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The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies

Updated October 15, 2019 15.9k votes 2.9k voters 165.6k views56 items

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List of the best Jean-Claude Van Damme movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. 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 upvote it 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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  • Bloodsport1
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    Bloodsport

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker

    Released1988

    Directed byNewt Arnold

    Bloodsport is a 1988 American martial arts film directed by Newt Arnold, and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kickboxer2
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    Kickboxer

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing

    Released1989

    Directed byDavid Worth, Mark DiSalle

    Kickboxer is a 1989 American martial arts film produced and directed by Mark DiSalle, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Double Impact3
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    Double Impact

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Cory Everson

    Released1991

    Directed bySheldon Lettich

    Double Impact is a 1991 American action film written and directed by Sheldon Lettich, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Universal Soldier4
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    Universal Soldier

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren

    Released1992

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Universal Soldier is a 1992 American science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich.... more on Wikipedia
  • Lionheart5
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    Lionheart

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ashley Johnson

    Released1991

    Directed bySheldon Lettich

    Lionheart is a 1990 film, directed by Sheldon Lettich, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and... more on Wikipedia
  • Hard Target6
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    Hard Target

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen

    Released1993

    Directed byJohn Woo

    Hard Target is a 1993 American action film directed by Chinese film director John Woo in his... more on Wikipedia
  • Timecop7
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    Timecop

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    Timecop is a 1994 science fiction action film directed by Peter Hyams and co-written by Mike... more on Wikipedia

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  • Nowhere to Run8
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    Nowhere to Run

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette

    Released1993

    Directed byRobert Harmon

    Nowhere to Run is a 1993 American action drama film directed by Robert Harmon, and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Sudden Death9
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    Sudden Death

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Markus Näslund

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Hyams

    Sudden Death is a 1995 American action film directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Jean-Claude... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cyborg10
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    Cyborg

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dayle Haddon

    Released1989

    Directed byAlbert Pyun

    Cyborg, known in the UK as Cyborg 009, is a 1989 American martial-arts science fiction film... more on Wikipedia

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  • Death Warrant11
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    Death Warrant

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dean Martin

    Released1990

    Directed byDeran Sarafian

    Death Warrant is a 1990 action movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. The film was written by... more on Wikipedia
  • JCVD12
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    JCVD

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Zinedine Soualem

    Released2008

    Directed byMabrouk El Mechri

    JCVD is a 2008 Belgian crime drama film directed by French Tunisian film director Mabrouk El... more on Wikipedia
  • The Expendables 213
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    The Expendables 2

    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham

    Released2012

    Directed bySimon West

    The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Maximum Risk14
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    Maximum Risk

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge

    Released1996

    Directed byRingo Lam

    Maximum Risk is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Hong Kong director Ringo Lam... more on Wikipedia
  • In Hell15
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    In Hell

    Lawrence Taylor, Jean-Claude Van Damme

    Released2003

    Directed byRingo Lam

    In Hell is a 2003 American prison film directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Jean-Claude Van... more on Wikipedia
  • The Quest16
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    The Quest

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore

    Released1996

    Directed byJean-Claude Van Damme

    The Quest is a 1996 American martial arts film directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme in his... more on Wikipedia

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  • No Retreat, No Surrender17
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    No Retreat, No Surrender

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kim Tai-chung

    Released1986

    Directed byCorey Yuen

    No Retreat, No Surrender is a 1986 American martial arts film directed by Corey Yuen in his... more on Wikipedia

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  • Legionnaire18
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    Legionnaire

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter MacDonald

    Legionnaire is a 1998 war film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a 1920s boxer who wins a... more on Wikipedia
  • Double Team19
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    Double Team

    Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke

    Released1997

    Directed byTsui Hark

    Double Team is a 1997 American action comedy film directed by Tsui Hark in his American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Assassination Games20
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    Assassination Games

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins

    Released2011

    Directed byErnie Barbarash

    Assassination Games is a 2011 American action film directed by Ernie Barbarash, and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Full Love21
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    Full Love

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Claudia Bassols

    Released2010

    Directed byJean-Claude Van Damme

    Full Love is an upcoming action drama written, produced, edited, and directed by Jean-Claude... more on Wikipedia
  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning22
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    Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Jones Jr.

    Released2012

    Directed byJohn Hyams

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  • Replicant23
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    Replicant

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Rooker

    Released2001

    Directed byRingo Lam

    Replicant is a 2001 American science fiction action film directed by Ringo Lam, and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • Universal Soldiers: Regeneration24
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    Universal Soldiers: Regeneration

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren

    Released2009

    Directed byJohn Hyams

    Universal Soldier: Regeneration is a 2009 action film being the third theatrically released... more on Wikipedia
  • Six Bullets25
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    Six Bullets

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan

    Released2012

    Directed byErnie Barbarash

    Six Bullets is a 2012 American action film directed by Ernie Barbarash and starring... more on Wikipedia