The Best Kris Kristofferson Movies

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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.

Tim Burton and Martin Scorsese are among those who have directed Kris Kristofferson at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Kris Kristofferson movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Dolly Parton and Bob Dylan too.

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  • A Star Is Born
    Barbra Streisand, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Frank Pierson
  • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan
    • Released: 1973
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
    Ellen Burstyn, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Green Bush
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Heaven's Gate
    Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, Isabelle Huppert
    • Released: 1980
    • Directed by: Michael Cimino
  • Convoy
    Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine
    • Released: 1978
    • Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
  • A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries
    Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Leelee Sobieski
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: James Ivory
  • Songwriter
    Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Melinda Dillon
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: Alan Rudolph
  • The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
    Sarah Miles, Kris Kristofferson, Jonathan Kahn
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Lewis John Carlino
  • Stagecoach
    Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Ted Post
  • Dolphin Tale
    Harry Connick, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
  • Cisco Pike
    Gene Hackman, Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black
    • Released: 1972
    • Directed by: Bill L. Norton
  • Lone Star
    Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Joe Morton
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: John Sayles
  • Welcome Home
    Kris Kristofferson, Sam Waterston, JoBeth Williams
    • Released: 1989
    • Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Blood & Orchids
    Madeleine Stowe, Kris Kristofferson, Sean Young
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Jerry Thorpe
  • Where the Red Fern Grows
    Dabney Coleman, Dave Matthews, Joseph Ashton
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Lyman Dayton, Sam Pillsbury
  • Flashpoint
    Kris Kristofferson, Rip Torn, Jean Smart
    • Released: 1984
    • Directed by: William Tannen
  • Wooly Boys
    Kris Kristofferson, Peter Fonda, Keith Carradine
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Leszek Burzynski
  • Fire Down Below
    Steven Seagal, Marg Helgenberger, Harry Dean Stanton
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Felix Alcala
  • Christmas in Connecticut
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Curtis
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Dreamer
    Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: John Gatins
  • Snow Buddies
    Dominic Scott Kay, Jim Belushi, Kris Kristofferson
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Robert Vince
  • Bloodworth
    Hilary Duff, Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Shane Dax Taylor
  • Trouble in Mind
    Kris Kristofferson, Divine, Lori Singer
    • Released: 1985
    • Directed by: Alan Rudolph
  • The Tracker
    Kris Kristofferson, Scott Wilson, Geoffrey Blake
    • Released: 1988
    • Directed by: John Guillermin
  • Two for Texas
    Kris Kristofferson, Tom Skerritt, Peter Coyote
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Rod Hardy