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List Rules Vote for your favorite Michael Douglas movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big his role was.

Here are the best Michael Douglas movies, ranked best to worst, with movie trailers and clips. Michael Douglas has acted in some amazing films, but he also worked behind the scenes on several award-winning movies including One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Michael Douglas'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 Michael Douglas movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Michael Douglas movies will be at the top of the list. 

When Michael Douglas first started acting in Hollywood, he was not considered a great actor, but Douglas proved everyone wrong after winning the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as the money-hungry corporate raider Gordon Gekko in Oliver Stone's Wall Street. Douglas then went on to star in box office hits Basic Instinct with Sharon Stone and Disclosure with Demi Moore. Thanks to his hugely successful and prolific career, Michael Douglas received both the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award and the AFI Life Achievement Award.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Michael Douglas movies?," "What are the greatest Michael Douglas roles of all time?,"  and "How do Michael Douglas's recent movies compare to his first?" The greatest Michael Douglas performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Everything from Falling Down to The Game is included on this Michael Douglas filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best. If you think the best Michael Douglas role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you love Michael Douglas's intensity, you might also enjoy our list of best Sean Penn movies and best Charlie Sheen movies.

Notable directors that have worked with Michael Douglas include names like Joel Schumacher, Ridley Scott and Steven Soderbergh. If you're a fan of Michael Douglas, then check out our lists of the best Kurt Russell and Richard Gere movies as well.

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Falling Down Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Tuesday Weld

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Wall Street Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Martin Sheen

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The Game Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

135 24
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Romancing the Stone Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn

99 27
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The American President Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

104 31
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The War of the Roses Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

84 24
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Traffic Salma Hayek, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas

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A Perfect Murder Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas

67 21
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The Ghost and the Darkness Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer

70 24
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Black Rain Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia, Luis Guzmán

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The Jewel of the Nile Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

60 19
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Wonder Boys Robert Downey Jr., Katie Holmes, Michael Douglas

54 19
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The China Syndrome Jane Fonda, Michael Douglas, Jack Lemmon

33 10
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Behind the Candelabra Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Dan Aykroyd

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Disclosure Demi Moore, Michael Douglas, Donald Sutherland

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Don't Say a Word Famke Janssen, Michael Douglas, Brittany Murphy

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Shining Through Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas, Melanie Griffith

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

37 14
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The In-Laws Ryan Reynolds, Michael Douglas, Candice Bergen

33 14
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Coma Tom Selleck, Michael Douglas, Ed Harris

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon

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The Star Chamber Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto

32 14
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The Sentinel Eva Longoria, Kim Basinger, Michael Douglas

24 12
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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Michael Douglas, Amber Tamblyn, Jesse Metcalfe

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It Runs in the Family Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Bernadette Peters

28 17
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You, Me and Dupree Kate Hudson, Seth Rogen, Michael Douglas

21 12
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Solitary Man Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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Ant-Man Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas, Paul Rudd

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King of California Ashley Greene, Evan Rachel Wood, Michael Douglas

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Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Emma Stone, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey

20 11
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Napoleon and Samantha Jodie Foster, Michael Douglas, Mary Wickes

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Last Vegas Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas

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The Rainmaker Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Mickey Rourke

6 1
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Starman Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter, Karen Allen

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Flatliners Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland

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Adam at 6 A.M. Michael Douglas, Joe Don Baker, Dana Elcar

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Haywire Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum

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Beyond the Reach Michael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, Ronny Cox

17 15
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A Chorus Line Michael Douglas, Audrey Landers, Khandi Alexander

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Summertree Michael Douglas, Teri Garr, Rob Reiner

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Hail, Hero! Michael Douglas, Teresa Wright, Arthur Kennedy

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One Night at McCool's Liv Tyler, Helen Hunt, Michael Douglas

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Made in America Will Smith, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Tilly

9 10
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Cast a Giant Shadow Frank Sinatra, John Wayne, Michael Douglas

8 9
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Fog City Mavericks Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Michael Douglas

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And So It Goes Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Sterling Jerins

8 10
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It's My Turn Michael Douglas, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin

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When Michael Calls Michael Douglas, Ben Gazzara, Elizabeth Ashley