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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 each other over 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

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Bruce Willis movies?" and "What are the greatest Bruce Willis roles of all time?" 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.

Bruce Willis is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Michael Bay, M. Night Shyamalan and Quentin Tarantino. Bruce Willis has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Mel Gibson and Dwayne Johnson in terms of fame and success.

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp. Die ...more

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of Cole Sear, a troubled, isolated boy who is able to see and ...more

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American black comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, from a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary. The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic ...more

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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set in the ...more

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Die Hard with a Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons Die Hard with a Vengeance is a 1995 American action film and the third in the Die Hard film series. It was produced and directed by John McTiernan, written by Jonathan Hensleigh, and stars Bruce ...more

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731 226
Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more

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Die Hard 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, John Leguizamo, Dennis Franz Die Hard 2 is a 1990 American action film and the second in the Die Hard film series. It was released on July 4, 1990. The film was directed by Renny Harlin, and stars Bruce Willis as John ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer 12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more

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Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright Unbreakable is a 2000 American superhero drama film written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. The film tells the story of ...more

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Red is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech ...more

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The Last Boy Scout is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Halle Berry, Bruce Willis, Dick Butkus The Last Boy Scout is a 1991 American action film directed by Tony Scott, starring Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron and Danielle Harris. The film was ...more

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Live Free or Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead Live Free or Die Hard is a 2007 American action film, and the fourth installment in the Die Hard film series. The film was directed by Len Wiseman and stars Bruce Willis as John McClane. The ...more

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Looper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Looper is a 2012 American science fiction action thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson and starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Emily Blunt. In the film, time travel is ...more

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir crime thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. ...more

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The Whole Nine Yards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet The Whole Nine Yards is a 2000 American-Canadian crime comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn, starring Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Michael Clarke Duncan and Natasha Henstridge. The ...more

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The Jackal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black The Jackal is a 1997 American spy action thriller film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and starring Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, and Sidney Poitier. The film is a loose remake of the 1973 movie ...more

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Lucky Number Slevin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman Lucky Number Slevin, is a 2006 crime mafia thriller film written by Jason Smilovic, directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Lucy Liu and ...more

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324 163
The Expendables is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jason ...more

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Tears of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action war drama film depicting a U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria. LT A.K. Waters commands the team sent to rescue U.S. ...more

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16 Blocks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse 16 Blocks is a 2006 American crime thriller film directed by Richard Donner. It stars Bruce Willis, Mos Def, and David Morse. The film unfolds in the real time narration method.

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Last Man Standing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken, Leslie Mann Last Man Standing is a 1996 American action thriller film written and directed by Walter Hill and starring Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken and Bruce Dern. It is a credited remake of Akira ...more

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239 123
Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn Death Becomes Her is a 1992 American black comedy-fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and scripted by David Koepp and Martin Donovan. Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn and ...more

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The Expendables 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the 2010 film. After one of their own is murdered, the mercenary group set out for revenge against ...more

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The Siege is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening In 1996 Nestor Cerpa and his Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) took over 400 people hostage at the Japanese Ambassador's Residence in Lima. Over the next four months a chilling, ...more

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A Good Day to Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Patrick Stewart, Anne Vyalitsyna A Good Day to Die Hard is a 2013 action crime thriller film written by Roderick Thorp and Skip Woods and directed by John Moore.

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Mercury Rising is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Kim Dickens Mercury Rising is a 1998 American action thriller film starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin. Directed by Harold Becker, the movie is based on Ryne Douglas Pearson's 1996 novel originally ...more

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Hostage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis, Ben Foster Hostage is a 2005 American action thriller drama film starring Bruce Willis and directed by Florent Emilio Siri. The film was based on a novel by Robert Crais, and was adapted for the screen by ...more

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Red 2 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren Red 2 is an American action comedy film and sequel to Red. It was inspired by the limited comic book series of the same name, created by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, and published by the DC ...more

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Look Who's Talking is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Joan Rivers Look Who's Talking is a 1989 romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling and starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son, Mikey. The ...more

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Surrogates is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Rosamund Pike, Taylor Cole Surrogates is a 2009 American science fiction action film, based on the 2005–2006 comic book series The Surrogates. Directed by Jonathan Mostow, it stars Bruce Willis as Tom Greer, an FBI agent ...more

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Hudson Hawk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn Hudson Hawk is a 1991 American action comedy film directed by Michael Lehmann. Bruce Willis stars in the title role and also co-wrote the story. Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, ...more

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The Whole Ten Yards is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet The Whole Ten Yards is a 2004 American crime comedy film directed by Howard Deutch and sequel to the 2000 film The Whole Nine Yards. It was based on characters created by Mitchell Kapner, who ...more

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Striking Distance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Sarah Jessica Parker, Bruce Willis, Tom Sizemore Striking Distance is a 1993 action thriller film starring Bruce Willis as a Pittsburgh Police homicide detective Thomas Hardy. The film co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Dennis Farina, and Tom ...more

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum G.I. Joe 2: Cobra Strikes is a 2012 action adventure sci-fi film written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick and directed by Jon M. Chu.

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Blind Date is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Kim Basinger, Phil Hartman Blind Date is a 1987 romantic comedy film, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Bruce Willis in his first leading film role and Kim Basinger. The film was originally intended for the recently ...more

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Moonrise Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Edward Norton Moonrise Kingdom is a 2012 American film directed by Wes Anderson, written by Anderson and Roman Coppola. Described as an "eccentric pubescent love story", it features newcomers Jared ...more

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Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy heist film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's Eleven. Like its predecessor, which was a remake of the 1960 heist film Ocean's 11, the film was ...more

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Planet Terror is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie Planet Terror is a 2007 American action horror science-fiction film directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud ...more

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Hart's War is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard Hart's War is a 2002 American thriller drama film about a World War II prisoner of war camp based on the novel by John Katzenbach. It stars Bruce Willis as Col. William McNamara and Colin ...more

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Over the Hedge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell Over the Hedge is a 2006 American computer-animated comedy film based on the characters from the United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, and ...more

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Cop Out is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Michelle Trachtenberg, Rashida Jones Cop Out is a 2010 American buddy cop comedy film directed and edited by Kevin Smith, and also written by Cullen brothers Mark and Robb Cullen, and starring Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Kevin ...more

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Bandits is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Cate Blanchett, January Jones Bandits is a 2001 American crime-comedy romantic drama film directed by Barry Levinson. It stars Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett. Filming began in October 2000 and ended in ...more

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Beavis and Butt-head Do Americ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman Beavis and Butt-head Do America is a 1996 American animated road comedy film, based on the TV series Beavis and Butt-head. It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen ...more

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Disney's The Kid is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew Perry Disney's The Kid is a 2000 American comedy-drama fantasy film, directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Audrey Wells. It stars Bruce Willis and Spencer Breslin, with Emily Mortimer, Lily ...more

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Look Who's Talking Too is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Kirstie Alley Look Who's Talking Too is the 1990 sequel to director Amy Heckerling's 1989 comedy Look Who's Talking. The film stars the original cast members John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as James and ...more

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The Verdict is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Charlotte Rampling The Verdict is a 1982 courtroom drama film that tells the story of a down-on-his-luck alcoholic lawyer who takes a medical malpractice case to improve his own situation, but discovers along the ...more

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Grindhouse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan Grindhouse is a 2007 American horror film double feature co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. The double feature consists of two feature-length segments, ...more

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Four Rooms is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Madonna, Salma Hayek, Bruce Willis Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology comedy film directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino, each directing one segment of the film that in its entirety is ...more

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The Story of Us is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, Betty White The Story of Us is a 1999 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer as a couple married for 15 years. The depiction of the ...more

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Nobody's Fool is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Bruce Willis Movies
Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith Nobody's Fool is a 1994 American comedy-drama film based on the 1993 novel of the same name by Richard Russo. It stars Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, ...more