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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.

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

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    A History of Violence
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    A History of Violence

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh... more on Wikipedia

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Eastern Promises
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    Eastern Promises

    Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American thriller film directed by David... more on Wikipedia

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson... more on Wikipedia
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    A Perfect Murder
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Green Book
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    Green Book

    Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Farrelly

    Green Book is a 2018 comedy-drama film directed by Peter Farrelly. A bouncer (Viggo Mortensen)... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button

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  • 8
    Alatriste
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    Alatriste

    Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya

    Released2006

    Directed byAgustín Díaz Yanes

    Alatriste is a 2006 Spanish historical film directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes, based on the main... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    The Prophecy
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    The Prophecy

    Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken

    Released1995

    Directed byGregory Widen

    The Prophecy is a 1995 American fantasy horror-thriller film starring Christopher Walken,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Road
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    The Road

    Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall

    Released2009

    Directed byJohn Hillcoat

    The Road is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic drama film directed by John Hillcoat from a... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Hidalgo
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    Hidalgo

    Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif

    Released2004

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Hidalgo is a 2004 film based on the legend of the American distance rider Frank Hopkins and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    The Reflecting Skin
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    The Reflecting Skin

    Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan

    Released1990

    Directed byPhilip Ridley

    The Reflecting Skin is a 1990 British / Canadian horror film written and directed by Philip... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Witness
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    Witness

    Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1985

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Witness is a 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Vanishing Point
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Young Guns II
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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,... more on Wikipedia

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    The Indian Runner
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    The Indian Runner

    Viggo Mortensen, Patricia Arquette

    Released1991

    Directed bySean Penn

    The Indian Runner is a 1991 crime drama film written and directed by Sean Penn. It is based on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    American Yakuza
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    American Yakuza

    Viggo Mortensen, Michael Nouri

    Released1993

    Directed byFrank Cappello

    Sent to infiltrate the American arm of the Yakuza, FBI agent Nick Davis rises through the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 18
    Crimson Tide
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    Crimson Tide

    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1995

    Directed byTony Scott

    Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine film directed by Tony Scott. On a U.S. nuclear... more on Wikipedia

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    G.I. Jane
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    On the Road
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    On the Road

    Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams

    Released2012

    Directed byWalter Salles, Sam Riley

    On the Road is a 2012 adventure drama film directed by Walter Salles. It is an adaptation of... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Boiling Point
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Appaloosa
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    Appaloosa

    Renée Zellweger, Viggo Mortensen

    Released2008

    Directed byEd Harris

    Appaloosa is an American western based on the 2005 novel, Appaloosa, by writer Robert B.... more on Wikipedia

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    A Walk on the Moon
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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... more on Wikipedia

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    Albino Alligator
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    Albino Alligator

    Viggo Mortensen, Faye Dunaway

    Released1997

    Directed byKevin Spacey

    Albino Alligator is a 1997 American crime thriller film the directorial debut of Kevin Spacey,... more on Wikipedia
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    28 Days
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    28 Days

    Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen

    Released2000

    Directed byBetty Thomas

    28 Days is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Betty Thomas. Sandra Bullock plays... more on Wikipedia