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The Best James Woods Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 3.4k votes 465 voters 42.1k views92 items

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

If you think the best James Woods role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest James Woods 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 many different films, like Split Image and The Disappearance of Aimee.

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    Once Upon a Time in America

    Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro
    Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic drama film co-written and directed by...  more

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    Another Day in Paradise

    James Woods, Melanie Griffith
    Another Day in Paradise is a 1998 drama film directed by Larry Clark, and released by Trimark...  more

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    #46 of 47 40+ Great Drama Movies About Drugs and Addiction#72 of 94 The Best Drug Abuse Movies

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    Videodrome

    Debbie Harry, James Woods
    Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian postmodernist science fiction body horror film written and...  more

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    Salvador

    James Woods, Jim Belushi
    Salvador is a 1986 drama film written by Oliver Stone and Richard Boyle, and directed by...  more
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    Citizen Cohn

    James Woods, Lee Grant
    Citizen Cohn is a 1992 cable film covering the life of Joseph McCarthy's controversial chief...  more
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    Casino

    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro
    Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the...  more

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    Scary Movie 2

    Anna Faris, Tim Curry
    Scary Movie 2 is a 2001 American horror comedy film and the second film in the Scary Movie...  more

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    True Believer

    Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson
    True Believer is a 1989 American courtroom drama written by Wesley Strick, directed by Joseph...  more
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    Split Image

    James Woods, Peter Fonda
    Split Image is a 1982 film directed by Ted Kotcheff....  more
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    Diggstown

    Heather Graham, James Woods
    Diggstown is a 1992 film directed by Michael Ritchie, and starring James Woods, Louis Gossett,...  more
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    The Onion Field

    James Woods, Christopher Lloyd
    The Onion Field is a 1979 American crime drama film directed by Harold Becker, written by...  more
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    Vampires

    James Woods, Daniel Baldwin
    Vampires, also known as John Carpenter's Vampires, is a 1998 American supernatural...  more
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    The Boost

    James Woods, Sean Young
    The Boost is a 1988 drama film directed by Harold Becker. It stars James Woods, Sean Young,...  more
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    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

    Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi
    Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within emerges from its successful interactive game roots to...  more

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    Ghosts of Mississippi

    Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg
    Ghosts of Mississippi is a 1996 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec...  more

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    Cop

    James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren
    Cop is a 1988 film starring James Woods and Lesley Ann Warren. It is based on the book Blood...  more

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    Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths

    James Woods, Mark Harmon
    A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for...  more

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    Best Seller

    James Woods, Brian Dennehy
    Best Seller is a 1987 crime film written by Larry Cohen, directed by John Flynn and starring...  more
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    Pretty Persuasion

    Evan Rachel Wood, James Woods
    Pretty Persuasion is a 2005 American black comedy/satirical film about a 15-year-old...  more

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    The Gambler

    James Woods, James Caan
    The Gambler is a 1974 drama film written by James Toback and directed by Karel Reisz. It stars...  more
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    Straight Talk

    Teri Hatcher, Dolly Parton
    Straight Talk is an 1992 American comedy-film distributed by Hollywood Pictures, directed by...  more
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    The Specialist

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

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    Nixon

    Anthony Hopkins, James Woods
    Nixon is a 1995 American biographical film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that...  more

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    Cat's Eye

    Drew Barrymore, James Woods
    Cat's Eye is a 1985 American anthology horror film directed by Lewis Teague and written by...  more

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    My Name Is Bill W.

    James Woods, Gary Sinise
    My Name Is Bill W. is a 1989 CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie directed by Daniel...  more