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The Best Ron Perlman Movies 

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

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Ron Perlman, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Pinon

Released: 1995

Directed by: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet

The City of Lost Children is a 1995 French-German-Spanish science fantasy drama film directed by Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet and starring Ron Perlman, who does not speak French, and ...more

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John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Hellboy is a 2004 American supernatural superhero film, starring Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film is loosely based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Hellboy: Seed of ...more

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Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss, Ron Perlman

Released: 2016

Directed by: Philippe Falardeau

Chuck (a.k.a. The Bleeder) is a 2016 American biography film directed by Philippe Falardeau. In 1975, heavyweight box, Chuck Wepner (Liev Schreiber) challenges Muhammad Ali (Pooch Hall) for a ...more
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Ron Perlman, Famke Janssen, Peter Facinelli

Released: 2018

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Asher is a 2018 drama film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. An aging hitman (Ron Perlman) is forced to redeem himself after his last job goes sideways.
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Ron Perlman, Guillermo del Toro, Claudio Brook

Released: 1993

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Cronos is a 1993 Mexican vampire horror film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring veteran Argentinean actor Federico Luppi and American actor Ron Perlman. Cronos is del Toro's ...more

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Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

The Name of the Rose is a 1986 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, based on the book of the same name by Umberto Eco. Sean Connery is the Franciscan friar William of Baskerville and Christian ...more

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Ron Perlman, Rae Dawn Chong, Adrian Street

Released: 1981

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Quest for Fire is a 1981 film adaptation of the 1911 Belgian novel by J.-H. Rosny. Directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and adapted by Gérard Brach, the film stars Everett McGill, Ron Perlman, ...more
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John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel

Released: 2008

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a 2008 American supernatural superhero film based on the fictional character Hellboy created by Mike Mignola. The movie was written and directed by Guillermo del ...more

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Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Alien: Resurrection is a 1997 American science fiction action horror film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and written by Joss Whedon. It is the fourth installment in the Alien film series, and ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brett Ratner, Dominic Sena

Season of the Witch is a 2011 American fantasy adventure horror film starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Dominic Sena with extensive uncredited reshoots by Brett Ratner. Cage stars with Ron ...more

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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ron Perlman Movies
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Pacific Rim is a 2013 action sci-fi film directed by Guillermo del Toro.

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Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film's title is taken from William Craig's 1973 nonfiction book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad, which ...more

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#27 of 379 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #15 of 304 The Best Military Movies Ever Made

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Ron Perlman, Charles Durning, Annabeth Gish

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mick Garris

Stephen King's Desperation is a 2006 television movie that Stephen King adapted from his novel of the same name. The film was directed by frequent King collaborator Mick Garris and stars Ron ...more
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Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Ron Perlman

Released: 2002

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more

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Mandy Moore, Ron Perlman, Zachary Levi

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard

Tangled is a 2010 American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale ...more

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John Malkovich, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki

Released: 2008

Directed by: Simon Hunter

Mutant Chronicles is a 2008 independent science fiction horror film, loosely based on the role-playing game of the same name. The film was directed by Simon Hunter, and stars Thomas Jane and Ron ...more
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Drive is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ron Perlman Movies
Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

Released: 2011

Directed by: Nicolas Winding

Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the ...more

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Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Ron Perlman

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley

The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1996 American science fiction horror film, the third major film adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, about a scientist who attempts to ...more

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Connie Britton, Ron Perlman, Kevin Corrigan

Released: 2007

Directed by: Larry Fessenden

The Last Winter is a 2006 thriller film, directed by Larry Fessenden. The Last Winter premiered in The Contemporary World Cinema Programme at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival on ...more
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John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

Released: 2007

Directed by: Tad Stones, Victor Cook

Hellboy: Blood and Iron is the second in the Hellboy Animated series, written by Tad Stones and Mike Mignola. It first aired on March 17, 2007 on Cartoon Network, and aired again on July 19, ...more

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Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hartnett

Released: 2010

Directed by: Guy Moshe

Bunraku is a 2010 martial-arts action film written and directed by Guy Moshe based on a story by Boaz Davidson. The film stars Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ron Perlman, Kevin ...more
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Selma Blair, Ron Perlman, Doug Jones

Released: 2006

Directed by: Phil Weinstein, Tad Stones

Hellboy: Sword of Storms is the first of the Hellboy Animated series based on Mike Mignola's popular comic book series Hellboy and the live-action film of the same name. It was released in 2006. ...more
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Anjelica Huston, Ron Perlman, Max von Sydow

Released: 1984

Directed by: Stewart Raffill

The Ice Pirates is a 1984 comic science fiction film directed by Stewart Raffill, who co-wrote the screenplay with Krull writer Stanford Sherman. The film stars Robert Urich, Mary Crosby and ...more

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William H. Macy, Ron Perlman, Ally Walker

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mark Illsley

Happy, Texas is a comedy film released in 1999 directed by Mark Illsley, and starring Steve Zahn, Jeremy Northam and William H. Macy.
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Jason Statham, Burt Reynolds, Claire Forlani

Released: 2006

Directed by: Uwe Boll

In the Name of the King is a 2007 fantasy adventure film directed by Uwe Boll, inspired by the Dungeon Siege video game series. The English spoken film was an international co-production, filmed ...more