The Best Michael Douglas Movies Films

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.

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    The Game is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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    Falling Down is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Tuesday Weld

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    Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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    Romancing the Stone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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    The War of the Roses is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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    The American President is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

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    A Perfect Murder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas

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    Traffic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas

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    The Jewel of the Nile is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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    Black Rain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Luis Guzmán

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    The Ghost and the Darkness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

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    Wonder Boys is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas

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    The China Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon

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    Behind the Candelabra is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Dan Aykroyd

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    Don't Say a Word is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Famke Janssen, Michael Douglas, Brittany Murphy

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    The In-Laws is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Ryan Reynolds, Michael Douglas, Candice Bergen

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    Shining Through is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith

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    Coma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas, Ed Harris

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    Wall Street: Money Never Sleep... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon

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    The Star Chamber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto

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    It Runs in the Family is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Bernadette Peters

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    The Sentinel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Eva Longoria, Kim Basinger, Michael Douglas

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    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Michael Douglas, Amber Tamblyn, Jesse Metcalfe

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    You, Me and Dupree is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen, Michael Douglas

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    Napoleon and Samantha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Jodie Foster, Michael Douglas, Mary Wickes

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    King of California is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Ashley Greene, Evan Rachel Wood, Michael Douglas

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    Solitary Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

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    Adam at 6 A.M. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Michael Douglas, Joe Don Baker, Dana Elcar

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    A Chorus Line is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Michael Douglas, Audrey Landers, Khandi Alexander

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    One Night at McCool's is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Liv Tyler, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas

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    Summertree is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Summertree Michael Douglas, Teri Garr, Rob Reiner

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    Hail, Hero! is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

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

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    Haywire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum

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    One Day in September is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies
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    Cast a Giant Shadow is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Michael Douglas

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    When Michael Calls is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Michael Douglas, Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley

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    Fog City Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Fog City Mavericks Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Michael Douglas

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    Running is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Michael Douglas, Eugene Levy, Philip Akin

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    It's My Turn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    Michael Douglas, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin

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    The Drivetime is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Michael Douglas Movies

    The Drivetime Antero Alli, Michael Taylor Donovan, Michael George

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