Best Tom Waits Movies Films
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Best Tom Waits Movies

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List of the best Tom Waits movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tom Waits'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 Tom Waits movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tom Waits movies will be at the top of the list. Tom Waits has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tom Waits movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tom Waits films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Tom Waits role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Tom Waits performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items on this list include Paradise Alley and Cold Feet.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tom Waits movies?" and "What are the greatest Tom Waits roles of all time?"


Tom Waits is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Robert Altman, Tony Scott and Francis Ford Coppola. Is Tom Waits your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Johnny Cash and David Bowie films lists too.


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    Christopher Walken, Tom Waits, Michael Pitt

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    Lily Tomlin, Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore

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    Gary Oldman, Richard E. Grant, Billy Campbell

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    Roberto Benigni, Ellen Barkin, Tom Waits

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    Steve Coogan, Roberto Benigni, Jack White

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    Rufus Thomas, Steve Buscemi, Masatoshi Nagase

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    John Lithgow, Tom Berenger, Tom Waits

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    Heath Ledger, Verne Troyer, Tom Waits

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    Tom Waits, Amanda Plummer, Ted Ross

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    Rob Lowe, Diane Lane, Nicolas Cage

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    Laurence Fishburne, Sofia Coppola, S. E. Hinton

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    Michael Gambon, Gary Oldman, Jennifer Beals

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    Mary Pat Gleason, Shannyn Sossamon, Tom Waits

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    Nathan Lane, Tom Waits, Jack Nicholson

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    Richard Gere, Laurence Fishburne, Julian Beck

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    Eddie Izzard, Cee Lo Green, Ricky Jay

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    Frank Stallone, Anne Archer, Tom Waits

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    William Hurt, Sam Neill, Tom Waits

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    Richard Farnsworth, Rubén Blades, Madeleine Stowe

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    Roberts Blossom, Tom Waits, Jim Jarmusch

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    Tom Waits, Terry Gilliam, Olivia Merilahti

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    Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California Iggy Pop, Tom Waits

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    Big Time

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    John Malkovich, Chloe Webb, Joe Mantegna

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    Roberto Benigni, Tom Waits, Nicoletta Braschi

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    Sally Kirkland, Rip Torn, Tom Waits

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    Tom Waits, Donna Marie Gordon

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    Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live in 2004

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    Tom Waits: One Star Shining

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