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The Best Danny Trejo Movies

Updated August 14, 2020 2.1k votes 320 voters 42.2k views

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List of the best Danny Trejo movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Danny Trejo'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 Danny Trejo movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Danny Trejo movies will be at the top of the list. Danny Trejo has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Danny Trejo movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Danny Trejo films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Danny Trejo role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Danny Trejo performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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    Machete is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Machete

    Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan

    Released2010

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis

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    Con Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Con Air

    Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich

    Released1997

    Directed bySimon West

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    Once Upon a Time in Mexico is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    The Devil's Rejects

    Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Zombie

    The Devil's Rejects is a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the... more on Wikipedia

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    Desperado is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Desperado

    Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    From Dusk till Dawn

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly

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    Machete Kills is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Machete Kills

    Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga

    Released2013

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Heat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Heat

    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    Grindhouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Grindhouse

    Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis

    Released2007

    Directed byEdgar Wright, Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Rob Zombie

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    Bad Ass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Bad Ass

    Ron Perlman, Danny Trejo

    Released2012

    Directed byCraig Moss

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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

    Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell

    Released2004

    Directed byAdam McKay

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    Predators is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Predators

    Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne

    Released2010

    Directed byNimród Antal

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    Anaconda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Anaconda

    Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube

    Released1997

    Directed byLuis Llosa

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    XXX is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    XXX

    Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Cohen

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    Halloween is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Halloween

    Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo

    Released2007

    Directed byRob Zombie

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    Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Spy Kids

    George Clooney, Teri Hatcher

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Recoil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Recoil

    Stone Cold Steve Austin, Serinda Swan

    Released2012

    Directed byTerry Miles

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    Lock Up is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Lock Up

    Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Flynn

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    Inferno is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Inferno

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jaime Pressly

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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    Bulletproof is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Bulletproof

    Gary Busey, Danny Trejo

    Released1988

    Directed bySteve Carver

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    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

    Charles Bronson, Danny Trejo

    Released1987

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

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    A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Chris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

    Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles

    Released2011

    Directed byTodd Strauss-Schulson

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    The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    The Muppets

    Katy Perry, Lady Gaga

    Released2011

    Directed byJames Bobin

    The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin.

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    Spy Kids is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Spy Kids

    Carla Gugino, Daryl Sabara

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Dora and the Lost City of Gold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Danny Trejo Movies
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    Dora and the Lost City of Gold

    Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez

    Released2019

    Directed byJames Bobin

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