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

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

Items on this list include Paradise Alley and Cold Feet.

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

Tom Waits is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Robert Altman, Tony Scott and Francis Ford Coppola. Is Tom Waits your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Johnny Cash and David Bowie films lists too.

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Down by Law Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin, Roberto Benigni

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Short Cuts Robert Downey Jr., Julianne Moore, Tim Robbins

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Coffee and Cigarettes Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi

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The Fisher King Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Tom Waits

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell

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Bram Stoker's Dracula Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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Seven Psychopaths Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko, Christopher Walken

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Rumble Fish Nicolas Cage, Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane

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Wristcutters: A Love Story Tom Waits, Leslie Bibb, Will Arnett

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Mystery Train Steve Buscemi, Tom Waits, Joe Strummer

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Ironweed Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Waits

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The Outsiders Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane

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The Book of Eli Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

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The Cotton Club Nicolas Cage, Diane Lane, Richard Gere

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At Play in the Fields of the Lord Kathy Bates, John Lithgow, Daryl Hannah

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Mystery Men Ben Stiller, Tom Waits, Hank Azaria

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Until the End of the World Tom Waits, William Hurt, Sam Neill

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The Two Jakes Jack Nicholson, Tom Waits, Madeleine Stowe

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Paradise Alley Sylvester Stallone, Tom Waits, Terry Funk

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Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere in California Iggy Pop, Tom Waits

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Big Time

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Candy Mountain Tom Waits, Jim Jarmusch, Kevin J. O'Connor

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The Monster of Nix Tom Waits, Terry Gilliam, Olivia Merilahti

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Cold Feet Jeff Bridges, Tom Waits, Bill Pullman

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Queens Logic Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Bacon, John Malkovich

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The Tiger and the Snow Tom Waits, Jean Reno, Roberto Benigni

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Tom Waits: One Star Shining

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Norah Jones and the Handsome Band: Live in 2004

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Tom Waits for No One Tom Waits, Donna Marie Gordon