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The Best William Forsythe Movies 

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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.

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

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

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

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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Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

Released: 1984

Directed by: Sergio Leone

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Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

Released: 1987

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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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Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn

Released: 2005

Directed by: Rob Zombie

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Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Released: 1992

Directed by: Edward James Olmos

American Me is a 1992 biographical 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 the ...more

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Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo, Danielle Harris

Released: 2007

Directed by: Rob Zombie

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Madonna, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1990

Directed by: Warren Beatty

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Steven Seagal, Julianna Margulies, Gina Gershon

Released: 1991

Directed by: John Flynn

Out for Justice is a 1991 American thriller directed by John Flynn, and produced by and starring Steven Seagal. The film is about a veteran police detective who vows to take down the crazy, ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

Released: 1996

Directed by: Michael Bay

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Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Walken, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1995

Directed by: Gary Fleder

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Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer

Released: 1999

Directed by: Les Mayfield

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Scarlett Johansson, Billy Bob Thornton, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

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Kaley Cuoco, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

Released: 1995

Directed by: Brett Leonard

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Nick Nolte, María Conchita Alonso, Clancy Brown

Released: 1987

Directed by: Walter Hill

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Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski

Released: 2007

Directed by: Jon Avnet

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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Anthony Quinn, William Forsythe, Frank Vincent

Released: 1996

Directed by: Robert Harmon

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Frances McDormand, Kim Dickens, Vincent Gallo

Released: 1996

Directed by: Alan Taylor

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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Dabney Coleman, Louie Anderson, William Forsythe

Released: 1984

Directed by: Richard Franklin

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Julianne Moore, Samuel L. Jackson, Edie Falco

Released: 2006

Directed by: Joe Roth

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Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, Renee O'Connor

Released: 1991

Directed by: Craig R. Baxley

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William Forsythe, Allen Payne, Clarence Williams III

Released: 2001

Directed by: Craig Ross Jr.

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Robert De Niro, James Franco, Eliza Dushku

Released: 2002

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

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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Adam Sandler, Amy Poehler, Rob Schneider

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mike Mitchell

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Tom Berenger, Marc Anthony, Luis Guzmán

Released: 1996

Directed by: Robert Mandel

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William Forsythe, Leo Rossi

Released: 1993

Directed by: James Lemmo

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Don Johnson, Ron Jeremy, Penelope Ann Miller

Released: 1989

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

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