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The Best James Russo Movies

Updated March 6, 2020 926 votes 42 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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    Open Range is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Donnie Brasco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    My Own Private Idaho is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    My Own Private Idaho

    Keanu Reeves, Jim Caviezel

    Released1991

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    My Own Private Idaho is a 1991 American independent drama film written and directed by Gus Van... more on Wikipedia

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    Public Enemies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Public Enemies

    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Mann

    Public Enemies is a 2009 American film directed by Michael Mann and written by Mann, Ronan... more on Wikipedia
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    Once Upon a Time in America is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Extremities is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Extremities

    Farrah Fawcett, Alfre Woodard

    Released1986

    Directed byRobert M. Young

    Extremities is a 1986 film starring Farrah Fawcett, Alfre Woodard, Diana Scarwid and James... more on Wikipedia
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    The Postman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    The Postman

    Kevin Costner, Tom Petty

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Costner

    The Postman is a 1997 American epic post-apocalyptic adventure film. It is directed by,... more on Wikipedia

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    Bad Girls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Bad Girls

    Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell

    Released1994

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

    Bad Girls is a 1994 western film starring Madeleine Stowe, Mary Stuart Masterson, Andie... more on Wikipedia

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    Freeway is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Freeway

    Clint Howard, Richard Belzer

    Released1988

    Directed byFrancis Delia

    Freeway is a 1988 thriller film.
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    Broken Trail is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Broken Trail

    Robert Duvall, Thomas Haden Church

    Released2006

    Directed byWalter Hill

    Broken Trail is a 2006 Western miniseries directed by Walter Hill and starring Robert Duvall... more on Wikipedia
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    A Kiss Before Dying is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    A Kiss Before Dying

    Matt Dillon, Sean Young

    Released1991

    Directed byJames Dearden

    A Kiss Before Dying is a 1991 British-American neo-noir film. It was directed by James... more on Wikipedia
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    The Ninth Gate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    We're No Angels is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    We're No Angels

    Demi Moore, Robert De Niro

    Released1989

    Directed byNeil Jordan

    We're No Angels is a 1989 comedy film directed by Neil Jordan. It stars Robert De Niro, Sean... more on Wikipedia

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    Panther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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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,... more on Wikipedia

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    The House Next Door is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    The House Next Door

    A. J. Cook, Sean Young

    Released2001

    Directed byJoey Travolta

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    The Blue Iguana is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 17
    Satanic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Dark World is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Dark World

    Theresa Russell, Michael Paré

    Released2008

    Directed byZia Mojabi

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    Stealing Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Stealing Sinatra

    Evangeline Lilly, William H. Macy

    Released2003

    Directed byRon Underwood

    Stealing Sinatra is a 2003 film directed by Ron Underwood. It stars David Arquette and William... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Love to Kill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Love to Kill

    Emily Procter, Tony Danza

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Bruce

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    China Girl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Cold Heaven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Cold Heaven

    Mark Harmon, Talia Shire

    Released1991

    Directed byNicolas Roeg

    Cold Heaven is a film, released in 1991, which was directed by Nicolas Roeg. The film score... more on Wikipedia
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    Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Pendulum

    Rachel Hunter, James Russo

    Released2001

    Directed byJames D. Deck

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    Deadwater is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Deadwater

    Lance Henriksen, James Russo

    Released2008

    Directed byRoel Reiné, Rebel Wang

    Deadwater aka BlackOps aka Nazi Dawn in the United Kingdom, is a horror film written and... more on Wikipedia
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    Trauma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best James Russo Movies
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    Trauma

    Asia Argento, Piper Laurie

    Released1993

    Directed byDario Argento

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