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The Best Mickey Rourke Movies

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Thought he may not look it anymore, Mickey Rourke was once a heartthrob that every studio wanted to star in their pictures. This is a list of the best Mickey Rourke movies, ranked from best to worst. In the 1980s, he put his name on the map as the star of Diner, Rumble Fish, and the erotic drama 9½ Weeks. After a career as a boxer, he returned to Hollywood with roles in Sin City and Iron Man 2 and as the The Wrestler, for which he was nominated for an Oscar and won a Golden Globe. Mickey Rourke'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 Mickey Rourke movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Mickey Rourke movies will be at the top of the list. Mickey Rourke has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Mickey Rourke movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Mickey Rourke films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

These films, like Buffalo '66 and Barfly include images when available.

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  • 1
    Angel Heart
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    Angel Heart

    Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke

    Released1987

    Directed byAlan Parker

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    The Wrestler
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    The Wrestler

    Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke

    Released2008

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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  • 3
    Sin City
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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

    Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    The Pope of Greenwich Village
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    The Pope of Greenwich Village

    Mickey Rourke, Daryl Hannah

    Released1984

    Directed byStuart Rosenberg

    The Pope of Greenwich Village is a 1984 American black comedy film directed by Stuart... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Barfly
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    Barfly

    Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway

    Released1987

    Directed byBarbet Schroeder

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    Rumble Fish
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    Rumble Fish

    Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke

    Released1983

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Rumble Fish is an American 1983 drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It is based on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Diner
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    20

    Diner

    Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon

    Released1982

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    Diner is a 1982 American comedy-drama written and directed by Barry Levinson. The film is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    The Pledge
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    The Pledge

    Jack Nicholson, Mickey Rourke

    Released2001

    Directed bySean Penn

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  • 9
    Body Heat
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    Body Heat

    Mickey Rourke, Kathleen Turner

    Released1981

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

    Body Heat is a 1981 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Year of the Dragon
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    Year of the Dragon

    Mickey Rourke, John Lone

    Released1985

    Directed byMichael Cimino

    Year of the Dragon is a 1985 neo-noiraction film directed by Michael Cimino, starring Mickey... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    A Prayer for the Dying
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    15

    A Prayer for the Dying

    Mickey Rourke, Liam Neeson

    Released1987

    Directed byMike Hodges

    A Prayer for the Dying is a 1987 thriller film about a former IRA member trying to escape his... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Iron Man 2
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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2010

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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  • 13
    Johnny Handsome
    59
    14

    Johnny Handsome

    Morgan Freeman, Mickey Rourke

    Released1989

    Directed byWalter Hill

    Johnny Handsome is an 1989 American crime-drama film directed by Walter Hill and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    9½ Weeks
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    9½ Weeks

    Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger

    Released1986

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

    Wow just thinking about this will turn you on . He is so good looking in this movie , you got to see it.
     

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  • 15
    Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man
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    Released1991

    Directed bySimon Wincer

    Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is a 1991 action biker film starring Mickey Rourke and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Domino
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    Domino

    Keira Knightley, Lucy Liu

    Released2005

    Directed byTony Scott

    Domino is a 2005 American action film directed by Tony Scott and written by Richard Kelly.... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Bullet
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    Bullet

    Mickey Rourke, Tupac Shakur

    Released1996

    Directed byJulien Temple

    Bullet is a 1996 American crime drama film directed by Julien Temple and starring Mickey... more on Wikipedia

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    Man on Fire
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    Man on Fire

    Mickey Rourke, Denzel Washington

    Released2004

    Directed byTony Scott

    Man on Fire is a 2004 American thriller film and the second adaptation of A. J. Quinnell's... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    The Informers
    38
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    The Informers

    Amber Heard, Mickey Rourke

    Released2008

    Directed byGregor Jordan

    The Informers is a 2008 American ensemble hollywood drama film written by Bret Easton Ellis... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Francesco
    52
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    Francesco

    Mickey Rourke, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1989

    Directed byLiliana Cavani

    Francesco is a 1989 docu-drama relating in flashback St. Francis of Assisi's evolution from... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Act of Love
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    Act of Love

    Mickey Rourke, Ron Howard

    Released1980

    Directed byJud Taylor

    Act of Love is a 1980 made-for-TV film adaptation of the book Act of Love: The Killing of... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Homeboy
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    Homeboy

    Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Seresin

    Homeboy is a 1988 drama film, directed by Michael Seresin. It was written by and stars Mickey... more on Wikipedia
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    13
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    13

    Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent

    Released2010

    Directed byGéla Babluani

    13 is a 2010 American remake of the 2005 Georgian-French film 13 Tzameti. The film, directed... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Shergar: Discover the Heart of a Champion

    Released1999

    Directed byDennis Lewiston

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  • 25
    Spun
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    Spun

    Mickey Rourke, Debbie Harry

    Released2003

    Directed byJonas Åkerlund

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