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The Best Kevin Costner Movies

Updated October 15, 2019 17.2k votes 3.4k voters 193.0k views50 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

This list of the best Kevin Costner movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Kevin Costner became an Oscar-winner when his 1990 film Dances with Wolves took home the top prize at the Academy Awards. Kevin Costner's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world, but the order of this Kevin Costner movies list is decided by how many votes each film receives, so only the most highly rated Kevin Costner movies will be at the top. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kevin Costner movies?" and "What are the greatest Kevin Costner roles of all time?" So, do you prefer the films starring a young Kevin Costner or the titles he starred in as a more mature actor? The greatest Kevin Costner performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. This list of his illustrious and often sports related filmography includes movies like Field of Dreams and The Untouchables.If you think the best Kevin Costner role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

And if you're a fan of Costner's epic stories, you might also enjoy our list of best Mel Gibson movies and best Russell Crowe movies.

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  • 26
    Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Hidden Figures

    Tariji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

    Released2016

    Directed byTheodore Melfi

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    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner

    Released2014

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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    The Upside of Anger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    The Upside of Anger

    Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Costner

    Released2005

    Directed byMike Binder

    The Upside of Anger is a 2005 American romantic comedy and drama film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Man of Steel

    Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

    Released2013

    Directed byZack Snyder

    Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics... more on Wikipedia
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    American Flyers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    American Flyers

    Kevin Costner, Jennifer Grey

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Badham

    American Flyers is a 1985 film starring Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong,... more on Wikipedia
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    Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Waterworld

    Kevin Costner, Jack Black

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds

    Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin... more on Wikipedia

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    Rumor Has It is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Rumor Has It

    Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Reiner

    Rumor Has It is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Jennifer... more on Wikipedia
  • 33
    The Highwaymen is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    The Highwaymen

    Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson

    Released2019

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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    3000 Miles to Graceland is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    3000 Miles to Graceland

    Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner

    Released2001

    Directed byDemian Lichtenstein

    3000 Miles to Graceland is a 2001 action film., starring Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner,... more on Wikipedia
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    Black or White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Black or White

    Kevin Costner, Gillian Jacobs

    Released2014

    Directed byMike Binder

    Black and White is an upcoming American drama film directed and written by Mike Binder. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 36
    The War is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    The War

    Kevin Costner, Elijah Wood

    Released1994

    Directed byJon Avnet

    The War is a 1994 drama film directed by Jon Avnet and starring Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Big Chill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    The Big Chill

    Glenn Close, Kevin Kline

    Released1983

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

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    Swing Vote is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Swing Vote

    Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer

    Released2008

    Directed byJoshua Michael Stern

    Swing Vote is a 2008 comedy-drama film about an entire U.S. presidential election determined... more on Wikipedia

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    Criminal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Criminal

    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

    Directed byAriel Vromen

    Criminal is a 2016 American science fiction action crime thriller film directed by Ariel... more on Wikipedia
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    The Company Men is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    The Company Men

    Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Wells

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  • 41
    Fandango is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Fandango

    Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson

    Released1985

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

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    The New Daughter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    The New Daughter

    Kevin Costner, Samantha Mathis

    Released2009

    Directed byLuis Berdejo

    The New Daughter is a 2009 US horror film and the feature directorial debut of Spanish... more on Wikipedia
  • 43
    Night Shift is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Night Shift

    Kevin Costner, Shannen Doherty

    Released1982

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jus is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

    Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill

    Released2016

    Directed byZack Snyder

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    The Art of Racing in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    The Art of Racing in the Rain

    Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2019

    Directed bySimon Curtis

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  • 46
    Molly's Game is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Molly's Game

    Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

    Directed byAaron Sorkin

    Molly's Game is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    On Native Soil is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    On Native Soil

    Kevin Costner, Hilary Swank

    Released2006

    Directed byLinda Ellman

    Almost as frightening as the tragic events it details, ON NATIVE SOIL is essential viewing for... more on Wikipedia
  • 48
    Testament is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Testament

    Kevin Costner, Rebecca De Mornay

    Released1983

    Directed byLynne Littman

    Testament is a drama film based on The Last Testament by Carol Amen, directed by Lynne Littman... more on Wikipedia

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    Sizzle Beach, U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.

    Kevin Costner, Peter Risch

    Released1974

    Directed byRichard Brander

    Sizzle Beach, U.S.A, is an independent film starring Kevin Costner, Terry Congie, Leslie... more on Wikipedia
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    Stacy's Knights is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
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    Stacy's Knights

    Kevin Costner, Mike Reynolds

    Released1983

    Directed byJim Wilson

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