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The Best Patrick Swayze Movies

Updated November 5, 2019 5.2k votes 1.2k voters 56.4k views38 items

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List of the best Patrick Swayze movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Patrick Swayze'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 Patrick Swayze movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Patrick Swayze movies will be at the top of the list. Patrick Swayze has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Patrick Swayze movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Patrick Swayze films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

A list made up of films like Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights and Grandview, U.S.A..

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    Dirty Dancing

    Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey
    Dirty Dancing is a 1987 American romantic drama film. Written by Eleanor Bergstein and...  more

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    Road House

    Sam Elliott, Terry Funk
    Road House is a 1989 action film directed by Rowdy Herrington and starring Patrick Swayze as a...  more

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    Point Break

    Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey
    Point Break is a 1991 American action film directed by Kathryn Bigelow, starring Patrick...  more

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    Ghost

    Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg
    Ghost is a 1990 American romantic fantasy/crime thriller film starring Patrick Swayze, Demi...  more

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    The Outsiders

    Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage
    The Outsiders is a 1983 American drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, an adaptation of...  more

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    Red Dawn

    Charlie Sheen, Patrick Swayze
    Red Dawn is a 1984 American film directed by John Milius and co-written by Milius and Kevin...  more

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    Next of Kin

    Liam Neeson, Ben Stiller
    Next of Kin is a 1989 American action film directed by John Irvin and starring Patrick Swayze...  more
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    Youngblood

    Keanu Reeves, Rob Lowe
    Youngblood is a 1986 drama film directed, co-produced, and co-written by Peter Markle, and...  more

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    Keeping Mum

    Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze
    Keeping Mum is a 2005 British black comedy film starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas,...  more

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    Uncommon Valor

    Gene Hackman, Patrick Swayze
    Uncommon Valor is a 1983 action film written by Joe Gayton and directed by Ted Kotcheff, about...  more

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    Steel Dawn

    Patrick Swayze, Arnold Vosloo
    Steel Dawn is a 1987 American post-apocalyptic feature film, with elements of western science...  more
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    The Fox and the Hound 2

    Patrick Swayze, Reba McEntire
    The Fox and the Hound 2 is a 2006 direct-to-video followup to the 1981 Disney animated film...  more
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    Donnie Darko

    Drew Barrymore, Ashley Tisdale
    Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly...  more

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    Tall Tale

    Patrick Swayze, William H. Macy
    Tall Tale, also known as Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill is a 1995...  more
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    Along for the Ride

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Melanie Griffith
    Lulu McAfee (Melanie Griffith) lives in a San Francisco home for mentally ill adults. One day...  more
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    Black Dog

    Patrick Swayze, Meat Loaf
    Black Dog is a 1998 action film directed by Kevin Hooks and starring Patrick Swayze. The film...  more
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    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

    January Jones, Patrick Swayze
    Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights is a 2004 American musical romance film directed by Guy Ferland....  more

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    Tiger Warsaw

    Patrick Swayze, Mary McDonnell
    Tiger Warsaw is a 1987 drama film produced by Continental Film Group starring Patrick Swayze....  more
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    11:14

    Hilary Swank, Patrick Swayze
    11:14 is a 2003 American indie thriller. The film was edited in a way that the various scenes...  more
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    Skatetown, U.S.A.

    Patrick Swayze, Maureen McCormick
    Skatetown, U.S.A. is a 1979 American comedic feature film produced to capitalize on the...  more
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    The Comeback Kid

    Patrick Swayze, John Ritter
    The Comeback Kid is a 1980 television film....  more
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    Jump!

    Patrick Swayze, Stefanie Powers
    Jump! is a 2008 British-Austrian drama film written and directed by Joshua Sinclair. It...  more
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    King Solomon's Mines

    Patrick Swayze, Alison Doody
    King Solomon's Mines is a 2004 two-part TV miniseries, the fifth film adaptation of the 1885...  more
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    City of Joy

    Patrick Swayze, Om Puri
    City of Joy is a 1992 drama film directed by Roland Joffé, with a screenplay by Mark Medoff....  more