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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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    Young Guns

    Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1988

    Directed byChristopher Cain

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    Courage Under Fire

    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon

    Released1996

    Directed byEdward Zwick

    Courage Under Fire is a 1996 film directed by Edward Zwick, and starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon....  more
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    The First Power

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Mykelti Williamson

    Released1990

    Directed byRobert Resnikoff

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

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Dick Miller

    Released2001

    Directed byWilliam Wesley

    Route 666 is a 2001 action/horror film directed by William Wesley. It stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Lori Petty, Steven Williams, L.Q. Jones, Dale Midkiff, Alex McArthur, and Mercedes Colon. In the...  more
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    La Bamba

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano

    Released1987

    Directed byLuis Valdez

    La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez that follows the life and career of Chicano rock 'n' roll star Ritchie Valens. The film stars Lou Diamond Phillips as...  more
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    Bats

    Dina Meyer, Lou Diamond Phillips

    Released1999

    Directed byLouis Morneau

    Bats is a 1999 American science fiction monster horror thriller film, directed by Louis Morneau and produced by Bradley Jenkel and Louise Rosner. The film stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Dina Meyer, Bob...  more
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    Renegades

    Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz

    Released1989

    Directed byJack Sholder

    Renegades is a 1989 action-crime film starring Lou Diamond Phillips and Kiefer Sutherland. Floyd Red Crow Westerman debuted in this film as "Red Crow", Hank Storm's father. Buster McHenry is as an...  more
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    The Big Hit

    Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1998

    Directed byKirk Wong

    The Big Hit is a 1998 American action comedy film directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Che-Kirk Wong. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, China Chow, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Bokeem Woodbine,...  more

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    Disorganized Crime

    Ed O'Neill, Fred Gwynne

    Released1989

    Directed byJim Kouf

    Disorganized Crime is a 1989 heist/comedy film set in Montana. It was written and directed by Jim Kouf and released through Touchstone Pictures. The ensemble cast includes Fred Gwynne, Lou Diamond...  more
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    Sioux City

    Salli Richardson, Lou Diamond Phillips

    Released1994

    Directed byLou Diamond Phillips

    Sioux City is a 1994 mystery / crime film directed by and starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Gary Farmer as Russell White, Tantoo Cardinal as Dawn Rainfeather, and future Touched by an Angel star John...  more
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    Shadow of the Wolf

    Jennifer Tilly, Donald Sutherland

    Released1992

    Directed byJacques Dorfmann, Pierre Magny

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    Young Guns II

    Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1990

    Directed byGeoff Murphy

    Young Guns II is a 1990 western film, and the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, and features William Petersen. It was written...  more

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    Stand and Deliver

    Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos

    Released1988

    Directed byRamón Menéndez

    Stand and Deliver is a 1988 American drama film based on the true story of high school math teacher Jaime Escalante. Edward James Olmos portrayed Escalante in the film and received a nomination for...  more

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    Supernova

    Angela Bassett, James Spader

    Released2000

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola, Jack Sholder, Walter Hill, James Thomas Lee Knight

    Supernova is a 2000 science fiction horror film, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was written by David C. Wilson, William Malone and Daniel Chuba and directed by Walter Hill, credited as "Thomas...  more
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    Dakota

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Herta Ware

    Released1988

    Dakota is a 1988 drama film written by Darryl Kuntz, Sara Lynn Kuntz and directed by Fred Holmes....
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    El Cortez

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Middendorf

    Released2006

    Directed byStephen Purvis

    El Cortez is a 2006 drama thriller film written by Chris Haddock and directed by Stephen Purvis....
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    A Show of Force

    Kevin Spacey, Robert Duvall

    Released1990

    Directed byBruno Barreto

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    Brokedown Palace

    Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes

    Released1999

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

    Brokedown Palace is a 1999 American drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan, and starring Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman and Lim Kay Tong. It deals with two American friends imprisoned in...  more

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    Hollywood Homicide

    Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett

    Released2003

    Directed byRon Shelton

    This film is a 2003 American action comedy film starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. The film also features Lena Olin, Bruce Greenwood, Isaiah Washington, Keith David, Gladys Knight, Master P,...  more

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    Boulevard

    Kari Wührer, Lou Diamond Phillips

    Released1994

    Directed byPenelope Buitenhuis

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

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Stacy Keach

    Released2008

    Directed byDavid S. Cass Sr.

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

    Sharon Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Released2000

    Directed byAlfonso Arau

    Picking Up the Pieces is a 2000 black comedy film directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Woody Allen....  more
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    Extreme Justice

    Lou Diamond Phillips, Yaphet Kotto

    Released1993

    Directed byMark L. Lester

    Extreme Justice is a 1993 action-thriller film. The film was directed by Mark L. Lester, and stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, and Chelsea Field....  more
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    Angel and the Badman

    Luke Perry, Lou Diamond Phillips

    Released2009

    Directed byTerry Ingram

    Angel and the Badman is a 2009 western film directed by Terry Ingram....  more
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    Murder at the Presidio

    Jason Priestley, Victoria Pratt

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Fasano

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