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The Best Bruce Willis Movies

Updated March 4, 2020 24.8k votes 4.2k voters 371.8k views90 items

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List of the best Bruce Willis movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Bruce Willis has been acting since 1980, but it wasn't until he starred in Die Hard in 1988 that he became an action hero. Bruce Willis'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 Bruce Willis movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Bruce Willis movies will be at the top of the list. This action icon has been in a lot of films (cop movies, war movies, sci-fi movies, you name it!) so people often debate what the greatest Bruce Willis movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this, then use this list of the most entertaining Bruce Willis films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Featuring new, recent, and the latest Bruce Willis movies, you can rank all of these films, from The Sixth Sense to Pulp Fiction to help answer the questions, "What are the best Bruce Willis movies?" and "What are the greatest Bruce Willis roles of all time?"

And if you are a fan of Willis' wise crackin' antics, you might also enjoy our list of the best Jason Statham movies and best Mel Gibson movies.

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    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman
    Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de...  more

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    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
    This film is a 1995 American action film and the third in the film series. It was produced and...  more

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    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis
    Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob...  more

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    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton
    The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night...  more

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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis
    The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and...  more

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    Die Hard 2

    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo
    This film is a 1990 American action film and the second in the series. It was released on July...  more

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    Red

    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman
    Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic...  more

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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis
    12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by...  more

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    Unbreakable

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson
    Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero drama film written, produced, and directed by M....  more

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    Armageddon

    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis
    Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay,...  more

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    The Last Boy Scout

    Halle Berry, Bruce Willis
    The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 American action film directed by Tony Scott, starring Bruce...  more

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    Live Free or Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Maggie Q
    This film is a 2007 American action film, and the fourth installment in the film series. The...  more

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    Tears of the Sun

    Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci
    Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action drama film depicting a U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue...  more

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    The Jackal

    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere
    The Jackal is a 1997 American spy action thriller film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and...  more

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    Last Man Standing

    Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken
    Last Man Standing is a 1996 American action thriller film written and directed by Walter Hill...  more

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    The Whole Nine Yards

    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry
    The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 American-Canadian comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn,...  more

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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis
    Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed...  more

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    Looper

    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt
    Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Rian Johnson. In...  more

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    16 Blocks

    Bruce Willis, Mos Def
    16 Blocks is a 2006 American crime thriller film directed by Richard Donner. It stars Bruce...  more
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    Hostage

    Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis
    Hostage is a 2005 American action thriller drama film starring Bruce Willis and directed by...  more

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    Red 2

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis
    Red 2 is an American action comedy film and sequel to Red. It was inspired by the limited...  more
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    Lucky Number Slevin

    Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu
    Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul...  more

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    The Expendables

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone
    The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and...  more

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    Glass

    Bruce Willis, James McAvoy
    Glass is a 2019 American superhero horror-thriller film directed by M. Night Shyamalan....  more

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    The Expendables 2

    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham
    The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the...  more

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