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The Best Levon Helm Movies

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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?"


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    Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara


    Directed byAntoine 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, Bob Lee...  more

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  • 2

    Smooth Talk

    Laura Dern, Levon Helm


    Directed byJoyce 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 Charles...  more
  • 3

    Coal Miner's Daughter

    Tommy Lee Jones, Sissy Spacek


    Directed byMichael 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 for...  more

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  • 4

    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    January Jones, Tommy Lee Jones


    Directed byTommy 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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  • 5

    The Right Stuff

    Jeff Goldblum, Ed Harris


    Directed byPhilip 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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  • 6

    Staying Together

    Sean Astin, Stockard Channing


    Directed byLee Grant

    Staying Together is a 1989 film directed by Lee Grant....  more
  • 7

    Man Outside

    Levon Helm, Kathleen Quinlan


    Directed byMark Stouffer

  • 8

    Ain't in It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm

    Ain't in It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm is a 2010 documentary film directed by Jacob Hatley....
  • 9

    The Life and Hard Times of Guy Terrifico

    Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard


    Directed byMichael 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 with...  more
  • 10

    Fire Down Below

    Steven Seagal, Kris Kristofferson


    Directed byFélix 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 country music performers Randy...  more
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    End of the Line

    Kevin Bacon, Holly Hunter


    Directed byJay 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 about to...  more
  • 12

    In the Electric Mist

    John Goodman, Tommy Lee Jones


    Directed byBertrand 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 by...  more