Entertainment 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.

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

Paul Haggis and Garry Marshall have both worked with Matt Dillon over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If Matt Dillon movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Luke Perry and Robby Benson too.

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Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane
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 ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane
Rumble Fish is an American 1983 drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is based on the novel Rumble Fish by S. E. Hinton, who also co-wrote the screenplay. The film centers on the ...more
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Heather Graham, Matt Dillon, William S. Burroughs
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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Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Meg Tilly
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 ...more
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Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller
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 ...more
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Matt Dillon, Jennifer Beals, Joan Cusack
My Bodyguard is a 1980 comedy-drama film released by 20th Century Fox, directed by Tony Bill, and written by Alan Ormsby. The film stars Chris Makepeace, Adam Baldwin, Matt Dillon, Martin Mull, ...more
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Matt Dillon, Tatum O'Neal, Cynthia Nixon
Little Darlings is a 1980 teen film starring Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol and featuring Armand Assante and Matt Dillon. It was directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. The screenplay was written by ...more
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Matt Dillon, Vincent Spano, Harry Northup
Over the Edge is a coming-of-age drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan released in May 1979. Due to the negative publicity surrounding a wave of recent youth gang films such as The Warriors and ...more
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Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris
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 ...more
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Marisa Tomei, John Turturro, Janet Jones
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 ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon
This film is a 1995 American comedy-drama film, made in a mockumentary format, directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard, which in ...more
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Mary-Louise Parker, Matt Dillon, William Hurt
Mr. Wonderful is a 1993 romantic comedy film directed by Academy Award winning director Anthony Minghella. The film stars Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, and features one of the few appearances ...more
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Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Rosie O'Donnell
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 ...more
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Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen, Michael Douglas
You, Me and Dupree is a 2006 American romantic comedy film directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, written by Mike LeSieur, and produced by Mary Parent, Scott Stuber, and Owen Wilson. The film ...more
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Paul Giamatti, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell
Singles is a 1992 American romantic comedy film written, co-produced, and directed by Cameron Crowe. The film stars Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, and Matt Dillon.
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Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman
The House That Jack Built is a 2018 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Lars von Trier. The story follows Jack (Matt Dillon), a highly intelligent serial killer over the course of 12 ...more
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Matt Dillon, Sean Young, Max von Sydow
A Kiss Before Dying is a 1991 British-American neo-noir film. It was directed by James Dearden, and based on the eponymous novel by Ira Levin, whose book won the 1954 Edgar Award for "Best ...more
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Matt Dillon, Yvonne De Carlo, Hoyt Axton
Liar's Moon is a 1982 film directed by David Andrew Fisher and starring Matt Dillon, Cindy Fisher, Yvonne DeCarlo, and Hoyt Axton.
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Christina Applegate, Jenna Fischer, Matt Dillon
Employee of the Month is a 2004 American dark comedy starring Matt Dillon and Christina Applegate.
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Gene Hackman, Matt Dillon, Josef Sommer
Target is a 1985 film directed by Arthur Penn. It stars Matt Dillon and Gene Hackman.
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Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck
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 ...more
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Rose Byrne, James Caan, Matt Dillon
City of Ghosts is a 2002 drama film co-written, directed by and starring Matt Dillon, about a con artist who must go to Cambodia to collect his share of money from an insurance scam. The film ...more
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John Travolta, Robin Williams, Ann-Margret
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, ...more
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Matt Dillon, Bryan Brown, Bill Hunter
Rebel is a 1985 Australian musical drama set in World War Two.
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Diane Lane, Tommy Lee Jones, Matt Dillon
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 ...more