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The Best Val Kilmer Movies

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List of the best Val Kilmer movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Whether you know him as Ice man, Batman or Jim Morrison, Val Kilmer is surely one of your favorite actors. Val Kilmer'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 Val Kilmer movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Val Kilmer movies will be at the top of the list. Val Kilmer has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Val Kilmer movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Val Kilmer films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list is made up of many different films, including Top Gun and The Doors.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Val Kilmer movies?" and "What are the greatest Val Kilmer roles of all time?" If you like Kilmer's camaraderie, you might also enjoy our list of best Tom Cruise movies and best Kurt Russell movies.


  • 1


    Val Kilmer, Kurt Russell


    Directed byKevin Jarre, George P. Cosmatos

    Tombstone is a 1993 American western film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre and starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, with Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn,...  more

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  • 2


    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino


    Directed byMichael Mann

    Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on...  more

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  • 3

    The Doors

    Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer


    Directed byOliver Stone

    The Doors is a 1991 American biopic about the 1960-70s rock band of the same name which emphasizes the life of its lead singer, Jim Morrison. It was directed by Oliver Stone....  more

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  • 4

    Top Gun

    Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan


    Directed byTony Scott

    Top Gun is a 1986 American action drama film directed by Tony Scott, and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, in association with Paramount Pictures. The screenplay was written by Jim Cash...  more

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  • 5


    Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak


    Directed byRon Howard

    Willow is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by George Lucas, and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty. Davis...  more

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  • 6

    Real Genius

    Val Kilmer, Chevy Chase


    Directed byMartha Coolidge

    Real Genius is a 1985 satirical comedy film directed by Martha Coolidge. It stars Val Kilmer and Gabriel Jarret. The film is set on the campus of Pacific Tech, a technical university similar to...  more

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  • 7

    The Saint

    Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue


    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    The Saint is a 1997 espionage thriller film, starring Val Kilmer in the title role, with Elisabeth Shue and Rade Šerbedžija, directed by Phillip Noyce and written by Jonathan Hensleigh and Wesley...  more
  • 8

    The Ghost and the Darkness

    Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas


    Directed byStephen Hopkins

    The Ghost and the Darkness is a 1996 historical adventure film starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas set in Africa at the end of the 19th century. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins and the...  more
  • 9


    Val Kilmer, David Crosby


    Directed byMichael Apted

    Thunderheart is a 1992 contemporary western mystery film directed by Michael Apted from an original screenplay by John Fusco. The film is a loosely based fictional portrayal of events relating to the...  more

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  • 10

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer


    Directed byShane Black

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy film written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen. The script is...  more

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  • 11

    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer


    Directed byTony Scott

    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast featuring Dennis Hopper, Val...  more

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  • 12

    Top Secret!

    Val Kilmer, Omar Sharif


    Directed byJerry Zucker, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker

    Top Secret! is a 1984 action comedy film directed by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, whose previous picture had been Airplane! It stars Val Kilmer, Lucy Gutteridge, Omar Sharif, Peter...  more

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  • 13

    Batman Forever

    Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore


    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial Batman...  more

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  • 14

    Red Planet

    Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss


    Directed byAntony Hoffman

    Red Planet is a 2000 science fiction thriller film directed by Antony Hoffman. Astronauts, and their robotic dog AMEE (Autonomous Mapping Evaluation and Evasion), search for solutions to save a dying...  more

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  • 15

    The Salton Sea

    Val Kilmer, Meat Loaf


    Directed byD. J. Caruso

    The Salton Sea is a 2002 American neo-noir thriller film directed by D. J. Caruso, and starring Val Kilmer and Vincent D'Onofrio. Filming was done in Mecca, California and the Salton Sea....  more

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  • 16

    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer


    Directed byBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of the...  more

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  • 17

    Déjà Vu

    Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer


    Directed byTony Scott

    Déjà Vu is a 2006 American action thriller film with elements of science fiction, directed by Tony Scott, written by Bill Marsilii and Terry Rossio, and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. The film stars...  more

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  • 18


    Paris Hilton, Christina Applegate


    Directed byJames Cox

    Wonderland is a 2003 American drama film co-written and directed by James Cox. The film stars Val Kilmer, Kate Bosworth, Dylan McDermott, Carrie Fisher, Lisa Kudrow, Josh Lucas, Christina Applegate,...  more

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  • 19

    At First Sight

    Val Kilmer, Mira Sorvino


    Directed byIrwin Winkler

    At First Sight is a 1999 American romantic drama film starring Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino, based on the essay "To See and Not See" in neurologist Oliver Sacks' book An Anthropologist on Mars and...  more
  • 20


    Val Kilmer, Anne Archer


    Directed byRic Roman Waugh

    Felon is a 2008 American prison film written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh. The film stars Stephen Dorff, Val Kilmer and Harold Perrineau. The film tells the story of the family man who ends up in...  more
  • 21


    Kristen Bell, Val Kilmer


    Directed byDavid Mamet

    Spartan is a 2004 American political thriller film written and directed by David Mamet. It features Val Kilmer, Derek Luke, Tia Texada, Ed O'Neill, William H. Macy, and Kristen Bell. It was released...  more

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  • 22


    Hilary Duff, Val Kilmer


    Directed byShane Dax Taylor

    Bloodworth is a 2010 drama film directed by Shane Dax Taylor and based on Provinces of Night, a novel by William Gay. The film stars Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson and Hilary Duff....  more
  • 23

    The Island of Dr. Moreau

    Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer


    Directed byJohn Frankenheimer, Richard Stanley

    The Island of Dr. Moreau is a 1996 American science fiction horror film, the third major film adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, about a scientist who attempts to convert...  more

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  • 24

    Masked and Anonymous

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    Directed byLarry Charles

    Masked and Anonymous is a 2003 comedy-drama film directed by Larry Charles. The film was written by Larry Charles and Bob Dylan, the latter under the pseudonym "Sergei Petrov". It stars Dylan...  more

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    Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer


    Directed byEd Harris

    Pollock is a 2000 biography drama film written by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, Barbara Turner and Susan Emshwiller and directed by Ed Harris....  more