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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon, Jean Reno 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, ...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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Sandra Bullock, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Bacon Loverboy is a 2005 dramatic film. It was directed by Kevin Bacon and the cast includes his wife, Kyra Sedgwick, as well as both of their children, Travis and Sosie. Thus far, it is the only film ...more

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Viggo Mortensen, Faye Dunaway, Matt Dillon 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 ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett, Vera Farmiga Nothing but the Truth is a 2008 American drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. According to comments made by Lurie in The Truth Hurts, a bonus feature on the DVD release, his inspiration ...more

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Marisa Tomei, Matt Dillon, Lili Taylor Factotum is a 2005 film directed by Bent Hamer, adapted from the novel of the same name by Charles Bukowski. The script also makes use of Bukowski's poems published in What Matters Is How Well ...more

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Matt Dillon, Danny Glover, Ving Rhames The Saint of Fort Washington is a 1993 drama film directed by Tim Hunter.

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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

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James Franco, Debbie Harry, Matt Dillon Deuces Wild is a 2002 American crime 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, ...more

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Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris, Michael Keaton 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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Zoe Saldana, Chris Brown, Idris Elba 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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Liv Tyler, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas One Night at McCool's is a 2001 American crime comedy film written by Stan Seidel, directed by Harald Zwart, and starring Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, Paul Reiser, John Goodman, Michael Douglas, and ...more

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Matt Dillon, Kyra Sedgwick, Andrew McCarthy Kansas is a 1988 film starring Matt Dillon and Andrew McCarthy. It tells the story of a young man returning home to attend a wedding who hooks up with a drifter who turns out to be a violent ...more

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Matt Dillon, Gabriel Byrne, Anne Parillaud Frankie Starlight is a 1995 romantic drama war film directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg.

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Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon Girl Most Likely is a 2012 comedy film written by Michelle Morgan and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.

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Fish Gun Matt Dillon Fish Gun is a 2011 short comedy film directed by Chad Carter and Jake Szymanski.

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Andie MacDowell, Matt Dillon, Juliette Binoche Women & Men 2: In Love There Are No Rules is a 1991 drama film directed by Walter Bernstein, Mike Figgis and Kristi Zea.

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Matt Dillon, Bridget Fonda, Peter Fonda Grace of My Heart is a 1996 film written and directed by Allison Anders, set in the pop music world, starting in New York's Brill Building early 1960s era, weaving through the California Sound ...more

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Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story Sasha Grey, Malin Åkerman, Matt Dillon Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story is a 2012 drama film directed and written by Matthew Wilder.

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Seconds of Pleasure Christina Hendricks, Brendan Fraser, Julia Stiles Seconds of Pleasure is a 2012 drama film written by Neil LaBute.

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Matt Dillon, Joan Chen, Bruno Kirby Golden Gate is a 1994 film produced by American Playhouse. Set in San Francisco, California, it is the story of a 1950s G-Man who gets involved with the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ...more

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Oprah Winfrey, Matt Dillon, Ving Rhames Native Son is a 1986 drama film directed by Jerrold Freedman.

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The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters Matt Dillon The Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters is a 1982 comedy drama TV movie written by Jean Shepherd and directed by Richard Bartlett.

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Madonna, Steve Buscemi, Matt Dillon Bloodhounds of Broadway is a 1989 film based on four Damon Runyon stories. It was directed by Howard Brookner and starred Matt Dillon, Jennifer Grey, Anita Morris, Julie Hagerty, Rutger Hauer, ...more

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Nick Nolte, Matt Dillon, Emily Mortimer 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