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The Best Matt Dillon Movies

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List of the best Matt Dillon movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Matt Dillon'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 Matt Dillon movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Matt Dillon movies will be at the top of the list. Matt Dillon has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Matt Dillon movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Matt Dillon films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list has a variety of films, like Employee of the Month and You, Me and Dupree, in it.

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    Over the Edge

    Matt Dillon, Vincent Spano

    Released1979

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. The film was released on March 25, 1983. Jo Ellen Misakian,...  more

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    Beautiful Girls

    Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman

    Released1996

    Directed byTed Demme

    Beautiful Girls is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ted Demme from a screenplay written by Scott Rosenberg, starring Matt Dillon, Lauren Holly, Timothy Hutton, Rosie O'Donnell,...  more

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    Rumble Fish

    Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Employee of the Month

    Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer

    Released2004

    Directed byMitch Rouse

    Employee of the Month is a 2004 American dark comedy starring Matt Dillon and Christina Applegate. A guy whose day spirals from bad to worse when he gets fired from his dream job at the bank and is...  more
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    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic comedy...  more

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    In & Out

    Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close

    Released1997

    Directed byFrank Oz

    In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, and Wilford Brimley. It is an original story by...  more
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    Drugstore Cowboy

    Heather Graham, Matt Dillon

    Released1989

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    Drugstore Cowboy is a 1989 American drama film directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Van Sant and Daniel Yost, based on an autobiographical novel by James Fogle. Matt Dillon stars in the title...  more

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    Herbie: Fully Loaded

    Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris

    Released2005

    Directed byAngela Robinson

    Herbie: Fully Loaded is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Angela Robinson and produced by Robert Simonds for Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Lindsay Lohan as the youngest member of an...  more
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    Old Dogs

    John Travolta, Robin Williams

    Released2009

    Directed byWalt Becker

    Old Dogs is a 2009 American ensemble comedy film directed by Wild Hogs '​s Walt Becker and starring John Travolta and Robin Williams with an ensemble supporting cast played by Kelly Preston, Matt...  more
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    My Bodyguard

    Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals

    Released1980

    Directed byTony Bill

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    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Haggis

    This movie is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis. The film is about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. A self-described "passion piece"...  more

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    Armored

    Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon

    Released2009

    Directed byNimród Antal

    Armored is a 2009 American crime thriller film directed by Nimród Antal, written by first-time screenwriter James V. Simpson, and starring Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco,...  more
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    The Big Town

    Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1987

    Directed byHarold Becker, Ben Bolt

    The Big Town is a 1987 film drama about a young man who comes to the big city to work as a professional gambler, in the process becoming romantically involved with two women—one of whom is already...  more
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    Deuces Wild

    James Franco, Debbie Harry

    Released2002

    Directed byScott Kalvert

    Deuces Wild is a 2002 American drama film directed by Scott Kalvert and written by Paul Kimatian and Christopher Gambale, who also created the story. It stars Stephen Dorff, Brad Renfro, James...  more

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    The Flamingo Kid

    Marisa Tomei, John Turturro

    Released1984

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    The Flamingo Kid is a 1984 American comedy film directed by Garry Marshall and written by Marshall, Neal Marshall and Bo Goldman. It stars Matt Dillon, Richard Crenna, Hector Elizondo, Janet Jones...  more
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    One Night at McCool's

    Liv Tyler, Helen Hunt

    Released2001

    Directed byHarald Zwart

    One Night at McCool's is a 2001 American comedy film written by Stan Seidel, directed by Harald Zwart, and starring Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Paul Reiser, John Goodman, Michael Douglas, and Andrew...  more
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    Albino Alligator

    Viggo Mortensen, Faye Dunaway

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Spacey

    Albino Alligator is a 1997 American crime thriller film the directorial debut of Kevin Spacey, and starred Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway and Gary Sinise. It tells the story of three small-time criminals...  more
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    Takers

    Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Luessenhop

    Takers is a 2010 American crime action thriller film directed by John Luessenhop from a story and screenplay written by Luessenhop, Gabriel Casseus, Peter Allen, John Rogers, and Avery Duff. It...  more
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    Nothing but the Truth

    Kate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett

    Released2008

    Directed byRod Lurie

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    Tex

    Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez

    Released1982

    Directed byTim Hunter

    Tex is a 1982 drama film directed by Tim Hunter and written by Charles S. Haas, based on the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton. Matt Dillon and Jim Metzler play brothers who struggle after their...  more
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    Loverboy

    Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei

    Released2005

    Directed byKevin Bacon

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    To Die For

    Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released1995

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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    Head Full of Honey

    Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon

    Released2018

    Directed byTil Schweiger

    Head Full of Honey is a 2018 drama film directed by Til Schweiger, based on the 2014 German film. A widowed grandfather (Nick Nolte) suffering from Alzheimer's disease is taken on a road trip to...  more
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    Frankie Starlight

    Matt Dillon, Gabriel Byrne

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Lindsay-Hogg

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