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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.

Christopher Walken has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Tim Burton. If you're a fan of Christopher Walken, then check out our lists of the best Willem Dafoe and Steve Buscemi movies as well.

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Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken
The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers and their service in Vietnam. The film stars Robert De ...more

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Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Tom Skerritt
This film is a 1983 American horror thriller film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay by Jeffrey Boam was based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Stephen King. The film stars ...more

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Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne
King of New York is a 1990 thriller film, starring Christopher Walken, Laurence Fishburne, David Caruso, Wesley Snipes, Victor Argo, Giancarlo Esposito, and Steve Buscemi. It was directed by ...more

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma ...more

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Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Jay Mohr
This film is a 1997 American action comedy film, starring Christopher Walken as a boss, Denis Leary as his driver, and Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, and Henry ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken, Virginia Madsen
The Prophecy is a 1995 American fantasy horror-thriller film starring Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz, and Viggo Mortensen. It was written and directed by Gregory ...more

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Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken
Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner
Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by ...more

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

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson
True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast featuring Dennis ...more

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Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Kiefer Sutherland
At Close Range is a 1986 crime drama film directed by James Foley, based on the real life rural Pennsylvania crime family led by Bruce Johnston, Sr. which operated during the 1960s and 1970s. It ...more

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John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes
Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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Christopher Walken, Matthew Broderick, David Schwimmer
Biloxi Blues is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, written by Neil Simon, and starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken. Simon adapted his semi-autobiographical 1985 ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Danny DeVito
Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Jim Broadbent
The Dogs of War is a 1980 war film based upon the 1974 novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth, directed by John Irvin. It stars Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger as part of a small, ...more

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Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Brendan Fraser
Blast from the Past is a 1999 American romantic comedy film based on a story and directed by Hugh Wilson, and starring Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek and ...more

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Christopher Walken, Kid Rock, Jaime Pressly
Joe Dirt is a 2001 American adventure comedy film starring David Spade, Dennis Miller, Christopher Walken, Brian Thompson, Brittany Daniel, Jaime Pressly, Erik Per Sullivan, and Kid Rock. The ...more

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Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken
Annie Hall is a 1977 American romantic comedy directed by Woody Allen from a screenplay he co-wrote with Marshall Brickman. Produced by Allen's manager, Charles H. Joffe, the film stars Allen as ...more

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Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher
Brainstorm is a 1983 science fiction film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher and Cliff Robertson. It was Wood's final film appearance, as ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington, Dakota Fanning
Man on Fire is a 2004 American thriller film and the second adaptation of A. J. Quinnell's 1980 novel of the same name; the first film based on the novel was released in 1987. The 2004 film ...more

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Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi
This film is a 1995 American neo-noir film directed by Gary Fleder from a screenplay written by Scott Rosenberg. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Andy García, Christopher ...more

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Christopher Walken, Glenn Close
A four-character drama set in 1910 Kansas, which revolves around a withdrawn, widowed father, his children Anna and Caleb, ages 9 and 6, and Sarah Wheaton, a compassionate yet feisty single ...more

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Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Imogen Poots
A Late Quartet is a 2012 American drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Yaron Zilberman. The film uses chamber music played by the Brentano String Quartet and especially, Beethoven's ...more

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Wedding Crashers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Christopher Walken Movies
Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Isla Fisher
Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American romantic comedy film directed by David Dobkin. It stars Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, and Christopher Walken. Will Ferrell also has a notable cameo appearance. ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Bridges
Heaven's Gate is a 1980 American epic Western film written and directed by Michael Cimino. It portrays a fictional dispute between land barons and European immigrants in Wyoming in the 1890s. ...more