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The Best Lou Diamond Phillips Movies

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List of the best Lou Diamond Phillips movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Lou Diamond Phillips's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Lou Diamond Phillips movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Lou Diamond Phillips movies will be at the top of the list. Lou Diamond Phillips has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Lou Diamond Phillips movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Lou Diamond Phillips films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Lou Diamond Phillips role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Lou Diamond Phillips performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

You can rank all of these films, from Angel and the Badman to Bats.

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    Stand and Deliver

    Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos
    Stand and Deliver is a 1988 American drama film based on the true story of high school math...  more

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    Young Guns II

    Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland
    Young Guns II is a 1990 western film, and the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez,...  more

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    Young Guns

    Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland
    Young Guns is a 1988 Western action film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John...  more

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    Courage Under Fire

    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon
    Courage Under Fire is a 1996 film directed by Edward Zwick, and starring Denzel Washington,...  more

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    The First Power

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Mykelti Williamson
    The First Power is a 1990 American horror film/neo-noir, directed by Robert Resnikoff and...  more
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    Route 666

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Dick Miller
    Route 666 is a 2001 action/horror film directed by William Wesley. It stars Lou Diamond...  more
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    La Bamba

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano
    La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez that follows...  more

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    Bats

    Dina Meyer, Lou Diamond Phillips
    Bats is a 1999 American science fiction monster horror thriller film, directed by Louis...  more
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    Renegades

    Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz
    Renegades is a 1989 action-crime film starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Kiefer Sutherland....  more
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    The Big Hit

    Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg
    The Big Hit is a 1998 American action comedy film directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Che-Kirk...  more

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    Sioux City

    Salli Richardson, Lou Diamond Phillips
    Sioux City is a 1994 mystery / crime film directed by and starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Gary...  more
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    Shadow of the Wolf

    Jennifer Tilly, Donald Sutherland
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    Disorganized Crime

    Ed O'Neill, Fred Gwynne
    Disorganized Crime is a 1989 heist/comedy film set in Montana. It was written and directed by...  more
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    Supernova

    Angela Bassett, James Spader
    Supernova is a 2000 science fiction horror film, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was...  more
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    Dakota

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Herta Ware
    Dakota is a 1988 drama film written by Darryl Kuntz, Sara Lynn Kuntz and directed by Fred...
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    El Cortez

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Middendorf
    El Cortez is a 2006 drama thriller film written by Chris Haddock and directed by Stephen...
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    A Show of Force

    Kevin Spacey, Robert Duvall
    A Show of Force is a 1990 thriller, directed by Bruno Barreto. The film is based on events and...  more
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    The Dark Wind

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Fred Ward
    The Dark Wind is a 1991 theatrical mystery film based on The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman, one...  more
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    Brokedown Palace

    Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes
    Brokedown Palace is a 1999 American drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan, and starring...  more

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    Hollywood Homicide

    Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett
    This film is a 2003 American action comedy film starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. The...  more

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    Boulevard

    Kari Wührer, Lou Diamond Phillips
    Boulevard is a 1994 crime thriller film starring Rae Dawn Chong, Kari Wührer and Lou Diamond...  more
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    Lone Rider

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Stacy Keach
    Lone Rider is a 2008 made for television Western. It was directed by David S. Cass, Sr. and...  more
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    Picking Up the Pieces

    Sharon Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Picking Up the Pieces is a 2000 black comedy film directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Woody...  more
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    Extreme Justice

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Yaphet Kotto
    Extreme Justice is a 1993 action-thriller film. The film was directed by Mark L. Lester, and...  more
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    Angel and the Badman

    Luke Perry, Lou Diamond Phillips
    Angel and the Badman is a 2009 western film directed by Terry Ingram....  more