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The Best Michael Douglas Movies

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This is a list of the best Michael Douglas movies, ranked best to worst - with movie trailers when available. Micael 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. 

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 Wall Street 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 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.


The Best Michael Douglas Movies Films
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    Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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    Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Tuesday Weld

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    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

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    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas

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    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas

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    Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas

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    Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Luis Guzmán Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon

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    Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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    Ryan Reynolds, Michael Douglas, Candice Bergen

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    Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Dan Aykroyd Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon

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    Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas, Ed Harris

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    Famke Janssen, Michael Douglas, Brittany Murphy

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    Eva Longoria, Kim Basinger, Michael Douglas

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    Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Bernadette Peters

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    Jodie Foster, Michael Douglas, Mary Wickes

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    Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto

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    Michael Douglas, Amber Tamblyn, Jesse Metcalfe

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    Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen, Michael Douglas

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    Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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    Ashley Greene, Evan Rachel Wood, Michael Douglas

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    Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

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    Liv Tyler, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas

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    Michael Douglas, Audrey Landers, Khandi Alexander

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    Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum

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    Michael Douglas, Joe Don Baker, Dana Elcar

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    Hail, Hero! Michael Douglas, Teresa Wright, Arthur Kennedy

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    Summertree Michael Douglas, Teri Garr, Rob Reiner

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    Michael Douglas, Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley

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    Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Michael Douglas

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    Fog City Mavericks Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Michael Douglas

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    Michael Douglas, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin

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    Michael Douglas, Eugene Levy, Philip Akin

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    The Drivetime Antero Alli, Michael Taylor Donovan, Michael George

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