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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 Fel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Ret is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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
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    Eastern Promises is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    A Perfect Murder is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    Green Book is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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)... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    Alatriste is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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
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    The Prophecy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    The Road is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    Hidalgo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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
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    The Reflecting Skin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    Witness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    Vanishing Point is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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
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    Young Guns II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    The Indian Runner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    American Yakuza is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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... moreamazon buy button
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    Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    G.I. Jane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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
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    A Walk on the Moon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    Appaloosa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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

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    On the Road is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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
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    Boiling Point is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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
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    Albino Alligator is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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
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    Carlito's Way is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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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... more

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