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

If you think the best Don Johnson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Don Johnson 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 different films like Cease Fire and When in Rome.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Don Johnson movies?" and "What are the greatest Don Johnson roles of all time?"

Quentin Tarantino and Joel Schumacher have both worked with Don Johnson over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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Don Johnson, Ron Jeremy, Penelope Ann Miller
Dead Bang is a 1989 action film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Don Johnson. Johnson's character, based on real-life LASD Detective Jerry Beck, tracks the killer of a Los Angeles ...more
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Mickey Rourke, Kelly Hu, Tia Carrere
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is a 1991 action biker film starring Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson. The film was written by Don Michael Paul and directed by Simon Wincer. Loosely based on ...more
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Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson
Tin Cup is a 1996 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Ron Shelton, and starring Kevin Costner and Rene Russo with Cheech Marin and Don Johnson in major supporting roles.
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The Long Hot Summer Ava Gardner, Don Johnson
The Long Hot Summer is a 1985 television film and remake of the 1958 film of the same name. When drifter "Ben Quick" arrives in a small Mississippi town, "Will Varner", a ...more
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Gabrielle Anwar, Don Johnson, Rod Steiger
In Pursuit of Honor is a 1995 made-for-cable movie directed by Ken Olin. Don Johnson stars as a member of a United States Cavalry detachment refusing to slaughter its horses after being ordered ...more
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Jennifer Connelly, Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen
The Hot Spot is a 1990 American film noir directed by Dennis Hopper and based on the 1952 book Hell Hath No Fury by Charles Williams. It stars Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, and Jennifer ...more
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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Don Johnson Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson
Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to ...more
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Don Johnson, Robin Mattson, Robert Viharo
Return to Macon County is a 1975 sequel of the 1974 drive-in classic Macon County Line. This film was written and directed by Richard Compton, who was also responsible for the earlier film. Set ...more
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Melanie Griffith, Elijah Wood, Don Johnson
Paradise is a 1991 drama film written and directed by Mary Agnes Donoghue. The original music score is composed by David Newman. Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson play Lily and Ben Reed, a young ...more
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Diane Lane, Burt Reynolds, Anthony Michael Hall
Six Pack is a 1982 American comedy-drama film directed by Daniel Petrie and starring Kenny Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray, Anthony Michael Hall, and Barry Corbin.
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Machete is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Don Johnson Movies
Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Robert De Niro
Machete is a 2010 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis. This film is an expansion of a fake trailer that was included in Rodriguez's and ...more
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Don Johnson, Jason Robards Jr., Michael Rupert
A young man and his telepathic dog roam a post-nuclear holocaust land searching for food and sex. He encounters an underground community that has survived apparently unscathed from the ...more
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Don Johnson, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sharon Lawrence
Word of Honor is an American television film released in 2003. It is based on the novel by the same name written in 1985 by Nelson DeMille. It stars Don Johnson, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sharon ...more
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John Goodman, Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson
Born Yesterday is a 1993 film based on Born Yesterday, a play by Garson Kanin. The film stars Melanie Griffith, John Goodman and Don Johnson. It was adapted by Douglas McGrath and directed by ...more
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Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, Tippi Hedren
The Harrad Experiment is a film about a fictional school called Harrad College where the students learn about sexuality and experiment with each other. Based on the 1962 book of the same name by ...more
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Lake Bell, Leslie Bibb, Don Johnson
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy is a 2011 ensemble-comedy film written and directed by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck. It stars Jason Sudeikis, Leslie Bibb, Lake Bell, Michelle Borth, Nick Kroll, Tyler ...more
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Southern Discomfort is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Don Johnson Movies
Southern Discomfort Sophia Bush, Mary Steenburgen, Don Johnson
Southern Discomfort is a 2010 comedy TV movie written by Chad Kultgen and directed by Andy Cadiff.
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Susan Sarandon, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Daniels
Sweet Hearts Dance is a 1988 American comedy drama film directed by Robert Greenwald. The screenplay by Ernest Thompson centers on two small town couples, one married for several years and the ...more
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Lori Loughlin, Don Johnson, Kay Panabaker
Moondance Alexander is a comedy-drama film directed by Michael Damian and written by Janeen Damian. The film was released in North America in October, 2007. The story is shot on location in ...more
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The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart Don Johnson
The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart is a 1970 film directed by Leonard Horn.
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Melanie Don Johnson, Paul Sorvino, Burton Cummings
Melanie is a 1982 Canadian film starring Glynnis O'Connor, Burton Cummings and Don Johnson.
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Kristen Bell, Shaquille O'Neal, Danny DeVito
When in Rome is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Mark Steven Johnson, co-written by Johnson, David Diamond and David Weissman. It stars Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel. It was ...more
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Don Johnson, Burgess Meredith, Sgt. Slaughter
G.I. Joe: The Movie is a 1987 animated film spin-off from the animated series G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, based on the original Hasbro toyline. It was produced by Sunbow Productions and ...more
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Heartbeat Don Johnson, Sandahl Bergman
Heartbeat is a 1987 drama film directed by John Nicolella.
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Cease Fire Don Johnson, Lisa Blount