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This list of the best John Travolta movies is ranked best to worst, with movie trailers when available. Whether he is dancing, fighting or joking around, John Travolta is always an entertaining actor.  The list includes famous films like Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty, but it's up to you and other fans to decide upon the best. The order of these top John Travolta movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated movies from John Travolta's filmography will be at the top of the list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best John Travolta movies?" and "What are the greatest John Travolta roles of all time?" The greatest John Travolta performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. John Travolta has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest John Travolta movie of all time is. If you think the best John Travolta role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Travolta's action films, you might also like our list of the best Tom Cruise movies or best Nicolas Cage movies.

Quentin Tarantino and Brian De Palma are among those who have directed John Travolta at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of John Travolta, then check out our lists of the best Steven Seagal and David Caruso movies as well.

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American black comedy crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, from a story by Tarantino and Roger Avary. The film is known for its eclectic dialogue, ironic ...more

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Grease John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy-drama film directed by Randal Kleiser and produced by Paramount Pictures. It is based on Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs' 1971 musical of the same ...more

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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon Saturday Night Fever is a 1977 American dance film directed by John Badham and starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a young man whose weekends are spent visiting a local Brooklyn discotheque; ...more

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Face/Off is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Face/Off John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon Face/Off is a 1997 American science fiction action thriller film directed by John Woo and starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. Travolta is an FBI agent and Cage is a terrorist, sworn enemies ...more

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Get Shorty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Get Shorty John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito Get Shorty is a 1995 crime-comedy-thriller film based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny ...more

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Broken Arrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Broken Arrow John Travolta, Christian Slater, Howie Long Broken Arrow is a 1996 American action film directed by John Woo, written by Graham Yost, and starring John Travolta and Christian Slater. It deals with the theft of two American nuclear

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Urban Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Urban Cowboy John Travolta, Bonnie Raitt, Debra Winger Urban Cowboy is a 1980 American western romantic drama film about the love-hate relationship between Buford Uan "Bud" Davis and Sissy. The movie captured the late 1970s/early 1980s ...more

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Phenomenon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Phenomenon John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kyra Sedgwick Phenomenon is a 1996 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Jon Turteltaub, written by Gerald Di Pego, and starring John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall, and ...more

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Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Swordfish Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman Swordfish is a 2001 American action crime thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle and Vinnie Jones. The film centers on Stanley ...more

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Look Who's Talking is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Look Who's Talking John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Joan Rivers Look Who's Talking is a 1989 romantic comedy film written and directed by Amy Heckerling and starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. Bruce Willis plays the voice of Mollie's son, Mikey. The ...more

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Michael is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Michael John Travolta, Carla Gugino, Andie MacDowell Michael is a 1996 American fantasy film directed by Nora Ephron. The film stars John Travolta as the Archangel Michael, who is sent to Earth to do various tasks, including mending some wounded ...more

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Wild Hogs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Wild Hogs John Travolta, Marisa Tomei, Martin Lawrence Wild Hogs is a 2007 biker comedy road film directed by Walt Becker and starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy. It was released nationwide in the United States and ...more

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The General's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
The General's Daughter John Travolta, James Woods, Madeleine Stowe The General's Daughter is a 1999 crime film directed by Simon West starring John Travolta. The plot concerns the mysterious death of the daughter of a prominent general. The movie is based on ...more

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Ladder 49 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Ladder 49 John Travolta, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin O'Malley Ladder 49 is a 2004 American drama film, directed by Jay Russell, about the heroics of fictional Baltimore firefighter Jack Morrison, who is trapped inside a warehouse fire, and his recollection ...more

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Carrie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Carrie John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie Carrie is a 1976 American supernatural horror film based on Stephen King's first major 1974 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Brian De Palma and written by Lawrence D. Cohen. The ...more

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The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
The Punisher John Travolta, Rebecca Romijn, Kevin Nash The Punisher is a 2004 American comic book vigilante action film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, starring Thomas Jane as the antihero Frank Castle / The Punisher and John ...more

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The Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
The Taking of Pelham 123 John Travolta, Denzel Washington, James Gandolfini The Taking of Pelham 123 is a 2009 American thriller film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. It is a film adaptation of the novel by Morton Freedgood, and ...more

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A Civil Action is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
A Civil Action John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates A Civil Action is a 1998 American drama film that was directed by Steven Zaillian, that stars John Travolta and Robert Duvall, and that is based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Harr. ...more

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Blow Out is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Blow Out John Travolta, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz Blow Out is a 1981 thriller film, written and directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars John Travolta as Jack Terry, a movie sound effects technician from Philadelphia who, while recording ...more

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Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Hairspray John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Amanda Bynes Hairspray is a 2007 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 2002 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was based on John Waters's 1988 comedy film of the same name. Set in ...more

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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
The Boy in the Plastic Bubble John Travolta, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is a 1976 made-for-TV movie inspired by the lives of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, who lacked effective immune systems. It stars John Travolta, Glynnis O'Connor, ...more

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From Paris with Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
From Paris with Love John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Jonathan Rhys Meyers From Paris with Love is a 2010 French-American action film starring John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers and directed by Pierre Morel. The screenplay was co-written by Luc Besson. The film was ...more

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Bolt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Bolt Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloë Grace Moretz Bolt tells the story of a dog who is convinced that his role as a super dog is reality. When he is ripped from his world of fantasy, and action by his own doing. His own obsession with his owner ...more

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Staying Alive is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Staying Alive John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Janet Jones Staying Alive is the 1983 film sequel to Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta as dancer Tony Manero, with Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Joyce Hyser, Steve Inwood, Julie Bovasso, and ...more

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Primary Colors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Primary Colors John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher Primary Colors is a 1998 drama film based on the novel Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics, a roman à clef about Bill Clinton's first presidential campaign in 1992, which originally had ...more

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Look Who's Talking Now is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Look Who's Talking Now John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Charles Barkley Look Who's Talking Now is the third and final installment in the film series that began with Look Who's Talking in 1989. Released in 1993, it finds John Travolta and Kirstie Alley reprising ...more

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Basic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Basic John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez Basic is a 2003 American/German mystery-thriller film directed by John McTiernan and starring John Travolta, Connie Nielsen and Samuel L. Jackson. The film is McTiernan's final film to date and ...more

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Look Who's Talking Too is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Look Who's Talking Too John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Kirstie Alley Look Who's Talking Too is the 1990 sequel to director Amy Heckerling's 1989 comedy Look Who's Talking. The film stars the original cast members John Travolta and Kirstie Alley as James and ...more

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Old Dogs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Old Dogs John Travolta, Robin Williams, Ann-Margret Old Dogs is a 2009 American ensemble comedy film directed by Wild Hogs '​s Walt Becker and starring John Travolta and Robin Williams with an ensemble supporting cast played by Kelly Preston, ...more

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Domestic Disturbance is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Domestic Disturbance John Travolta, Vince Vaughn, Steve Buscemi Domestic Disturbance is a 2001 psychological thriller film directed by Harold Becker and stars John Travolta and Vince Vaughn. It co-stars Teri Polo, Matt O'Leary and Steve Buscemi.

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Austin Powers: Goldmember is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Austin Powers: Goldmember Britney Spears, Beyoncé Knowles, Tom Cruise Austin Powers in Goldmember is a 2002 American spy comedy film. It is the third installment of the Austin Powers film series starring Mike Myers in the title role. The film was directed by Jay ...more

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Be Cool is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Be Cool John Travolta, Dwayne Johnson, Uma Thurman Be Cool is a 2005 American crime-comedy film adapted from Elmore Leonard's 1999 novel of the same name and the sequel to Leonard's 1990 novel Get Shorty about mobster Chili Palmer's entrance ...more

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Savages is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Savages Salma Hayek, Blake Lively, John Travolta Savages is a 2012 American crime thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It is based on the novel of the same name by Don Winslow. The screenplay was written by Shane Salerno, Winslow and Stone. ...more

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The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American ensemble epic war 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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Killing Season is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Killing Season John Travolta, Robert De Niro, Milo Ventimiglia Killing Season is a 2013 American action thriller film written by Evan Daugherty and directed by Mark Steven Johnson for Millennium Films, as the first on-screen pairing of actors John Travolta ...more

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A Love Song for Bobby Long is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
A Love Song for Bobby Long Scarlett Johansson, John Travolta, Gabriel Macht A Love Song for Bobby Long is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Shainee Gabel. The screenplay is based on the novel Off Magazine Street by Ronald Everett Capps.

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I Am Wrath is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
I Am Wrath John Travolta, Christopher Meloni, Sam Trammell I Am Wrath is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Chuck Russell. A man (John Travolta) is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's

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Criminal Activities is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Criminal Activities John Travolta, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael Pitt Criminal Activities is an upcoming American crime thriller film directed by Jackie Earle Haley. The film stars John Travolta, Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, Christopher Abbott, Edi Gathegi, Rob ...more

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Life On The Line is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Life on the Line John Travolta, Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa Life on the Line is a 2015 American disaster drama film directed by David Hackl. A crew of high-wire workers fixing the electric grid are hit by a deadly storm and need to survive.

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Perfect is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Perfect John Travolta, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carly Simon Perfect is a 1985 American film drama, directed by James Bridges and starring John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film was based on a series of articles that appeared in Rolling Stone ...more

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Two of a Kind is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
cubguy added Two of a Kind John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Gene Hackman Two of a Kind is a 1983 American romantic comedy film directed by John Herzfeld starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. The original musical score was composed by Patrick Williams. ...more

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Mad City is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Mad City John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Jay Leno Mad City is a 1997 hostage thriller film written by Tom Matthews and Eric Williams, directed by Costa-Gavras, and starring Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Blythe Danner, ...more

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The Forger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
The Forger John Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Abigail Spencer The Forger is a 2014 crime thriller film directed by Philip Martin and starring John Travolta. It started filming in October 2013. It will be released to theaters on April 24, 2015.

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White Man's Burden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
White Man's Burden John Travolta, Seth Green, Kelly Lynch White Man's Burden is a 1995 drama feature film about racism in an alternative America where black and white Americans have reversed cultural roles. The film was written and directed by Desmond ...more

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Eyes of an Angel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Eyes of an Angel John Travolta, Jeffrey DeMunn, Tito Larriva Eyes of an Angel is a 1991 drama starring John Travolta and directed by Robert Harmon. It was released in France, Sweden, and on TV in the U.S. as The Tender. It was released straight to video ...more

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The Experts is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
The Experts John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Brian Doyle-Murray The Experts is a 1989 American comedy film starring John Travolta, Arye Gross and Kelly Preston. It was written by Steven Greene, Eric Alter, and Nick Thiel and directed by Dave Thomas. During ...more

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Lonely Hearts is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Lonely Hearts Salma Hayek, John Travolta, Jared Leto Lonely Hearts is a 2006 American film directed and written by Todd Robinson. It is based on the true story of the notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers" of the 1940s, Martha Beck and ...more

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Shout is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Shout Gwyneth Paltrow, John Travolta, Heather Graham Shout is a 1991 American musical romance film directed by Jeffrey Hornaday and starring John Travolta as a music teacher who introduces rock and roll to a west Texas home for boys in 1955. The ...more

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Lucky Numbers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Lucky Numbers John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow, Michael Moore Lucky Numbers is a 2000 comedy film directed by Nora Ephron. The screenplay by Adam Resnick was inspired by the 1980 Pennsylvania Lottery scandal.

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She's So Lovely is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
She's So Lovely John Travolta, Sean Penn, Robin Wright She's So Lovely is a 1997 film directed by Nick Cassavetes, written by John Cassavetes. At the time of its release, it received special attention because, eight years after his death, it was the ...more