solitary Man Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito Michael Douglas

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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner Matthew McConaughey

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King of California Ashley Greene, Evan Rachel Wood Michael Douglas

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Napoleon and Samantha Jodie Foster, Michael Douglas Mary Wickes

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Adam at 6 A.M. Michael Douglas, Joe Don Baker Dana Elcar

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito Christopher Lloyd

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Disclosure Demi Moore, Michael Douglas Donald Sutherland

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A Chorus Line Michael Douglas, Audrey Landers Khandi Alexander

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Summertree Michael Douglas, Teri Garr Rob Reiner

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Last Vegas Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman Michael Douglas

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One Night at McCool's Liv Tyler, Helen Hunt Michael Douglas

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Haywire Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor Channing Tatum

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Starman Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter Karen Allen

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Flatliners Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon Kiefer Sutherland

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Hail, Hero! Michael Douglas, Teresa Wright Arthur Kennedy

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The Rainmaker Matt Damon, Claire Danes Mickey Rourke

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Made in America Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg Jennifer Tilly

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Beyond the Reach Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine Ronny Cox

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Cast a Giant Shadow Frank Sinatra, John Wayne Michael Douglas

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The Drivetime Antero Alli, Michael Taylor Donovan Michael George

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When Michael Calls Michael Douglas, Ben Gazzara Elizabeth Ashley

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Running Michael Douglas, Eugene Levy Philip Akin

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Fog City Mavericks Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg Michael Douglas