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

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

This list is made up of films like Ray Charles: 50 Years in Music and Willie Nelson: Live in Amsterdam.

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

If you're a fan of Willie Nelson, then check out our lists of the best Ray Charles and Dolly Parton movies as well.

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Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon, Slim Pickens
Honeysuckle Rose is a 1980 romantic drama film directed by Jerry Schatzberg and starring Willie Nelson, Dyan Cannon and Amy Irving.
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Willie Nelson, Morgan Fairchild, Katharine Ross
Red Headed Stranger is a 1986 American western drama film written and directed by William D. Wittliff. The film stars Willie Nelson and Morgan Fairchild. It is based on Nelson's album Red Headed ...more
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Willie Nelson, Gary Busey, Gilbert Roland
Barbarosa is a 1982 motion picture starring Willie Nelson and Gary Busey, about a young cowboy on the run from the law who partners with a famous bandito and learns about life from him. ...more
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Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson
Stagecoach is a 1986 made-for-TV film. It is a remake of the classic 1939 film Stagecoach and stars Kris Kristofferson as the Ringo Kid, the part originally played by John Wayne. Willie Nelson ...more
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Willie Nelson, Angie Dickinson, Richard Widmark
Once Upon a Texas Train is 1988 made-for-TV movie directed by Burt Kennedy and starring Willie Nelson as John Henry Lee and Richard Widmark as Captain Oren Hayes. The movie opens with a train ...more
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Willie Nelson, James Caan, Tuesday Weld
This film is a 1981 neo-noir film written and directed by Michael Mann and based on the 1975 novel by "Frank Hohimer". The film stars James Caan as the titular thief and Tuesday Weld ...more
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Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman
Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The screenplay by Hilary Henkin and David Mamet was loosely adapted from Larry Beinhart's novel American Hero. ...more
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Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Marcia Cross
The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James is a 1986 tv film directed by William A. Graham.
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Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Willie Nelson
The Electric Horseman is a 1979 adventure-romance film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda and directed by Sydney Pollack. The film is about a former rodeo champion who is hired by a cereal ...more
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Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds, Kelly Preston
Broken Bridges is a 2006 film starring Toby Keith, Lindsey Haun, Burt Reynolds and Kelly Preston. The film, a music-drama, is centered on a fading country singer's return to his hometown near a ...more
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Willie Nelson, Joe Pesci, Danny Glover
Gone Fishin '‚Äč is a 1997 American comedy film starring Joe Pesci and Danny Glover as two bumbling fishing enthusiasts. Nick Brimble, Rosanna Arquette, Lynn Whitfield, and Willie Nelson co-star. ...more
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The Dukes of Hazzard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Willie Nelson Movies
Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds
The Dukes of Hazzard is a 2005 American action comedy film based on the American television series of the same name. The film was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and released on August 5, 2005 by ...more
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Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Lesley Ann Warren
Songwriter is a 1984 film, directed by Alan Rudolph. The film concerns Doc Jenkins, a country and western composer and the devious tricks he employs to extricate himself from his legal ...more
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Donald Sutherland, Cloris Leachman, Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson
Beerfest is a 2006 beer-themed comedy film by the comedy group Broken Lizard. Along with the regular members of Broken Lizard, other actors who appear in the movie include Will Forte, M. C. ...more
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Willie Nelson, Delta Burke, Jack Elam
Where the Hell's That Gold? is a Western film starring Willie Nelson and Jack Elam.
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Patsy Cline: Remembering Patsy Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, George Jones
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Willie Nelson, Octavia Spencer, Barry Corbin
In the Wild West at the turn of the century, two young brothers watch as their Grandpa is gunned down in cold blood. The desperadoes kidnap the older brother while a priest takes in the younger ...more
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Ted Nugent, Willie Nelson, Claire Forlani
Beer for My Horses is a 2008 American comedy film. The film stars country music entertainer Toby Keith and is based on his song by the same name. The film was co-written by Keith and Rodney ...more
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A Tribute to Johnny Cash Johnny Cash, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson
A Tribute to Johnny Cash is a 1999 documentary television special written by Anthony DeCurtis and Michael Rainin directed by Louis J. Horvitz.
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Willie Nelson: My Life
Willie Nelson: My Life is a 1992 documentary film.
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Charlie Sheen, Morgan Freeman, Willie Nelson
The Big Bounce is a 2004 comedy heist film starring Owen Wilson, Charlie Sheen, Sara Foster and Morgan Freeman. It was directed by George Armitage and based on a novel of the same name by Elmore ...more
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Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Gary Busey
Wild Texas Wind is an 1991 American made-for-television drama film distributed by Sandollar Productions, directed by Joan Tewkesbury and starring Dolly Parton, Gary Busey, and Ray Benson. Parton ...more
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Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer, Willie Nelson
Swing Vote is a 2008 comedy-drama film about an entire U.S. presidential election determined by the vote of one man. It was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and starred Kevin Costner, Paula ...more
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Eric Clapton: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson
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Matthew McConaughey, Willie Nelson, Woody Harrelson
Surfer, Dude is a 2008 American comedy film starring Matthew McConaughey in the title role directed by S.R. Bindler. Woody Harrelson claims the film is the most "non-work" he has ever ...more