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The Best Kevin Costner Movies

Updated October 15, 2019 16.9k votes 3.5k voters 195.8k views50 items

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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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    Dances with Wolves

    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell

    Released1990

    Directed byKevin Costner

    Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring...  more

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    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1989

    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

    Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who...  more

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    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery

    Released1987

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    The Untouchables is a 1987 American drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David...  more

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  • Bull Durham4
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    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon

    Released1988

    Directed byRon Shelton

    Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor...  more

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    Open Range

    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall

    Released2003

    Directed byKevin Costner

    Open Range is a 2003 American western film directed and co-produced by Kevin Costner, starring...  more

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  • For Love of the Game6
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    For Love of the Game

    Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston

    Released1999

    Directed bySam Raimi

    For Love of the Game is a 1999 American drama sports film based on the novel of the same title...  more

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    No Way Out

    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner

    Released1987

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

    No Way Out is a 1987 thriller film. It stars Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, and Sean Young. Will...  more

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  • JFK8
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    JFK

    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

    Released1991

    Directed byOliver Stone

    JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It...  more

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  • Silverado9
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    Silverado

    Kevin Costner, John Cleese

    Released1985

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    Silverado is a 1985 American Western film produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The...  more

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  • Tin Cup10
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    Tin Cup

    Kevin Costner, Rene Russo

    Released1996

    Directed byRon Shelton

    Tin Cup is a 1996 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Ron Shelton, and starring...  more

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  • Wyatt Earp11
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    Wyatt Earp

    Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

    Released1994

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    Wyatt Earp is a 1994 American semi-biographical Western film, written by Dan Gordon and...  more

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  • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves12
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery

    Released1991

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

    This film is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars...  more

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  • The Bodyguard13
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    The Bodyguard

    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner

    Released1992

    Directed byMick Jackson

    The Bodyguard is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by...  more

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  • Draft Day14
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    Draft Day

    Kevin Costner

    ReleasedApril 10, 2014

    Directed byIvan Reitman

    Draft Day is a 2014 American sports drama film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin...  more
  • The Guardian15
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    The Guardian

    Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher

    Released2006

    Directed byAndrew Davis

    The Guardian is a 2006 action-adventure drama film starring Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, and...  more
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    A Perfect World

    Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner

    Released1993

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    A Perfect World is a 1993 adventure drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Kevin...  more

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  • Thirteen Days17
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    Thirteen Days

    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood

    Released2000

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

    Thirteen Days is a 2000 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson...  more

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  • Mcfarland, USA18
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    Mcfarland, USA

    Kevin Costner, Maria Bello

    Released2014

    Directed byNiki Caro

    McFarland, USA is an American 2015 sports drama film directed by Niki Caro and produced by...  more

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    Message in a Bottle

    Hayden Panettiere, Kevin Costner

    Released1999

    Directed byLuis Mandoki

    Message in a Bottle is a 1999 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki. Based on...  more

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  • Hatfields & McCoys20
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    Hatfields & McCoys

    Kevin Costner, Tom Berenger

    Released2012

    Directed byKevin Reynolds

    Hatfields & McCoys (History, 2012) is an American three-part Western television miniseries...  more

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  • 3 Days to Kill21
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    3 Days to Kill

    Amber Heard, Kevin Costner

    Released2014

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

    3 Days to Kill is a 2014 French-American action thriller film directed by McG and written by...  more
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    Mr. Brooks

    Demi Moore, Kevin Costner

    Released2007

    Directed byBruce A. Evans

    Mr. Brooks is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Bruce A. Evans starring...  more

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  • The Postman23
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    The Postman

    Kevin Costner, Tom Petty

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Costner

    The Postman is a 1997 American epic post-apocalyptic adventure film. It is directed by,...  more

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  • Dragonfly24
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    Dragonfly

    Kevin Costner, Kathy Bates

    Released2002

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Dragonfly is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Kevin Costner. The story...  more

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    Hidden Figures

    Tariji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer

    Released2016

    Directed byTheodore Melfi

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