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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 Hunter1
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    The Deer Hunter

    Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro

    Released1978

    Directed byMichael Cimino

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  • The Dead Zone2
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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 York3
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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 Fiction4
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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 Kings5
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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
  • Catch Me If You Can6
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    Catch Me If You Can

    Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio

    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 Prophecy7
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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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  • True Romance8
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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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  • Blast from the Past9
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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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  • Sleepy Hollow10
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci

    Released1999

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Annie Hall11
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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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  • Biloxi Blues12
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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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  • The Power of Few13
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    The Power of Few

    Christopher Walken, Christian Slater

    Released2013

    Directed byLeone Marucci

    The Power of Few is a 2011 action film directed by Leone Marucci....  more
  • Joe Dirt14
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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 War15
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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
  • Seven Psychopaths16
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    Seven Psychopaths

    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2012

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

    Seven Psychopaths is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh....  more

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  • Hairspray17
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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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  • At Close Range18
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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
  • Batman Returns19
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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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  • A Late Quartet20
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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
  • Man on Fire21
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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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  • Gigli22
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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
  • Brainstorm23
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    Brainstorm

    Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood

    Released1983

    Directed byDouglas Trumbull

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  • Wedding Crashers24
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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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  • Balls of Fury25
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    Balls of Fury

    Christopher Walken, Maggie Q

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Ben Garant

    Balls of Fury is a 2007 American sports comedy film directed by Ben Garant, and starring Dan...  more