Film Best Dean Norris Movies  

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List of the best Dean Norris movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Best known for playing DEA Agent Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad, Dean Norris also has an impressive filmography. Dean Norris'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 Dean Norris movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Dean Norris movies will be at the top of the list. Dean Norris has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Dean Norris movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Dean Norris films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Total Recall and Starship Troopers.

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

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

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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts Secret in Their Eyes is a 2015 American psychological thriller film directed by Billy Ray, and a remake of the 2009 Argentine film which is based on the novel by Eduardo Sacheri. A tight-knit ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Steve Carell, Jon Stewart Evan Almighty is a 2007 American comedy film and the stand-alone sequel/spin-off to Bruce Almighty. The film was directed by Tom Shadyac, based on the characters created by Steve Koren and Mark ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, and Sharon Stone. The film is loosely based on the Philip ...more

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Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan Fist Fight is a 2017 comedy film directed by Richie Keen. It is a loose remake of the 1987 teen comedy film Three O'Clock High. After high school teacher Andy Campbell (Charlie Day) accidentally ...more

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Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey The Firm is a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook, and David Strathairn. ...more

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Cuba Gooding Jr., Dean Norris, Omari Hardwick Linewatch is a 2008 American thriller film starring Cuba Gooding Jr., and directed by Kevin Bray. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on October 21, 2008.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Edward Furlong, Linda Hamilton Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert ...more

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Jennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer Men, Women & Children is a 2014 American ensemble comedy-drama film dealing with online addiction. It is directed by Jason Reitman, co-written with Erin Cressida Wilson, based on a novel of ...more

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Remember Christopher Plummer, Bruno Ganz, Jürgen Prochnow

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Small Time Alan Stanford, Gavin Fullam, Charlie Murphy Small Time is a 2012 short comedy sci-fi film written and directed by Ged Murray.

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Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, Dean Norris How I Spent My Summer Vacation is a 2011 action-drama film directed by Adrian Grunberg.

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Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio The Cell is a 2000 horror film directed by Tarsem Singh, and starring Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Onofrio.

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Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes Money Train is a 1995 American action film starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lopez as New York City transit cops and Robert Blake as their iron-fisted boss. After losing his ...more

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Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut of the husband-wife team of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. The screenplay was written by ...more

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Aimee Teegarden, Danielle Campbell, Madison Riley Prom is a 2011 American teen romance comedy-drama film directed by Joe Nussbaum written by Katie Wech and produced by Ted Griffin and Justin Springer. It was released on April 29, 2011, by Walt ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Owen Wilson How Do You Know is an upcoming 2010 film written, produced and directed by James L. Brooks. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson and Jack Nicholson.

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Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier. The story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his ...more

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Eva Longoria, Ben Stiller, Malin Åkerman The Heartbreak Kid is a 2007 romantic comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers. Starring Ben Stiller, The Heartbreak Kid is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name. The film was ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz The Counselor is a 2013 British-American crime thriller film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Cormac McCarthy. It stars Michael Fassbender as the eponymous Counselor—who gets in over his ...more

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Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan ...more

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Vanessa Hudgens, Nicolas Cage, 50 Cent The Frozen Ground is a 2013 American mystery thriller film written and directed by Scott Walker, his first feature film, based on the real-life 1980s Alaskan hunt for serial killer Robert ...more

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Mrs. Harris Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Cloris Leachman

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Patsy Kensit, Mario Van Peebles, Paula Marshall Full Eclipse is a 1993 science fiction crime film directed by Anthony Hickox. Starring Mario Van Peebles and Bruce Payne, the story is set in Los Angeles where the police department has ...more

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Donald Sutherland, Billy Crudup, Monica Potter Without Limits is a 1998 biographical sports film. It is written and directed by Robert Towne and follows the relationship between record-breaking distance runner Steve Prefontaine and his coach ...more

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Dannii Minogue, Noah Taylor, Willa O'Neill Secrets is a 1992 Australian film, starring Dannii Minogue and Noah Taylor. In the plot five of The Beatles' biggest fans in Australia get locked up in the basement of the hotel where the Fab ...more

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Sonic Impact Ice-T, Brittany Daniel, Dean Norris Sonic Impact is a 2000 action/thriller starring James Russo and Ice-T with Michael Raynor .

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Meagan Good, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson, David Alan Grier 3 Strikes is a 2000 American screwball comedy film, written and directed by DJ Pooh. The film stars Brian Hooks as Rob Douglas, a man just released from a one-year sentence in jail, who already ...more

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James Garner, Rita Wilson, Jonathan Pryce Barbarians at the Gate is a television movie based upon the book by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, about the leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco. The film was directed by Glenn Jordan and written ...more

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Mel Gibson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover Lethal Weapon 2 is a 1989 American buddy cop action film directed by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit, Derrick O'Connor and Joss Ackland. It is a ...more

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Ed O'Neill, Fred Gwynne, Lou Diamond Phillips Disorganized Crime is a 1989 heist/comedy film set in Montana. It was written and directed by Jim Kouf and released through Touchstone Pictures. The ensemble cast includes Fred Gwynne, Lou ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti The Negotiator is a 1998 action thriller film directed by F. Gary Gray, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey. It takes place in Chicago and was released on July 29, 1998. The original ...more

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Amanda Seyfried, Donald Sutherland, Nikki Reed American Gun is a 2005 film produced by Participant Productions, IFC Films, IFC First Take, and Spirit Dance Entertainment. It was written in 2001 by Steven Bagatourian and Aric Avelino and ...more

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Lucy Liu, Sugar Ray Leonard, Luke Perry Riot is a 1997 American television movie starring Luke Perry, Mario Van Peebles, and Lucy Liu. It was written and directed by four writers and directors of four different racial groups prominent ...more

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Meredith Baxter, Peter Facinelli, Mae Whitman After Jimmy is a 1996 CBS TV movie, based on a true story, starring Meredith Baxter as a woman, with her family, mourning the suicide death of her teenage son. As of 2008, the film has not been ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Fred Savage, Ellen Burstyn When You Remember Me is a 1990 fact-based television movie.

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Mickey Rourke, Anthony Hopkins, Shawnee Smith Desperate Hours is a 1990 remake of the 1955 William Wyler crime drama of the same title. Both films are based on the novel by Joseph Hayes, who also co-wrote the script for this movie with ...more

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Dean Norris, Bess Armstrong, William Devane Forgotten Sins was a 1996 television movie based on Lawrence Wright's New Yorker articles and his book Remembering Satan, which was in turn based on the actual case of Paul Ingram. It originally ...more

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Christopher Lee, Phoebe Cates, Howie Mandel Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a 1990 American horror comedy film, and the sequel to Gremlins. It was directed by Joe Dante. The story continues the adventures of the creature Gizmo, who spawns ...more

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Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler Hard to Kill is a 1990 American action film directed by Bruce Malmuth, and starring Steven Seagal. Steven Seagal plays Detective Mason Storm, who falls into a coma after being shot during a ...more

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Playmaker Colin Firth, Jennifer Rubin Playmaker is a drama/mystery/thriller film starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Rubin, directed by Yuri Zeltser. The film was released in 1994.

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Pierce Brosnan, Dean Norris, Geoffrey Lewis The Lawnmower Man is a 1992 American science fiction action horror film directed by Brett Leonard and written by Brett Leonard and Gimel Everett. The film is named after a Stephen King short ...more

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Allison Mack, Bubba Smith, Michael Winslow Police Academy 6: City Under Siege is a 1989 comedy crime film starring Bubba Smith, David Graf and Michael Winslow. It was directed by Peter Bonerz and written by Neal Israel, Pat Proft and ...more

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Julianne Moore, Dean Norris, Xander Berkeley Safe is a 1995 British/American drama film written and directed by Todd Haynes, and produced by Christine Vachon. It was voted the best film of the 1990s in the 1999 Village Voice Film Poll.

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Peter Weller, Irene Bedard Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee is a 1994 TNT original movie starring Irene Bedard, Tantoo Cardinal, Pato Hoffmann, Joseph Runningfox, Lawrence Bayne, and Michael Horse and August ...more

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Ann-Margret, Tobey Maguire, Eric Dane Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story is an American television film based roughly on real-life events. It recounts the story of Jefferson, Wisconsin teacher's assistant Diane Borchardt, ...more

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Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman, Peter Berg The Last Seduction is a 1994 neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by John Dahl, and features Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, and Bill Pullman. Fiorentino's performance generated talk of an Oscar ...more