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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
John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The lives of two mob hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta), a boxer (Bruce Willis), a gangster's wife (Uma ...more

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Grease is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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
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
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
John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito Get Shorty is a 1995 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 DeVito, ...more

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387 164
Broken Arrow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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.

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Urban Cowboy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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
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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394 165
Look Who's Talking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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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388 164
Swordfish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Halle Berry, John Travolta, Hugh Jackman Swordfish is a 2001 American action 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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387 115
Michael is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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. The cast includes Andie ...more

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Wild Hogs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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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327 97
The General's Daughter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
John Travolta, James Woods, Madeleine Stowe The General's Daughter is a 1999 film directed by Simon West starring John Travolta. The plot concerns the mysterious happenings of the daughter of a prominent general. The movie is based on the ...more

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259 106
Ladder 49 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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 and his recollection of the events that got him to that ...more

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242 140
The Punisher is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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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238 117
Carrie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
John Travolta, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie arrie 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 Taking of Pelham 123 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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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Blow Out is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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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A Civil Action is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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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199 122
From Paris with Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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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The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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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233 119
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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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Bolt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, Chloƫ 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
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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Look Who's Talking Now is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Travolta Movies
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