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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.

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

Mickey Rourke is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Tony Scott. Mickey Rourke has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Hulk Hogan and Russell Crowe in terms of fame and success.

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Get Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine
Get Carter is a 2000 American thriller film, a remake of the Michael Caine 1971 film of the same name, and directed by Stephen Kay. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael ...more

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Once Upon a Time in Mexi... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes
Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a 2003 American action film written, produced, edited, cinematographied, scored, and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the third and final film in Rodriguez's ...more

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White Sands is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe
White Sands is a 1992 crime film directed by Roger Donaldson and written by Daniel Pyne for Warner Bros. Starring Willem Dafoe, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Samuel L. Jackson and Mickey Rourke, ...more
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Sin City: A Dame to Kill... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson
This film is a 2014 American neo-noir action film directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, based on the book by Miller. Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few ...more
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Spun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Debbie Harry, Brittany Murphy
Spun is a 2002 American dark comedy-drama directed by Jonas Åkerlund from an original screenplay by William De Los Santos and Creighton Vero, based on 3 days of De Los Santos' life in the ...more

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Killshot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Killshot is a 2008 American thriller film directed by John Madden and starring Diane Lane, Thomas Jane, Mickey Rourke and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It is based on Elmore Leonard's 1989 novel of the ...more
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Immortals is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, John Hurt
Immortals is a 2011 3D mythology fantasy film directed by Tarsem Singh and starring Henry Cavill, Freida Pinto, and Mickey Rourke. The film also stars Luke Evans, Steve Byers, Kellan Lutz, ...more

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Heaven's Gate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Bridges
Heaven's Gate is a 1980 American epic Western film written and directed by Michael Cimino. It portrays a fictional dispute between land barons and European immigrants in Wyoming in the 1890s. ...more

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1941 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd
1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John ...more

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Buffalo '66 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke, Anjelica Huston
Buffalo '66 is a 1998 comedy-drama film that is writer-director Vincent Gallo's full-length motion picture debut. Gallo and Christina Ricci star in the lead roles and the supporting cast ...more

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Animal Factory is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong
Animal Factory is a 2000 drama film about life in prison, set in San Quentin. The film was directed by Steve Buscemi, and stars Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, John Heard, Mickey ...more

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13 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent, Emmanuelle Chriqui
13 is a 2010 American remake of the 2005 Georgian-French film 13 Tzameti. The film, directed by Géla Babluani, stars Sam Riley, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent, Mickey Rourke and Jason Statham.

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The Informers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Amber Heard, Mickey Rourke, Winona Ryder
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Eureka is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Gene Hackman, Joe Pesci
Eureka is a 1983 film, directed by Nicolas Roeg. It is the story of a Klondike prospector, Jack McCann who strikes it rich, yet ends up fearing that his daughter Tracy and his son-in-law are ...more
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F.T.W. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Lori Singer, Brion James
F.T.W. is a 1994 film about Frank T. Wells, an ex-con rodeo rider who becomes involved with a woman who's a bank robber on the run. The title of the film refers both to the main character's ...more
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Point Blank is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Point Blank Mickey Rourke, Danny Trejo, James Gammon
Point Blank is a direct-to-video film directed by Matt Earl Beesley and starring Mickey Rourke. The film was shot on location in Fort Worth, Texas.
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Double Team is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Double Team Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, Jean-Claude Van Damme
Double Team is a 1997 American action comedy film directed by Tsui Hark in his American directorial debut and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman and Mickey Rourke. Van Damme plays ...more

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Stormbreaker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Ewan McGregor, Alicia Silverstone
Stormbreaker is a 2006 British Action spy film based on Anthony Horowitz's novel of the same name, the first novel in the Alex Rider series and stars Alex Pettyfer in the title role. The film ...more
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Thursday is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Paulina Porizkova, Thomas Jane
Thursday is a 1998 American crime/thriller/black comedy film written and directed by Skip Woods and starring Thomas Jane, Aaron Eckhart, Paula Marshall, Michael Jeter and Mickey Rourke. It won ...more
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Passion Play is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Megan Fox, Mickey Rourke, Bill Murray
Passion Play is a 2010 American drama film written and directed by Mitch Glazer, executive produced by Rebecca Wang and starring Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Rhys Ifans and Bill Murray. Filming for ...more
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Masked and Anonymous is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Penélope Cruz, Bob Dylan, Mickey Rourke
Masked and Anonymous is a 2003 comedy-drama film directed by Larry Charles. The film was written by Larry Charles and Bob Dylan, the latter under the pseudonym "Sergei Petrov". It ...more

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Shergar: Discover the He... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Ian Holm
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The Courier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Mickey Rourke, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lili Taylor
The Courier is a 2012 crime film directed by Hany Abu-Assad and written by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas.
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Fall Time is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
Fall Time Mickey Rourke, David Arquette, Stephen Baldwin
Fall Time is a 1995 film directed by Paul Warner and co-written by Paul Skemp and Steve Alden. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 1995.
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They Crawl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Mickey Rourke Movies
They Crawl Mickey Rourke, Tim Thomerson, Grace Zabriskie