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The Best Christopher Walken Movies

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List of the best Christopher Walken movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. One of Christopher Walken's first big breaks was a small role in Woody Allen's Annie Hall in 1977 and soon enough he was a favorite of fans and critics alike. Christopher Walken'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 Christopher Walken movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated selections from Christopher Walken's filmography will be at the top of the list.

If you think the best Christopher Walken movie of all time isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Christopher Walken 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, including The Deer Hunter and Pulp Fiction.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Christopher Walken movies?" and "What are the greatest Christopher Walken roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Walken's intensity, you might also enjoy our list of best Robert De Niro movies and best Al Pacino movies.

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    The Deer Hunter

    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro
    The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino...  more

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    The Dead Zone

    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen
    This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay...  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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    Suicide Kings

    Christopher Walken, Denis Leary
    This film is a 1997 American action comedy film, starring Christopher Walken as a boss, Denis...  more
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    Catch Me If You Can

    Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio
    Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of...  more

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    King of New York

    Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi
    King of New York is a 1990 thriller film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne,...  more

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    The Prophecy

    Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken
    The Prophecy is a 1995 American fantasy horror-thriller film starring Christopher Walken,...  more

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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer
    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino....  more

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    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci
    Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a...  more

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    Annie Hall

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
    Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy film directed by Woody Allen. Neurotic New York...  more

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    Blast from the Past

    Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken
    Blast from the Past is a 1999 American romantic comedy film based on a story and directed by...  more

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    Joe Dirt

    Christopher Walken, Kid Rock
    Joe Dirt is a 2001 American adventure comedy film starring David Spade, Dennis Miller,...  more

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    Brainstorm

    Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood
    Brainstorm is a 1983 science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring...  more

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    Click

    Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken
    Click is a 2006 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Frank Coraci, written...  more

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    The Power of Few

    Christopher Walken, Christian Slater
    The Power of Few is a 2011 action film directed by Leone Marucci....  more
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    At Close Range

    Sean Penn, Christopher Walken
    At Close Range is a 1986 crime drama film directed by James Foley, based on the real life...  more
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    Seven Psychopaths

    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko
    Seven Psychopaths is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh....  more

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    Poolhall Junkies

    Christopher Walken, Rod Steiger
    Poolhall Junkies is a 2002 drama thriller film written, starring and directed by Mars...  more
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    Batman Returns

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken
    Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based...  more

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    The Affair of the Necklace

    Hayden Panettiere, Christopher Walken
    The Affair of the Necklace is a 2001 American historical drama film directed by Charles Shyer....  more
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    Biloxi Blues

    Christopher Walken, Matthew Broderick
    Biloxi Blues is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Neil Simon,...  more

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    The Dogs of War

    Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger
    The Dogs of War is a 1980 war film based upon the 1974 novel of the same name by Frederick...  more
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    Hairspray

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer
    Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical...  more

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    Basquiat

    David Bowie, Courtney Love
    Basquiat is a 1996 biopic/drama film directed by Julian Schnabel based on the life of American...  more
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    The Addiction

    Christopher Walken, Edie Falco
    The Addiction is a 1995 American vampire film directed by Abel Ferrara, starring Lili Taylor,...  more