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The Best Bruce Willis Movies

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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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  • 1
    Die Hard
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    Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 2
    Die Hard with a Vengeance
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    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

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  • 3
    Pulp Fiction
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    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • 4
    The Sixth Sense
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    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton

    Released1999

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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  • 5
    The Fifth Element
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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

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  • 6
    Die Hard 2
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    Die Hard 2

    Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo

    Released1990

    Directed byRenny Harlin

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  • 7
    Red
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    Red

    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman

    Released2010

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

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  • 8
    12 Monkeys
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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis

    Released1995

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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  • 9
    Unbreakable
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    Unbreakable

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2000

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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  • 10
    Armageddon
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    Armageddon

    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • 11
    The Last Boy Scout
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    The Last Boy Scout

    Halle Berry, Bruce Willis

    Released1991

    Directed byTony Scott

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  • 12
    Live Free or Die Hard
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    Live Free or Die Hard

    Bruce Willis, Maggie Q

    Released2007

    Directed byLen Wiseman

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  • 13
    The Jackal
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    The Jackal

    Bruce Willis, Richard Gere

    Released1997

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

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  • 14
    Tears of the Sun
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    Tears of the Sun

    Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci

    Released2003

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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  • 15
    Last Man Standing
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    Last Man Standing

    Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken

    Released1996

    Directed byWalter Hill

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  • 16
    Sin City
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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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  • 17
    The Whole Nine Yards
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    The Whole Nine Yards

    Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry

    Released2000

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

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  • 18
    Looper
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    Looper

    Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt

    Released2012

    Directed byRian Johnson

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  • 19
    Hostage
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    Hostage

    Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byFlorent Emilio Siri

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  • 20
    16 Blocks
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    16 Blocks

    Bruce Willis, Mos Def

    Released2006

    Directed byRichard Donner

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  • 21
    Glass
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    Glass

    Bruce Willis, James McAvoy

    Released2019

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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  • 22
    Lucky Number Slevin
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    Lucky Number Slevin

    Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu

    Released2006

    Directed byPaul McGuigan

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  • 23
    The Expendables
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    The Expendables

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone

    Released2010

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

    The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Red 2
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    Red 2

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis

    Released2013

    Directed byDean Parisot

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  • 25
    The Expendables 2
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    The Expendables 2

    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham

    Released2012

    Directed bySimon West

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