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The Best Carl Weathers Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 632 votes 86 voters 11.0k views25 items

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

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

Items on this list include The Comebacks and Predator.

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

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    Rocky II

    Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith

    Released1979

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

    Rocky II is a 1979 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the second film in the series. Rocky (Stallone) struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed (Carl...  more

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    Predator

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jesse Ventura

    Released1987

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    Predator is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by John McTiernan and was distributed by 20th Century Fox. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Elpidia Carrillo, Bill Duke,...  more

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    Rocky III

    Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire

    Released1982

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

    Rocky III is a 1982 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the third film in the series. After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky (Stallone) falls...  more

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    Rocky IV

    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown

    Released1985

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

    Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony...  more

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    Action Jackson

    Sharon Stone, Vanity

    Released1988

    Directed byCraig R. Baxley

    Action Jackson is a 1988 American action film directed by Craig R. Baxley in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Carl Weathers, Vanity, Craig T. Nelson and Sharon Stone. The film was...  more

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    Force 10 from Navarone

    Harrison Ford, Barbara Bach

    Released1978

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    Force 10 from Navarone is a 1978 British produced film loosely based on Alistair MacLean's 1968 novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1961 film, The Guns of Navarone. The parts of Mallory and...  more

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    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr

    Released1977

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Spielberg and featuring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Bob Balaban,...  more

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    Rocky

    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion (Carl Weathers) in a...  more

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    Semi-Tough

    Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Semi-Tough is a 1977 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Lotte Lenya, Bert Convy, and Brian Dennehy, set in the world of American...  more
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    Death Hunt

    Charles Bronson, Angie Dickinson

    Released1981

    Directed byPeter R. Hunt

    Death Hunt is a 1981 action film directed by Peter R. Hunt. The film stars Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, Carl Weathers, Maury Chaykin, Ed Lauter and Andrew Stevens. Death Hunt was a...  more
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    In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old Along with Me

    In the Heat of the Night: Grow Old Along with Me is a film directed by Winrich Kolbe released on May 16, 1995....
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    The Sasquatch Gang

    Justin Long, Carl Weathers

    Released2006

    Directed byTim Skousen

    The Sasquatch Gang is a 2006 comedy film written and directed by Tim Skousen, the first assistant director on Napoleon Dynamite. The film was shot in Oregon in locations such as the forests of rural...  more
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    Hurricane Smith

    Carl Weathers, Jürgen Prochnow

    Directed byColin Budds

    Hurricane Smith is a 1992 film directed by Colin Budds and starring Carl Weathers. Hurricane Smith is an action movie that follows an oil field worker named Billy 'Hurricane' Smith as he gets mixed...  more
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    The Bermuda Depths

    Carl Weathers, Burl Ives

    Released1978

    Directed byTsugunobu Kotani

    The Bermuda Depths is a Japanese / American co-production 1978 fantasy film originally broadcast as a made-for-TV movie written by Arthur Rankin Jr. of Rankin/Bass fame. Special effects and creature...  more
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    In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound

    Carl Weathers, Carroll O'Connor

    Released1995

    Directed byHarry Harris

    In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound is a film directed by Harry Harris released on February 17, 1995....
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    Eight Crazy Nights

    Adam Sandler, Tyra Banks

    Released2002

    Directed bySeth Kearsley

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    OP Center

    Kim Cattrall, Rod Steiger

    Released1995

    Directed byLewis Teague

    OP Center is a film directed by Lewis Teague released on Feb 26, 1995....  more
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    The Comebacks

    Bradley Cooper, Stacy Keibler

    Released2007

    Directed byTom Brady

    The Comebacks is a 2007 American satirical comedy film directed by Tom Brady. This film is a parody of the clichés and plots of the sports film genre. In the UK, Greece, Finland, Australia and New...  more
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    Bucktown

    Pam Grier, Carl Weathers

    Released1975

    Directed byArthur Marks, Bernie Hamilton

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    Little Nicky

    Reese Witherspoon, Ozzy Osbourne

    Released2000

    Directed bySteven Brill

    Little Nicky is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Steven Brill. It stars Adam Sandler as Nicky, a son of Satan....  more

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    Balto III: Wings of Change

    Sean Astin, Carl Weathers

    Released2004

    Directed byPhil Weinstein

    Balto III: Wings of Change is a 2004 American straight-to-video sequel to Universal Studios' 2002 animated film Balto II: Wolf Quest, and the 1995 film Balto....  more

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    Happy Gilmore

    Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

    Released1996

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Happy Gilmore is a 1996 sports comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan and produced by Robert Simonds. It stars Adam Sandler as the title character, an unsuccessful ice hockey player who discovers a...  more

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    The Four Deuces

    Jack Palance, Carl Weathers

    Released1975

    Directed byWilliam H. Bushnell

    The Four Deuces is a 1975 action film directed by William H. Bushnell....  more
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    Alien Siege

    Carl Weathers, Ray Baker

    Released2005

    Directed byRobert Stadd

    Alien Siege is a 2005 Sci-Fi Channel Original Movie about an alien race that comes to Earth seeking a cure to a deadly virus, for which the antidote is human blood....  more
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    Friday Foster

    Pam Grier, Eartha Kitt

    Released1975

    Directed byArthur Marks

    Friday Foster is a 1975 blaxploitation film written and directed by Arthur Marks and starring Pam Grier in the title role. Yaphet Kotto, Eartha Kitt, Scatman Crothers and Carl Weathers co-starred. It...  more