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The Best William Forsythe Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 1.3k votes 91 voters 6.7k views80 items

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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?"

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    Raising Arizona

    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman

    Released1987

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • The Devil's Rejects2
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    The Devil's Rejects

    Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Zombie

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  • American Me3
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    Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe

    Released1992

    Directed byEdward James Olmos

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  • Out for Justice4
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    Out for Justice

    Steven Seagal, Julianna Margulies

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Flynn

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  • Halloween5
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    Halloween

    Malcolm McDowell, Danny Trejo

    Released2007

    Directed byRob Zombie

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  • Dick Tracy6
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    Dick Tracy

    Madonna, Al Pacino

    Released1990

    Directed byWarren Beatty

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  • The Rock7
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    The Rock

    Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • Blue Streak8
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    Blue Streak

    Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle

    Released1999

    Directed byLes Mayfield

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  • Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead9
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    Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

    Jenny McCarthy, Christopher Walken

    Released1995

    Directed byGary Fleder

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  • Virtuosity10
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    Virtuosity

    Kaley Cuoco, Denzel Washington

    Released1995

    Directed byBrett Leonard

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  • The Man Who Wasn't There11
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    The Man Who Wasn't There

    Scarlett Johansson, Billy Bob Thornton

    Released2001

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • Extreme Prejudice12
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    Extreme Prejudice

    Nick Nolte, María Conchita Alonso

    Released1987

    Directed byWalter Hill

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  • 88 Minutes13
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    88 Minutes

    Al Pacino, Alicia Witt

    Released2007

    Directed byJon Avnet

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    Gotti

    Anthony Quinn, William Forsythe

    Released1996

    Directed byRobert Harmon

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  • Palookaville15
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    Palookaville

    Frances McDormand, Kim Dickens

    Released1996

    Directed byAlan Taylor

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    Once Upon a Time in America

    Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro

    Released1984

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  • Freedomland17
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    Freedomland

    Julianne Moore, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2006

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  • Cloak & Dagger18
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    Cloak & Dagger

    Dabney Coleman, Louie Anderson

    Released1984

    Directed byRichard Franklin

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  • Stone Cold19
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    Stone Cold

    Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen

    Released1991

    Directed byCraig R. Baxley

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  • Blue Hill Avenue20
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    Blue Hill Avenue

    William Forsythe, Allen Payne

    Released2001

    Directed byCraig Ross Jr.

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    Robert De Niro, James Franco

    Released2002

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    Relentless 3

    William Forsythe, Leo Rossi

    Released1993

    Directed byJames Lemmo

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    Tom Berenger, Marc Anthony

    Released1996

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    Adam Sandler, Amy Poehler

    Released1999

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    Dead Bang

    Don Johnson, Ron Jeremy

    Released1989

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