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The Best Chris O'Donnell Movies 

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, like In Love and War and Scent of a Woman.

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Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

Released: 1992

Directed by: Martin Brest

Scent of a Woman is a 1992 American drama directed and produced by Martin Brest that tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible, blind, ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey

Released: 1995

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial ...more

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Batman & Robin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chris O'Donnell Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros.' initial Batman film series. The film was ...more

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Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney, Chris O'Donnell

Released: 2000

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Vertical Limit is a 2000 American action thriller film directed by New Zealander Martin Campbell starring, among others, Chris O'Donnell, Bill Paxton, Robin Tunney and Scott Glenn. The film was ...more
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Charlie Sheen, Tim Curry, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 1993

The Three Musketeers is a 1993 Austrian-American action-adventure film from Walt Disney Pictures and Caravan Pictures, directed by Stephen Herek from a screenplay by David Loughery and starring ...more

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Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, Alan Cumming

Released: 1995

Directed by: Pat O'Connor

Circle of Friends is a 1995 film directed by Irish filmmaker Pat O'Connor, and based on the novel of the same name written by Maeve Binchy.

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Drew Barrymore, Liev Schreiber, Chris O'Donnell

Released: 1995

Directed by: Antonia Bird

Mad Love is a 1995 teen romantic drama film directed by Antonia Bird and starring Drew Barrymore and Chris O'Donnell. The screenplay was written by Paula Milne. The original music score is ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Alan Bennett

Released: 1997

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

In Love and War is a romance drama film of 1996 based on the book, Hemingway in Love and War by Henry S. Villard and James Nagel. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Mackenzie Astin, ...more

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Brendan Fraser

Released: 1992

Directed by: Robert Mandel

School Ties is a 1992 sports film directed by Robert Mandel starring Brendan Fraser, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Chris O'Donnell, Cole Hauser, Randall Batinkoff, Andrew Lowery and Anthony Rapp. ...more

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Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris O'Donnell

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jon Avnet

Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 comedy-drama film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. Directed by Jon Avnet. It tells the story of a Depression-era friendship ...more

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Mariah Carey, Brooke Shields, Sarah Silverman

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gary Sinyor

The Bachelor is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Gary Sinyor and written by Steve Cohen. It is a remake of the 1925 film Seven Chances and stars Chris O'Donnell and Renée ...more

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Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Bo Jackson

Released: 1996

Directed by: James Foley

The Chamber is a 1996 thriller film based on John Grisham's novel of the same name. The film was directed by James Foley and stars Gene Hackman and Chris O'Donnell.

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Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Cusack

Released: 1990

Directed by: Paul Brickman

Men Don't Leave is a 1990 comedy-drama film that stars Jessica Lange as a housewife who, after the death of her husband, moves with her two sons to Baltimore. Chris O'Donnell, Joan Cusack, and ...more

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Stanley Tucci, Jane Krakowski, Abigail Breslin

Released: 2008

Directed by: Patricia Rozema

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is a 2008 American comedy-drama film directed by Patricia Rozema. The screenplay by Ann Peacock focuses on the American Girl character Kit Kittredge, who lives in ...more

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Liam Neeson, Tim Curry, John Lithgow

Released: 2004

Directed by: Bill Condon

Kinsey is a 2004 American biographical drama film written and directed by Bill Condon. It describes the life of Alfred Charles Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of sexology. His 1948 publication, ...more

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Christina Applegate, Neil Patrick Harris, Nick Nolte

Released: 2010

Directed by: Brad Peyton

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore is a 2010 family action comedy film, directed by Brad Peyton. The film stars Chris O'Donnell and Jack McBrayer. The film also stars the voices of ...more

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Jessica Lange, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris O'Donnell

Released: 1994

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Blue Sky is a 1994 drama, and the last film by veteran film maker Tony Richardson. It was adapted by Rama Laurie Stagner, Arlene Sarner and Jerry Leichtling from a story by Rama Laurie Stagner. ...more

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Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg, Olga Kurylenko

Released: 2008

Directed by: John Moore

Max Payne is a 2008 American neo-noir action film loosely based on the video game series of the same name developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Rockstar Games. It was written by ...more

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Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Glenn Close

Released: 1999

Directed by: Robert Altman

Cookie's Fortune is a 1999 comedy film directed by Robert Altman and starring an ensemble cast, including Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Liv Tyler, Patricia Neal, Charles S. Dutton and Chris ...more

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Elizabeth Banks, Maria Bello, Chris O'Donnell

Released: 2005

Directed by: Arthur Allan Seidelman

The Sisters is a 2005 film starring Maria Bello, Mary Stuart Masterson, and Erika Christensen as the title characters; it also stars Alessandro Nivola, Rip Torn, Eric McCormack, Steven Culp, ...more
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Jenna Fischer, Chris O'Donnell, Lesley Ann Warren

Released: 2010

Directed by: Michael J. Weithorn

A Little Help is a 2010 film directed by Michael J. Weithorn.
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Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Casey Affleck

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sammy Jackson

WWII in HD: The Air War is a 2010 documentary history war film directed by Sammy Jackson and written by Bruce Kennedy, Alec Michod and Liz Reph.
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Rachael Leigh Cook, Chris O'Donnell, Carlos Mencia

Released: 2002

Directed by: Leonardo Ricagni

29 Palms is a 2002 film directed by Leonardo Ricagni about a bag of money that affects the characters who possess it, and its varied contents, as it passes from one to another. It stars Jeremy ...more

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Chris O'Donnell, Jonathan Keane

Released: 2011

Directed by: Hong Khaou

"A young man meets a stranger for an experience that will change his life forever." Quoting the description from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival site. "Joe embarks on a ...more