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The Best Peter Fonda Movies

Updated September 21, 2019 2.8k votes 344 voters 52.9k views57 items

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Here is a list of the best Peter Fonda movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. He was born Peter Henry Fonda in New York City, on February 23, 1940, and passed away on August 16, 2019, and is best known for playing the role of Wyatt in the 1969 film Easy Rider, Peter Fonda's filmography is full of brilliant work. Peter Fonda'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 Peter Fonda movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Peter Fonda movies will be at the top of the list. Peter Fonda has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Peter Fonda movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Peter Fonda films to end the squabble once and for all.If you think the best Peter Fonda role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Peter Fonda performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, like 3:10 to Yuma and Ghost Rider.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Peter Fonda movies?" and "What are the greatest Peter Fonda roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Fonda's freewheeling films, you might also enjoy our list of best Dennis Hopper movies and best Jack Nicholson movies.

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    Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry

    Peter Fonda, Vic Morrow

    Released1974

    Directed byJohn Hough

    Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is a cult 1974 car chase film based on the 1963 Richard Unekis novel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    3:10 to Yuma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    3:10 to Yuma

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Mangold

    3:10 to Yuma is a 2007 western film directed by James Mangold and produced by Cathy Konrad,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Wild Hogs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Wild Hogs

    John Travolta, Marisa Tomei

    Released2007

    Directed byWalt Becker

    Wild Hogs is a 2007 biker comedy road film directed by Walt Becker and starring Tim Allen,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Ghost Rider

    Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes

    Released2007

    Directed byMark Steven Johnson

    Ghost Rider is a 2007 American supernatural superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Open Season is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Open Season

    William Holden, Peter Fonda

    Released1974

    Directed byPeter Collinson

    Open Season is a film directed by Peter Collinson released on August 1974.amazon buy button
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    The Wild Angels is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    The Wild Angels

    Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda

    Released1966

    Directed byRoger Corman

    The Wild Angels is a 1966 Roger Corman film, made on location in Southern California. The Wild... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Race with the Devil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Race with the Devil

    Peter Fonda, Warren Oates

    Released1975

    Directed byJack Starrett

    Race with the Devil is a 1975 occult thriller and action film starring Peter Fonda, Warren... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Easy Rider: The Ride Back

    Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper

    Released2012

    Directed byDennis Hopper, Dustin Rikert

    Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Trip is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    The Trip

    Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern

    Released1967

    Directed byRoger Corman

    The Trip is a counterculture-era cult film released by American International Pictures,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Futureworld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Futureworld

    Peter Fonda, Yul Brynner

    Released1976

    Directed byRichard T. Heffron

    Futureworld is a 1976 American science fiction thriller film directed by Richard T. Heffron... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Last Movie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    The Last Movie

    Dennis Hopper, Kris Kristofferson

    Released1971

    Directed byDennis Hopper

    The Last Movie is a 1971 drama film from Universal Pictures. It was written by Stewart Stern... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 12
    Escape from L.A. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Escape from L.A.

    Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi

    Released1996

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Escape from L.A. is a 1996 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Cannonball Run is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    The Cannonball Run

    Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw

    Released1981

    Directed byHal Needham

    The Cannonball Run is a 1981 comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Dance of the Dwarfs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Dance of the Dwarfs

    Peter Fonda, John Amos

    Released1983

    Directed byGus Trikonis

    Dance of the Dwarfs is a 1983 adventure film directed by Gus Trikonis, loosely based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Killer Force is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Killer Force

    O. J. Simpson, Christopher Lee

    Released1976

    Directed byVal Guest

    Killer Force is a 1976 thriller film directed by Val Guest and starring Telly Savalas, Peter... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Split Image is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Split Image

    James Woods, Peter Fonda

    Released1982

    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    Split Image is a 1982 film directed by Ted Kotcheff.amazon buy button
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    Ulee's Gold is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Ulee's Gold

    Jessica Biel, Peter Fonda

    Released1997

    Directed byVictor Nuñez

    Ulee's Gold is a 1997 film written and directed by Victor Nuñez, and starring Peter Fonda in... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Boondock Saints II: All Sa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Released2009

    Directed byTroy Duffy

    The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is a 2009 American vigilante film written and directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Maldonado Miracle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    The Maldonado Miracle

    Peter Fonda, Mare Winningham

    Released2003

    Directed bySalma Hayek

    The Maldonado Miracle is a 2003 family drama directed by Salma Hayek and written by Paul W....amazon buy button
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    Lilith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Lilith

    Gene Hackman, Warren Beatty

    Released1964

    Directed byRobert Rossen

    Lilith is a film written and directed by Robert Rossen. It is based on a novel by J. R.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Ro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll

    Lauren Holly, Aimee Teegarden

    Released2009

    Directed byScott D. Rosenbaum

    The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll is a music-themed drama film starring Kevin Zegers and Jason... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Fighting Mad is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Fighting Mad

    Peter Fonda, Scott Glenn

    Released1976

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    Fighting Mad is a 1976 film directed by Jonathan Demme, about an Arkansas farmer played by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Spirits of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Spirits of the Dead

    Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot

    Released1968

    Directed byLouis Malle, Federico Fellini, Roger Vadim

    Histoires extraordinaires, dubbed Spirits of the Dead for English and Tre Passi Nel Delirio... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Limey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    The Limey

    Melissa George, Terence Stamp

    Released1999

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    The Limey is a 1999 American film, directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Lem Dobbs. The... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Journey to the Center of the E is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    Peter Fonda, Victoria Pratt

    Released2008

    Directed byT.J. Scott

    Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 2008 television film shot on location in and around... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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