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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.

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Lou Diamond Phillips, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer

Released: 1987

Directed by: Luis 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 ...more

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Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos, Lou Diamond Phillips

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ramón 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 ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland, Emilio Estevez

Released: 1988

Directed by: Christopher Cain

Young Guns is a 1988 Western action film directed by Christopher Cain and written by John Fusco. The film was the first to be produced by Morgan Creek Productions. The film stars Emilio Estevez, ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater

Released: 1990

Directed by: Geoff 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 ...more

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Lou Diamond Phillips, Mykelti Williamson, Carmen Argenziano

Released: 1990

Directed by: Robert 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.
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Lou Diamond Phillips, Dick Miller, Lori Petty

Released: 2001

Directed by: William 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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Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

Released: 1996

Directed by: Edward Zwick

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

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Dina Meyer, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton

Released: 1999

Directed by: Louis 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, ...more
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Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Robert Knepper

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jack 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 ...more

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Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg, Elliott Gould

Released: 1998

Directed by: Kirk 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 ...more

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Jennifer Tilly, Donald Sutherland, Toshiro Mifune

Released: 1992

Directed by: Jacques Dorfmann, Pierre Magny

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Salli Richardson, Lou Diamond Phillips, Melinda Dillon

Released: 1994

Directed by: Lou 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 ...more
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Ed O'Neill, Fred Gwynne, Lou Diamond Phillips

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jim 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 ...more
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Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney

Released: 2000

Directed by: Francis 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 ...more

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Dakota Lou Diamond Phillips, Herta Ware, Eli Cummins

Released: 1988

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, Shelley Malil

Released: 2006

Directed by: Stephen Purvis

El Cortez is a 2006 drama thriller film written by Chris Haddock and directed by Stephen Purvis.
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Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, André 3000

Released: 2003

Directed by: Ron 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 ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Robert Duvall, Andy Garcia

Released: 1990

Directed by: Bruno Barreto

A Show of Force is a 1990 thriller, directed by Bruno Barreto. The film is based on events and theories surrounding the Maravilla Hill case in Puerto Rico adapted from Anne Nelson's book, ...more
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Kate Beckinsale, Claire Danes, Paul Walker

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jonathan 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 ...more

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Lou Diamond Phillips, Fred Ward, Guy Boyd

Released: 1990

Directed by: Errol Morris

The Dark Wind is a 1991 theatrical mystery film based on The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman, one of a series of mysteries set against contemporary Navajo life in the Southwest. It stars Lou Diamond ...more
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Kari Wührer, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lance Henriksen

Released: 1994

Directed by: Penelope Buitenhuis

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

Released: 2008

Directed by: David 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.
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Lou Diamond Phillips, Yaphet Kotto, Scott Glenn

Released: 1993

Directed by: Mark 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.
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Jason Priestley, Victoria Pratt, Lou Diamond Phillips

Released: 2005

Directed by: John Fasano

Murder at the Presidio is a 2005 TV movie written by Alison Graham and directed by John Fasano.
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Sharon Stone, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Woody Allen

Released: 2000

Directed by: Alfonso Arau

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