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The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies

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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.

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    Bloodsport

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker

    Character: Frank Dux

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    Kickboxer

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing

    Character: Master Durand

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    Double Impact

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Cory Everson

    Character: Alex Wagner / Chad Wagner

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    Hard Target

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen

    Character: Chance Boudreaux

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    Lionheart

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ashley Johnson

    Character: Léon Gaultier

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    Universal Soldier

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren

    Character: Luc Deveraux

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    Timecop

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara

    Character: Max Walker

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    Nowhere to Run

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette

    Character: Sam Gillen

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    Sudden Death

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Markus Näslund

    Character: Darren McCord

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    Cyborg

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dayle Haddon

    Character: Gibson Rickenbacker

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    Death Warrant

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dean Martin

    Character: Louis Burke

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    JCVD

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Zinedine Soualem

    Character: Himself

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    The Expendables 2

    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham

    Character: Jean Vilain

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    Maximum Risk

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge

    Character: Alain Moreau / Mikhail Suverov

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    The Quest

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore

    Character: Christopher Dubois

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    In Hell

    Lawrence Taylor, Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Character: Kyle LeBlanc

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    Double Team

    Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke

    Character: Jack Quinn

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    No Retreat, No Surrender

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kim Tai-chung

    Character: Ivan Kraschinsky

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    Legionnaire

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    Character: Alain Lefèvre

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    Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Jones Jr.

    Character: Luc Deveraux

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    Assassination Games

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins

    Character: Vincent Brazil

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    Replicant

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Rooker

    Character: Edward "The Torch" Garrotte

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    Universal Soldiers: Regeneration

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren

    Character: Luc Deveraux

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    Six Bullets

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan

    Character: Samson Gaul

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    Street Fighter

    Kylie Minogue, Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Character: Colonel Guile

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