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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
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
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
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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#75 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #111 of 302 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Time #265 of 591 The Best '70s Movies

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Jodie Foster, Kris Kristofferson, Laura Dern
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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Gene Hackman, Kris Kristofferson, Karen Black
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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Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Lesley Ann Warren
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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Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson
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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Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Bridges
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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#171 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #8 of 40 The Best '80s Western Movies

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Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand
Lone Star is a 1996 drama, mystery, romance film written and directed by John Sayles.

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Kris Kristofferson, Leelee Sobieski, Michelle Fairley
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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Madeleine Stowe, Kris Kristofferson, Sean Young
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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Kris Kristofferson, Sam Waterston, JoBeth Williams
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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Hilary Duff, Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson
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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Kris Kristofferson, Sarah Miles, Jonathan Kahn
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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Kris Kristofferson, Rip Torn, Jean Smart
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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Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson
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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Wooly Boys
Kris Kristofferson, Peter Fonda, Keith Carradine
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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Steven Seagal, Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helgenberger
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
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Kris Kristofferson, Divine, Lori Singer
Trouble in Mind is a 1985 neo-noir film, shot in Seattle, which follows an ex-cop just released from jail after serving time for a murder sentence as he returns to the mean streets of the ...more
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Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Marcia Cross
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James is a 1986 tv film directed by William A. Graham.
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Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Brian Dennehy
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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Outlaw Justice
Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings
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The Tracker
Kris Kristofferson, Scott Wilson, Geoffrey Blake
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Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Elisabeth Shue
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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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kris Kristofferson, Tony Curtis
Christmas in Connecticut is a 1992 comedy tv film directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger.