The Best Christoph Waltz Movies 

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

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

Examples include Fire and Sword and Paani.

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

Christoph Waltz is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Tim Burton, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. If Christoph Waltz movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Jessica Chastain and Michael Fassbender too.

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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more

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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to ...more

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Carnage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz

Released: 2011

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Carnage is a 2011 black comedy-drama film directed by Roman Polanski, based on the Tony Award winning play God of Carnage by French playwright Yasmina Reza. The screenplay is by Reza and ...more
Water for Elephants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz

Released: 2011

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Water for Elephants is a 2011 American romantic drama film directed by Francis Lawrence. Richard LaGravenese wrote the screenplay, which was based on Sara Gruen's 2006 novel of the same name. It ...more

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The Green Hornet is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michel Gondry

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The Three Musketeers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz

Released: 2011

Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson

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Ordinary Decent Criminal... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz

Released: 2000

Directed by: Thaddeus O'Sullivan

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Das merkwürdige Ver... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Das merkwürdige Verhalten geschlechtsreifer Großstädter zur Paarungszeit Christoph Waltz, Anica Dobra, Ann-Kathrin Kramer

Released: 1998

Directed by: Marc Rothemund

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Paani is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Sushant Singh Rajput, Ayesha Kapur

Released: 2015

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Paani is a 2015 science fiction romance drama film written by David Farr and Shekhar Kapur and directed by Shekhar Kapur.
Wahnfried is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Wahnfried Christoph Waltz, Anton Diffring, Otto Sander

Released: 1986

Directed by: Peter Patzak

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Fire and Sword is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Christoph Waltz, Peter Firth, Vladek Sheybal

Released: 1982

Directed by: Veith von Fürstenberg

Fire and Sword is a 1982 German romance/adventure film, directed by Veith von Fürstenberg . It is based on the legend of Tristan and Iseult. The film won the Caixa de Catalunya in Best ...more
Gun-Shy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Gun-Shy Christoph Waltz, Johan Leysen, Lena Stolze

Released: 2003

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Jacob is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Sean Bean, Christoph Waltz, Lara Flynn Boyle

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Hall

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Death, Deceit and Destin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christoph Waltz Movies
Christoph Waltz, Richard Grieco, Sendhil Ramamurthy

Released: 2001

Directed by: Mark Roper

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