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

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

Everything from Pacific Rim to The Walker is included on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Willem Dafoe movies?" and "What are the greatest Willem Dafoe roles of all time?"

Martin Scorsese and Stephen Sommers are among those who have directed Willem Dafoe at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Willem Dafoe has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Harvey Keitel and Steve Buscemi in terms of fame and success.

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Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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The Boondock Saints Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

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The Hunter Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Frances O'Connor

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The Reckoning Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg

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Auto Focus Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello, Rita Wilson

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Miral Willem Dafoe, Freida Pinto, Vanessa Redgrave

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To Live and Die in L.A. Willem Dafoe, John Turturro, Jane Leeves

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Tom & Viv Willem Dafoe, Miranda Richardson, Rosemary Harris

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The Last Temptation of Christ David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel

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Wild at Heart Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini

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Shadow of the Vampire Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? Willem Dafoe, Dave Bautista, Chloë Sevigny

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Adam Resurrected Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Derek Jacobi

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Born on the Fourth of July Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger

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Manderlay Willem Dafoe, Bryce Dallas Howard, Lauren Bacall

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Animal Factory Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong

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Edges of the Lord Willem Dafoe, Haley Joel Osment, Krystyna Feldman

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White Sands Mickey Rourke, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe

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Clear and Present Danger Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, James Earl Jones

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Light Sleeper Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon, David Spade

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Faraway, So Close! Willem Dafoe, Lou Reed, Nastassja Kinski

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Streets of Fire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Willem Dafoe Movies
Streets of Fire Willem Dafoe, Diane Lane, Kathy Griffin

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The English Patient Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe

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Cry-Baby Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Iggy Pop

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Lulu on the Bridge Willem Dafoe, Mira Sorvino, Vanessa Redgrave

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The Dust of Time Willem Dafoe, Irène Jacob, Michel Piccoli

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Heaven's Gate Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Bridges

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Pavilion of Women Willem Dafoe, John Cho, Amy Hill

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Spider-Man Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Willem Dafoe Movies
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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Inside Man Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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Affliction Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek

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Odd Thomas 50 Cent, Willem Dafoe, Patton Oswalt

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Roadhouse 66 Willem Dafoe, Roy Clarke, Judge Reinhold

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Flight of the Intruder Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover

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The Aviator Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

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Fantastic Mr. Fox George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

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Daybreakers Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill

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Paris, je t'aime Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte

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Triumph of the Spirit Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia

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The Clearing Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe, Robert Redford

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Anamorph Willem Dafoe, Mick Foley, Scott Speedman

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico Johnny Depp, Salma Hayek, Eva Mendes

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Fireflies in the Garden Hayden Panettiere, Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe

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John Carter Willem Dafoe, Bryan Cranston, Mark Strong

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The Wild Bunch Elizabeth Hurley, Willem Dafoe, Abigail Breslin

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Basquiat David Bowie, Courtney Love, Willem Dafoe