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The Best Christopher Walken Movies

Updated March 2, 2020 6.1k votes 1.0k voters 81.6k views100 items

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    The Deer Hunter

    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael Cimino

    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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    The Dead Zone

    Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

    Released1983

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay... more

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    King of New York is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    King of New York

    Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi

    Released1990

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

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

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    Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Pulp Fiction

    John Travolta, Bruce Willis

    Released1994

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

    Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob... more
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    Suicide Kings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Suicide Kings

    Christopher Walken, Denis Leary

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter O'Fallon

    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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Catch Me If You Can

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams

    Released2002

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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

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    The Prophecy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    The Prophecy

    Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken

    Released1995

    Directed byGregory Widen

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

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    Blast from the Past is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Blast from the Past

    Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken

    Released1999

    Directed byHugh Wilson

    Blast from the Past is a 1999 American romantic comedy film based on a story and directed by... more

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    True Romance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Scott

    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino.... more
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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci

    Released1999

    Directed byTim Burton

    Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a... more
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    Biloxi Blues is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Biloxi Blues

    Christopher Walken, Matthew Broderick

    Released1988

    Directed byMike Nichols

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

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    Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Annie Hall

    Woody Allen, Diane Keaton

    Released1977

    Directed byWoody Allen

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

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    The Power of Few is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    The Power of Few

    Christopher Walken, Christian Slater

    Released2013

    Directed byLeone Marucci

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    Joe Dirt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Joe Dirt

    Christopher Walken, Kid Rock

    Released2001

    Directed byDennie Gordon

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

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    The Dogs of War is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    The Dogs of War

    Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Irvin

    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 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Hairspray

    John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released2007

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical... more

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    Seven Psychopaths is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Seven Psychopaths

    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2012

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

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    At Close Range is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    At Close Range

    Sean Penn, Christopher Walken

    Released1986

    Directed byJames Foley

    At Close Range is a 1986 crime drama film directed by James Foley, based on the real life... more
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    Batman Returns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Batman Returns

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

    Released1992

    Directed byTim Burton

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

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    Man on Fire is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Man on Fire

    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington

    Released2004

    Directed byTony Scott

    Man on Fire is a 2004 American thriller film and the second adaptation of A. J. Quinnell's... more

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    A Late Quartet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    A Late Quartet

    Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released2012

    Directed byYaron Zilberman

    A Late Quartet is a 2012 American drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Yaron... more
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    Gigli is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Gigli

    Jennifer Lopez, Ben Affleck

    Released2003

    Directed byMartin Brest

    Gigli is a 2003 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Martin Brest and... more
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    Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Wedding Crashers

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

    Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen... more

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    Brainstorm is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Brainstorm

    Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood

    Released1983

    Directed byDouglas Trumbull

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    Balls of Fury is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
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    Balls of Fury

    Christopher Walken, Maggie Q

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Ben Garant

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