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The Best Movies Directed by Paul Verhoeven  

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List of all movies directed by Paul Verhoeven ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Paul Verhoeven are listed here and include movie posters and Paul Verhoeven movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Paul Verhoeven as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Paul Verhoeven movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Paul Verhoeven film is can be factored into this list.

From Paul Verhoeven's studio films to Paul Verhoeven's independent films, this Paul Verhoeven filmography keeps tabs on all Paul Verhoeven movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top.

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All Paul Verhoeven director credits are included. This list of every movie that Paul Verhoeven has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Paul Verhoeven movie is and which actors starred in the Paul Verhoeven film.

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RoboCop is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Alex Van Halen, Peter Weller, Leeza Gibbons
RoboCop is a 1987 American cyberpunk action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop ...more
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside
Total Recall is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, and Sharon Stone. The film is loosely based on the Philip ...more
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Starship Troopers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart
Starship Troopers is a 1997 American military science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier. The story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his ...more
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Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Basic Instinct is a 1992 French-American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. The film is about a ...more
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Rutger Hauer, Monique van de Ven, Dolf de Vries
Turkish Delight is a 1973 Dutch film directed by Paul Verhoeven and filmed by Jan de Bont. The film is a love story of an artist and a young woman, starring Rutger Hauer and Monique van de Ven. ...more
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Rutger Hauer, Edward Fox, Jeroen Krabbé
Soldier of Orange is a 1977 Dutch film directed by Paul Verhoeven and produced by Rob Houwer, starring Rutger Hauer and Jeroen Krabbé. The film is set around the German occupation of the ...more
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Carice van Houten, Michiel Huisman, Derek de Lint
Black Book is a 2006 Dutch WWII thriller film co-written and directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, and Halina Reijn. The film, credited as ...more
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Jeroen Krabbé, Thom Hoffman, Hero Muller
The Fourth Man is a 1983 Dutch suspense film directed by Paul Verhoeven, based on the novel De vierde man by Gerard Reve. The film stars Jeroen Krabbé and Renée Soutendijk in the ...more
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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, Nancy Cartwright
Flesh and Blood is a 1985 dramatic adventure film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson and Jack Thompson. The script was written by Verhoeven ...more
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Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan
Showgirls is a 1995 American drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven. It stars former teen actress Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, and Gina Gershon. The film ...more
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Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Renée Soutendijk
Spetters is a Dutch film released in 1980, directed by Paul Verhoeven. Spetters led to protests about the manner in which Verhoeven portrayed gays, Christians, the police, and the press. ...more
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Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin
Hollow Man is a 2000 American-German science fiction-thriller-horror film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, and Josh Brolin. The film is about a scientist who ...more
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Diva: The Video Collection Sarah Brightman
Diva: The Video Collection is a video longform.
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Piet Römer
All Things Pass is a 1979 television film directed by Paul Verhoeven. In Douglas Keesey's book on Verhoeven, he writes that the film is a coda to Verhoeven's previous film Soldier of Orange. It ...more
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Rutger Hauer, Monique van de Ven
Katie Tippel is a 1975 film by Paul Verhoeven. The film is based on the memoirs of Neel Doff and was the most expensive Dutch film produced up to that time. The film was a box office success ...more
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Vergiß die Liebe nicht is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Vergiß die Liebe nicht Will Quadflieg
Vergiß die Liebe nicht is a film directed by Paul Verhoeven released on April 2, 1953.
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A Heidelberg Romance is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Paul Verhoeven
A Heidelberg Romance O. W. Fischer, Liselotte Pulver, Gunnar Möller
A Heidelberg Romance is a 1951 West German romance film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Liselotte Pulver, O.W. Fischer and Gardy Granass. While accompanying his daughter on a trip to ...more
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Beast of Bataan
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Ronny Bierman, Piet Römer, Sylvia de Leur
Business Is Business is a 1971 comedy film. The film is directed by Paul Verhoeven, and stars Ronnie Bierman, Sylvia de Leur, Piet Römer, and Jules Hamel. The story is about the lives of ...more
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Salonwagen E 417 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Paul Verhoeven
Salonwagen E 417
Salonwagen E 417 is a film directed by Paul Verhoeven released on May 5, 1939.
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Judge and Juvenile
Judge and Juvenile is a 1960 film directed by Paul Verhoeven.
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De Worstelaar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Directed by Paul Verhoeven
De Worstelaar
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Heart of Stone Paul Bildt, Erwin Geschonneck, Alexander Engel
Heart of Stone is an East German fantasy film directed by Paul Verhoeven. The first East German film made in Agfacolor, it was released in 1950.
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Entertainment Experience Peter Blok, Ricky Koole, Robert de Hoog
Entertainment Experience is a film project in which two films are created: one user-generated film and one professional film. In the Netherlands the professionals version was made by Dutch ...more
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