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The Best Woody Harrelson Movies

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List of the best Woody Harrelson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Woody Harrelson became a household name playing Woody Boyd on Cheers and soon enough fans were lining up at the box office to see him in feature films. Woody Harrelson'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 Woody Harrelson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Woody Harrelson movies will be at the top of the list. Woody Harrelson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Woody Harrelson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Woody Harrelson films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List ranges from No Country for Old Men to White Men Can't Jump, plus much more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Woody Harrelson movies?" and "What are the greatest Woody Harrelson roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Harrelson's dramatic work, you might also enjoy our list of best Matthew McConaughey movies and best Wesley Snipes movies.

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  • Natural Born Killers1
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    Natural Born Killers

    Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd

    Released1994

    Directed byOliver Stone

    Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody...  more

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  • No Country for Old Men2
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    No Country for Old Men

    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released2007

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel...  more

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  • Kingpin3
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    Kingpin

    Bill Murray, Woody Harrelson

    Released1996

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    Kingpin is a 1996 American sport comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers and starring...  more

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  • The People vs. Larry Flynt4
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    The People vs. Larry Flynt

    Courtney Love, Edward Norton

    Released1996

    Directed byMiloš Forman

    The People vs. Larry Flynt is a 1996 American biographical drama film directed by Miloš Forman...  more

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  • Zombieland5
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    Zombieland

    Emma Stone, Amber Heard

    Released2009

    Directed byRuben Fleischer

    Zombieland is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay...  more

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  • White Men Can't Jump6
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    White Men Can't Jump

    Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes

    Released1992

    Directed byRon Shelton

    White Men Can't Jump is a 1992 American sports buddy comedy film written and directed by Ron...  more

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  • The Cowboy Way7
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    The Cowboy Way

    Kiefer Sutherland, Woody Harrelson

    Released1994

    Directed byGregg Champion

    The Cowboy Way is a 1994 comedy film directed by Gregg Champion and starring Woody Harrelson...  more

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  • Now You See Me8
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    Now You See Me

    Morgan Freeman, Isla Fisher

    Released2013

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

    Now You See Me is a 2013 American thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier. An F.B.I. Agent...  more

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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 19
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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

    Released2014

    Directed byFrancis Lawrence

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure...  more

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  • After the Sunset10
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    After the Sunset

    Salma Hayek, Shaquille O'Neal

    Released2004

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    After the Sunset is a 2004 action comedy film starring Pierce Brosnan as Max Burdett, a master...  more
  • Seven Psychopaths11
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    Seven Psychopaths

    Colin Farrell, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2012

    Directed byMartin McDonagh

    Seven Psychopaths is a 2012 comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh....  more

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  • Anger Management12
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    Anger Management

    Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Anger Management is a 2003 American slapstick comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by...  more

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  • Sleepwalking13
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    Sleepwalking

    Charlize Theron, Woody Harrelson

    Released2008

    Directed byBill Maher

    Sleepwalking is a 2008 dramatic film starring Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, and Charlize...  more
  • Money Train14
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    Money Train

    Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson

    Released1995

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

    Money Train is a 1995 American action film starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and...  more

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  • The Hunger Games15
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    The Hunger Games

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

    Released2012

    Directed byGary Ross

    The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Gary...  more

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    #816 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#347 of 557 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

  • Palmetto16
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    Palmetto

    Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue

    Released1998

    Directed byVolker Schlöndorff

    Palmetto is a 1998 neo-noir film directed by Volker Schlöndorff with a screenplay by E. Max...  more
  • Doc Hollywood17
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    Doc Hollywood

    Michael J. Fox, Woody Harrelson

    Released1991

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

    Doc Hollywood is a 1991 romantic comedy film directed by Michael Caton-Jones, and written by...  more

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  • North Country18
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    North Country

    Charlize Theron, Amber Heard

    Released2005

    Directed byNiki Caro

    North Country is a 2005 American drama film directed by Niki Caro, starring Charlize Theron,...  more
  • The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio19
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    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

    Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson

    Released2005

    Directed byJane Anderson

    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio is a 2005 biographical film written and directed by Jane...  more
  • True Believer20
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    True Believer

    Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson

    Released1989

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

    True Believer is a 1989 American courtroom drama written by Wesley Strick, directed by Joseph...  more
  • Out of the Furnace21
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    Out of the Furnace

    Zoe Saldana, Christian Bale

    Released2013

    Directed byScott Cooper

    Out of the Furnace is a 2013 American thriller film, directed by Scott Cooper, from a...  more
  • Semi-Pro22
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    Semi-Pro

    Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig

    Released2008

    Directed byKent Alterman

    Semi-Pro is a 2008 American sports comedy film from New Line Cinema. The film was directed by...  more
  • Wag the Dog23
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    Wag the Dog

    Kirsten Dunst, Robert De Niro

    Released1997

    Directed byBarry Levinson

    Wag the Dog is a 1997 black comedy film produced and directed by Barry Levinson. The...  more

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  • Seven Pounds24
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    Seven Pounds

    Will Smith, Rosario Dawson

    Released2008

    Directed byGabriele Muccino

    Seven Pounds is a 2008 American fantasy drama film, directed by Gabriele Muccino, in which...  more

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  • EDtv25
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    EDtv

    Matthew McConaughey, Elizabeth Hurley

    Released1999

    Directed byRon Howard

    EDtv is a 1999 American satirical comedy film directed by Ron Howard. An adaptation of the...  more

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