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The Best Chuck Norris Movies 

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This list of the best Chuck Norris movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Though he is best known for his role in the TV series Walker, Texas Ranger, Chuck Norris also has an impressive filmography under his black belt.  The order of these top Chuck Norris movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Chuck Norris movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Chuck Norris movies?" and "What are the greatest Chuck Norris roles of all time?" The greatest Chuck Norris performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. The list you're viewing of course includes famous flicks like Lone Wolf McQuade, Firewalker, and The Delta Force, but we've also made sure to go beyond the top 10 Chuck Norris movies, including both the old and the new. If you think the best Chuck Norris role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Norris' unstoppable approach to acting, you might also enjoy our list of the best Steven Seagal movies, best Sylvester Stallone movies and best Bruce Lee movies.

Is Chuck Norris your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best David Carradine and Patrick Swayze films lists too.

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Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera

Released: 1983

Directed by: Steve Carver

Lone Wolf McQuade is a 1983 action film, starring Chuck Norris, David Carradine, Barbara Carrera, L.Q. Jones, R.G. Armstrong, Leon Isaac Kennedy and Robert Beltran, and is directed by Steve ...more

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Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin, Shelley Winters

Released: 1986

Directed by: Menahem Golan

The Delta Force is a 1986 American action film starring Chuck Norris and Lee Marvin as leaders of an elite squad based on the real life U.S. Army Delta Force unit. It was directed by Menahem ...more

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Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, M. Emmet Walsh

Released: 1984

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Missing in Action is a 1984 action film directed by Joseph Zito and starring Chuck Norris. It is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. Colonel Braddock, who escaped a Vietnamese ...more

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Chuck Norris, Billy Drago, Eddie Jones

Released: 1985

Directed by: Joseph Zito

Invasion U.S.A. is a 1985 action film made by Cannon Films starring Chuck Norris. It was directed by Joseph Zito. Both Chuck Norris and his brother, Aaron, were involved in the writing. It was ...more

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Chuck Norris, John Mahoney, Dennis Farina

Released: 1985

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Code of Silence is a 1985 American action film directed by Andrew Davis, and starring Chuck Norris and Henry Silva. The film was released in the United States on May 3, 1985. It was typical for ...more
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Chuck Norris, Ron Silver, Stephen Furst

Released: 1982

Directed by: Michael Miller

Silent Rage is a 1982 romantic/action/science fiction/horror movie starring Chuck Norris and directed by Michael Miller.
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Chuck Norris, Professor Tanaka, Soon-Tek Oh

Released: 1985

Directed by: Lance Hool

Missing in Action 2: The Beginning is a 1985 action/adventure film, and a prequel to Missing in Action, both of which star Chuck Norris. It was directed by Lance Hool and written by Steve Bing, ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Released: 2012

Directed by: Simon West

The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the 2010 film. After one of their own's life is taken, the mercenary group set out for revenge against ...more

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Chuck Norris, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Carter

Released: 1980

Directed by: Eric Karson

The Octagon is a 1980 action film starring Chuck Norris, Karen Carlson and Lee Van Cleef. It was directed by Eric Karson and written by Paul Aaron and Leigh Chapman. It was filmed in Los ...more
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Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, Nora Miao

Released: 1972

Directed by: Bruce Lee

Way of the Dragon is a 1972 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film written, produced and directed by Bruce Lee, who also stars in the lead role. This was Bruce Lee's only completed ...more
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Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett, Jr.

Released: 1986

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Firewalker is a 1986 action/adventure film starring Chuck Norris, Louis Gossett, Jr., Will Sampson and Melody Anderson. It was directed by J. Lee Thompson and written by Norman Aladjem, Robert ...more
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Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Clu Gulager

Released: 1979

Directed by: Paul Aaron

A team of undercover narcotics agents is conducting an investigation when things mysteriously begin to go haywire. One by one, the squad is eliminated by an assassin. To help discover the ...more
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Chuck Norris, Richard Norton, Robert Lee Minor

Released: 1982

Directed by: James Fargo

Forced Vengeance is a 1982 motion picture action drama. When the owner and proprietor of the Lucky Dragon casino in Hong Kong refuses to let mobsters take over his business he and his family are ...more
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Chuck Norris, Mark Margolis, Richard Jaeckel

Released: 1990

Directed by: Aaron Norris

Delta Force 2 is a 1990 action film, and a sequel to the Chuck Norris film The Delta Force, also starring Norris as Maj. Scott McCoy. In this film, McCoy leads his Delta team into the fictional ...more
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Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire Selena Gomez, Chuck Norris, Mitchel Musso

Released: 2005

Directed by: Aaron Norris

Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire is a television movie in 2005 directed by Aaron Norris and based on the popular 1990s series Walker, Texas Ranger and starring Chuck Norris, Sheree J. Wilson, ...more
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Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree

Released: 1981

Directed by: Steve Carver

An Eye for an Eye is a 1981 American action film directed by Steve Carver, and starring Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Matt Clark, Mako Iwamatsu, and Maggie Cooper.
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Chuck Norris, Keith David, Aki Aleong

Released: 1988

Directed by: Aaron Norris

Braddock: Missing in Action III a 1988 action/adventure film, and a sequel to Missing in Action, following the second film, Missing in Action 2: The Beginning, which was a prequel. It is the ...more
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Chuck Norris, Anne Archer, Jim Backus

Released: 1978

Directed by: Ted Post

Good Guys Wear Black is a 1978 action film starring Chuck Norris. This was the third film to feature Norris as the star. The film featured a first screen appearance by Norris' brother Aaron ...more
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Chuck Norris, Alberta Watson, Al Waxman

Released: 1991

Directed by: Aaron Norris

The Hitman is a 1991 action/crime film starring Chuck Norris. It was directed by Aaron Norris and written by Don Carmody, Robert Geoffrion and Galen Thompson.
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Chuck Norris, Jake Pavelka, Ralph Waite

Released: 2000

Directed by: Eric Norris, Michael Preece

The President's Man is a made-for-TV action movie released in 2000, and starring Chuck Norris. Despite a popular misconception, it has no connection to All the President's Men.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris

Released: 1978

Directed by: Sammo Hung, Bruce Lee, Robert Clouse

This film is an incomplete 1972 Hong Kong martial arts film directed, written, produced by and starring Bruce Lee, in his final film attempt. Lee passed during the making of the film. The ...more

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Chuck Norris, Danica McKellar, Joe Piscopo

Released: 1992

Directed by: Aaron Norris

Sidekicks is a 1992 action film starring Jonathan Brandis and Chuck Norris.

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Chuck Norris, Eddie Cibrian, James Gammon

Released: 1998

Directed by: Michael Preece

Logan's War: Bound by Honor is a 1998 action and drama TV film written by Walter Klenhard and directed by Michael Preece.
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Chuck Norris, Jack O'Halloran, Ron O'Neal

Released: 1988

Directed by: William Tannen

Danny O'Brien (Chuck Norris) is a cop trying to apprehend the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien captured The Terror and was called Hero by the citizens ...more
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The President's Man 2 Chuck Norris, Maz Jobrani, Robert Urich

Released: 2002

Directed by: Eric Norris

The President's Man: A Line in the Sand is a 2002 drama, action, thriller film written by Bob Gookin, John Lansing, Bruce Cervi and directed by Eric Norris.