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The Best Steven Seagal Movies

Updated March 22, 2021 17.7k votes 3.9k voters 261.6k views48 items

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Here is a list of the best Steven Seagal movies, ranked best to worst by thousands of fans' votes. With starring roles in films like Hard to Kill and Above the Law, Steven Seagal is undoubtedly one of the greatest action stars of all time. The order of this Steven Seagal movies list is decided by how many votes each title receives, so only hist most highly rated movies will be at the top. If you think the best Steven Seagal role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

This list below has a variety of films in it, from Under Siege to Out for Justice and answers the questions, "What are the best Steven Seagal movies?" and "What are the greatest Steven Seagal roles of all time?"

And if you're a fan of Steven Seagal's martial arts skills, you might also like our list of the best Jean-Claude Van Damme movies or best Jackie Chan movies.

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    Out for Justice

    Steven Seagal, Julianna Margulies

    Character: Det. Gino Felino

    Out for Justice is a 1991 American thriller directed by John Flynn, and produced by and...  more

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    Above the Law

    Sharon Stone, Steven Seagal

    Character: Nico Toscani

    Above the Law is a 1988 American action film written, produced and directed by Andrew Davis,...  more

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    Under Siege

    Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones

    Character: Casey Ryback

    Under Siege is a 1992 American action film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Steven Seagal...  more

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    Marked for Death

    Steven Seagal, Danielle Harris

    Character: John Hatcher

    This film is a 1990 action film directed by Dwight H. Little. It stars Steven Seagal as John...  more

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    Hard to Kill

    Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock

    Character: Mason Storm

    This film is a 1990 American action film directed by Bruce Malmuth, and starring Steven...  more

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    Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

    Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal

    Character: Casey Ryback

    Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is a 1995 American action film set on board a train traveling...  more

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    Fire Down Below

    Steven Seagal, Kris Kristofferson

    Character: Jack Taggart

    Fire Down Below is a 1997 American action film directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá in his...  more
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    Exit Wounds

    Eva Mendes, Steven Seagal

    Character: Orin Boyd

    Exit Wounds is a 2001 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and starring Steven...  more

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    The Glimmer Man

    Steven Seagal, Alexa Vega

    Character: Lt. Jack Cole

    The Glimmer Man is a 1996 American action film directed by John Gray, and produced by Steven...  more
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    On Deadly Ground

    Steven Seagal, Michael Caine

    Character: Forrest Taft

    This film is a 1994 environmental action-adventure film, co-produced, directed by and starring...  more
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    Half Past Dead

    Steven Seagal, Ja Rule

    Character: Sasha Petrosevitch

    Half Past Dead is a 2002 American action film written and directed by Don Michael Paul in his...  more
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    Executive Decision

    Halle Berry, Steven Seagal

    Character: Lt. Colonel Austin Travis

    Executive Decision is a 1996 American action film directed by Stuart Baird in his directorial...  more

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    Driven to Kill

    Steven Seagal, Crystal Lowe

    Character: Ruslan Drachev

    Driven to Kill is a 2009 American action film directed by Jeff F. King, starring Steven...  more
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    Into the Sun

    Steven Seagal, Eddie George

    Character: Travis Hunter

    Into the Sun is a 2005 action film modeled after the American yakuza films The Yakuza and...  more
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    Belly of the Beast

    Steven Seagal, Sara Malakul Lane

    Character: Jack Hopper

    Belly of the Beast is a 2003 American action film directed by Hong Kong film director Ching...  more

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    Urban Justice

    Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo

    Character: Simon Ballister

    Urban Justice is a 2007 American action film directed and cinematographed by Don E....  more
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    Out for a Kill

    Steven Seagal, Kevin Dunn

    Character: Prof. Robert Burns

    Out for a Kill is a 2003 straight-to-video action film directed by Michael Oblowitz. It stars...  more
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    The Patriot

    Steven Seagal, Camilla Belle

    Character: Dr. Wesley McClaren

    The Patriot is a 1998 action film loosely based on the novel The Last Canadian by William C....  more
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    A Dangerous Man

    Steven Seagal, Byron Mann

    Character: Shane Daniels

    A Dangerous Man is a 2009 American direct-to-DVD action film directed by Keoni Waxman. It...  more
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    The Foreigner

    Steven Seagal, Kate Fischer

    Character: Jonathan Cold

    The Foreigner is a 2003 film starring Steven Seagal. The film was shot entirely in Warsaw,...  more
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    Machete

    Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan

    Character: Rogelio Torrez

    Machete is a 2010 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and...  more

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    The Keeper

    Steven Seagal, Jessica Williams

    Character: Roland Sallinger

    The Keeper is a 2009 action film starring Steven Seagal and directed by Keoni Waxman. It is...  more
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    Today You Die

    Steven Seagal, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Character: Harlan Banks

    Today You Die is a 2005 American action film directed and cinematographed by Don E....  more
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    Mercenary for Justice

    Steven Seagal, Luke Goss

    Character: John Seeger

    Mercenary for Justice is an action film starring Steven Seagal, and also starring Luke Goss...  more
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    Out of Reach

    Steven Seagal, Nick Brimble

    Character: William Lansing

    Out of Reach is a 2004 American action film directed by Po-Chih Leong, written by Trevor...  more