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The Best Bob Dylan Movies 

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Updated June 13, 2019 545 votes 125 voters 12k views 39 items

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

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

This list below has everything from No Direction Home to Tales From a Golden Age: Bob Dylan 1941-1966.

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

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Released: 2005

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

No Direction Home is a documentary film by Martin Scorsese that traces the life of Bob Dylan, and his impact on 20th-century American popular music and culture. The film focuses on the period ...more

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Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn

Released: 1973

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

This film is a 1973 American Western drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan, and written by Rudy Wurlitzer. The film is about an aging ...more

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Released: 1967

Directed by: D. A. Pennebaker

Dont Look Back [sic] is a 1967 American documentary film by D. A. Pennebaker that covers Bob Dylan's 1965 concert tour in the United Kingdom. In 1998 the film was selected for preservation in ...more
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Penélope Cruz, Bob Dylan, Mickey Rourke

Released: 2003

Directed by: Larry Charles

Masked and Anonymous is a 2003 comedy-drama film directed by Larry Charles. The film was written by Larry Charles and Bob Dylan, the latter under the pseudonym "Sergei Petrov". It ...more

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The Concert for Banglade... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Movies
Eric Clapton, Ravi Shankar, Billy Preston

Released: 1971

Directed by: Saul Swimmer

The Concert for Bangladesh was the name for two benefit concerts organised by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, held at 2.30 and 8 pm on Sunday, 1 August 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 ...more
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Bob Dylan: The Other Sid... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Movies
Bob Dylan: The Other Side of the Mirror: Live at the Newport Folk Festival 1963-1965

Released: 1963

Directed by: Murray Lerner

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Renaldo and Clara is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Movies
Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Sam Shepard

Released: 1978

Directed by: Bob Dylan

Renaldo and Clara is a 1978 American film directed by Bob Dylan and starring Bob Dylan, Sara Dylan, and Joan Baez. Written by Dylan and Sam Shepard, the film incorporates three distinct film ...more
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Bob Dylan, Rupert Everett, Mark Rylance

Released: 1987

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Hearts of Fire is a 1987 American musical drama film starring Bob Dylan, Fiona Flanagan and Rupert Everett. The film was essentially a vehicle for Dylan based on his success as a rock musician. ...more
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Bob Dylan: Changing Tracks Andrew Muir, Andy Gill

Released: 2006

Bob Dylan: Changing Tracks is a 2008 musical film.
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A Tribute to Johnny Cash Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson

Released: 1999

A Tribute to Johnny Cash is a 1999 documentary television special written by Anthony DeCurtis and Michael Rainin directed by Louis J. Horvitz.
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Bob Dylan with Tom Petty: Hard to Handle

Released: 1986

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Willie Nelson & Guests: Rock the Night Away Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock

Released: 2006

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Bob Dylan: World Tours 1966-1974 Mickey Jones, Bruce Langhorne

Released: 2004

Directed by: Joel Gilbert

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Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound
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Kevin Costner, Stevie Nicks, Ringo Starr

Released: 2008

Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich

Runnin' Down a Dream is a 2007 documentary film about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The 4-hour documentary chronicles the history of the band, from its ...more
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Rolling Thunder Revue: A... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Movies
Bob Dylan

Released: 2019

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese is a 2019 American documentary film directed by Martin Scorsese. The documentary is made up of outtakes from Dylan's movie Renaldo and ...more
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65 Revisited is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Movies
65 Revisited Joan Baez, Bob Neuwirth

Released: 2007

Directed by: D. A. Pennebaker

65 Revisited is a 2007 American documentary film by D. A. Pennebaker, made from footage the director shot for his famous 1967 film, Dont Look Back. Both films show Bob Dylan and entourage during ...more
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All You Need Is Love: Th... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bob Dylan Movies
Pete Seeger, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley

Directed by: Tony Palmer

All You Need Is Love: The Story of Popular Music is the name of a 17-part television documentary series on the history of modern pop music directed by Tony Palmer, originally broadcast worldwide ...more
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One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern Elvis Costello, Donovan, Gore Vidal

Released: 2005

Directed by: Stephen Vittoria

One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern is a documentary film directed by Stephen Vittoria.
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Bob Dylan: Modern Times

Released: 2006

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The Archive: Vol. 1: Folk Rock Len Chandler

Released: 2005

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The Story of the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem Tommy Makem

Released: 1991

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Tales From a Golden Age: Bob Dylan 1941-1966

Released: 2004

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Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan Aaron Neville, Shirley Caesar, Helen Baylor

Released: 2005

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Down the Tracks: The Music That Influenced Bob Dylan Pete Seeger

Released: 2008