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
    1,352 votes
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: Newt Arnold

    Character: Frank Dux

    U.S. soldier Frank Dux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) has come to Hong Kong to be accepted into the Kumite, a highly secret and extremely violent martial-arts competition. While trying to gain access into ...more

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  • Kickboxer
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan
    1,196 votes
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Mark DiSalle, David Worth

    Character: Master Durand

    Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio) is an American kickboxing pro, helped by his brother, Kurt (Jean-Claude Van Damme), in his quest for glory. But when the two go to Thailand to take on legendary Tong Po ...more

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

    Character: Luc Deveraux

    During the Vietnam War, soldier Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) finds that his superior officer, Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren), has turned violently deranged, and the two fight to the death. ...more
  • Lionheart
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Rennard, Harrison Page
    963 votes
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Sheldon Lettich

    Character: Léon Gaultier

    Léon Gaultier (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a soldier in the French Foreign Legion, serving abroad in East Africa. But after his brother is cruelly murdered, Gaultier deserts his assignment and travels ...more

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  • Hard Target
    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Arnold Vosloo
    1,009 votes
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: John Woo

    Character: Chance Boudreaux

    Chance Boudreaux (Jean-Claude Van Damme), a sailor skilled in martial arts, is employed to guard Natasha Binder (Yancy Butler) as she tracks down her father, an itinerant Vietnam veteran living in ...more

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

    Character: Alex Wagner / Chad Wagner

    Nearly 25 years after seeing his father killed by Hong Kong crime boss Raymond Zhang (Philip Chan Yan Kin), Chad Wagner (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is living in Los Angeles as a flourishing yet peaceful ...more

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