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The Best James Russo Movies

Updated March 6, 2020 848 votes 45 voters 4.3k views78 items

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

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

List films include We're No Angels, Love to Kill and many more.

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

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    Beverly Hills Cop

    Eddie Murphy, Damon Wayans

    Released1984

    Directed byMartin Brest

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    Donnie Brasco

    Johnny Depp, Al Pacino

    Released1997

    Directed byMike Newell

    Donnie Brasco is a 1997 American film directed by Mike Newell and starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, and Anne Heche appeared in supporting roles. The film...  more

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    Once Upon a Time in America

    Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro

    Released1984

    Directed bySergio Leone

    Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic drama film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto youths who...  more

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    The Ninth Gate

    Johnny Depp, Frank Langella

    Released1999

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    The Ninth Gate is a 1999 French-Spanish-American thriller film directed, produced, and co-written by Roman Polanski. The film is loosely based upon Arturo Pérez-Reverte's 1993 novel The Club Dumas....  more

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    Panther

    Chris Rock, Angela Bassett

    Released1995

    Directed byMario Van Peebles

    Panther is a 1995 film directed by Mario Van Peebles, from a screenplay adapted by his father, Melvin Van Peebles, from his novel of the same name. The film portrays the Black Panther Party for...  more
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    The House Next Door

    A. J. Cook, Sean Young

    Released2001

    Directed byJoey Travolta

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    The Blue Iguana

    Dylan McDermott, Flea

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Lafia

    The Blue Iguana is a 1988 crime film about a bounty hunter who is blackmailed into stopping the transfer of twenty million dollars from a Mexican tax paradise into the United States. The film was...  more
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    Satanic

    Jeffrey Combs, James Russo

    Released2006

    Directed byDan Golden

    Satanic is a 2006 American horror film directed by Dan Golden starring Annie Sorell, Jeffrey Combs, Angus Scrimm and James Russo....  more
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    Dark World

    Theresa Russell, Michael Paré

    Released2008

    Directed byZia Mojabi

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    Open Range

    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall

    Released2003

    Directed byKevin Costner

    Open Range is a 2003 American western film directed and co-produced by Kevin Costner, starring Robert Duvall and Costner, with Annette Bening and Michael Gambon appearing in supporting roles. The...  more

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    Stealing Sinatra

    Evangeline Lilly, William H. Macy

    Released2003

    Directed byRon Underwood

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Penn

    Released1982

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American coming-of-age teen comedy film written by Cameron Crowe, adapted from his 1981 book of the same name. As a freelance writer for Rolling Stone magazine,...  more

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    Love to Kill

    Emily Procter, Tony Danza

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Bruce

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    China Girl

    David Caruso, James Russo

    Released1987

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

    China Girl is a 1987 film directed by independent filmmaker Abel Ferrara, and written by his longtime partner Nicholas St. John....  more
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    Cold Heaven

    Mark Harmon, Talia Shire

    Released1991

    Directed byNicolas Roeg

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    Pendulum

    Rachel Hunter, James Russo

    Released2001

    Directed byJames D. Deck

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    Deadwater

    Lance Henriksen, James Russo

    Released2008

    Directed byRoel Reiné, Rebel Wang

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    Trauma

    Asia Argento, Piper Laurie

    Released1993

    Directed byDario Argento

    Trauma is a 1993 Italian giallo film directed by Dario Argento....  more

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    Butter

    Nia Long, Terrence Howard

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Gathings Bunche

    Butter is a 1998 action film starring Ernie Hudson, Nia Long, Tony Todd and Donnie Wahlberg. It originally premiered on HBO as an HBO Original Film, but was later released to video by Artisan...  more
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    Machine

    Michael Madsen, Michelle Lombardo

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Lazar

    Machine is a 2007 action movie starring James Russo and Neal McDonough....  more
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    Dangerous Game

    Madonna, Harvey Keitel

    Released1993

    Directed byAbel Ferrara

    Dangerous Game is a 1993 film directed by Abel Ferrara starring Madonna, Harvey Keitel and James Russo....  more
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    Come As You Are

    Bobbi Sue Luther, Michelle Harrison

    Released2005

    Directed byChuck Rose

    Come As You Are is a 2005 comedy film written and directed by Chuck Rose....  more
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    A Stranger Is Watching

    Rip Torn, Kate Mulgrew

    Released1982

    Directed bySean S. Cunningham

    A Stranger is Watching is a 1982 film directed by Sean S. Cunningham. The screenplay was written by Earl Mac Rauch and Victor Miller, based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Mary Higgins Clark....  more
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    My Own Private Idaho

    Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel

    Released1991

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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    Broken Trail

    Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church

    Released2006

    Directed byWalter Hill

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