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The Best Salma Hayek Movies

Updated March 16, 2020 6.6k votes 1.7k voters 268.4k views53 items

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Here is a list of the best Salma Hayek movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Selma Hayek made her first appearance in an American film in Robert Rodriguez's 1995 film Desperado and the two have continued to collaborate every since. Salma Hayek's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Salma Hayek movies list is decided by how many votes each film receives, so only highly her most rated movies will be at the top. Salma Hayek has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what her greatest movie of all time is.... so if you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Salma Hayek films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Salma Hayek role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Salma Hayek performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list includes From Dusk till Dawn, Frida, and more and answers the questions, "What are the best Salma Hayek movies?" and "What are the greatest Salma Hayek roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Hayek's work with Robert Rodriguez, you might also enjoy our list of best Antonio Banderas movies and best Jessica Alba movies.

 

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  • 1
    Desperado is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Desperado

    Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Desperado is a 1995 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez.... more on Wikipedia
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    Frida is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Frida

    Salma Hayek, Edward Norton

    Released2002

    Directed byJulie Taymor

    Frida is a 2002 Miramax/Ventanarosa biopic which depicts the professional and private life of... more on Wikipedia

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    Four Rooms is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Four Rooms

    Madonna, Salma Hayek

    Released1995

    Directed byAlexandre Rockwell, Quentin Tarantino, Allison Anders, Robert Rodriguez

    Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology comedy film directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell,... more on Wikipedia

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    #327 of 366 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#25 of 27 The Best Movies with a Psychotic Main Character

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    Fools Rush In is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Fools Rush In

    Salma Hayek, Matthew Perry

    Released1997

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Fools Rush In is a 1997 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant. Matthew Perry and Salma... more on Wikipedia

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    Bandidas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Bandidas

    Salma Hayek, Penélope Cruz

    Released2006

    Directed byJoachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg

    Bandidas is a 2006 French/Mexican/American Western action comedy starring Salma Hayek and... more on Wikipedia

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    Lonely Hearts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Lonely Hearts

    Salma Hayek, John Travolta

    Released2006

    Directed byTodd Robinson

    Lonely Hearts is a 2006 American film directed and written by Todd Robinson. It is based on... more on Wikipedia

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    Grown Ups is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Grown Ups

    Salma Hayek, Adam Sandler

    Released2010

    Directed byDennis Dugan

    Grown Ups is a 2010 American buddy comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and written by Adam... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Ask the Dust is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Ask the Dust

    Salma Hayek, Colin Farrell

    Released2006

    Directed byRobert Towne

    Ask the Dust is a 2006 American film based on the book Ask the Dust by John Fante. The film... more on Wikipedia
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    Cirque du Freak: The Vampire&# is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Released2009

    Directed byPaul Weitz

    Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is a 2009 American film adaptation of the Vampire... more on Wikipedia

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    Once Upon a Time in Mexico is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Once Upon a Time in Mexico

    Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Once Upon a Time in Mexico is a 2003 American action film written, produced, edited,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Dogma is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Dogma

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released1999

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The existence of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Hotel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Hotel

    Salma Hayek, Lucy Liu

    Released2001

    Directed byMike Figgis

    Hotel is a 2001 experimental thriller film directed by Mike Figgis.
  • 13
    Living It Up is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Living It Up

    Salma Hayek, Elton John

    Released2000

    Directed byAntonio Cuadri

    Living It Up is a 2000 comedy film written by Carlos Asorey, Fernando León de Aranoa and...
  • 14
    Fled is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Fled

    Salma Hayek, Laurence Fishburne

    Released1996

    Directed byKevin Hooks

    Fled is a 1996 action film directed by Kevin Hooks. It stars Laurence Fishburne and Stephen... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Wild Wild West

    Salma Hayek, Will Smith

    Released1999

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action-comedy film directed by Barry... more on Wikipedia
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    Puss in Boots is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Puss in Boots

    Salma Hayek, Antonio Banderas

    Released2011

    Directed byChris Miller

    Puss in Boots is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy film produced by DreamWorks... more on Wikipedia

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    Chain of Fools is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Chain of Fools

    Salma Hayek, Elijah Wood

    Released2000

    Directed byPontus Löwenhielm, Patrick von Krusenstjerna

    Chain of Fools is a 2000 comedy film about a hapless barber named Kresk.
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    The Hunchback is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    The Hunchback

    Salma Hayek, Richard Harris

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter Medak

    The Hunchback is a 1997 television film based on Victor Hugo's iconic novel The Hunchback of... more on Wikipedia
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    In the Time of the Butterflies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    In the Time of the Butterflies

    Salma Hayek, Marc Anthony

    Released2001

    Directed byMariano Barroso

    In the Time of the Butterflies is a 2001 feature film, produced for the Showtime television... more on Wikipedia
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    From Dusk till Dawn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    From Dusk till Dawn

    Salma Hayek, George Clooney

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez, Sarah Kelly

    From Dusk till Dawn is a 1996 American horror-crime thriller film directed by Robert Rodriguez... more on Wikipedia

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    Death to Smoochy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Death to Smoochy

    Robin Williams, Edward Norton

    Released2002

    Directed byDanny DeVito

    This film is a 2002 American black comedy film directed by and starring Danny DeVito, and... more on Wikipedia

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    Timecode is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Timecode

    Salma Hayek, Holly Hunter

    Released2000

    Directed byMike Figgis

    Timecode is a 2000 American experimental film written and directed by Mike Figgis and... more on Wikipedia
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    As Luck Would Have It is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    As Luck Would Have It

    Salma Hayek, Carolina Bang

    Released2011

    Directed byÁlex de la Iglesia

    As Luck Would Have It is a 2011 Spanish drama film directed by Álex de la Iglesia. It stars... more on Wikipedia
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    Mi Vida Loca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Mi Vida Loca

    Salma Hayek, Jacob Vargas

    Released1993

    Directed byAllison Anders

    Mi Vida Loca is a 1994 American drama film directed and written by Allison Anders. It centers... more on Wikipedia
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    The Pirates! In an Adventure w is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Salma Hayek Movies
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    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Lord, Jeff Newitt

    Pirates! is a 2012 animation, adventure and family film written by Gideon Defoe and directed... more on Wikipedia
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