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The Best Steven Seagal Movies 

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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.

Steven Seagal has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like David Caruso and John Travolta in terms of fame and success.

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Hard to Kill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Kelly LeBrock, William Sadler

Released: 1990

Directed by: Bruce Malmuth

This film is a 1990 American action film directed by Bruce Malmuth, and starring Steven Seagal. Steven Seagal plays Detective Mason Storm, after being shot during a fire-fight that took his wife ...more

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Above the Law is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Sharon Stone, Steven Seagal, Pam Grier

Released: 1988

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Above the Law is a 1988 American action film written, produced and directed by Andrew Davis, and also produced by and starring Steven Seagal in his film debut. The film co-stars Pam Grier, ...more

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Under Siege is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Busey

Released: 1992

Directed by: Andrew Davis

Under Siege is a 1992 American action film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Steven Seagal as a former Navy SEAL who must stop a group of mercenaries, led by Tommy Lee Jones and Gary Busey, ...more

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Out for Justice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Julianna Margulies, Gina Gershon

Released: 1991

Directed by: John Flynn

Out for Justice is a 1991 American thriller directed by John Flynn, and produced by and starring Steven Seagal. The film is about a veteran police detective who vows to take down the crazy, ...more

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Marked for Death is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Danielle Harris, Keith David

Released: 1990

Directed by: Dwight H. Little

This film is a 1990 action film directed by Dwight H. Little. It stars Steven Seagal as John Hatcher, a former DEA troubleshooter. Upon moving back to his home town, Hatcher finds it taken over ...more

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Under Siege 2: Dark Terr... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut

Released: 1995

Directed by: Geoff Murphy

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is a 1995 American action film set on board a train traveling through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Los Angeles. Directed by Geoff Murphy, it stars Steven ...more

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Fire Down Below is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helgenberger

Released: 1997

Directed by: Félix Enríquez Alcalá

Fire Down Below is a 1997 American action film directed by Félix Enríquez Alcalá in his directorial debut, and starring Steven Seagal. The film also includes cameos by ...more
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On Deadly Ground is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Billy Bob Thornton

Released: 1994

Directed by: Steven Seagal

This film is a 1994 environmental action-adventure film, co-produced, directed by and starring Steven Seagal, and co-starring an all-star cast that includes Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. ...more
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The Glimmer Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Alexa Vega, Brian Cox

Released: 1996

Directed by: John Gray

The Glimmer Man is a 1996 American action film directed by John Gray, and produced by Steven Seagal, who also starred in the film. The film also co-stars Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton and ...more

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Exit Wounds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Eva Mendes, Steven Seagal, DMX

Released: 2001

Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Exit Wounds is a 2001 American action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, and starring Steven Seagal and DMX. The film is based on the book of the same name by John Westermann. The book takes ...more
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Half Past Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Ja Rule, Nia Peeples

Released: 2002

Directed by: Don Michael Paul

Half Past Dead is a 2002 American action film written and directed by Don Michael Paul in his directorial debut, and produced by Steven Seagal, who also starred in the lead role. The film ...more
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Belly of the Beast is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Sara Malakul Lane, Byron Mann

Released: 2003

Directed by: Ching Siu-tung

Belly of the Beast is a 2003 American action film directed by Hong Kong film director Ching Siu Ting in his American directorial debut, and also produced by and starring Steven Seagal. The film ...more

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Driven to Kill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Crystal Lowe, Laura Mennell

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jeff King

Driven to Kill is a 2009 American action film directed by Jeff F. King, starring Steven Seagal, Mike Dopud, Igor Jijikine and Robert Wisden. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United ...more
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Executive Decision is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, Kurt Russell

Released: 1996

Directed by: Stuart Baird

Executive Decision is a 1996 American action film directed by Stuart Baird in his directorial debut. The film stars Kurt Russell, Steven Seagal, Halle Berry, Oliver Platt and John Leguizamo. The ...more

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Out for a Kill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Kevin Dunn, Kata Dobó

Released: 2003

Directed by: Michael Oblowitz

Out for a Kill is a 2003 straight-to-video action film directed by Michael Oblowitz. It stars Steven Seagal.
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Urban Justice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Danny Trejo, Eddie Griffin

Released: 2007

Directed by: Don E. FauntLeRoy

Urban Justice is a 2007 American action film directed and cinematographed by Don E. Fauntleroy, and also produced by Steven Seagal, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Eddie ...more
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Into the Sun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Eddie George, Chiaki Kuriyama

Released: 2005

Directed by: Christopher Morrison

Into the Sun is a 2005 action film modeled after the American yakuza films The Yakuza and Black Rain. It stars martial artist/actor Steven Seagal. Originally conceived as a remake of Sydney ...more
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Machete is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Robert De Niro

Released: 2010

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis

Machete is a 2010 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis. This film is an expansion of a fake trailer that was included in Rodriguez's and ...more

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The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Camilla Belle, Donal Logue

Released: 1998

Directed by: Dean Semler

The Patriot is a 1998 action film loosely based on the novel The Last Canadian by William C. Heine. The film stars Steven Seagal and is directed by Dean Semler. The plot involves an American ...more
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A Dangerous Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Byron Mann, Mike Dopud

Released: 2009

Directed by: Keoni Waxman

A Dangerous Man is a 2009 American direct-to-DVD action film directed by Keoni Waxman. It stars Steven Seagal as a man released from prison after spending six years locked up for a crime he did ...more
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The Keeper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Jessica Williams, Arron Shiver

Released: 2009

Directed by: Keoni Waxman

The Keeper is a 2009 action film starring Steven Seagal and directed by Keoni Waxman. It is the first collaboration between Seagal and director Waxman; the two have subsequently made four more ...more
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Born to Raise Hell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Darren Shahlavi, Claudiu Bleonț

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lauro Chartrand

Born to Raise Hell is a 2010 American action film directed by Lauro Chartrand, and also written and produced by Steven Seagal, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Dan Bădărău and ...more
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The Foreigner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Kate Fischer, Anna-Louise Plowman

Released: 2003

Directed by: Michael Oblowitz

The Foreigner is a 2003 film starring Steven Seagal. The film was shot entirely in Warsaw, Poland, and was the first of a long string of direct-to-video films released starring Seagal from 2003 ...more
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Today You Die is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Chloë Grace Moretz, Robert Miano

Released: 2005

Directed by: Don E. FauntLeRoy

Today You Die is a 2005 American action film directed and cinematographed by Don E. Fauntleroy, and produced by Steven Seagal, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Treach, ...more
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Mercenary for Justice is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Steven Seagal Movies
Steven Seagal, Luke Goss, Roger Guenveur Smith

Released: 2006

Directed by: Don E. FauntLeRoy

Mercenary for Justice is an action film starring Steven Seagal, and also starring Luke Goss and Roger Guenveur Smith. It was released direct-to-video on April 18, 2006. Principal photography was ...more