The Best Antonio Banderas Movies

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

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This list includes Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids and more.

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Brian De Palma and Terrence Malick are among those who have directed Antonio Banderas at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Antonio Banderas have also been known to enjoy films starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Hugh Grant.

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  • Desperado
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    Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida
    123 votes
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
    In Desperado, Antonio Banderas stars as El Mariachi, a musician turned vigilante on a relentless quest for vengeance. The movie, directed by Robert Rodriguez, is an adrenaline-fueled ride through the dusty streets of Mexico. It's a mix of action and drama, featuring high-octane shootouts and intense confrontations. Co-starring Salma Hayek as Carolina, the fiery bookstore owner who aids him in his mission, Desperado is a stylishly violent tale of retribution that won't disappoint fans of the genre. A sequel to Rodriguez's 1992 film El Mariachi, it's filled with memorable moments that prove its worth as part of this trilogy.

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  • The Mask of Zorro
    2
    Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones
    105 votes
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Martin Campbell
    In the swashbuckling adventure, The Mask of Zorro, Alejandro Murrieta (Antonio Banderas), a bandit with a troubled past, is transformed into a hero by the legendary Zorro himself, Don Diego de la Vega (Anthony Hopkins). This action-packed film combines elements of romance and revenge as Alejandro seeks to dismantle the corrupt regime that ruined his life. Elena Montero (Catherine Zeta-Jones), the beautiful and spirited daughter of Don Diego, adds another layer of intrigue to this tale. Director Martin Campbell masterfully weaves together these threads in a captivating narrative full of daring swordfights and thrilling horse chases.

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  • The Legend of Zorro
    3
    Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Rufus Sewell
    95 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Martin Campbell
    A secret society, the Knights of Aragon, seeks to keep the United States from achieving manifest destiny -- and only the legendary Zorro (Antonio Banderas) can stop them. Unfortunately, Zorro, also known as Don Alejandro de la Vega, has problems of his own: His wife, Elena (Catherine Zeta-Jones), is divorcing him for spending too much time pursuing heroics and not enough being a father to their young son. But it isn't long before the whole family gets caught up in stopping the Knights.

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  • The 13th Warrior
    4
    Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi
    76 votes
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Michael Crichton, John McTiernan
    In The 13th Warrior, Ahmad Ibn Fadlan (Antonio Banderas), an Arab courtier, finds himself thrust into a world of Norse warriors and unknown dangers. When he's enlisted as the 13th member of a Viking party, he embarks on a mission to combat an unseen enemy terrorizing a distant village. Directed by John McTiernan, this action-adventure flick weaves elements of historical fiction and mythology. The film is based on Michael Crichton's novel Eaters of the Dead, providing a unique spin on the classic Beowulf tale. As Ahmad faces cultural clashes and brutal battles, his survival instincts are tested in ways unimaginable.

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  • Interview with the Vampire (1994)
    5
    Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas
    68 votes
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Neil Jordan
    Interview with the Vampire is a compelling exploration of immortality, guilt, and human nature. The film unravels the centuries-long life of Louis de Pointe du Lac (Brad Pitt), a reluctant vampire, as he recounts his tale to a modern-day journalist (Christian Slater). Turned into a vampire by the charismatic yet ruthless Lestat de Lioncourt (Tom Cruise), Louis grapples with his new existence. Claudia (Kirsten Dunst), a child turned into a vampire, adds another layer of complexity to their unconventional family dynamic. This Gothic horror-drama, based on Anne Rice's popular novel, earned two Academy Award nominations and remains an iconic entry in the vampire genre.

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  • Shrek 2
    6
    Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
    78 votes
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Andrew Adamson, Kelly Asbury, Conrad Vernon
    In the genre-bending Shrek 2, Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) and Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) set off on a new adventure. Fresh from their honeymoon, they're summoned to Fiona's homeland, Far Far Away, to meet her royal parents (John Cleese and Julie Andrews). A fairytale twist ensues as Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) plots to take Fiona's hand. The movie boasts a star-studded voice cast and has won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It also introduces the swashbuckling Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), a memorable addition to the franchise. This sequel delivers a mix of humor, adventure, and romance while exploring themes of acceptance and identity.

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