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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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The list you're viewing has a variety of films, like Daylight and A History of Violence, in it.

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Brian De Palma and Ridley Scott are among those who have directed Viggo Mortensen at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Viggo Mortensen movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Vincent Cassel and Christopher Plummer too.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is ...more

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the first ...more

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson and based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. It is the second ...more

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A History of Violence Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris A History of Violence is a 2005 American crime thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner ...more

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Eastern Promises Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Tatiana Maslany Eastern Promises is a 2007 British-Canadian-American crime thriller film directed by David Cronenberg, from a screenplay written by Steven Knight. The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Naomi Watts, ...more

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The Reflecting Skin Viggo Mortensen, Lindsay Duncan, Duncan Fraser The Reflecting Skin is a 1990 British / Canadian horror film written and directed by Philip Ridley and stars Jeremy Cooper, Viggo Mortensen, and Lindsay Duncan. The film follows a young child ...more

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The Road Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Viggo Mortensen The Road is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic drama film directed by John Hillcoat from a screenplay written by Joe Penhall, which is in return based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 novel of ...more

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Hidalgo Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Malcolm McDowell Hidalgo is a 2004 film based on the legend of the American distance rider Frank Hopkins and his mustang Hidalgo. It recounts Hopkins' racing his horse in Arabia in 1891 against Bedouins riding ...more

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Everyone Has a Plan Viggo Mortensen, Soledad Villamil, Javier Godino Everyone Has a Plan is a 2012 Crime & Drama film written by Ana Piterbarg and Ana Cohan and directed by Ana Piterbarg.

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The Indian Runner Viggo Mortensen, Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper The Indian Runner is a 1991 crime drama film written and directed by Sean Penn. It is based on Bruce Springsteen's song, "Highway Patrolman".

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Appaloosa Renée Zellweger, Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons Appaloosa is an American western based on the 2005 novel, Appaloosa, by crime writer Robert B. Parker. Directed by Ed Harris and co-written by Harris and Robert Knott, Appaloosa stars Harris ...more

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A Perfect Murder Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas A Perfect Murder is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. It is a modern remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 ...more

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Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover Witness is a 1985 American thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. The screenplay by William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, and Earl W. Wallace focuses on a ...more

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A Dangerous Method Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen A Dangerous Method is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Vincent Cassel. The screenplay was adapted by ...more

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28 Days Sandra Bullock, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi 28 Days is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Betty Thomas. Sandra Bullock plays Gwen Cummings, a newspaper columnist obliged to enter rehabilitation for alcoholism. The film costars ...more

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Alatriste Viggo Mortensen, Elena Anaya, Nacho Pérez Alatriste is a 2006 Spanish historical film directed by Agustín Díaz Yanes, based on the main character of a series of novels written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, The Adventures ...more

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The Portrait of a Lady Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen The Portrait of a Lady is a 1996 film adaptation of Henry James's novel The Portrait of a Lady directed by Jane Campion. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Barbara Hershey, John Malkovich, ...more

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G.I. Jane Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel 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 ...more

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Carlito's Way is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
Carlito's Way Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Viggo Mortensen Carlito's Way is a 1993 American crime 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 ...more

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Good Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Mark Strong Good is a film based on the stage play of the same name by C. P. Taylor and starring Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs and Jodie Whittaker. It was directed by Vicente Amorim and was first shown at ...more

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The Passion of Darkly Noon Viggo Mortensen, Ashley Judd, Brendan Fraser The Passion of Darkly Noon is a 1995 film written and directed by Philip Ridley, starring Brendan Fraser in the title role, and co-starring Ashley Judd and Viggo Mortensen.

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Crimson Tide Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine action film directed by Tony Scott, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It takes place during a period of political turmoil in the Russian ...more

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Vanishing Point Viggo Mortensen, Jason Priestley, Keith David 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 ...more

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The Prophecy Viggo Mortensen, Christopher Walken, Virginia Madsen The Prophecy is a 1995 American fantasy horror-thriller film starring Christopher Walken, Elias Koteas, Virginia Madsen, Eric Stoltz, and Viggo Mortensen. It was written and directed by Gregory ...more

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A Walk on the Moon Anna Paquin, Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen 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 ...more

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Albino Alligator Viggo Mortensen, Faye Dunaway, Matt Dillon Albino Alligator is a 1997 American crime thriller film the directorial debut of Kevin Spacey, and starred Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway and Gary Sinise. It tells the story of three small-time ...more

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On the Road is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
On the Road Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst 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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Psycho Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn Psycho is a 1998 American horror film produced and directed by Gus Van Sant for Universal Pictures, a remake of the 1960 film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Both films are adapted from Robert ...more

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Prison Viggo Mortensen, Lane Smith, Kane Hodder Prison is a 1988 horror film starring Viggo Mortensen. It was filmed at the Old State Prison in Rawlins, Wyoming, with many of its residents on the cast and crew.

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Young Guns II Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland, Christian Slater 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 as Pat ...more

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American Yakuza is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
American Yakuza Viggo Mortensen, Michael Nouri, Robert Forster Sent to infiltrate the American arm of the Yakuza, FBI agent Nick Davis rises through the ranks of assassins and is soon adopted into the powerful Tendo crime family.

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Ruby Cairo Liam Neeson, Viggo Mortensen, Andie MacDowell 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.

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Daylight Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Brenneman Daylight is a 1996 American disaster thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Sylvester Stallone, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Stan Shaw, Karen ...more

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Boiling Point Viggo Mortensen, Dennis Hopper, Wesley Snipes 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.

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Fresh Horses Ben Stiller, Viggo Mortensen, Molly Ringwald Fresh Horses is a 1988 coming of age drama film directed by David Anspaugh, and starring Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald.

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Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III Viggo Mortensen, Ken Foree, Tom Everett Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III is the second sequel to the 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and was directed by Jeff Burr. It was released by New Line Cinema on January 12, ...more

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The People Speak Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei The People Speak is a documentary tv program/film.

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The Young Americans Viggo Mortensen, Thandie Newton, Harvey Keitel 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 ...more

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Gospel According to Harry Viggo Mortensen, Jennifer Rubin, Jack Kehoe

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Ringers: Lord of the Fans is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
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 ...more

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Tripwire Viggo Mortensen, Tommy Chong, Charlotte Lewis 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 ...more

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La Pistola de Mi Hermano is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Viggo Mortensen Movies
La Pistola de Mi Hermano Viggo Mortensen, Anna Galiena, Christina Rosenvinge La Pistola de Mi Hermano is a 1997 drama film written and directed by Ray Loriga.

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Salvation! Viggo Mortensen, Exene Cervenka, Stephen McHattie 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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Slacker Uprising Viggo Mortensen, Eddie Vedder, Joan Baez 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 ...more

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George Washington Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, Jaclyn Smith George Washington is a 1984 television miniseries directed by Buzz Kulik. The miniseries, released in three parts, chronicles the life of George Washington, the 1st President of the United ...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, Donal Logue