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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 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 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 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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Hard Target 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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Lionheart 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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Timecop 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 is murdered, the mercenary group set out for revenge against ...more

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JCVD 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 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 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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No Retreat, No Surrender 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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Street Fighter 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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In Hell 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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Replicant 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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Legionnaire 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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Double Team 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 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

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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning 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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Assassination Games 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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Knock Off Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Paul Sorvino Knock Off is a 1998 American action film directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider. The film was released in the United States on September 4, 1998. The title ...more

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Universal Soldiers: Regeneration 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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Six Bullets Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan, Anna-Louise Plowman Six Bullets is a 2012 American action film directed by Ernie Barbarash and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan, Anna-Louise Plowman, Charlotte Beaumont, and Jean-Claude Van Damme's real ...more

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Wake of Death Jean-Claude Van Damme, Simon Yam, Valerie Tian Wake of Death is a 2004 American/German action film directed by French director, Philippe Martinez and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Ringo Lam was the original director, but he left the ...more

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The Order Jean-Claude Van Damme, Charlton Heston, Sofia Milos The Order is a 2001 American action film directed by Sheldon Lettich, and written by Jean-Claude Van Damme, who also starred in the film. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United ...more

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Last Action Hero Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Sharon Stone Last Action Hero is a 1993 American action-comedy-fantasy film directed and produced by John McTiernan. It is a satire of the action genre and its clichés, containing several parodies of ...more

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Black Eagle Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sho Kosugi, Kane Kosugi Black Eagle is a 1988 American martial arts film set on the Mediterranean island of Malta.

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Inferno Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jaime Pressly, Danny Trejo Inferno is a 1999 American action film directed by John G. Avildsen, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Danny Trejo and Pat Morita. Eddie Lomax is a veteran soldier sick of life, wandering the ...more

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Until Death Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Rea, Gary Beadle Until Death is a 2007 American action film directed by Simon Fellows, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Gary Beadle. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on April 24, ...more

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Kung Fu Panda 2 Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy-drama martial arts film, directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, produced by DreamWorks Animation, and distributed by Paramount ...more

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Second in Command Jean-Claude Van Damme, Julie Cox, Razaaq Adoti Second in Command is a 2006 American action film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and directed by Simon Fellows. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on May 2, 2006.

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Missing in Action Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, M. Emmet Walsh Missing in Action is a 1984 action film directed by Joseph Zito and starring Chuck Norris. It is set in the context of the Vietnam War POW/MIA issue. Colonel Braddock, who escaped a Vietnamese ...more

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Pound of Flesh Jean-Claude Van Damme, Darren Shahlavi, Charlotte Peters

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The Shepherd: Border Patrol Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Natalie J. Robb The Shepherd: Border Patrol is a 2008 American action film directed by Isaac Florentine, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Stephen Lord, Natalie J. Robb, Gary McDonald, Scott Adkins and ...more

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The Hard Corps Jean-Claude Van Damme, Vivica A. Fox, Brenda Crichlow The Hard Corps is a 2006 American action film written and directed by Sheldon Lettich, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raz Adoti, Vivica A. Fox and Peter Bryant. It is the fourth ...more

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Desert Heat Cory Baker, Shawn Peters, Scott Roberts

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Dragon Eyes Jean-Claude Van Damme, Peter Weller, Cung Le Dragon Eyes is a 2012 American martial arts film starring Cung Le and Jean-Claude Van Damme. It was directed by John Hyams. In New Orleans, a mysterious man who looks to unite two warring gangs ...more

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Kickboxer: Vengeance Alain Moussi

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Derailed Jean-Claude Van Damme, Laura Harring, Dayton Callie Derailed is a 2002 American action film directed by Bob Misiorowski, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tomas Arana, Laura Harring and Jean-Claude Van Damme's real life son Kristopher Van ...more

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Full Love Jean-Claude Van Damme, Claudia Bassols, David Firestar Full Love is an upcoming action drama written, produced, edited, and directed by Jean-Claude Van Damme. The film also features two of his children, Kristopher Van Varenberg and Bianca Bree. The ...more

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Enemies Closer Jean-Claude Van Damme, Zahary Baharov Enemies Closer is an upcoming 2013 film directed by Peter Hyams.

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Narco Diane Kruger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Guillaume Canet Narco is a 2004 French film about Gus a narcoleptic, whose life is made difficult by his inability to keep a job because of his narcolepsy.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman Kung Fu Panda 3 is a 2016 3D computer-animated action-comedy martial arts film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni. Continuing his "legendary adventures of ...more

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Beur sur la ville Jean-Claude Van Damme, Sandrine Kiberlain, Gérard Jugnot Beur sur la ville is a 2011 French comedy directed by Djamel Bensalah.

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The Exam Jean-Claude Van Damme, Tuba Büyüküstün, Itır Esen The Exam is a 2006 Turkish comedy-drama film directed by Ömer Faruk Sorak, about five Turkish highschool students preparing to sit for the university entry exam, who enlist the services of ...more

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Barbarous Street Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bernard Giraudeau, Michel Auclair Barbarous Street is a 1984 drama film written by Gilles Béhat, David Goodis and Jean Herman and directed by Gilles Béhat.