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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.

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The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including Jesus' Son and Luck of the Draw.

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Dennis Hopper worked with many famous directors, including big names like Ron Howard and Robert Altman. If Dennis Hopper movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Willem Dafoe and Ed Harris too.

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Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern
Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery thriller flm, written and directed by David Lynch. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern. The title is taken ...more
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Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda
Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers who travel through ...more
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Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall
Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic adventure war film set during the Vietnam War. Produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, and Robert Duvall. ...more
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Picture This Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Dennis Hopper
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Dennis Hopper, Bruno Ganz, Lou Castel
The American Friend is a 1977 film by Wim Wenders, loosely adapted from the novel Ripley's Game by Patricia Highsmith. The film is of the neo-noir genre, and features Dennis Hopper as career ...more
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Dennis Hopper, Raymond Burr, Sharon Farrell
Out of the Blue is a 1980 Canadian drama film directed by and starring Dennis Hopper. The film was written and produced by Gary Jules Jouvenat. It competed for the Palme d'Or at the 1980 Cannes ...more
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Gene Hackman, Dennis Hopper, Barbara Hershey
Hoosiers is a 1986 sports film written by Angelo Pizzo and directed by David Anspaugh. It tells the story of a small-town Indiana high school basketball team that wins the state championship. It ...more
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Held for Ransom Dennis Hopper, Morgan Fairchild, Zachery Ty Bryan
Held for Ransom is a 2000 direct-to-video film, starring Dennis Hopper, Zachary Ty Bryan, Morgan Fairchild and Debi Mazar. It was directed and written by Lee Stanley based on the novel by Lois
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Milla Jovovich, Lou Reed, Dennis Hopper
Palermo Shooting is a 2008 film written and directed by German director Wim Wenders, and starring Campino, Dennis Hopper, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Lou Reed as himself, and an uncredited Milla ...more
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Out Of Season Dennis Hopper, Gina Gershon, Dominique Swain
Out of Season is a 2004 crime drama film directed and written by Jevon O'Neill.
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Keanu Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Crispin Glover
River's Edge is a 1986 American drama film directed by Tim Hunter, written by Neal Jimenez, and starring Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye, Daniel Roebuck, and Dennis Hopper. The movie was ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle
Red Rock West is a 1993 neo-noir film directed by John Dahl. It was written by Dahl and his brother Rick, and shot in Montana and Willcox, Arizona. The film was well received at the prestigious ...more
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Dennis Hopper, Marjorie Cameron, Luana Anders
Night Tide is a 1961 thriller film, written and directed by Curtis Harrington and starring Dennis Hopper. It was filmed in 1960, premiered in 1961, but was held up from general release until ...more
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Dennis Hopper, Ulrich M├╝he, Heino Ferch
Straight Shooter is a 1999 German movie about an ex-member of the French Foreign Legion who makes the German government responsible for the death of his family and goes on a killing spree to ...more
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Dennis Hopper, Michael Madsen, Charles Durning
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and Serve is a 2002 crime-action-drama film written by Rob Neighbors and directed by Ed Anders.
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Dennis Hopper, Richard Grieco, Kristin Minter
The Apostate is a 2000 mystery horror crime thriller film written and directed by William Gove.
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Sylvester Stallone, Dennis Hopper, Andrew Dice Clay
The Good Life is a 1997 film starring Frank Stallone. The film is about three men who move from New Jersey to Miami; two of them end up killing the third. The film was never released on any ...more
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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dennis Hopper Movies
Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson
True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast featuring Dennis ...more
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Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Dennis Hopper
Giant is a 1956 American drama film, directed by George Stevens from a screenplay adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from the novel by Edna Ferber. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock ...more
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Dennis Hopper, Nadine Velazquez, Chris Carmack
The Last Ride is a 2004 action film written by Ron McGee and directed by Guy Norman Bee.
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John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper
True Grit is a 1969 American western Technicolor film written by Marguerite Roberts, directed by Henry Hathaway, and starring John Wayne as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn; Wayne won his only ...more
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The Spreading Ground Dennis Hopper, Leslie Hope, Frederic Forrest
The Spreading Ground is a 2000 crime, drama, horror and thriller film written by Mark Burman, Ross Korte, Mark Katsumi Nakamura and Susan Wichmann. It is also directed by Derek Vanlint.
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Champion Dennis Hopper
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The Last Film Festival Katrina Bowden, Jacqueline Bissett, Dennis Hopper
The Last Film Festival is an upcoming American film starring Dennis Hopper, Leelee Sobieski, Katrina Bowden, Chris Kattan and Jacqueline Bisset. It is written and directed by Linda Yellen. ...more
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Dennis Hopper, Yvonne Craig, Ken Curtis
The Young Land is a 1959 American Western drama film directed by Ted Tetzlaff starring Patrick Wayne and Dennis Hopper. The cinematography was by Technicolor developer Winton C. Hoch and Henry ...more