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List of the best Billy Bob Thornton movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Though he had already been a working actor for 10 years, 1996's Sling Blade made Billy Bob Thornton a star. Billy Bob Thornton'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 Billy Bob Thornton movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Billy Bob Thornton movies will be at the top of the list. Billy Bob Thornton has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Billy Bob Thornton movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Billy Bob Thornton films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Examples of films on this list include The Ice Harvest and Bad Santa.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Billy Bob Thornton movies?" and "What are the greatest Billy Bob Thornton roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Thornton's dramatic roles, you might also enjoy our list of best Bruce Willis movies and best John Cusack movies.

Michael Bay and Marc Forster are among those who have directed Billy Bob Thornton at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Billy Bob Thornton movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Jeff Bridges and Mickey Rourke too.

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Sling Blade Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter

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Bad Santa Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman

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A Simple Plan Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda

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Monster's Ball Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Heath Ledger

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The Man Who Wasn't There Scarlett Johansson, Billy Bob Thornton, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Friday Night Lights Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Tim McGraw

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Armageddon Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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Mr. Woodcock Tyra Banks, Amy Poehler, Susan Sarandon

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Bad News Bears Billy Bob Thornton, Marcia Gay Harden, Greg Kinnear

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Waking Up in Reno Charlize Theron, Penélope Cruz, Billy Bob Thornton

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Pushing Tin Angelina Jolie, Cate Blanchett, John Cusack

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Bandits Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett, January Jones

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The Alamo Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid

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The Astronaut Farmer Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, J.K. Simmons

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Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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School for Scoundrels Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Billy Bob Thornton

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The Ice Harvest John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Randy Quaid

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Levity Kirsten Dunst, Morgan Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton

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Daddy and Them Ben Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Preston

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Jayne Mansfield's Car Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, John Hurt

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One False Move Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Cynda Williams

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Homegrown Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Carell

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Puss in Boots Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas, Billy Bob Thornton

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Dead Man Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt

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Intolerable Cruelty George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton

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U Turn Jennifer Lopez, Sean Penn, Claire Danes

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Primary Colors John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher

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The Baytown Outlaws Eva Longoria, Billy Bob Thornton, Natalie Martinez

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The Apostle Farrah Fawcett, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton

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The Informers Amber Heard, Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder

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On Deadly Ground Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Billy Bob Thornton

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Princess Mononoke Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

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Eagle Eye Julianne Moore, Shia LaBeouf, Rosario Dawson

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The Smell of Success Téa Leoni, Billy Bob Thornton, Ed Helms

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Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade Billy Bob Thornton, Molly Ringwald, Ron Livingston

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Don't Look Back Billy Bob Thornton, Eric Stoltz, Dwight Yoakam

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Faster Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Maggie Grace

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CatDog: The Great Parent Mystery Billy Bob Thornton, Jane Krakowski, Jim Nabors

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Chrystal Billy Bob Thornton, Johnny Galecki, Walton Goggins

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Bound by Honor Billy Bob Thornton, Ving Rhames, Benjamin Bratt

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Lemmy Dave Grohl, Slash, Billy Bob Thornton

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The Stars Fell on Henrietta Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton, Brian Dennehy

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A Gun, a Car, a Blonde Billy Bob Thornton, John Ritter, Paula Marshall

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Going Overboard Adam Sandler, Billy Bob Thornton, Milton Berle

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The Badge Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, Sela Ward

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Chopper Chicks in Zombietown Billy Bob Thornton, Jamie Rose, Martha Quinn

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Trouble Bound Billy Bob Thornton, Patricia Arquette, Michael Madsen

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South of Heaven, West of Hell Vince Vaughn, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda

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The Zero Theorem Matt Damon, Tilda Swinton, Christoph Waltz