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The Best John Malkovich Movies

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List of the best John Malkovich movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. John Malkovich'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 John Malkovich movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated John Malkovich movies will be at the top of the list. John Malkovich has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest John Malkovich movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining John Malkovich films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best John Malkovich role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest John Malkovich performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like Short: International Release #2 and Of Mice and Men.

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  • 1

    Ripley's Game

    Lena Headey, John Malkovich
    Ripley's Game is a 2002 thriller film directed by Liliana Cavani. It is adapted from the 1974...  more
  • 2

    The Killing Fields

    John Malkovich, Craig T. Nelson
    This film is a 1984 British drama film set in Democratic Kampuchea, which is based on the...  more

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  • 3

    Con Air

    Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich
    Con Air is a 1997 American action film directed by Simon West and produced by Jerry...  more

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  • 4

    Of Mice and Men

    John Malkovich, Gary Sinise
    Of Mice and Men is a 1992 film based on John Steinbeck's novella of the same name. Directed...  more

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  • 5

    Being John Malkovich

    Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt
    Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film written by Charlie Kaufman and...  more

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    Places in the Heart

    Sally Field, John Malkovich
    Places in the Heart is a 1984 American drama film written and directed by Robert Benton about...  more

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    Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman
    Red is a 2010 American action comedy film directed by Robert Schwentke, inspired by the comic...  more

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    Dangerous Liaisons

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman
    Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 historical drama film based upon Christopher Hampton's play Les...  more

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    Burn After Reading

    Brad Pitt, George Clooney
    Burn After Reading is a 2008 black comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel...  more

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    Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich
    Changeling is a 2008 American drama film, written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed,...  more

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    Shadow of the Vampire

    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich
    Shadow of the Vampire is a 2000 horror film directed by E. Elias Merhige and written by Steven...  more
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    Mary Reilly

    Julia Roberts, John Malkovich
    Mary Reilly is a 1996 American film directed by Stephen Frears and starring Julia Roberts and...  more

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    In the Line of Fire

    Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich
    In the Line of Fire is a 1993 American action thriller film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, and...  more

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    Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins
    Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert...  more

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    Jennifer 8

    Uma Thurman, John Malkovich
    Jennifer 8 is a 1992 American mystery film written and directed by Bruce Robinson and starring...  more
  • 16

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie
    The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film directed, produced, and written by Randall...  more

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    Mulholland Falls

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte
    Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and...  more
  • 18

    Empire of the Sun

    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller
    Empire of the Sun is a 1987 American coming of age film based on J. G. Ballard's...  more

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    Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep
    Adaptation is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by...  more

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    The Libertine

    Johnny Depp, John Malkovich
    The Libertine is a 2004 British drama film, the first film directed by Laurence Dunmore. It...  more
  • 21

    Shadows and Fog

    Madonna, Jodie Foster
    Shadows and Fog is a black-and-white thriller comedy film directed by Woody Allen. It stars...  more

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    Warm Bodies

    Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
    Warm Bodies is a 2013 drama horror romance film written by Jonathan Levine and Isaac Marion...  more

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    Matt Damon, Edward Norton
    Rounders is a 1998 American drama film about the underground world of high-stakes poker,...  more

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    The Object of Beauty

    John Malkovich, Andie MacDowell
    The Object of Beauty is a 1991 film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and starred John...  more
  • 25

    Heart of Darkness

    John Malkovich, Tim Roth
    Heart of Darkness is a 1993 Drama film written by Joseph Conrad and Benedict Fitzgerald and...  more