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The Best Levon Helm Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 106 votes 40 voters 3.1k views 12 items

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List of the best Levon Helm movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. This actor - originally from the music scene, became well known in Hollywood as an interesting character actor. The order of these top Levon Helm movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Levon Helm movies will be at the top of the list. Levon Helm has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Levon Helm movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Levon Helm films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List contains films like Fire Down Below and Staying Together.

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

Movie fans who love Levon Helm have also been known to enjoy films starring Tom Waits and Ringo Starr.

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Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

Released: 2007

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Shooter is a 2007 American conspiracy action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The film concerns a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper, ...more

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Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris, Dennis Quaid

Released: 1983

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

The Right Stuff is a 1983 American drama film that was adapted from Tom Wolfe's best-selling 1979 book of the same name about the Navy, Marine and Air Force test pilots who were involved in ...more

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Laura Dern, Levon Helm, Mary Kay Place

Released: 1985

Directed by: Joyce Chopra

Smooth Talk is a 1985 drama film, loosely based on Joyce Carol Oates' 1966 short story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, which was in turn inspired by the Tucson murders committed by ...more
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Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek, Beverly DAngelo

Released: 1980

Directed by: Michael Apted

Coal Miner's Daughter is a 1980 biographical film which tells the story of country music legendary singer Loretta Lynn. It stars Sissy Spacek as Loretta, a role that earned her the Academy Award ...more

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January Jones, Tommy Lee Jones, Levon Helm

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is a 2005 Mexican-American neo-western film directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and written by Guillermo Arriaga. It also stars Barry Pepper, Julio ...more

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Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Levon Helm

Released: 1989

Directed by: Lee Grant

Staying Together is a 1989 film directed by Lee Grant.
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Man Outside Levon Helm, Kathleen Quinlan, Rick Danko

Released: 1986

Directed by: Mark Stouffer

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The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Levon Helm

Released: 2005

Directed by: Michael Mabbott

The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico is a Canadian mockumentary film released in 2005. Written and directed by Michael Mabbott, the film stars Matt Murphy, a musician previously associated ...more
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Ain't in It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jacob Hatley

Ain't in It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm is a 2010 documentary film directed by Jacob Hatley.
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John Goodman, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

In the Electric Mist is a 2009 Franco-American drama/mystical film based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke. It is directed by Bertrand Tavernier, written ...more
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Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 1987

Directed by: Jay Russell

End of the Line is a 1987 drama film directed by Jay Russell. Leo Pickett and Will Haney, railroad workers in Little Rock, Arkansas, find out the parent company of the Southland railroad is ...more
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Steven Seagal, Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helgenberger

Released: 1997

Directed by: Félix Enríquez Alcalá

Fire Down Below is a 1997 American action film directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá in his directorial debut, and starring Steven Seagal. The film also includes cameos by ...more