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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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Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

Released: 1990

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring Kevin Costner. It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake and tells ...more

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Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

Released: 1989

Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson

Field of Dreams is a 1989 American fantasy-drama film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe. It stars Kevin Costner, Amy ...more

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The Untouchables is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

Released: 1987

Directed by: Brian De Palma

The Untouchables is a 1987 American drama film directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet. Based on the book The Untouchables, the film stars Kevin Costner as government agent Eliot ...more

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Bull Durham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It is partly based upon the minor league experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton and depicts the players and fans of the Durham ...more

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For Love of the Game is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, J.K. Simmons

Released: 1999

Directed by: Sam Raimi

For Love of the Game is a 1999 American drama sports film based on the novel of the same title by Michael Shaara. It is directed by Sam Raimi and stars Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston. The film ...more

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Open Range is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening

Released: 2003

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Open Range is a 2003 American western film directed and co-produced by Kevin Costner, starring Robert Duvall and Costner, with Annette Bening and Michael Gambon appearing in supporting roles. ...more

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The Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Whitney Houston, Kevin Costner, Debbie Reynolds

Released: 1992

Directed by: Mick Jackson

The Bodyguard is a 1992 American romantic thriller film directed by Mick Jackson, written by Lawrence Kasdan, and starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. Costner stars as a former Secret ...more

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Tin Cup is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ron Shelton

Tin Cup is a 1996 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Ron Shelton, and starring Kevin Costner and Rene Russo with Cheech Marin and Don Johnson in major supporting roles.

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Robin Hood: Prince of Th... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner

Released: 1991

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

This film is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, Morgan Freeman as Azeem, Christian Slater as Will Scarlet, Mary ...more

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JFK is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

Released: 1991

Directed by: Oliver Stone

JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent ...more

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The Guardian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andrew Davis

The Guardian is a 2006 action-adventure drama film starring Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, and Melissa Sagemiller. The film was released on September 29, 2006, and was directed by Andrew Davis. ...more
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Silverado is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, John Cleese, Kevin Kline

Released: 1985

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Silverado is a 1985 American Western film produced and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. The screenplay was written by Kasdan and his brother Mark. It features an ensemble cast, including Kevin ...more

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No Way Out is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman

Released: 1987

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

No Way Out is a 1987 thriller film. It stars Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, and Sean Young. Will Patton, Howard Duff, George Dzundza, Jason Bernard, Fred Thompson, and Iman appear in supporting ...more

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A Perfect World is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Clint Eastwood, Kevin Costner, Laura Dern

Released: 1993

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

A Perfect World is a 1993 adventure drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, and starring Kevin Costner as an escaped convict who befriends a young boy, and ends up embarking on a road trip with ...more

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Message in a Bottle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Message in a Bottle Hayden Panettiere, Kevin Costner, Paul Newman

Released: 1999

Directed by: Luis Mandoki

Message in a Bottle is a 1999 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki. Based on a novel with the same name by Nicholas Sparks, the film stars Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, and Paul ...more

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Wyatt Earp is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Téa Leoni

Released: 1994

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Wyatt Earp is a 1994 American semi-biographical Western film, written by Dan Gordon and Lawrence Kasdan and directed by Kasdan. It stars Kevin Costner in the title role as lawman Wyatt Earp, and ...more

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Draft Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner

Released: April 10, 2014

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Draft Day is a 2014 American sports drama film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner. It was released on April 11, 2014. The premise revolves around the general manager of the ...more

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Thirteen Days is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten

Released: 2000

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Thirteen Days is a 2000 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson Kevin Costner stars, with Bruce Greenwood featured as President John F. Kennedy, Steven Culp as ...more

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McFarland, USA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Morgan Saylor

Released: 2014

Directed by: Niki Caro

McFarland, USA is an American 2015 sports drama film directed by Niki Caro and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from a predominantly ...more

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Mr. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Demi Moore, Kevin Costner, Danielle Panabaker

Released: 2007

Directed by: Bruce A. Evans

Mr. Brooks is a 2007 American psychological thriller film directed by Bruce A. Evans starring Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, Dane Cook, and William Hurt. It was released on June 1, 2007. The film ...more

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Dragonfly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Kathy Bates, Linda Hunt

Released: 2002

Directed by: Tom Shadyac

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 Postman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Tom Petty, Mary Stuart Masterson

Released: 1997

Directed by: Kevin Costner

The Postman is a 1997 American epic post-apocalyptic adventure film. It is directed by, produced by, and stars Kevin Costner, with the screenplay written by Eric Roth and Brian Helgeland, based ...more

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Hatfields & McCoys ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
bamagram added Kevin Costner, Tom Berenger, Bill Paxton

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Hatfields & McCoys (History, 2012) is an American three-part Western television miniseries directed by Kevin Reynolds. Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the ...more

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3 Days to Kill is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Amber Heard, Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld

Released: 2014

Directed by: Joseph McGinty Nichol

3 Days to Kill is a 2014 French-American action thriller film directed by McG and written by Luc Besson and Adi Hasak. The film stars Kevin Costner, Amber Heard, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie ...more
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Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kevin Costner Movies
Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper

Released: 1995

Directed by: Kevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds

Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy. It was based on Rader's original 1986 ...more

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