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The Best Eric Roberts Movies 

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

If you think the best Eric Roberts role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Eric Roberts performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Items here include everything from One Way to DOA: Dead or Alive.

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

Eric Roberts is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Christopher Nolan, Uwe Boll and Dennis Dugan.

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Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah, Eric Roberts

Released: 1984

Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg

The Pope of Greenwich Village is a 1984 American black comedy film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan and Burt ...more

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Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger

Released: 2008

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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James Earl Jones, Eric Roberts, Louise Fletcher

Released: 1989

Directed by: Robert Radler, Bob Radler

Best of the Best is a 1989 American martial arts film directed by Bob Radler, and produced by Phillip Rhee, who also co-stars in the film. The film also starring Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones ...more
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Jon Voight, Rebecca De Mornay, Eric Roberts

Released: 1985

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Runaway Train is a 1985 American action-thriller film, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. The screenplay by Djordje Milicevic, Paul Zindel and Edward Bunker was based on an original screenplay by ...more

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23 Minutes to Sunrise Eric Roberts, Nia Peeples, Bob Zany

Released: 2012

Directed by: Jay Kanzler

23 Minutes to Sunrise is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Jay Kanzler.
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The Specialist Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods

Released: 1994

Directed by: Luis Llosa

The Specialist is a 1994 American action film directed by Luis Llosa, starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone and James Woods.

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Mariel Hemingway, Eric Roberts, Cliff Robertson

Released: 1983

Directed by: Bob Fosse

Star 80 is a 1983 American film about the true story of Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten, who was murdered by her estranged husband Paul Snider in 1980. The film was directed by Bob ...more

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David Boreanaz, Eric Roberts, Chris Penn

Released: 1993

Directed by: Robert Radler

Best of the Best 2 is a 1993 martial arts film directed by Robert Radler, and starring Eric Roberts and Phillip Rhee. It is the first sequel to the 1989 film Best of the Best. The plot follows ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jason ...more

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Randy Quaid, Eric Roberts, Donnie Wahlberg

Released: 1999

Directed by: Uli Edel

Purgatory is a 1999 western fantasy film directed by Uli Edel.
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Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon, Shelley Winters

Released: 1978

Directed by: Frank Pierson

King of the Gypsies is a 1978 Paramount motion picture drama starring Eric Roberts, Sterling Hayden, Shelley Winters, Susan Sarandon, Brooke Shields, Annette O'Toole, and Judd Hirsch. Directed ...more
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Eric Roberts, Lance Henriksen, Brion James

Released: 1995

Directed by: Victor Salva

The Nature of the Beast is a 1995 horror mystery film written and directed by Victor Salva. It stars Eric Roberts and Lance Henriksen.
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James Earl Jones, Stan Lee, Eric Roberts

Released: 1990

Directed by: Larry Cohen

The Ambulance is a 1990 thriller film written and directed by Larry Cohen. It stars Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Janine Turner, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons, and Eric Braeden as the Doctor. ...more
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Chris Rock, Tia Carrere, Tony Curtis

Released: 1995

Directed by: Brian Grant

The Immortals is a 1995 action thriller film produced by Elie Samaha and directed by Brian Grant. Eric Roberts, Tia Carrere, Joe Pantoliano, Chris Rock, William Forsythe, Clarence Williams III ...more
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Martin Lawrence, Eric Roberts, Jeff Ross

Released: 2003

Directed by: Dennis Dugan

National Security is a 2003 action comedy film, directed by Dennis Dugan, starring Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn. In addition to Lawrence and Zahn, National Security boasts an additional cast ...more

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Uma Thurman, Kim Basinger, Richard Gere

Released: 1992

Directed by: Phil Joanou

Final Analysis is a 1992 American neo-noir drama directed by Phil Joanou and written by Wesley Strick. It stars Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, Eric Roberts and Keith David. The ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Teri Hatcher, Mary Stuart Masterson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Phil Joanou

Heaven's Prisoners is a 1996 American drama crime thriller film directed by Phil Joanou and starring Alec Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Mary Stuart Masterson, Teri Hatcher and Eric Roberts. It is based ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Beverly DAngelo, Eric Roberts

Released: 1999

Directed by: John McNaughton

Lansky is a 1999 American made-for-television crime drama film. Directed by John McNaughton, it stars Richard Dreyfuss as the famous gangster Meyer Lansky, Eric Roberts as Bugsy Siegel, and Ryan ...more
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Jaime Pressly, Kevin Nash, Sarah Carter

Released: 2006

Directed by: Corey Yuen

This film is a 2006 ensemble martial arts film loosely based on the Tecmo/Team Ninja fighting game series. It was directed by Corey Yuen and written by J. F. Lawton, Adam Gross, and Seth Gross. ...more

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Sissy Spacek, Eric Roberts, Sam Shepard

Released: 1981

Directed by: Jack Fisk

Raggedy Man is a 1981 film starring Eric Roberts and Sissy Spacek. It was filmed in Lockhart, Texas. The story is about people in the small Texas town of Gregory during World War II. Raggedy Man ...more
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Christopher Lee, Bernadette Peters, Isabella Rossellini

Released: 1997

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

The Odyssey is a 1997 Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated British-American fantasy–adventure television miniseries based on the ancient Greek epic poem by Homer, The Odyssey. Directed ...more

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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Eric Roberts Movies
Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer ...more

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Jon Voight, Jill Hennessy, Eric Roberts

Released: 1997

Directed by: David Hogan

Most Wanted is a 1997 film starring Keenen Ivory Wayans and Jon Voight.
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Eric Roberts, Louise Lasser, Crystal Allen

Released: 2002

Directed by: David DeCoteau

Wolves of Wall Street is a 2002 film directed by David DeCoteau. It came 84 years after the original The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Rowland V. Lee and premièring in 1929.
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Mickey Rourke, Debbie Harry, Brittany Murphy

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jonas Ă…kerlund

Spun is a 2002 American dark comedy-drama directed by Jonas Åkerlund from an original screenplay by William De Los Santos and Creighton Vero, based on 3 days of De Los Santos' life in the ...more

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