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The Best Danny Trejo Movies

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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
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    Machete

    Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan

    Released2010

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis

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    Once Upon a Time in Mexico
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    Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    XXX
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    XXX

    Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Cohen

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    Con Air
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    Con Air

    Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich

    Released1997

    Directed bySimon West

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    Spy Kids
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    Spy Kids

    George Clooney, Teri Hatcher

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Recoil
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    Recoil

    Stone Cold Steve Austin, Serinda Swan

    Released2012

    Directed byTerry Miles

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    Inferno
    51
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    Inferno

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jaime Pressly

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

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    Lock Up
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    Lock Up

    Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Flynn

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    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
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    Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

    Charles Bronson, Danny Trejo

    Released1987

    Directed byJ. Lee Thompson

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    Desperado
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    Desperado

    Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    The Devil's Rejects
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    The Devil's Rejects

    Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Zombie

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    The Crow: Wicked Prayer
    39
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    The Crow: Wicked Prayer

    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tara Reid

    Released2005

    Directed byLance Mungia

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    The Muppets
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    The Muppets

    Katy Perry, Lady Gaga

    Released2011

    Directed byJames Bobin

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  • 14
    Fanboys
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    Fanboys

    Kristen Bell, Carrie Fisher

    Released2009

    Directed byKyle Newman

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  • 15
    Shadows in Paradise
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    Shadows in Paradise

    Tom Sizemore, Danny Trejo

    Released2010

    Directed byJ. Stephen Maunder

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  • 16
    Urban Justice
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    Urban Justice

    Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo

    Released2007

    Directed byDon E. FauntLeRoy

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  • 17
    Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
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    Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

    Jessica Alba, Ricky Gervais

    Released2011

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
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    Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

    Taylor Momsen, Steve Buscemi

    Released2002

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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    Reindeer Games
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    Reindeer Games

    Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer

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    Machete Kills
    40
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    Machete Kills

    Jessica Alba, Lady Gaga

    Released2013

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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  • 21
    Spy Kids
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    Spy Kids

    Carla Gugino, Daryl Sabara

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

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  • 22
    Animal Factory
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    Animal Factory

    Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed bySteve Buscemi

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    Heat
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    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    Valley of Angels
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    Valley of Angels

    Danny Trejo, George Katt

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Rosten

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    Grindhouse
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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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