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The Best John Savage Movies 

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Updated October 30, 2019 305 votes 113 voters 9.8k views 70 items

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

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

Items on this list include The Hooping Life and The Violent Kind.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Savage movies?" and "What are the greatest John Savage roles of all time?"
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Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

Released: 1978

Directed by: Michael Cimino

The Deer Hunter is a 1978 American epic drama film co-written and directed by Michael Cimino about a trio of Russian American steelworkers and their service in Vietnam. The film stars Robert De ...more

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David Morse, Diana Scarwid, John Savage

Released: 1980

Directed by: Richard Donner

Inside Moves is a 1980 American drama film directed by Richard Donner. The film is based on the book of the same name by Todd Walton, with a script by then writing duo Valerie Curtin and Barry ...more
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Beverly DAngelo, Nell Carter, Charlotte Rae

Released: 1979

Directed by: Miloš Forman

Hair is a 1979 musical comedy-drama and film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical of the same name about a Vietnam draftee who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to ...more

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James Woods, Christopher Lloyd, Ted Danson

Released: 1979

Directed by: Harold Becker

The Onion Field is a 1979 American crime drama film directed by Harold Becker, written by Joseph Wambaugh that is based on his 1973 true crime novel of the same title. The film stars John ...more
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James Woods, Jim Belushi, Cynthia Gibb

Released: 1986

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Salvador is a 1986 drama film written by Oliver Stone and Richard Boyle, and directed by Stone. It stars James Woods, James Belushi, Michael Murphy, and Elpidia Carrillo, with John Savage, and ...more

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George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

Released: 1998

Directed by: Terrence Malick

The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American ensemble epic film written and directed by Terrence Malick. Based on the novel by James Jones, it tells a fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Lawrence, Spike Lee

Released: 1989

Directed by: Spike Lee

Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama hood film produced, written, and directed by Spike Lee, who also played the part of Mookie in the film. Other members of the cast include Danny ...more

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Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda

Released: 1990

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

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Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, Željko Ivanek

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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John Goodman, Robert Mitchum, Nastassja Kinski

Released: 1984

Directed by: Andrei Konchalovsky

Maria's Lovers is a 1984 drama film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and starring Nastassja Kinski, John Savage, and Robert Mitchum. The plot follows a soldier returning from World War II who ...more
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Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis, Ed Lauter

Released: 1972

Directed by: Robert Benton

Bad Company is a 1972 American Western film directed by Robert Benton, who also co-wrote the film with David Newman. It stars Barry Brown and Jeff Bridges as two of a group of young men who flee ...more
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John Savage, Sandi Schultz, Mary Coulson

Released: 1991

Directed by: Lucio Fulci

Door to Silence, also known as Door Into Silence, is a 1991 Italian horror film written and directed by Lucio Fulci and produced by Joe D'Amato. It starrs John Savage.
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Sean Young, John Savage, Marc Vann

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kevin Lewis

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Christopher Plummer, George Coe, Ed Lauter

Released: 1981

Directed by: Charles Jarrott

The Amateur is a 1981 Canadian crime/thriller film directed by Charles Jarrott with a screenplay by Robert Littell, which he then adapted into a novel of the same name. It stars John Savage and ...more
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C. Thomas Howell, Mick Fleetwood, Rene Auberjonois

Released: 2001

Directed by: Philippe Mora

A clerk gets very little respect in the workplace and is always taken advantage of by his boss. He discovers his boss' corruption and illegal behavior, and plans to murder him and assume his ...more
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Deadly Weapon John Savage, Rob Freeman, Gaspar "Indio" González

Released: 1994

Directed by: James Lloyd

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John Savage, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, David Leisure

Released: 1997

Directed by: Henri Charr

Hollywood Safari is a 1997 film written by Robert Newcastle and directed by Henri Charr.
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Rob Lowe, Saul Rubinek, John Savage

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jonathan Heap

Hostile Intent is a film directed by Jonathan Heap released on Aug 22, 1997.
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Admissions Christopher Lloyd, Lauren Ambrose, Amy Madigan

Released: 2004

Directed by: Melissa Painter

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Jim Belushi, Julian Sands, John Savage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Chris Iovenko

Easy Sex is a 2003 drama comedy film written and directed by Chris Iovenko.
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Intoxicating Eric Roberts, Joanne Baron, John Savage

Released: 2003

Directed by: Mark David

Intoxicating is a 2003 drama thriller film written by Kirk Harris and directed by Mark David.
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Cindy Williams, Ann Sothern, John Savage

Released: 1973

Directed by: Curtis Harrington

The Killing Kind is a 1973 American psychological horror directed by Curtis Harrington, and starring Ann Sothern and John Savage. The film is based on a screenplay by Tony Crechales, whose ...more
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Rachel Hunter, Alexandra Paul, Diane Ladd

Released: 2002

Directed by: Richard Friedman

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John Savage, Martin Kove, James Marshall

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Cox

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John Savage, Cliff DeYoung

Released: 1993

Directed by: Louis Morneau

Carnosaur 2 is a 1995 low budget sequel to Carnosaur, and the second of the Carnosaur franchise. It has a similar plot to Aliens, about a team of scientists who go to a nuclear mining facility ...more