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

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This list contains films like Born to Ride and Once Upon a Time in America.

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Michael Bay and Rob Zombie are among those who have directed William Forsythe at one point or another during their careers in the film industry.

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Once Upon a Time in America Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic crime drama film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto ...more

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Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter Raising Arizona is a 1987 American comedy film directed, written, and produced by the Coen brothers, and starring Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, William Forsythe, John Goodman, Frances McDormand, ...more

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The Devil's Rejects Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn The Devil's Rejects is a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the sequel to his 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses. The film is centered on the run of three members of ...more

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American Me Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa American Me is a 1992 biographical crime drama film produced and directed by Edward James Olmos, his first film as a director, and written by Floyd Mutrux and Desmond Nakano. Olmos also stars as ...more

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best William Forsythe Movies
Halloween Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Danielle Harris Halloween is a 2007 American slasher film written, directed, and produced by Rob Zombie. The film is a remake/reimagining of the 1978 horror film of the same name; it is a reboot of the ...more

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Dick Tracy Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman Dick Tracy is a 1990 American action film based on the 1930s comic strip character of the same name created by Chester Gould. Warren Beatty produced, directed, and starred in the film, which ...more

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Out for Justice Steven Seagal, Julianna Margulies, Gina Gershon Out for Justice is a 1991 American crime thriller directed by John Flynn, and produced by and starring Steven Seagal. The film is about a veteran police detective who vows to kill the crazy, ...more

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The Rock Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris The Rock is a 1996 action film that primarily takes place on Alcatraz Island and in the San Francisco Bay Area. It was directed by Michael Bay, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and ...more

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Blue Streak Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer Blue Streak is a 1999 film, directed by Les Mayfield with Martin Lawrence. The director has also directed other famous films, including the remake of Miracle on Thirty-fourth Street in 1994. In ...more

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Virtuosity Kaley Cuoco, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe Virtuosity is a 1995 science fiction action film directed by Brett Leonard, written by Eric Bernt, and produced by Gary Lucchesi. The film stars Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, ...more

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The Man Who Wasn't There Scarlett Johansson, Billy Bob Thornton, Jennifer Jason Leigh The Man Who Wasn't There is a 2001 British-American neo-noir film written, produced and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Billy Bob Thornton stars in the title role. Also featured are Tony ...more

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Extreme Prejudice Nick Nolte, María Conchita Alonso, Clancy Brown Extreme Prejudice is a 1987 American action western film starring Nick Nolte and Powers Boothe. The film was directed by Walter Hill; it was written by John Milius, Fred Rexer and Deric ...more

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Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead is a 1995 American neo-noir crime film directed by Gary Fleder from a screenplay written by Scott Rosenberg. The film features an ensemble cast that ...more

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88 Minutes Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski 88 Minutes is a 2007 American thriller film directed by Jon Avnet, and starring Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, William Forsythe, Deborah Kara Unger, Amy Brenneman, Neal McDonough and ...more

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Gotti Anthony Quinn, William Forsythe, Frank Vincent Gotti: The Rise and Fall of a Real Life Mafia Don is a 1996 HBO original crime drama movie made for television directed by Robert Harmon. The film stars Armand Assante, in the title role as ...more

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Palookaville Frances McDormand, Kim Dickens, Vincent Gallo Palookaville is a 1995 motion picture about a trio of burglars and their dysfunctional family of origin. Prominent actors featured in the film include William Forsythe, Lisa Gay Hamilton, ...more

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Cloak & Dagger Dabney Coleman, Louie Anderson, William Forsythe Cloak & Dagger is a 1984 spy adventure film directed by Richard Franklin starring Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman and Michael Murphy. It is a remake of the 1949 film The Window. It was ...more

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Freedomland Julianne Moore, Samuel L. Jackson, Edie Falco Freedomland is a 2006 American crime drama-mystery film directed by Joe Roth and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Julianne Moore. Richard Price adapted his novel of the same name, which touches on ...more

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Stone Cold Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, Renee O'Connor Stone Cold is a 1991 action movie about a biker gang that is out to assassinate the governor and free one of their members who is on trial for murder. The movie marked the acting debut of 80s ...more

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Blue Hill Avenue William Forsythe, Allen Payne, Clarence Williams III Blue Hill Avenue is a 2001 American crime film directed and written by Craig Ross, Jr., and starring Allen Payne. Ross Jr. also edited and executive produced the film.

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City by the Sea Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku City by the Sea is a 2002 film starring Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku, Frances McDormand and William Forsythe. It deals with the family problems of a wayward youth and is set ...more

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Relentless 3 William Forsythe, Leo Rossi Relentless 3 is a 1993 crime thriller film directed by James Lemmo. The tagline for the movie was: When the fear stops...you're dead! Relentless 3 was filmed in Los Angeles, California, USA. It ...more

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The Substitute Tom Berenger, Marc Anthony, Luis Guzmán The Substitute is a 1996 American action-crime-thriller film directed by Robert Mandel and starring Tom Berenger, Ernie Hudson, Marc Anthony, William Forsythe, Raymond Cruz and Luis

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Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo Adam Sandler, Amy Poehler, Rob Schneider Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo is a 1999 sex comedy film starring Rob Schneider, William Forsythe, Eddie Griffin, Oded Fehr and Arija Bareikis. The film follows a hapless fishtank cleaner who goes ...more

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The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Julianne Moore, Stanley Tucci, Alfre Woodard The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag is a 1992 American screwball comedy film written by Grace Cary Bickley and directed by Allan Moyle. The film stars Penelope Ann Miller, Eric Thal, Julianne Moore, ...more

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Dead Bang Don Johnson, Ron Jeremy, Penelope Ann Miller Dead Bang is a 1989 action film directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Don Johnson. Johnson's character, based on real-life LASD Detective Jerry Beck, tracks the killer of a Los Angeles ...more

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Patty Hearst Dana Delany, Ving Rhames, Natasha Richardson Patty Hearst is a 1988 biographical film directed by Paul Schrader and stars Natasha Richardson as Hearst Corporation heiress Patricia Hearst and Ving Rhames as Symbionese Liberation Army leader ...more

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Weeds Nick Nolte, Joe Mantegna, Ernie Hudson Weeds is a 1987 American drama feature film about a prison inmate who writes a play that catches the attention of a visiting reporter. The film was directed by John D. Hancock, and stars Nick ...more

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Career Opportunities Jennifer Connelly, John Candy, Dermot Mulroney Career Opportunities is a 1991 American romantic comedy film starring Frank Whaley in his first lead role and co-starring Jennifer Connelly. It was written and co-produced by John Hughes and ...more

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Torrents of Spring Nastassja Kinski, Valeria Golino, Timothy Hutton Torrents of Spring is a 1989 film directed by Jerzy Skolimowski and starring Timothy Hutton and Nastassja Kinski. It is based on the novel of the same title. Set in 1840, it is about a young ...more

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Luck of the Draw Ice-T, Dennis Hopper, Eric Roberts

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Savage Dawn Sam Kinison, George Kennedy, Karen Black Savage Dawn is a 1985 action and drama film. The film was directed by Simon Nuchtern, the film stars Lance Henriksen, George Kennedy, Karen Black, and William Forsythe

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Hell's Kitchen Ronald Reagan, William Forsythe, Margaret Lindsay Hell's Kitchen is a 1939 thriller Warner Bros. film starring Ronald Reagan and The Dead End Kids.

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The Immortals Chris Rock, Tia Carrere, Tony Curtis The Immortals is a 1995 action thriller film produced by Elie Samaha and directed by Brian Grant. Eric Roberts, Tia Carrere, Joe Pantoliano, Chris Rock, William Forsythe, Clarence Williams III ...more

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The L.A. Riot Spectacular Snoop Dogg, Emilio Estevez, Ron Jeremy The L.A. Riot Spectacular is a satire film about the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Written and directed by music video director Marc Klasfeld, the film stars Emilio Estevez, Snoop Dogg, Charles S. ...more

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Dollar for the Dead Emilio Estevez, Howie Long, Jonathan Banks Dollar for the Dead is a 1998 TNT western television film. Film directed and written by Gene Quintano and starring Emilio Estevez. It is the third western film which Estevez stars. Film also ...more

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Hard Cash Val Kilmer, Daryl Hannah, Christian Slater Hard Cash is an action and adventure film released in 2002.

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Beyond Desire Kari Wührer, William Forsythe, Leo Rossi Beyond Desire is a 1995 American thriller film directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard starring William Forsythe and Kari Wührer. It was released straight-to-video, first in Germany on July ...more

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Direct Hit George Segal, Steve Garvey, Juliet Landau Direct Hit is a 1994 action film starring William Forsythe and directed by Joseph Merhi.

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Hack! Danica McKellar, Juliet Landau, William Forsythe Hack! is a 2007 American horror film directed and written by Matt Flynn. The film centres on a group of students who, while on a field trip, become victims in a snuff film, and stars Danica ...more

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The Waterdance Helen Hunt, Wesley Snipes, Eric Stoltz The Waterdance is a 1992 American drama film written by Neal Jimenez and directed by Jimenez and Michael Steinberg. It stars Eric Stoltz, Wesley Snipes, William Forsythe and Helen Hunt. The film ...more

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The Man Who Wasn't There Steve Guttenberg, Jeffrey Tambor, William Forsythe The Man Who Wasn't There is a 1983 American 3-D comedy film directed by Bruce Malmuth and starring Steve Guttenberg.

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Camouflage Leslie Nielsen, Vanessa Angel, Patrick Warburton Camouflage is a 2001 comedy film/action film starring Leslie Nielsen and Lochlyn Munro.

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Firestorm Howie Long, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe Firestorm is a 1998 action thriller film directed by Dean Semler, and starring Howie Long, Scott Glenn, William Forsythe and Suzy Amis.

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The Substitute Luis Guzmán, William Forsythe, Ulrich Thomsen The Substitute is a 2007 horror film directed by Ole Bornedal and written by Henrik Prip and Ole Bornedal.

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Inkubus Joey Fatone, Robert Englund, William Forsythe Inkubus is a horror film produced by the Woodhaven Production Company, written by Carl Dupré, and directed by Glenn Ciano. The film stars Robert Englund, William Forsythe, Joey Fatone, ...more

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The Rig William Forsythe, Art LaFleur, Sarah Laine

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The Technical Writer Tatum O'Neal, William Forsythe, Michael Lally The Technical Writer is a 2003 drama film written by Michael Harris and Scott Saunders and directed by Scott Saunders.

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Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy Hunter Tylo, William Forsythe, Jeffrey Combs Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy, also known as Sharkman or simply Hammerhead, is a 2005 Syfy original movie, written by Kenneth M. Badish and Boaz Davidson, and directed by Michael Oblowitz. The film ...more

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Southern Gothic William Forsythe, Yul Vazquez, Jonathan Sachar Southern Gothic is a 2007 film directed by Mark Young.