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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of films like The Great Alaskan Race, Sweet Lies, and The Substitute 3: Winner Takes All.

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

Steven Spielberg and Stephen Sommers have both worked with Treat Williams over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors.

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Hair is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Beverly DAngelo, Nell Carter, Charlotte Rae

Released: 1979

Directed by: Miloš Forman

Hair is a 1979 musical comedy-drama and film adaptation of the 1968 Broadway musical of the same name about a Vietnam draftee who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to ...more

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Once Upon a Time in Amer... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

Released: 1984

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic drama film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto youths ...more

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1941 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Mickey Rourke, Christopher Lee, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1979

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

1941 is a 1979 period comedy film directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and featuring an ensemble cast including Dan Aykroyd, Ned Beatty, John Belushi, John ...more

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The Substitute 2: School... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Guru, B. D. Wong, Michael Michele

Released: 1998

Directed by: Steven Pearl

The Substitute 2: School's Out is a 1998 straight-to-DVD action-crime-thriller film directed by Steven Pearl and starring Treat Williams as Carl Thomasson, a mercenary who masquerades as a ...more
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The Devil's Own is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Julia Stiles

Released: 1997

Directed by: Alan J. Pakula

The Devil's Own is a 1997 American action thriller film starring Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Rubén Blades, Natascha McElhone, Julia Stiles and Treat Williams. It was the final film directed ...more
6
Mulholland Falls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte, John Malkovich

Released: 1996

Directed by: Lee Tamahori

Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and written by Pete Dexter. It stars Nick Nolte, Jennifer Connelly, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris ...more

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Deep Rising is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Famke Janssen, Djimon Hounsou, Jason Flemyng

Released: 1998

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Deep Rising is a 1998 American action horror film directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Treat Williams, Famke Janssen and Anthony Heald. It was distributed by Hollywood Pictures and Cinergi ...more
8
Things to Do in Denver W... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1995

Directed by: Gary Fleder

This film is a 1995 American neo-noir film directed by Gary Fleder from a screenplay written by Scott Rosenberg. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Andy García, Christopher ...more

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127 Hours is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
James Franco, Kate Mara, Lizzy Caplan

Released: 2010

Directed by: Danny Boyle

127 Hours is a 2010 British-American biographical survival drama film directed, co-written and produced by Danny Boyle. The film stars James Franco as real-life canyoneer Aron Ralston, who ...more

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The Substitute 4: Failur... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Angie Everhart, Bill Nunn, Treat Williams

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Radler

The Substitute 4: Failure Is Not An Option is a 2001 action film. Starring Treat Williams once again as Karl Thomasson who is now an undercover policeman that must infiltrate a military school's ...more
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Prince of the City is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Jerry Orbach, Bob Balaban, Lance Henriksen

Released: 1981

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Prince of the City is an American crime drama film about an NYPD officer who chooses to expose police corruption for idealistic reasons. The character of Daniel Ciello was based on real-life ...more

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The Eagle Has Landed is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1976

Directed by: John Sturges

The Eagle Has Landed is a 1976 British film directed by John Sturges and starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall. Based on the novel The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins, the ...more

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Django Unchained is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Django Unchained is a 2012 American revisionist Western film directed by Quentin Tarantino. With the help of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) sets out to ...more

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What Happens in Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

What Happens in Vegas is a 2008 American romantic comedy film from 20th Century Fox starring Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher. The title is based on the Las Vegas marketing catchphrase "What ...more

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Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Kris Kristofferson, Rip Torn, Jean Smart

Released: 1984

Directed by: William Tannen

Flashpoint is a film starring Kris Kristofferson and Treat Williams. Rip Torn, Jean Smart, Kurtwood Smith, and Tess Harper also co-star. The movie was directed by William Tannen and based on a ...more
16
Miss Congeniality 2: Arm... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Sandra Bullock, Dolly Parton, William Shatner

Released: 2005

Directed by: John Pasquin

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is a 2005 comedy film directed by John Pasquin, starring Sandra Bullock. It is a sequel to the 2000 film Miss Congeniality. Bullock, who also produced the ...more

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A Streetcar Named Desire... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Ann-Margret, Randy Quaid, Beverly DAngelo

Released: 1984

Directed by: John Erman

A Streetcar Named Desire is a 1984 television drama film directed by John Erman. Based on the 1947 play by Tennessee Williams, it stars Ann-Margret and Treat Williams.
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Dead Heat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Vincent Price, Joe Piscopo, Darren McGavin

Released: 1988

Directed by: Mark Goldblatt

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The Phantom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kristy Swanson, Billy Zane

Released: 1996

Directed by: Simon Wincer

The Phantom is a 1996 American superhero film directed by Simon Wincer. Based on Lee Falk's comic strip The Phantom, the film stars Billy Zane as a seemingly immortal crimefighter and his battle ...more

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Hand Gun is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Michael Rapaport, Frank Vincent, Treat Williams

Released: 1994

Directed by: Whitney Ransick

Hand Gun is a 1994 action, crime, thriller, drama film written and directed by Whitney Ransick.
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Smooth Talk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Laura Dern, Levon Helm, Mary Kay Place

Released: 1985

Directed by: Joyce Chopra

Smooth Talk is a 1985 drama film, loosely based on Joyce Carol Oates' 1966 short story Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, which was in turn inspired by the Tucson murders committed by ...more
22
Drug Wars: The Camarena ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Benicio del Toro, Craig T. Nelson, Miguel Ferrer

Released: 1990

Directed by: Brian Gibson

Drug Wars: The Camarena Story is a 1990 TV mini-series based on Elaine Shannon’s book Desperados and the Time magazine article of the same name. It was directed by Brian Gibson and starred ...more
23
The Late Shift is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Kathy Bates, Ed Begley, Jr.

Released: 1996

Directed by: Betty Thomas

The Late Shift is a 1996 American TV movie produced by HBO. It was directed by Betty Thomas and based on the book of the same name by The New York Times media reporter Bill Carter.
24
Howl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
James Franco, Jon Hamm, Mary-Louise Parker

Released: 2010

Directed by: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

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Night of the Sharks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Treat Williams Movies
Treat Williams, Antonio Fargas, John Steiner

Released: 1988

Directed by: Tonino Ricci

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