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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.

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    The American Friend
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    The American Friend

    Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz

    Released1977

    Directed byWim Wenders

    The American Friend is a 1977 film by Wim Wenders, loosely adapted from the novel Ripley's... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 2
    Out of the Blue
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    17

    Out of the Blue

    Dennis Hopper, Raymond Burr

    Released1980

    Directed byDennis Hopper

    Out of the Blue is a 1980 Canadian drama film directed by and starring Dennis Hopper. The film... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 3
    Speed
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    Speed

    Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves

    Released1994

    Directed byJan de Bont

    Speed is a 1994 American action film directed by Jan de Bont in his feature film directorial... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 4
    Blue Velvet
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    Blue Velvet

    Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper

    Released1986

    Directed byDavid Lynch

    Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery thriller flm, written and directed by David Lynch. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 5
    Giant
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    Giant

    Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean

    Released1956

    Directed byGeorge Stevens

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  • 6
    Waterworld
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    Waterworld

    Kevin Costner, Jack Black

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds

    Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 7
    Easy Rider: The Ride Back
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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back

    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper

    Released2012

    Directed byDennis Hopper, Dustin Rikert

    Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 8
    True Grit
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    True Grit

    John Wayne, Robert Duvall

    Released1969

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

    True Grit is a 1969 American western Technicolor film written by Marguerite Roberts, directed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 9
    The Last Movie
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    The Last Movie

    Dennis Hopper, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1971

    Directed byDennis Hopper

    The Last Movie is a 1971 drama film from Universal Pictures. It was written by Stewart Stern... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 10
    Rumble Fish
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    Rumble Fish

    Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • 11
    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
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    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

    Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper

    Released1957

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a 1957 American film starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 12
    Tracks
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    Tracks

    Dennis Hopper, Dean Stockwell

    Released1976

    Directed byHenry Jaglom

    Tracks is a 1977 American drama film written and directed by Henry Jaglom. The film stars... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 13
    The Sons of Katie Elder
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    The Sons of Katie Elder

    John Wayne, Dean Martin

    Released1965

    Directed byHenry Hathaway

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  • 14
    Black Widow
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    Black Widow

    Dennis Hopper, Debra Winger

    Released1987

    Directed byBob Rafelson

    Black Widow is a 1987 thriller film starring Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Sami Frey and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • 15
    The Trip
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    The Trip

    Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

    Released1967

    Directed byRoger Corman

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  • 16
    River's Edge
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    River's Edge

    Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper

    Released1986

    Directed byTim Hunter

    River's Edge is a 1986 American drama film directed by Tim Hunter, written by Neal Jimenez,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 17
    The Osterman Weekend
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    13

    The Osterman Weekend

    John Hurt, Dennis Hopper

    Released1983

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    The Osterman Weekend is a 1983 suspense thriller film directed by Sam Peckinpah, based on the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Apocalypse Now Redux
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    Apocalypse Now Redux

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released2001

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • 19
    Boiling Point
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    Boiling Point

    Viggo Mortensen, Dennis Hopper

    Released1993

    Directed byJames B. Harris

    Boiling Point is a 1993 action-thriller film written and directed by James B. Harris, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 20
    True Romance
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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Scott

    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 21
    Jason and the Argonauts
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    Jason and the Argonauts

    Natasha Henstridge, Dennis Hopper

    Released2000

    Directed byNick Willing

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  • 22
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

    Dennis Hopper, Bill Moseley

    Released1986

    Directed byTobe Hooper

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  • 23
    Samson and Delilah
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    Samson and Delilah

    Elizabeth Hurley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released1996

    Directed byNicolas Roeg

    Samson and Delilah is a German/Italian/American telefilm that was first shown on TNT in the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 24
    Mad Dog Morgan
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    Mad Dog Morgan

    Dennis Hopper, Jack Thompson

    Released1976

    Directed byPhilippe Mora

    Mad Dog Morgan is a 1976 Australian bushranger film directed by Philippe Mora and starring... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Apocalypse Now
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    Apocalypse Now

    Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford

    Released1979

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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