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The Best Dennis Hopper Movies

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

If you think the best Dennis Hopper role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Dennis Hopper 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 Jesus' Son and Luck of the Draw.

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    The American Friend

    Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz
    The American Friend is a 1977 film by Wim Wenders, loosely adapted from the novel Ripley's...  more
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    Easy Rider

    Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper
    Easy Rider is a 1969 American independent road drama film directed by Dennis Hopper. Wyatt...  more

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    Giant

    Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean
    Giant is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by...  more

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    Speed

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves
    Speed is a 1994 American action film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial...  more

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    True Grit

    John Wayne, Robert Duvall
    True Grit is a 1969 American western Technicolor film written by Marguerite Roberts, directed...  more

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    Blue Velvet

    Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper
    Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery thriller flm, written and directed by David Lynch. The...  more

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    Waterworld

    Kevin Costner, Jack Black
    Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin...  more

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    Rumble Fish

    Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke
    Rumble Fish is an American 1983 drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is based on...  more

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    The Sons of Katie Elder

    John Wayne, Dean Martin
    The Sons of Katie Elder is a 1965 Technicolor Western film directed by Henry Hathaway and...  more

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    Cool Hand Luke

    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper
    Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 American prison drama film directed by Stuart Rosenberg, starring...  more

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    Apocalypse Now Redux

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford
    Apocalypse Now Redux is a 2001 extended version of Francis Ford Coppola's epic film Apocalypse...  more

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    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

    Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper
    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a 1957 American film starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and...  more

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    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford
    Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced...  more

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    Black Widow

    Dennis Hopper, Debra Winger
    Black Widow is a 1987 thriller film starring Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey and...  more

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    River's Edge

    Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper
    River's Edge is a 1986 American drama film directed by Tim Hunter, written by Neal Jimenez,...  more
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    The Trip

    Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern
    The Trip is a counterculture-era cult film released by American International Pictures,...  more
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    The Osterman Weekend

    John Hurt, Dennis Hopper
    The Osterman Weekend is a 1983 suspense thriller film directed by Sam Peckinpah, based on the...  more
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    Psych-Out

    Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern
    Psych-Out is a counterculture-era feature film about hippies, psychedelic music, and...  more
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    Flashback

    Kiefer Sutherland, Dennis Hopper
    Flashback is a 1990 action comedy film starring Dennis Hopper, Kiefer Sutherland and Carol...  more
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    Hoosiers

    Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper
    Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film directed by David Anspaugh. A coach with a checkered past (Gene...  more

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    Out of the Blue

    Dennis Hopper, Raymond Burr
    Out of the Blue is a 1980 Canadian drama film directed by and starring Dennis Hopper. The film...  more
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    Samson and Delilah

    Elizabeth Hurley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
    Samson and Delilah is a German/Italian/American telefilm that was first shown on TNT in the...  more
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    Jason and the Argonauts

    Natasha Henstridge, Dennis Hopper
    Jason and the Argonauts, is a 2000 TV movie, directed by Nick Willing and produced by Hallmark...  more
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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer
    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino....  more

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    The Crow: Wicked Prayer

    Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tara Reid
    The Crow: Wicked Prayer is a 2005 American supernatural action film directed by Lance Mungia...  more

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