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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.

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

Martin Scorsese and David Cronenberg have both worked with James Woods over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If James Woods movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Jon Voight and Brian Dennehy too.

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Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods
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 ...more
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James Woods, Christopher Lloyd, Ted Danson
The Onion Field is a 1979 American crime drama film directed by Harold Becker, written by Joseph Wambaugh that is based on his 1973 true crime novel of the same title. The film stars John ...more
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Debbie Harry, James Woods, David Cronenberg
Videodrome is a 1983 Canadian postmodernist science fiction body horror film written and directed by David Cronenberg, starring James Woods, Sonja Smits, and Deborah Harry. Set in Toronto in the ...more
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James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb
Salvador is a 1986 drama film written by Oliver Stone and Richard Boyle, and directed by Stone. It stars James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy, and Elpidia Carrillo, with John Savage, and ...more
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Casino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best James Woods Movies
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods
Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with ...more
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James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning
Cop is a 1988 film starring James Woods and Lesley Ann Warren. It is based on the book Blood on the Moon by James Ellroy. The screenplay was written by James B. Harris, who also directs. Harris ...more
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James Woods, Sean Young, Steven Hill
The Boost is a 1988 drama film directed by Harold Becker. It stars James Woods, Sean Young, John Kapelos, Steven Hill, June Chandler and Amanda Blake.
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Anthony Hopkins, James Woods, Ed Harris
Nixon is a 1995 American biographical film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that tells the story of the political and personal life of United States President Richard Nixon, played ...more
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Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, James Woods
Ghosts of Mississippi is a 1996 American drama film directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, Whoopi Goldberg, and James Woods. The plot is based on the true story of the 1994 trial of ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, James Woods
True Believer is a 1989 American courtroom drama written by Wesley Strick, directed by Joseph Ruben, and starring James Woods, Robert Downey, Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto, Kurtwood Smith, ...more
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James Woods, Brian Dennehy, George Coe
Best Seller is a 1987 crime film written by Larry Cohen, directed by John Flynn and starring James Woods and Brian Dennehy. The film tells the story of Cleve, a career hitman, who wants to turn ...more
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James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Vampires, also known as John Carpenter's Vampires, is a 1998 American supernatural action-horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter. Adapted from the novel Vampire$ by John Steakley, the ...more
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Heather Graham, James Woods, Jim Caviezel
Diggstown is a 1992 film directed by Michael Ritchie, and starring James Woods, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Bruce Dern. It also features Heather Graham, Oliver Platt and Randall "Tex"
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Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Charles S. Dutton
Cat's Eye is a 1985 American anthology horror film directed by Lewis Teague and written by Stephen King. It comprises three stories, "Quitters, Inc.", "The Ledge", and ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods
The Specialist is a 1994 American action film directed by Luis Llosa, starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone and James Woods.
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Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith
Night Moves is a 1975 mystery thriller film directed by Arthur Penn. It stars Gene Hackman, Jennifer Warren, Susan Clark, and features early career appearances by Melanie Griffith and James ...more
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James Woods, Gary Sinise, James Garner
My Name Is Bill W. is a 1989 CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie directed by Daniel Petrie, starring James Woods, JoBeth Williams and James Garner. William G. Borchert, who wrote the film ...more
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James Woods, Melanie Griffith, Peter Sarsgaard
Another Day in Paradise is a 1998 drama film directed by Larry Clark, and released by Trimark Pictures. It is based on the novel Another Day in Paradise written by Eddie Little. The movie won ...more
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Clint Eastwood, Lucy Liu, James Woods
True Crime is a 1999 American mystery drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, and based on Andrew Klavan's 1995 novel of the same name. Eastwood also stars in the film as a journalist covering ...more
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Nick Nolte, James Woods, Daryl Hannah
Northfork is a 2003 film directed by Michael Polish and written by Michael and Mark Polish. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2003 and later received a limited release in ...more
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James Woods, Nicollette Sheridan, Mercedes Ruehl
Indictment: The McMartin Trial is a made for TV movie that originally aired on HBO on May 20, 1995. Indictment is based on the story of the McMartin preschool trial. A defense lawyer ...more
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Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito
The film is a 1999 American drama written and directed by Sofia Coppola, produced by her father Francis Ford Coppola, starring James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, and A. ...more
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Danny DeVito, James Woods, Charlton Heston
Hercules is a 1997 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The 35th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
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John Travolta, James Woods, Madeleine Stowe
The General's Daughter is a 1999 film directed by Simon West starring John Travolta. The plot concerns the mysterious happenings of the daughter of a prominent general. The movie is based on the ...more
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James Woods, Peter Fonda, Brian Dennehy
Split Image is a 1982 film directed by Ted Kotcheff.