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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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Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey, Kris Kristofferson

Released: 1976

Directed by: Frank Pierson

A Star Is Born is a 1976 American rock music musical film telling the story of a young woman, played by Barbra Streisand, who enters show business, and meets and falls in love with an ...more

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Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Young

Released: 1978

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Convoy is a 1978 action film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring Kris Kristofferson, Ali MacGraw, Ernest Borgnine and Burt Young. The movie is based on the 1975 country and western novelty ...more
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Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, James Coburn

Released: 1973

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

This film is a 1973 American Western drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah and starring James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, and Bob Dylan, and written by Rudy Wurlitzer. The film is about an aging ...more

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Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern

Released: 1974

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore is a 1974 American comedy-drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Robert Getchell. It stars Ellen Burstyn as a widow who travels with her preteen ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Bridges

Released: 1980

Directed by: Michael Cimino

Heaven's Gate is a 1980 American epic Western film written and directed by Michael Cimino. It portrays a fictional dispute between land barons and European immigrants in Wyoming in the 1890s. ...more

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Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Lesley Ann Warren

Released: 1984

Directed by: Alan Rudolph

Songwriter is a 1984 film, directed by Alan Rudolph. The film concerns Doc Jenkins, a country and western composer and the devious tricks he employs to extricate himself from his legal ...more
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Gene Hackman, Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black

Released: 1972

Directed by: Bill L. Norton

Cisco Pike is a 1972 drama written and directed by Bill L. Norton. It stars Kris Kristofferson as a musician fallen on hard luck who turns to dealing marijuana as a means of income. The film ...more

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Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Sayles

Lone Star is a 1996 drama, mystery, romance film written and directed by John Sayles.

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Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith

Dolphin Tale is a 2011 family drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi and a book of the same name. It stars Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick, ...more

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Kris Kristofferson, Rip Torn, Jean Smart

Released: 1984

Directed by: William Tannen

Flashpoint is a film starring Kris Kristofferson and Treat Williams. Rip Torn, Jean Smart, Kurtwood Smith, and Tess Harper also co-star. The movie was directed by William Tannen and based on a ...more
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Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

Released: 1998

Directed by: Stephen Norrington

Blade is a 1998 American vampire superhero action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the Marvel Comics character Blade. Snipes plays Blade, a human-vampire hybrid ...more

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Kris Kristofferson, Leelee Sobieski, Michelle Fairley

Released: 1998

Directed by: James Ivory

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries is a 1998 drama film directed by James Ivory and written by James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. It stars Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Leelee Sobieski ...more
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Kris Kristofferson, Sam Waterston, JoBeth Williams

Released: 1989

Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner

Welcome Home is a 1989 drama film directed by Franklin Schaffner. It stars Kris Kristofferson as a Vietnam War veteran who returns to his family after many years and who tries to readjust to ...more
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Kris Kristofferson, Sarah Miles, Jonathan Kahn

Released: 1976

Directed by: Lewis John Carlino

The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea is a 1976 film starring Kris Kristofferson and Sarah Miles, directed by Lewis John Carlino. It was adapted from the 1963 novel The Sailor Who Fell ...more
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Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Marcia Cross

Released: 1986

Directed by: William A. Graham

The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James is a 1986 tv film directed by William A. Graham.
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Cheryl Ladd, Kris Kristofferson, Daniel J. Travanti

Released: 1989

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Millennium is a 1989 science fiction film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Robert Joy, Brent Carver, Al Waxman and Daniel J. Travanti. The original ...more

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Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

Released: 1986

Directed by: Ted Post

Stagecoach is a 1986 made-for-TV film. It is a remake of the classic 1939 film Stagecoach and stars Kris Kristofferson as the Ringo Kid, the part originally played by John Wayne. Willie Nelson ...more
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Hilary Duff, Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson

Released: 2010

Directed by: Shane Dax Taylor

Bloodworth is a 2010 drama film directed by Shane Dax Taylor and based on Provinces of Night, a novel by William Gay. The film stars Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson and Hilary Duff.
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Madeleine Stowe, Kris Kristofferson, Sean Young

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jerry Thorpe

Blood & Orchids is a 1986 made-for-TV crime-drama film. Written for the screen by Norman Katkov, it was an adaptation of Katkov's own novel which, in turn, was inspired by the 1932 Massie ...more
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Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1977

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

Semi-Tough is a 1977 comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Lotte Lenya, Bert Convy, and Brian Dennehy, set in the world of ...more

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The Tracker Kris Kristofferson, Scott Wilson, Geoffrey Blake

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Guillermin

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Wooly Boys Kris Kristofferson, Peter Fonda, Keith Carradine

Released: 2001

Directed by: Leszek Burzynski

Wooly Boys is a 2001 American comedy drama film directed by Leszek Burzynski. It stars Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, and Joseph Mazzello about sheep ranchers in the Badlands of North Dakota.
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Outlaw Justice Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings

Released: 1999

Directed by: Bill Corcoran

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Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Elisabeth Shue

Released: 2005

Directed by: John Gatins

Dreamer is a 2005 American family drama film starring Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, inspired by the true story of an injured Thoroughbred racehorse named Mariah's Storm. The film was written ...more

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Steven Seagal, Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helgenberger

Released: 1997

Directed by: Félix Enríquez Alcalá

Fire Down Below is a 1997 American action film directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá in his directorial debut, and starring Steven Seagal. The film also includes cameos by ...more