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List of the best Peter Fonda movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Though he 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 upvote it 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.

Steven Soderbergh and Mark Steven Johnson have both worked with Peter Fonda over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If Peter Fonda movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Rod Steiger and Warren Beatty too.

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Easy Rider: The Ride Back Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda Easy Rider is a 1969 American road movie written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern, produced by Fonda and directed by Hopper. It tells the story of two bikers who travel through ...more

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Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry Peter Fonda, Vic Morrow, Susan George Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry is a cult 1974 car chase film based on the 1963 Richard Unekis novel titled The Chase. Directed by John Hough, the film stars Peter Fonda, Susan George, Adam Roarke, and ...more

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Ulee's Gold Jessica Biel, Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson Ulee's Gold is a 1997 film written and directed by Victor Nuñez, and starring Peter Fonda in the title role. Co-stars include Patricia Richardson, Christine Dunford, Tom Wood, Jessica ...more

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Race with the Devil Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit Race with the Devil is a 1975 occult thriller and action film starring Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit and Lara Parker. This was the second of three films Fonda and Oates would star in ...more

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3:10 to Yuma Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman 3:10 to Yuma is a 2007 western film directed by James Mangold and produced by Cathy Konrad, and stars Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in the lead roles, with supporting performances by Peter ...more

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Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson Ghost Rider is a 2007 American supernatural superhero film written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson. Based on the character of the same name which appeared in Marvel Comics, the character's ...more

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Wild Hogs John Travolta, Marisa Tomei, Martin Lawrence Wild Hogs is a 2007 biker comedy road film directed by Walt Becker and starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy. It was released nationwide in the United States and ...more

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The Wild Angels Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra The Wild Angels is a 1966 Roger Corman film, made on location in Southern California. The Wild Angels was made three years before Easy Rider and was the first film to associate actor Peter Fonda ...more

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The Cannonball Run Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds The Cannonball Run is a 1981 comedy film starring Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore, Dom DeLuise, Farrah Fawcett, and an all-star supporting cast. It was directed by Hal Needham, produced by Hong ...more

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Escape from L.A. Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier Escape from L.A. is a 1996 American science fiction action film co-written, co-scored, and directed by John Carpenter, co-written and produced by Debra Hill and Kurt Russell, with Russell also ...more

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The Hired Hand Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Severn Darden The Hired Hand is a 1971 American western film directed by Peter Fonda, with a screenplay by Alan Sharp. The film stars Fonda, Warren Oates, and Verna Bloom. The cinematography was by Vilmos ...more

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Open Season William Holden, Peter Fonda, Alberto de Mendoza Open Season is a film directed by Peter Collinson released on August 1974.

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Thomas and the Magic Railroad Alec Baldwin, Mara Wilson, Peter Fonda Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a 2000 British-American-Canadian adventure fantasy film based on the British TV series Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, The Railway Series by the Rev. W. ...more

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Spirits of the Dead Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Vincent Price Histoires extraordinaires, dubbed Spirits of the Dead for English and Tre Passi Nel Delirio for Italian, is an "omnibus" film comprising three segments. In the UK the film was released ...more

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Outlaw Blues Peter Fonda, Susan Saint James, Michael Lerner Outlaw Blues is a 1977 American drama film directed by Richard T. Heffron and starring Peter Fonda and Susan Saint James. Written by Bill L. Norton, the film is about an ex-convict and ...more

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The Last Movie Dennis Hopper, Kris Kristofferson, Peter Fonda The Last Movie is a 1971 drama film from Universal Pictures. It was written by Stewart Stern and directed by Dennis Hopper, who also played a horse wrangler named after the state of Kansas. It ...more

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The Limey Melissa George, Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda The Limey is a 1999 American crime film, directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Lem Dobbs. The film features Terence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán, Barry Newman, and Peter ...more

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The Trip Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda The Trip is a counterculture-era cult film released by American International Pictures, directed by Roger Corman, written by Jack Nicholson, and shot on location in and around Los Angeles, ...more

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Futureworld Peter Fonda, Yul Brynner, Blythe Danner Futureworld is a 1976 American science fiction thriller film directed by Richard T. Heffron and written by Mayo Simon and George Schenck. It is a sequel to the 1973 Michael Crichton film ...more

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Fighting Mad Peter Fonda, Scott Glenn, Noble Willingham Fighting Mad is a 1976 film directed by Jonathan Demme, about an Arkansas farmer played by Peter Fonda who uses Guerrilla tactics against corrupt land developers evicting him and his neighbors ...more

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Dance of the Dwarfs Peter Fonda, John Amos, Deborah Raffin Dance of the Dwarfs is a 1983 adventure film directed by Gus Trikonis, loosely based on the book by Geoffrey Household by the same name. It stars Peter Fonda, Deborah Raffin, and John Amos. ...more

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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Willem Dafoe, Julie Benz, Judd Nelson The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day is a 2009 American vigilante film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film serves as a sequel to the 1999 film The Boondock Saints. The film stars Sean ...more

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The Passion of Ayn Rand Helen Mirren, Peter Fonda, Julie Delpy The Passion of Ayn Rand is a 1999 film directed by Christopher Menaul. It is based on the book of the same title by Barbara Branden. The screenplay is written by Howard Korder and Mary ...more

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Love and a .45 Renée Zellweger, Peter Fonda, Rory Cochrane Love and a .45 is a 1994 Bonnie and Clyde-esque road movie starring Gil Bellows and Renée Zellweger. The film was originally released by Lions Gate Entertainment.

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Two People Peter Fonda, Lindsay Wagner, Estelle Parsons Two People is a 1973 American drama film produced and directed by Robert Wise. It stars Peter Fonda and Lindsay Wagner. The screenplay by Richard De Roy focuses on the brief relationship shared ...more

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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Winona Ryder, Jeremy Renner, Willa Holland The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things is a 2004 drama film co-written and directed by Asia Argento and starring Argento, Jimmy Bennett & Dylan and Cole Sprouse. It is based on JT LeRoy's ...more

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Grace of My Heart Matt Dillon, Bridget Fonda, Peter Fonda Grace of My Heart is a 1996 film written and directed by Allison Anders, set in the pop music world, starting in New York's Brill Building early 1960s era, weaving through the California Sound ...more

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The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll Lauren Holly, Aimee Teegarden, Peter Fonda The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll is a music-themed drama film starring Kevin Zegers and Jason Ritter and directed by Scott Rosenbaum. The screenplay was written by Scott Rosenbaum and Jasin ...more

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The Maldonado Miracle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
The Maldonado Miracle Peter Fonda, Mare Winningham, Rubén Blades The Maldonado Miracle is a 2003 family drama directed by Salma Hayek and written by Paul W. Cooper.

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American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James Peter Fonda, Jeffrey Combs, George Stults

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Deadfall Charlie Sheen, Nicolas Cage, James Coburn Deadfall is a 1993 comedy-drama film directed by Christopher Coppola. Coppola co-wrote the script with Nick Vallelonga. The film stars Michael Biehn, Nicolas Cage, Charlie Sheen, James Coburn, ...more

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High-Ballin' Peter Fonda, Michael Ironside, Jerry Reed High-Ballin is a Canadian film about truckers released in 1978, directed by Peter Carter. The US release was rated PG, with a runtime of 97 minutes.

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Lilith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
Lilith Gene Hackman, Warren Beatty, Peter Fonda Lilith is a film written and directed by Robert Rossen. It is based on a novel by J. R. Salamanca and stars Warren Beatty, Jean Seberg, Peter Fonda, Kim Hunter and Gene Hackman.

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A Reason to Live Peter Fonda, Ricky Schroder, Tracey Gold A Reason to Live is a 1985 television film directed by Peter Levin.

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Split Image James Woods, Peter Fonda, Brian Dennehy Split Image is a 1982 film directed by Ted Kotcheff.

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Journey to the Center of the Earth Peter Fonda, Victoria Pratt, Ricky Schroder Journey to the Center of the Earth is a 2008 television film shot on location in and around Vancouver in the summer of 2007. It is very loosely based on the novel of the same name by Jules ...more

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Killer Force is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
Killer Force O. J. Simpson, Christopher Lee, Peter Fonda Killer Force is a 1976 thriller film directed by Val Guest and starring Telly Savalas, Peter Fonda and Christopher Lee. It was a co-production between the Republic of Ireland, Switzerland and ...more

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The Tempest is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
The Tempest Katherine Heigl, Peter Fonda, John Glover An adaptation of Shakespeare's classic is set in the Mississippi bayous during the Civil War.

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Supernova Angela Bassett, James Spader, Robin Tunney Supernova is a 2000 science fiction horror film, from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was written by David C. Wilson, William Malone and Daniel Chuba and directed by Walter Hill, credited as ...more

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Back When We Were Grownups Faye Dunaway, Peter Fonda, Allison Scagliotti Back When We Were Grownups is a 2004 drama film directed by Ron Underwood.

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Wooly Boys Kris Kristofferson, Peter Fonda, Keith Carradine Wooly Boys is a 2001 American comedy drama film directed by Leszek Burzynski. It stars Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, and Joseph Mazzello about sheep ranchers in the Badlands of North Dakota.

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The Hostage Tower Peter Fonda, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. The Hostage Tower is a 1980 American spy and thriller telemovie starring Peter Fonda and Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and directed by Claudio Guzmán, well known for his work in sitcoms. It is ...more

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Enemy Tia Carrere, Peter Fonda, Mako Iwamatsu Enemy is a 1990 War, Action film written by Peter Fonda, Chosei Funahara, Anthony Gentile, John Gentile and George Rowe directed by George Rowe.

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The Rose Garden Peter Fonda, Liv Ullmann, Maximilian Schell The Rosegarden is a 1989 drama film directed by Fons Rademakers.

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A Thief of Time Peter Fonda, Graham Greene, Adam Beach A Thief of Time is a 2004 film directed by Chris Eyre.

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Painted Hero Peter Fonda, Walton Goggins, Dwight Yoakam Painted Hero is a 1997 drama and thriller film written by Terry Benedict and Stan Bertheaud and directed by Terry Benedict.

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Molly & Gina is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
Molly & Gina Elizabeth Berkley, Stella Stevens, Peter Fonda Molly & Gina is a 1994 movie directed by Paul Leder and written by Leder and his son, Reuben. It stars Frances Fisher, Natasha Gregson Wagner, and Peter Fonda. It is also the feature film ...more

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Spasms Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Al Waxman Spasms is a 1983 Canadian horror film directed by William Fruet.

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Second Skin Natasha Henstridge, Peter Fonda, Angus Macfadyen Second Skin is a 2000 thriller film directed by Darrell Roodt.

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Certain Fury Tatum O'Neal, Peter Fonda, Irene Cara Certain Fury is a 1985 American action/drama film directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring Tatum O'Neal and Irene Cara.