The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies

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Vote up your favorite JCVD films of all time.

The best JCVD movies prove that he's an incredible martial artists and charismatic leading man. Van Damme became an instant star with his breakout performance in the 1988 film Bloodsport, a film that barely holds up today but is still worth watching for a good laugh. His highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, but the order of this top Jean-Claude Van Damme movies list is decided by how many votes they receive, so only his most highly rated films will be at the top of the list.

Jean-Claude Van Damme has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jean-Claude Van Damme movie of all time is. If you think the best Jean-Claude Van Damme role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jean-Claude Van Damme performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list includes everything from Kickboxer to Timecop and answers the questions, "what are the best Jean-Claude Van Damme movies?" and "what are the greatest Jean-Claude Van Damme roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Van Damme's martial arts moves, you might also enjoy our list of the best Jet Li movies and best Steven Seagal movies.

Jean-Claude Van Damme has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Roland Emmerich and Simon West. If you're a fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme, then check out our lists of the best Steven Seagal and Antonio Banderas movies as well.

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  • Bloodsport
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Newt Arnold

    Character: Frank Dux

  • Kickboxer
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Mark DiSalle, David Worth

    Character: Master Durand

  • Universal Soldier
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Ally Walker
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Roland Emmerich

    Character: Luc Deveraux

  • Hard Target
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Arnold Vosloo
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: John Woo

    Character: Chance Boudreaux

  • Lionheart
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Rennard, Harrison Page
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Sheldon Lettich

    Character: Léon Gaultier

  • Double Impact
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alan Scarfe
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Sheldon Lettich

    Character: Alex Wagner / Chad Wagner

  • Timecop
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Peter Hyams

    Character: Max Walker

  • Sudden Death
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Powers Boothe, Raymond J. Barry
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Peter Hyams

    Character: Darren McCord

  • Nowhere to Run
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: Robert Harmon

    Character: Sam Gillen

  • Death Warrant
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Deran Sarafian

    Character: Louis Burke

  • JCVD
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, François Damiens, Zinedine Soualem
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Mabrouk El Mechri

    Character: Himself

  • The Expendables 2
    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Simon West

    Character: Jean Vilain

  • The Quest
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Character: Christopher Dubois

  • Cyborg
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Albert Pyun

    Character: Gibson Rickenbacker

  • Maximum Risk
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, Zach Grenier
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Ringo Lam

    Character: Alain Moreau / Mikhail Suverov

  • In Hell
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lawrence Taylor, Marnie Alton
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Ringo Lam

    Character: Kyle LeBlanc

  • Legionnaire
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Daniel Caltagirone
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Peter MacDonald

    Character: Alain Lefèvre

  • Double Team
    Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, Jean-Claude Van Damme
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Tsui Hark

    Character: Jack Quinn

  • No Retreat, No Surrender
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kim Tai-chung, Kurt McKinney
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Corey Yuen

    Character: Ivan Kraschinsky

  • Assassination Games
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Loredana Groza
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Ernie Barbarash

    Character: Vincent Brazil

  • Replicant
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Rooker, Catherine Dent
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Ringo Lam

    Character: Edward "The Torch" Garrotte

  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: John Hyams

    Character: Luc Deveraux

  • Six Bullets
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan, Anna-Louise Plowman
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Ernie Barbarash

    Character: Samson Gaul

  • Universal Soldiers: Regeneration
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren, Andrei Arlovski
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: John Hyams

    Character: Luc Deveraux

  • Wake of Death
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Tony Schiena
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Philippe Martinez

    Character: Ben Archer