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The Best Kevin Costner Movies  

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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.

Kevin Costner is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ron Howard, Brian De Palma and Joseph McGinty Nichol. If Kevin Costner movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Kurt Russell and Mel Gibson too.

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Dragonfly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Kathy Bates, Linda Hunt
Dragonfly is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Tom Shadyac and starring Kevin Costner. The story is about a grieving doctor being contacted by his late wife through his patients.
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The Highwaymen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates
The Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock. Texas Ranger Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and ex-partner Maney Gault (Woody Harrelson) attempt to track down and ...more
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The Upside of Anger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Costner, Keri Russell
The Upside of Anger is a 2005 American romantic comedy and drama film written and directed by Mike Binder and set in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It stars Joan Allen, Kevin Costner and Evan ...more
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Chris Pine
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is a 2014 American action thriller film, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Branagh, and Keira Knightley star in leading roles. The film features ...more
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Rumor Has It is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Dustin Hoffman
Rumor Has It is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine and Mark Ruffalo. The screenplay by Ted Griffin derives from a ...more
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3000 Miles to Graceland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Courteney Cox, Kevin Costner, Kurt Russell
3000 Miles to Graceland is a 2001 action film., starring Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Bokeem Woodbine, Christian Slater, and Kevin Pollak. It is a story of ...more
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American Flyers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Jennifer Grey, Alexandra Paul
American Flyers is a 1985 film starring Kevin Costner, David Marshall Grant, Rae Dawn Chong, Alexandra Paul and Janice Rule about bicycle racing. It was directed by John Badham and written by ...more
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Swing Vote is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Willie Nelson
Swing Vote is a 2008 comedy-drama film about an entire U.S. presidential election determined by the vote of one man. It was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and starred Kevin Costner, Paula ...more
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Man of Steel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable ...more
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The War is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Elijah Wood, Christine Baranski
The War is a 1994 drama film directed by Jon Avnet and starring Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner, and Mare Winningham. It is a coming of age tale set in Mississippi in the 1970s. The film gained Wood ...more
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Fandango is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, E.G. Daily
Fandango is a 1985 American film directed by Kevin Reynolds. It was originally a student film titled Proof made by Reynolds while he was attending USC film school. It was a parody of Greek life ...more
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Black or White is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Gillian Jacobs, Octavia Spencer
Black and White is an upcoming American drama film directed and written by Mike Binder. The film stars Kevin Costner, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle, Octavia Spencer and Bill Burr.
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Criminal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones
Criminal is a 2016 American science fiction action crime thriller film directed by Ariel Vromen. The film is about a convict who is implanted with a dead CIA agent's memories to finish an ...more
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The Company Men is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones
The Company Men is an American drama film, written and directed by John Wells. It stars Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones. It premiered at the 26th Sundance Film ...more
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The Big Chill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Glenn Close, Kevin Kline, Jeff Goldblum
The Big Chill is a 1983 American comedy-drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and ...more
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Hidden Figures is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Tariji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
Hidden Figures is a 2016 American biographical drama film directed by Theodore Melfi, based on the non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly. The story of a team of female African-American ...more
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Night Shift is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Shannen Doherty, Michael Keaton
Night Shift is a 1982 American comedy film, one of former actor Ron Howard's earliest directorial efforts. It stars Howard's Happy Days co-star Henry Winkler along with Michael Keaton, in his ...more
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The New Daughter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Samantha Mathis, Noah Taylor
The New Daughter is a 2009 US horror film and the feature directorial debut of Spanish screenwriter Luis Berdejo. It stars Kevin Costner, Ivana Baquero and Samantha Mathis. Based on the short ...more
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jus... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics characters. Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman ...more
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Molly's Game is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner
Molly's Game is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. Based on the memoir by Molly Bloom, the film tells the true story of an Olympic-class skier (Jessica Chastain) ...more
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The Art of Racing in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Kathy Baker
The Art of Racing in the Rain is a 2019 American comedy-drama film directed by Simon Curtis based on the novel by Garth Stein. Enzo, a dog owned by Denny (Milo Ventimiglia) and Eve Swift (Amanda ...more
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Play It to the Bone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Mike Tyson, Lucy Liu, Kevin Costner
Play It to the Bone is a 1999 sports/comedy-drama film, starring Antonio Banderas and Woody Harrelson, written and directed by Ron Shelton. It follows the adventures of two boxers and best ...more
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On Native Soil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
On Native Soil Kevin Costner, Hilary Swank
Almost as frightening as the tragic events it details, ON NATIVE SOIL is essential viewing for anyone seeking to understand how systemic failures in U.S. national security led to the terrorist ...more
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Testament is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Rebecca De Mornay, Jane Alexander
Testament is a drama film based on The Last Testament by Carol Amen, directed by Lynne Littman and written by John Sacret Young. The film tells the story of how one small suburban town near the ...more
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Sizzle Beach, U.S.A. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Peter Risch, Roselyn Royce
Sizzle Beach, U.S.A, is an independent film starring Kevin Costner, Terry Congie, Leslie Brander and Roselyn Royce. It was not released until 1986 after Costner became a celebrity. His biography ...more