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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.

If you think the best Rutger Hauer role isn't at the top, then upvote it 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 Fatherland and Turkish Delight 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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Breed Apart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rutger Hauer Movies
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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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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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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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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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rutger Hauer Movies
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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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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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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Rutger Hauer, Manuela Martelli, Nicolas Vaporidis The Future is a 2013 drama film written and directed by Alicia Scherson.

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rutger Hauer Movies
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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Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Confessions of a Dangerous Mind is a 2002 biographical spy comedy film depicting the life of popular game show host and producer Chuck Barris, who claimed to have also been an agent for the ...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

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Richard Dreyfuss, Rutger Hauer, Michael Shanks Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon is a 1997 movie. The screenplay by Graham Ludlow is based on the classic Jack London novel The Call of the Wild, published in 1903. Narrated by Richard ...more

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Jack Black, Rutger Hauer, Josh Charles Crossworlds is a 1996 science fiction film starring Rutger Hauer, Josh Charles, Andrea Roth, Stuart Wilson and Jack Black, and directed by Krishna Rao. Special effects are by Digital Drama. The ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Gene Hackman, Joe Pesci Eureka is a 1983 film, directed by Nicolas Roeg. It is the story of a Klondike prospector, Jack McCann who strikes it rich, yet ends up fearing that his daughter Tracy and his son-in-law are ...more

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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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Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Shannon Whirry Omega Doom is a 1996 American science-fiction action film directed by Albert Pyun and starring Rutger Hauer. The story, set in a dystopian future, concerns a robot warrior who, during a nuclear ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Rutger Hauer The Rite is a 2011 American supernatural thriller film directed by Mikael Håfström and written by Michael Petroni. It is loosely based on Matt Baglio's book The Rite: The Making of a ...more

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Rutger Hauer, Kristin Lehman, Jackie Burroughs Bleeders is a 1997 Canadian horror film directed by Peter Svatek, based upon H. P. Lovecraft's story The Lurking Fear. It first premiered at the Fantastisk Film Festival Lund in Sweden on ...more

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De Heineken ontvoering Rutger Hauer, Porgy Franssen, Marcel Hensema De Heineken ontvoering is a 2011 crime history thriller film written by Maarten Treurniet and Kees van Beijnum, and directed by Maarten Treurniet.

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Rutger Hauer, Monique van de Ven Katie Tippel is a 1975 film by Paul Verhoeven. The film is based on the memoirs of Neel Doff and was the most expensive Dutch film produced up to that time. The film was a box office success ...more

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Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Renée Soutendijk Spetters is a Dutch film released in 1980, directed by Paul Verhoeven. Spetters led to protests about the manner in which Verhoeven portrayed gays, Christians, the police, and the press. ...more

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Ann-Margret, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Ed O'Neill The 10th Kingdom is an American fairytale fantasy miniseries written by Simon Moore and produced by Britain's Carnival Films, Germany's Babelsberg Film und Fernsehen, and the USA's Hallmark ...more

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Martin Sheen, Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer Hostile Waters is a British 1997 television film about the loss of the Soviet Navy's K-219, a Yankee I class nuclear ballistic missile sub. The film stars Rutger Hauer as the commander of K-219 ...more

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Rutger Hauer, Daniel Kash, Blu Mankuma Bone Daddy is a 1998 film directed by Mario Azzopardi.

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Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson, Charles S. Dutton A Low Down Dirty Shame is a 1994 action-comedy film, written, directed by, and starring Keenen Ivory Wayans. The film also stars Charles S. Dutton, Jada Pinkett, and Salli Richardson.

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Rutger Hauer, Dylan Walsh, Kevin Cooney Arctic Blue is a 1993 action-adventure-thriller.

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Alyssa Milano, Milo Ventimiglia, Rutger Hauer Pathology is a 2008 medical thriller directed by Marc Schölermann and written by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The cast was announced on April 4, 2007 and filming started in May 2007. ...more

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Michael Caine, Sidney Poitier, Rutger Hauer The Wilby Conspiracy is a 1975 thriller film directed by Ralph Nelson and filmed in Kenya. It was written by Rodney Amateau, based on the 1972 novel by Peter Driscoll. It had a limited release ...more

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Roy Scheider, Rutger Hauer, Diane Neal Dracula III: Legacy is a 2005 horror film and the sequel to Dracula 2000 and Dracula II: Ascension. The film was directed by Patrick Lussier and stars Jason Scott Lee, Jason London, Roy ...more

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Virginia Madsen, Rutger Hauer, Shannon Whirry

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Andrés Iniesta, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo Goal II: Living the Dream is the second part of the football film trilogy Goal! and it was released on 9 February 2007 in the United Kingdom and 29 August 2008 in the United States.

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Brande Roderick, Roy Scheider, Diane Neal Dracula II: Ascension is a 2003 American-Romanian horror film, directed by Patrick Lussier. It stars Jason Scott Lee, Stephen Billington and Diane Neal. Filmed entirely in Romania by Castel Film ...more

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Charlotte Rampling, Rutger Hauer, Michael York The Mill and the Cross is a 2011 drama film directed by Lech Majewski and starring Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling and Michael York. It is inspired by Pieter Bruegel the Elder's 1564 painting ...more

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Inside The Third Reich Randy Quaid, Ian Holm, John Gielgud Inside The Third Reich is a 1982 film directed by Marvin J. Chomsky.

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The Letters Max von Sydow, Rutger Hauer, Juliet Stevenson The Letters is a 2013 drama film written and directed by William Riead.