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The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies

Updated October 16, 2019 3.6k votes 804 voters 105.1k views80 items

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Here is a list of the best Kris Kristofferson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Kris Kristofferson may best be known for penning hit songs like "Me and Bobby McGee" and "For the Good Times," but he is also an accomplished actor. His highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world, but the order of this Kris Kristofferson movies list is decided by how many votes each film receives, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top of the list. Kris Kristofferson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what his greatest movie of all time is... so if you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Kris Kristofferson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. This list features films like A Star Is Born, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, and many more and answers the questions, "What are the best Kris Kristofferson movies?" and "What are the greatest Kris Kristofferson roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Kristofferson's dramatic work, you might also enjoy our list of best Barbra Streisand movies and best Wesley Snipes movies.

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    A Star Is Born is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    A Star Is Born

    Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey

    Released1976

    Directed byFrank Pierson

    A Star Is Born is a 1976 American rock music musical film telling the story of a young woman,... more on Wikipedia

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    Convoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Convoy

    Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine

    Released1978

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali... more on Wikipedia
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    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid

    Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1973

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

    This film is a 1973 American Western drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1974

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Martin... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Heaven's Gate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Heaven's Gate

    Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe

    Released1980

    Directed byMichael Cimino

    Heaven's Gate is a 1980 American epic Western film written and directed by Michael Cimino. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Blade II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Blade II

    Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes

    Released2002

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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    Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Planet of the Apes

    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2001

    Directed byTim Burton

    Planet of the Apes is a 2001 American science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Cisco Pike is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Cisco Pike

    Gene Hackman, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1972

    Directed byBill L. Norton

    Cisco Pike is a 1972 drama written and directed by Bill L. Norton. It stars Kris Kristofferson... more on Wikipedia
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    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea

    Kris Kristofferson, Sarah Miles

    Released1976

    Directed byLewis John Carlino

    The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea is a 1976 film starring Kris Kristofferson and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    A Soldier's Daughter Never Cri is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries

    Kris Kristofferson, Leelee Sobieski

    Released1998

    Directed byJames Ivory

    A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries is a 1998 drama film directed by James Ivory and written by... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Lone Star is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Lone Star

    Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn Sayles

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    Dolphin Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Dolphin Tale

    Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd

    Released2011

    Directed byCharles Martin Smith

    Dolphin Tale is a 2011 family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by... more on Wikipedia

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    Songwriter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Songwriter

    Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1984

    Directed byAlan Rudolph

    Songwriter is a 1984 film, directed by Alan Rudolph. The film concerns Doc Jenkins, a country... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    Blood & Orchids is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Blood & Orchids

    Madeleine Stowe, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1986

    Directed byJerry Thorpe

    Blood & Orchids is a 1986 made-for-TV crime-drama film. Written for the screen by Norman... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 15
    Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Flashpoint

    Kris Kristofferson, Rip Torn

    Released1984

    Directed byWilliam Tannen

    Flashpoint is a film starring Kris Kristofferson and Treat Williams. Rip Torn, Jean Smart,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Stagecoach is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Stagecoach

    Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson

    Released1986

    Directed byTed Post

    Stagecoach is a 1986 made-for-TV film. It is a remake of the classic 1939 film Stagecoach and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Bloodworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Bloodworth

    Hilary Duff, Val Kilmer

    Released2010

    Directed byShane Dax Taylor

    Bloodworth is a 2010 drama film directed by Shane Dax Taylor and based on Provinces of Night,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Welcome Home is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Welcome Home

    Kris Kristofferson, Sam Waterston

    Released1989

    Directed byFranklin J. Schaffner

    Welcome Home is a 1989 drama film directed by Franklin Schaffner. It stars Kris Kristofferson... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Trouble in Mind is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Trouble in Mind

    Kris Kristofferson, Divine

    Released1985

    Directed byAlan Rudolph

    Trouble in Mind is a 1985 neo-noir film, shot in Seattle, which follows an ex-cop just... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Big Top Pee-wee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Big Top Pee-wee

    Dustin Diamond, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1988

    Directed byRandal Kleiser

    Big Top Pee-wee is a 1988 American comedy film and the sequel to Pee-wee's Big Adventure, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Wooly Boys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Wooly Boys

    Kris Kristofferson, Peter Fonda

    Released2001

    Directed byLeszek Burzynski

    Wooly Boys is a 2001 American comedy drama film directed by Leszek Burzynski. It stars Peter... more on Wikipedia
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    Semi-Tough is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Semi-Tough

    Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1977

    Directed byMichael Ritchie

    Semi-Tough is a 1977 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Burt Reynolds, Kris... more on Wikipedia
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    Dreamer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Dreamer

    Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Gatins

    Dreamer is a 2005 American family drama film starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Last Days of Frank and Jes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James

    Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson

    Released1986

    Directed byWilliam A. Graham

    The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James is a 1986 tv film directed by William A. Graham.amazon_watch buy button
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    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo G is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies
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    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    Kris Kristofferson, Gig Young

    Released1974

    Directed bySam Peckinpah

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