The Best Willie Nelson Movies Films

The Best Willie Nelson Movies

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

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

This list is made up of films like Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music and Willie Nelson: Live in Amsterdam.

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


If you're a fan of Willie Nelson, then check out our lists of the best Ray Charles and Dolly Parton movies as well.



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    Honeysuckle Rose

    Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Slim Pickens

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    Red Headed Stranger

    Red Headed Stranger Willie Nelson, Morgan Fairchild, Katharine Ross

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    Barbarosa

    Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Gilbert Roland

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    Stagecoach

    Stagecoach Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

  5. 5
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    Broken Bridges

    Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston

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    Patsy Cline: Remembering Patsy

    Patsy Cline: Remembering Patsy Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, George Jones

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    Thief

    Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld

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    Gone Fishin'

    Willie Nelson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover

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    The Electric Horseman

    Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Willie Nelson

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    Once Upon a Texas Train

    Willie Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Richard Widmark

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    Where the Hell's That Gold?

    Where the Hell's That Gold? Willie Nelson, Delta Burke, Jack Elam

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    Beerfest

    Donald Sutherland, Cloris Leachman, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson

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    Wag the Dog

    Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

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    Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds

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    Surfer, Dude

    Matthew McConaughey, Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson

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    Swing Vote

    Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Willie Nelson

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    Beer for My Horses

    Ted Nugent, Willie Nelson, Claire Forlani

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    Songwriter

    Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Lesley Ann Warren

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    The Dry Gulch Kid Matthew McConaughey, Willie Nelson, Johnny Knoxville

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    The Big Bounce

    Charlie Sheen, Morgan Freeman, Willie Nelson

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    The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning

    Willie Nelson, Sherilyn Fenn, April Scott

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    Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007

    Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson

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    Wild Texas Wind

    Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Gary Busey

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    The Journeyman

    Willie Nelson, Octavia Spencer, Barry Corbin

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    The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James

    The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Marcia Cross

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    Blonde Ambition

    Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Andy Dick

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    - 5
    Be Here to Love Me

    Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris

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    Willie Nelson & Guests: Rock the Night Away

    Willie Nelson & Guests: Rock the Night Away Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock

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    Another Pair of Aces Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Joan Severance

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    Outlaw Justice

    Outlaw Justice Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings

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    - 1
    Willie Nelson: My Life

    Willie Nelson: My Life

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    Last of the Breed

    Last of the Breed Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price

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    Hempsters: Plant the Seed

    Hempsters: Plant the Seed

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    Willie Nelson: Live in Amsterdam Willie Nelson

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    Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem Denzel Washington, Willie Nelson, Al Sharpton

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    + 9
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    The Unforeseen

    The Unforeseen

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    + 10
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    Farm Aid: 20th Anniversary

    Farm Aid: 20th Anniversary Bernard Shakey, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp

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    One Peace at a Time

    One Peace at a Time Willie Nelson, Muhammad Yunus, Cameron Sinclair

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    + 5
    - 0
    A Tribute to Johnny Cash

    A Tribute to Johnny Cash Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson

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    Building Hope

    Building Hope Willie Nelson, Cameron Sinclair, Turk Pipkin

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    Fighting With Anger

    Fighting With Anger Willie Nelson, Rayford Sewell, Rommel Sulit

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    The Party's Over

    The Party's Over Bill Maher, Newt Gingrich, Michael Moore

  43. 43
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    Opry Video Classics: Legends

    Opry Video Classics: Legends Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn

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    - 1
    Hank Williams: In the Hank Williams Tradition

    Hank Williams: In the Hank Williams Tradition Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris

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    The Highwaymen: On the Road Again

    The Highwaymen: On the Road Again Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

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    Revolution Green: A True Story of Biodiesel in America

    Revolution Green: A True Story of Biodiesel in America Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Ruebens Fonseca

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    We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song

    We Are the World: The Story Behind the Song

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    Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Live from New York City

    Willie Nelson & Wynton Marsalis: Live from New York City Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis

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    Dolly Parton and Friends: On the Country Train

    Dolly Parton and Friends: On the Country Train Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn

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    Dust to Dust

    Dust to Dust Willie Nelson, George Eads, Shaw Jones

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