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The Best Kevin Costner Movies

Updated October 15, 2019 17.2k votes 3.4k voters 193.0k 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.


  • 1
    Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Field of Dreams

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon


    Directed byPhil Alden Robinson

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

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    Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Dances with Wolves

    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell


    Directed byKevin Costner

    Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    The Untouchables

    Robert De Niro, Sean Connery


    Directed byBrian De Palma

    The Untouchables is a 1987 American drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Bull Durham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Bull Durham

    Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon


    Directed byRon Shelton

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

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  • 5
    Open Range is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Open Range

    Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall


    Directed byKevin Costner

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

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  • 6
    For Love of the Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    For Love of the Game

    Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston


    Directed bySam Raimi

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

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  • 7
    No Way Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    No Way Out

    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner


    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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

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  • 8
    Silverado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies


    Kevin Costner, John Cleese


    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    Silverado is a 1985 American Western film produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Tin Cup is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Tin Cup

    Kevin Costner, Rene Russo


    Directed byRon Shelton

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

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  • 10
    JFK is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies


    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman


    Directed byOliver Stone

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

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  • 11
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery


    Directed byKevin Reynolds

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

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  • 12
    The Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    The Bodyguard

    Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner


    Directed byMick Jackson

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

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  • 13
    The Guardian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    The Guardian

    Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher


    Directed byAndrew Davis

    The Guardian is a 2006 action-adventure drama film starring Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Wyatt Earp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Wyatt Earp

    Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman


    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

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

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  • 15
    A Perfect World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    A Perfect World

    Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner


    Directed byClint Eastwood

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

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  • 16
    Draft Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Thirteen Days is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Thirteen Days

    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood


    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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

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  • 18
    Message in a Bottle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Message in a Bottle

    Hayden Panettiere, Kevin Costner


    Directed byLuis Mandoki

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


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  • 19
    Mcfarland, USA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Mcfarland, USA

    Kevin Costner, Maria Bello


    Directed byNiki Caro

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

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  • 20
    Hatfields & McCoys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Hatfields & McCoys

    Kevin Costner, Tom Berenger


    Directed byKevin Reynolds

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

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  • 21
    3 Days to Kill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    3 Days to Kill

    Amber Heard, Kevin Costner


    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

    3 Days to Kill is a 2014 French-American action thriller film directed by McG and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Mr. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    Mr. Brooks

    Demi Moore, Kevin Costner


    Directed byBruce A. Evans

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

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  • 23
    The Postman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies

    The Postman

    Kevin Costner, Tom Petty


    Directed byKevin Costner

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

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  • 24
    Dragonfly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies


    Kevin Costner, Kathy Bates


    Directed byTom Shadyac

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

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    Revenge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies


    Kevin Costner, Madeleine Stowe


    Directed byTony Scott

    Revenge is a 1990 romantic thriller film directed by Tony Scott, starring Kevin Costner,... more on Wikipedia
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