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The Best Peter Fonda Movies 

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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.

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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Jack Nicholson, Dennis Hopper, Bridget Fonda

Released: 2012

Directed by: Dennis Hopper, Dustin Rikert

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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Peter Fonda, Vic Morrow, Susan George

Released: 1974

Directed by: John Hough

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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Jessica Biel, Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson

Released: 1997

Directed by: Victor Nuñez

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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Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jack Starrett

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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Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

Released: 2007

Directed by: James Mangold

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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John Travolta, Marisa Tomei, Martin Lawrence

Released: 2007

Directed by: Walt Becker

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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Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson

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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Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda, Nancy Sinatra

Released: 1966

Directed by: Roger Corman

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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Farrah Fawcett, Terry Bradshaw, Burt Reynolds

Released: 1981

Directed by: Hal Needham

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Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Pam Grier

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Carpenter

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Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Severn Darden

Released: 1971

Directed by: Peter Fonda

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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Melissa George, Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda

Released: 1999

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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

Released: 1976

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

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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Jane Fonda, Brigitte Bardot, Vincent Price

Released: 1968

Directed by: Louis Malle, Federico Fellini, Roger Vadim

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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William Holden, Peter Fonda, Alberto de Mendoza

Released: 1974

Directed by: Peter Collinson

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Futureworld is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Peter Fonda Movies
Peter Fonda, Yul Brynner, Blythe Danner

Released: 1976

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

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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Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda

Released: 1967

Directed by: Roger Corman

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Dennis Hopper, Kris Kristofferson, Peter Fonda

Released: 1971

Directed by: Dennis Hopper

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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Helen Mirren, Peter Fonda, Julie Delpy

Released: 1999

Directed by: Christopher Menaul

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Willem Dafoe, Julie Benz, Judd Nelson

Released: 2009

Directed by: Troy Duffy

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Peter Fonda, Susan Saint James, Michael Lerner

Released: 1977

Directed by: Richard T. Heffron

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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Alec Baldwin, Mara Wilson, Peter Fonda

Released: 2000

Directed by: Britt Allcroft

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Peter Fonda, Lindsay Wagner, Estelle Parsons

Released: 1973

Directed by: Robert Wise

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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Peter Fonda, John Amos, Deborah Raffin

Released: 1983

Directed by: Gus Trikonis

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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Matt Dillon, Bridget Fonda, Peter Fonda

Released: 1996

Directed by: Allison Anders

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