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The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies  

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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. Jean-Claude Van Damme'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 Jean-Claude Van Damme movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jean-Claude Van Damme movies 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.

Films include everything from Kickboxer to Timecop.

"This list 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung
Bloodsport is a 1988 American martial arts film directed by Newt Arnold, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Chiao, Donald Gibb and Leah Ayres. The film is partly based on unverified claims ...more
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Kickboxer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lau Kar-wing, Haskell V. Anderson III
Kickboxer is a 1989 American martial arts film produced and directed by Mark DiSalle, and co-directed by David Worth. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and former world kickboxing champion ...more
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Universal Soldier is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren, Jerry Orbach
Universal Soldier is a 1992 American science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam ...more
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Lionheart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ashley Johnson, Deborah Rennard
Lionheart is a 1990 film, directed by Sheldon Lettich, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and co-starring Brian Thompson, along with Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan, and Ashley Johnson. ...more
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Hard Target is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Wilford Brimley
Hard Target is a 1993 American action film directed by Chinese film director John Woo in his American directorial debut. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Chance Boudreaux, an out-of-work ...more
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Timecop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mia Sara, Ron Silver
Timecop is a 1994 science fiction action film directed by Peter Hyams and co-written by Mike Richardson and Mark Verheiden. Richardson also served as executive producer. The film is based on ...more
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Double Impact is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Cory Everson, Julie Strain
Double Impact is a 1991 American action film written and directed by Sheldon Lettich, and written, produced by and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme in a dual role as Chad and Alex Wagner. The film ...more
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Sudden Death is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Markus Näslund, Luc Robitaille
Sudden Death is a 1995 American action film directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Powers Boothe. The film was released in the United States on December 22, 1995. The ...more
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Death Warrant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dean Martin, Cynthia Gibb
Death Warrant is a 1990 action movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. The film was written by David S. Goyer while a student at USC, and was Goyer's first screenplay to be sold and produced ...more
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Nowhere to Run is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Ted Levine
Nowhere to Run is a 1993 American action drama film directed by Robert Harmon, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rosanna Arquette, Kieran Culkin, Ted Levine and Joss Ackland.
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Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dayle Haddon, Ralf Möller
Cyborg, known in the UK as Cyborg 009, is a 1989 American martial-arts science fiction film directed by Albert Pyun. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Gibson Rickenbacker, a mercenary who battles a ...more
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The Expendables 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li
The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the 2010 film. After one of their own's life is taken, the mercenary group set out for revenge against ...more
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JCVD is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Zinedine Soualem, François Damiens
JCVD is a 2008 Belgian crime drama film directed by French Tunisian film director Mabrouk El Mechri, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a semi-fictionalized version of himself, a down and out ...more
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The Quest is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar
The Quest is a 1996 American martial arts film directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme in his directorial debut, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Roger Moore, James Remar and Janet ...more
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Maximum Risk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Natasha Henstridge, David Hemblen
Maximum Risk is a 1996 American action thriller film directed by Hong Kong director Ringo Lam in his American directorial debut, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Natasha Henstridge. The ...more
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Replicant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Rooker, Catherine Dent
Replicant is a 2001 American science fiction action film directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Michael Rooker. It is the second collaboration between Jean-Claude Van ...more
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Universal Soldier: Day of Reck... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Jones Jr., Dolph Lundren
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is a 2012 American science fiction action film written, edited and directed by John Hyams, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins and Dolph ...more
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No Retreat, No Surrender is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kim Tai-chung, Kurt McKinney
No Retreat, No Surrender is a 1986 American martial arts film directed by Corey Yuen in his American directorial debut, and starring Kurt McKinney and Jean-Claude Van Damme. The film was ...more
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Legionnaire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jim Carter
Legionnaire is a 1998 war film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a 1920s boxer who wins a fight after having been hired by gangsters to lose it, then flees to join the French Foreign Legion. The ...more
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In Hell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Lawrence Taylor, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Carlos Gómez
In Hell is a 2003 American prison film directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Lawrence Taylor. It is the third and final collaboration between Jean-Claude Van Damme and ...more
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Assassination Games is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Loredana Groza
Assassination Games is a 2011 American action film directed by Ernie Barbarash, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Scott Adkins. The film was released in the United States on July 29, 2011.
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Street Fighter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Kylie Minogue, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Ming-Na Wen
Street Fighter is a 1994 American action film written and directed by Steven E. de Souza. It is based loosely on the video game Street Fighter II, produced by Capcom, and stars Jean-Claude Van ...more
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Universal Soldiers: Regenerati... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren, Andrei Arlovski
Universal Soldier: Regeneration is a 2009 action film being the third theatrically released film in the Universal Soldier feature film series. It is directed by John Hyams with the screenplay ...more
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Double Team is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, Jean-Claude Van Damme
Double Team is a 1997 American action comedy film directed by Tsui Hark in his American directorial debut and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman and Mickey Rourke. Van Damme plays ...more
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Universal Soldier: The Return is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jean-Claude Van Damme Movies
Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Michael Jai White
Universal Soldier: The Return is a 1999 American science fiction action film directed by Mic Rodgers in his directorial debut. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White, Bill ...more