List of the best William Petersen movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. William Petersen'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 Petersen movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated William Petersen movies will be at the top of the list. William Petersen has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest William Petersen movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining William Petersen films to end the squabble once and for all.
If you think the best William Petersen role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest William Petersen performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.
Examples of films on this list: Cousins, To Live and Die in L.A. and more."This list answers the questions, "What are the best William Petersen movies?" and "What are the greatest William Petersen roles of all time?"
- 1Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano
Directed by: James FoleyFear is a 1996 American thriller drama film directed by James Foley. It was written by... more
- 2Brian Cox, Garcelle Beauvais
Directed by: Michael MannManhunter is a 1986 American thriller film based on Thomas Harris' novel Red Dragon. Written... more
- 3William Petersen, Adrienne-Joi Johnson
Directed by: Jeff BlecknerThe Beast is a 1996 television movie starring William Petersen, Karen Sillas and Charles... more
- 4Willem Dafoe, John Turturro
Directed by: William FriedkinThis film is a 1985 American action thriller film directed by William Friedkin and based on... more
- 5Diane Lane, Meat Loaf
Directed by: Jeff CelentanoGunshy is an American 1998 crime drama film directed by Jeff Celentano and starring William... more
- 6Viggo Mortensen, Kiefer Sutherland
Directed by: Geoff MurphyYoung Guns II is a 1990 western film, and the sequel to Young Guns. It stars Emilio Estevez,... more
- 7Malin Åkerman, Paul Walker
Directed by: Rob CohenThe Skulls is a 2000 American psychological thriller film starring Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker... more
- 8Sissy Spacek, Mare Winningham
Directed by: Martin DavidsonHard Promises is a 1992 romantic comedy film directed by Martin Davidson.
The StaircaseBarbara Hershey, Diane Ladd
Directed by: Karen ArthurThe Staircase is a 1998 television film.
- 10Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges
Directed by: Rod LurieThe Contender is a 2000 political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary... more
In the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is KingMichael Biehn, Paul Winfield
Directed by: Nick VallelongaIn the Kingdom of the Blind, the Man with One Eye Is King is a 1995 film written and directed... more
- 12Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck
Directed by: Mike NewellAmazing Grace and Chuck is a 1987 film starring Gregory Peck, Jamie Lee Curtis and William... more
- 13Anne Bancroft, Martin Landau
Directed by: John GrayHaven is a 2001 historical drama film written by Suzette Couture and directed by John Gray.
- 14Jack Lemmon, James Gandolfini
Directed by: William Friedkin12 Angry Men is a 1997 television film directed by William Friedkin, adapted from the Reginald... more
- 15Isabella Rossellini, Ted Danson
Directed by: Joel SchumacherCousins is a 1989 American romantic comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Ted... more
- 16Tim Curry, Bob Hoskins
Directed by: Charlie PetersPassed Away is an American ensemble comedy film from 1992.
- 17Virginia Madsen, Dermot Mulroney
Directed by: Martin DavidsonLong Gone is a 1987 baseball film by HBO that is based on Paul Hemphill's 1979 book of the... more
- 18Jack Palance, Fred Thompson
Directed by: Andy TennantKeep the Change is a 1992 drama television film directed by Andy Tennant.
- 19Terence Stamp, Gary Cole
Directed by: Roger YoungKiss the Sky is a 1999 film drama directed by Roger Young. The plot follows two men in their... more
- 20Don Cheadle, Ray Liotta
Directed by: Rob CohenThe Rat Pack is a 1998 HBO TV movie about the Rat Pack. The movie stars Ray Liotta as Frank... more
- 21Willie Nelson, James Caan
Directed by: Michael MannThis film is a 1981 neo-noir film written and directed by Michael Mann and based on the 1975... more
Wrigley Field: Beyond the IvyWilliam Petersen
- 23Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte
Directed by: Lee TamahoriMulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and... more
- 24Keira Knightley, Steve Carell
Directed by: Lorene ScafariaSeeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by... more
- 25Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu
Directed by: Tony KayeDetachment is a 2011 American drama film about the high school education system directed by... more