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The Best Matt Dillon Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 3.9k votes 678 voters 80.5k views48 items

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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Matt Dillon movies?" and "What are the greatest Matt Dillon roles of all time?"

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  • The Outsiders1
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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • Rumble Fish2
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    Rumble Fish

    Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • Beautiful Girls3
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    Beautiful Girls

    Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman

    Released1996

    Directed byTed Demme

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  • There's Something About Mary4
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    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

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  • In & Out5
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    In & Out

    Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close

    Released1997

    Directed byFrank Oz

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  • Drugstore Cowboy6
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    Drugstore Cowboy

    Heather Graham, Matt Dillon

    Released1989

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • Old Dogs7
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • My Bodyguard8
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    My Bodyguard

    Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals

    Released1980

    Directed byTony Bill

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  • Crash9
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    Crash

    Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser

    Released2004

    Directed byPaul Haggis

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  • Tex10
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    Tex

    Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez

    Released1982

    Directed byTim Hunter

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  • The Big Town11
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • The House That Jack Built12
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    The House That Jack Built

    Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz

    Released2018

    Directed byLars von Trier

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  • Rebel13
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    Rebel

    Matt Dillon, Bryan Brown

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Jenkins

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  • Little Darlings14
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    Little Darlings

    Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal

    Released1980

    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

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  • Golden Gate15
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    Golden Gate

    Matt Dillon, Joan Chen

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Madden

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  • The Flamingo Kid16
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    The Flamingo Kid

    Marisa Tomei, John Turturro

    Released1984

    Directed byGarry Marshall

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  • Armored17
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    Armored

    Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon

    Released2009

    Directed byNimród Antal

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  • Over the Edge18
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    Over the Edge

    Matt Dillon, Vincent Spano

    Released1979

    Directed byJonathan Kaplan

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  • Takers19
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    Takers

    Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Luessenhop

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  • Albino Alligator20
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    Albino Alligator

    Viggo Mortensen, Faye Dunaway

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Spacey

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  • Loverboy21
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    Loverboy

    Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei

    Released2005

    Directed byKevin Bacon

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  • Nothing but the Truth22
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    Nothing but the Truth

    Kate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett

    Released2008

    Directed byRod Lurie

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  • Frankie Starlight23
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    Frankie Starlight

    Matt Dillon, Gabriel Byrne

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Lindsay-Hogg

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  • Head Full of Honey24
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    Head Full of Honey

    Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon

    Released2018

    Directed byTil Schweiger

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  • To Die For25
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    To Die For

    Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released1995

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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