The Best Billy Zane Movies 

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

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

This is a list that includes films like The Set-Up and The Phantom.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Billy Zane include names like Uwe Boll, James Cameron and Simon Wincer.

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Billy Zane Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

Released: 1997

Directed by: James Cameron

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane

Released: 1989

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

Dead Calm is a 1989 Australian thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. It was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Williams. The film was directed by ...more

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Tales from the Crypt presents: Demon Knight Jada Pinkett Smith, Billy Zane, Traci Bingham

Released: 1995

Directed by: Ernest R. Dickerson, Gilbert Adler

Demon Knight is a 1995 horror film directed by Ernest Dickerson, starring Billy Zane, William Sadler, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Brenda Bakke, CCH Pounder, Dick Miller, and Thomas Haden Church ...more

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Tombstone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Billy Zane Movies
Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell, Charlton Heston

Released: 1993

Directed by: Kevin Jarre, George P. Cosmatos

Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael ...more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kristy Swanson, Billy Zane

Released: 1996

Directed by: Simon Wincer

The Phantom is a 1996 American superhero film directed by Simon Wincer. Based on Lee Falk's comic strip The Phantom, the film stars Billy Zane as a seemingly immortal crimefighter and his battle ...more

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Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Released: 1985

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Michael J. Fox, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 1989

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis, who directed all three ...more

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John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick

Released: 1990

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Memphis Belle is a 1990 film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Monte Merrick. The film featured an all-star cast with Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz and Harry Connick Jr. in leading ...more

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Tom Berenger, Billy Zane, J. T. Walsh

Released: 1993

Directed by: Luis Llosa

Sniper is a 1993 American action film starring Tom Berenger and Billy Zane as snipers on an assassination mission in Panama. It was shot in Queensland, Australia, and debuted at number two in ...more
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Timothy Dalton, Richard Armitage, Billy Zane

Released: 1999

Directed by: Franc Roddam

Cleopatra is a 1999 miniseries adaptation of Margaret George's 1997 historical fiction novel The Memoirs of Cleopatra. Produced by Hallmark Entertainment, it stars Leonor Varela as the Egyptian ...more
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Kelly Brook, Billy Zane, Gary Brockette

Released: 2005

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

Survival Island, also known as Three, is a 2005 Drama Thriller film written and directed by Stewart Raffill. It stars Billy Zane, Kelly Brook, and Juan Pablo Di Pace.
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Billy Zane, Dee Wallace, M. Emmet Walsh

Released: 1986

Critters is a 1986 cult comedy horror science fiction film starring Dee Wallace-Stone, M. Emmet Walsh, Billy Green Bush and Scott Grimes. It was the directorial debut of Stephen Herek who ...more

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Ann-Margret, Tricia Helfer, Dennis Hopper

Released: 2006

Directed by: Bennett Joshua Davlin

Memory is a 2006 American techno-thriller film written by Bennett Joshua Davlin, and starring Billy Zane, Tricia Helfer and Terry Chen.
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Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Billy Zane

Released: 1994

Directed by: Norman Jewison

Only You is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr., and Bonnie Hunt. Written by Diane Drake, the film is about a young ...more

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Danger Zone Robert Downey Jr., Billy Zane, Ron Silver

Released: 1997

Directed by: Allan Eastman

Danger Zone is a 1996 film directed by Allan Eastman and starring Billy Zane and Robert Downey Jr.
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Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Toby Jones

Released: 1992

Directed by: Sally Potter

Orlando is a 1992 drama romance film written by Sally Potter and Virginia Woolf and directed by Sally Potter.

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Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

Released: 2011

Directed by: Christian E. Christiansen

The Roommate is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Christian E. Christiansen and starring Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet, Danneel Harris, Matt Lanter, and Aly Michalka. It ...more

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Mel Brooks, Shelley Winters, Phyllis Diller

Released: 1994

Directed by: Ezio Greggio

The Silence of the Hams is a 1994 parody film directed and written by Italian comedian Ezio Greggio. It is a parody of many popular thriller and horror films, notably The Silence of the Lambs ...more
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Linda Hunt, Billy Zane, Brad Garrett

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World is a 1998 straight-to-video sequel to the 1995 Disney film Pocahontas. While the first film dealt with her meeting with John Smith and the arrival of the ...more

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Pam Grier, Big Daddy Kane, Isaac Hayes

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mario Van Peebles

Posse is a 1993 American Western film directed by and starring Mario Van Peebles. Featuring a large ensemble cast, the film tells the story of a posse of African-American soldiers and one ...more

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Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Kingsley, Meat Loaf

Released: 2005

Directed by: Uwe Boll

BloodRayne is a 2005 German fantasy action horror film set in 18th-century Romania, directed by Uwe Boll. The film stars Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Billy Zane, Ben Kingsley, Meat Loaf and ...more

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Kelly Hu, Dave Bautista, Ron Perlman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Roel Reiné

The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption is a 2012 direct-to-video film released on January 10, 2012. It is the third installment in The Scorpion King franchise and stars Victor Webster in the ...more
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Vlad Billy Zane, Brad Dourif, Francesco Quinn

Released: 2003

Directed by: Michael D. Sellers, Michael Sellers

Vlad is a 2003 horror film written and directed by Michael D. Sellers.
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Billy Zane, Dominic Purcell, Byron Mann

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jefery Levy

Invincible is a 2001 fantasy / martial arts film starring Billy Zane.
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Released: 1995

Directed by: Gilbert Adler