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The Best Rutger Hauer Movies of All Time, Ranked  

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

He was born Rutger Oelsen Hauer in Breukelen, Netherlands, on January 23, 1944 and died on July 19, 2019. He was 75 years old when he passed. Probably best known for his role as Roy Batty in Blade Runner alongside Harrison Ford. He was a celebrated Dutch actor who appeared in several American films. If you think the best Rutger Hauer role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Rutger Hauer performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

These films, like Split Second, The Hitcher, and Ladyhawke, include images when available.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Rutger Hauer movies?" and "What are the greatest Rutger Hauer roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Rutger Hauer include names like Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino and Ridley Scott. If you're a fan of Rutger Hauer, then check out our lists of the best Ernest Borgnine and Rod Steiger movies as well.

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Blade Runner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rutger Hauer Movies of All Time, Ranked
Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Sean Young
Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir dystopian science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, ...more
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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell
The Hitcher is a 1986 action horror film directed by Robert Harmon and written by Eric Red. The film stars Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jeffrey DeMunn.
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Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Broderick, Alfred Molina
Ladyhawke is a 1985 fantasy film directed by Richard Donner, starring Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer.
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Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Randall "Tex" Cobb
Blind Fury is a 1989 American samurai/action film written by Charles Robert Carner and directed by Phillip Noyce. It is a loosely based, modernized version of Zatoichi Challenged, the 17th film ...more
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Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Rutger Hauer
Nighthawks is a 1981 American thriller film directed by Bruce Malmuth and starring Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, Persis Khambatta and Nigel Davenport. The ...more
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Escape from Sobibor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rutger Hauer Movies of All Time, Ranked
Alan Arkin, Rutger Hauer, Joanna Pacuła
Escape from Sobibor is a 1987 British made-for-TV film which aired on CBS. It is the story of the mass escape from the extermination camp at Sobibor, the most successful uprising by Jewish ...more
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Gene Simmons, Rutger Hauer, Robert Guillaume
Wanted: Dead or Alive is a 1987 film directed by Gary Sherman and starring Rutger Hauer as Nick Randall, the descendant of the character Josh Randall, played by Steve McQueen in the 1958 ...more
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Rutger Hauer, Edward Fox, Jeroen Krabbé
Soldier of Orange is a 1977 Dutch film directed by Paul Verhoeven and produced by Rob Houwer, starring Rutger Hauer and Jeroen Krabbé. The film is set around the German occupation of the ...more
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Ice-T, Gary Busey, Rutger Hauer
Surviving the Game is a 1994 action thriller film directed by Ernest R. Dickerson, starring Ice-T, Rutger Hauer, and Gary Busey. It is loosely based on the short story "The Most Dangerous ...more
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Split Second is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rutger Hauer Movies of All Time, Ranked
Kim Cattrall, Rutger Hauer, Pete Postlethwaite
Split Second is a 1992 British science fiction film starring Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, and Neil Duncan. The film is directed by Tony Maylam and Ian Sharp.
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A Breed Apart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rutger Hauer Movies of All Time, Ranked
A Breed Apart Kathleen Turner, Rutger Hauer, Donald Pleasence
A Breed Apart is a 1984 American drama film directed by Philippe Mora. It stars Kathleen Turner, Rutger Hauer and Powers Boothe. The screenplay by Paul Wheeler concerns the need to protect ...more
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Mimi Rogers, Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen
Wedlock is a 1991 American science fiction-action television film from HBO Films, directed by Lewis Teague and starring Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen and James Remar. It received an Emmy ...more
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John Hurt, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster
The Osterman Weekend is a 1983 suspense thriller film directed by Sam Peckinpah, based on the novel of the same name by Robert Ludlum. The film stars Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Burt Lancaster, ...more
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Turkish Delight is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rutger Hauer Movies of All Time, Ranked
Rutger Hauer, Monique van de Ven, Dolf de Vries
Turkish Delight is a 1973 Dutch film directed by Paul Verhoeven and filmed by Jan de Bont. The film is a love story of an artist and a young woman, starring Rutger Hauer and Monique van de Ven. ...more
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Vincent D'Onofrio, Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen
The Blood of Heroes is a 1989 post-apocalyptic Australian and American film directed by David Webb Peoples and starring Rutger Hauer and Joan Chen. The film is also known by the names The Salute ...more
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Lena Headey, Helena Bonham Carter, James Earl Jones
Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a ...more
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Mariska Hargitay, Rebecca De Mornay, Rutger Hauer
Blind Side is an HBO thriller made for television movie filmed in 1992, starring Rutger Hauer, Rebecca De Mornay, and Ron Silver, directed by Geoff Murphy and executive produced by Jeffrey ...more
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Rutger Hauer, Gregory Smith, Nick Bateman
Hobo with a Shotgun is a 2011 Canadian exploitation action film directed by Jason Eisener and written by John Davies, starring Rutger Hauer. It is based on the winning trailer of the same name ...more
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Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Michael Kitchen
Fatherland is a 1994 drama, fantasy, romance and thriller film written by Stanley Weiser, Ron Hutchinson and directed by Christopher Menaul.
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Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell
Salem's Lot is a 2004 American 2 part tv mini-series which first aired on TNT from June 20–21, 2004. It is the second television adaptation of Stephen King's 1975 vampire novel of the same name. ...more
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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rutger Hauer Movies of All Time, Ranked
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more
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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rutger Hauer Movies of All Time, Ranked
Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke
Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. Much ...more
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Steve Guttenberg, Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell
The Poseidon Adventure is a 2005 action and adventure made-for-TV film based on Paul Gallico's novel of the same name. It is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name.
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Rutger Hauer, Anthony Quayle, Dominique Pinon
La leggenda del santo bevitore is a 1988 Italian film directed by Ermanno Olmi. It tells the story of a drunken homeless man in Paris who is lent 200 francs by a stranger as long as he promises ...more
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Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland
Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a 1992 American action/comedy horror film about a Valley girl cheerleader named Buffy who learns that it is her fate to hunt vampires. The film starred Kristy ...more