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The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies

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

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    Boiling Point

    Viggo Mortensen, Dennis Hopper

    Released1993

    Directed byJames B. Harris

    Boiling Point is a 1993 action-thriller film written and directed by James B. Harris, and starring Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich, Viggo Mortensen and Dan Hedaya....  more
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    A Perfect Murder

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1998

    Directed byAndrew Davis

    This film is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. Loosely based on the play by Frederick Knott, the screenplay...  more

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    Everyone Has a Plan

    Viggo Mortensen, Soledad Villamil

    Released2012

    Directed byAna Piterbarg

    Everyone Has a Plan is a 2012 Crime & Drama film written by Ana Piterbarg and Ana Cohan and directed by Ana Piterbarg....  more
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    Fresh Horses

    Ben Stiller, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1988

    Directed byDavid Anspaugh

    Fresh Horses is a 1988 coming of age drama film directed by David Anspaugh, and starring Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald....  more
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    A Walk on the Moon

    Anna Paquin, Diane Lane

    Released1999

    Directed byTony Goldwyn

    A Walk on the Moon is a 1999 drama film starring Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Liev Schreiber and Anna Paquin. The movie, which was set against the backdrop of the Woodstock festival of 1969 and the...  more

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    Carlito's Way

    Al Pacino, Sean Penn

    Released1993

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    Carlito's Way is a 1993 American drama film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the novels Carlito's Way and After Hours by Judge Edwin Torres. The film adaptation was scripted by David Koepp. It...  more

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    The People Speak

    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon

    Released2008

    Directed byHoward Zinn, Chris Moore, Anthony Arnove

    The People Speak is a documentary tv program/film....  more
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    Released1990

    Directed byJeff Burr

    This film is the second sequel to the 1974 film and was directed by Jeff Burr. It was released by New Line Cinema on January 12, 1990. The film makes numerous references to the original film's...  more

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    The Young Americans

    Viggo Mortensen, Thandie Newton

    Released1993

    Directed byDanny Cannon

    The Young Americans is a 1993 crime drama that marked the feature film debut of British director Danny Cannon and his friend David Arnold, best known for composing scores for five of the James Bond...  more
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    G.I. Jane

    Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1997

    Directed byRidley Scott

    G.I. Jane is a 1997 American action film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by Largo Entertainment, Scott Free Productions and Caravan Pictures, distributed by Hollywood Pictures and starring Demi...  more

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    Ringers: Lord of the Fans

    Ringers: Lord of the Fans is a 2005 documentary film investigating the growth of the Tolkien fandom all the way from the release of The Hobbit book by J. R. R. Tolkien in 1937 to Peter Jackson's The...  more
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    Ruby Cairo

    Liam Neeson, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1993

    Directed byGraeme Clifford

    Ruby Cairo is a 1992 film directed by Graeme Clifford. It stars Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson and Viggo Mortensen. One scene features Aleister Crowley's The Book of the Law....  more
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    Vanishing Point

    Viggo Mortensen, Jason Priestley

    Released1997

    Directed byCharles Robert Carner

    Vanishing Point is a 1997 television remake of the 1971 cult film that aired on the Fox television network. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Jason Priestley, Peta Wilson, Christine Elise and Keith...  more
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    Gospel According to Harry

    Viggo Mortensen, Jennifer Rubin

    Released1994

    Directed byLech Majewski

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    Young Guns II

    Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1990

    Directed byGeoff Murphy

    Young Guns II is a 1990 western film, and the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christian Slater, and features William Petersen. It was written...  more

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    On the Road

    Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart

    Released2012

    Directed byWalter Salles

    On the Road is a 2012 adventure drama film directed by Walter Salles. It is an adaptation of the 1957 novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac. The film stars an ensemble cast featuring Garrett...  more
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    Salvation!

    Viggo Mortensen, Exene Cervenka

    Released1987

    Directed byBeth B., Scott B and Beth B

    Salvation! is a 1987 film by Beth B, starring Viggo Mortensen, Exene Cervenka and Stephen McHattie. The film is a parody of televangelism released right after the real-life Jim Bakker and Jimmy...  more
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    La Pistola de Mi Hermano

    Viggo Mortensen, Anna Galiena

    Released1997

    Directed byRay Loriga

    La Pistola de Mi Hermano is a 1997 drama film written and directed by Ray Loriga....
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    Slacker Uprising

    Viggo Mortensen, Eddie Vedder

    Released2008

    Directed byMichael Moore

    Slacker Uprising is a movie of Michael Moore's tour of colleges in swing states during the 2004 election, with a goal to encourage 18–29 year olds to vote, and the response it received. The film is a...  more
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    Reclaiming the Blade

    Reclaiming the Blade is a documentary written and directed by Daniel McNicoll and produced by Galatia Films on the topic of swords. Notable interviewees from the film industry include Viggo...  more
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    The Crew

    Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Sisto

    Released1994

    Directed byCarl Colpaert

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    Tripwire

    Viggo Mortensen, Tommy Chong

    Released1990

    Directed byJames Lemmo

    Tripwire is a 1990 American film directed by James Lemmo. It is an action/adventure movie about a terrorist and government secret agent personal vendetta that began when a train hijacking goes badly...  more